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Filipino UFC fighters from Onassis Parungao to Brandon Vera to Mark Striegl

Mark Striegl, Brandon Vera (©ONE Championship)

Mark Striegl, Brandon Vera (©ONE Championship)

Mark “Mugen” Striegl, 32, is the most recent Filipino mixed martial artist to sign with the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Before him, several other MMA fighters from the Philippines or of Filipino descent also competed in the UFC.

 

Onassis Parungao

  • Fight name: N/A
  • Age: 50
  • Years in the UFC: 1995
  • UFC record: 0 win, 1 loss
  • Current professional MMA record: 2 wins, 1 loss

 

Brandon Vera

  • Fight name: The Truth
  • Age: 43
  • Years in the UFC: 2005-2013
  • UFC record: 8 wins, 7 losses, 0 draw, 1 No Contest
  • Current professional MMA record: 16 wins, 8 losses, 0 draw, 1 No Contest

Vera is Filipino-American. Among the UFC opponents he defeated were Fabiano Scherner, Justin Eilers, Assuerio Silva, Frank Mir, Reese Andy, Michael Patt, Krzysztof Soszynski and Eliot Marshall.

 

Mark Muñoz

  • Fight name: The Filipino Wrecking Machine
  • Age: 42
  • Years in the UFC: 2009-2015
  • UFC record: 9 wins, 6 losses
  • Current professional MMA record: 14 wins, 6 losses

 

Phillipe Nover

  • Fight name: The Filipino Assassin
  • Age: 42
  • Years in the UFC: 2009-2010, 2015-2017
  • UFC record: 1 win, 5 losses
  • Current professional MMA record: 11 wins, 1 losses, 1 draw

 

Eddie Yagin

  • Fight name: The Filipino Phenom
  • Age: 41
  • Years in the UFC:  2011-2012
  • UFC record: 1 win, 1 loss
  • Current professional MMA record: 16 wins, 7 losses, 1 draw

 

Dave Galera

  • Fight name: Scarecrow
  • Age: 42
  • Years in the UFC: 2014
  • UFC record: 0 win, 1 loss
  • Current professional MMA record: 5 wins, 1 loss

 

Mark Eddiva

  • Fight name: N/A
  • Age: 34
  • Years in the UFC: 2014-2016
  • UFC record: 1 win, 3 losses
  • Current professional MMA record: 6 wins, 3 losses

 

Jenel Lausa

  • Fight name: The Demolition Man
  • Age: 32
  • Years in the UFC: 2016-2018
  • UFC record: 1 win, 3 losses
  • Current professional MMA record: 7 wins, 5 losses

 

Rolando Dy

  • Fight name: The Incredible
  • Age: 29
  • Years in the UFC: 2017-2018
  • UFC record: 1 win, 3 losses
  • Current professional MMA record: 13 wins, 9 losses, 1 draw, 1 No Contest

 

Carls John de Tomas

  • Fight name: Golden Boy
  • Age: 24
  • Years in the UFC: 2017
  • UFC record: 0 win, 2 losses
  • Current professional MMA record: 6 wins, 2 losses

 

Joshua Culibao

  • Fight name: Kuya
  • Age: 26
  • Years in the UFC: 2020
  • UFC record: 0 win, 1 loss, 1 draw
  • Current professional MMA record: 8 wins, 1 loss, 1 draw

 

Is there an MMA fighter of Filipino descent not included in this list? Let us know in the comment section below. Meanwhile, vote for your favorite current or previous Filipino UFC fighter here:

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