Stats & Records
Wins by Knockout
Wins by Submission
First Round Finishes
- Sig. Strikes Landed
- Sig. Strikes Attempted
- Takedowns Landed
- Takedowns Attempted
- Sig. Str. Defense is the percentage of significant strikes attempted against a fighter that do not land.
- Takedown defense is the percentage of takedowns attempted against a fighter that do not land.
- Knockdown Avg. is the average number of knockdowns per 15 Minutes window.
Sig. Str. By Position
Sig. Str. by target
Win by Method
Fili vs AlgeoRound3Time5:00MethodDecision - Split
Fili vs BritoRound1Time0:41MethodKO/TKO
Fili vs PinedaRound2Time0:46MethodCould Not Continue
- Pro since 2009
- Nine wins by KO, three by submission (2 armbar, 1 triangle)
- Seven first round finishes
- Has 9-7, 1 NC record in his last 17 bouts
- Lone pre-UFC loss came in the fifth round of a 2011 fight with Derrick Burnsed due to a knee injury
UFC Fight Night (9/17/22) Fili won a three round split decision over Bill Algeo
UFC on ESPN (4/30/22) Fili was stopped by Joanderson Brito via strikes at :41 of the first round
UFC Fight Night (6/26/21) Fili’s bout with Daniel Pineda was ruled a no contest at :46 of the second round after Pineda was rendered unable to continue due to an accidental eye poke
UFC Fight Night (10/31/20) Fili lost a three round unanimous decision to Bryce Mitchell
UFC on ESPN (6/13/20) Fili won a three round split decision over Charles Jourdain
UFC 246 (1/18/20) Fili lost a three round unanimous decision to Sodiq Yusuff
UFC Fight Night (7/13/19) Fili knocked out Sheymon Moraes at 3:07 of the first round
UFC on ESPN (2/17/19) Fili won a three round unanimous decision over Myles Jury
UFC Fight Night (8/25/18) Fili lost a three round split decision to Michael Johnson
UFC on FOX (1/27/18) Fili won a three round split decision over Dennis Bermudez
UFC Fight Night (10/21/17) Fili won a three round unanimous decision over Artem Lobov
UFC 214 (7/29/17) Fili lost a three round unanimous decision to Calvin Kattar
UFC Fight Night (10/1/16) Fili won a three round unanimous decision over Hacran Dias
UFC 197 (4/23/16) Fili was knocked out by Yair Rodriguez at 2:15 of the second round
UFC Fight Night (11/21/15) Fili stopped Gabriel Benitez via strikes at 3:13 of the first round
UFC Fight Night (3/21/15) Fili was submitted by Godofredo Pepey via flying triangle choke at 3:14 of the first round
UFC 179 (10/25/14) Fili won a three round unanimous decision over Felipe Arantes
UFC 172 (4/26/14) Fili was submitted by Max Holloway via guillotine choke at 3:39 of the third round
UFC 166 (10/19/13) Fili stopped Jeremy Larsen via strikes at :53 of the second round
When and why did you start training for fighting? When I was 14-15 because I wanted to be famous.
What ranks and titles have you held? WFC and ISCF featherweight titles.
Do you have any heroes? Batman
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It means everything to fight in the UFC; this has been my dream since I was a kid. Fighting is all I have.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I dropped out of Community College to further pursue MMA. I am nowhere near earning a degree.
What was your job before you started fighting? Making Pizza
Specific accomplishments in pro competition? Two featherweight titles. Voted Top 25 under 25 in MMA. Voted #2 prospect in the world.
Ranks in any martial arts styles: Piano Key Belt in JoeJitsu under Joseph Benavidez
Favorite grappling technique: Flying Triangle
Favorite Striking technique: Uppercut