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Middleweight Division

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"Da Don"

Tafon Nchukwi

Middleweight Division

6-4-0 (W-L-D)


Wins by Knockout


First Round Finishes

Tafon Nchukwi

athlete record


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

Not Fighting
Place of Birth
Trains at
Team Lloyd Irvin
Octagon Debut
Dec. 19, 2020
Leg reach
  • Pro since 2019

  • Four wins by KO

  • Two first-round finishes

  • Scored first-round TKO of UFC vet William Knight on 11/22/19

UFC on ESPN (8/12/23) Nchukwi lost a three round unanimous decision to AJ Dobson 

UFC on ESPN (6/25/22) Nchukwi was stopped by Carlos Ulberg via strikes at 1:15 of the first round

UFC Fight Night (3/12/22) Nchukwi was knocked out by Azamat Murzakanov at :44 of the third round

UFC Fight Night (9/18/21) Nchukwi won a three round unanimous decision over Mike Rodriguez

UFC on ESPN (5/8/21) Nchukwi lost a three round majority decision to Junyong Park

UFC Fight Night (12/19/20) Nchukwi won a three round unanimous decision over Jamie Pickett


Dana White's Contender Series, Season 4

Episode six (9/8/20) Nchukwi knocked out Al Matavao at 2:01 of the second round

When and why did you start training for fighting? I turned pro in 2019. I’ve been getting ready for this fight since March. 

What ranks and titles have you held? RFS heavyweight champion, 2x WKA world champion, 3x WKA regional champion, Jiu-Jitsu blue belt, IBJJF 2016 PAN blue belt medalist.

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It means everything; I have sacrificed a lot chasing this path.

What was your job before you started fighting? Security, Uber driver

Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? 4-0 MMA Record, 13-1 Muay Thai record 

Favorite grappling technique: Armbar 

Favorite Striking technique: 
Body shots