Aaron
Phillips
8-2-0( W-L-D )

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 2 fights.
Record: 8-2-0
Summary: Powerful kicks, accurate striking

Fighter Info

Nickname: The Model
From: Houston, TX USA
Fights Out Of: Lafayette, LA USA
Age: 25
Height: 5' 9" ( 175 cm )
Weight: 145 lb ( 65 kg )
College: University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Degree: Kinesiology-Exercise Science

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
94
60% Successful
56
Types of Successful Strikes
0
56
41% Standing
36% Clinch
23%
23
20
13
Striking Defense
40
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
1
0% Successful
0
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
1
1
1
Takedown Defense
35
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay
Loss
Aaron Phillips Aug 23, 2014
38 0 0 0 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Matt Hobar 63 6 0 6
Loss
Sam Sicilia May 24, 2014
37 5 1 7 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Aaron Phillips 18 0 1 1

Biography

TRAINING: For the first time in my fighting career, I am not enrolled in school or working while fighting.  I wake up every day and look forwards to getting a little bit better in martial arts.  I cook all my own meals for this camp.

When and why did you start training for fighting? Taekwondo since the age of seven, four years of high school wrestling. When I was 17 and done with wrestling, I watched Forrest Griffin and Stephan Bonnar go to war on the Ultimate Fighter and I just fell right into it from there. I had my first amateur fight two weeks after my 18th birthday.

What ranks and titles have you held? Fourth degree Black Belt in Taekwondo. Purple Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Do you have any heroes? My mom has been my foundation. She has been my greatest role model in living selflessly and loving people.  My hero in MMA is Dustin Poirier because I know his humble beginnings in Louisiana, and I see through him the direct result of hard work, belief in oneself, and faith in God.

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? A first fight in the UFC is a snapshot of the dream I’ve been chasing for seven years now.  Investing seven hard years is something people do to become a doctor; they achieve that status and begin their return on investment.  Signing with the UFC is the premier goal for a martial artist and fighter.  To me, it is both validation for the efforts put forth so far in the journey, and an immense opportunity to do so much more for my future, my family, and my community.  To fight in the UFC means that I accept great responsibility to the highest standard of performance, professionalism, and progress in the sport.  It means the opportunity to bring a UFC world championship belt home to Lafayette, LA.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I graduated from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette with a degree in Kinesiology-Exercise Science in 2012.  I have one semester remaining towards my Masters in Business Administration at UL Lafayette.

What was your job before you started fighting? I taught Taekwondo to children and adults for years prior to turning to MMA.

Favorite grappling technique: Guillotine

Favorite striking technique: Head kicks
•    Pro since 2008

•    Three wins by KO, two by submission

•    Three first round finishes

Career

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