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Bantamweight Division



Brad Katona

Bantamweight Division

15-3-0 (W-L-D)


Wins by Knockout


Wins by Submission


First Round Finishes

Brad Katona

athlete record


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

Place of Birth
Winnipeg, Canada
Octagon Debut
Jul. 6, 2018
Leg reach
  • Competed on Team Chandler and Team McGregor on TUF 31
  • Team Cormier on TUF 27
  • Pro since 2014
  • One win by KO, four by submission (2 guillotine, 2 RNC)
  • Two first round finishes

UFC 297 (1/20/24) Katona lost a three round unanimous decision to Garrett Armfield 

UFC 292 (8/19/23) Katona won a three round unanimous decision over Cody Gibson to win the TUF 31 bantamweight title

UFC Fight Night (9/14/19) Katona lost a three round unanimous decision to Hunter Azure

UFC Fight Night (5/4/19) Katona lost a three round unanimous decision to Merab Dvalishvili

UFC 231 (12/8/18) Katona won a three round unanimous decision over Matthew Lopez

TUF 27 Finale (7/6/18) Katona won a three round unanimous decision over Jay Cucciniello to win the TUF 27 featherweight title


The Ultimate Fighter, Season 31

In the semifinals, Katona won a three-round split decision over Timur Valiev

In the quarterfinals, Katona won a two round unanimous decision over Carlos Vera


The Ultimate Fighter, Season 27

On episode 10 (semifinals), Katona submitted Bryce Mitchell via rear naked choke at 4:17 of the third round

On episode two (quarterfinals), Katona won a two-round majority decision over Kyler Phillips

When and why did you start training for fighting? My martial arts journey began when I was five years old and took my first Karate class. When I received my black belt at 14, I began training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu at the Winnipeg Academy of Mixed Martial Arts and after winning my first grappling match it became my passion. Ever since, I’ve been working towards entering the UFC and becoming world champion.

What ranks and titles have you held? I am a black belt in both Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Shotokan Karate. TUF 27 featherweight winner

Do you have any heroes? I have never held one person particularly as a hero.

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? I have been working towards this goal for over 10 years, and having the opportunity to compete in the UFC is confirmation that I have been and am on the right path. It is one of the rewards of all my effort. 

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I went to the University of Manitoba and graduated with a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering

What was your job before you started fighting? Before I started training full-time I was a Mechanical Engineer

Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? I was the 2013 Canadian Golden Gloves Champion and a member of the Canadian National Boxing team.  

Favorite grappling technique: Rear Naked Choke

Favorite Striking technique: Left hook