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Flyweight Division


"The Turkish Delight"

Shannon Ross

Flyweight Division

13-9-0 (W-L-D)


Wins by Knockout


Wins by Submission


First Round Finishes

Shannon Ross

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Learn more about Shannon Ross' UFC history, fighter facts, and Q&A below.

Place of Birth
Sydney, Australia
Fighting style
Octagon Debut
Feb. 11, 2023
Leg reach
  • Pro since 2010
  • Seven wins by KO, one by submission (RNC)
  • Has won five of his last 10
  • Three first-round finishes
  • Has faced Donavon Frelow (W), Charlie Alaniz (W) and Ashkan Mokhtarian (L)
  • Origin of nickname: “I’m half Australian half Turkish. But at my third fight, the MC asked for a fight name and I said I didn’t have one. Unknowingly, when they called me out, my coach had told them my fight name was “The Turkish Delight,” and we haven’t changed it since.” (Laughs)

UFC Fight Night (12/9/23) Ross was stopped by HyunSung Park via strikes at 3:59 of the second round 

UFC 290 (7/8/23) Ross was knocked out by Jesus Aguilar at :17 of the first round 

UFC 284 (2/11/23) Ross was stopped by Kleydson Rodrigues via strikes at :59 of the first round 


Dana White's Contender Series, Season 6 

Episode two (8/2/22) Ross was stopped by Vinicius Salvador via punches at 4:22 of the second round 

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training in 2010 when I stopped playing football to stay active and fit. I didn’t start training to fight, but my first coach told me he booked me a fight and if I didn’t take it I had to leave the gym…next thing I’m fighting and never looking back.

What ranks and titles have you held? I’ve held two Australian flyweight titles, one for Eternal MMA and one for Nitro MMA.I have a purple belt in BJJ

What would it mean for you to fight in the UFC? To fight in the UFC would be a dream come true, a goal I have strived to achieve for the last 10 years - the blood, the tears, all the hurdles and setbacks overcome with persistence and dedication and a will to never give up
It would mean everything to me to win a contract to fight in the UFC.

What was your job before you started fighting? I am a full-time mechanic, and I still currently work 40 hours a week on top of training camps to fight.

Specific accomplishments in pro competition? I have won two Australian MMA titles, I have headlined all major shows in Australia, been the number 1 flyweight for four years, fought internationally on UAE Warriors, I have beat opponents from DWTCS and TUF  

Favorite grappling technique: Ground-and-pound

Favorite Striking technique: Flying knee