Stats & Records
Wins by Knockout
First Round Finishes
- Sig. Strikes Landed
- Sig. Strikes 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
- Pro since 2016
- Four wins by KO
- Three first-round finishes
- Lone pro loss via fifth-round TKO against UFC vet Charles Johnson in January 2022
- Origin of nickname – “A bird (spelled tiziu)”
UFC Fight Night (10/29/22) Mota lost a three round unanimous decision to Cody Durden
When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training capoeira when I was a child, and then went on to jiu-jitsu, boxing and wrestling. I saw in sports a purpose for life.
What ranks and titles have you held? LFA Flyweight Champion, North Iowa Fights Champion
Do you have any heroes? Jesus
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It’s the biggest accomplishment in my life. What a journey!
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? No
What was your job before you started fighting? None
Favorite grappling technique: RNC
Favorite Striking technique: Kicks