May 2, 1992|
Greenville, South Carolina, United States
|Height||5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)|
|Weight||135 lb (61 kg; 9.6 st)|
|Reach||66 in (168 cm)|
|Style||Kenpo, Karate, Kickboxing, Wrestling, BJJ|
|Fighting out of||Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States|
Revolution MMA |
American Top Team
|Rank||Black belt in Kenpō Karate|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Mixed martial arts career
Scoggins began training in karate at the age of 3, later transitioning to wrestling and kickboxing. Aspiring to compete for the UFC, Scoggins opted to drop out of high school and focus solely on honing his skills. He made his professional MMA debut in February 2012, amassing an undefeated record of 7-0 prior to signing with the UFC.
Ultimate Fighting Championship
For his third fight with the promotion, Scoggins faced Dustin Ortiz on July 6, 2014 at The Ultimate Fighter 19 Finale Scoggins suffered the first loss of his professional MMA career via split decision.
Scoggins was expected to face Joby Sanchez on December 11, 2015 at The Ultimate Fighter 22 Finale. However, Scoggins pulled out of the fight in the week leading up to the event and was replaced by Geane Herrera.
Scoggins was expected to face Ben Nguyen on March 20, 2016 at UFC Fight Night 85. However, Scoggins pulled out of the fight in the week leading up to the event citing injury. As a result, Nguyen was pulled from the card entirely.
Scoggins was expected to face Ian McCall on July 30, 2016 at UFC 201. However, two days before the event, Scoggins announced that he was pulling out of the fight as he was not going to make the contracted weight. As a result, McCall was pulled from the card altogether. Scoggins will now compete at bantamweight full-time.
Scoggins was expected to face Tim Elliott on December 16, 2017 at UFC on Fox 26. However on December 3, it was announced that Scoggins was pulled from the fight due to a spinal fracture injury.
Championships and achievements
- International Kickboxing Federation
- 2004 North American Classic Championship Tournament (80.1-85 lbs.)
Mixed martial arts
- Warfare Fighting Championships
- Warfare FC Flyweight Championship (One time)
- Two successful title defenses
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|16 matches||11 wins||5 losses|
|Loss||11–5||Said Nurmagomedov||Decision (split)||UFC Fight Night: dos Santos vs. Ivanov||July 14, 2018||3||5:00||Boise, Idaho, United States|
|Loss||11–4||Ulka Sasaki||Submission (rear-naked choke)||UFC Fight Night: Holm vs. Correia||June 17, 2017||2||3:19||Kallang, Singapore||Return to Flyweight.|
|Loss||11–3||Pedro Munhoz||Submission (guillotine choke)||UFC Fight Night: Bader vs. Nogueira 2||November 19, 2016||2||1:55||São Paulo, Brazil||Bantamweight debut.|
|Win||11–2||Ray Borg||Decision (unanimous)||UFC Fight Night: Hendricks vs. Thompson||February 6, 2016||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||10–2||Josh Sampo||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 187||May 23, 2015||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Loss||9–2||John Moraga||Submission (guillotine choke)||UFC Fight Night: Jacare vs. Mousasi||September 5, 2014||2||0:47||Mashantucket, Connecticut, United States|
|Loss||9–1||Dustin Ortiz||Decision (split)||The Ultimate Fighter: Team Edgar vs. Team Penn Finale||July 6, 2014||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||9–0||Will Campuzano||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 171||March 15, 2014||3||5:00||Dallas, Texas, United States|
|Win||8–0||Richie Vaculik||TKO (punches)||UFC Fight Night: Hunt vs. Bigfoot||December 7, 2013||1||4:43||Brisbane, Australia|
|Win||7–0||Len Cook||TKO (punches)||Warfare 9: Apocalypse||June 21, 2013||2||0:18||North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, United States||Defended the Warfare FC Flyweight Championship.|
|Win||6–0||Chris Cain||TKO (punches)||Warfare 8: Armageddon||March 8, 2013||1||3:57||North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, United States||Defended the Warfare FC Flyweight Championship.|
|Win||5–0||Jacob Hebeisen||TKO (hook kick and punches)||Warfare 7: Invasion||December 7, 2012||5||3:45||North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, United States||Won the vacant Warfare FC Flyweight Championship.|
|Win||4–0||Keith Hulin||TKO (knees and punches)||Warfare 6: Friday Night Fights||August 24, 2012||1||1:00||North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, United States|
|Win||3–0||Casey Large||Submission (armbar)||EC/Conflict MMA - Extreme Challenge 211||May 12, 2012||1||4:55||Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, United States|
|Win||2–0||Timothy Wade||Decision (unanimous)||Quest for Glory Championship 1||March 24, 2012||3||5:00||Greenville, South Carolina, United States|
|Win||1–0||Timm Kitts||KO (head kick)||Conflict MMA - Fight Night at the Point 4||February 25, 2012||1||0:23||Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, United States|
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- "IKF USA National Amateur & IKF North American Classic Championship Tournaments: Past Champions and Where They Came From". Retrieved May 23, 2016.