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Light Heavyweight Division

"The Hanyak"

Dustin Jacoby

Light Heavyweight Division

19-9-1 (W-L-D)


Wins by Knockout


First Round Finishes

Dustin Jacoby

athlete record


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

Place of Birth
Fort Morgan, United States
Trains at
Factory X
Fighting style
Octagon Debut
Oct. 29, 2011
Leg reach
  • Pro since 2010
  • 12 wins by KO, one by submission (Triangle choke)
  • 12 first round finishes
  • Four wins in 1:05 or less
  • Has won 11 of his last 18 (11-6-1) and five of his last nine
  • 7-4-1 in second UFC stint
  • Owns wins over UFC vets Cody East, Andrew Sanchez and Tim Williams
  • Has also faced David Branch, King Mo Lawal and John Salter
  • Origin of nickname: “A Polish soldier. A rebel without a cause. An aggressive athlete. My grandmother used to call my twin brother and I ‘little hanyaks’ when we were growing up.” 

UFC on ESPN (6/8/24) Jacoby was knocked out by Dominick Reyes at 2:00 of the second round 

UFC 296 (12/16/23) Jacoby lost a three round unanimous decision to Alonzo Menifield 

UFC on ESPN (8/5/23) Jacoby stopped Kennedy Nzechukwu via strikes at 1:22 of the first round 

UFC on ESPN (4/15/23) Jacoby lost a three round unanimous decision to Azamat Murzakanov

UFC Fight Night (10/29/22) Jacoby lost a three round split decision to Khalil Rountree Jr. 

UFC on ABC (7/16/22) Jacoby knocked out Da-un Jung at 3:13 of the first round

UFC 272 (3/5/22) Jacoby won a three round unanimous decision over Michal Oleksiejczuk

UFC 268 (11/6/21) Jacoby won a three round unanimous decision over John Allan

UFC on ESPN (8/28/21) Jacoby stopped Darren Stewart via strikes at 3:04 of the first round

UFC on ESPN (5/1/21) Jacoby fought to a three-round draw with Ion Cutelaba

UFC Fight Night (2/27/21) Jacoby won a three round unanimous decision over Maxim Grishin

UFC Fight Night (10/31/20) Jacoby stopped Justin Ledet via strikes at 2:38 of the first round

UFC on FOX (1/28/12) Jacoby was submitted by Chris Camozzi via guillotine choke at 1:08 of the third round

UFC 137 (10/29/11) Jacoby lost a three round unanimous decision to Clifford Starks


Dana White's Contender Series, Season 4

Episode one (8/4/20) Jacoby won a three round unanimous decision over Ty Flores

When and why did you start training for fighting? I began training full-time in June of 2010. My twin brother started fighting before me and I followed suit. 

What ranks and titles have you held? CFFC middleweight champion. Ranked as high as #2 in the world in the Glory Kickboxing middleweight division. 

Do you have any heroes? My family and friends. The people I surround myself with daily. 

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It’s been a goal of mine to get back for almost a decade now. I’m looking forward to the

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I went to Culver-Stockton College in Canton, MO and Quincy University in Quincy, IL. I majored in Business Management. 

What was your job before you started fighting? Fighting has been my job since I got out of college. 

Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? I held four amateur titles and went 9-1. 

Specific accomplishments in pro competition? CFFC middleweight champion. UFC, Bellator, WSOF, Titan FC vet. Four-time tournament style fighting champion. Glory Kickboxing middleweight title contender. 

Favorite grappling technique: Triangle choke 

Favorite Striking technique: Knees to the dome