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Welterweight Division


Ramiz Brahimaj

Welterweight Division

10-5-0 (W-L-D)


Wins by Submission


First Round Finishes

Ramiz Brahimaj

athlete record


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

Place of Birth
The Bronx, United States
Trains at
Fortis MMA
Fighting style
Octagon Debut
Nov. 7, 2020
Leg reach
  • Pro since 2014

  • Has won four of his last eight

  • Owns 2018 win over UFC vet William Macario

  • All 10 wins by submission (5 RNC, kimura, 3 guillotine, arm triangle)

  • Nine first-round finishes

UFC Fight Night (5/18/24) Brahimaj lost a three round unanimous decision to Themba Gorimbo 

UFC Fight Night (2/26/22) Brahimaj submitted Micheal Gillmore via rear naked choke at 2:02 of the first round

UFC on ESPN (1/15/22) Brahimaj lost a three round unanimous decision to Court McGee

UFC on ESPN (8/21/21) Brahimaj submitted Sasha Palatnikov via rear naked choke at 2:33 of the first round

UFC on ESPN (11/7/20) Brahimaj lost via TKO (doctor stoppage) to Max Griffin at 2:03 of the third round

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training seriously for MMA when I was 17 while I was a junior in high school. I always loved fighting and always loved the UFC.

What ranks and titles have you held? BJJ blue belt

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It means the world for me to earn my first UFC contract and fight for the best organization in the world, and not only that, but staying in the UFC and re-signing multiple contracts and making a name for myself in this organization.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I attended community college. I’m very close to wrapping up my associates’ degree.

What was your job before you started fighting? I always had many odd jobs prior to fighting. I’ve been working since I was 16 with the intention of always looking to help my family and provide for them and myself.

Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? 2-0 as an amateur.

Favorite grappling technique: My favorite grappling techniques are any ones that will help me get the finish or cause fight-ending damage.

Favorite striking technique: The same goes for striking - anything that will help me take my opponent out.