David Branch - Official UFC® Profile
David
Branch
22-5-0( W-L-D )
Current Rank: #11 Middleweight
Fight Night Bonuses: 1 Performance of the Night

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 8 fights.
Record: 22-5-0
Summary: Intelligence, speed and dynamic movement

Fighter Info

From: Bronx, New York United States
Fights Out Of: Brooklyn, New York United States
Age: 37
Height: 6' 1" ( 185 cm )
Weight: 185 lb ( 84 kg )
Reach 81"

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
338
40% Successful
136
Types of Successful Strikes
0
136
49% Standing
35% Clinch
15%
67
48
21
Striking Defense
56
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
43
33% Successful
14
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
0
11
0
Takedown Defense
43
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay Awards
Loss
David Branch
Nov 3, 2018
10
26
3
0
0
0
0
0
R2 KO/TKO
Win
David Branch
Apr 21, 2018
5
14
0
0
0
0
1
0
R1 KO/TKO
Performance of the Night
Loss
David Branch
Sep 16, 2017
58
25
2
1
0
0
2
0
R2 KO/TKO
Win
David Branch
May 13, 2017
28
39
1
2
0
0
0
0
R3 Decision - Split
Loss
David Branch
Mar 3, 2011
6
2
1
0
0
3
0
0
R2 Submission
Win
David Branch
Dec 4, 2010
6
16
0
4
0
0
0
7
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
David Branch
Sep 15, 2010
10
15
0
3
0
0
0
3
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Loss
David Branch
Jul 3, 2010
10
20
5
0
0
0
0
0
R3 KO/TKO

Biography

TRAINING: Training is harder than your toenails
 

When and why did you start training for fighting? I have been doing martial arts for over 17 years and have been fighting pro MMA for about 11 years.

What ranks and titles have you held? I am the former middleweight and light heavyweight champion of the world for WSOF, successfully defending both titles as well as earning my spot to fight for them both.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Gladiator School of hard knocks.

Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? 2x Pan American Jiu-Jitsu champion

What was your job before you started fighting? I was an ironworker with Local 580

Ranks in any martial arts styles: Black belt in Jiu-Jitsu under Renzo Gracie
Favorite grappling technique:
The one that works in a fight
Favorite Striking technique:
The one that works in a fight

 

  • Seven wins by submission (5 RNC, D’Arce, Von Flue choke), six by KO

 

  • Six first round finishes

 

  • Has won 12 of his last 14

 

  • 12-1 between UFC appearances with lone loss via decision to Anthony Johnson in 2012

 

  • Owns wins over Dominique Steele, Paulo Filho, Danillo Villefort, Jesse Taylor, Yushin Okami, Clifford Starks and Vinny Magalhaes

 

  • Brother of former junior middleweight boxing contender Sechew Powell

Career

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