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#9 Featherweight Division

Active

"El Matador"

Ilia Topuria

Featherweight Division

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

4

Wins by Knockout

8

Wins by Submission

9

First Round Finishes

Ilia Topuria

athlete record

Event Results

Info

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

Status
Active
Place of Birth
Germany
Fighting style
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Age
25
Height
67.00
Weight
160.00
Octagon Debut
Oct. 10, 2020
Reach
69.00
Leg reach
37.00
  • Pro since 2015
     
  • Four wins by KO, eight by submission (2 Triangle, 2 RNC, 2 guillotine, Anaconda choke, triangle armbar,)
     
  • Nine first round finishes

UFC 282 (12/10/22) Topuria submitted Bryce Mitchell via arm triangle choke at 3:10 of the second round

UFC Fight Night (3/19/22) Topuria knocked out Jai Herbert at 1:07 of the second round

UFC 264 (7/10/21) Topuria knocked out Ryan Hall at 4:47 of the first round

UFC on ESPN (12/5/20) Topuria knocked out Damon Jackson at 2:38 of the first round

UFC Fight Night (10/10/20) Topuria won a three round unanimous decision over Youssef Zalal

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started when I was four years old with jiu-jitsu because my father got me involved. 

What ranks and titles have you held? Mix Fights WMMAL featherweight title

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? An opportunity that can change my life and my family’s life.

What was your job before you started fighting? Cashier at Stradivarius 

Specific accomplishments in amateur competition?
-Winning the Arnold Schwarzenegger tournament called Arnold Fighter
-Second place in Europe in youth Jiu-Jitsu 

Specific accomplishments in pro competition? Winning Cage Warriors bantamweight title fight in less than 2 minutes. (Did not make weight, therefore did not get the belt)

Ranks in any martial arts styles: Black belt in BJJ

Favorite grappling technique: Anaconda choke

Favorite Striking technique: Liver shot