Niko Price

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Niko Price
Born (1989-09-29) September 29, 1989 (age 29)
Cape Coral, Florida, United States
Other namesThe Hybrid[1]
NationalityAmerican
Height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight170 lb (77 kg; 12 st)
DivisionWelterweight
Reach76 in (193 cm)
TeamFutures MMA
RankBrown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu[2]
Years active2012–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total16
Wins13
By knockout9
By submission3
By decision1
Losses2
By knockout1
By submission1
No contests1
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Niko Price (born September 29, 1989) is an American mixed martial artist currently competing in the Welterweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Early career[edit]

After going undefeated (9-0) as an amateur, Price made his professional MMA debut in February 2012. Before joining the UFC Price amassed a record of 8-0 with 7 of his 8 wins coming by stoppages.[3]

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

Price made his promotional debut for the UFC at UFC 207 against Brandon Thatch. He won the fight via submission in the first round.

Price next fight came at UFC Fight Night: Bermudez vs. Korean Zombie against Alex Morono.[4][5] He won the fight via knockout in the second round; however, this was later overturned to a no contest after he tested positive for marijuana.[6]

Price next faced Alan Jouban at UFC Fight Night: Pettis vs. Moreno on August 5, 2017.[7] He won the fight via TKO in round one.[8] The win also earned Price his first Performance of the Night bonus award.[9]

Price was to face Luan Chagas on October 28, 2017 at UFC Fight Night: Brunson vs. Machida.[10] On October 6, it was announced that Luan Chagas fractured his foot and pulled out of the bout, and is replaced by Vicente Luque.[11] Price lost the fight via D'Arce variation of the brabo in Brazil or D’Arce choke submission after a combination of strikes had him appearing out on his feet in round two.[12]

Price faced George Sullivan January 27, 2018 at UFC on Fox: Jacaré vs. Brunson 2.[13] He won the fight by rear-naked choke submission in the second round.[14]

Price was expected to face Belal Muhammad on June 1, 2018 at UFC Fight Night 131.[15] However, Price was removed from the bout on May 22 for undisclosed reasons and replaced by promotional newcomer Chance Rencountre.[16]

Price faced Randy Brown on July 14, 2018 at UFC Fight Night 133.[17] He won the fight via knockout in the second round after landing several hammerfists from the bottom to knock Brown out.[18] This win earned him the Performance of the Night award.[19]

Price faced Abdul Razak Alhassan on September 8, 2018 at UFC 228.[20] He lost the fight via knockout in the first round.[21]

Price faced Tim Means on March 9, 2019 at UFC on ESPN+ 4.[22] He won via knockout in the first round, becoming the first man to finish Means by knockout in MMA competition.[23] This win earned him the Performance of the Night award.[24]

