Drew Dober

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Drew Dober
Born (1988-10-19) October 19, 1988 (age 31)
Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Height5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)[1]
Weight155.1 lb (70.4 kg; 11.08 st)
Reach70 in (178 cm)[2]
Fighting out ofDenver, Colorado, United States
TeamElevation Fight Team
Years active2009–present
Mixed martial arts record
By knockout9
By submission6
By decision7
By knockout1
By submission3
By decision5
No contests1
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Andrew Martin Dober (born October 19, 1988) is an American mixed martial artist currently competing in the lightweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. A professional competitor since 2009, he has also formerly competed for Bellator MMA, and Titan Fighting Championship.


Born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska, Dober began training in Muay Thai at the age of 14 and was highly successful, going on to become a two-time Amateur World Champion.[3] He also wrestled his junior and senior years at Millard North High School.[4] Dober is also a purple belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, having achieved that rank under Ed Shobe of Mid-America Martial Arts before he moved to train in Colorado.[5]

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Dober compiled an amateur record of 9-0 before turning professional in 2009.


Dober faced Nick Nolte at Bellator 16 on April 29, 2010. He won the fight via arm-triangle choke submission in the first round.[6]

Independent promotions[edit]

In the next three years, Dober would compile a 12–2 record in various promotions including Victory Fighting Championship and Titan Fighting Championship. He then appeared on The Ultimate Fighter.

The Ultimate Fighter[edit]

In February 2012, it was revealed that Dober would be a participant on The Ultimate Fighter 15.[7] He was defeated in the entry round by Daron Cruickshank via unanimous decision.[8]

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

Dober stepped in for an injured Sérgio Moraes to face Sean Spencer at The Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale on November 30, 2013.[9] He lost the fight via unanimous decision.[10]

Dober next faced Nick Hein at UFC Fight Night: Munoz vs. Mousasi on May 31, 2014. He lost the fight via unanimous decision.[11]

Dober faced former WEC lightweight champion Jamie Varner at UFC on Fox: dos Santos vs. Miocic. He secured his biggest win to date, defeating Varner via rear-naked choke submission in the first round.[12]

Dober faced Leandro Silva on March 21, 2015 at UFC Fight Night 62.[13] Dober lost the fight via technical submission in the second round. Silva was attempting to secure a guillotine choke after dropping to the mat with Dober's neck secured in his arm. Dober defended and moved his body to the side to stave off being caught in the choke. Silva appeared to be losing his grip on the submission as Dober continued to work free. However, the referee stepped in and touched the fighters as if to motion that he was standing them up. In reality, he was stopping the fight due to submission despite the fact that Dober never tapped and was in no significant danger of being choked out from the hold.[14] Despite the loss, UFC awarded Dober his win money with president Dana White stating that he would have liked to see the result overturned and the match declared a no contest.[15] The fight was later overturned to a "No Contest" by the Brazilian MMA Athletic Commission (CABMMA) after the referee Eduardo Herdy admitted his mistake.[16]

Dober then faced Efrain Escudero at UFC 188 on June 13, 2015.[17] He lost the fight by guillotine choke submission in the first round.[18]

Dober was expected to face Erik Koch on January 2, 2016 at UFC 195.[19] However, Koch pulled out of the bout in early December citing injury and was replaced by Scott Holtzman.[20] He won the fight by unanimous decision.[21]

Dober was expected to face Islam Makhachev on April 16, 2016 at UFC on Fox 19.[22] After the weigh ins, the UFC announced that Makhachev had failed an out-of-competition drug screening, testing positive for the banned anti-ischemic meldonium. The match was cancelled.[23]

A rescheduled bout with Erik Koch was expected to take place on September 10, 2016 at UFC 203.[24] However on August 11, Koch pulled out again due to injury and was replaced by promotional newcomer Jason Gonzalez.[25][26] He won the fight via TKO in the first round.[27]

Dober next faced Olivier Aubin-Mercier on December 10, 2016 at UFC 206.[28] He lost the fight via submission in the second round.[29]

Dober then faced Josh Burkman on July 29, 2017 at UFC 214.[30] He won by first round knockout.[31]

Drew faced Frank Camacho in a welterweight bout on January 27, 2018 at UFC on Fox: Jacaré vs. Brunson 2.[32] He won the fight via unanimous decision.[33] This fight earned him the Fight of the Night bonus.[34]

Dober faced Jon Tuck in a lightweight bout on August 25, 2018 at UFC Fight Night 135.[35] He won the fight by unanimous decision.[36]

Dober faced Beneil Dariush on March 9, 2019 at UFC Fight Night 146.[37] He lost the fight via submission in the second round.[38]

Dober faced Marco Polo Reyes on June 29, 2019 at UFC on ESPN 3.[39] He won the fight via knockout in the first round.[40]

