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Bantamweight Division

Not Fighting

"The Warrior"

Khalid Taha

Bantamweight Division

13-5-0 (W-L-D)

9

Wins by Knockout

2

Wins by Submission

7

First Round Finishes

Khalid Taha

athlete record

Event Results

Info

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

Status
Not Fighting
Place of Birth
Warendorf, Germany
Trains at
Team Taha
Fighting style
MMA
Age
30
Height
67.00
Weight
135.00
Octagon Debut
Jul. 22, 2018
Reach
68.00
Leg reach
38.00
  • Pro since 2013
     
  • Nine wins by KO, two by submission (2 RNC)
     
  • Seven first round finishes
     
  • Origin of nickname: “My sister came up with it.”

UFC Fight Night (9/3/22) Taha was stopped by Cristian Quiñonez via strikes at 3:15 of the first round 

UFC on ESPN (7/17/21) Taha lost a three round unanimous decision to Sergey Morozov

UFC on ESPN (11/7/20) Taha lost a three round unanimous decision to Raoni Barcelos

UFC 243 (10/6/19) Taha’s win over Bruno Silva was overturned to a no contest when Taha failed a post-fight drug test

UFC 236 (4/13/19) Taha stopped Boston Salmon via strikes at :25 of the first round

UFC Fight Night (7/22/18) Taha lost a three round unanimous decision to Nad Narimani

When and why did you start training for fighting? My older brother is the one who got me interested in sports. We enrolled in taekwondo class together at age six and then eventually moved on to kickboxing when we were ten.

What ranks and titles have you held? Fair FC Bantamweight Champion, Top Ten Champions Bantamweight Champion

Do you have any heroes? My role models in MMA are Jose Aldo and Cain Velasquez. I admire Jose for his professionalism and consistency - to stay on top of his division for as long as he did while fighting the best in the world is just super impressive. Cain, on the other hand, was arguably the best heavyweight of his generation. His ability to go hard for 25 minutes and break his opponents mentally and physically with his grinding style is what impresses me most with him.

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? When I started competing in MMA six years ago, my lone goal was to earn my opportunity to fight in the UFC. I have worked really hard and never lost sight of that goal. With the support of my friends and family, I was able to fulfill my dream. When I got the news that I would be getting this opportunity, I couldn't believe it at first. It was a very special moment for me.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? School of Hard Knocks, University of the Streets

What was your job before you started fighting? I trained as a car mechanic and also worked as a forklift driver and martial arts instructor.

Specific accomplishments in pro competition? Ranked #1 in Germany and in the Middle East at 135lbs

Ranks in any martial arts styles: I've wrestled for German Div. II club KSV Witten 07, green belt in Taekwondo as a kid.

Favorite grappling technique: All different kinds of choke attacks

Favorite Striking technique: One-two punch