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"El Tigre"

Gaetano Pirrello

Bantamweight Division • 15-6-1 (W-L-D)

Stats & Records

  • 11
    Wins by Knockout
  • 3
    Wins by Submission
  • 1
    Wins by Decision
Sig. Str. Landed
Per Min
Sig. Str. Absorbed
Per Min
Takedown avg
Per 15 Min
Submission avg
Per 15 Min
Sig. Str. Defense
Takedown Defense
Knockdown Ratio
00:00
Average fight time

Sig. Str. By Position

Standing
0 (0 %)
Clinch
0 (0 %)
Ground
0 (0 %)

Sig. Str. by target

0% 0 Head 0% 0 Body 0% 0 Leg

Win By Way

KO/TKO
11 (73%)
DEC
1 (7%)
SUB
3 (20%)

Event Results

  • Win

    Simon vs Pirrello

    Round
    2
    Time
    04:01
    Method
    SUB

Biography

Status
Active
Hometown
La Louvière, Belgium
Trains at
Osman's Gym
Fighting style
Wrestling
Age
28
Height
67.00
Weight
135.00
Octagon Debut
Jan. 20, 2021
Reach
68.00
Leg reach
39.00
Q & A

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started martial arts when I was four, and at 14, I decided to become an MMA fighter. My objective was to be a complete fighter.

What ranks and titles have you held? Recently, I was 6th in the European MMA rankings. European Beatdown Champion, Hard Fighting Championship champion. In Muay Thai, two-time European champion and one-time world champion.

Do you have any heroes? My mother.

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? The achievement of my life, the outcome of many sacrifices.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? A masonry degree, security officer degree and management degree.

What was your job before you started fighting? Security Officer, Muay Thai teacher

Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? Belgian MMA champion

Favorite grappling technique: Choke

Favorite Striking technique: Knee

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A general view of the Octagon prior to the UFC Fight Night event on March 14, 2020 in Brasilia, Brazil. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Zuffa LLC)