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Kurt Holobaugh

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21-8-0 (W-L-D)

8

Wins by Knockout

10

Wins by Submission

11

First Round Finishes

Kurt Holobaugh

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

Status
Active
Place of Birth
United States
Fighting style
Boxing
Age
37
Height
71.00
Weight
155.50
Octagon Debut
Jan. 13, 2013
Reach
70.00
Leg reach
39.00
  • Team Chandler on TUF 31

     
  • Pro since 2011

     
  • Ten wins by submission (4 RNC, 2 triangle, guillotine, armbar, 2 undisclosed submissions), eight by KO

     
  • 11 first round finishes

     
  • Has scored wins over Desmond Green, Yosdenis Cedeno and Gesias Cavalcante between UFC appearances

     
  • 8-2, 1 NC between first two UFC stints

UFC on ESPN (3/23/24) Holobaugh lost a three round unanimous decision to Trey Ogden 

UFC 292 (8/19/23) Holobaugh submitted Austin Hubbard via triangle choke at 2:39 of the second round to win The Ultimate Fighter 31 lightweight tournament

UFC 237 (5/11/19) Holobaugh lost a three round unanimous decision to Thiago Moises

UFC 230 (11/3/18) Holobaugh was submitted by Shane Burgos via armbar at 2:11 of the first round

UFC Fight Night (7/14/18) Holobaugh was knocked out by Raoni Barcelos at 1:29 of the third round

UFC 159 (4/27/13) Holobaugh lost a three round unanimous decision to Steven Siler

 

The Ultimate Fighter, Season 31

In the semifinals, Holobaugh stopped Jason Knight via strikes at 2:56 of the second round

In the quarterfinals, Holobaugh submitted Lee Hammond via guillotine choke at 3:21 of the second round

 

Dana White's Contender Series, Season 1

Week one (7/11/17) Holobaugh’s win over Matt Bessette was overturned to a no contest by the Nevada State Athletic Commission due to Holobaugh’s prohibited use of a pre-fight IV

 

STRIKEFORCE HISTORY:

Marquardt vs. Saffiedine (1/12/13) Holobaugh lost a three round unanimous decision to Pat Healy

When and why did you start training for fighting? In 2008 at Gracie United gym – I was a huge fan of the UFC and found out there was a new gym in town that could provide the training I needed to get into it.

What ranks and titles have you held? Brown belt in BJJ, Hold 5 Pro titles: Titan FC lightweight champion, XFC 155 and 145 out of Mandeville, LA, FFI 155 and 145 out of Biloxi MS

Do you have any heroes? My kids

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It means a kid from a small town made it and can possibly provide my family with a good life because of it. 

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? No

What was your job before you started fighting? Alarm technician

Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? Undefeated as an amateur (8-0)

Favorite grappling technique: Heel hooks

Favorite Striking technique: Jab