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Welterweight Division


"The Welsh Gangster"

Oban Elliott

Welterweight Division

10-2-0 (W-L-D)


Wins by Knockout


Wins by Submission


First Round Finishes

Oban Elliott

athlete record


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

Place of Birth
Stroud, United Kingdom
Fighting style
Octagon Debut
Feb. 17, 2024
Leg reach
  • Pro since 2019
  • Two wins by KO, three by submission (2 RNC, Kimura)
  • Four first-round finishes
  • On six-fight winning streak
  • Lost 2020 bout to UFC vet Michal Figlak
  • Reported 7-0 amateur record
  • Origin of nickname: “I got it by taking on anyone at any time at any weight!”

UFC 298 (2/17/24) Elliott won a three round unanimous decision over Val Woodburn 


Dana White's Contender Series, Season 7

Episode three (8/22/23) Elliott won a three round majority decision over Kaik Brito

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training from the age of five; it’s all I’ve ever known. I kept up the training in honor of my late father, and it has now blossomed into a successful professional career.

What ranks and titles have you held? BMF European champ

Do you have any heroes? My grandfather, Ric Flair, Hulk Hogan, Brock Lesnar, Chael Sonnen, to name a few

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It means everything I have gone through in my life has been worth it.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I went to the University of West England and secured a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management

What was your job before you started fighting? I still work as a Trackman on the Railway

Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? Three-time Cage Warriors Academy Champion

Specific accomplishments in pro competition? I have wins across lightweight, welterweight and middleweight. I am the embodiment of “anyone, anywhere, anytime.” Chael taught me that

Ranks in any martial arts styles: Purple belt in BJJ

Favorite grappling technique: Elbow to the temple

Favorite Striking technique: Left hook to the jaw