|Born||February 5, 1987|
Gloucester, Massachusetts, United States
|Height||5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)|
|Weight||145.2 lb (65.9 kg; 10.37 st)|
|Reach||70.0 in (178 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Boston, Massachusetts, United States|
|Rank||Brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|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). 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.
|“||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 sometimes... either to look back on my past or look forward to the future. One thing you’ll here in the halls a lot is, “one day at a time” or better yet, “one minute at a time.” These two phrases stuck with me when I heard them for the first time at a very young age. I wouldn’t say I’m a changed man just a different way of thinking. Once you stop blaming the world for life going to shit and realize you had a choice all along it becomes a little bit easier. I know some people get delt with a less to sub-par life but still there’s always a choice. I wasn’t going to post anything today because it’s my personal life but I remembered this one day when I heard a man speak in a A.A meeting once, “If there’s one person in this room that is hearing me and that I could potentially save from a life of shit and misery then that’s all that counts.” I hope someone heard me. Things will never be easy but they can be worth it. God bless.||”|
Mixed martial arts career
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.
Ultimate Fighting Championship
Bochniak was expected to face Godofredo Pepey on March 11, 2017 at UFC Fight Night 106. However, both fighters pulled out of the fight during the week leading up to the event citing injuries and the bout was scrapped.
Bochniak faced Zabit Magomedsharipov on April 7, 2018 at UFC 223. He lost the fight by unanimous decision. The fight, considered by many to be one of the greatest fights of all time, earned him a Fight of the Night bonus.
Championships and accomplishments
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|13 matches||8 wins||5 losses|
|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.|
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- "Josh Emmett | MMA Fighter Page | Tapology". Tapology. Retrieved 2017-05-25.
- Kyle Bochniak (@kylebochniakufc) (August 14, 2018). ""True honor to be promoted to brown belt by Professor John Clarke (...)"". Instagram. Retrieved December 8, 2018.
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- Ben Fowlkes (2016-08-27). "UFC on FOX 21 results: Kyle Bochniak's leg kicks help in split decision over Enrique Barzola". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-08-27.
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