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Welterweight Division


Sam Patterson

Welterweight Division

11-2-1 (W-L-D)


Wins by Knockout


Wins by Submission


First Round Finishes

Sam Patterson

athlete record


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

Place of Birth
Watford, United Kingdom
Fighting style
Octagon Debut
Mar. 18, 2023
Leg reach
  • Pro since 2017

  • Four wins by KO, six by submission (4 guillotine, 2 RNC)

  • Five first-round finishes

  • 10-1-1 in his last 12 bouts

  • Owns 2020 first-round KO win over UFC vet Felipe Silva

  • Reported 6-0 amateur record

UFC 297 (1/20/24) Patterson submitted Yohan Lainesse via rear naked choke at 2:03 of the first round 

UFC 286 (3/18/23) Patterson was knocked out by Yanal Ashmouz at 1:15 of the first round 


Dana White's Contender Series, Season 6

Episode ten (9/27/22) Patterson submitted Vinicius Cenci via rear naked choke at 4:18 of the second round

When and why did you start training for fighting? Around 12 years ago, my parents got me and my two younger brothers into it with the mindset of self-defense, but also the mindset that if I’m spending 2-3 times a week in the gym training, then that’s 2-3 times less I’m hanging around the streets after school with mates causing trouble. And I became more and more obsessed, to the point I was going every day and never looked back. 

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? Everything! I have dedicated everything to this for the last 10 years. When I started competing at 16, I always said I would make it to the UFC when many didn’t believe me. I have put in the work, honest hard work, and I’m here. 

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I went to college from the age of 16-18 solely because I was told it was only two days a week, which meant I could train all day the other five. I had three options from my parents when leaving school at 16 - get a job, go to college or find somewhere that lets you live for free. So, college twice a week was the best option to be able to train more. 

What was your job before you started fighting? From 18-20 I was a Security engineer apprentice. I completed that and decided I wanted to train more and work less. So I turned down a full-time qualified security engineer job with good money to get little part-time jobs so I could pay my way and train more. Then, eventually, at 21, I got down to no job, turning professional and living from fight to fight to achieve this goal. 

Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? Amateur Welterweight English Champion. 

Specific accomplishments in pro competition? Ranked #2 in the Middle East, beating very high competition in my previous organisation. 

Ranks in any martial arts styles: Brown Belt in BJJ under David Lee (Ze Marcello - icon Jiu-Jitsu)

Favorite grappling technique: Guillotine choke

Favorite Striking technique: Jab