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Welterweight Division


"The Future"

Ian Machado Garry

Welterweight Division

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


Wins by Knockout


Wins by Submission


First Round Finishes

Ian Machado Garry

athlete record

Event Results


Learn more about Ian Machado Garry's UFC history, fighter facts, and Q&A below.

Dublin, Ireland
Trains at
Sanford MMA
Octagon Debut
Nov. 06, 2021
Leg reach

Fighter Facts

  • Pro since 2019
  • Five wins by KO, one by submission (RNC)
  • Three first-round finishes
  • Holds March 2021 KO win over UFC vet Rostem Akman
  • Reported 6-1 amateur record

UFC History
UFC 276
(7/2/22) Garry won a three round unanimous decision over Gabe Green
UFC 273 (4/9/22) Garry won a three round unanimous decision over Darian Weeks
UFC 268 (11/6/21) Garry knocked out Jordan Williams at 4:59 of the first round


When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training boxing at 10 years old and have had over 300 boxing matches. The rise of Conor McGregor in Ireland drew my attention to MMA and the idea of practicing multiple disciplines inspired me to add Judo to my game. I became a black belt at Judo by 18 and it was very obvious I was a natural born fighter. I wanted to follow in Conor’s footsteps. Despite my family’s protests, I dropped out of college to pursue a career in MMA and started MMA training at the age of 18. I had my first amateur MMA fight the day after my 19th birthday and turned pro at 21. In under five years I have become a UFC fighter and am debuting at MSG at 23! Told you I was fast. 
What ranks and titles have you held? Multiple youth boxing titles, current Cage Warriors world champion (same path as McGregor) 
Do you have any heroes? I like winners, people with a strong mentality - Michael Jordan, Tom Brady, Conor McGregor. 
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? A goal of mine from childhood. A dream I set out and wanted to prove. 
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Dropped out to train MMA 
What was your job before you started fighting? Window cleaner in Dublin 
Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? 61-second KO in first ever bout 
Ranks in any martial arts styles: Black belt in judo
Favorite grappling technique: Whatever my opponent isn’t expecting 
Favorite Striking technique: Not getting hit