Dober faced Nasrat Haqparast on January 18, 2020 at UFC 246.[41] He won the fight via TKO in the first round.[42] This win earned him a Performance of the Night award.[43]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Mixed Martial Arts[edit]

Ultimate Fighting Championship

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Professional record breakdown
32 matches 22 wins 9 losses
By knockout 9 1
By submission 6 3
By decision 7 5
No contests 1
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 22–9 (1) Nasrat Haqparast TKO (punches) UFC 246 January 18, 2020 1 1:10 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Performance of the Night.
Win 21–9 (1) Marco Polo Reyes TKO (punches) UFC on ESPN: Ngannou vs. dos Santos June 29, 2019 1 1:07 Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Loss 20–9 (1) Beneil Dariush Submission (triangle armbar) UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. dos Santos March 9, 2019 2 4:41 Wichita, Kansas, United States
Win 20–8 (1) Jon Tuck Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Gaethje vs. Vick August 25, 2018 3 5:00 Lincoln, Nebraska, United States
Win 19–8 (1) Frank Camacho Decision (unanimous) UFC on Fox: Jacaré vs. Brunson 2 January 27, 2018 3 5:00 Charlotte, North Carolina, United States Welterweight bout. Fight of the Night.
Win 18–8 (1) Josh Burkman KO (punch) UFC 214 July 29, 2017 1 3:04 Anaheim, California, United States
Loss 17–8 (1) Olivier Aubin-Mercier Submission (rear-naked choke) UFC 206 December 10, 2016 2 2:57 Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Win 17–7 (1) Jason Gonzalez KO (punches) UFC 203 September 10, 2016 1 1:45 Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Win 16–7 (1) Scott Holtzman Decision (unanimous) UFC 195 January 2, 2016 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss 15–7 (1) Efrain Escudero Submission (standing guillotine choke) UFC 188 June 13, 2015 1 0:54 Mexico City, Mexico
NC 15–6 (1) Leandro Silva NC (overturned) UFC Fight Night: Maia vs. LaFlare March 21, 2015 2 2:45 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Originally a technical submission (guillotine choke) win for Silva; overturned after CABMMA ruled the stoppage was a referee mistake.
Win 15–6 Jamie Varner Submission (rear-naked choke) UFC on Fox: dos Santos vs. Miocic December 13, 2014 1 1:52 Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Loss 14–6 Nick Hein Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Munoz vs. Mousasi May 31, 2014 3 5:00 Berlin, Germany
Loss 14–5 Sean Spencer Decision (unanimous) The Ultimate Fighter: Team Rousey vs. Team Tate Finale November 30, 2013 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Welterweight bout.
Win 14–4 Tony Sims Decision (split) Fight To Win: Prize Fighting Championship 4 October 18, 2013 3 5:00 Denver, Colorado, United States
Win 13–4 T.J. O'Brien Submission (rear-naked choke) Victory Fighting Championship 40 July 27, 2013 2 3:57 Ralston, Nebraska, United States
Win 12–4 Aaron Derrow Decision (unanimous) Centurion Fights March 1, 2013 3 5:00 St. Joseph, Missouri, United States
Win 11–4 Sean Wilson Submission (rear-naked choke) Disorderly Conduct 15: Resolution January 26, 2013 1 4:58 Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Win 10–4 Roberto Rojas Jr. Submission (rear-naked choke) Victory Fighting Championship 38 December 15, 2012 1 3:29 Ralston, Nebraska, United States
Loss 9–4 Will Brooks Decision (unanimous) Disorderly Conduct 10: The Yin and The Yang August 10, 2012 3 5:00 Omaha, Nebraska, United States Catchweight (162 lbs) bout.
Win 9–3 Ted Worthington Submission (verbal) Victory Fighting Championship 37 April 13, 2012 3 1:36 Council Bluffs, Iowa, United States
Win 8–3 Jordan Johnson TKO (punches) Disorderly Conduct 4: Turf War November 4, 2011 2 0:30 Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Win 7–3 Sam Jackson Decision (unanimous) Victory Fighting Championship 35 July 30, 2011 3 5:00 Council Bluffs, Iowa, United States
Loss 6–3 Ramiro Hernandez KO (punches) Victory Fighting Championship 34 April 1, 2011 1 2:29 Council Bluffs, Iowa, United States
Win 6–2 Bobby Cooper Decision (unanimous) Titan FC 16 January 28, 2011 3 5:00 Kansas City, Kansas, United States Catchweight (165 lbs) bout.
Win 5–2 Kody Frank TKO (punches) Victory Fighting Championship 33 December 11, 2010 2 3:44 Council Bluffs, Iowa, United States
Win 4–2 Steve Simmons TKO (punches) Fight To Win: The Professionals November 12, 2010 3 1:37 Denver, Colorado, United States
Win 3–2 Jimmy Seipel TKO (punches and elbows) VFC 32: Dober vs. Seipel 2 July 30, 2010 2 3:16 Council Bluffs, Iowa, United States Return to Lightweight.
Win 2–2 Nick Nolte Submission (arm-triangle choke) Bellator 16 April 29, 2010 1 4:45 Kansas City, Missouri, United States Welterweight debut.
Loss 1–2 Brandon Girtz Decision (unanimous) VFC 29: The Rising November 13, 2009 3 5:00 Council Bluffs, Iowa, United States
Loss 1–1 Chase Hackett Decision (unanimous) FTW: Featherweight Grand Prix Final Round September 12, 2009 3 5:00 Denver, Colorado, United States
Win 1–0 Frank Caraballo TKO (punches) VFC 28: Throwdown July 24, 2009 2 3:58 Council Bluffs, Iowa, United States


