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"La Jaula"

Ignacio Bahamondes

Lightweight Division

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


Wins by Knockout


Wins by Submission


First Round Finishes

Ignacio Bahamondes

athlete record


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

Place of Birth
Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
Trains at
Valle Flow Striking Academy
Fighting style
Octagon Debut
Apr. 10, 2021
Leg reach
  • Pro since 2015

  • 10 wins by KO, one by submission (brabo choke)

  • Seven first round finishes

  • Has won 11 of his last 14 and four of his last five

  • Origin of the nickname: Means “The Cage”

UFC Fight Night (4/6/24) Bahamondes knocked out Christos Giagos at 3:34 of the first round 

UFC on ESPN (8/5/23) Bahamondes lost a three round unanimous decision to Ludovit Klein 

UFC 287 (4/8/23) Bahamondes won a three round unanimous decision over Trey Ogden 

UFC Fight Night (2/26/22) Bahamondes submitted Rong Zhu via brabo choke at 1:40 of the third round

UFC on ESPN (8/21/21) Bahamondes knocked out Roosevelt Roberts at 4:55 of the third round

UFC on ABC (4/10/21) Bahamondes lost a three round split decision to John Makdessi


Dana White's Contender Series, Season 4

Episode 8 (11/4/20) Bahamondes knocked out Edson Gomez at 2:31 of the second round

When and why did you start training for fighting?  I was born into it.  My father was a kickboxer from Chile.  I've been training in the gym since I could walk.  

What ranks and titles have you held? 
Lux Fight League - 155lb Title; Ranked #2 in Mexico for Pro Welterweights, Ranked #15 in Latin America (rankings according to Tapology).  Various regional titles in Mexico and Chile.  

Do you have any heroes? 
My father - He is the person that I look up to most.  God - Religion is a very important part of my life.  My faith has made me into the person I am today.   

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? 
It's something I have been working for my entire life.  It's inevitable I will be there and will be a UFC champ one day.  

What was your job before you started fighting? 
I have been dedicated to become a professional athlete all of my life.  I moved to the United States at age 16 to pursue my career of fighting and moved to Chicago to train with Mike Valle at age 17.  

Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? 
35 wins, 0 losses, 1 tie in amateur kickboxing.  National Chilean kickboxing champ at age 14.  

Favorite grappling technique: 

Favorite Striking technique: High kick