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Andre Fili (born June 25, 1990) is an American mixed martial artist who competes in the Featherweight division. Fili is of Samoan and Native Hawaiian descent [2][3] and is currently signed with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).[4]

Andre Fili
Born (1990-06-25) June 25, 1990 (age 29)
Federal Way, Washington, United States
Other namesTouchy, The Fury
NationalityAmerican
Height5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight145 lb (66 kg; 10 st 5 lb)
DivisionFeatherweight
Reach74 in (188 cm)[1]
Fighting out ofSacramento, California, United States
TeamTeam Alpha Male
Years active2009–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total26
Wins20
By knockout9
By submission3
By decision8
Losses6
By knockout2
By submission2
By decision2
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Contents

BackgroundEdit

Fili grew up in a broken home, where both of the parents were violent against each other and also their children. Fili's mother raised her kids alone, as her husband was serving jail time on multiple occasions and was not living in the house. The violent and unstable upbringing left its mark in Fili, and he started seeking for street brawls as a teenager. In 2009, Fili moved to Sacramento and while still under probation, he joined Team Alpha Male and begun training mixed martial arts.[5]

Mixed martial arts careerEdit

Fili made his professional debut on December 12, 2009 against Anthony Motley. Fili won the fight via TKO and won his next three fights via TKO as well. Fili suffered his first loss, by knee injury, against Strikeforce vet Derrick Burnsed.

Fili bounced back from the loss winning his next 8 fights including a win over Strikeforce veteran Alexander Crispim.

Ultimate Fighting ChampionshipEdit

Fili made his promotional debut on October 19, 2013 at UFC 166 against Jeremy Larsen.[6] Fili, who was in the middle of a training camp for a welterweight bout in another promotion, took the featherweight fight on short notice (two weeks) to replace an injured Charles Oliveira. The bout was contested at a catchweight, as Fili was unable to make the required weight. Fili won the fight via TKO in the second round.[7]

Fili faced Max Holloway on April 26, 2014 at UFC 172.[8] He lost the fight via submission in the third round.[9]

Fili was expected to face Sean Soriano on September 5, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 50.[10] However, Fili was forced from the bout with an injury and replaced by Chas Skelly.[11]

Fili faced Felipe Arantes on October 25, 2014 at UFC 179.[12] He won via unanimous decision. [13]

Fili faced Godofredo Pepey on March 21, 2015 at UFC Fight Night 62.[14] He lost the fight via submission in the first round.[15]

Fili was expected to face Clay Collard on September 5, 2015 at UFC 191.[16] However, Fili was forced out of the bout with injury and replaced by Tiago Trator.[17]

Fili faced Gabriel Benítez on November 21, 2015 at The Ultimate Fighter Latin America 2 Finale.[18] He won the fight via knockout in the first round and also earned a Performance of the Night bonus.[19][20]

Fili faced Yair Rodríguez on April 23, 2016 at UFC 197.[21] Fili lost the fight via knockout in the second round.[22]

Fili faced Hacran Dias on October 1, 2016 at UFC Fight Night 96, filling in for an injured Brian Ortega.[23] He won the fight via unanimous decision.[24]

Fili was expected to face Doo Ho Choi on July 29, 2017 at UFC 214.[25] However Choi pulled out of the fight and was replaced by promotional newcomer Calvin Kattar.[26] Fili lost the fight by unanimous decision.[27]

Fili faced Artem Lobov on October 21, 2017 at UFC Fight Night 118.[28] He won the fight via unanimous decision.[29]

Fili faced Dennis Bermudez on January 27, 2018 at UFC on Fox 27.[30] He won the fight via split decision.[31]

Fili faced Michael Johnson on August 25, 2018 at UFC Fight Night 135.[32] He lost the fight via split decision.[33]

Fili faced Myles Jury on February 17, 2019 at UFC on ESPN 1.[34] He won the fight by unanimous decision.[35]

Fili faced Sheymon Moraes on July 13, 2019 at UFC on ESPN+ 13.[36] He won the fight via knockout in round one.[37] This win earned him the Performance of the Night award.[38]

