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Lightweight Division


"From Hell"

Vinc Pichel

Lightweight Division

14-4-0 (W-L-D)


Wins by Knockout

Vinc Pichel

athlete record


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

Place of Birth
Lancaster, United States
Trains at
Factory X
Fighting style
Octagon Debut
Dec. 16, 2012
Leg reach
  • Team Cruz member on TUF 15
  • Pro since 2009
  • Has finished eight of 14 victories by knockout
  • Has won seven of his last nine
  • Was given nickname by his mother

UFC 273 (4/9/22) Pichel lost a three round unanimous decision to Mark Madsen

UFC on ESPN (8/21/21) Pichel won a three round unanimous decision over Austin Hubbard

UFC 252 (8/15/20) Pichel won a three round unanimous decision over Jim Miller

UFC on ESPN (6/29/19) Pichel won a three round unanimous decision over Roosevelt Roberts

UFC Fight Night (6/1/18) Pichel was submitted by Gregor Gillespie via arm triangle at 4:06 of the second round

UFC on FOX (1/27/18) Pichel won a three round unanimous decision over Joaquim Silva

UFC Fight Night (6/11/17) Pichel knocked out Damien Brown at 3:37 of the first round

UFC 173 (5/24/14) Pichel won a three round unanimous decision over Anthony Njokuani

UFC Fight Night (1/15/14) Pichel won a three round unanimous decision over Garett Whiteley

TUF 16 Finale (12/15/12) Pichel was knocked out by Rustam Khabilov at 2:15 of the first round


The Ultimate Fighter, Season 15

On episode 12 (semifinals), Pichel lost a two round unanimous decision to Al Iaquinta

On episode 11 (quarterfinals), Pichel won a two round majority decision over Chris Saunders

On episode seven, Pichel submitted John Cofer via arm triangle at :44 of the third round

On episode one, Pichel submitted Cody Pfister via rear naked choke at 3:39 of the first round

TRAINING: There is no such thing as a typical day for me. My training days and life in general is chaos and all over the place at times, but that's why I love it.

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training around 2007, because of Mark “The Bear” Smith. I was a punk kid getting into fights in the street, and he challenged me to train and to see how tough I was fighting someone that actually knew what they were doing. So I went to the gym and have been training ever since.

Do you have any heroes? Someone that has all odds against him but still comes out on top

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? Everything. It’s a dream, a goal, it’s the whole reason why I worked so hard in fighting – to get in the UFC and to test myself and see how good I am. That’s the best of the best and that’s where I want to be.

What was your job before you started fighting? I sold batteries for AAA

Ranks in any martial arts styles: Brown belt in jiu-jitsu

Favorite grappling technique: It depends on what kind of mood I’m in

Favorite Striking technique: Hellbow