Having started off in the pro game in March 2010 and having built a perfect unbeaten record of 11-0-1, Villanueva (age 32) now looks to move into the later stages of his career and step up against some of the top prospects in the division. Villanueva's longest win streak is 6 fights between March 2010 and May 2011. His longest KO streak in his 12 fights is 6 fights long.
In a memorable debut Villanueva gained a KO win against Ludwin Mondragon in a 4 round contest, becoming the 2nd person to stop Mondragon. Continuing on from his winning debut, Villanueva's winning streak continued with wins against fighters included Jose luis Cardenas, Christian Salgado and Adrian Aleman fighting 4 times in 2010 and 2 times in 2011.
Adrian Aleman was up next for Villanueva on November 27th, 2010. Villanueva continued with his winning streak by beating Aleman. Aleman was stopped in the 3rd round via KO crowning Villanueva as the first person to stop this opponent. Villanueva then went on to win a further 6 fights taking his record to 9 wins, 0 losses and 1 draw.
On June 21st, 2013, Villanueva went into action again and beat Julian Rivera taking the winning record to 10 wins. In 2013 Villanueva fought his next opponent in Julian Rivera. A challenging 10 round fight that ended in Villanueva's favour as the judges awarded Villanueva the UD victory. Villanueva was the 8th person to defeat Rivera.
Matthew Villanueva added another win to his record by beating Daniel Lozano on October 4th, 2013, upping his record to 11 wins. The most recent outing for Villanueva proved one that was easier than expected. Lozano was left wanting as the fight ended in round 8 of 12 (RTD). Villanueva now moves on to hopefully face some of the bigger names in the division.