“He’s the ‘Soulless King,’- Bantamweight UFC Fighter Kris Moutinho Claims Fighting Awakens a Different Side of Him Much Like a Famous Mortal Kombat Villian

Published 12/24/2021, 7:57 AM EST


Upstart UFC bantamweight fighter, Kris Moutinho became an overnight major attraction in 2021, following his fight against UFC’s superstar Sean O Malley. His outing against the surging contender saw him becoming a part of a major spectacle that went to become the fight of the night. All of it happened on an important UFC 264 card, which also featured the promotion’s biggest icons in Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier.

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It was definitely the biggest moment for Kris, but the fight definitely did not go the way he intended at all. He showcased his toughness in the 3 round clash against Sean, who landed over 220 strikes. Naturally, Kris was out of his element but to remain in the fight despite absorbing so much pain clearly suggests that he belongs.

Now, the promotion has granted him another chance as the fighter took on a unique name of ‘Soulless King’ inspired by the famous video game title, ‘Mortal Kombat’

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Kris Moutinho opened up about his love for MMA

According to a report by MMAJunkie, Kris has found a new name for himself. In a conversation, he shed light on his love for the sport and why he wants to be known as ‘The Soulless King’.

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“I become something different. It’s an awakening for me. It’s something to get me out of my real life, I like the pain of it.” Kris continued signed up for this. It’s not forever money, I have to start figuring out how I can turn this into more money before I start buying cars and Gucci flip-flops. He’s the ‘Soulless King,’ he’s stealing people’s souls, and that’s where I got it from”.

Kris may have lost his debut fight, but became a marquee name in the business. His coaches knew about his tough nature and how much damage he can inflict and soak.

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It was only a matter of time for the entire world to learn about this hidden gem, who will return to UFC Fight Night against Guido Cannetti on March 12.

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Ayank Chourasia

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Ayank Chourasia is an eSports author at EssentiallySports. He has been writing since 2016 across various fields, having done his BBA from T.I.

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