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Ismael Bonfim

Lightweight Division

20-4-0 (W-L-D)

9

Wins by Knockout

4

Wins by Submission

6

First Round Finishes

Ismael Bonfim

athlete record

Info

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

Status
Active
Place of Birth
Brasilia, Brazil
Trains at
Cerrado MMA / Sanford MMA
Fighting style
Boxer
Age
28
Height
68.00
Weight
167.50
Octagon Debut
Jan. 21, 2023
Reach
71.50
Leg reach
35.00
  • Pro since 2011
     
  • Nine wins by KO, four by submission (Anaconda, kimura, arm triangle, triangle)
     
  • Six first-round finishes
     
  • Has won 14 of his last 15
     
  • Last pre-UFC loss was in 2014 to UFC vet Renato Moicano
     
  • Started career 1-2. Is 19-2 since
     
  • Brother Gabriel is also on the UFC roster

UFC 301 (5/4/24) Bonfim won a three round unanimous decision over Vinc Pichel 

UFC on ESPN (7/1/23) Bonfim was submitted by Benoit Saint Denis via face crank at 4:48 of the first round

UFC 283 (1/21/23) Bonfim knocked out Terrance McKinney at 2:17 of the second round 

 

Dana White's Contender Series, Season 6
Episode seven
(9/6/22) Bonfim won a three round unanimous decision over Nariman Abasov

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training when I was five years old.

What ranks and titles have you held? Federal Fight champ

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It means my dream has come true, but it’s just the beginning.

What was your job before you started fighting? Fighting has always been my job.

Favorite grappling technique: Guillotine

Favorite Striking technique: Jab