February 9, 1977 |
Huntington Beach, California, U.S.
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Weight||170 lb (77 kg; 12 st)|
|Reach||70 in (178 cm)|
|Team||Wolfslair MMA Academy|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Khalil "Tiki" Ghosn is an American mixed martial artist (MMA) veteran, competing since 1998 in the Welterweight division (170 lbs).
Tiki started his MMA career in high school when he discovered Muay Thai Kickboxing as a form of cross training for football, while attending Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana, California where he played defensive back on the undefeated National Championship team in 1995. Ghosen then attended Orange Coast College for a brief time. Shortly thereafter, Tiki made the bold decision to pursue MMA and leave football behind.
Tiki is an experienced MMA fighter, being a veteran of the UFC, Strikeforce, WFA, King of the Cage and the WEC. Tiki is one of the three original members of Team Punishment, which included Tito Ortiz and Rob McCullough. He is also a training/sparring partner of Quinton "Rampage" Jackson, a former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion. Tiki was a featured coach on Spike TV's The Ultimate Fighter 10: Heavyweights.
Tiki was one of the four original MMA fighters managed by UFC President Dana White, prior to Dana becoming owner and president of the UFC. Dana and Tiki remain longtime friends. Tiki has been fighting and training mixed martial arts for 16 years. He is the founder and CEO of The Huntington Beach Ultimate Training Center . HBUTC was California's first real mixed martial arts training center. HBUTC opened on January 1, 2001 and is still thriving today. Tiki has received accolades for his fitness and training techniques and has featured training videos on TapoutVTC.com. Tiki has also trained, sparred, coached and cornered the likes of Michael Bisping, BJ Penn, Rob McCullough, Quinton Jackson, Tito Ortiz, Jason Miller, Ricco Rodriguez, and Ken Shamrock
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|18 matches||10 wins||7 losses|
|Win||10–7–1||Brian Warren||Decision (unanimous)||Call to Arms I||May 16, 2009||3||5:00||Ontario, California, United States|
|Win||9–7–1||Luke Stewart||Decision (unanimous)||Strikeforce: Shamrock vs. Le||March 29, 2008||3||5:00||San Jose, California, United States|
|Loss||8–7–1||Blas Avena||Submission (rear naked choke)||WEC 29||August 5, 2007||1||1:01||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Loss||8–6–1||Dave Terrel||TKO (Punches)||WEC 26||March 24, 2007||2||1:46||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Loss||8–5–1||Pat Healy||TKO (doctor stoppage - dislocated shoulder)||WEC 19: Undisputed||March 17, 2006||3||0:25||Lemoore, California, United States|
|Loss||8–4–1||Chris Lytle||Submission (bulldog choke)||UFC 47||April 2, 2004||2||1:55||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||8–3–1||Nick Gilardi||Submission (guillotine choke)||WEC 9: Cold Blooded||January 16, 2004||1||4:52||Lemoore, California, United States|
|Win||7–3–1||Ronald Jhun||Decision (split)||SuperBrawl 31||September 20, 2003||3||5:00||Honolulu, Hawaii, United States|
|Loss||6–3–1||Robbie Lawler||KO (punches)||UFC 40||November 22, 2002||1||1:29||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||6–2–1||Kit Cope||TKO (did not answer bell)||WFA 2: Level 2||July 5, 2002||2||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||5–2–1||Steve Schelburn||TKO (knees and punches)||HFP 1: Rumble on the Reservation||March 30, 2002||1||2:35||Anza, California, United States|
|Win||4–2–1||Paul Rodriguez||Decision (unanimous)||World Fighting Alliance 1||November 3, 2001||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Loss||3–2–1||Sean Sherk||Submission (shoulder dislocated)||UFC 30||February 23, 2001||2||4:47||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States|
|Loss||3–1–1||Bob Cook||Submission (rear naked choke)||UFC 24||March 10, 2000||2||1:29||Lake Charles, Louisiana, United States|
|Win||3–0–1||Jason Maxwell||Decision (split)||KOTC 2 - Desert Storm||February 5, 2000||2||5:00||San Jacinto, California, United States|
|Win||2–0–1||Phil Ensminger||Decision||West Coast NHB Championships 3||June 6, 1999||2||5:00||Los Angeles, California, United States|
|Win||1–0–1||Doug Evans||Submission (guillotine choke)||West Coast NHB Championships 2||February 28, 1999||1||1:02||Compton, California, United States|
|Draw||0–0–1||Genki Sudo||Decision (unanimous)||Extreme Shoot 2||June 6, 1998||3||5:00||Mission Viejo, California, United States|
- "Tiki Ghosen UFC Bio". Retrieved 2014.