Drakkar Klose

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Drakkar Klose
Born (1988-03-09) March 9, 1988 (age 31)
Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States
NationalityAmerican
Height5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Weight155 lb (70 kg; 11.1 st)
DivisionLightweight
Reach70 in (178 cm)
StanceOrthodox
Fighting out ofGlendale, Arizona, United States
TeamMMA Lab (formerly)
Fight Ready (2019–present)[1]
RankBlue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu[2]
Years active2014–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total12
Wins10
By knockout4
By decision6
Losses1
By decision1
Draws1
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Drakkar Don Klose[3] (born March 9, 1988) is an American mixed martial artist currently competing in the Lightweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Background[edit]

Born and raised alongside six other siblings in Kalamazoo, Michigan, Klose had a standout wrestling career at South Haven High School, winning a state championship in 2005. He continued his career at North Idaho College, before later relocating to Arizona in hopes of enhancing his mixed martial arts career.[4]

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Prior to joining the UFC, Klose amassed a record of 7-0-1 in organizations such as Resurrection Fighting Alliance, as well as boasting a 7-0 amateur record.[5] and World Fighting Federation.[6]

Klose signed with the UFC in late 2016.[4]

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

Klose made his promotional debut on January 15, 2017 at UFC Fight Night 103 against fellow newcomer Devin Powell.[7] He won the fight via unanimous decision.[8]

Klose faced Marc Diakiese on July 7, 2017 at The Ultimate Fighter 25 Finale.[9] He won the fight by split decision, after dropping his opponent with leg kicks in both the first and second round.[10]

Klose faced David Teymur on December 2, 2017 at UFC 218.[11] He lost the bout via unanimous decision.[12]

Klose faced Lando Vannata on July 7, 2018 at UFC 226.[13] He won the fight via unanimous decision.[14]

Klose faced Bobby Green on December 15 at UFC on Fox 31[15] He won the fight by unanimous decision.[16]

Klose was expected to face Beneil Dariush on July 13, 2019 at UFC Fight Night 155.[17] However on July 7 Dariush pulled out of the fight with an injury.[18] As a result, UFC officials opted to remove Klose from the card and he is expected to be scheduled for a future event instead.[19]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Professional record breakdown
12 matches 10 wins 1 loss
By knockout 4 0
By decision 6 1
Draws 1
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 10–1–1 Bobby Green Decision (unanimous) UFC on Fox: Lee vs. Iaquinta 2 December 15, 2018 3 5:00 Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Win 9–1–1 Lando Vannata Decision (unanimous) UFC 226 July 6, 2018 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss 8–1–1 David Teymur Decision (unanimous) UFC 218 December 2, 2017 3 5:00 Detroit, Michigan, United States
Win 8–0–1 Marc Diakiese Decision (split) The Ultimate Fighter: Redemption Finale July 7, 2017 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 7–0–1 Devin Powell Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Rodríguez vs. Penn January 15, 2017 3 5:00 Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Win 6–0–1 Hugh Pulley Decision (unanimous) RFA 44 September 30, 2016 3 5:00 St. Charles, Missouri, United States
Draw 5–0–1 Joshua Avales Draw (split) Tachi Palace Fights 26 February 18, 2016 3 5:00 Lemoore, California, United States
Win 5–0 Alejandro Garcia TKO (punches) World Fighting Federation 23 August 22, 2015 2 4:08 Chandler, Arizona, United States
Win 4–0 Gabe Rodriguez TKO (punches) Rage in the Cage 178 June 6, 2015 1 0:31 Prescott Valley, Arizona, United States
Win 3–0 Preston Harris Decision (unanimous) Rage in the Cage 176 March 7, 2015 3 5:00 Phoenix, Arizona, United States Won the Rage in the Cage Lightweight Championship.
Win 2–0 Jeff Fletcher TKO (punches) World Fighting Federation 17 November 22, 2014 2 3:43 Chandler, Arizona, United States
Win 1–0 Nolan McLaughlin TKO (punches) Duel for Domination 7 April 5, 2014 1 3:10 Mesa, Arizona, United States

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Cole Shelton (July 8, 2019). "Drakkar Klose Explains Transition in Camps from MMA Lab to Fight Ready". sherdog.com.
  2. ^ "Drakkar Klose - Official UFC Profile". UFC.com. Retrieved July 9, 2017.
  3. ^ "MIXED MARTIAL ARTS SHOW RESULTS" (PDF). boxing.nv.gov.
  4. ^ a b Aaron Crider (2017-01-01). "Former SH wrestler signs with UFC". heraldpalladium.com. Retrieved 2017-01-01.
  5. ^ James Lynch (22 September 2016). "RFA 44's Drakkar Klose "This fight ends by 2nd round TKO"" – via YouTube.
  6. ^ "Drakkar Klose vs Jeff Fletcher Fight Result WFF - World Fighting Fe..." www.mma-core.com.
  7. ^ Mike Sloan (2016-12-28). "Drakkar Klose to Face Devin Powell at UFC Fight Night 103". sherdog.com. Retrieved 2016-12-28.
  8. ^ "UFC Fight Night 103 results: Drakkar Klose cruises past Devin Powell for decision sweep". 16 January 2017.
  9. ^ Staff (2017-04-26). "Marc Diakiese vs. Drakkar Klose added to TUF 25 Finale". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2017-04-26.
  10. ^ "TUF 25 Finale results: Drakkar Klose beats Marc Diakiese, holds grudge after split-decision win". MMAjunkie. 2017-07-08. Retrieved 2017-07-08.
  11. ^ Shaun Al-Shatti (2017-10-02). "David Teymur vs. Drakkar Klose slated for UFC 218". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2017-10-02.
  12. ^ Anderson, Jay (2017-12-02). "UFC 218 Results: David Teymur Beats Drakkar Klose In a Weird One". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2017-12-03.
  13. ^ "Lando Vannata vs. Drakkar Klose slated for UFC 226". MMA Fighting. Retrieved 2018-05-30.
  14. ^ "UFC 226 results: Drakkar Klose shuts down Lando Vannata for unanimous decision". MMAjunkie. 2018-07-08. Retrieved 2018-07-08.
  15. ^ "Bobby Green vs. Drakkar Klose, Gerald Meerschaert vs. Jack Hermansson set for UFC on FOX 31". MMA Fighting. Retrieved 2018-09-04.
  16. ^ Doyle, Dave (2018-12-15). "UFC on FOX 31 results: Drakkar Klose earns unanimous decision over Bobby Green". MMA Fighting. Retrieved 2018-12-16.
  17. ^ Jay Pettry. "UFC returns to Sacramento in July". Sherdog. Retrieved 2019-04-26.
  18. ^ Morgan, John (7 July 2019). "Beneil Dariush injured, Drakkar Klose needs new opponent for Saturday's UFC on ESPN+ 13". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved 8 July 2019.
  19. ^ Cole Shelton (2019-07-09). "With no replacement foe found, Drakkar Klose pulled from UFC Sacramento card". sherdog.com. Retrieved 2019-07-09.
  20. ^ Sherdog.com. "Drakkar Klose MMA Stats, Pictures, News, Videos, Biography - Sherdog.com". Sherdog. Retrieved 2018-12-16.

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