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#15 Middleweight Division



Chris Curtis

Middleweight Division

31-11-0 (W-L-D)


Wins by Knockout


Wins by Submission


First Round Finishes

Chris Curtis

athlete record


Learn more about Chris Curtis' UFC history, fighter facts, and Q&A below.

Place of Birth
Cincinnati, United States
Trains at
Xtreme Couture - Las Vegas, NV
Fighting style
Octagon Debut
Nov. 6, 2021
Leg reach
  • Pro since 2009

  • Has won 10 of his last 14 (10-3, 1 NC)

  • 17 wins by KO, one by submission (armbar)

  • Seven first round finishes

  • Owns 2017 win over DWTNCS 2 competitor Will Santiago. And wins over UFC vets Andre Fialho, Kenny Robertson and Matt Dwyer

  • Split two fights with UFC / Strikeforce vet Nah-Shon Burrell

  • Has also faced UFC vets Belal Muhammad and Forrest Petz

UFC Fight Night (4/6/24) Curtis lost a three round split decision to Brendan Allen 

UFC 297 (1/20/24) Curtis won a three round split decision over Marc-Andre Barriault 

UFC 289 (6/10/23) Curtis’ bout with Nassourdine Imavov was ruled a no contest after an accidental clash of heads rendered Curtis unable to continue at 3:04 of the second round

UFC 287 (4/8/23) Curtis lost a three round unanimous decision to Kelvin Gastelum 

UFC 282 (12/10/22) Curtis knocked out Joaquin Buckley at 2:49 of the second round 

UFC Fight Night (7/23/22) Curtis lost a three round unanimous decision to Jack Hermansson

UFC on ESPN (6/25/22) Curtis won a three round unanimous decision over Rodolfo Vieira

UFC on ESPN (12/4/21) Curtis stopped Brendan Allen via strikes at 1:58 of the second round

UFC 268 (11/6/21) Curtis knocked out Phil Hawes at 4:27 of the first round


Dana White's Contender Series, Season 2

Episode one (6/12/18) Curtis stopped Sean Lally via strikes at 1:37 of Round three

When and why did you start training for fighting? Started 14 years ago.  I was bored and needed an outlet.  I always loved to fight. I grew up on Streetfighter, Tekken, and Dragon Ball Z.  These inspired me.

What titles have you held? Rocktagon WW Champion; CES WW Champion; Fight Night WW Champion; Premier MMA Championship WW Champion

Do you have any heroes? Apollo Creed

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It would be the first real step in realizing my dream.  I want to be remembered forever. The UFC is where I can make that happen.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I went to the University of Cincinnati for contractual law.  I decided to pursue fighting full-time instead.  

What was your job before you started fighting? I worked for a video game store.  Adulting is not my strong suit.

Ranks in any martial arts styles: Purple belt in BJJ.

Favorite grappling technique: Punching people in the face.

Favorite Striking technique: Also punching people in the face.