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Kalinn Williams biography: 13 things about MMA fighter from Michigan

Kalinn Williams (©UFC)

Kalinn Williams (©UFC)

Kalinn Williams is an African-American professional mixed martial artist from Michigan, United States. Nicknamed Khaos the Ox Fighter, he made his professional MMA debut on April 29, 2017.

Williams stands 6’0″ and competes in the welterweight division. Here are 13 more things about him:


  1. He was born in Jackson, Michigan in 1994. He is the biological son of Cynthia Rodgers of Jackson and the adoptive son and biological nephew of Lillian Rodgers of Albion, Michigan.
  2. In 2007, he was given his nickname Khaos. He grew up in a rough neighborhood and constantly created chaos. His early sparring partners also nicknamed him The Ox Fighter because he as strong as an ox.
  3. He is a three-stripe blue belt in jiu-jitsu.
  4. He considers Jay-Z, Meek Mill, Jon Jones and Kobe Bryant as his heroes.
  5. In February 2013, he walked into the Jackson County Jail on Chanter Road as an inmate. He was convicted of selling cocaine.
  6. On July 25, 2013, he walked out of the Jackson County Jail as a high school graduate after completing the 11 high school classes he needed to graduate through a virtual school program operated by T.A. Wilson Academy  in Jackson. He was the first person to graduate while in jail in a cooperative online education program between the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office and Jackson Public Schools in Michigan, according to MLive.
  7. He took classes at Jackson College but he ended up dropping out and started training full-time.
  8. In September 2013, he started his MMA training.
  9. In 2017, he won two fights in King of the Cage and one in Knockout Promotions. In 2018, he lost one fight in KOP, won one in KOTC and another one in Total Warrior Combat, where he became a former super lightweight champion. In 2019, he won one bout in TWC, one fight in Beijing Combat and two fights in Warrior Xtreme Cagefighting.
  10. On May 13, 2017, he made his professional boxing debut at the Eastern Michigan Convocation Center in Ypsilanti, Michigan. He defeated Willis Black III of Taylor, Michigan via majority decision.
  11. On April 7, 2018, he returned to the Eastern Michigan Convocation Center for his second professional boxing. He defeated Ryan Rawls of Ypsilanti via unanimous decision.
  12. On February 8, 2020, he made his debut in the Ultimate Fighting Championship at “UFC 247.” He knocked out Alex “The Great White” Morono of Houston, Texas, USA via punches after 27 seconds in the first round.
  13. On November 14, 2020, he had his second UFC fight at “UFC Fight Night 183,” also known as “UFC Vegas 14.” He knocked out Abdul Razak “Judo Thunder” Alhassan of Arlington, Texas via punch after 30 seconds in the first round.

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