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Gregory Rodrigues

Middleweight Division

15-5-0 (W-L-D)


Wins by Knockout


Wins by Submission


First Round Finishes

Gregory Rodrigues

athlete record


Learn more about Gregory Rodrigues' UFC history, fighter facts, and Q&A below.

Place of Birth
Rio de Janeiro , Brazil
Trains at
Sanford MMA
Fighting style
Octagon Debut
Jun. 5, 2021
Leg reach
  • Pro since 2014

  • 10 wins by KO, three by submission (2 armbar, heel hook)

  • Seven first round finishes

  • 8-2 with 7 KOs since DWCS appearance

  • Has won eight of his last 10 and four of his last five

  • Owns 2018 submission win over UFC vet Edilberto Crocota

  • Origin of nickname: “I fight like a robot.”

UFC Fight Night (2/10/24) Rodrigues stopped Brad Tavares via strikes at :55 of the third round 

UFC 292 (8/19/23) Rodrigues knocked out Denis Tiuliulin at 1:43 of the first round 

UFC 283 (1/21/23) Rodrigues was knocked out by Brunno Ferreira at 4:13 of the first round 

UFC Fight Night (9/17/22) Rodrigues stopped Chidi Njokuani via strikes at 1:27 of the second round 

UFC on ESPN (6/18/22) Rodrigues knocked out Julian Marquez at 3:18 of the first round

UFC Fight Night (2/26/22) Rodrigues lost a three-round split decision to Armen Petrosyan

UFC Fight Night (10/23/21) Rodrigues knocked out Junyong Park at 3:13 of the second round

UFC Fight Night (6/5/21) Rodrigues won a three-round unanimous decision over Dusko Todorovic


Dana White's Contender Series, Season 4

Episode seven (9/15/20) Rodrigues was knocked out by Jordan Williams at 2:19 of the first round

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training when I was five years old with my dad in capoeira. At eight years old I started training jiu-jitsu under Senseí Henrique Machado in Manaus, Brazil (He is Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza’s jiu-jitsu coach). I’ve always competed a lot in jiu-jitsu and I won many important titles in jiu-jitsu. I was an eight-time national jiu-jitsu champion, jiu-jitsu world champion, professional world champion in Abu Dhabi and I got second place in Pan-American wrestling. Since then, I never stopped training. In 2014, I moved to Rio de Janeiro to start my professional MMA career.

What ranks and titles have you held? I earned about 200 medals in jiu-jitsu and wrestling competitions around the world. In MMA I already have two belts. I am JAGUAR COMBAT middleweight champion and I am SMASH GLOBAL middleweight champion.

Do you have any heroes? My dad always was my hero. He and my mom gave all the support for me to continue training. I come from a humble family in Brazil, but they give all for me to follow my dream.

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It makes a child’s dream come true. My family and I always watched great fighters on TV, and I imagined being one of them. So now it is my turn, to show the world who I am.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I didn’t go to college. My life was training and competing.

What was your job before you started fighting? Since childhood I was an athlete. My job was to train and to compete.

Ranks in any martial arts styles: Black belt in BJJ

Favorite grappling technique: Armbar

Favorite Striking technique: Knees