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Bantamweight Division

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Kevin Croom

Bantamweight Division

21-15-0 (W-L-D)


Wins by Knockout


Wins by Submission

Kevin Croom

athlete record


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

Not Fighting
Place of Birth
Columbia, United States
Trains at
Glory MMA & Fitness
Fighting style
Octagon Debut
Sep. 12, 2020
Leg reach

Fighter Facts

  • Pro since 2009

  • Six wins by KO, 10 by submission (8 RNC, guillotine, triangle)

  • 12 first round finishes

  • 3-2, 1 NC in his last six

  • Most recent pre-UFC bout was five-round win over Anderson Hutchinson on 8/14/20

  • Owns win over PRIDE vet Charles Bennett and UFC vet Darrick Minner

  • Has also faced UFC vets Justin Gaethje, Ramiro Hernandez, Yaotzin Meza, Matt Bessette, John Teixeira

  • Origin of nickname: “My fighting style is creating consistent car crashes.”

UFC History

UFC Fight Night
(4/16/22) Croom was stopped by Alatangheili via strikes at :47 of the first round 

UFC Fight Night (1/15/22) Croom lost a three round unanimous decision to Brian Kelleher

UFC Fight Night (2/27/21) Croom lost a three round unanimous decision to Alex Caceres

UFC Fight Night (9/12/20) Croom’s win over Roosevelt Roberts was overturned to a no contest after Croom failed a post-fight drug test for marijuana



When and why did you start training for fighting? I started fighting 13 years ago. Being a UFC fighter is all I’ve wanted to do my entire life.

What ranks and titles have you held? FAC 145-lb champ 

Do you have any heroes? Johnny Cash, Teddy Roosevelt, Bruce Lee 

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It’s literally the only thing I’ve ever wanted.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I went to an auto technical school. 

What was your job before you started fighting?  Construction 

Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? I was 20-0 as an amateur and won a national title 

Ranks in any martial arts styles: Brown belt in BJJ 

Favorite grappling technique: RNC 

Favorite Striking technique: Uppercut