Nasrat Haqparast

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Nasrat Haqparast
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BornMohammad Nasrat Haqparast[1]
(1995-08-22) August 22, 1995 (age 24)
Hamburg, Germany[2]
Height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight155 lb (70 kg; 11 st 1 lb)
Reach72[2] in (183 cm)
Fighting out ofHamburg, Germany[2]
TeamTristar Gym
TrainerFiras Zahabi
Years active2012–present
Mixed martial arts record
By knockout9
By decision2
By knockout1
By submission1
By decision1
UniversityStudent at Hamburg University of Applied Sciences[2]
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Mohammad Nasrat Haqparast[1] (born August 22, 1995) is a German[3] mixed martial artist (MMA) who currently competes in the Lightweight division in the UFC.


Haqparast was born in Germany to Afghan parents who came as refugees from Kandahar, Afghanistan. He attended kickboxing classes as his parents believed he was overweight at fourteen years old. Instead, Haqparast joined an MMA class and decided to be an MMA fighter after witnessing a sparring session in the room next to the kickboxing class.[2][4]

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Haqparast started his professional MMA career since 2012 and amassed a record of 8-1 before signed by UFC.[5]

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

Haqparast made his UFC debut on October 21, 2017 against Marcin Held, replacing injured Teemu Packalen at UFC Fight Night: Cerrone vs. Till. [6] He lost the fight via a controversial unanimous decision. [7]

Haqparast was scheduled to face Alex Reyes on March 17, 2018 at UFC Fight Night: Werdum vs. Volkov.[8] However, on March 8, it was reported that Alex Reyes pulled out of the fight due to injury[9] and he was replaced by Nad Narimani.[10] The bout was scrapped on the day of the event as Haqparast was deemed unfit to fight by the medical team due to an infectious eye condition.[11]

His next fight came on July 22, 2018 at UFC Fight Night 134 against Marc Diakiese.[12] He won the fight via unanimous decision.[13]

Haqparast faced Thibault Gouti on October 27, 2018 at UFC Fight Night 138.[14] He won the fight via unanimous decision.[15] This fight earned him the Fight of the Night award.[16]

Haqparast was expected to face John Makdessi on March 23, 2019 at UFC Fight Night 148.[17] However, on March 13, 2019, it was reported that Haqparast was pulled from the bout due to injury.[18]

Haqparast faced on August 3, 2019 Joaquim Silva on UFC on ESPN 5.[19] He won the fight via knockout in the second round.[20] The win earned him the Performance of the Night bonus award.[21]

Haqparast faced Drew Dober on January 18, 2020 at UFC 246.[22] He lost the fight via TKO in the first round.[23]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Personal life[edit]

Haqparast was a mechanical engineering student at Hamburg University of Applied Sciences.[2][4]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Professional record breakdown
14 matches 11 wins 3 losses
By knockout 9 1
By submission 0 1
By decision 2 1
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 11–3 Drew Dober TKO (punches) UFC 246 January 18, 2020 1 1:10 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 11–2 Joaquim Silva KO (punches) UFC on ESPN: Covington vs. Lawler August 3, 2019 2 0:36 Newark, New Jersey, United States Performance of the Night.
Win 10–2 Thibault Gouti Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Volkan vs. Smith October 27, 2018 3 5:00 Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada Fight of the Night.
Win 9–2 Marc Diakiese Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Shogun vs. Smith July 22, 2018 3 5:00 Hamburg, Germany
Loss 8–2 Marcin Held Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Cerrone vs. Till October 21, 2017 3 5:00 Gdańsk, Poland
Win 8–1 Ruslan Kalyniuk TKO (punches) Superior FC 17 May 20, 2017 3 1:44 Dueren, Germany
Win 7–1 Patrik Berisha TKO (punches) We Love MMA 24 October 15, 2016 2 0:18 Hamburg, Germany
Win 6–1 Lampros Pistikos TKO (punches) Ravage Series 2 February 20, 2016 1 3:36 Hamburg, Germany Return to Lightweight.
Win 5–1 Fabrice Kindombe KO (punch) We Love MMA 16 October 10, 2015 1 0:53 Hamburg, Germany
Win 4–1 Patrick Schwellnus TKO (punches) We Love MMA 13 March 14, 2015 1 2:57 Hannover, Germany
Win 3–1 Tolga Ozgun TKO (punches) We Love MMA 9 September 27, 2014 1 2:20 Hamburg, Germany Welterweight debut.
Win 2–1 Jiri Flajsar TKO (punches) Anatolia Fighting Championship February 23, 2014 1 0:38 Hamburg, Germany
Win 1–1 Iles Ganijev TKO (punches) SFC 13 June 1, 2013 1 0:00 Hamburg, Germany
Loss 0–1 Adrian Ruf Submission (triangle choke) We Love MMA 4 December 15, 2012 1 3:30 Berlin, Germany Lightweight debut.


