Khalid Taha - Official UFC® Profile
Khalid
Taha
12-2-0( W-L-D )
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Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 1 fights.
Record: 12-2-0
Summary: Explosiveness, knockout power, iron will

Fighter Info

Nickname: The Warrior
From: Warendorf Germany
Fights Out Of: Dortmund Germany
Age: 26
Height: 5' 7" ( 170 cm )
Weight: 145 lb ( 65 kg )
Reach 69"
Leg Reach 37"

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
57
56% Successful
32
Types of Successful Strikes
0
32
66% Standing
22%
13%
21
7
4
Striking Defense
35
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
0
Not Available
0
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
0
0
2
Takedown Defense
45
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay Awards
UPCOMING
Khalid Taha
UFC - TUF 28 Finale
Nov 30, 2018
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Loss
Khalid Taha
Jul 22, 2018
32
45
0
6
0
0
0
6
R3 Decision - Unanimous

Biography

TRAINING: Usually I train twice a day, six days a week. I alternate between boxing, wrestling, jiu-jitsu and endurance training. This time, preparation is a bit more compressed than usual due to the short specific preparation time, but since I train year-round anyway, it should not be much of an issue.
 
Thoughts on opponent, Nad Narimani? He's a stocky scrapper who hasn't been very active as of late. I hope he comes to fight and not to snuggle.

When and why did you start training for fighting? My older brother is the one who got me interested in sports. We enrolled in taekwondo class together at age six and then eventually moved on to kickboxing when we were ten.

What ranks and titles have you held? Fair FC Bantamweight Champion, Top Ten Champions Bantamweight Champion

Do you have any heroes? My role models in MMA are Jose Aldo and Cain Velasquez. I admire Jose for his professionalism and consistency - to stay on top of his division for as long as he did while fighting the best in the world is just super impressive. Cain, on the other hand, was arguably the best heavyweight of his generation. His ability to go hard for 25 minutes and break his opponents mentally and physically with his grinding style is what impresses me most with him.

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? When I started competing in MMA six years ago, my lone goal was to earn my opportunity to fight in the UFC. I have worked really hard and never lost sight of that goal. With the support of my friends and family, I was able to fulfill my dream. When I got the news that I would be getting this opportunity, I couldn't believe it at first. It was a very special moment for me.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? School of Hard Knocks, University of the Streets

What was your job before you started fighting? I trained as a car mechanic and also worked as a forklift driver and martial arts instructor.

Specific accomplishments in pro competition? Ranked #1 in Germany and in the Middle East at 135lbs

Ranks in any martial arts styles: I've wrestled for German Div. II club KSV Witten 07, green belt in Taekwondo as a kid.

Favorite grappling technique: All different kinds of choke attacks

Favorite Striking technique: One-two punch

 
  • Pro since 2013
  • Eight wins by KO, two by submission (2 RNC)
  • Six first round finishes
  • Origin of nickname: “My sister came up with it.”

Career

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