Stats & Records
Wins by Knockout
Wins by Submission
First Round Finishes
- 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 2008
- Seven wins by KO, five by submission (2 guillotine, RNC, 2 arm triangle)
- Six first round finishes
- Has won five of his last seven
- Last two pre-TUF wins were over UFC vets Josh Dodson and Francisco Rivera
- 8-2 since last UFC appearance
- Owns wins over Walel Watson and Chad George; also faced Ulysses Gomez
- Origin of nickname: “My friend Thomas Hamontree and I were always getting into a lot of shenanigans in college and were pretty wild. We came up with a philosophy for how we wanted to live our lives and called it living like a Renegade. The ideology of being a Renegade has evolved over time but has stayed true at its core. When I fight, I hope I show a glimpse of what that philosophy is all about.”
UFC 292 (8/19/23) Gibson lost a three round unanimous decision to Brad Katona in the TUF 31 bantamweight finale
UFC Fight Night (2/22/15) Gibson lost a three round unanimous decision to Douglas Silva de Andrade
UFC 178 (9/27/14) Gibson was submitted by Manvel Gamburyan via guillotine choke at 4:56 of the second round
UFC Fight Night (6/28/14) Gibson stopped Johnny Bedford via strikes at :38 of the first round
UFC 170 (2/22/14) Gibson lost a three round unanimous decision to Aljamain Sterling
The Ultimate Fighter, Season 31
In the semifinals, Gibson submitted Rico DiSciullo via arm triangle choke at 4:32 of the first round
In the quarterfinals, Gibson stopped Mando Gutierrez via strikes at 3:24 of the first round
TRAINING: My schedule varies from day to day, but typically, I train two or three times a day six days a week.
When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training when I was still wrestling in college. I would come home in the summertime and pick up a fight for a few hundred bucks. I didn’t really know how to strike or anything about jiu-jitsu back then but I enjoyed a good fist fight and I was a good wrestler.
What ranks and titles have you held? Blue belt in BJJ under Cleber Luciano/Tom Knox,Two-time California Junior College All-American wrestler for Bakersfield College, College wrestler for 5 years (Bakersfield College & Menlo College)
Do you have any heroes? My little brother Jacob is my hero. He had a stroke when he was born and is severly mentally handicapped. Although his life is limited by his disability, he is the epitome of everything that is good about this world. One of my main motivations to fight is to make him proud of me.
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? For me, it means everything and nothing. It means everything because it gives me the opportunity to provide for my family doing what I love to do. I come from a small town in central California, coach my alma mater high school wrestling team, and it means a lot for my community to have someone represent them on the national level. It means nothing because although I’ve accomplished a short-term goal of making it to the UFC, I haven’t done anything yet, and, until I do, it doesn’t mean anything.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I went to Bakersfield Junior College and Menlo College (Bay Area). I have a B.A degree in History. I also recently finished my teaching credential program and hold a preliminary teaching credential. I am currently enrolled in my last semester of college at Brandman University, where I am pursuing my Masters Degree in education.
What was your job before you started fighting? I’ve been working as a substitute teacher for the last three and a half years while I’ve been pursuing MMA and continuing my education. I also coach wrestling at Mt.Whitney High School, which is my alma mater.
Favorite grappling technique: D’arce choke, Anaconda choke, guillotine
Favorite striking technique: Uppercuts, hooks, liver kick