Alessio Di Chirico
|Alessio Di Chirico|
December 12, 1989|
|Height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Weight||185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)|
|Reach||74 in (188 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Rome, Italy|
|Team||GLORIA Fight Center |
|Mixed martial arts record|
|University||University of Foro Italico|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Di Chirico was born in Rome, Italy. He attended University of Foro Italico, majoring in Sport and Science. He started playing American football when he was young and he was the linebacker for Grizzlies Rome from 2008 to 2011. He started MMA training to lose weight and his friend Giovanni Pinelli introduced MMA to him, and decided to transition to MMA from American football after 2011. He joined Roman Gymnasium Hung Mun and started his MMA training there.
Mixed martial arts career
International Mixed Martial Arts Federation
The International Mixed Martial Arts Federation, partnering with Tuff-N-Uff, organised first-ever Amateur MMA World Championships in Las Vegas in 2014 and Di Chirico won the 2014 International Mixed Martial arts Federation (IMMAF) Light Heavyweight amateur title on July 1.
Di Chirico fought in the European based promotions and amassed of a record of 9-0 prior joining UFC.
Ultimate Fighting Championship
Di Chirico was expected to face Rafael Natal at UFC on Fox: Weidman vs. Gastelum on July 22, 2017. However, Di Chirico pulled out in the weeks leading up to the event due to a neck injury and was replaced by promotional newcomer Eryk Anders.
Di Chirico faced Julian Marquez on July 6, 2018 at The Ultimate Fighter 27 Finale. At the weigh-ins, Julian Marquez weighed in at 190 lbs, four pounds over the middleweight limit of 186. He was fined 30% of his fight purse to Di Chirco and the bout proceeded at a catchweight. He won the fight via split decision.
Gladiators are slaves. The motto of my team ‘Not Gladiators, we are Knights.’
After his KO win against Oluwale Bamgbose, Di Chirico's post-fight interview went viral. He answered with: "Scusi, Babadaboopi.", a quote from the Family Guy character Peter Griffin during a famous scene about Italian language perception. 
Championships and achievements
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|14 matches||12 wins||2 losses|
|Win||12–2||Julian Marquez||Decision (split)||The Ultimate Fighter: Undefeated Finale||July 6, 2018||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||Catchweight (190 lbs) bout; Marquez missed weight.|
|Win||11–2||Oluwale Bamgbose||KO (knee)||UFC on Fox: Lawler vs. dos Anjos||December 16, 2017||2||2:14||Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada||Performance of the Night.|
|Loss||10–2||Eric Spicely||Submission (triangle choke)||UFC on Fox: Shevchenko vs. Peña||January 28, 2017||1||2:14||Denver, Colorado, United States|
|Win||10–1||Garreth McLellan||Decision (split)||UFC on Fox: Maia vs. Condit||August 27, 2016||3||5:00||Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada|
|Loss||9–1||Bojan Veličković||Decision (unanimous)||UFC Fight Night: Rothwell vs. dos Santos||April 10, 2016||3||5:00||Zagreb, Croatia|
|Win||9–0||Andrzej Grzebyk||Decision (unanimous)||FEN 9: Go For It||November 7, 2015||3||5:00||Wrocław, Poland|
|Win||8–0||André Reinders||TKO (punches)||Caveam: Bitva Roku 2015||March 19, 2015||3||5:00||Prague, Czech Republic|
|Win||7–0||Adam Kowalski||TKO (punches)||Professional League of MMA 47||January 30, 2015||3||2:23||Warsaw, Poland||Middleweight debut.|
|Win||6–0||Giovanni Luciani||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Centurion Fighting Championship||June 21, 2014||2||2:40||Guidonia, Italy|
|Win||5–0||Cristian Magro||TKO (punches)||Storm FC 5||October 12, 2013||1||4:15||Rome, Italy|
|Win||4–0||Oleg Medvedev||Submission (keylock)||White Rex: Tana Delle Tigri 1||May 31, 2013||1||3;54||Rome, Italy|
|Win||3–0||Daniele D'Angelo||TKO (punches)||Storm FC 3||March 23, 2013||1||1:25||Rome, Italy|
|Win||2–0||Issa Saidi||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Ronin FC 2||February 24, 2012||1||2:48||Rome, Italy|
|Win||1–0||Mohamed Anoir||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Ronin FC 1||December 9, 2011||1||2:55||Rome, Italy|
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- Matt Erickson (2017-01-28). "UFC on FOX 23 results: Eric Spicely chokes out Alessio Di Chirico in first". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2017-01-28.
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- "UFC on FOX 26 results: Alessio Di Chirico starts slow but sleeps Oluwale Bamgbose". MMAjunkie. 2017-12-16. Retrieved 2017-12-17.
- "UFC on FOX 26 bonuses: Julian Marquez, Darren Stewart awarded for back-and-forth brawl". MMA Fighting. Retrieved 2017-12-17.
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- "Gloria Fight Center, la nuova sfida di Riccardo Carfagna e Ale Di Chirico". MMA ARENA (in Italian). 2017-09-23. Retrieved 2017-12-21.
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- "This Rome-native UFC fighter is no gladiator". Bloody Elbow. Retrieved 2017-12-20.
- "UFC Fighter's Peter Griffin Impression During Post-Match Interview Goes Viral". 18 December 2017.
- Sherdog.com. "Alessio". Sherdog. Retrieved 2018-04-15.