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Heavyweight Division

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"The Mad Titan"

Yorgan De Castro

Heavyweight Division

6-3-0 (W-L-D)


Wins by Knockout


Wins by Decision

Yorgan De Castro

athlete record


Learn more about Yorgan De Castro's UFC history, fighter facts, and Q&A below.

Not Fighting
Place of Birth
Mindelo, Cabo Verde
Trains at
Regiment Training Center
Fighting style
Octagon Debut
Oct. 5, 2019
Leg reach

Fighter Facts

  • Pro since 2017

  • Five wins by KO

  • Four first round finishes

  • On three-fight losing streak

  • Origin of nickname: “When people watched The Avengers, they told me I reminded them of Thanos, the Mad Titan.”


UFC History

UFC Fight Night (4/10/21) De Castro was knocked out by Jarjis Danho at 3:02 of the first round

UFC on ESPN (10/4/20) De Castro lost a three round unanimous decision to Carlos Felipe

UFC 249 (5/9/20) De Castro lost a three round unanimous decision to Greg Hardy

UFC 243 (10/5/19) De Castro knocked out Justin Tafa at 2:10 of the first round

Dana White's Contender Series, Season 3

Episode 1
(6/18/19) De Castro stopped Alton Meeks via strikes at 4:45 of the first round



When and why did you start training for fighting? I started in 2008 in Portugal to get in shape, and after six months I was getting my first amateur fight.

What ranks and titles have you held? NEF champion, 3rd ranked New England pro heavyweight, 2nd ranked New England pro light heavyweight

Do you have any heroes? My mother, who was single and took care of three kids, teaching us about respect, love and to never give up on our dreams.

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? Fighting in the UFC means everything to me; it’s a dream come true. 

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? No. I just finished high school. I couldn’t afford college.

What was your job before you started fighting? I used to be driver at Jordan’s Furniture and now I am working as security at Fall River Public School

Favorite grappling technique: Kimura

Favorite striking technique: Low kick