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Welterweight Division



Mike Malott

Welterweight Division

10-2-1 (W-L-D)


Wins by Knockout


Wins by Submission


First Round Finishes

Mike Malott

athlete record


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

Place of Birth
Cleveland, United States
Trains at
Niagara Top Team
Fighting style
Octagon Debut
Apr. 9, 2022
Leg reach
  • Pro since 2011

  • Four wins by KO, six by submission (2 guillotine, 2 armbar, RNC, arm triangle)

  • Nine first-round finishes, six in 1:42 or less

  • Lone loss in 2014 to UFC vet Hakeem Dawodu

UFC 297 (1/20/24) Malott was stopped by Neil Magny via strikes at 4:45 of the third round 

UFC 289 (6/10/23) Malott submitted Adam Fugitt via guillotine choke at 1:06 of the second round 

UFC Fight Night (2/25/23) Malott submitted Yohan Lainesse via arm triangle choke at 4:15 of the first round 

UFC 273 (4/9/22) Malott stopped Mickey Gall via strikes at 3:41 of the first round


Dana White's Contender Series, Season 5

Episode six (10/5/21) Malott submitted Shimon Smotritsky via guillotine choke at :39 of the first round

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training in 2006 after first seeing the UFC. I had always had a bit of an interest in martial arts, but when I saw real MMA, I was blown away.

What ranks and titles have you held? I’m the XFFC lightweight Champion.

Do you have any heroes? Not really, to be honest. I’m luckily surrounded by a lot of great mentors — I have a great team, coaches and family that inspire me.

What would it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It would mean the world to me to fight in the UFC. It’s been a goal of mine since my first day of training.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I went to Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. I earned my Bachelor of Commerce.

What was your job before you started fighting? I was in high school when I started having amateur kickboxing and Jiu Jitsu fights, so I’ve been fighting longer than working. I’ve done everything from construction/yard laboring, to working for an insurance company, to coaching UFC fighters. 

Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? I won WKC nationals in Canada for kickboxing when I was 17. Ranks in any martial arts styles: Muay Thai Kru, BJJ black belt.

Favorite grappling technique: Rear naked choke

Favorite Striking technique: Knees