Price is expected to face Geoff Neal on July 27, 2019 at UFC 240.[25]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Professional record breakdown
16 matches 13 wins 2 losses
By knockout 9 1
By submission 3 1
By decision 1 0
No contests 1
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 13–2 (1) Tim Means KO (punches) UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. dos Santos March 9, 2019 1 4:50 Wichita, Kansas, United States Performance of the Night.
Loss 12–2 (1) Abdul Razak Alhassan KO (punch) UFC 228 September 8, 2018 1 0:43 Dallas, Texas, United States
Win 12–1 (1) Randy Brown KO (punches) UFC Fight Night: dos Santos vs. Ivanov July 14, 2018 2 1:09 Boise, Idaho, United States Performance of the Night.
Win 11–1 (1) George Sullivan Submission (rear-naked choke) UFC on Fox: Jacaré vs. Brunson 2 January 27, 2018 2 4:21 Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
Loss 10–1 (1) Vicente Luque Submission (D’Arce choke) UFC Fight Night: Brunson vs. Machida October 28, 2017 2 4:08 São Paulo, Brazil
Win 10–0 (1) Alan Jouban TKO (punches) UFC Fight Night: Pettis vs. Moreno August 5, 2017 1 1:44 Mexico City, Mexico Performance of the Night.
NC 9–0 (1) Alex Morono NC (overturned) UFC Fight Night: Bermudez vs. Korean Zombie February 4, 2017 2 5:00 Houston, Texas, United States Originally a KO (punch) win for Price; overturned after he tested positive for marijuana.
Win 9–0 Brandon Thatch Submission (arm-triangle choke) UFC 207 December 30, 2016 1 4:30 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 8–0 Willie Hosch Decision (unanimous) Fight Time 32 August 12, 2016 3 5:00 Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
Win 7–0 Jose Caceres TKO (punches) Fight Time 30 April 22, 2016 1 1:31 Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
Win 6–0 Maurice Salmon TKO (punches) Fight Time 26 July 17, 2015 1 2:38 Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
Win 5–0 Michael Lilly TKO (punches) Fight Time 23 February 6, 2015 2 1:05 Miami, Florida, United States
Win 4–0 Danilo Padilha Da Silva TKO (punches) Fight Time 21 November 7, 2014 1 0:22 Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
Win 3–0 David Hayes TKO (punches) Fight Time 20 August 29, 2014 1 3:07 Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
Win 2–0 Mikerson Lindor TKO (punches) Fight Time 19 May 30, 2014 1 4:59 Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
Win 1–0 Alejandro Gomez Submission (armbar) Fight Time 8 February 17, 2012 1 2:49 Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sherdog.com. "Niko". Sherdog. Retrieved 2017-10-29.
  2. ^ Ben Fowlkes (December 30, 2016). "UFC 207 results: Niko Price taps Brandon Thatch with first-round arm-triangle choke". MMAjunkie.com.
  3. ^ Sherdog.com. "Niko". Sherdog. Retrieved 2017-06-17.
  4. ^ Staff (2017-01-24). "Niko Price replaces Sheldon Westcott at UFC Fight Night 104 in Houston". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2017-01-24.
  5. ^ Steven Marrocco (2017-02-04). "UFC Fight Night 104 results: Niko Price puts Alex Morono away with KO at Round 2 buzzer". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2017-02-04.
  6. ^ "Three UFC Houston fighters pop for marijuana". Bloody Elbow. Retrieved 2017-06-17.
  7. ^ http://forums.ufcfightclub.com/topic/193460-alan-jouban-vs-niko-price-at-mexico-city-card/
  8. ^ "UFC Fight Night 114 results: Niko Price TKOs Alan Jouban in 1st round to stay unbeaten". MMAjunkie. 2017-08-06. Retrieved 2017-08-06.
  9. ^ Staff (2017-08-06). "UFC Fight Night 114 bonuses: New record holder Dustin Ortiz among 4 fighters to earn $50K". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2017-08-06.
  10. ^ "Three fights added to UFC Sao Paulo". MMA Fighting. Retrieved 2017-09-15.
  11. ^ DNA, MMA. "Vicente Luque pakt short notice gevecht tegen Niko Price in São Paulo". mmadna.nl. Retrieved 2017-10-07.
  12. ^ "UFC Fight Night 119 results: Vicente Luque taps Niko Price with brilliant D'Arce choke". MMAjunkie. 2017-10-29. Retrieved 2017-10-29.
  13. ^ "With new additions, UFC Fight Night Charlotte card now boasts 11 bouts". charlotteobserver. Retrieved 2017-12-20.
  14. ^ "UFC on FOX 27 results: Niko Price chokes out George Sullivan in second round". MMAjunkie. 2018-01-27. Retrieved 2018-01-28.
  15. ^ Staff (2018-04-11). "UFC Fight Night 131 in Utica gets two new bouts". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2018-04-11.
  16. ^ Staff (2018-05-22). "Belal Muhammad gets new opponent for UFC Fight Night 131 in Utica". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2018-05-22.
  17. ^ Mark La Monica (2018-06-05). "Queens' Randy Brown booked for UFC Boise". newsday.com. Retrieved 2018-06-05.
  18. ^ "Watch Niko Price's incredible and violent hammerfist knockout from his back at UFC Boise". MMAjunkie. 2018-07-15. Retrieved 2018-07-15.
  19. ^ "UFC Fight Night 133 bonuses: You know Niko Price's hammerfists got him $50,000". MMAjunkie. 2018-07-15. Retrieved 2018-07-15.
  20. ^ Staff (2018-08-09). "Abdul Razak Alhassan vs. Niko Price added to UFC 228 in Dallas". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2018-08-09.
  21. ^ "UFC 228 results: Abdul Razak Alhassan blasts Niko Price in just 43 seconds". MMAjunkie. 2018-09-09. Retrieved 2018-09-09.
  22. ^ DNA, MMA. "Violence Alert!! Niko Price vs. Tim Means toegevoegd aan UFC Wichita". Retrieved 2019-02-02.
  23. ^ Pearson, Andrew (2019-03-09). "Price KO's Means Outta Nowhere in Insane One-Round War". MMAmania.com. Retrieved 2019-03-10.
  24. ^ Pearson, Andrew (2019-03-09). "UFC Fight Night 146 results: Junior dos Santos finishes Derrick Lewis in back-and-forth battle". MMAmania.com. Retrieved 2019-03-10.
  25. ^ Farah Hannoun (2018-06-26). "Geoff Neal to fight Niko Price at UFC 240 in Edmonton". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2019-06-26.
  26. ^ "UFC Fight Night 114 bonuses: New record holder Dustin Ortiz among 4 fighters to earn $50K". MMAjunkie. 2017-08-06. Retrieved 2017-08-07.
  27. ^ "UFC Fight Night 133 bonuses: You know Niko Price's hammerfists got him $50,000". MMAjunkie. 2018-07-15. Retrieved 2018-07-15.
  28. ^ Pearson, Andrew (2019-03-09). "UFC Fight Night 146 results: Junior dos Santos finishes Derrick Lewis in back-and-forth battle". MMAmania.com. Retrieved 2019-03-10.

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