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Nate Maness

Flyweight Division

16-3-0 (W-L-D)


Wins by Knockout


Wins by Submission


First Round Finishes

Nate Maness

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Learn more about Nate Maness' UFC history, fighter facts, and Q&A below.

Place of Birth
Jackson, United States
Octagon Debut
Aug. 1, 2020
Leg reach
  • Pro since 2013
  • Six wins by KO, three by submission (2 RNC, Brabo)
  • Five first round finishes
  • Has won five of his last seven
  • Origin of nickname: “I was maybe 15 years old and me and my buddies were picking out nicknames and ‘Mayhem’ went well with Maness.”

UFC Fight Night (10/7/23) Maness stopped Mateus Mendonça via strikes at 4:40 of the first round 

UFC Fight Night (11/5/22) Maness was submitted by Tagir Ulanbekov via guillotine choke at 2:11 of round one 

UFC on ESPN (6/25/22) Maness lost a three round unanimous decision to Umar Nurmagomedov

UFC Fight Night (9/18/21) Maness stopped Tony Gravely via strikes at 2:10 of the second round

UFC on ESPN (11/28/20) Maness submitted Luke Sanders via rear naked choke at 2:29 of the second round

UFC Fight Night (8/1/20) Maness won a three round unanimous decision over Johnny Munoz

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started at 15 years old after watching GSP fight.

What ranks and titles have you held? TKO 135 belt, Warrior FC 155 belt and Hardrock 145 belt.

Do you have any heroes? My parents, who have always sacrificed to give me the best that they could.

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? Not everyone gets to live their dream and I’m doing that in the UFC.

What was your job before you started fighting? Still working construction. Mostly roofing.

Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? 145 Hook n Shoot belt, Hardrock 135 & 155 belts, Bluegrass brawl 135 belt and Throwdown in the Fort 145 belt.

Ranks in any martial arts styles: Blue belt in BJJ

Favorite grappling technique: D’Arce Choke

Favorite Striking technique: Straight left