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Featherweight Division

Not Fighting

"The Fighting Hawaiian"

Kai Kamaka

Featherweight Division

8-4-1 (W-L-D)


Wins by Submission


Wins by Decision

Kai Kamaka

athlete record


Learn more about Kai Kamaka III's UFC history, fighter facts, and Q&A below.

Not Fighting
Place of Birth
Honolulu, United States
Trains at
Xtreme Couture - Las Vegas, NV
Fighting style
Octagon Debut
Aug. 15, 2020
Leg reach

Fighter Facts

  • Pro since 2012

  • Has won six of his last eight

  • One win by submission (RNC)

  • One first round finish


UFC History

UFC Fight Night (7/31/21) Kamaka and Danny Chavez fought to a three round majority draw

UFC Fight Night (5/1/21) Kamaka lost a three round split decision to TJ Brown

UFC on ESPN (11/28/20) Kamaka was stopped by Jonathan Pearce via strikes at 4:28 of the second round

UFC 252 (8/15/20) Kamaka won a three-round unanimous decision over Tony Kelley



When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training at a young age. I was around MMA in its early stages in Hawaii. 

What ranks and titles have you held? Purple belt in BJJ

Do you have any heroes? My grandpa. He’s someone who shares his wisdom with me all the time and is never shy to say the mistakes he made and show that that’s why he’s such a great man today. I love that man. 

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It means I belong with the best fighters in the world. If I played football, this would be the NFL. 

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Midland University - Bachelors - Fitness & Sports Management and Marketing with a minor in S&C 

What was your job before you started fighting? I was fighting before I could have a job. 

Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? Amateur kickboxing titles, Amateur MMA champion

Favorite grappling technique: I love the wrestling grind

Favorite Striking technique: Straight right