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Lightweight Division


Chris Padilla

Lightweight Division

14-6-0 (W-L-D)


Wins by Knockout


Wins by Submission


First Round Finishes

Chris Padilla

athlete record


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

Place of Birth
Lynwood, United States
Octagon Debut
Apr. 27, 2024
  • Pro since 2014

  • Seven wins by KO, four by submission (3 RNC, guillotine)

  • Nine first round finishes

  • On three-fight winning streak

  • Most recent fight was TKO of UFC vet Justin Jaynes in October 2023

  • Faced UFC vets Gabriel Green, Christian Aguilera and Jason Gonzalez

  • Reported 6-0 amateur record

  • Origin of nickname: “My ability to fight any style.”

UFC on ESPN (4/27/24) Debut 

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training at 13 years old because me, my brother and cousins started watching Spike TV. 

What ranks and titles have you held? Upnext lightweight champ, Xplode amateur and pro lightweight champ

Do you have any heroes? My heroes are everyone who supports me, my trainer, the current and former generations of MMA fighters, and various manga creators.

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? Everything I’ve done until now and everything anyone has invested in me. 

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? A certificate in Business 

What was your job before you started fighting? Fighting has always been my job; everything else has been side work. 

Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? NAGA champion, Grappling X pankration medals, Xplode amateur lightweight champ

Favorite grappling technique: Chokes

Favorite Striking technique: Elbows and knees