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Lightweight Division


"The SteamRolla"

Matt Frevola

Lightweight Division

11-4-1 (W-L-D)


Wins by Knockout


Wins by Submission


First Round Finishes

Matt Frevola

athlete record


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

Place of Birth
Huntington, United States
Trains at
Fighting style
Octagon Debut
Aug. 29, 2017
Leg reach
  • Pro since 2014

  • Four wins by KO, three by submission (Guillotine, triangle armbar, arm triangle)

  • Six first round finishes

  • 5-3-1 in his last nine bouts

  • Origin of nickname: “It was given to me by the late Uncle Dolze, Dave Dolan, who never missed a fight.”

UFC 295 (11/11/23) Frevola was knocked out by Benoît Saint Denis at 1:31 of the first round 

UFC 288 (5/6/23) Frevola stopped Drew Dober via strikes at 4:08 of the first round 

UFC 281 (11/12/22) Frevola knocked out Ottman Azaitar at 2:30 of the first round 

UFC 270 (1/22/22) Frevola stopped Genaro Valdez Soto via strikes at 3:15 of the first round

UFC 263 (6/12/21) Frevola was knocked out by Terrance McKinney at :07 of the first round

UFC 257 (1/24/21) Frevola lost a three round unanimous decision to Arman Tsarukyan

UFC Fight Night (10/12/19) Frevola won a three round split decision over Luis Pena

UFC 236 (4/13/19) Frevola won a three round unanimous decision over Jalin Turner

UFC 230 (11/3/18) Frevola fought to a three-round draw with Lando Vannata

UFC Fight Night (1/14/18) Frevola was knocked out by Marco Polo Reyes at 1:00 of the first round


Dana White's Contender Series, Season 1 

Week 8 (8/29/17) Frevola submitted Luke Flores via arm triangle choke at 3:32 of the second round

When and why did you start training for fighting? It’s the ultimate competition, man vs man, no one to pass the blame to, no excuses. I fell in love with the martial arts lifestyle - Discipline, respect, loyalty, humility, hard work. 

Do you have any heroes? My father

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It means I earned the right to test my skills and fight the best fighters in the world. 

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Criminology 

What was your job before you started fighting? Security, construction, I was the gym janitor, and I am in the Army reserves 

Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? 9-0 amateur record, Costa Rica lightweight champ, USAL lightweight champ

Ranks in any martial arts styles: Brown belt in BJJ

Favorite grappling technique: Triangle 

Favorite Striking technique: Spinning back kick