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Heavyweight Division


"Lord Kong"

Don'Tale Mayes

Heavyweight Division

10-6-0 (W-L-D)


Wins by Knockout


First Round Finishes

Don'Tale Mayes

athlete record


Learn more about Don'Tale Mayes' UFC history, fighter facts, and Q&A below.

Place of Birth
Louisville, United States
Trains at
Jackson Wink MMA Academy - NM
Fighting style
Octagon Debut
Aug. 29, 2017
Leg reach
  • Pro since 2016
  • Seven wins by KO
  • Two first round finishes
  • Has won seven of his last 11 and three of his last five
  • First loss by DQ due to an illegal elbow
  • Origin of nickname: “I'm big.”

UFC on ESPN (6/3/23) Mayes stopped Andrei Arlovski via strikes at 3:17 of the second round

UFC Fight Night (2/25/23) Mayes lost a three round unanimous decision to Augusto Sakai 

UFC 277 (7/30/22) Mayes’ split decision loss to Hamdy Abdelwahab was overturned to a no contest when Abdelwahab failed a post-fight drug test

UFC Fight Night (12/18/21) Mayes stopped Josh Parisian via strikes at 3:26 of the third round

UFC Fight Night (11/14/20) Mayes won a three round unanimous decision over Roque Martinez

UFC on ESPN (5/16/20) Mayes was submitted by Rodrigo Nascimento via rear naked choke at 2:05 of the second round

UFC Fight Night (10/26/19) Mayes was submitted by Ciryl Gane via heel hook at 4:46 of the third round


Dana White's Contender Series, Season 3

Week 4 (7/16/19) Mayes stopped Ricardo Prasel via strikes at 4:59 of the first round


Dana White's Contender Series, Season 2

Week 7 (7/31/18) Mayes stopped Mitchell Sipe via strikes at 4:49 of the second round


Dana White's Contender Series, Season 1

Week 8 (8/29/17) Mayes was stopped by Allen Crowder via strikes at 4:12 of the third round

When and why did you start training for fighting? I needed something to do. It helped keep me out of trouble and allowed me to take my aggression out.

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It means a lot; it's a step towards my ultimate goal to get the belt. 

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I went to Ancilla College; did not receive a degree

What was your job before you started fighting? Servpro

Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? Undefeated at 8-0, two MMA belts

Favorite grappling technique: Triangle

Favorite Striking technique: Overhand