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#7 Welterweight Division


"The Future"

Ian Machado Garry

Welterweight Division

15-0-0 (W-L-D)


Wins by Knockout


Wins by Submission


First Round Finishes

Ian Machado Garry

athlete record


Learn more about Ian Machado Garry's UFC history, fighter facts, and Q&A below.

Place of Birth
Dublin, Ireland
Octagon Debut
Nov. 6, 2021
Leg reach
  • Pro since 2019
  • Seven wins by KO, one by submission (RNC)
  • Four first-round finishes
  • Holds March 2021 KO win over UFC vet Rostem Akman
  • Reported 6-1 amateur record

UFC 303 (6/29/24) Machado Garry won a three round unanimous decision over Michael "Venom" Page

UFC 298 (2/17/24) Machado Garry won a three round split decision over Geoff Neal 

UFC 292 (8/19/23) Machado Garry won a three round unanimous decision over Neil Magny

UFC on ABC (5/13/23) Machado Garry stopped Daniel Rodriguez via strikes at 2:57 of the first round

UFC 285 (3/4/23) Machado Garry stopped Song Kenan via strikes at 4:22 of the third round

UFC 276 (7/2/22) Machado Garry won a three round unanimous decision over Gabriel Green

UFC 273 (4/9/22) Machado Garry won a three round unanimous decision over Darian Weeks

UFC 268 (11/6/21) Machado Garry knocked out Jordan Williams at 4:59 of the first round

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training boxing at 10 years old and have had over 300 boxing matches. The rise of Conor McGregor in Ireland drew my attention to MMA and the idea of practicing multiple disciplines inspired me to add Judo to my game. I became a black belt at Judo by 18 and it was very obvious I was a natural born fighter. I wanted to follow in Conor’s footsteps. Despite my family’s protests, I dropped out of college to pursue a career in MMA and started MMA training at the age of 18. I had my first amateur MMA fight the day after my 19th birthday and turned pro at 21. In under five years I have become a UFC fighter and am debuting at MSG at 23! Told you I was fast. 

What ranks and titles have you held? Multiple youth boxing titles, current Cage Warriors world champion (same path as McGregor) 

Do you have any heroes? I like winners, people with a strong mentality - Michael Jordan, Tom Brady, Conor McGregor. 

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? A goal of mine from childhood. A dream I set out and wanted to prove. 

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Dropped out to train MMA 

What was your job before you started fighting? Window cleaner in Dublin 

Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? 61-second KO in first ever bout 

Ranks in any martial arts styles: Black belt in judo

Favorite grappling technique: Whatever my opponent isn’t expecting 

Favorite Striking technique: Not getting hit