Dalcha Lungiambula

Dalcha Lungiambula (born July 31, 1987) is a Congolese mixed martial artist and kickboxer who competes in the Middleweight and Light heavyweight divisions of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Dalcha Lungiambula
Born (1987-07-31) July 31, 1987 (age 35)
Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Other namesChampion
Height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
Light heavyweight
Reach76.0 in (193 cm)[1]
Fighting out ofCape Town, South Africa
TeamCamp Fight
Years active2014–present
Mixed martial arts record
By knockout5
By submission1
By decision5
By knockout2
By submission2
By decision1
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Mixed martial arts careerEdit

Early careerEdit

Lungiambula was born in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo. When Lungiambula was eight-years-old, his father brought him his first judo uniform. Since that time, Lungiambula had practiced judo, eventually earning a black belt. He represented the Congolese National Judo Team from 2007 to 2009, before switching to MMA in 2010. Following the switch, he moved to Table View where he fought in the Extreme Fighting Championship (EFC). In August 2016, Lungiambula became a winner of the EFC light heavyweight title, and the same year competed at the World Jiu-Jitsu Championship and was a winner of the ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship in Abu Dhabi.[citation needed] In June 2018, he was a winner of the EFC light-heavyweight title.[2] He signed a contract with the UFC in December 2018.[3]

Ultimate Fighting ChampionshipEdit

After regional domination in South Africa, Lungiambula made his UFC debut June 29, 2019 at UFC on ESPN: Ngannou vs. dos Santos against Dequan Townsend.[4] He won the fight via TKO in the 3rd round.[5]

Lungiambula faced Magomed Ankalaev on November 9, 2019 at UFC on ESPN+ 21.[6] He lost the fight via knockout in the third round.[7]

Lungiambula was expected to face Karl Roberson on December 12, 2020 at UFC 256[8] However, Karl tested positive for COVID-19 and the fight was moved to the next card on December 19, UFC Fight Night: Thompson vs. Neal.[9]

Lungiambula was expected to face UFC newcomer Isi Fitikefu at UFC on ESPN 20 on January 20, 2021 [10] However, Fitikefu was removed due to an elbow injury and replaced by Markus Perez.[11] He won the fight via unanimous decision.[12]

Lungiambula faced Marc-André Barriault on September 4, 2021 at UFC Fight Night 191.[13] He lost the fight via unanimous decision.[14]

Lungiambula faced Cody Brundage on March 12, 2022 at UFC Fight Night 203.[15] He lost the fight via guillotine choke submission in round one.[16]

Lungiambula faced Punahele Soriano on July 16, 2022 at UFC on ABC 3.[17] He lost the fight via knockout in the second round.[18]

Championships and accomplishmentsEdit

Mixed martial artsEdit

Mixed martial arts recordEdit

Professional record breakdown
16 matches 11 wins 5 losses
By knockout 5 2
By submission 1 2
By decision 5 1
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 11–5 Punahele Soriano KO (punches) UFC on ABC: Ortega vs. Rodríguez July 16, 2022 2 0:28 Elmont, New York, United States
Loss 11–4 Cody Brundage Submission (guillotine choke) UFC Fight Night: Santos vs. Ankalaev March 12, 2022 1 3:41 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss 11–3 Marc-André Barriault Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Brunson vs. Till September 4, 2021 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 11–2 Markus Perez Decision (unanimous) UFC on ESPN: Chiesa vs. Magny January 20, 2021 3 5:00 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates Middleweight debut.
Loss 10–2 Magomed Ankalaev KO (front kick and punch) UFC Fight Night: Magomedsharipov vs. Kattar November 9, 2019 3 0:29 Moscow, Russia
Win 10–1 Dequan Townsend TKO (punches and elbows) UFC on ESPN: Ngannou vs. dos Santos June 29, 2019 3 0:42 Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States Return to Light Heavyweight.
Win 9–1 Andrew van Zyl Decision (split) Extreme Fighting Championship 71 June 23, 2018 5 5:00 Johannesburg, South Africa Heavyweight debut. Won the EFC Worldwide Heavyweight Championship.
Win 8–1 Stuart Austin TKO (punches) Extreme Fighting Championship 65 November 4, 2017 2 1:48 Johannesburg, South Africa Defended the EFC Worldwide Light Heavyweight Championship.
Win 7–1 Alan Baudot KO (punch) Extreme Fighting Championship 61 July 8, 2017 1 0:26 North West Province, South Africa Defended the EFC Worldwide Light Heavyweight Championship.
Win 6–1 Tumelo Maphutha Decision (unanimous) Extreme Fighting Championship 52 August 5, 2016 5 5:00 Cape Town, South Africa Won the interim EFC Worldwide Light Heavyweight Championship. Later promoted to undisputed champion.
Win 5–1 Gideon Drotschie TKO (submission to punches) Extreme Fighting Championship 45 November 7, 2015 4 1:10 Cape Town, South Africa
Loss 4–1 Norman Wessels Submission (rear-naked choke) Extreme Fighting Championship 42 August 8, 2015 2 1:45 Cape Town, South Africa For the EFC Worldwide Light Heavyweight Championship.
Win 4–0 Yannick Bahati Decision (unanimous) Extreme Fighting Championship 39 May 7, 2015 3 5:00 Cape Town, South Africa Catchweight (194 lb) bout.
Win 3–0 Danie van Heerden Decision (unanimous) Extreme Fighting Championship 35 November 6, 2014 3 5:00 Cape Town, South Africa
Win 2–0 Pete Motaung Submission (armbar) Extreme Fighting Championship 34 October 2, 2014 1 3:51 Johannesburg, South Africa
Win 1–0 Roelof Scheepers TKO (verbal submission) Extreme Fighting Championship 30 June 5, 2014 1 0:59 Cape Town, South Africa Light Heavyweight debut.


