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Lightweight Division

"El Gringo"

Esteban Ribovics

Lightweight Division

13-1-0 (W-L-D)


Wins by Knockout


Wins by Submission


First Round Finishes

Esteban Ribovics

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Learn more about Esteban Ribovics' UFC history, fighter facts, and Q&A below.

Place of Birth
Tartagal, Argentina
Fighting style
Octagon Debut
Mar. 4, 2023
Leg reach
  • Pro since 2015

  • Seven wins by KO, five by submission (3 Kimura, keylock, inverted triangle)

  • Seven first-round finishes

  • Wins in :07, :22, :27, :90 

  • Origin of nickname – “It was the way that my family called me when I was young.” 

UFC on ESPN (5/11/24) Ribovics knocked out Terrance McKinney at 1:35 of the first round 

UFC 290 (7/8/23) Ribovics won a three round unanimous decision over Kamuela Kirk 

UFC 285 (3/4/23) Ribovics lost a three round unanimous decision to Loik Radzhabov 


Dana White's Contender Series, Season 6 


Episode four (8/16/22) Ribovics knocked out Thomas Paull at 1:30 of the first round 

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training at the age of 12, after my father's death, and at 18, I became a professional.

What ranks and titles have you held? I have become the number one freelancer in Argentina, and won two titles "FFC Peru" and "Samurai fight house"

Do you have any heroes? My mom and my dad.

What would it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It would mean everything to me; it is to fulfill a dream, the dream of every fighter. It would change my life completely.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I went to university, but I left to dedicate myself to this sport.

What was your job before you started fighting? I always trained, taught classes in MMA gyms, and helped in the family business.

Favorite grappling technique: Kimura 

Favorite Striking technique: Cross