Mateo Vogel: “I’m The Best Featherweight In Canada”

Jan 26, 2024

TORONTO – Mateo “Carrapato” Vogel made a statement at Unified 55 by winning the Unified MMA Canadian Featherweight Championship. 

“I’m the best featherweight in Canada,” the 27-year-old Ottawa product says after dethroning John “The Dragon” Nguyen at the sold-out Rebel Entertainment Complex in Toronto, LIVE on UFC Fight Pass. 

“It feels good to be in the No. 1 spot. It feels like it was meant to be. I always knew that it was going to happen down the path that I’m on.”

With the victory, Vogel upped his record to 9-3. Vogel’s path could lead next to a title defense, another opportunity on Dana White’s Contender Series in Las Vegas, or a contract offer from the UFC. With the Unified MMA belt around his waist, he’s ready for anything.

“I’m on a 90-day suspension, so I’m going to be focusing on building my skills and technical training until I’m ready to jump back in there,” he says. “I don’t think I showed any holes in my game in Toronto, but I’m just going to keep on working so I’m ready for whatever opportunity comes up next.” 


Unified MMA is Canada’s leading mixed martial arts promotion, showcasing the country’s top-ranked fighters, LIVE on UFC Fight Pass. The organization has successfully promoted 55 events across Canada since it was founded in 2009, and has propelled several athletes to the UFC’s Octagon.