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"Nightmare"

William Knight

Heavyweight Division

11-4-0 (W-L-D)

9

Wins by Knockout

6

First Round Finishes

William Knight

athlete record

Event Results

Info

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

Status
Active
Place of Birth
Manchester, United States
Trains at
Thornton Mixed Martial Arts
Fighting style
Brawler
Age
34
Height
70.00
Weight
251.00
Octagon Debut
Sep. 26, 2020
Reach
73.00
Leg reach
40.00

Fighter Facts

  • Pro since 2018
     
  • Nine wins by knockout
     
  • Has won five of his last eight
     
  • Six first-round finishes
     
  • 2-1 between DWCS appearances
     
  • Origin of nickname: “From the game Soul Blade.”

 

UFC History
UFC Fight Night
(4/16/22) Knight was stopped by Devin Clark via strikes at 3:21 of the third round 
UFC 271 (2/12/22) Knight lost a three round unanimous decision to Maxim Grishin
UFC Fight Night (8/21/21) Knight knocked out Fabio Cherant 3:58 of the first round
UFC Fight Night (4/10/21) Knight lost a three round unanimous decision to Da-un Jung
UFC 253 (9/26/20) Knight won a three round unanimous decision over Aleksa Camur

Dana White's Contender Series, Season 4
Episode 5
(9/1/20) Knight stopped Cody Brundage via strikes at 2:23 of the first round

Dana White's Contender Series, Season 3
Episode 8
(8/13/19) Knight stopped Herdem Alecabek via strikes at 4:34 of the third round

 

Q&A

When and why did you start training for fighting? End of 2015, because I was lazy and not doing anything.
What ranks and titles have you held? Ranked #1 LHW in New England as amateur and pro. Premier FC champ amateur and pro, amateur Reality Fighting champ, NYFE amateur champ
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? To be established, take care of my family and use this platform to put Connecticut on the map.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Automotive tech school.
What was your job before you started fighting? Maintenance / merchandise handler
Favorite grappling technique: Hip throw
Favorite striking technique: Basic 1-2