full name: Impa Armond Kasanganay
fight name: Tshilobo
residence: Deerfield Beach, Broward County, Florida, United States
weight divisions: middleweight, welterweight, light heavyweight
current promotion: PFL
pro MMA record: 11-3
Impa Kasanganay is a Congolese-American accountant, financial analyst and professional mixed martial artist. As an MMA fighter, he is nicknamed Tshilobo and he is fighting out of Deerfield Beach, Florida, United States.
Before moving to light heavyweight in 2023, Kasanganay competed in the middleweight and welterweight divisions from 2019 to 2022. He is 5’11” tall.
Kasanganay was born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Both of his parents are from the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Currently, Kasanganay is signed with Professional Fighters League, which is based in Washington, D.C., USA. Here are 13 more things about him:
- From 2013 to 2014, he entered ASA College in Hialeah, Florida where he earned his associate’s degree in business administration.
- From November 2014 to December 2014, he was an accounting and finance intern at AvidXchange Inc in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA. From January 2015 to January 2018, he worked for AvidXchange Inc. as an accountant.
- From 2015 to 2017, he played football at Lenoir-Rhyne University in Hickory, North Carolina where he earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting and finance.
- On January 25, 2019, he made his professional MMA debut in Johnson City, Tennessee, USA where he defeated Garrett Fosdyck via split decision. He defeated Dahlen Wilson via unanimous decision in Fort Walton Beach, Florida on March 6, 2019 and submitted John Lewis in Panama City Beach, Florida on March 22, 2019 and Roger Pratcher in North Augusta, South Carolina, USA on May 11, 2019.
- On July 12, 2019, he made his Legacy Fighting Alliance at “LFA 71” in Atlanta, Georgia, USA where he defeated Devorious Tubbs via split decision.
- On August 27, 2019, he defeated Kailan Hill via unanimous decision at “Dana White’s Contender Series 26” in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
- On August 11, 2020, he defeated Anthony Adams via unanimous decision at “Dana White’s Contender Series 28” in Las Vegas.
- On August 29, 2020, he made his Ultimate Fighting Championship debut at “UFC Vegas 8” in Enterprise, Nevada where he defeated Maki Pitolo via unanimous decision. On October 11, 2020, he was knocked out by Joaquin Buckley at “UFC Fight Island 5” in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
- On April 10, 2021, he submitted Sasha Palatnikov at “UFC Vegas 23” in Enterprise. On September 18, 2021, he lost to Carlston Harris via technical knockout at “UFC Vegas 37” in Enterprise.
- On March 11, 2022, he lost to Raimond Magomedaliev via split decision at “Eagle FC 46” in Miami, Florida. On July 23, 2022, he defeated Jared Gooden at “XMMA 5” in Columbia, South Carolina.
- In February 2023, he joined The Boca Raton in Boca Raton, Florida as an accountant.
- On March 10, 2023, he defeated Osama Elseady via technical knockout at “PFL Challenger Series 15” in Orlando, Florida, which upgraded his professional MMA record to 11 wins and 3 losses.
- He was 29 years old when he made his PFL debut at “PFL 1: 2023 Season” in Las Vegas where he fought Cory Hendricks .
Categories: Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, North America, United States
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