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#13 Heavyweight Division


"King Kong"

Alexandr Romanov

Heavyweight Division

17-3-0 (W-L-D)


Wins by Knockout


Wins by Submission


First Round Finishes

Alexandr Romanov

athlete record


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

Place of Birth
Comrat City, Moldova
Fighting style
Octagon Debut
Apr. 25, 2020
Leg reach
  • Pro since 2016

  • Six wins by KO, nine by submission (Arm triangle, 2 Neck crank, 3 forearm choke, 2 RNC, keylock)

  • 11 first round finishes

  • Four wins in 1:15 or less

  • Holds 2018 win over Strikeforce vet Virgil Zwicker

UFC 302 (6/1/24) Romanov was submitted by Jailton Almeida via rear naked choke at 2:27 of the first round 

UFC on ESPN (7/1/23) Romanov won a three round unanimous decision over Blagoy Ivanov

UFC Fight Night (3/11/23) Romanov was stopped by Alexander Volkov via strikes at 2:16 of the first round 

UFC 278 (8/20/22) Romanov lost a three round majority decision to Marcin Tybura 

UFC on ESPN (4/30/22) Romanov submitted Chase Sherman via keylock at 2:11 of the first round

UFC Fight Night (10/9/21) Romanov stopped Jared Vanderaa via strikes at 4:43 of the second round

UFC on ESPN (4/17/21) Romanov won a technical split decision over Juan Espino at 1:05 of the third round when he was accidentally fouled and unable to continue

UFC on ESPN (11/7/20) Romanov submitted Marcos Rogerio de Lima via forearm choke at 4:48 of the first round

UFC Fight Night (9/12/20) Romanov submitted Roque Martinez via arm triangle choke at 4:22 of the second round

When and why did you start training for fighting? 2016, the year of the National MMA Championship of Moldova.

What ranks and titles have you held? Two-time bronze medalist of Europe Grappling UWW

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It was my dream.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Comrat State University faculty of Law. Chisinau Sport Institute (USEFS) pedagogical faculty.

What was your job before you started fighting? I'm a coach in Comrat Sport School.

Favorite grappling technique: Kimura

Favorite Striking technique: Muay Thai