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Denys Bondar

Flyweight Division

14-5-0 (W-L-D)


Wins by Knockout


Wins by Submission


First Round Finishes

Denys Bondar

athlete record


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

Place of Birth
Kharkiv, Ukraine
Fighting style
Octagon Debut
Jan. 1, 2021
Leg reach
  • Pro since 2015

  • Four wins by KO, nine by submission (3 RNC, 4 armbar, 3 arm triangle)

  • 11 first-round finishes

  • Has won eight of his last 11

  • Five wins in under two minutes

  • Reported 12-2 amateur record

UFC Fight Night (2/24/24) Bondar was submitted by Ronaldo Rodriguez via rear naked choke at 4:59 of the second round 

UFC on ESPN (6/17/23) Bondar lost a three round unanimous technical decision to Carlos Hernandez at 4:59 of the third round

UFC Fight Night (2/5/22) Bondar lost to Malcolm Gordon via TKO (injury) at 1:22 of the first round

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started nine years ago. I wanted to be the best. And now I am on my way to the top; I will come for that title!

What ranks and titles have you held? In 2019 I won the Gamma Amateur World Championship at bantamweight. It is the biggest amateur tournament in Asia, hosted by ONE

Do you have any heroes? My mom is my hero.

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? To be a UFC fighter and become the first Ukrainian flyweight champion is my dream and my goal. I came into this sport because of that.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Yes, I went to University and got my degree in physical education and sports.

What was your job before you started fighting? I used to work at a general education school as a gym teacher.

Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? As an amateur I was champion of Ukraine and in 2019 won the Gamma World Championship in Singapore 

Specific accomplishments in pro competition? WWFC Flyweight champion 

Favorite grappling technique: Freestyle Wrestling

Favorite Striking technique: Muay Thai Clinching Techniques