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Welterweight Division


"The Welsh Gangster"

Oban Elliott

Welterweight Division

10-2-0 (W-L-D)


Wins by Knockout


Wins by Submission


First Round Finishes

Oban Elliott

athlete record


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

Place of Birth
Stroud, England
Trains at
Shore Mixed Martial Arts
Fighting style
Octagon Debut
Feb. 17, 2024
Leg reach
  • Pro since 2019
  • Two wins by KO, three by submission (2 RNC, Kimura)
  • Four first-round finishes
  • On six-fight winning streak
  • Lost 2020 bout to UFC vet Michal Figlak
  • Reported 7-0 amateur record
  • Origin of nickname: “I got it by taking on anyone at any time at any weight!”

UFC 298 (2/17/24) Elliott won a three round unanimous decision over Val Woodburn 


Dana White's Contender Series, Season 7

Episode three (8/22/23) Elliott won a three round majority decision over Kaik Brito

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training from the age of five; it’s all I’ve ever known. I kept up the training in honor of my late father, and it has now blossomed into a successful professional career.

What professional titles have you held? The People’s Championship. Still reigning.

Any accomplishments in amateur combat sports? I was stripped of all my amateur accomplishments due to being a professional the first day I laced my boots, brother.

Any belts/ ranks in grappling disciplines? I’m currently a 4-stripe purple belt in BJJ.

Any belts/ ranks in striking disciplines? Trained in Taekwondo since I was 6 years old. Never graded.

What has been your toughest fight to date and why? Versus Kaik Brito on DWCS. Why? Because he hits like a Mack Truck. One minute I was fighting him, next minute I was playing Blackjack in Caesars Palace. Don’t remember much in between.

Who is your favorite fighter and why? Alex Pereira. Because right now he is the man.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I went to the University of West England and secured a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management

What was your job before you started fighting? I still work as a Trackman on the Railway

Personal Life/Background: My personal life has revolved around fighting since I can remember to be honest. I don’t know anything else. Street fighting growing up to prize fighting as an adult. My interest is training. I love training. I love beer. Pro wrestling. Darts. Gambling. Fast cars. Designer clothes. Luxury watches. Money. The usual.

I love my family very much and I’m so proud to represent them on the world’s biggest stage. I took my dream in honor of my late father and turned it into reality. Nobody can ever take that away from me. Everything from here on out is a bonus. I love it.

A favorite quote of mine is “no one gives it to you. You have to take it”.

And I took it. Dana left the vault open for 15 minutes on August 22, 2023. And I made sure I got out of there with the money.

Born to fight, fight to kill. Ready to die but I never will.

This sport has my heart, both as a fighter and a fan.

I’ve made it to the show. Now I’ll show you who I am.