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Parker Porter

Heavyweight Division

14-9-0 (W-L-D)


Wins by Knockout


Wins by Submission


First Round Finishes

Parker Porter

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

Place of Birth
Hartford, United States
Fighting style
Octagon Debut
Aug. 15, 2020
Leg reach
  • Pro since 2007

  • Six wins by KO, three by submission (Kimura, keylock, RNC)

  • Four first round finishes

  • Has won eight of his last 13 and four of his last seven

  • Lost bouts to Jon Jones in 2008 and Gabriel Gonzaga in 2011

UFC Fight Night (8/26/23) Porter was knocked out by Junior Tafa at 1:24 of the first round 

UFC 288 (5/6/23) Porter stopped Braxton Smith via strikes at 2:10 of the first round

UFC 284 (2/11/23) Porter was knocked out by Justin Tafa at 1:06 of the first round 

UFC Fight Night (5/21/22) Porter was submitted by Jailton Almeida via rear naked choke at 4:35 of the first round

UFC Fight Night (2/19/22) Porter won a three round unanimous decision over Alan Baudot

UFC on ESPN (8/21/21) Porter won a three round unanimous decision over Chase Sherman

UFC on ESPN (11/28/20) Porter won a three round unanimous decision over Josh Parisian

UFC 252 (8/15/20) Porter was stopped by Chris Daukaus via strikes at 4:28 of the first round

When and why did you start training for fighting? I was a fat kid growing up (really fat) and after high school I started losing weight and getting into better shape. I got into training MMA to mix up my workouts and learn some self-defense. After a few months, my coach thought I was pretty good and asked me if I’d be interested in taking a fight. I figured, why not? I’m 21 and played sports my whole life and now I have nothing to do, let’s give it a shot. I won my first fight by KO in the third round and haven’t looked back since.

What ranks and titles have you held? I’m a brown belt in BJJ and I’m the two-time heavyweight champ for Reality Fighting. 

Do you have any heroes? Not really. I have a lot of people that I respect/admire for their accomplishments, but I wouldn’t really call anyone my hero. 

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It’s a cliché, but this is a dream come true. I’ve had this goal for 14 years and I’ve had one hurdle after another slow me down and sometimes flat out derail me. Getting to this level is a huge personal accomplishment for me and gives me a strong sense of pride. 

What was your job before you started fighting? I had a couple, most recently construction and carpentry, but I’ve also been a personal trainer, worked night club security, and coached kickboxing. 

Favorite grappling technique: Kimura

Favorite Striking technique: Overhand right