October 23, 1988
Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.
|Other names||The Asian Sensation|
|Residence||Woonsocket, Rhode Island, United States|
|Height||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
|Weight||135 lb (61 kg; 9 st 9 lb)|
|Reach||72 in (183 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Lake Worth, Florida, United States|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Born and raised in Providence, Rhode Island, into an immigrant family of Laotian descent. Soukhamthath began competing in soccer as a youngster where he was a standout goalie. He began training in mixed martial arts in 2009. He is the first Lao-American fighter signed to the UFC.
Mixed martial arts career
Soukhamthath compiled an amateur record of 1-2 before making his professional debut in 2011. He competed on the regional scene, almost exclusively for CES MMA in his native state of Rhode Island.
He was the reigning CES MMA Bantamweight Champion when he was signed to the UFC in early 2017.
Ultimate Fighting Championship
On December 22, 2017 Soukhamthath announced to have signed a new, five-fight contract with UFC.
Soukhamthath faced Sean O'Malley at UFC 222. He lost the fight by unanimous decision. Sean O'Malley injured his foot at the end of the third round. Soukhamthath was criticized for showing poor fight IQ and choosing to take O'Malley down to the ground and not capitalizing on O'Malley's injury. Joe Rogan said it was the single worst decision in UFC history. This fight earned him the Fight of the Night bonus.
Soukhamthath faced Gavin Tucker on October 27, 2018 at UFC Fight Night 138. However, Tucker pulled out of the fight in early October citing an undisclosed injury and was replaced by promotional newcomer Jonathan Martinez. He won the fight via unanimous decision.
Championships and accomplishments
- Ultimate Fighting Championship
- CES MMA
- Bantamweight Championship (One defense)
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|20 matches||13 wins||7 losses|
|Loss||13–7||Montel Jackson||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 236||April 13, 2019||3||5:00||Atlanta, Georgia, United States|
|Win||13–6||Jonathan Martinez||Decision (unanimous)||UFC Fight Night: Volkan vs. Smith||October 27, 2018||3||5:00||Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada|
|Loss||12–6||Sean O'Malley||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 222||March 3, 2018||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||Fight of the Night.|
|Win||12–5||Luke Sanders||TKO (punches)||UFC Fight Night: Swanson vs. Ortega||December 9, 2017||2||1:06||Fresno, California, United States|
|Loss||11–5||Alejandro Pérez||Decision (split)||UFC Fight Night: Pettis vs. Moreno||August 5, 2017||3||5:00||Mexico City, Mexico|
|Loss||11–4||Albert Morales||Decision (split)||UFC 209||March 4, 2017||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||11–3||Kin Moy||TKO (knees and punches)||CES MMA 37||August 12, 2016||2||2:32||Lincoln, Rhode Island, United States||Defended the CES MMA Bantamweight Championship.|
|Win||10–3||Kody Nordby||KO (flying knee)||CES MMA 33||March 11, 2016||5||1:35||Lincoln, Rhode Island, United States||Won the vacant CES MMA Bantamweight Championship;|
|Win||9–3||Carlos Galindo||TKO (elbows)||CES MMA 31||October 30, 2015||2||3:46||Lincoln, Rhode Island, United States|
|Loss||8–3||Brian Kelleher||Decision (unanimous)||CES MMA 28||March 13, 2015||3||5:00||Lincoln, Rhode Island, United States|
|Win||8–2||Tom English||Submission (rear-naked choke)||CES MMA 26||October 10, 2014||2||2:17||Lincoln, Rhode Island, United States||Catchweight (138 lbs) bout.|
|Loss||7–2||Kin Moy||Decision (unanimous)||CES MMA 21||January 24, 2014||3||5:00||Lincoln, Rhode Island, United States||Return to Bantamweight.|
|Win||7–1||Corey Simmons||TKO (retirement)||CES MMA 20||December 6, 2013||1||5:00||Lincoln, Rhode Island, United States||Catchweight (140 lbs) bout.|
|Win||6–1||Billy Vaughn||Submission (keylock)||CES MMA: Rise or Fall||October 4, 2013||1||3:39||Lincoln, Rhode Island, United States||Featherweight debut.|
|Win||5–1||Blair Tugman||Decision (unanimous)||CES MMA: New Blood||June 7, 2013||3||5:00||Lincoln, Rhode Island, United States|
|Win||4–1||Kurt Chase-Patrick||TKO (punches)||CES MMA: Undisputed 2||February 1, 2013||2||0:45||Lincoln, Rhode Island, United States|
|Win||3–1||Rob Costa||TKO (doctor stoppage)||CES MMA: Real Pain||October 6, 2012||2||4:44||Providence, Rhode Island, United States|
|Win||2–1||Vinny Tisconie||KO (punches)||CES MMA: Proving Grounds||June 15, 2012||1||2:06||Lincoln, Rhode Island, United States|
|Win||1–1||Gilvan Santos||Submission (guillotine choke)||CES MMA: Extreme Measures||February 3, 2012||2||0:44||Lincoln, Rhode Island, United States|
|Loss||0–1||Robbie Slade||Decision (majority)||Cage Titans 6||September 10, 2011||3||5:00||Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States||Bantamweight debut.|
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