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Welterweight Division

Not Fighting

"The Gentleman"

Micheal Gillmore

Welterweight Division

6-5-0 (W-L-D)


Wins by Knockout


Wins by Decision

Micheal Gillmore

athlete record


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

Not Fighting
Place of Birth
Lansing, United States
Fighting style
Octagon Debut
Aug. 28, 2021
Leg reach

Fighter Facts

  • Team Ortega on TUF 29

  • Pro since 2015

  • Three wins by KO

  • Two first-round finishes

  • Has won three of his last five

  • Reported 8-2 amateur record

UFC History

UFC Fight Night (2/26/22) Gillmore was submitted by Ramiz Brahimaj via rear-naked choke at 2:02 of the first round

UFC Fight Night (8/28/21) Gillmore was defeated by Andre Petroski via TKO at 3:12 of round three

The Ultimate Fighter, Season 29

Quarterfinals – Gillmore was submitted by Gilbert Urbina via rear naked choke in the first round



When and why did you start training for fighting? I started in 2012. I was finished with football at Northwood University. I went to a WEC event to watch a high school teammate / friend, Dominick Cruz, fight. That was my first exposure to MMA. I was still needing competition after football and I was hooked after that event.

What ranks and titles have you held? WKC (World Karate Commission) National and World gold medal 2019.

Do you have any heroes? My dad. I didn’t like a lot of the rules and parenting growing up and I’m sure I made it difficult, but he stayed on me and made me who I am now. I consider him my best friend now and he’s the best man at my upcoming wedding.

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It means that I’ve accomplished a goal that’s been in the works for close to 10 years. It means the start of a new set of goals that includes financial security for myself and my family.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Northwood University – MBA after undergrad

What was your job before you started fighting? Investigator for an insurance company. Responsible for various fraud investigations from fake injuries, staged accidents, ambulance chasing attorneys / medical providers, arson, theft, etc.

Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? Win over Khaos Williams (now a teammate)

Ranks in any martial arts styles: Brown belt in Go-Ti (Karate)

Favorite grappling technique: Ground and pound

Favorite Striking technique: Right hand