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"The Hulk"
Ion Cutelaba
Light Heavyweight Division • 15-5-0 (W-L-D)

Stats & Records

  • 11
    Wins by Knockout
  • 2
    Wins by Submission
  • 1
    Wins by Decision
Striking accuracy 39% 39%

Striking accuracy

Sig. Strikes Landed
287
Sig. Strikes Attempted
739
Grappling accuracy 67% 67%

Grappling accuracy

Takedowns Landed
6
Takedowns Attempted
9
5.24
Sig. Str. Landed
Per Min
3.21
Sig. Str. Absorbed
Per Min
1.64
Takedown avg
Per 15 Min
0.00
Submission avg
Per 15 Min
49
%
Sig. Str. Defense
80
%
Takedown Defense
0.27
Knockdown Ratio
09:08
Average fight time

Sig. Str. By Position

Standing
162 (56%)
Clinch
92 (32%)
Ground
33 (11%)

Sig. Str. by target

70% 200 Head 23% 67 Body 7% 20 Leg

Win By Way

KO/TKO
11 (79%)
DEC
1 (7%)
SUB
2 (14%)

Event Results

  • Win

    Cutelaba vs Ankalaev

    Round
    1
    Time
    0:38
    Method
    KO/TKO
  • Win

    Cutelaba vs Rountree Jr.

    Round
    1
    Time
    2:35
    Method
    KO/TKO

Biography

Status
Active
Hometown
Chisinau, Moldova
Trains at
CSA Team Moldova
Age
26
Height
73.00
Weight
205.00
Octagon Debut
Jun. 19, 2016
Reach
75.00
Leg reach
41.00
Q & A

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started with 12 years of Greco-Roman wrestling. A man must be strong and getting past struggles is the integral part of this.

What ranks and titles have you held? European champion in combat sambo

Do you have any heroes? I do not have heroes. There is only a person who can learn something - technique, style, the desire.

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It is a goal I had since I started doing MMA. The first step is made - we are already in the organization and I will do everything to prove that the path I have chosen is not in vain.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I am a student in USM Moldova Juridic department

What was your job before you started fighting? I started my professional career at 18 years old – this has been my only job
Favorite grappling technique: Omoplata

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AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - JUNE 11:  Ion Cutelaba of Moldova celebrates after defeating Henrique da Silva of Brazil in their light heavyweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at the Spark Arena on June 11, 2017 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Josh