What kind of fighter is Chris Curtis?

Last Modified Apr 5, 2024 12:12 GMT


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Chris Curtis is a 35-year-old professional fighter from America competing in the middleweight division of the UFC. Curtis is the No. 14-ranked contender in the division.


Since making his professional debut in 2009, Curtis has competed in numerous promotions like Spartan FC, PFL, XMMA, Fierce FC, etc., before signing a multiple-fight contract with the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He made his octagon debut on November 6, 2021, against Phil Hawes and won the fight via KO at 4:27 in the first round at UFC 268. In his last three outings, Curtis lost to Kelvin Gastelum via a unanimous decision at UFC 287 on April 8, 2023, and his bout against Nassourdine Imavov at UFC 289 was ruled a no-contest after an accidental head clash rendered Curtis unable to compete. He defeated Marc André Barriault at UFC 297 by a split decision.


What kind of fighter is Chris Curtis?


According to his UFC bio, Chris Curtis's fighting style is mixed martial arts (MMA). Curtis dropped out of law school to pursue his dream of becoming a mixed martial artist and competing at the highest level possible.


Chris Curtis MMA Record


Chris Curtis holds a professional record of 31 wins, 10 losses, and 1 draw to his name as a professional mixed martial artist as of April 2024.


Res.RecordOpponentMethodEventDateRoundTimeLocation
Win31-10-(1)Marc André BarriaultDecision (split)UFC 297January 20, 202435:00Toronto, Ontario, Canada
NC30-10-(1)Nassourdine ImavovNo Contest (Accidental clash of heads)UFC 289June 10, 202323:04Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Loss30–10Kelvin GastelumDecision (unanimous)UFC 287April 8, 202335:00Miami, Florida, United States
Win30–9Joaquin BuckleyKO (punches)UFC 282December 10, 202222:49Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss29–9Jack HermanssonDecision (unanimous)UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs. AspinallJuly 23, 202235:00London, England
Win29–8Rodolfo VieiraDecision (unanimous)UFC on ESPN: Tsarukyan vs. GamrotJune 25, 202235:00Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win28–8Brendan AllenTKO (punches and knees)UFC on ESPN: Font vs. AldoDecember 4, 202121:58Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win27–8Phil HawesKO (punches)UFC 268November 6, 202114:27New York City, New York, United States
Win26–8Kenny RobertsonDecision (unanimous)XMMA 2: Saunders vs. NijemJuly 30, 202135:00Greenville, South Carolina, United States
Win25–8Jarome HatchTKO (strikes)Fierce FC 15May 14, 202131:30West Valley City, Utah, United States
Win24–8Juan Ramon Grano MedinaTKO (punches)iKon Fighting Federation 6April 2, 202114:13Sinaloa, Mexico
Win23–8Kyle StewartTKO (punches)XMMA 1: Vick vs. FialhoJanuary 30, 202131:41West Palm Beach, Florida, United States
Win22–8Darren Smith Jr.TKO (corner stoppage)Z Promotions Fight Night 12January 25, 202045:00Lethbridge, Canada
Loss21–8Ray Cooper IIIKO (punch)PFL 7October 11, 201920:11Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss21–7Magomed MagomedkerimovDecision (unanimous)25:00
Loss21–6Magomed MagomedkerimovDecision (unanimous)PFL 4July 11, 201935:00Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win21–5André FialhoTKO (punches)PFL 1May 9, 201934:17Uniondale, New York, United States
Win20–5Matt DwyerDecision (majority)Z Promotions Fight Night 9January 25, 201955:00Lethbridge, Canada
Win19–5Sean LallyTKO (hook kick and punches)Dana White's Contender Series 9June 12, 201831:37Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win18–5Jason NorwoodDecision (unanimous)CES MMA 49April 6, 201855:00Lincoln, Rhode Island, United States
Win17–5Peter GrajcarDecision (unanimous)Z Promotions Fight Night 5September 9, 201755:00Medicine Hat, Canada
Win16–5Portland Pringle IIITKO (punches)Premier MMA Championship 3May 27, 201744:22Covington, Kentucky, United States
Win15–5Will Santiago Jr.TKO (knees and punches)CES MMA 42March 31, 201721:08Lincoln, Rhode Island, United States
Win14–5Leo BercierDecision (unanimous)Final Fight Championship 24June 3, 201635:00Daytona Beach, Florida, United States
Loss13–5Nah-Shon BurrellDecision (unanimous)CES MMA 34April 1, 201655:00Mashantucket, Connecticut, United States
Win13–4Gil de FreitasTKO (submission to punches)CES MMA 32January 8, 201613:13Lincoln, Rhode Island, United States
Win12–4Amaechi OselukwueDecision (unanimous)Absolute Action MMA 44October 24, 201535:00Highland Heights, Kentucky, United States
Win11–4Tyson TriplettTKO (submission to punches)Absolute Action MMA 42April 24, 201535:00Highland Heights, Kentucky, United States
Loss10–4Belal MuhammadDecision (unanimous)Hoosier Fight Club 21September 13, 201435:00Valparaiso, Indiana, United States
Win10–3Tiawan HowardSubmission (armbar)Coveted Fighting Championship 3June 21, 201422:37Mentor, Ohio, United States
Win9–3Rex HarrisDecision (split)PA Cage Fight 18May 24, 201435:00Kingston, Pennsylvania, United States
Win8–3Ron KeslarDecision (unanimous)MMA Xtreme: Fists Will FlyAugust 24, 201335:00Evansville, Indiana, United States
Loss7–3Forrest PetzDecision (unanimous)NAAFS: Fight Night in the Flats 9June 1, 201335:00Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Win7–2Andrew TraceDecision (unanimous)Turf Wars Extreme Fighting: Heavy HittersOctober 8, 201135:00Florence, Kentucky, United States
Win6–2Micah BenderTKO (punches)Rocktagon MMA: Elite Series 6July 30, 201120:22North Olmsted, Ohio, United States
Loss5–2Tom GallichioSubmission (rear-naked choke)Xtreme Caged Combat: Reckless AbandonMay 20, 201132:08Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Win5–1Erick JordanTKO (head kick and punches)Spartan FC 6December 10, 201022:21Ashland, Kentucky, United States
Win4–1Rob Nickerson IIIKO (knee)Absolute Action MMA 6October 16, 201010:43Florence, Kentucky, United States
Win3–1Kevin PowersTKO (punches)Universal Cage Combat: Lights, Camera, Maximum ActionOctober 8, 201011:33Lawrenceburg, Indiana, United States
Win2–1Nah-Shon BurrellDecision (unanimous)Xtreme Caged Combat: Hostile IntentOctober 1, 201035:00Feasterville, Pennsylvania, United States
Win1–1Ian RammelDecision (unanimous)International Combat Events 46May 1, 201035:00Forest Park, Ohio, United States
Loss0–1Brandon PinkstonDecision (split)RFL: Maximum ImpactJune 27, 200935:00Hammond, Indiana, United States




*Last updated on April 5, 2024

FAQs on Chris Curtis Fighting Style

Chris Curtis’ MMA record stands at 31-10-1. 


Chris Curtis has had eight fights in the UFC so far. 


A. He will face Brendan Allen in a middleweight showdown in his upcoming fight.

A. He has competed in three division; Light heavyweight, middleweight, and welterweight.

A. He is 36 years old.

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