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Welterweight Division


Gabriel Bonfim

Welterweight Division

16-1-0 (W-L-D)


Wins by Knockout


Wins by Submission


First Round Finishes

Gabriel Bonfim

athlete record


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

Place of Birth
Brasilia, Brazil
Fighting style
Octagon Debut
Jan. 21, 2023
Leg reach
  • Pro since 2014
  • Three wins by KO, 12 by submission (2 Arm triangle, 4 RNC, 4 guillotine, triangle, shoulder choke)
  • Eight first round finishes
  • Brother Ismael is also on the current UFC roster
  • Origin of nickname: “Sledgehammer in Portuguese.”

UFC on ESPN (7/13/24) Bonfim won a three round unanimous decision over Ange Loosa

UFC Fight Night (11/4/23) Bonfim was stopped by Nicolas Dalby via strikes at 4:33 of the second round

UFC 291 (7/29/23) Bonfim submitted Trevin Giles via guillotine choke at 1:13 of the first round

UFC 283 (1/21/23) Bonfim submitted Mounir Lazzez via rear naked choke at :49 of the first round


Dana White's Contender Series, Season 6
Episode seven (9/6/22) Bonfim submitted Trey Waters via shoulder choke at 4:13 of the first round

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started boxing at the age of 14, and I started in MMA at the age of 17. I started training because of my two brothers.

What professional titles have you held? Legacy Fighting Alliance Champion

Any accomplishments in amateur combat sports? National Brazilian Boxing Champion

Any belts/ranks in grappling disciplines? Brown belt in BJJ

What has been your toughest fight to date and why? My last fight, against Nicholas Dalby, because I wasn’t in top form.

Who is your favorite fighter and why? Charles Olivera; he has the fighting spirit of a lion.

What was your job before you started fighting? Boxing teacher