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Welterweight Division


Jeremiah Wells

Welterweight Division

12-4-1 (W-L-D)


Wins by Knockout


Wins by Submission


First Round Finishes

Jeremiah Wells

athlete record


Learn more about Jeremiah Wells' UFC history, fighter facts, and Q&A below.

Place of Birth
Philadelphia, United States
Trains at
Daniel Gracie Team
Fighting style
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Octagon Debut
Jun. 26, 2021
Leg reach
  • Pro since 2012

  • Five wins by KO, four by submission (4 RNC)

  • Has won six of his last eight

  • Has won nine of his last 12

  • Five first-round finishes

  • Owns 2018 win over UFC vet Jon Manley

UFC Fight Night (2/10/24) Wells lost a three round split decision to Max Griffin 

UFC on ESPN (8/5/23) Wells was submitted by Carlston Harris via anaconda choke at 1:50 of the third round

UFC Fight Night (4/22/23) Wells won a three round split decision over Matthew Semelsberger

UFC on ESPN (6/18/22) Wells knocked out Court McGee at 1:34 of the first round

UFC 271 (2/12/22) Wells submitted Blood Diamond via rear naked choke at 4:38 of the first round

UFC Fight Night (6/26/21) Wells knocked out Warlley Alves at :30 of the second round

When and why did you start training for fighting?  I started in 2011.  People doubted me about fighting when I said I could, so I wanted to prove them wrong.  I ended up falling in love with the sport.

What ranks and titles have you held?  I’m ranked #1 in PA, I’m the champion of CES and CFFC in the welterweight division. 

What does it mean for you fight in the UFC?  My ultimate goal was to be in UFC and I was waiting for a long time for the opportunity.

What was your job before you started fighting?  Construction worker

Specific accomplishments in amateur competition: 7-1, and I won two amateur belts

Ranks in any martial arts styles:  Black belt in BJJ

Favorite grappling technique: Rear naked choke

Favorite Striking technique:  Overhand