Kyle Bochniak

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Kyle Bochniak
Born (1987-02-05) February 5, 1987 (age 32)
Gloucester, Massachusetts, United States
Other namesCrash
Height5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)[1]
Weight145.2 lb (65.9 kg; 10.37 st)
Reach70.0 in (178 cm)[2]
Fighting out ofBoston, Massachusetts, United States
TeamBroadway Jiu-Jitsu
RankBrown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu[3]
Years active2014–present
Mixed martial arts record
By knockout2
By submission2
By decision4
By decision5
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Kyle Bochniak (born February 5, 1987) is an American mixed martial artist currently competing in the Featherweight division with Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).[1] A professional competitor since 2014, he has also competed for CES MMA.


Bochniak associated with the wrong crowd when he was growing up where he was drinking excessively and engaging in substance abuse activities. His unhealthy habits led him to drop out of school, and he was in coma for a week due to overdosing on prescription pills. Bochniak eventually ended up in jail where he found out his father, who left his mother when Bochniak was two, was in the next cell from his. Bochniak realized he did not want to end up like his father, so he made a pledge with the judge with a heartfelt arraignment speech. The judge granted Bochniak five year probation of his offense where he was transferred to Hartford, Connecticut. In Hartford Bochniak started learning welding and eventually landed a job as a welder. He later stumbled into Broadway Jiu Jitsu where he started his journey to be a mixed martial artist, which turned his life around.[4]

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Early career[edit]

He began training in mixed martial arts in 2010 and starting competing in amateur fights a year later. After compiling a record of 5–1 as an amateur, he started fighting professionally in 2014.

Bochniak compiled an undefeated record of 6–0 on the regional circuit, competing exclusively for CES MMA in nearby Rhode Island. He was signed by the UFC in early 2016.[6]

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

Bochniak made his promotional debut on January 17, 2016 as a short notice replacement for Jimy Hettes against Charles Rosa at UFC Fight Night 81.[7] He lost the fight via unanimous decision.[8]

Bochniak returned to face Enrique Barzola on August 27, 2016 at UFC on Fox 21.[9] He won the fight via split decision.[10]

Bochniak was expected to face Godofredo Pepey on March 11, 2017 at UFC Fight Night 106.[11] However, both fighters pulled out of the fight during the week leading up to the event citing injuries and the bout was scrapped.[12]

Bochniak faced Jeremy Kennedy on July 22, 2017 at UFC on Fox 25.[13] He lost the fight via unanimous decision.[14]

Bochniak faced Brandon Davis on January 20, 2018 at UFC 220. He won the fight via unanimous decision.[15]

Bochniak faced Zabit Magomedsharipov on April 7, 2018 at UFC 223.[16] He lost the fight by unanimous decision.[17] The fight, considered by many to be one of the greatest fights of all time, earned him a Fight of the Night bonus.[18]

Bochniak faced Hakeem Dawodu on December 8, 2018 at UFC 231.[19] He lost the fight via split decision.[20]

Bochniak faced promotional newcomer Sean Woodson on October 18, 2019 at UFC on ESPN 6.[21] He lost the fight via unanimous decision.[22]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Professional record breakdown
13 matches 8 wins 5 losses
By knockout 2 0
By submission 2 0
By decision 4 5
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 8–5 Sean Woodson Decision (unanimous) UFC on ESPN: Reyes vs. Weidman October 18, 2019 3 5:00 Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Loss 8–4 Hakeem Dawodu Decision (split) UFC 231 December 8, 2018 3 5:00 Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Loss 8–3 Zabit Magomedsharipov Decision (unanimous) UFC 223 April 7, 2018 3 5:00 Brooklyn, New York, United States Fight of the Night.
Win 8–2 Brandon Davis Decision (unanimous) UFC 220 January 20, 2018 3 5:00 Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Loss 7–2 Jeremy Kennedy Decision (unanimous) UFC on Fox: Weidman vs. Gastelum July 22, 2017 3 5:00 Uniondale, New York, United States
Win 7–1 Enrique Barzola Decision (split) UFC on Fox: Maia vs. Condit August 27, 2016 3 5:00 Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Loss 6–1 Charles Rosa Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Dillashaw vs. Cruz January 17, 2016 3 5:00 Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Win 6–0 Taylor Trahan Submission (rear-naked choke) CES MMA 32 January 8, 2016 1 3:58 Lincoln, Rhode Island, United States Catchweight (150 lbs) bout.
Win 5–0 Dominic Warr KO (punch) CES MMA 28 March 13, 2015 1 1:49 Lincoln, Rhode Island, United States
Win 4–0 Tom English Decision (unanimous) CES MMA 27 January 30, 2015 3 5:00 Lincoln, Rhode Island, United States
Win 3–0 Ruslan Khubejashvili Decision (unanimous) CES MMA 26 October 10, 2014 3 5:00 Lincoln, Rhode Island, United States Featherweight debut.
Win 2–0 Marius Enache TKO (punches) CES MMA 22 March 14, 2014 2 1:44 Lincoln, Rhode Island, United States Lightweight debut.
Win 1–0 Peter Bertucci Submission (rear-naked choke) CES MMA 21 January 24, 2014 1 1:05 Lincoln, Rhode Island, United States Catchweight (150 lbs) bout.


