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Raulian Paiva

Bantamweight Division

21-5-0 (W-L-D)


Wins by Knockout


Wins by Submission


First Round Finishes

Raulian Paiva

athlete record


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

Not Fighting
Place of Birth
State of Amapá, Brazil
Trains at
Team Alpha Male
Fighting style
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Octagon Debut
Feb. 9, 2019
Leg reach

Fighter Facts

  • Pro since 2013

  • Four wins by KO, three by submission (Arm triangle, Anaconda, Kimura)

  • Three first round finishes

  • Most recent pre-Contender Series win was 58-second KO of UFC vet Iliarde Santos in November 2017

  • Has won three of his last four

UFC History

UFC Fight Night
(6/25/22) Paiva lost a three round unanimous decision to Sergey Morozov 

UFC 269 (12/11/21) Paiva was stopped by Sean O’Malley via strikes at 4:42 of the first round

UFC Fight Night (7/24/21) Paiva won a three round majority decision over Kyler Phillips

UFC 251 (7/12/20) Paiva won a three round unanimous decision over Zhalgas Zhumagulov

UFC Fight Night (2/15/20) Paiva knocked out Mark De La Rosa at 4:42 of the second round

UFC Fight Night (8/10/19) Paiva was stopped by Rogerio Bontorin via cuts at 2:56 of the first round

UFC 234 (2/9/19) Paiva lost a three-round split decision to Kai Kara-France

Dana White's Contender Series, Brazil

Episode Three
(8/11/18) Paiva won a three round split decision over Allan Nascimento


When and why did you start training for fighting? I started in 2012 when a friend of mine invited me to come train at the club

What ranks and titles have you held? State BJJ champion, NEC flyweight champion

Do you have any heroes? My father

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It's my ultimate goal in life.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I started college for IT but ended up stopping to pursue my MMA career.

What was your job before you started fighting? I left everything behind to pursue my dream as a fighter. My last job was as a salesperson.

Ranks in any martial arts styles: Black belt in BJJ

Favorite Striking technique: Jab, straight, cross