Austin Vanderford

Austin Vanderford

Full NameAustin Vanderford

BornMarch 21, 1990

Height5 ft 11 in



Austin "The Gentleman" Vanderford is a Bellator Middleweight Fighter with a professional MMA record of 11-wins and 0-losses. He is currently ranked #1 in the Bellator Middleweight MMA rankings and has a purple belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu.

  1. Early Life and Career
  2. Austin Vanderford Bellator
  3. Austin Vanderford Career Stats
  4. Austin Vanderford Last Fight
  5. Austin Vanderford Record

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Early Life and Career

Austin Vanderford started his combat sports journey as a wrestler. As a wrestler, he became a 2-time Alaska State Wrestling Champion, a 1-time NAIA 184lb National Wrestling Champion in 2012, and was a 2-time NAIA all-American Wrestler before transitioning to MMA.

Austin made his amateur MMA debut in 2015 against Eric McConica at Battle in the Burg 3. Vanderford won the fight via first-round submission (arm-triangle choke). He followed this up by winning his next 3-amateur fights and amassing a record of 4-0 before turning professional in 2017.

Vanderford made his professional MMA debut against Sol Renato at Prime Fighting 9. Austin won the fight in the first round via punches. He built on this momentum as he won his next 8-fights in the regional circuit. Following this impressive run, he signed with Bellator MMA in 2019.

Austin Vanderford Bellator

Austin Vanderford fought made his Bellator debut at Bellator 225. against Joseph Creer. He won the bout via TKO( Doctors' Stoppage). Austin then won his next fight vs. Grachik Bozinyan via unanimous decision at Bellator 234. He then went on a 1-year hiatus from Bellator to fight grappling bouts at Chael Sonnen's Submission Underground.

He went 2-1 in Submission Underground before returning to Bellator in 2020 at Bellator 251 against Vinicius de Jesus. Vanderford defeated Jesus via unanimous decision and then defeated Fabian Edwards at Bellator 259. After the Edwards win, Vanderford was ranked #1 in the Bellator Middleweight Rankings.

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Austin Vanderford Career Stats

Current Status:

Austin Vanderford's current record stands at 11-0. He is currently ranked #1 in the Bellator Middleweight Rankings



Wins by KO/TKO:

  1. 3

Wins by Submission:

  1. 3

Wins by Decision:

  1. 5

Current Titles:

  1. None


  1. 74 in (188cm)


  1. 185 lb / 84 kg

Weight Class:

  1. Middleweight

Austin Vanderford Last Fight

Austin Vanderford's last fight was against Fabiano Edwards at Bellator 259. Vanderford won the fight via a Unanimous Decision.

Austin Vanderford Record

Below is the professional MMA record of Austin Vanderford:

Win11-0Fabian EdwardsDecision (unanimous)Bellator 25921/05/2021
Win10-0Vinicius de JesusDecision (unanimous)Bellator 25105/11/2020
Win9-0Grachik BozinyanDecision (unanimous)Bellator 23415/11/2019
Win8-0Joseph CreerTKO (doctor stoppage)Bellator 22524/08/2019
Win7-0Cody JonesSubmission (arm-triangle choke)Bellator 21515/02/2019
Win6-0Edmilson FreitasKO(punchFFC 3219/10/2018
Win5-0Angelo TrevinoSubmission (rear-naked choke)Dana White's Tuesday Night Contender Series -Season 2, Episode 517/07/2018
Win4-0Kenny LiceaSubmission (rear-naked choke)VFC 5916/12/2017
Win3-0Ben FodorDecision (unanimous)CS 4714/10/2017
Win2-0Adam FugittDecision (unanimous)Rogue Promotions- Arena Wars: Total Kombat08/07/2017
Win1-0Sol RenatoTKO (punches)Prime FIghting 911/03/2017

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