Vinc Pichel

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Vinc Pichel
BornVinc Pichel
(1982-11-23) November 23, 1982 (age 35)
Lancaster, California, United States
Other namesFrom Hell
Height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)[1]
Weight155.8 lb (70.7 kg; 11.13 st)
Reach72 in (183 cm)[1]
TeamBig John McCarthy’s Ultimate Training Academy[2]
Street Sports Simi Valley[2]
Sugarfoot Training Center[2]
RankBrown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu[3]
Years active2009–present
Mixed martial arts record
By knockout8
By decision3
By knockout1
By submission1
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.

Early life[edit]

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.[4]

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Early career[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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.

Pichel faced Anthony Njokuani at UFC 173 on May 24, 2014.[5] He won the fight via unanimous decision.

After an extended hiatus, Pichel returned to face Damien Brown on June 11, 2017 at UFC Fight Night 110.[6] He won the fight via knockout in the first round.[7]

Pichel faced Joaquim Silva on January 27, 2018 at UFC on Fox: Jacaré vs. Brunson 2.[8] He won the fight by unanimous decision.[9]

Pichel faced Gregor Gillespie on June 1, 2018 at UFC Fight Night 131.[10] He lost the fight via arm-triangle choke in the second round.[11]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
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

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Fight Card - UFC 173 Barao vs. Dillashaw". Retrieved May 26, 2014.
  2. ^ a b c Brian Martin (May 22, 2014). "UFC 173: Vinc Pichel hopes hard work pays off against Anthony Njokuani".
  3. ^ "UFC Fight Night 110's Vinc Pichel's thoughts on 3-year layoff? '(Expletive) rust'". June 8, 2017.
  4. ^ Haley Sawyer (June 7, 2017). "Local UFC fighter talks about past as he prepares for future". Retrieved Jun 1, 2018.
  5. ^ Matt Erickson (2014-03-18). "Anthony Njokuani meets Vinc Pichel at UFC 173 in May in Las Vegas". Retrieved 2014-03-18.
  6. ^ Matt Erickson (2017-03-30). "Damien Brown booked to fight Vinc Pichel at UFC Auckland". Retrieved 2017-03-30.
  7. ^ Danny Segura (2017-06-10). "Vinc Pichel returns to MMA competition with wild KO over Damien Brown at UFC Fight Night 110". Retrieved 2017-06-10.
  8. ^ "UFC adds 3 bouts to stacked Fight Night Charlotte card; tickets go on sale Friday". charlotteobserver. Retrieved 2017-12-15.
  9. ^ "UFC on FOX 27 results: Vinc Pichel takes decision, hands Joaquim Silva first pro loss". MMAjunkie. 2018-01-27. Retrieved 2018-01-28.
  10. ^ Staff (2018-02-28). "Gregor Gillespie vs. Vinc Pichel added to UFC's 'Fight Night' event in Utica, N.Y." Retrieved 2018-02-28.
  11. ^ "UFC Fight Night 131 results: Gregor Gillespie stays perfect, taps Vinc Pichel in second". MMAjunkie. 2018-06-02. Retrieved 2018-06-02.

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