Vinc Pichel

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Vinc Pichel
BornVincent Alan Pichel[1]
(1982-11-23) November 23, 1982 (age 38)
Lancaster, California, United States
Other namesFrom Hell
Height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)[2]
Weight155.8 lb (70.7 kg; 11.13 st)
Reach72 in (183 cm)[2]
Fighting out ofDenver, Colorado, United States[3]
TeamBig John McCarthy's Ultimate Training Academy (2007–2012)[4]
Alliance MMA (2012)[5]
Peterson Grapplers (2012–2021)[5]
Street Sports Simi Valley[6]
Sugarfoot Training Center[6]
Factory X (2021–present)[3]
RankBlack belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu[7]
Years active2009–present
Mixed martial arts record
By knockout8
By decision6
By knockout1
By submission1
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Vincent Alan Pichel[1] (born November 23, 1982) 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]

Growing up in Canoga Park, Los Angeles, Pichel was expelled from multiple schools due to his behavior during his youth.[8] 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.[5]

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.[9] He won the fight via unanimous decision. In the months after the fight, Pichel suffered a torn labrum and bicep, sidelining him for three years.

After an extended hiatus, Pichel returned to face Damien Brown on June 11, 2017 at UFC Fight Night 110.[10] He won the fight via knockout in the first round.[11]

Pichel faced Joaquim Silva on January 27, 2018 at UFC on Fox: Jacaré vs. Brunson 2.[12] He won the fight by unanimous decision.[13]

Pichel faced Gregor Gillespie on June 1, 2018 at UFC Fight Night 131.[14] He lost the fight via arm-triangle choke in the second round.[15]

Pichel faced Roosevelt Roberts on June 29, 2019 at UFC on ESPN 3.[16] He win the fight via unanimous decision.[17] The fight was the last of his prevailing contract with the UFC, making him a free agent.[18]

Pichel was scheduled to face Alexander Yakovlev on November 9, 2019 at UFC on ESPN+ 21[19] However, Pichel pulled out of the fight on October 24 citing an undisclosed injury and was replaced by Roosevelt Roberts.[20]

Having recovered from the hip surgery that pulled him from the Yakovlev fight, Pichel faced Jim Miller at UFC 252 on August 15, 2020.[21][22] He won the fight by unanimous decision.[23]

Pichel faced Austin Hubbard on August 21, 2021 at UFC on ESPN 29.[24] He won the fight via unanimous decision.[25]

Personal life[edit]

Pichel formerly worked for AAA while also fighting in the UFC. Later, he went to school to become an electrician instead.[26]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Professional record breakdown
16 matches 14 wins 2 losses
By knockout 8 1
By submission 0 1
By decision 6 0
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 14–2 Austin Hubbard Decision (unanimous) UFC on ESPN: Cannonier vs. Gastelum August 21, 2021 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 13–2 Jim Miller Decision (unanimous) UFC 252 August 15, 2020 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 12–2 Roosevelt Roberts Decision (unanimous) UFC on ESPN: Ngannou vs. dos Santos June 29, 2019 3 5:00 Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 3–1 Al Iaquinta Decision (unanimous) The Ultimate Fighter: Live May 25, 2012 (Live airdate) 2 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States The Ultimate Fighter: Live Semifinal round.
Win 3–0 Chris Saunders Decision (majority) May 18, 2012 (Live airdate) 2 5:00 The Ultimate Fighter: Live Quarterfinal round.
Win 2–0 John Cofer Submission (arm triangle choke) April 20, 2012 (Live airdate) 3 0:44 The Ultimate Fighter: Live Preliminary round.
Win 1–0 Cody Pfister Submission (rear naked choke) March 9, 2012 (Live airdate) 1 3:39 The Ultimate Fighter: Live Elimination round.


