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Heavyweight Division


"Man Mountain"

Jarjis Danho

Heavyweight Division

7-1-1 (W-L-D)


Fight Win Streak


Wins by Knockout

Jarjis Danho

athlete record


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

Place of Birth
Malkiya, Syria
Trains at
Hammers Team - Nuremberg, BY Germany
Fighting style
Octagon Debut
Feb. 27, 2016
Leg reach

Fighter Facts

  • Pro since 2011

  • Seven wins by KO – has finished all wins

  • Five first round finishes


UFC History

UFC Fight Night (4/10/21) Danho knocked out Yorgan De Castro at 3:02 of the first round

UFC Fight Night (9/3/16) Danho fought to a three round draw with Christian Colombo

UFC Fight Night (2/27/16) Danho lost a majority technical decision to Daniel Omielanczuk at 1:31 of the third round



TRAINING: First of all, I was extremely happy to remain injury-free during this camp. I have also been a lot lighter, around 255 pounds, which should make for some extra cardio during the fight. My strength and conditioning coach, Anastasios Karamitros, has been pushing me to the limit in that regard. I also have started working with a new striking coach. We’ve been doing a lot of work with a top-ranked pro boxer from Russia. Other than that, there was a lot of grinding with the Johannis Grizzlys wrestling team to make sure my clinch and takedown game is strong.

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started doing martial arts at age 27. I had gotten tired of powerlifting and was looking for a new challenge.

What ranks and titles have you held? #1-ranked Heavyweight in German-speaking Europe and the Middle East

Do you have any heroes? Alex Agase, Muhammad Ali, Ninurta

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It is the culmination of five years of hard work and deprivation.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? School of Hard Knocks

What was your job before you started fighting? I worked as a bouncer and as a cook in our family restaurant.

Favorite grappling technique: Bear Hug

Favorite Striking technique: Knockout