Stats & Records
Wins by Knockout
Wins by Submission
Wins by Decision
- Sig. Strikes Landed
- Sig. Strikes Attempted
- Takedowns Landed
- Takedowns Attempted
- Sig. Str. Defense is the percentage of significant strikes attempted against a fighter that do not land.
- Takedown defense is the percentage of takedowns attempted against a fighter that do not land.
- Knockdown Avg. is the average number of knockdowns per 15 Minutes window.
Sig. Str. By Position
Sig. Str. by target
Win by Method
- Pro since 2007
- Eight wins by knockout, four by submission (reverse bulldog choke, 2 RNC, guillotine)
- Six first round finishes
- Has won six of his last 12
- Went 3-1 as a UFC welterweight
- Has 3-6, 1 NC record in UFC lightweight division (2013-16, 2019-present)
UFC Fight Night (6/26/21) Medeiros lost a three round unanimous decision to Damir Hadzovic
UFC Fight Night (2/15/20) Medeiros lost a three round unanimous decision to Lando Vannata
UFC Fight Night (1/19/19) Medeiros was stopped by Gregor Gillespie via strikes at 4:59 of the second round
UFC Fight Night (2/18/18) Medeiros was stopped by Donald Cerrone via strikes at 4:58 of the first round
UFC 218 (12/2/17) Medeiros stopped Alex Oliveira via strikes at 2:02 of the third round
UFC 212 (6/3/17) Medeiros stopped Erick Silva via strikes at 2:01 of the second round
UFC 203 (9/10/16) Medeiros submitted Sean Spencer via rear naked choke at :49 of the second round
UFC 198 (5/14/16) Medeiros lost a three round unanimous decision to Francisco Trinaldo
UFC 194 (12/12/15) Medeiros won a three round split decision over John Makdessi
UFC Fight Night (6/6/15) Medeiros was stopped by Dustin Poirier via strikes at 2:38 of the first round
TUF 20 Finale (12/12/14) Medeiros submitted Joe Proctor via guillotine choke at 4:37 of the first round
UFC 177 (8/30/14) Medeiros submitted Damon Jackson via reverse bulldog choke at 1:54 of the second round
UFC 172 (4/26/14) Medeiros was submitted by Jim Miller via guillotine choke at 3:18 of the first round
UFC Fight for the Troops 3 (11/6/13) Medeiros’ KO win over Yves Edwards was overturned to a no contest due to Medeiros’ positive post-fight test for marijuana
UFC 159 (4/27/13) Medeiros lost via TKO to Rustam Khabilov due to injury at 2:32 of the first round
Fedor vs. Werdum (6/26/10) Medeiros knocked out Gareth Joseph at 1:19 of the second round
Challengers 6 (2/26/10) Medeiros won a three round unanimous decision over Raul Castillo
TRAINING: Focused on movement/footwork, flexibility/breathing, tenacity and, most of all, injury prevention.
When and why did you start training for fighting? I was always competitive growing up. I took karate and wrestled in High School and then went up to 245 pounds. I got sick looking in the mirror and I started training to lose weight. I had my first amateur fight, and I felt I could prosper in this, so I became passionate about training and my health.
What ranks and titles have you held? 205 destiny state title.
Do you have any heroes? Professor Martin Buell & my father for my upbringing, Nick and Nate Diaz for changing my nutrition and instilling a great work ethic and healthiness in my life.
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It means I can finally represent myself, my team, and especially Hawaii, in the best fighting promotion in the world.
What was your job before you started fighting? Painter
Favorite grappling technique: Guillotine
Favorite Striking technique: Liver shot