Noad Lahat

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Noad Lahat
Noad Lahat.jpg
Born (1984-06-08) 8 June 1984 (age 35)
Petah Tikva, Israel
ResidenceSan Jose, California, United States
Height5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight145 lb (66 kg; 10.4 st)
Reach69 in (175 cm)[1]
Fighting out ofSan Jose, California
TeamAmerican Kickboxing Academy (AKA) Xtreme Couture
RankBlack belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu[2]
2nd degree black belt in Judo[2]
Mixed martial arts record
By knockout2
By submission6
By decision5
By knockout3
By decision1
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Noad Lahat (Hebrew: נועד להט‎; born June 8, 1984), also known by the nickname Neo, is an Israeli mixed martial artist who competes in the featherweight division. He is the second Israeli to ever fight in the UFC.[3][4]

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Lahat began training in judo at age five. After a stint in the Israeli Defense Forces, Lahat began training in mixed martial arts and began competing professionally in 2008, competing first as a lightweight, then as a featherweight for various regional promotions. He was able to compile an undefeated record along the way of 7-0 with six finishes before signing with the UFC in January 2014.[5]

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

Lahat made his promotional debut on March 23, 2014 against Godofredo Pepey at UFC Fight Night 38.[6] He lost the fight via flying knee knockout in the first round.[7]

Lahat faced Steven Siler on July 26, 2014 at UFC on Fox 12.[8] Lahat won the fight via unanimous decision.[9]

Lahat faced Niklas Bäckström on June 20, 2015 at UFC Fight Night 69[10] He won the back and forth fight by majority decision (28-28, 29-28, 29-28).[11]

Following his military service, Lahat returned to the UFC to face Diego Rivas at UFC Fight Night: Hendricks vs. Thompson.[12] Lahat controlled the first round, almost getting several submissions on Rivas. However, after 23 seconds in the second round he lost the fight via a flying knee knockout and was rendered unconscious for several minutes and was subsequently released from the promotion.[13]

Bellator MMA[edit]

On June 9, 2016, it was reported that Lahat has signed a deal with Bellator MMA.[14][15]

Lahat made his promotional debut against Scott Cleve at Bellator 164 on November 10, 2016. He won the fight via submission in the first round.[16]

Lahat faced Lloyd Carter at Bellator 175 on March 31, 2017. He won the fight via submission in the second round.[17]

Lahat faced Henry Corrales at Bellator 182 on August 25, 2017. He lost the fight by unanimous decision.[18]

Lahat faced Jeremiah Labiano at Bellator 188 on November 16, 2017.[19] He won via unanimous decision.

Lahat faced Bellator Bantamweight World Champion Darrion Caldwell in a non-title fight at Bellator 204 on August 17, 2018 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.[20] He lost the fight by knockout in the second round.[21]

Despite winning Brian Moore via unanimous decision at Bellator 210 on November 30, 2018, Lahat was released from the promotion.[22]

Personal life[edit]

Lahat currently resides in San Jose, California. He is married to Stephanie Lahat, with whom he welcomed their first son Ezra in 2015 and first daughter in 2018.

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Professional record breakdown
17 matches 13 wins 4 losses
By knockout 2 3
By submission 6 0
By decision 5 1
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 13–4 Brian Moore Decision (unanimous) Bellator 210 November 30, 2018 3 5:00 Thackerville, Oklahoma, United States
Loss 12–4 Darrion Caldwell KO (punches) Bellator 204 August 17, 2018 2 2:46 Sioux Falls, South Dakota, United States
Win 12–3 Jeremiah Labiano Decision (unanimous) Bellator 188 November 16, 2017 3 5:00 Tel Aviv, Israel
Loss 11–3 Henry Corrales Decision (unanimous) Bellator 182 25 August 2017 3 5:00 Verona, New York, United States
Win 11–2 Lloyd Carter Submission (rear-naked choke) Bellator 175 31 March 2017 2 3:50 Rosemont, Illinois, United States
Win 10–2 Scott Cleve Submission (rear-naked choke) Bellator 164 10 November 2016 1 2:26 Tel Aviv, Israel
Loss 9–2 Diego Rivas KO (flying knee) UFC Fight Night: Hendricks vs. Thompson 6 February 2016 2 0:23 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 9–1 Niklas Bäckström Decision (majority) UFC Fight Night: Jędrzejczyk vs. Penne 20 June 2015 3 5:00 Berlin, Germany
Win 8–1 Steven Siler Decision (unanimous) UFC on Fox: Lawler vs. Brown 26 July 2014 3 5:00 San Jose, California, United States
Loss 7–1 Godofredo Pepey KO (flying knee) UFC Fight Night: Shogun vs. Henderson 2 23 March 2014 1 2:39 Natal, Brazil
Win 7–0 Shad Smith Decision (unanimous) BAMMA USA - Badbeat 10 9 August 2013 3 5:00 Commerce, California, United States
Win 6–0 Rodney Rhoden TKO (knees) Impact MMA - Recognition 10 December 2011 2 2:31 Pleasanton, California, United States
Win 5–0 Richard Schiller Submission (rear-naked choke) King of the West - Rage Against the Ropes 6 May 2010 1 2:15 Hollywood, California, United States
Win 4–0 Pete Sabala Submission (triangle choke) Champion Promotions - Clash of the Gladiators 1 28 November 2009 2 2:37 Coachella, California, United States
Win 3–0 Slava Antipenko Submission (triangle choke) Dog Fight 4 9 March 2009 1 2:54 Tel Aviv, Israel
Win 2–0 Anthony Rodriguez Submission (rear-naked choke) All-Star Boxing - Caged in the Cannon 6 February 2009 1 1:51 Montebello, California, United States
Win 1-0 Nikita Ivanciov TKO (punches) Desert Combat Challenge 7 26 July 2008 2 1:27 Tel Aviv, Israel


