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Shane Young

Featherweight Division

13-6-0 (W-L-D)

6

Wins by Knockout

4

Wins by Submission

3

Wins by Decision

Shane Young

athlete record

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Info

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

Status
Active
Hometown
Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
Trains at
City Kickboxing
Fighting style
MMA
Age
28
Height
68.00
Weight
145.50
Octagon Debut
Nov. 18, 2017
Reach
72.50
Leg reach
39.00

Fighter Facts

  • Pro since 2012
     
  • Six wins by KO, four by submission (3 RNC, 1 undisclosed choke)
     
  • Has won seven of his last nine
     
  • Had 4-0 amateur record

 

UFC History

UFC 260 (3/27/21) Young lost a three round unanimous decision to Omar Morales
UFC 253 (9/27/20) Young was knocked out by Ludovit Klein at 1:16 of the first round
UFC 234 (2/10/19) Young won a three round unanimous decision over Austin Arnett
UFC Fight Night (6/23/18) Young stopped Rolando Dy via strikes at 4:40 of the second round
UFC Fight Night (11/18/17) Young lost a three round unanimous decision to Alexander Volkanovski

 

Q&A

TRAINING: 7 days a week in the gym, ranging from 3-6 hours per day. It’s not an easy life, but it's a good life.
When and why did you start training for fighting? I had my first amateur fight in 2011. I wrestled in high school and it seemed like a natural progression.
Do you have any heroes? Robel Hailu – a great Ethiopian humanitarian and philanthropist who also dabbles in MMA training.
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC?  I set the goal of reaching the UFC early in my career and this is the culmination of years of hard work.
What was your job before you started fighting? I was a qualified builder and a foreman at Bridge City Building Co.
Ranks in any martial arts styles: BJJ blue belt
Favorite grappling technique: Reverse de la Riva - Kiss of the Dragon
Favorite Striking technique: Half 2