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Martin Buday

Heavyweight Division

14-2-0 (W-L-D)


Wins by Knockout


Wins by Submission


First Round Finishes

Martin Buday

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

Place of Birth
Nitra, Slovakia
Fighting style
Octagon Debut
Apr. 16, 2022
Leg reach
  • Pro since 2015
  • Seven wins by KO, two by submission (2 kimura)
  • Has won 13 of his last 14
  • Six first-round finishes
  • Lone pre-UFC loss via decision to UFC vet Juan Espino in 2017

UFC 303 (6/29/24) Buday won a three round split decision over Andrei Arlovski

UFC 296 (12/16/23) Buday was stopped by Shamil Gaziev via strikes at :56 of the second round 

UFC on ESPN (8/12/23) Buday submitted Josh Parisian via kimura at 4:11 of the first round 

UFC on ESPN (4/29/23) Buday won a three round unanimous decision over Jake Collier

UFC on ESPN (8/13/22) Buday won a three round split decision over Lukasz Brzeski

UFC on ESPN (4/16/22) Buday won a three-round unanimous technical decision over Chris Barnett at 1:38 of the third round


Dana White's Contender Series, Season 5

Episode seven (10/12/21) Buday stopped Lorenzo Hood via strikes at 4:56 of the first round

When and why did you start training for fighting? When I was 19 years old. I was so fat I was 170kg (375 pounds) and I used play Counter Strike for 20 hours per day, so I wanted to change my life.

What titles have you held? Oktagon MMA Heavyweight title

Do you have any heroes? My parents

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? My biggest dream come true.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I only went to high school.

What was your job before you started fighting? Professional computer player

Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? Jiu-Jitsu - IBJJF European NoGi champion

Ranks in any martial arts styles: Brown belt in jiu-jitsu

Favorite grappling technique: Kimura

Favorite Striking technique: Direct right hand punch