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"The Great"

Dennis Buzukja

Featherweight Division

12-4-0 (W-L-D)

5

Victorias por nocaut

1

Gana por Sumisión

4

Primeros acabados redondos

Dennis Buzukja

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

Status
Active
Ciudad natal
Staten Island, United States
Trenes en
Serra-Longo - Long Island, NY
Estilo de lucha
MMA
Años
26
Alto
69.00
Peso
159.80
Debut del octágono
Aug. 5, 2023
Alcance
70.50
Alcance de la pierna
39.00
  • Pro since 2018

     
  • Five wins by KO; one by submission (RNC)

     
  • Four first round finishes

     
  • Has won eight of his last 10

     
  • Origin of nickname: “It came from a friend because my middle name is Aleksander, so he would call me ‘The Great’ and It stuck.”

UFC on ESPN (3/30/24) Buzukja stopped Connor Matthews via strikes at :22 of the third round 

UFC 295 (11/11/23) Buzukja was stopped by Jamall Emmers via strikes at :49 of the first round 

UFC on ESPN (8/5/23) Buzukja lost a three round unanimous decision to Sean Woodson 

 

Dana White's Contender Series, Season 6 

Episode one (7/26/22) Buzukja won a three round unanimous decision over Kaleio Romero

 

Dana White's Contender Series, Season 4 

Episode five (9/1/20) Buzukja lost a three round unanimous decision to Melsik Baghdasaryan

When and why did you start training for fighting? I was training just to stay in shape and because I loved it. My coach at the time called me up and asked me if I wanted to fight, so I took my first MMA amateur fight. I won the fight by first round knockout and fell in love with the game immediately.

What ranks and titles have you held? I am a brown belt in karate. Amateur Triton Fights Featherweight Champion, Amateur Ring of Combat Lightweight Champion, and Ring of Combat Pro Featherweight Champion.

Do you have any heroes? My parents are my heroes.

What would it mean for you to fight in the UFC? For me to fight in the UFC it would mean I am literally living my dreams. I get to work out every day with people I love, get better every day and fight the best in the world. And get rich while doing it.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I went to college but put it on hold to turn this dream into a reality.

What was your job before you started fighting? Before I started fighting, I was working construction. I would set up suspended scaffolds on certain jobs and brought the bricklayers cement and blocks.



Specific accomplishments in pro competition? My ROC fight for the featherweight championship (versus Tim Dooling) is being called the greatest Ring of Combat fight ever by the promoter, Lou Neglia.



Favorite grappling technique: Head and arm choke from top position



Favorite Striking technique: Left hook to the body