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"El Matador"

Ilia Topuria

Lightweight Division

12-0-0 (W-L-D)

4

Wins by Knockout

7

Wins by Submission

9

First Round Finishes

Ilia Topuria

athlete record

Event Results

Info

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

Status
Active
Hometown
Halle Westfalen, Germany
Fighting style
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Age
25
Height
67.00
Weight
173.00
Octagon Debut
Oct. 10, 2020
Reach
69.00
Leg reach
37.00

Fighter Facts

  • Pro since 2015
     
  • Four wins by KO, seven by submission (Triangle, 2 RNC, 2 guillotine, Brabo choke, undisclosed submission)
     
  • Nine first round finishes

UFC History 
UFC Fight Night
(3/19/22) Topuria knocked out Jai Herbert at 1:07 of the second round 
UFC 264 (7/10/21) Topuria knocked out Ryan Hall at 4:47 of the first round 
UFC on ESPN (12/5/20) Topuria knocked out Damon Jackson at 2:38 of the first round
UFC Fight Night (10/10/20) Topuria won a three round unanimous decision over Youssef Zalal

Q&A

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started when I was four years old with jiu-jitsu because my father got me involved. 
What ranks and titles have you held? Mix Fights WMMAL featherweight title
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? An opportunity that can change my life and my family’s life.
What was your job before you started fighting? Cashier at Stradivarius 
Specific accomplishments in amateur competition?
-Winning the Arnold Schwarzenegger tournament called Arnold Fighter
-Second place in Europe in youth Jiu-Jitsu 
Specific accomplishments in pro competition? Winning Cage Warriors bantamweight title fight in less than 2 minutes. (Did not make weight, therefore did not get the belt)
Ranks in any martial arts styles: Black belt in BJJ
Favorite grappling technique: Anaconda choke
Favorite Striking technique: Liver shot