See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Mixed martial arts show results Date: December 15, 2012
  2. ^ a b "Fight Card - UFC 173 Barao vs. Dillashaw". Retrieved May 26, 2014.
  3. ^ a b "Vinc Pichel feels better than ever, more focused coming into fight week". August 19, 2021 – via YouTube.
  4. ^ Broke Boy Sports Podcast (August 21, 2020). Broke Boy Sports Podcast Episode 87: Nobody Safe ft. Vinc Pichel – via YouTube.
  5. ^ a b c Haley Sawyer (June 7, 2017). "Local UFC fighter talks about past as he prepares for future". The Santa Clarita Valley Signal. Retrieved Jun 1, 2018.
  6. ^ a b Brian Martin (May 22, 2014). "UFC 173: Vinc Pichel hopes hard work pays off against Anthony Njokuani".
  7. ^ @FromHellPichel (November 2, 2020). "😂😂😂 try again nub!" (Tweet). Retrieved August 21, 2021 – via Twitter.
  8. ^ Patrick Argiro (August 1, 2021). "UFC Fighter Vinc Pichel discusses his life, career, various thoughts and future fight w/Cousin Pat" (Podcast).
  9. ^ Matt Erickson (2014-03-18). "Anthony Njokuani meets Vinc Pichel at UFC 173 in May in Las Vegas". Retrieved 2014-03-18.
  10. ^ Matt Erickson (2017-03-30). "Damien Brown booked to fight Vinc Pichel at UFC Auckland". Retrieved 2017-03-30.
  11. ^ 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.
  12. ^ "UFC adds 3 bouts to stacked Fight Night Charlotte card; tickets go on sale Friday". charlotteobserver. Retrieved 2017-12-15.
  13. ^ "UFC on FOX 27 results: Vinc Pichel takes decision, hands Joaquim Silva first pro loss". MMAjunkie. 2018-01-27. Retrieved 2018-01-28.
  14. ^ Staff (2018-02-28). "Gregor Gillespie vs. Vinc Pichel added to UFC's 'Fight Night' event in Utica, N.Y." Retrieved 2018-02-28.
  15. ^ "UFC Fight Night 131 results: Gregor Gillespie stays perfect, taps Vinc Pichel in second". MMAjunkie. 2018-06-02. Retrieved 2018-06-02.
  16. ^ DNA, MMA. "Roosevelt Roberts vs. Vinc Pichel toegevoegd aan UFC Minneapolis card". Retrieved 2019-05-12.
  17. ^ Harshman, Heath (2019-06-29). "UFC Minneapolis Results: Vinc Pichel Comes Back to Defeat Roosevelt Roberts by Decision". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2019-06-30.
  18. ^ Alexander K. Lee (July 21, 2019). "Vinc Pichel 'more than down' to keep giving unbeaten UFC fighters their first loss".
  19. ^ DNA, MMA. "Vinc Pichel vs. Alexander Yakovlev toegevoegd aan UFC Moskou" (in Dutch). Retrieved 2019-09-13.
  20. ^ Redactie (2019-10-24). "Roosevelt Roberts replaces Vinc Pichel against Alexander Yakovlev during UFC Moscow". Retrieved 2019-10-24.(in Dutch)
  21. ^ Farah Hannoun (April 7, 2020). "After undergoing hip surgery, Vinc Pichel wants to run back his TUF war with Al Iaquinta".
  22. ^ Nolan King (August 5, 2020). "UFC 252 adds Jim Miller vs. Vinc Pichel to preliminary card lineup".
  23. ^ Anderson, Jay (2020-08-15). "UFC 252 Results: Vinc Pichel Avoids Crafty Subs of Jim Miller, Wins Unanimous Decision". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2020-08-16.
  24. ^ Heck, Mike (2021-05-10). "Vinc Pichel vs. Austin Hubbard on tap for UFC event on Aug. 21". MMA Fighting. Retrieved 2021-05-10.
  25. ^ Doherty, Dan (2021-08-21). "UFC Vegas 34 Results: Vinc Pichel Outworks Austin Hubbard". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2021-08-22.
  26. ^ Mike Heck (January 25, 2018). "UFC Charlotte's Vinc Pichel overcame years of hardship to be 'alive again' in the Octagon".
  27. ^ "Vinc". Sherdog. Retrieved 2021-08-22.

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