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Light Heavyweight Division


Roman Dolidze

Light Heavyweight Division

13-3-0 (W-L-D)


Wins by Knockout


Wins by Submission


First Round Finishes

Roman Dolidze

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


Place of Birth
Batumi, Georgia
Trains at
Xtreme Couture - Las Vegas, NV
Fighting style
Octagon Debut
Jul. 18, 2020
Leg reach
  • Pro since 2016
  • Seven wins by KO, three by submission (2 heel hook, RNC)
  • Seven first round finishes
  • Has won five of his last seven
  • Seven fights at middleweight (4-3)

UFC 303 (6/29/24) Dolidze won a three round unanimous decision over Anthony Smith

UFC Fight Night (2/3/24) Dolidze lost a five round majority decision to Nassourdine Imavov 

UFC 286 (3/18/23) Dolidze lost a three round unanimous decision to Marvin Vettori 

UFC on ESPN (12/3/22) Dolidze stopped Jack Hermansson via strikes at 4:06 of the second round 

UFC Fight Night (10/29/22) Dolidze knocked out Phil Hawes at 4:09 of the first round 

UFC on ESPN (6/18/22) Dolidze knocked out Kyle Daukaus at 1:13 of the first round

UFC Fight Night (6/5/21) Dolidze won a three round unanimous decision over Laureano Staropoli

UFC on ESPN (3/20/21) Dolidze lost a three round unanimous decision to Trevin Giles

UFC on ESPN (12/5/20) Dolidze won a three round split decision over John Allan

UFC Fight Night (7/18/20) Dolidze stopped Khadis Ibragimov via strikes at 4:15 of the first round

When and why did you start training for fighting? I used to play soccer before I turned 22 years old. When I went to college, I started to train grappling and at age of 28 I started to train MMA.

Do you have any heroes? My Father and Grandfather are my heroes

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? Fighting in the UFC is a big opportunity for me.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Management degree

What was your job before you started fighting? I’m a coach.

Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? World and European grappling champion

Specific accomplishments in pro competition? ADCC Asia champion

Favorite grappling technique: Leg locks