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Featherweight Division


"The Monster"

Kyle Nelson

Featherweight Division

15-5-1 (W-L-D)


Wins by Knockout


Wins by Submission


First Round Finishes

Kyle Nelson

athlete record


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

Place of Birth
Huntsville, Canada
Trains at
House of Champions
Fighting style
Octagon Debut
Dec. 8, 2018
Leg reach
  • Pro since 2012
  • Six wins by KO, four by submission (2 RNC, guillotine, armbar)
  • Eight first round finishes
  • Has won 10 of his last 15 (10-4-1)
  • Owns 2016 win over UFC vet Jonathan Brookins
  • Origin of nickname: “In training, everyone always referred to me as a monster, and it stuck.”

UFC on ESPN (3/30/24) Nelson stopped Bill Algeo via strikes at 4:00 of the first round 

Noche UFC (9/16/23) Nelson won a three round unanimous decision over Fernando Padilla 

UFC 289 (6/10/23) Nelson won a three round unanimous decision over Blake Bilder 

UFC Fight Night (2/4/23) Nelson and Dooho Choi fought to a three round majority draw 

UFC Fight Night (7/23/22) Nelson lost a three round unanimous decision to Jai Herbert

UFC Fight Night (9/12/20) Nelson was knocked out by Billy Quarantillo at :07 of the third round

UFC Fight Night (9/21/19) Nelson stopped Marco Polo Reyes via strikes at 1:36 of the first round

UFC Fight Night (5/4/19) Nelson was submitted by Matt Sayles via arm triangle choke at 3:16 of the third round

UFC 231 (12/8/18) Nelson was stopped by Diego Ferreira via strikes at 1:23 of the second round

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training when I was 14. I originally wanted to be a boxer but the only gym I could find was kickboxing and Jiu-Jitsu

What ranks and titles have you held? Elite One featherweight champion. Purple belt in Jiu-Jitsu

Do you have any heroes? I have always looked up to George St Pierre, not only as an MMA fighter, but as a martial artist.

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? To fight in the UFC means that all the years of training and sacrifice are paying off.

What was your job before you started fighting? A lot of jobs: personal training, construction, a little bit of everything.