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Bantamweight Division


"The Monster"

Chad Anheliger

Bantamweight Division

13-7-0 (W-L-D)


Wins by Knockout


Wins by Submission


First Round Finishes

Chad Anheliger

athlete record


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

Place of Birth
Kelowna, Canada
Trains at
Champions Creed MMA
Fighting style
Octagon Debut
Feb. 19, 2022
Leg reach
  • Pro since 2010

  • Seven wins by KO, three by submission (3 guillotine)

  • Six first-round finishes

  • Has won 11 of his last 13

  • Last pre-UFC bout was November 2019 win over TUF 29 finalist Brady Hiestand

  • Origin of nickname - “It was given to me by my teammates - I have a monstrous work ethic, cardio, power. Sparring rounds against me is like going with a monster.”

UFC Fight Night (3/16/24) Anheliger won a three round unanimous decision over Charalampos Grigoriou

UFC Fight Night (11/18/23) Anheliger was submitted by Jose Johnson via rear naked choke at 4:49 of the third round 

UFC 279 (9/10/22) Anheliger lost a three round unanimous decision to Alatengheili 

UFC Fight Night (2/19/22) Anheliger stopped Jesse Strader via strikes at 3:33 of the third round

Dana White's Contender Series, Season 6 

Episode two
(9/7/21) Anheliger won a three round split decision over Muin Gafurov


When and why did you start training for fighting? I was always an athletic and competitive person. Growing up in a small town, we only had hockey as a sport to play. Once I had aged out of that, I was looking for something to fill that void. I walked into my first MMA gym, and I was immediately humbled and had my eyes opened to the sport. I was already about 19-20 when I started training, but I was instantly hooked. It has taken over my life every day since I first walked in.


What titles have you held? I am the Rise FC 125 and 135 champion. Champ-champ!


Do you have any heroes? I draw a lot of inspiration from all types of people. I have no specific person that I see as a hero. There are lots of smaller, everyday heroes all around us.


What would it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It would be an absolute dream come true. I have had so many visons of competing on the world stage. I really want to be able to give my family/friends and fans something big to cheer about. They have all supported me for so long, it would mean a lot to see their excitement and joy when I get that big UFC win.


Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I went to trade school and have two journeyman certificates, one in Motorcycle Mechanics and the other in Marine Mechanics.


What was your job before you started fighting? I manage the service department at Tracker Boats at Bass Pro Shops.


Ranks in any martial arts styles: Brown belt in jiu-jitsu


Favorite grappling technique: Chokes


Favorite Striking technique: Power right hand