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Welterweight Division



Darrius Flowers

Welterweight Division

12-8-1 (W-L-D)


Wins by Knockout


First Round Finishes

Darrius Flowers

athlete record


Learn more about Darrius Flowers' UFC history, fighter facts, and Q&A below.

Place of Birth
Chicago, United States
Octagon Debut
Jul. 29, 2023
Leg reach
  • Pro since 2017
  • Nine wins by KO
  • Seven first round finishes
  • Has won four of his last seven
  • Has faced UFC vets Joe Vedepo and Bobby Voelker
  • Origin of nickname: “I tend to do things in an aggressive manner.”
  • Reported 11-5 amateur record

UFC on ESPN (7/13/24) Flowers was submitted by Evan Elder via arm-triangle choke at 1:46 of the second round

UFC Fight Night (2/10/24) Flowers lost a three round unanimous decision to Michael Johnson 

UFC 291 (7/29/23) Flowers was submitted by Jake Matthews via rear naked choke at 2:37 of the second round 


Dana White's Contender Series, Season 6
Episode five (8/23/22) Flowers stopped Amiran Gogoladze via slam at 1:13 of the first round

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training in 2014 because I needed an outlet for my competitiveness. I've always competed in combat sports.

Training: Strength and conditioning solo in the morning, CrossFit in the afternoons, and MMA training at night.

What ranks and titles have you held? No. 1 in the Midwest and Iowa, No. 10 middleweight in America, even though I’m undersized for that weight class.

Do you have any heroes? God is my hero

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It would mean my hard work has paid off. All a part of God’s plan.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Two years at Ellsworth Community College

What was your job before you started fighting? Bully breeder and worked at a used car dealership

Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? Four amateur titles

Favorite grappling technique: Armbar

Favorite Striking technique: Any strike that lands