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Mike Breeden

Lightweight Division

11-6-0 (W-L-D)


Wins by Knockout


First Round Finishes

Mike Breeden

athlete record


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

Not Fighting
Place of Birth
Springfield, United States
Fighting style
Octagon Debut
Oct. 2, 2021
Leg reach
  • Pro since 2017

  • Nine wins by KO

  • Five first-round finishes

  • Has won six of his last 10

  • 3-3 since DWCS appearance

  • Origin of nickname: “James Krause gave me the nickname.”

UFC 294 (10/21/23) Breeden knocked out Anshul Jubli at 3:00 of the third round 

UFC on ESPN (8/12/23) Breeden was stopped by Terrance McKinney via strikes at 1:25 of the first round 

UFC on ESPN (4/30/22) Breeden lost a three round unanimous decision to Natan Levy

UFC Fight Night (10/2/21) Breeden was knocked out by Alexander Hernandez at 1:20 of the first round


Dana White's Contender Series, Season 4

Episode four (8/25/20) Breeden lost a three round unanimous decision to Anthony Romero

When and why did you start training for fighting? To lose weight and get back in shape.

What ranks and titles have you held? Purple belt in jiu-jitsu and two amateur titles. I’m not the most "credentialed" fighter, but I'm still here and exciting. 

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It means all my hard work over the last decade didn't go to waste and I achieved my ultimate goal of competing in the UFC. It will help provide better opportunities for me to be able to provide for my family. 

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I went to trade school to become an electrical journeyman for the IBEW, but realized it wasn't for me. 

What was your job before you started fighting? Electrical Apprentice for IBEW

Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? Championship belts for Shofight & Cage of Honor promotions

Favorite grappling technique: Kimura

Favorite Striking technique: Left hook