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Welterweight Division


Andre Fialho

Welterweight Division

16-8-0 (W-L-D)


Wins by Knockout


Wins by Submission


First Round Finishes

Andre Fialho

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Learn more about Andre Fialho's UFC history, fighter facts, and Q&A below.

Place of Birth
Cascais, Portugal
Trains at
Sanford MMA
Fighting style
Octagon Debut
Jan. 15, 2022
Leg reach
  • Pro since 2014

  • 13 wins by KO, one by submission (RNC)

  • 12 first-round finishes

  • Has won six of his last 11

  • Owns wins over UFC vets Stefan Sekulic and James Vick

  • Has also faced Chris Curtis, Chidi Njokuani and Glaico Franca

UFC Fight Night (9/23/23) Fialho was stopped by Tim Means via strikes at 1:15 of the third round 

UFC Fight Night (5/20/23) Fialho was stopped by Joaquin Buckley via strikes at 4:15 of the second round

UFC Fight Night (11/19/22) Fialho was stopped by Muslim Salikhov via strikes at 1:03 of the third round

UFC 275 (6/11/22) Fialho was knocked out by Jake Matthews at 2:24 of the second round

UFC 274 (5/7/22) Fialho knocked out Cameron VanCamp at 2:35 of the first round

UFC on ESPN (4/16/22) Fialho stopped Miguel Baeza via strikes at 4:39 of the first round

UFC 270 (1/22/22) Fialho lost a three round unanimous decision to Michel Pereira

When and why did you start training for fighting? My dad taught me how to box when I was little, but I never took it seriously. When I was 18, I tried MMA for the first time. I fell in love with the sport and gave up school a few months after to pursue a career.

What ranks and titles have you held? Regional Boxing Champion, National Boxing Champion, Cage Fighters 4 Tournament Champion (Three fights, three KOs in one night).

Do you have any heroes? The best version of myself. But when I was young, it was my dad.

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? I came to America to get in TUF, but my goal, my mission, was always to be in the UFC. It means a lot but, at the same time, nothing, because I feel I belong at the top and now I’ve got a chance to prove it.

What was your job before you started fighting? I was in school

Ranks in any martial arts styles: Purple belt in BJJ

Favorite grappling technique: Triangle

Favorite Striking technique: Jab