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Bantamweight Division


Daniel Marcos

Bantamweight Division

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


Wins by Knockout


First Round Finishes

Daniel Marcos

athlete record


Learn more about Daniel Marcos' UFC history, fighter facts, and Q&A below.

Place of Birth
Lima, Peru
Octagon Debut
Jan. 21, 2023
Leg reach
  • Pro since 2015
  • Eight wins by KO
  • Three first-round finishes

UFC on ESPN (6/8/24) Marcos won a three round unanimous decision over John Castaneda 

UFC Fight Night (2/10/24) Marcos’ fight with Aoriqileng was ruled a no contest at 3:28 of the second round when an accidental groin strike rendered Aoriqileng unable to continue

UFC Fight Night (7/22/23) Marcos won a three round split decision over Davey Grant 

UFC 283 (1/21/23) Marcos stopped Saimon Oliveira via strikes at 2:18 of the second round 


Dana White's Contender Series, Season 6
Episode eight (9/13/22) Marcos won a three round unanimous decision over Brandon Lewis

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started fighting eight or nine years ago. On a normal day of training, I stayed with my coach, talking, and he asked me if I liked this sport and I told him, of course, I love this sport; I feel like I found what I was looking for. At that time, I was working in a company where I was doing well with the money. He was an amateur fighter and he said leave everything you have and turn to this. You will be able to live on what you love and you will have enough money for you to be calm with a family. I looked at it so seriously that I did not hesitate a second and I left everything.

Do you have any heroes? No, but I believe a lot in God and his faith.

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It’s a very important achievement for me, since I will be in the best company in the world demonstrating my talent and showing everyone that I was born for this, that I will be the best in history, not only a bird of passage, but also the best. I promised my children, wife and parents that I would do everything to have this opportunity so that I can change and improve our lives - the promises are fulfilled.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I didn't go to university because I didn't have money to pay for it.

What was your job before you started fighting? I was dedicated to the sales of phones for a well-known company in Peru.

Favorite Striking technique: Flying knee