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Lightweight Division

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"The Human Highlight Reel"

Brandon Jenkins

Lightweight Division

15-9-0 (W-L-D)

Brandon Jenkins

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

Not Fighting
Place of Birth
Des Moines, United States
Trains at
Syndicate MMA
Fighting style
Octagon Debut
Sep. 18, 2021
Leg reach

Fighter Facts

  • Pro since 2013

  • Ten wins by KO, three by submission (2 RNC, 1 triangle)

  • Seven first round finishes

  • Has won four of his last seven

  • Last pre-UFC bout was first-round KO win over UFC vet Jacob Kilburn on August 27, 2021

  • Origin of nickname: “It will be self-explanatory soon.”

UFC History

UFC Fight Night
(4/16/22) Jenkins was stopped by Drakkar Klose via strikes at :33 of the second round 

UFC Fight Night (9/18/21) Jenkins was stopped by Rong Zhu via TKO (strikes) at 4:35 of the third round


When and why did you start training for fighting? I got into fighting when I was 18 after I found a VHS tape of my dad fighting Tank Abbott.

What ranks and titles have you held? Purple belt in BJJ

Do you have any heroes? Dominick Cruz, because we've both come back from ACL surgeries to have success.

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It means the world to me. It's taken 10 years of hard work to get to this point

Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? 31 amateur fights

Specific accomplishments in pro competition? Three sport professional athlete: MMA (15-7), kickboxing (9-4) and boxing (1-0)

Favorite grappling technique: Finishing the fight

Favorite Striking technique: Knees and elbows