  1. ^ "Fight Card - UFC Fight Night Jedrzejczyk vs. Penne". Retrieved June 21, 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Noad Lahat - Official UFC® Fighter Profile". Retrieved 2015-06-26.
  3. ^ Lahat follows in the footsteps of Israeli Moti “The Hebrew Hammer” Horenstein, who lost both of his UFC bouts in the late 1990s.[1]
  4. ^ "Israeli martial arts fighter returns home to a different fight". Haaretz. Retrieved 2015-05-20.
  5. ^ Zane Simon (2014-01-31). "UFC signs Polish light heavyweight Jan Blachowicz and Israeli featherweight Noad Lahat". Retrieved 2014-01-31.
  6. ^ Ivan Raupp (2014-02-07). "Pepey ganha nova chance no UFC e enfrenta Noad Lahat no card de Natal (Brazilian Portuguese)". Retrieved 2014-02-07.
  7. ^ Steven Marrocco (2014-03-23). "UFC Fight Night 38 results: Godofredo Pepey KOs Noad Lahat with vicious knee". Retrieved 2014-03-23.
  8. ^ Matt Erickson (2014-05-15). "UFC on FOX 12 books Steven Siler vs. Noad Lahat for San Jose". Retrieved 2014-05-15.
  9. ^ Matt Erickson (2014-07-26). "UFC on FOX 12 results, photos: Noad Lahat holds on, tops Steven Siler". Retrieved 2014-07-26.
  10. ^ Ariel Helwani (2015-04-01). "Niklas Backstrom vs. Noad Lahat in the works for UFC Fight Night Berlin". Retrieved 2015-04-02.
  11. ^ Brent Brookhouse (2015-06-20). "UFC Fight Night 69 results: Noad Lahat tops Niklas Bäckström via majority decision". Retrieved 2015-06-20.
  12. ^ "UFC Fight Night: Hendricks vs. Thompson". Ultimate Fighting Championship. Retrieved 2016-01-27.
  13. ^ Ben Fowlkes (2016-02-06). "UFC Fight Night 82 results: Diego Rivas destroys Noad Lahat with flying knee from hell". Retrieved 2016-02-06.
  14. ^ Ariel Helwani (2016-06-09). "Noad Lahat signs with Bellator".
  15. ^ Tristen Critchfield (2016-02-01). "Four-Time UFC Veteran Noad Lahat Signs Multi-Fight Deal with Bellator MMA".
  16. ^ Steven Marrocco (November 11, 2016). "Bellator 164 results: Douglas Lima drops Andrey Koreshkov to reclaim title".
  17. ^ Matt Erickson (March 31, 2017). "Bellator 175 results: 'King Mo' Lawal evens score with decision over 'Rampage' Jackson".
  18. ^ Matt Erickson (August 25, 2017). "Bellator 182 results: Ex-champ Andrey Koreshkov pounds out Chidi Njokuani in first round".
  19. ^ Ariel Helwani (October 11, 2017). "James Gallagher injured, out of Bellator 187 main event".
  20. ^ "Champ Darrion Caldwell headlines Bellator 204 with non-title fight against Noad Lahat". MMA Fighting. Retrieved 2018-06-23.
  21. ^ "Darrion Caldwell Knocks Out Noad Lahat in Bellator 204 Main Event". Sherdog. Retrieved 2018-08-18.
  22. ^ Nolan King (August 16, 2019). "Chidi Njokuani, Hisaki Kato among nine fighters released by Bellator".

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