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Tyson Nam

Flyweight Division

21-14-1 (W-L-D)


Wins by Knockout


First Round Finishes

Tyson Nam

athlete record


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

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Place of Birth
Honolulu, United States
Trains at
Hawaii Elite MMA - Hawaii
Fighting style
Octagon Debut
Jul. 12, 2024
Leg reach
  • Pro since 2006

  • 9-6-1 in last 16 bouts

  • Has won three of his last six

  • 13 wins by KO, one by submission (RNC)

  • Nine first round finishes

  • Owns KO wins over UFC vet Ali Bagautinov and Eduardo Dantas

  • Also faced Marlon Moraes and Russell Doane

UFC on ESPN (7/15/23) Nam lost a three round split decision to Azat Maksum

UFC Fight Night (3/11/23) Nam was submitted by Bruno Silva via rear naked choke at 1:23 of the second round 

UFC on ESPN (8/13/22) Nam knocked out Ode' Osbourne at 2:59 of the first round 

UFC on ESPN (1/20/21) Nam lost a three-round split decision to Matt Schnell

UFC Fight Night (9/19/20) Nam stopped Jerome Rivera via strikes at :34 of the second round

UFC on ESPN (6/13/20) Nam knocked out Zarrukh Adashev at :32 of the first round

UFC Fight Night (2/23/20) Nam lost a three round unanimous decision to Kai Kara-France

UFC Fight Night (9/21/19) Nam lost a three round unanimous decision to Sergio Pettis

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started doing MMA as a different form of exercise. I decided to do my first amateur kickboxing match out of peer pressure. After beating some of the local talent here in Hawaii, people wanted to see if I could transition to MMA.

What ranks and titles have you held? Ranked No. 10 in the world back in 2012. No. 1 flyweight in Hawaii.

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It's a lifelong dream to fight in the Super Bowl of MMA. I can finally check that off my bucket list.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I graduated from the University of Hawaii at Manoa in exercise science. 

What was your job before you started fighting? I was a full-time student when I started mixed martial arts. 

Specific accomplishments in pro competition? Knocked out former Bellator bantamweight champion Eduardo Dantes and also the former No. 1 UFC contender, Ali Bagautinov.

Favorite grappling technique: Any position to knock you out

Favorite Striking technique: Knock you out