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Fight Card - UFC 188 Velasquez vs. Werdum". UFC.com. Archived from the original on June 13, 2015. Retrieved June 14, 2015.
  2. ^ "Fight Card - UFC Fight Night Dos Santos vs. Miocic". UFC.com. Archived from the original on December 15, 2014. Retrieved December 15, 2014.
  3. ^ http://www.ufc.com/fighter/Drew-Dober
  4. ^ "Drew Dober high school alum".
  5. ^ http://midamericamartialarts.com/curriculum/brazilian-jiu-jitsu/
  6. ^ "Bellator Fighting Championships 16 Official Results". mixedmartialarts.com.
  7. ^ "'The Ultimate Fighter 15' cast unveiled with 32 lightweight fighters". mmajunkie.com. February 27, 2012.
  8. ^ "TUF 15 Recap: Episode 1". sherdog.com. March 9, 2012.
  9. ^ "TUF 18 Finale Update: Drew Dober Steps In To Face Sean Spencer". fightline.com. November 19, 2013.
  10. ^ "TUF 18 Finale results: Sean Spencer gets past stubborn Drew Dober". mmajunkie.com. November 30, 2013.
  11. ^ "UFC Fight Night 41 results: Nick Hein slugs way past Drew Dober". mmajunkie.com. May 31, 2014.
  12. ^ "UFC on FOX 13 results: Drew Dober submits stunned Jamie Varner". mmajunkie.com. December 13, 2014.
  13. ^ Guilherme Cruz (2015-01-22). "UFC Fight Night 62 filling up fast with addition of three new match-ups". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2015-01-22.
  14. ^ Damon Martin (March 21, 2015). "Dober victim of possibly worst stoppage in UFC history". foxsports.com.
  15. ^ Marrocco, Steven; Morgan, John (March 22, 2015). "UFC pays Drew Dober his win money; Dana White stumps for no-contest". MMAJunkie.com. Retrieved March 24, 2015.
  16. ^ Cruz, Guilherme (March 26, 2015). "Brazilian commission: Leandro Silva vs. Drew Dober overturned, ruled a no-contest". MMAfighting.com. Retrieved March 26, 2015.
  17. ^ Staff (2015-03-30). "Efrain Escudero Draws Drew Dober at UFC 188 in Mexico City". mmaweekly.com. Retrieved 2015-03-30.
  18. ^ Dave Doyle (2015-06-13). "UFC 188 results: Efrain Escudero quickly submits Drew Dober". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2015-06-13.
  19. ^ Staff (2015-09-15). "Lightweights Drew Dober vs. Erik Koch added to UFC 195 in Las Vegas". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-09-15.
  20. ^ Staff (2015-12-04). "Scott Holtzman replaces Erik Koch at UFC 195". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-12-04.
  21. ^ Ben Fowlkes (2016-01-02). "UFC 195 results: Drew Dober bloodies up Scott Holtzman in unanimous decision upset". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-01-02.
  22. ^ Staff (2016-02-18). "UFC on FOX 19 gets two new bouts". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-02-18.
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  28. ^ Staff (2015-10-05). "Light heavyweight champ Daniel Cormier defends title at UFC 206 in Toronto vs. Anthony Johnson". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-10-05.
  29. ^ Steven Marrocco (2016-12-10). "UFC 206 results: Olivier Aubin-Mercier finishes Drew Dober with yet another rear-naked choke". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-12-10.
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  39. ^ Marcel Dorff (2019-04-10). "Four fights announced for UFC Minneapolis including Benavidez vs. Formiga 2" (in Dutch). mmadnanl.com. Retrieved 2019-04-10.
  40. ^ Harshman, Heath (2019-06-29). "UFC Minneapolis Results: Drew Dober Shows Off Power in TKO Win Over Marco Polo Reyes". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2019-06-30.
  41. ^ "Nasrat Haqparast vs. Drew Dober added to Jan. 18 UFC event". MMA Junkie. 2019-10-27. Retrieved 2019-10-28.
  42. ^ Doherty, Dan (2020-01-18). "UFC 246 Results: Drew Dober Halts Nasrat Haqparast in 70 Seconds". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2020-01-19.
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