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Lightweight Division


Drakkar Klose

Lightweight Division

13-2-1 (W-L-D)


Wins by Knockout


First Round Finishes

Drakkar Klose

athlete record


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

Place of Birth
Kalamazoo, United States
Trains at
The MMA Lab
Octagon Debut
Jan. 16, 2017
Leg reach

Fighter Facts

  • Pro since 2014
  • Five wins by KO
  • Has won eight of his last 10
  • Two first round finishes

UFC History
UFC 277
(7/30/22) Klose won a three round unanimous decision over Rafa Garcia 
UFC on ESPN (4/16/22) Klose stopped Brandon Jenkins via strikes at :33 of the second round 
UFC 248 (3/7/20) Klose was knocked out by Beneil Dariush at 1:00 of the second round
UFC 241 (8/17/19) Klose won a three round unanimous decision over Christos Giagos
UFC on FOX (12/15/18) Klose won a three round unanimous decision over Bobby Green
UFC 226 (7/6/18) Klose won a three round unanimous decision over Lando Vannata
UFC 218 (12/2/17) Klose lost a three round unanimous decision to David Teymur
TUF 25 Finale (7/7/17) Klose won a three round split decision over Marc Diakiese
UFC Fight Night (1/15/17) Klose won a three round unanimous decision over Devin Powell


TRAINING: BJJ at 9am, strength and conditioning after BJJ. MMA team practice in the afternoon. Then privates at night.
When and why did you start training for fighting? I started fighting after college wrestling. I just love to compete.
What ranks and titles have you held? Ranked #1 in Arizona. Rage in the Cage lightweight champion.
Do you have any heroes? My mother and my coaches and my teammates.
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? The opportunity to show the world my talents. 
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Went to college, but didn't get a degree.
What was your job before you started fighting? Security.
Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? 7-0 record.
Ranks in any martial arts styles: Purple belt in BJJ.
Favorite grappling technique: Heel hooks
Favorite Striking technique: Right hand