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Bantamweight Division

Not Fighting

"Quicksand"

Kevin Natividad

Bantamweight Division

9-4-0 (W-L-D)

5

Wins by Knockout

1

Wins by Submission

3

First Round Finishes

Kevin Natividad

athlete record

Event Results

Info

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

Status
Not Fighting
Place of Birth
Fort Worth, United States
Trains at
Fight Ready - Scottsdale, AZ
Age
29
Height
66.00
Weight
135.50
Octagon Debut
Oct. 31, 2020
Reach
70.00
Leg reach
38.00
  • Pro since 2016
     
  • Five wins by KO, one by submission (RNC)
     
  • Three first round finishes
     
  • Has won five of his last eight
     
  • Origin of nickname: “A friend gave it to me during a BJJ tournament in which I took everyone down and countered their movements and was able to submit the entire field. My friend said it looked like my opponents were grappling in quicksand.”

UFC Fight Night (11/19/22) Natividad lost a three round split decision to Ricky Turcios 

UFC 261 (4/24/21) Natividad was stopped by Danaa Batgerel via strikes at :50 of the first round

UFC Fight Night (10/31/20) Natividad was knocked out by Miles Johns at 2:51 of the third round

When and why did you start training for fighting? I officially started training BJJ in 2011 and grew up in Hawaii, where fighting is a part of our culture. I figured I might as well get paid for fighting, so I pursued this as a career.

What ranks and titles have you held? BJJ brown belt

Do you have any heroes? Spider-Man and Killua Zoldyck

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? This is a new beginning for me. Everything I've accomplished led me to this moment. It's my time to now
show the world I belong on the biggest stage facing the best competition. I’m officially a professional hunter.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Community College, but didn't finish

What was your job before you started fighting? GNC

Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? Two-division champion for Destiny MMA; USA MMAF National bantamweight champion

Favorite grappling technique: K-Guard

Favorite Striking technique: Left Hook