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Bantamweight Division

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"Lion King"

Benardo Sopaj

Bantamweight Division

11-3-0 (W-L-D)

Benardo Sopaj

athlete record

Info

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

Status
Active
Place of Birth
Fier, Albania
Fighting style
MMA
Age
23
Height
66.00
Weight
135.00
Octagon Debut
May. 19, 2024
Reach
66.00
Leg reach
37.00
  • Pro since 2016
     
  • Seven wins by KO, three by submission (RNC, armbar, triangle)
     
  • Seven first-round finishes
     
  • Has won five of his last six and three in a row

UFC Fight Night (3/2/24) Debut 

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training at 15 years old. In the beginning, I started for fun. 

What ranks and titles have you held? I became champion and number 1 in Greece when I was 17 years old. I have three belts in three different organizations: MCP Greece, FCR, AFN

Do you have any heroes? I’m my own hero.

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? I’m happy to fight for the UFC. I will be the champion very soon. That’s my goal, and that’s what I said to myself when I started MMA.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I finished high school in Greece with 18/20. 

What was your job before you started fighting? I didn’t have a job, I was just playing football.

Ranks in any martial arts styles: Jiu-jitsu blue belt

Favorite grappling technique: Anaconda 

Favorite Striking technique: Flying Knee