Stats & Records
Wins by Knockout
Wins by Decision
First Round Finishes
- Sig. Strikes Landed
- Sig. Strikes Attempted
- Takedowns Landed
- Takedowns Attempted
- Sig. Str. Defense is the percentage of significant strikes attempted against a fighter that do not land.
- Takedown defense is the percentage of takedowns attempted against a fighter that do not land.
- Knockdown Avg. is the average number of knockdowns per 15 Minutes window.
Sig. Str. By Position
Sig. Str. by target
Win by Method
- Pro since 2012
- Lost pro debut at 17; 14-4 since
- Has won six of his last nine
- Nine of 13 wins by KO
- Six first round finishes
UFC Fight Night (9/3/22) Haqparast won a three round unanimous decision over John Makdessi
UFC 271 (2/12/22) Haqparast lost a three round unanimous decision to Bobby Green
UFC 266 (9/25/21) Haqparast lost a three round unanimous decision to Dan Hooker
UFC Fight Night (3/13/21) Haqparast won a three round unanimous decision over Rafa Garcia
UFC Fight Night (8/8/20) Haqparast won a three round unanimous decision over Alexander Munoz
UFC 246 (1/18/20) Haqparast was knocked out by Drew Dober at 1:10 of the first round
UFC on ESPN (8/3/19) Haqparast knocked out Joaquim Silva at :36 of the second round
UFC Fight Night (10/27/18) Haqparast won a three round unanimous decision over Thibault Gouti
UFC Fight Night (7/22/18) Haqparast won a three round unanimous decision over Marc Diakiese
UFC Fight Night (10/21/17) Haqparast lost a three round unanimous decision to Marcin Held
When and why did you start training for fighting? I started MMA when I was 14 years old. I was really overweight and my parents worried about that. So they sent me to a kickboxing class. I arrived too early to the class and I watched the adults doing MMA through a window. I was amazed by this sport. I was so surprised and asked myself how they're doing such a tough sport. It was their sparring day and they sparred with 4oz gloves. Only big, shredded, tattooed men who "fought" with small gloves. I knew then that I want to become that kind of a fighter.
What ranks and titles have you held? Actually, I started straight away with MMA. I didn't have a background.
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? For me it's a dream coming true. I worked more than seven years for this moment and dedicated my youth and my life to this. Now I know the real journey to the top begins!
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I finished school with very good notes. Now I'm studying mechanical engineering at the University of Applied Science in Hamburg. Honestly, I'm only studying because I want to make my parents proud with that besides fighting. So I'm not really focusing on university right now and I only go to university after my training camp or fights for a few weeks.
What was your job before you started fighting? I'm not working because I spend my whole day with training, sleeping or recovery. A few hours a day I help my mother and father in their bakery so they can relax for some hours until I go to my next training session.
Ranks in any martial arts styles: I never look at rankings; I only focus on my improvement and my development.
Favorite grappling technique: Leg Locks
Favorite Striking technique: Overhand