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#12 Heavyweight Division


"Bigi Boy"

Jairzinho Rozenstruik

Heavyweight Division

14-5-0 (W-L-D)


Wins by Knockout


First Round Finishes

Jairzinho Rozenstruik

athlete record


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

Place of Birth
Paramaribo, Suriname
Trains at
American Top Team
Fighting style
Octagon Debut
Feb. 2, 2019
Leg reach
  • Pro since 2012

  • 12 wins by KO, nine in the first round

  • Has won three of his last seven

  • Last pre-UFC win was 10-second knockout of Robert McCarthy in December 2018

  • First native of Suriname to fight in the UFC

  • Owns 76-8-1, 64 KOs record in kickboxing

UFC on ABC (5/13/23) Rozenstruik was submitted by Jailton Almeida via rear naked choke at 3:43 of the first round 

UFC 282 (12/10/22) Rozenstruik knocked out Chris Daukaus at :23 of the first round 

UFC Fight Night (6/4/22) Rozenstruik was stopped by Alexander Volkov via strikes at 2:12 of the first round

UFC 266 (9/25/21) Rozenstruik lost a three round unanimous decision to Curtis Blaydes

UFC Fight Night (6/5/21) Rozenstruik stopped Augusto Sakai via strikes at 4:59 of the first round

UFC Fight Night (2/27/21) Rozenstruik lost a five-round unanimous decision to Ciryl Gane

UFC 252 (8/15/20) Rozenstruik stopped Junior Dos Santos via strikes at 3:47 of the second round

UFC 249 (5/9/20) Rozenstruik was knocked out by Francis Ngannou at :20 of the first round

UFC on ESPN (12/7/19) Rozenstruik knocked out Alistair Overeem at 4:56 of the fifth round

UFC 244 (11/2/19) Rozenstruik knocked out Andrei Arlovski at :29 of the first round      

UFC Fight Night (6/22/19) Rozenstruik knocked out Allen Crowder at :09 of the first round

UFC Fight Night (2/2/19) Rozenstruik stopped Junior Albini via strikes at :54 of round two

When and why did you start training for fighting? It started off as a joke. I was a soccer player and one day I saw some boys training in the gym. I got

beaten for the first time and got motivated to train harder and never get beaten again.

What ranks and titles have you held? Several kickboxing titles, supported by the Ministry of Youth and Sports of Suriname

Do you have any heroes? Tyrone Spong

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? UFC is the best of the best, so it means a lot to me. It is an honor to be able to fight for UFC and I would like to prove that I belong here.

What was your job before you started fighting? I used to be a welder and I worked as a security guard.

Favorite Striking technique: Left hook, straight right.