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#10 Light Heavyweight Division


"Black Jag"

Carlos Ulberg

Light Heavyweight Division

11-1-0 (W-L-D)


Wins by Knockout


Wins by Submission


First Round Finishes

Carlos Ulberg

athlete record


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

Place of Birth
Auckland, New Zealand
Trains at
City Kickboxing
Fighting style
Octagon Debut
Mar. 6, 2021
Leg reach
  • Pro since 2011
  • Seven wins by KO, two by submission (undisclosed submission, RNC)
  • Six first round finishes
  • On six-fight winning streak

UFC on ESPN (5/11/24) Ulberg knocked out Alonzo Menifield at :12 of the first round 

UFC 293 (9/9/23) Ulberg submitted Da Woon Jung via rear naked choke at 4:49 of the third round 

UFC on ABC (5/13/23) Ulberg stopped Ihor Potieria via strikes at 2:09 of the first round 

UFC 281 (11/12/22) Ulberg knocked out Nicolae Negumereanu at 3:44 of the first round 

UFC on ESPN (6/25/22) Ulberg stopped Tafon Nchukwi via strikes at 1:15 of the first round

UFC 271 (2/12/22) Ulberg won a three-round unanimous decision over Fabio Cherant

UFC 259 (3/6/21) Ulberg was knocked out by Kennedy Nzechukwu at 3:19 of the second round


Dana White's Contender Series, Season 4

Episode eight (11/4/20) Ulberg knocked out Bruno Oliveira at 2:02 of the first round

When and why did you start training for fighting? My father was a boxer. I had to defend myself a lot as a child, but I didn’t really think I’d want to be a professional fighter until 2014.

What ranks and titles have you held? Kickboxing - Heavyweight 2017 King in the Ring Champion. Cruiserweight 2019 King in the Ring Champion.

Do you have any heroes? My son, Lamonte.

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It means my team and I have done everything correct and our efforts are paying dividends for me to be the UFC light heavyweight world champion much sooner and that gets me one step closer to my ultimate goal,  typing........TBC.

What was your job before you started fighting? I was aspiring to be a national rugby league player and the plan was to then switch to be an All-Black rugby player, but I found fighting gave me more of an adrenaline rush and accomplishment as an individual. The idea of being a gladiator for my people and country gave me insight to so much more, but who knows, I probably would/could go back to rugby at a later date.  

Specific accomplishments in pro competition? Boxing 1-0 before I quickly switched over to kickboxing in order to get more fights locally and found myself competing in China and signed to one of the bigger promotions - “EmLegend” of Emei.Favorite grappling technique: Leg lock

Favorite Striking technique: Feint - if I can ever master that technique