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Lightweight Division

Not Fighting

"The Italian Stallion"

Luigi Vendramini

Lightweight Division

9-3-0 (W-L-D)


Wins by Knockout


Wins by Submission

Luigi Vendramini

athlete record


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

Not Fighting
Place of Birth
Brasilia, Brazil
Trains at
Factory X
Fighting style
Octagon Debut
Sep. 23, 2018
Leg reach

Fighter Facts

  • Pro since 2016

  • Five wins by KO, four by submission (2 Anaconda, RNC, Kimura)

  • Seven first round finishes

  • Origin of nickname: “My teammates called me this because of my work ethic and Italian heritage.”


UFC History 

UFC Fight Night (9/4/2021) Vendramini was stopped by Paddy Pimblett via TKO (strikes) at 4:25 of round one

UFC 263 (6/12/21) Vendramini lost a three round majority decision to Fares Ziam

UFC on ESPN (10/3/20) Vendramini stopped Jessin Ayari via strikes at 1:12 of the first round

UFC Fight Night (9/22/18) Vendramini was knocked out by Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos at 1:20 of the second round



When and why did you start training for fighting? I started when I was 12 years old as a way to get in shape and spend time with my father. That was Brazilian jiu-jitsu, and within a year, I was training MMA.

What ranks and titles have you held? I earned my black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and I had one amateur championship in Brazil.

Do you have any heroes? My father. There are also many teammates and coaches that I look up to.

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It's a dream come true -- but it's only the beginning. 

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I actually left college to pursue MMA, so unfortunately I didn't graduate. I would like to go back someday. 

What was your job before you started fighting?
Fighting has always been my full-time focus, since I was 13, so I haven't worked much outside of the sport. 

Favorite grappling technique: Anaconda choke 

Favorite Striking technique:
Leg kicks