9 January 1982|
Vereeniging, Gauteng, South Africa
|Height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Weight||184 lb (83 kg; 13.1 st)|
|Reach||72.0 in (183 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Johannesburg, South Africa|
Black belt in Karate |
Blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Born and raised in South Africa, McClellan began training in karate at the age of nine and also played rugby union until transitioning into mixed martial arts in his late twenties. In karate, McClellan was a national champion and also won a national title in grappling.
Mixed martial arts career
McLellan made his professional debut in 2009, competing exclusively for regional promotions in his native South Africa, where he was a two-time EFC AFRICA champion and EFC worldwide champion. He compiled a record of 12 – 2, before signing with the UFC in December 2014.
Ultimate Fighting Championship
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|19 matches||13 wins||6 losses|
|Loss||13–6||Paulo Costa||TKO (punches)||UFC Fight Night: Belfort vs. Gastelum||11 March 2017||1||1:17||Fortaleza, Brazil|
|Loss||13–5||Alessio Di Chirico||Decision (split)||UFC on Fox: Maia vs. Condit||27 August 2016||3||5:00||Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada|
|Loss||13–4||Magnus Cedenblad||TKO (head kick and punches)||UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs. Arlovski||8 May 2016||2||0:47||Rotterdam, Netherlands|
|Win||13–3||Bubba Bush||TKO (punches)||UFC Fight Night: Holohan vs. Smolka||24 October 2015||3||4:58||Dublin, Ireland|
|Loss||12–3||Bartosz Fabinski||Decision (unanimous)||UFC Fight Night: Gonzaga vs. Cro Cop 2||11 April 2015||3||5:00||Kraków, Poland|
|Win||12–2||Dricus Du Plessis||Submission (guillotine choke)||EFC Africa 33||30 August 2014||3||1:44||Durban, South Africa||Defended the EFC Africa Middleweight Championship.|
|Win||11–2||J.P. Kruger||Submission (rear-naked choke)||EFC Africa 28||27 March 2014||1||3:05||Gauteng, South Africa||Defended the EFC Africa Middleweight Championship.|
|Win||10–2||Jeremy Smith||Submission (rear-naked choke)||EFC Africa 24||10 October 2013||1||N/A||Gauteng, South Africa||Won the EFC Africa Middleweight Championship.|
|Win||9–2||Tumelo Muphutha||Decision (split)||EFC Africa 20||27 June 2013||3||5:00||Gauteng, South Africa|
|Win||8–2||Armand de Bruyn||Submission (rear-naked choke)||EFC Africa 15||27 July 2012||1||1:22||Gauteng, South Africa|
|Win||7–2||Danie van Heerden||Submission (rear-naked choke)||EFC Africa 14||1 June 2012||2||3:08||Gauteng, South Africa|
|Loss||6–2||Jeremy Smith||Submission (guillotine choke)||EFC Africa 12||2 March 2012||4||0:56||Gauteng, South Africa||For EFC Middleweight Championship.|
|Win||6–1||Jacques Joubert||Submission (guillotine choke)||EFC Africa 8||14 April 2011||4||3:14||Gauteng, South Africa|
|Win||5–1||Wade Henderson||Submission (rear-naked choke)||EFC Africa 5||21 October 2010||2||3:38||Gauteng, South Africa|
|Win||4–1||Warren Allison||Submission (armbar)||EFC Africa 3||8 May 2010||1||N/A||Gauteng, South Africa|
|Win||3–1||Juan Lubbe||KO (punches)||EFC Africa 2||10 March 2010||1||N/A||Gauteng, South Africa|
|Win||2–1||Barry Britz||TKO (punches)||EFC Africa 1||12 November 2009||1||N/A||Gauteng, South Africa|
|Loss||1–1||Wade Henderson||TKO (punches)||Fight Force 1||26 July 2009||1||N/A||Gauteng, South Africa|
|Win||1–0||J.P. Kruger||Submission (armbar)||XFC Africa: Fight Club||30 May 2009||1||1:20||Gauteng, South Africa|
- "Garreth McLellan – Official UFC Fighter Profile". UFC.com. Retrieved 5 August 2016.
- Alison De Villiers (13 December 2014). "'Soldier Boy' McLellan is on his way to UFC". IOL.
- "Garreth McLellan – Official UFC® Fighter Profile". Ufc.com. Retrieved 28 August 2016.
- Zane Simon (10 December 2014). "Welcome to the UFC, Garreth McLellan". bloodyelbow.com. Retrieved 10 December 2014.
- Matt Erickson (11 April 2014). "UFC Fight Night 64 results: Bartosz Fabinski overpowers, dominates Garreth McLellan". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 11 April 2015.
- Staff (10 August 2015). "Garreth McLellan vs. Bubba Bush booked for UFC Fight Night 76 in Ireland". themmareport.com. Retrieved 10 August 2015.
- Steve Marrocco (24 October 2015). "UFC Fight Night 76 results: Garreth McLellan stops Bubba Bush with two seconds left". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 24 October 2015.
- Tristen Critchfield (26 February 2016). "Rashid Magomedov-Chris Wade, 2 other bouts set for UFC Fight Night Rotterdam". sherdog.com. Retrieved 26 February 2016.
- Steven Marrocco (8 May 2016). "UFC Fight Night 87 results: Magnus Cedenblad takes out Garreth McLellan in second". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 8 May 2016.
- Staff (15 June 2016). "Garreth McLellan vs. Alessio Di Chirico added to August's UFC on FOX 21 card in Vancouver". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 15 June 2015.
- Brent Brookhouse (27 August 2016). "UFC on FOX 21 results: Alessio Di Chirico takes bloody split decision over Garreth McLellan". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 27 August 2016.
- Staff (20 January 2017). "Garreth McLellan quickly replaces Alex Nicholson at UFC Fight Night 106". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 20 January 2017.
- Ben Fowlkes (11 March 2017). "UFC Fight Night 106 results: Paulo Borrachinha thrashes Garreth McLellan for 77-second debut TKO". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 11 March 2017.