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#11 Bantamweight Division

Active

"The Matrix"

Kyler Phillips

Bantamweight Division

12-2-0 (W-L-D)

5

Wins by Knockout

2

Wins by Submission

5

First Round Finishes

Kyler Phillips

athlete record

Info

Learn more about Kyler Phillips' UFC history, fighter facts, and Q&A below.

Status
Active
Place of Birth
Torrance, United States
Trains at
The MMA Lab
Age
28
Height
68.00
Weight
135.00
Octagon Debut
Aug. 1, 2017
Reach
72.00
Leg reach
38.00
  • Pro since 2016

     
  • Team Miocic on TUF 27

     
  • Five wins by KO, two by submission (Ankle lock, triangle armbar)

     
  • Has won seven of his last eight and three in a row 

     
  • Five first round finishes

     
  • Had 4-0 amateur record

     
  • Origin of nickname: “My dad gave it to me in middle school because my martial arts were becoming multi-dimensional.”

UFC 299 (3/9/24) Phillips won a three round unanimous decision over Pedro Munhoz 

UFC on ESPN (8/5/23) Phillips won a three round unanimous decision over Raoni Barcelos 

UFC 271 (2/12/22) Phillips submitted Marcelo Rojo via triangle armbar at 1:48 of the third round

UFC on ESPN (7/24/21) Phillips lost a three round majority decision to Raulian Paiva

UFC 259 (3/6/21) Phillips won a three round unanimous decision over Song Yadong

UFC on ESPN (10/3/20) Phillips stopped Cameron Else via strikes at :44 of the second round

UFC Fight Night (2/29/20) Phillips won a three-round unanimous decision over Gabriel Silva

 

The Ultimate Fighter, Season 27

On episode two, Phillips lost a two-round majority decision to Brad Katona

 

Dana White's Contender Series, Season 1 

Week 4 (8/1/17) Phillips stopped James Gray Jr. via strikes at :46 of the first round

When and why did you start training for fighting? My father started me at the Gracie Academy at three, I fell in love with the arts around 12.



What ranks and titles have you held? 2012 IBJJF world champion, 2013 CIF wrestling champion.



Do you have any heroes? Mom and Dad



What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It means fulfilling my purpose and starting a new chapter of war.



What was your job before you started fighting? Helping mom out, teaching jiu-jitsu, high school



Ranks in any martial arts styles: Carlson Gracie Jiu-Jitsu brown belt, Nikidokai red / black belt.



Favorite grappling technique: Matrix armbar