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Welterweight Division

"The Answer"

Themba Gorimbo

Welterweight Division

13-4-0 (W-L-D)


Wins by Knockout


Wins by Submission


First Round Finishes

Themba Gorimbo

athlete record


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

Place of Birth
Masvingo, Zimbabwe
Fighting style
Octagon Debut
Feb. 18, 2023
Leg reach
  • Pro since 2013
  • Two wins by KO, six by submission (2 triangle, guillotine, Brabo, 2 armbar)
  • Five first-round finishes
  • Has won seven of his last nine and three in a row 
  • Origin of nickname: “Because I had answers for all my doubters coming up.”

UFC Fight Night (5/18/24) Gorimbo won a three round unanimous decision over Ramiz Brahimaj 

UFC Fight Night (2/3/24) Gorimbo stopped Pete Rodriguez via strikes at :32 of the first round 

UFC Fight Night (5/20/23) Gorimbo won a three round unanimous decision over Takashi Soto 

UFC Fight Night (2/13/23) Gorimbo was submitted by AJ Fletcher via guillotine choke at 1:37 of the second round 

When and why did you start fighting? In 2010, after watching the movie Never Back Down 

What ranks and titles have you won? Won the EFC welterweight championship and I’m a blue belt in jiu-jitsu. 

Do you have any heroes? Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? Honestly, it's a step closer to my dream. I am here not to just fight in the UFC. I want to become the champion.

Did you go to college? Unfortunately, I didn't.

What was your job before you started fighting? I was 16 when I was digging illegal diamonds in my home country, then moved to South Africa where I worked as a gardener, security guard, painter and cleaner.

Favorite grappling technique: All submissions

Favorite striking technique: Right hook