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Lightweight Division


"The Bosnian Bomber"

Damir Hadzovic

Lightweight Division

14-7-0 (W-L-D)


Wins by Knockout


Wins by Submission


First Round Finishes

Damir Hadzovic

athlete record


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

Place of Birth
Gorzade, Bosnia & Herzegovina
Trains at
Rumble Sports - Copenhagen
Octagon Debut
Apr. 10, 2016
Leg reach

Fighter Facts

  • Pro since 2009

  • Has won 10 of his last 15

  • Holds win over UFC vet John Maguire. Has lost to UFC vets Krzysztof Jotko and Andreas Stahl

  • Four first round finishes

  • Seven wins by KO, three by submission (Armbar, brabo choke, RNC)

UFC History

UFC Fight Night
(7/23/22) Hadzovic lost a three round unanimous decision to Marc Diakiese 

UFC Fight Night (6/26/21) Hadzovic won a three round unanimous decision over Yancy Medeiros

UFC Fight Night (3/14/20) Hadzovic was submitted by Renato Moicano via rear naked choke at :44 of the first round

UFC Fight Night (6/1/19) Hadzovic lost a three round unanimous decision to Christos Giagos

UFC Fight Night (2/23/19) Hadzovic stopped Marco Polo Reyes via strikes at 2:03 of the second round

UFC Fight Night (7/22/18) Hadzovic won a three round split decision over Nick Hein

UFC Fight Night (2/3/18) Hadzovic lost a three round unanimous decision to Alan Patrick

UFC Fight Night (5/28/17) Hadzovic knocked out Marcin Held at :07 of the third round

UFC Fight Night (4/10/16) Hadzovic was knocked out by Mairbek Taisumov at 3:44 of the first round


TRAINING: Pads and technique in the morning. Sparring, Cardio, wrestling, jiu-jitsu, kickboxing in the evening. It depends on the day.

When and why did you start training for fighting? I just tried it once with a friend. I was a bodybuilder at that point, and this small guy submitted me and owned me on the mats, so I had to learn this MMA, and that's how I fell in love with the sport.

What ranks and titles have you held? I am a purple belt in BJJ, but never really trained with a GI. I could have been a black belt now if I just trained BJJ.

Do you have any heroes? My parents.

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? I am proud of myself to achieve and come this far after nine years of training MMA. I am the number three guy from Denmark and number four from Bosnia to ever come in the UFC, so it is a big deal for me. All my hard work and dedication paid off and now I share the scene with the best fighters in the world in the most prestigious organization. 

What was your job before you started fighting? Factory worker, bouncer, MMA referee/judge

Favorite grappling technique: Love most of them

Favorite Striking technique: Liver shot, head shot - I have too many favorites