Drakkar Klose

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Drakkar Klose
Born (1988-03-09) March 9, 1988 (age 30)
Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States
Nationality American
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Weight 155 lb (70 kg; 11.1 st)
Division Lightweight
Reach 70 in (178 cm)
Stance Orthodox
Fighting out of Glendale, Arizona, United States
Team MMA Lab
Rank Blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu[1]
Years active 2014–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total 11
Wins 9
By knockout 4
By decision 5
Losses 1
By decision 1
Draws 1
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Drakkar Don Klose[2] (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.[3]

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.[4] and World Fighting Federation.[5]

Klose signed with the UFC in late 2016.[3]

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

Klose made his promotional debut on January 15, 2017 at UFC Fight Night 103 against fellow newcomer Devin Powell.[6] He won the fight via unanimous decision.[7]

Klose faced Marc Diakiese on July 7, 2017 at The Ultimate Fighter 25 Finale.[8] He won the fight by split decision, after dropping his opponent with leg kicks in both the first and second round.[9]

Klose faced David Teymur on December 2, 2017 at UFC 218.[10] He lost the bout via unanimous decision.[11]

Klose faced Lando Vannata on July 7, 2018 at UFC 226.[12] He won the fight via unanimous decision.[13]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Drakkar Klose - Official UFC Profile". UFC.com. Retrieved July 9, 2017. 
  2. ^ "MIXED MARTIAL ARTS SHOW RESULTS" (PDF). boxing.nv.gov. 
  3. ^ a b Aaron Crider (2017-01-01). "Former SH wrestler signs with UFC". heraldpalladium.com. Retrieved 2017-01-01. 
  4. ^ James Lynch (22 September 2016). "RFA 44's Drakkar Klose "This fight ends by 2nd round TKO"" – via YouTube. 
  5. ^ "Drakkar Klose vs Jeff Fletcher Fight Result WFF - World Fighting Fe..." www.mma-core.com. 
  6. ^ Mike Sloan (2016-12-28). "Drakkar Klose to Face Devin Powell at UFC Fight Night 103". sherdog.com. Retrieved 2016-12-28. 
  7. ^ "UFC Fight Night 103 results: Drakkar Klose cruises past Devin Powell for decision sweep". 16 January 2017. 
  8. ^ Staff (2017-04-26). "Marc Diakiese vs. Drakkar Klose added to TUF 25 Finale". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2017-04-26. 
  9. ^ "TUF 25 Finale results: Drakkar Klose beats Marc Diakiese, holds grudge after split-decision win". MMAjunkie. 2017-07-08. Retrieved 2017-07-08. 
  10. ^ Shaun Al-Shatti (2017-10-02). "David Teymur vs. Drakkar Klose slated for UFC 218". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2017-10-02. 
  11. ^ Anderson, Jay (2017-12-02). "UFC 218 Results: David Teymur Beats Drakkar Klose In a Weird One". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2017-12-03. 
  12. ^ "Lando Vannata vs. Drakkar Klose slated for UFC 226". MMA Fighting. Retrieved 2018-05-30. 
  13. ^ "UFC 226 results: Drakkar Klose shuts down Lando Vannata for unanimous decision". MMAjunkie. 2018-07-08. Retrieved 2018-07-08. 

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