See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Kyle Bochniak - Official UFC Profile". Retrieved July 30, 2017.
  2. ^ "Josh Emmett | MMA Fighter Page | Tapology". Tapology. Retrieved 2017-05-25.
  3. ^ Kyle Bochniak (@kylebochniakufc) (August 14, 2018). ""True honor to be promoted to brown belt by Professor John Clarke (...)"". Instagram. Retrieved December 8, 2018.
  4. ^ "Addiction landed UFC's Kyle Bochniak in jail next to his father. That was his wake-up call". MMA Junkie. 2019-10-15. Retrieved 2019-10-16.
  5. ^ "Kyle Bochniak UFC on Instagram: "Today I celebrate a decade of sobriety and staying out of trouble. I'd be lying if I said it was easy. Not sure what's more important…"". Instagram. Retrieved 2019-10-16.
  6. ^ Zane Simon (2016-01-14). "Welcome to the UFC, Dmitry Smolyakov & Kyle Bochniak". Retrieved 2016-01-14.
  7. ^ Staff (2016-01-14). "Newcomer Kyle Bochniak a late addition to Sunday's UFC Fight Night 81 lineup". Retrieved 2016-01-14.
  8. ^ Brent Brookhouse (2016-01-17). "UFC Fight Night 81 results: Charles Rosa outlasts game Kyle Bochniak for decision". Retrieved 2016-01-17.
  9. ^ Danny Segura (2016-06-27). "Kyle Bochniak set to face TUF winner Enrique Barzola at UFC on FOX 21". Retrieved 2016-06-27.
  10. ^ Ben Fowlkes (2016-08-27). "UFC on FOX 21 results: Kyle Bochniak's leg kicks help in split decision over Enrique Barzola". Retrieved 2016-08-27.
  11. ^ Staff (2017-02-01). "Featherweights Kyle Bochniak vs. Godofredo Pepey booked for UFC Fight Night 106 in Brazil". Retrieved 2017-02-01.
  12. ^ Guilherme Cruz (2017-03-06). "Godofredo Pepey vs. Kyle Bochniak removed from UFC Fortaleza". Retrieved 2017-03-06.
  13. ^ Tristen Critchfield (2017-05-24). "Jeremy Kennedy vs. Kyle Bochniak slated for UFC on Fox 25 in Long Island". Retrieved 2017-05-24.
  14. ^ "UFC on FOX 25 results: Jeremy Kennedy's grappling shines to remain undefeated". MMAjunkie. 2017-07-22. Retrieved 2017-07-23.
  15. ^ DNA, MMA. "Thuisgevecht voor Kyle Bochniak tegen Brandon Michael Davis tijdens UFC 220 in Boston". Retrieved 2017-11-12.
  16. ^ Staff (2018-02-16). "Zabit Magomedsharipov announces UFC 223 fight vs. Kyle Bochniak". Retrieved 2018-02-16.
  17. ^ "UFC 223 results: Zabit Magomedsharipov tops Kyle Bochniak in fun-as-hell slugfest". MMAjunkie. 2018-04-08. Retrieved 2018-04-08.
  18. ^ "UFC 223 bonuses: Magomedsharipov-Bochniak an all-time no-brainer for 'Fight of Night'". MMAjunkie. 2018-04-08. Retrieved 2018-04-08.
  19. ^ Marcel Dorff (2018-08-30). "Canadian Hakeem Dawodu meets Kyle Bochniak at UFC 231 in Toronto" (in Dutch). Retrieved 2018-08-30.
  20. ^ Cole, Ross (2018-12-08). "Hakeem Dawodu Dominates Kyle Bochniak But Has To Settle For Split Decision At UFC 231". MMA Insight. Retrieved 2018-12-09.
  21. ^ Hannoun, Farah (2019-09-04). "Kyle Bochniak vs. Sean Woodson added to UFC on ESPN 6 in Boston". Retrieved 2019-09-05.
  22. ^ Doherty, Dan (2019-10-18). "UFC Boston Results: Sean Woodson Easily Picks Apart Kyle Bochniak". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2019-10-19.
  23. ^ "Kyle". Sherdog. Retrieved 2019-10-18.

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