Championships and awardsEdit

Mixed martial arts recordEdit

Professional record breakdown
26 matches 20 wins 6 losses
By knockout 9 2
By submission 3 2
By decision 8 2
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 20–6 Sheymon Moraes KO (punches) UFC Fight Night: de Randamie vs. Ladd July 13, 2019 1 3:07 Sacramento, California, United States Performance of the Night.
Win 19–6 Myles Jury Decision (unanimous) UFC on ESPN: Ngannou vs. Velasquez February 17, 2019 3 5:00 Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Loss 18–6 Michael Johnson Decision (split) UFC Fight Night: Gaethje vs. Vick August 25, 2018 3 5:00 Lincoln, Nebraska, United States
Win 18–5 Dennis Bermudez Decision (split) UFC on Fox: Jacaré vs. Brunson 2 January 27, 2018 3 5:00 Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
Win 17–5 Artem Lobov Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Cerrone vs. Till October 21, 2017 3 5:00 Gdańsk, Poland
Loss 16–5 Calvin Kattar Decision (unanimous) UFC 214 July 29, 2017 3 5:00 Anaheim, California, United States
Win 16–4 Hacran Dias Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Lineker vs. Dodson October 1, 2016 3 5:00 Portland, Oregon, United States Catchweight (148.5 lbs) bout; Dias missed weight.
Loss 15–4 Yair Rodríguez KO (flying head kick) UFC 197 April 23, 2016 2 2:15 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 15–3 Gabriel Benítez KO (head kick and punches) The Ultimate Fighter Latin America 2 Finale: Magny vs. Gastelum November 21, 2015 1 3:13 Monterrey, Mexico Performance of the Night.
Loss 14–3 Godofredo Pepey Submission (flying triangle choke) UFC Fight Night: Maia vs. LaFlare March 21, 2015 1 3:14 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Win 14–2 Felipe Arantes Decision (unanimous) UFC 179 October 25, 2014 3 5:00 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Loss 13–2 Max Holloway Submission (guillotine choke) UFC 172 April 26, 2014 3 3:39 Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Win 13–1 Jeremy Larsen TKO (punches) UFC 166 October 19, 2013 2 0:53 Houston, Texas, United States Catchweight (148.5 lbs) bout; Fili missed weight.
Win 12–1 Adrian Diaz TKO (punches) WFC 5 May 3, 2013 3 1:29 Sacramento, California, United States
Win 11–1 Enoch Wilson Decision (unanimous) Tachi Palace Fights 15 November 15, 2012 3 5:00 Lemoore, California, United States Catchweight (151 lbs) bout.
Win 10–1 Ricky Wallace Technical Submission (armbar) Tachi Palace Fights 14 September 7, 2012 2 4:08 Lemoore, California, United States
Win 9–1 Jesse Bowen TKO (punches) WFC - Showdown June 9, 2012 1 2:57 Yuba City, California, United States
Win 8–1 Matt Muramoto Submission (triangle choke) KOTC - All In April 21, 2012 1 1:59 Oroville, California, United States
Win 7–1 Alexander Crispim Decision (unanimous) CCFC - The Return March 3, 2012 3 5:00 Santa Rosa, California, United States
Win 6–1 Vaymond Dennis Submission (armbar) WFC - Bruvado Bash January 7, 2012 2 1:51 Placerville, California, United States
Win 5–1 Tony Rios Decision (unanimous) CCFC - Fall Classic October 8, 2011 3 5:00 Sacramento, California, United States
Loss 4–1 Derrick Burnsed TKO (knee injury) Rebel Fighter - Domination October 2, 2010 5 1:22 Roseville, California, United States For the RF Featherweight Championship.
Win 4–0 Tony Reveles KO (head kick) RF - Rebel Fighter August 21, 2010 1 1:01 Placerville, California, United States
Win 3–0 Justin Smitley TKO (punches) Gladiator Challenge - Champions May 1, 2010 2 1:41 Placerville, California, United States
Win 2–0 Cain Campos TKO (punches) Gladiator Challenge - Domination March 6, 2010 1 0:16 Placerville, California, United States
Win 1–0 Anthony Motley TKO (punches) Gladiator Challenge - Chain Reaction December 12, 2009 1 1:01 Placerville, California, United States

