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Malcolm Gordon

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14-6-0 (W-L-D)

5

Wins by Knockout

6

Wins by Submission

8

First Round Finishes

Malcolm Gordon

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

Status
Active
Place of Birth
Calgary, Canada
Fighting style
Jiu-Jitsu
Age
32
Height
67.00
Weight
138.00
Octagon Debut
Jul. 18, 2020
Reach
71.00
Leg reach
37.00
  • Pro since 2012
     
  • Five wins by KO, six by submission (RNC, 2 armbar, 3 kimura)
     
  • Eight first round finishes
     
  • Holds 2014 win over UFC vet Chris Kelades
     
  • Has won six of his last nine 
     
  • Origin of nickname: “I have multiple origins on this one, so it depends totally who you’re talking to. I think most likely someone correlated that the real Malcolm X and I both share the same birth date.”

UFC 280 (10/22/22) Gordon was submitted by Muhammad Mokaev via armbar at 4:26 of the third round 

UFC Fight Night (2/5/22) Gordon defeated Denys Bondar via TKO (injury) at 1:22 of the first round

UFC on ESPN (7/17/21) Gordon won a three round unanimous decision over Francisco Figueiredo

UFC on ESPN (11/28/20) Gordon was knocked out by Sumudaerji at :44 of the first round

UFC Fight Night (7/18/20) Gordon was submitted by Amir Albazi via triangle choke at 4:42 of the first round

 

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training at a young age in Calgary, Alberta, fell in love with jiu-jitsu and shortly after high school started taking competing a little bit more serious. I moved away and told my parents one day I’m gonna be in the UFC. 

What ranks and titles have you held? Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt under Jorge Britto. I also own several titles in various organizations, most notably the TKO flyweight title as well as the HAVOC FC flyweight title, WXC flyweight title, and Prodigy bantamweight title.  

Do you have any heroes? My pops is my hero. If it wasn’t for him, martial arts would have been a much different story. His out of the box way of thinking is what’s allowed me to get so creative in the ring. 

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? I feel like it’s a long time coming and I’ve worked really hard to get to the spot, but that being said, now that I’m here the game is changed so I’m ready for the ride.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? University of Hard Knocks with a PHD in A.S.S Kicking.

Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? Numerous gold medals for grappling 

Favorite grappling technique: The one you’re weakest at.

Favorite Striking technique: The one you don’t see coming.