See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Stats - UFC". ufcstats.com. Retrieved 2020-10-04.
  2. ^ a b Rob Tatum (June 23, 2018). "EFC WORLDWIDE 71 RESULTS: DALCHA BECOMES TWO-DIVISION CHAMPION, ZULU RETAINS". Combat Press. Retrieved 2018-06-23.
  3. ^ Bitter, Shawn (February 12, 2019). "Welcome to the UFC: Dalcha Lungiambula". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2019-09-28.
  4. ^ King, Nolan (September 6, 2019). "Magomed Ankalaev vs. Dalcha Lungiambula, Grigorii Popov vs. Davey Grant set for UFC on ESPN+ 21 in Moscow". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved 2019-09-28.
  5. ^ Albano, Thomas (June 29, 2019). "UFC Minneapolis: Dalcha Lungiambula outwrestles, finishes Dequan Townsend in UFC debut". FanSided. Retrieved 2019-09-28.
  6. ^ Redactie (2019-09-05). "Magomed Ankalaev vs. Dalcha Lungiambula added to UFC Moscow". mmada.nl. Retrieved 2019-09-05.(in Dutch)
  7. ^ Evanoff, Josh (2019-11-09). "UFC Moscow Results: Magomed Ankalaev KO's Lungiambula". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2019-11-09.
  8. ^ DNA, MMA (2020-11-07). "Karl Roberson treft Dalcha Lungiambula tijdens UFC 256". MMA DNA. Retrieved 2020-11-07.
  9. ^ Hannoun, Farah (2020-12-07). "UFC Fight Night 183 reaches 16 bouts after Gillian Robertson vs. Taila Santos, two others added". MMAjunkie. Retrieved 2020-12-07.
  10. ^ Farah Hannoun (2020-12-29). "Dalcha Lungiambula vs. Isi Fitikefu joins UFC 'Fight Island' lineup for Jan. 20". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2020-12-29.
  11. ^ Staff (2021-01-02). "Short notice match for Markus Perez in Abu Dhabi against Dalcha Lungiambula on January 20". mmadna.nl. Retrieved 2021-01-02. (in Dutch)
  12. ^ Dan Doherty (2021-01-20). "UFC Fight Island 8 Results: Dalcha Lungiambula Outlasts Markus Perez". cagesidepress. Retrieved 2021-01-20.
  13. ^ Shelton, Cole (2021-07-13). "Marc-Andre Barriault vs. Dalcha Lungiambula moved to UFC London as September 4, 2021 card officially gets canceled". MyMMANews.com. Retrieved 2021-07-25.
  14. ^ Doherty, Dan (2021-09-04). "UFC Vegas 36 Results: Marc-Andre Barriault Wears Down Dalcha Lungiambula". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2021-09-04.
  15. ^ "Two bouts added to UFC Fight Night event on March 12". MMA Junkie. 2021-12-23. Retrieved 2021-12-24.
  16. ^ Anderson, Jay (2022-03-12). "UFC Vegas 50: Cody Brundage Weathers Storm, Submits Dalcha Lungiambula". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2022-03-12.
  17. ^ Anderson, Jay (2022-06-01). "UFC Long Island Set to Air on ABC, Multiple Fights Announced for July 16 Event". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2022-06-02.
  18. ^ Behunin, Alex (2022-07-16). "UFC Long Island: Punahele Soriano Knocks Out Former Teammate Dalcha Lungiambula". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2022-07-17.
  19. ^ Sherdog.com. "Dalcha Lungiambula". Sherdog. Retrieved 2020-08-07.

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