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Bantamweight Division


"The Monster"

Da'Mon Blackshear

Bantamweight Division

14-6-1 (W-L-D)


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Da'Mon Blackshear

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Learn more about Da'Mon Blackshear's UFC history, fighter facts, and Q&A below.

Ciudad natal
United States
Trenes en
Jackson Wink MMA Academy - NM
Debut del octágono
Aug. 13, 2022
Alcance de la pierna
  • Pro since 2016
  • Two wins by KO, nine by submission (Triangle, 5 RNC, arm triangle, guillotine, Twister)
  • One first round finish
  • Win over Johnson was only third Twister in UFC history (Jung, Mitchell)
  • 6-2-1 in his last nine
  • Origin of nickname: “I’m a beast in the cage.”
  • Owns 2017 win over UFC vet Aalon Cruz
  • Also faced UFC vets Pat Sabatini and Kris Moutinho
  • Went 1-1 with UFC vet Tony Gravely as an amateur

UFC 292 (8/19/23) Blackshear lost a three round unanimous decision to Mario Bautista 

UFC on ESPN (8/12/23) Blackshear submitted Jose Johnson via twister at 3:47 of the first round 

UFC on ESPN (6/3/23) Blackshear stopped Luan Lacerda via strikes at 3:54 of the second round

UFC 285 (3/4/23) Blackshear lost a three round unanimous decision to Farid Basharat 

UFC on ESPN (8/13/22) Blackshear fought to a three round draw against Youssef Zalal 

When and why did you start training for fighting? I’ve always had a passion and interest in fighting. I’d be in the neighborhood with my gloves and asking about technique. I joined a formal gym when I was 17. I really looked to it for a way to get me and my family out of poverty.

What ranks and titles have you held? CFFC Bantamweight Champion, Conflict MMA Featherweight Champion

Do you have any heroes? Myself. I am always working to get better, improve, and be the best I can be.

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? This is proof of the hard work I’ve put in. This is my future.

What was your job before you started fighting? I’ve worked as a personal trainer – boxing class instructor, and when I lived in North Carolina I used to go on base and hold pads and help train.

Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? I won the Spartaka MMA Title and Battle in the South Title. I was 7-1 as an ammy with my only loss being against Tony Gravely in a rematch.

Ranks in any martial arts styles: Brown belt in BJJ

Favorite grappling technique: Whatever works in the moment

Favorite Striking technique: Whatever is open