Ilir Latifi - Official UFC® Fighter Profile
Ilir
Latifi
14-5-0, 1NC( W-L-D )
Current Rank: #9 Light Heavyweight
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Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 9 fights.
Record: 14-5-0, 1NC
Summary: Well-rounded

Fighter Info

Nickname: The Sledgehammer
From: Malmo Sweden
Fights Out Of: Malmo Sweden
Age: 34
Height: 5' 10" ( 177 cm )
Weight: 205 lb ( 93 kg )
Reach 73"

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
323
40% Successful
128
Types of Successful Strikes
0
128
61% Standing
11%
28%
78
14
36
Striking Defense
52
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
27
37% Successful
10
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
2
6
0
Takedown Defense
100
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay Awards
Win
Ilir Latifi
Sep 9, 2017
44
31
4
0
0
0
4
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Loss
Ilir Latifi
Sep 3, 2016
13
9
0
0
0
0
0
0
R2 KO/TKO
Win
Ilir Latifi
Mar 5, 2016
23
30
0
3
0
0
0
1
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Ilir Latifi
Jan 17, 2016
2
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Win
Ilir Latifi
Jul 18, 2015
7
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Loss
Ilir Latifi
Oct 4, 2014
2
13
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Win
Ilir Latifi
Jul 19, 2014
16
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Win
Ilir Latifi
Mar 8, 2014
0
0
0
1
0
2
0
1
R1 Submission
Loss
Ilir Latifi
Apr 6, 2013
80
18
0
1
0
0
0
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous

Biography

TRAINING: Wrestling / jiu-jitsu practice in the morning and MMA in the evening.

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started fighting MMA seven years ago to reach new level after I stopped with wrestling.

What ranks and titles have you held? National team wrestler, Nordic champion, ADCC European champion, Superior Challenge champion

Do you have any heroes? Muhammad Ali

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? Becoming the UFC champion has always been my dream. It feels great to finally be here and taking the first step towards that goal.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn?
Sportscience University

What was your job before you started fighting?
Teaching wrestling and MMA

Favorite grappling technique: Leg lock

Favorite striking technique: Right hook
• Pro since 2008

• Four wins by submission (guillotine, keylock, armbar, undisclosed submission), six by knockout

• Has won 9 of his last 12

• Eight first round finishes

Career

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