See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b UFC 246 results
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "Nasrat Haqparast - Official UFC® Profile". Retrieved 2018-10-27.
  3. ^ James Lynch (2017-10-11), EXCLUSIVE: Nasrat Haqparast talks UFC debut Oct. 21 vs. Marcin Held, retrieved 2018-10-27
  4. ^ a b Sädler, Florian (2018-02-18). "MMA: So will der Hamburger Nasrat Haqparast UFC-Champion werden". DIE WELT. Retrieved 2018-10-27.
  5. ^ "Welcome to the UFC: Nasrat Haqparast". MMA Today. 2017-10-10. Retrieved 2018-10-27.
  6. ^ "Marcin Held vs. Nasrat Haqparast na gali UFC w Gdańsku |". (in Polish). 2017-10-11. Retrieved 2018-10-27.
  7. ^ "UFC Fight Night 118 results: Marcin Held tops Nasrat Haqparast for 1st UFC win". MMAjunkie. 2017-10-21. Retrieved 2018-10-27.
  8. ^ "Nasrat Haqparast vs. Alex Reyes booked for UFC London". MMA Fighting. Retrieved 2018-10-27.
  9. ^ "Alex Reyes Out of UFC London, Replacements Campaigning for Fight". MMA Today. 2018-03-08. Retrieved 2018-10-27.
  10. ^ King, John (2018-03-13). "Nad Narimani in on short notice vs Nasrat Haqparast at UFC London -". Retrieved 2018-10-27.
  11. ^ "Nasrat Haqparast eye condition scraps fight with Nad Narimani at UFC-London". MMAjunkie. 2018-03-17. Retrieved 2018-10-27.
  12. ^ "Breaking: Nasrat Haqparast vs. Marc Diakiese bei UFC Hamburg" (in German). Retrieved 2018-10-27.
  13. ^ "UFC Fight Night 134 results: Cool and calm Nasrat Haqparast outstrikes Marc Diakiese". MMAjunkie. 2018-07-22. Retrieved 2018-07-22.
  14. ^ "Misha Cirkunov vs. Patrick Cummins among three bouts added to UFC Fight Night 138 in Moncton". MMAjunkie. 2018-08-07. Retrieved 2018-10-27.
  15. ^ "Nasrat Haqparast Earns the W Over Thibault Gouti (UFC Moncton Fight Highlights) |". Retrieved 2018-10-28.
  16. ^ Staff (2018-10-28). "UFC Moncton bonuses: Anthony Smith picks up another $50k". Retrieved 2018-10-28.
  17. ^ The Canadian Press (2019-01-30). "John Makdessi to face Nasrat Haqparast at UFC Nashville". Retrieved 2019-01-30.
  18. ^ "Canadian John Makdessi gets new opponent for UFC card in Nashville -". Retrieved 2019-03-14.
  19. ^ DNA, MMA. "Nasrat Haqparast vs. Joaquim Silva toegevoegd aan "UFC Sochi" evenement". Retrieved 2019-06-03.
  20. ^ Evanoff, Josh (2019-08-03). "UFC Newark Results: Nasrat Haqparast KO's Joaquim Silva". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2019-08-04.
  21. ^ "UFC Newark bonus winners: Nasrat Haqparast's vicious KO leads $50K winners". 2019-08-03. Retrieved 2019-08-03.
  22. ^ "Nasrat Haqparast vs. Drew Dober added to Jan. 18 UFC event". MMA Junkie. 2019-10-27. Retrieved 2019-10-28.
  23. ^ Doherty, Dan (2020-01-18). "UFC 246 Results: Drew Dober Halts Nasrat Haqparast in 70 Seconds". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2020-01-19.
  24. ^ "UFC Moncton bonuses: Anthony Smith picks up another $50k". MMAjunkie. 2018-10-28. Retrieved 2018-10-28.
  25. ^ Lee, Alexander (2019-08-03). "UFC on ESPN 5 bonuses: Antonina Shevchenko, Lucie Pudilova snag Fight of the Night". MMA Fighting. Retrieved 2019-08-03.
  26. ^ "Nasrat Haqparast MMA Stats, Pictures, News, Videos, Biography -". Sherdog. Retrieved 2019-10-27.

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