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Mike Malott

Welterweight Division

8-1-1 (W-L-D)

4

Wins by Knockout

4

Wins by Submission

8

First Round Finishes

Mike Malott

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Event Results

Info

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

Status
Active
Hometown
Cleveland, United States
Trains at
Team Alpha Male
Fighting style
MMA
Age
30
Height
73.00
Weight
170.50
Octagon Debut
Apr. 09, 2022
Reach
73.00
Leg reach
41.00

Fighter Facts

  • Pro since 2011
     
  • Four  wins by KO, four by submission (Guillotine, 2 armbar, RNC)
     
  • Eight first-round finishes, six in 1:42 or less
     
  • Unbeaten in five straight (4-0-1)
     
  • On four-fight winning streak
     
  • Lone loss in 2014 to UFC vet Hakeem Dawodu

UFC History

UFC 273 (4/9/22) Malott stopped Mickey Gall via strikes at 3:41 of the first round 

Dana White's Contender Seriers Season 5
Episode six
(10/5/21) Malott submitted Shimon Smotritsky via guillotine choke at :39 of the first round

 

Q&A

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training in 2006 after first seeing the UFC. I had always had a bit of an interest in martial arts, but when I saw real MMA, I was blown away.
What ranks and titles have you held? I’m the XFFC lightweight Champion.
Do you have any heroes? Not really, to be honest. I’m luckily surrounded by a lot of great mentors — I have a great team, coaches and family that inspire me.
What would it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It would mean the world to me to fight in the UFC. It’s been a goal of mine since my first day of training.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I went to Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. I earned my Bachelor of Commerce.
What was your job before you started fighting? I was in high school when I started having amateur kickboxing and Jiu Jitsu fights, so I’ve been fighting longer than working. I’ve done everything from construction/yard laboring, to working for an insurance company, to coaching UFC fighters. 
Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? I won WKC nationals in Canada for kickboxing when I was 17. Ranks in any martial arts styles: Muay Thai Kru, BJJ black belt.
Favorite grappling technique: Rear naked choke
Favorite Striking technique: Knees