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Middleweight Division



Jacob Malkoun

Middleweight Division

8-3-0 (W-L-D)


Wins by Knockout


Wins by Decision


First Round Finishes

Jacob Malkoun

athlete record


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

Place of Birth
Bankstown, Australia
Fighting style
Octagon Debut
Oct. 24, 2020
Leg reach
  • Pro since 2017

  • Three wins by KO

  • Has won four of his last six

  • One first-round finish

  • Training partner of former UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker

UFC on ESPN (3/30/24) Malkoun stopped Andre Petroski via strikes at :39 of the second round 

UFC Fight Night (9/23/23) Malkoun lost to Cody Brundage by DQ (illegal elbow) at 4:15 of the first round 

UFC Fight Night (10/15/22) Malkoun won a three round unanimous decision over Nick Maximov

UFC 275 (6/11/22) Malkoun lost a three round unanimous decision to Brendan Allen

UFC 271 (2/12/22) Malkoun won a three round unanimous decision over AJ Dobson

UFC on ESPN (4/17/21) Malkoun won a three round unanimous decision over Abdul Razak Al Hassan

UFC 254 (10/24/20) Malkoun was knocked out by Phil Hawes at :18 of the first round

When and why did you start training for fighting? My dad put me in to get fit because I was at fat kid. I did it for fun with no real intention to make the UFC. As I got older, I fell in love with getting better and I just fought to see how good I was.

What ranks and titles have you held? Purple belt in jiu-jitsu, ADCC Asia trials winner

Do you have any heroes? Not really, but I look up to a few, especially with how their mind works for competing, like Joe Frazier and Kobe Bryant. 

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? Exciting, but honestly, it’s just another steppingstone in my career.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Yes, I went to university. I earned a degree in criminology/policing. 

What was your job before you started fighting? I was a student who worked part-time. Pick packer / part-time coaching.