November 23, 1982
Lancaster, California, United States
|Other names||From Hell|
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Weight||155.8 lb (70.7 kg; 11.13 st)|
|Reach||72 in (183 cm)|
|Team||Big John McCarthy’s Ultimate Training Academy|
Street Sports Simi Valley
Sugarfoot Training Center
|Rank||Brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu|
|Mixed martial arts record|
last updated on: Jan 26, 2018
Vinc Pichel is an American professional mixed martial artist currently competing in the Lightweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. A professional competitor since 2009, Pichel was also a contestant on The Ultimate Fighter: Live.
Pichel was expelled from multiple schools due to his behavior during his youth. He never graduated, and at the age of 15 he was already using drugs which ultimately led him to get kicked out from his home by his mother. For five years he was using drugs and lacking permanent residence but after getting introduced to MMA by his friend, Pichel straightened out and started ambitious training.
Mixed martial arts career
Pichel compiled an amateur record of 10-1 before turning professional in 2009. He won his first seven fights by KO/TKO before trying out for The Ultimate Fighter: Live.
The Ultimate Fighter: Live
Pichel was one of 32 Lightweight fighters announced by the UFC to participate in first live season of The Ultimate Fighter reality show. Pichel advanced into the TUF house and won two bouts before losing to Al Iaquinta.
Ultimate Fighting Championship
After reaching the semifinals in The Ultimate Fighter: Live, Pichel was given an opportunity in the UFC. He made his official UFC debut on December 15, 2012. Pichel fought promotional newcomer Rustam Khabilov and lost the fight via KO due to a suplex and punches in the first round.
Pichel next fought Garett Whiteley at UFC Fight Night: Rockhold vs. Philippou on January 15, 2014. He won the fight by a unanimous decision.
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|13 matches||11 wins||2 losses|
|Loss||11–2||Gregor Gillespie||Submission (arm-triangle choke)||UFC Fight Night: Rivera vs. Moraes||June 1, 2018||2||4:06||Utica, New York, United States|
|Win||11–1||Joaquim Silva||Decision (unanimous)||UFC on Fox: Jacaré vs. Brunson 2||January 27, 2018||3||5:00||Charlotte, North Carolina, United States|
|Win||10–1||Damien Brown||KO (punches)||UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Hunt||June 11, 2017||1||3:37||Auckland, New Zealand|
|Win||9–1||Anthony Njokuani||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 173||May 24, 2014||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||8–1||Garett Whiteley||Decision (unanimous)||UFC Fight Night: Rockhold vs. Philippou||January 15, 2014||3||5:00||Duluth, Georgia, United States|
|Loss||7–1||Rustam Khabilov||KO (suplex and punches)||The Ultimate Fighter: Team Carwin vs. Team Nelson Finale||December 15, 2012||1||2:15||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||7–0||David Gardner||TKO (punches)||Fight Club OC||August 18, 2011||2||1:47||Costa Mesa, California, United States|
|Win||6–0||Matt Bahntge||KO (punch)||All Stars Promotions MMA||March 25, 2011||2||0:32||Commerce, California, United States|
|Win||5–0||Emilio Chavez||TKO (punches)||Respect the Cage||January 15, 2011||2||2:52||Pomona, California, United States|
|Win||4–0||Rodney Rhoden||TKO (punches)||All Star Promotions: Civic Disobedience 4||December 4, 2010||2||1:56||Los Angeles, California, United States|
|Win||3–0||Anthony McDavitt||TKO (punches)||Santa Ynez MMA||June 4, 2010||2||0:23||Santa Ynez, California, United States|
|Win||2–0||Miles Howard||TKO (punches)||National Fight Alliance MMA: Resurrection||December 18, 2009||2||1:05||Ventura, California, United States|
|Win||1–0||Franky Childs||KO (punches)||Hitman Fighting Productions||August 15, 2009||1||2:15||Pomona, California, United States|
- "Fight Card - UFC 173 Barao vs. Dillashaw". UFC.com. Retrieved May 26, 2014.
- Brian Martin (May 22, 2014). "UFC 173: Vinc Pichel hopes hard work pays off against Anthony Njokuani". dailynews.com.
- "UFC Fight Night 110's Vinc Pichel's thoughts on 3-year layoff? '(Expletive) rust'". MMAjunkie.com. June 8, 2017.
- Haley Sawyer (June 7, 2017). "Local UFC fighter talks about past as he prepares for future". signalscv.com. Retrieved Jun 1, 2018.
- Matt Erickson (2014-03-18). "Anthony Njokuani meets Vinc Pichel at UFC 173 in May in Las Vegas". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-03-18.
- Matt Erickson (2017-03-30). "Damien Brown booked to fight Vinc Pichel at UFC Auckland". fightnewsaustralia.com. Retrieved 2017-03-30.
- Danny Segura (2017-06-10). "Vinc Pichel returns to MMA competition with wild KO over Damien Brown at UFC Fight Night 110". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2017-06-10.
- "UFC adds 3 bouts to stacked Fight Night Charlotte card; tickets go on sale Friday". charlotteobserver. Retrieved 2017-12-15.
- "UFC on FOX 27 results: Vinc Pichel takes decision, hands Joaquim Silva first pro loss". MMAjunkie. 2018-01-27. Retrieved 2018-01-28.
- Staff (2018-02-28). "Gregor Gillespie vs. Vinc Pichel added to UFC's 'Fight Night' event in Utica, N.Y." mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2018-02-28.
- "UFC Fight Night 131 results: Gregor Gillespie stays perfect, taps Vinc Pichel in second". MMAjunkie. 2018-06-02. Retrieved 2018-06-02.