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Peso welter Division

Activo

"Marretinha"

Gabriel Bonfim

Peso welter Division

15-1-0 (W-L-D)

3

Wins by Knockout

12

Wins by Submission

8

First Round Finishes

Gabriel Bonfim

athlete record

Info

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

Status
Activo
Hometown
Brasilia, Brasil
Fighting style
Striker
Age
25
Height
73.00
Weight
171.00
Octagon Debut
Jan. 21, 2023
Reach
72.50
Leg reach
40.50
  • Pro since 2014
     
  • Three wins by KO, 12 by submission (2 Arm triangle, 4 RNC, 4 guillotine, triangle, shoulder choke)
     
  • Eight first round finishes
     
  • Brother Ismael is also on the current UFC roster
     
  • Origin of nickname: “Sledgehammer in Portuguese.”

UFC 291 (7/29/23) Bonfim submitted Trevin Giles via guillotine choke at 1:13 of the first round 

UFC 283 (1/21/23) Bonfim submitted Mounir Lazzez via rear naked choke at :49 of the first round 

 

Dana White's Contender Series, Season 6
Episode seven
(9/6/22) Bonfim submitted Trey Waters via shoulder choke at 4:13 of the first round

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started boxing at the age of 14, and I started in MMA at the age of 17. I started training because of my two brothers.

What ranks and titles have you held? Brazilian amateur/professional boxing champion and LFA welterweight champion

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It means I'm coming close to my dream to be UFC champion.

What was your job before you started fighting? Boxing teacher

Favorite grappling technique: Triangle choke

Favorite Striking technique: Straight jab