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Fight Card - UFC 172 Jones vs. Teixeira". UFC.com. Retrieved May 3, 2014.
  2. ^ Andre Fili [@TouchyFili] (21 October 2013). "@jaypeham yup, Hawaiian and Samoan bro!" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  3. ^ "Contender Andre Fili trades in violent upbringing, favorite food for UFC". sports.yahoo.com. Retrieved 2017-04-15.
  4. ^ "Andre Fili - Official UFC® Fighter Profile - UFC.com".
  5. ^ Kevin Iole (October 10, 2014). "Contender Andre Fili trades in violent upbringing, favorite food for UFC". Yahoo! Sports.
  6. ^ Staff (2013-10-07). "UFC signs Andre Fili to meet Jeremy Larsen at UFC 166 in Houston". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-10-07.
  7. ^ Staff (2013-10-20). "Dana White: Andre Fili gets a pass for missing weight for UFC 166". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-10-20.
  8. ^ Staff (2014-01-29). "Featherweights Andre Fili vs. Max Holloway added to April's UFC 172 lineup". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-01-29.
  9. ^ Cole, Ross (26 April 2014). "Max Holloway Taps Out Andre Fili In The Third Round At UFC 172". Fight of the Night. Retrieved 27 April 2014.
  10. ^ Tristen Critchfield (June 18, 2014). "Andre Fili-Sean Soriano Featherweight Bout Tabbed for UFC Fight Night on Sept. 5". sherdog.com. Retrieved June 18, 2014.
  11. ^ Staff (2014-08-26). "Andre Fili out, Chas Skelly meets Sean Soriano at UFC Fight Night 50". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-08-26.
  12. ^ Guilherme Cruz (2014-09-03). "Felipe Arantes, Andre Fili set to meet at UFC 179 in Brazil". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2014-09-03.
  13. ^ Steven Marrocco (2014-10-15). "UFC 179 results, photos: Andre Fili takes unanimous decision from Felipe Arantes". MMAJunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-10-25.
  14. ^ Staff (2015-01-30). "UFC Fight Night 62 adds Fili vs. Pepey". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-01-30.
  15. ^ Steven Marrocco (2015-03-21). "UFC Fight Night 62 results: Godofredo Pepey upsets Andre Fili with first-round triangle". MMAJunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-03-21.
  16. ^ Staff (2015-08-06). "UFC 191 adds Andre Fili vs. Clay Collard". themmareport.com. Retrieved 2015-08-06.
  17. ^ Staff (2015-08-13). "Tiago Trator replaces Andre Fili, meets Clay Collard at UFC 191". themmareport.com. Retrieved 2015-08-13.
  18. ^ Tristen Critchfield (2015-09-17). "Gabriel Benitez, Andre Fili to clash at UFC Fight Night in Monterrey on Nov. 21". sherdog.com. Retrieved 2015-09-17.
  19. ^ Ben Fowlkes (2015-11-21). "UFC Fight Night 78 results: Andre Fili blasts through Gabriel Benitez for first-round KO". MMAJunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-11-21.
  20. ^ Staff (2015-11-22). "UFC Monterrey fighter bonuses: Andre Fili's quick KO scores $50,000". sports.yahoo.com. Retrieved 2015-11-22.
  21. ^ Staff (2015-02-16). "Andre Fili vs. Yair Rodriguez featherweight clash set for UFC 197". sherdog.com. Retrieved 2016-02-16.
  22. ^ Dave Doyle (2016-04-23). "UFC 197 results: Yair Rodriguez scores spectacular knockout of Andre Fili". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2016-04-23.
  23. ^ Staff (2016-09-12). "Brian Ortega withdraws from UFC Fight Night 96 in Portland". oregonlive.com. Retrieved 2016-09-12.
  24. ^ Ben Fowlkes (2016-10-01). "UFC Fight Night 96 results: Andre Fili upsets Hacran Dias for biggest win of MMA career". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-10-01.
  25. ^ Andrew Pearson (2017-05-10). "Doo Ho Choi vs. Andre Fili announced for UFC 214". mmamania.com. Retrieved 2017-05-10.
  26. ^ Jordan Breen (2017-07-17). "Calvin Kattar signs with the UFC, steps in for Doo Ho Choi versus Andre Fili at UFC 214". sherdog.com. Retrieved 2017-07-17.
  27. ^ "UFC 214 results: Calvin Kattar upsets Andre Fili by clean-sweep decision on short notice". MMAjunkie. 2017-07-30. Retrieved 2017-07-31.
  28. ^ Staff (2017-08-18). "Artem Lobov-Andre Fili, Smoliakov-Wieczorek set for UFC Fight Night 118 in Poland". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2017-08-18.
  29. ^ "UFC Fight Night 118 results: Andre Fili tops Artem Lobov, but all eyes on Conor McGregor". MMAjunkie. 2017-10-21. Retrieved 2017-10-21.
  30. ^ Guilherme Cruz (2017-12-20). "Andre Fili vs. Dennis Bermudez slated for UFC on FOX 27 in Charlotte". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2017-12-20.
  31. ^ "UFC on FOX 27 results: Andre Fili takes split call from Dennis Bermudez". MMAjunkie. 2018-01-28. Retrieved 2018-01-28.
  32. ^ Mike Bohn (2018-06-28). "Andre Fili vs. Michael Johnson added to UFC Lincoln in August". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2018-06-28.
  33. ^ "UFC Fight Night 135 results: Michael Johnson takes split from Andre Fili". MMAjunkie. 2018-08-26. Retrieved 2018-08-26.
  34. ^ Marcel Dorff (2018-12-10). "Myles Jury meets Andre Fili during UFC on ESPN 1 in Phoenix, Arizona". mmadna.nl (in Dutch). Retrieved 2018-12-11.
  35. ^ "UFC on ESPN 1 results: Andre Fili jabs his way to decision win over Myles Jury". MMAjunkie. 2019-02-18. Retrieved 2019-02-18.
  36. ^ DNA, MMA. "Featherweightclash tussen Andre Fili en Sheymon Moraes toegevoegd aan UFC Sacramento". Retrieved 2019-05-22.
  37. ^ Orl; oyo (2019-07-13). "UFC Sacramento: Andre Fili knocks out Moraes in stunning fashion". FanSided. Retrieved 2019-07-14.
  38. ^ Tristen Critchfield (2019-07-13). "UFC Sacramento bonuses: Faber, Emmett, Fili, Martinez get $50K performance checks". sherdog.com. Retrieved 2019-07-13.
  39. ^ Tristen Critchfield (2019-07-13). "UFC Sacramento bonuses: Faber, Emmett, Fili, Martinez get $50K performance checks". sherdog.com. Retrieved 2019-07-13.

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