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Flyweight Division


"El Jefe"

Jeffrey Molina

Flyweight Division

11-2-0 (W-L-D)


Fight Win Streak


Wins by Knockout


Wins by Submission

Jeffrey Molina

athlete record


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

Place of Birth
United States
Trains at
Glory MMA & Fitness
Fighting style
Octagon Debut
Apr. 24, 2021
Leg reach

Fighter Facts

  • Pro since 2017

  • Lost pro debut, 10-1 since

  • On nine-fight winning streak

  • Four wins by KO, four by submission

  • Five first round finishes

  • Origin of nickname: “My childhood best friend’s dad was Mexican and would always joke and say my name in Spanish would be pronounced Jefe instead of Jeff, since in Spanish the J is pronounced as an H. He’d always call me that and the name just stuck. Throughout middle school and high school, a lot of people would call me Jefe, especially on the wrestling team. It’s more of a play on words than the actual translation of “boss,” but I like both. My coach Jason High used to joke and say he’s calling me ‘Jefecito’ instead of Jefe until I turned 18. He stuck to his word and when I turned 18 and had my first MMA fight my nickname became ‘El Jefe.’”

UFC History

UFC Fight Night
(6/4/22) Molina won a three round split decision over Zhalgas Zhumagulov

UFC Fight Night (10/23/21) Molina stopped Daniel Lacerda via TKO (strikes) at :46 of the second round 

UFC 261 (4/24/21) Molina won a three round unanimous decision over Aoriqileng

Dana White's Contender Series, Season 4

Episode four
(8/25/20) Molina won a three round unanimous decision over Jacob Silva



When and why did you start training for fighting? I was 14 when I started doing MMA and made it a full-time thing when I was 15. Growing up I was always interested in martial arts and was obsessed with Jackie Chan flicks and TMNT. As a kid I would play for hours with WWE action figures and pretend they were fighting. I would use a red water-marker to draw blood on them. My parents couldn’t afford to put me in martial arts classes so I would do the free weekly/month trials at every karate and taekwondo gym within 45 min of our home in Jersey. I discovered MMA at 14 after watching a UFC fight and playing the UFC video game. After going down the rabbit hole of YouTube watching every single WEC, PRIDE, and UFC fight available, I was hooked. I Googled the nearest MMA gym near me and the rest is history.

What ranks and titles have you held National Muay Thai Classic champion, Victory FC Ammy flyweight champion

Do you have any heroes? Someone I aspire to be like and really look up to is my coach James Krause. From the way he carries himself to what he’s overcome to get where he is, he’s inspiring. My parents would be my other heroes. Being Colombian immigrants who came to this country with nothing 28 years ago and working day in and day out to get where they are today is extremely admirable. I get my work ethic from them.

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It means everything, as cliché as that sounds. I’ve dreamed of this moment since I was 14 years old.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I did a few semesters towards an Administration of Justice degree but never graduated. 

What was your job before you started fighting?
Sales Rep at T-mobile 

Ranks in any martial arts styles: 
Purple Belt in BJJ

Favorite grappling technique: RNC and Arm Triangle 

Favorite Striking technique:
Liver shot and head kicks