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Bantamweight Division

Payton Talbott

Bantamweight Division

8-0-0 (W-L-D)


Fight Win Streak


Wins by Knockout


Wins by Submission

Payton Talbott

athlete record


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

Place of Birth
Las Vegas, United States
Trains at
Reno Academy of Combat
Octagon Debut
Nov. 18, 2023
Leg reach
  • Pro since 2021
  • Six wins by KO, one win by submission (RNC)
  • Reported 5-0 amateur record

UFC on ESPN (3/23/24) Talbott stopped Cameron Saaiman via strikes at :21 of the second round 

UFC Fight Night (11/18/23) Talbott submitted Nick Aguirre via rear naked choke at :58 of the third round 

Dana White's Contender Series, Season 7

Episode one (8/8/23) Talbott won a three round unanimous decision over Reyes Cortez Jr.

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training in 2017 because it’s what the voices told me to do.

What ranks and titles have you held? 2x KOTC amateur bantamweight champion. 3x A1 Combat bantamweight champion. 100% finish rate. Multiple-time Dean’s List in college.

Do you have any heroes? No. I've always rooted for the villains.

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It would mean my future is unfolding as planned. I will revel in the opportunity to fight under the UFC’s name but, in the end, it’s the same job.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Yes, I just obtained a bachelor’s degree in psychology at the University of Nevada Reno in 2022.

What was your job before you started fighting? I still work as a barista. I had plans of becoming a firefighter before I got this opportunity.

Accomplishments in amateur competition? Undefeated, 100% finish rate, 2x KOTC champion, 2021 IKF Muay Thai tournament champion.

Favorite grappling technique? The one where you stand up

Favorite striking technique? Jab