|Born||March 9, 1988|
Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States
|Height||5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)|
|Weight||155 lb (70 kg; 11.1 st)|
|Reach||70 in (178 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Glendale, Arizona, United States|
|Team||MMA Lab (formerly) |
Fight Ready (2019–present)
|Rank||Blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Born and raised alongside six other siblings in Kalamazoo, Michigan, Klose had a standout wrestling career at South Haven High School, winning a state championship in 2005. He continued his career at North Idaho College, before later relocating to Arizona in hopes of enhancing his mixed martial arts career.
Mixed martial arts careerEdit
Klose signed with the UFC in late 2016.
Ultimate Fighting ChampionshipEdit
Klose was expected to face Beneil Dariush on July 13, 2019 at UFC Fight Night 155. However, on July 7, Dariush pulled out of the fight with an injury. As a result, UFC officials opted to remove Klose from the card and he is expected to be scheduled for a future event instead.
Mixed martial arts recordEdit
|Professional record breakdown|
|13 matches||11 wins||1 loss|
|Win||11–1–1||Christos Giagos||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 241||August 17, 2019||3||5:00||Anaheim, California, United States|
|Win||10–1–1||Bobby Green||Decision (unanimous)||UFC on Fox: Lee vs. Iaquinta 2||December 15, 2018||3||5:00||Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States|
|Win||9–1–1||Lando Vannata||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 226||July 6, 2018||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Loss||8–1–1||David Teymur||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 218||December 2, 2017||3||5:00||Detroit, Michigan, United States|
|Win||8–0–1||Marc Diakiese||Decision (split)||The Ultimate Fighter: Redemption Finale||July 7, 2017||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||7–0–1||Devin Powell||Decision (unanimous)||UFC Fight Night: Rodríguez vs. Penn||January 15, 2017||3||5:00||Phoenix, Arizona, United States|
|Win||6–0–1||Hugh Pulley||Decision (unanimous)||RFA 44||September 30, 2016||3||5:00||St. Charles, Missouri, United States|
|Draw||5–0–1||Joshua Avales||Draw (split)||Tachi Palace Fights 26||February 18, 2016||3||5:00||Lemoore, California, United States|
|Win||5–0||Alejandro Garcia||TKO (punches)||World Fighting Federation 23||August 22, 2015||2||4:08||Chandler, Arizona, United States|
|Win||4–0||Gabe Rodriguez||TKO (punches)||Rage in the Cage 178||June 6, 2015||1||0:31||Prescott Valley, Arizona, United States|
|Win||3–0||Preston Harris||Decision (unanimous)||Rage in the Cage 176||March 7, 2015||3||5:00||Phoenix, Arizona, United States||Won the Rage in the Cage Lightweight Championship.|
|Win||2–0||Jeff Fletcher||TKO (punches)||World Fighting Federation 17||November 22, 2014||2||3:43||Chandler, Arizona, United States|
|Win||1–0||Nolan McLaughlin||TKO (punches)||Duel for Domination 7||April 5, 2014||1||3:10||Mesa, Arizona, United States|
- Cole Shelton (July 8, 2019). "Drakkar Klose Explains Transition in Camps from MMA Lab to Fight Ready". sherdog.com.
- "Drakkar Klose - Official UFC Profile". UFC.com. Retrieved July 9, 2017.
- "MIXED MARTIAL ARTS SHOW RESULTS" (PDF). boxing.nv.gov.
- Aaron Crider (2017-01-01). "Former SH wrestler signs with UFC". heraldpalladium.com. Retrieved 2017-01-01.
- James Lynch (22 September 2016). "RFA 44's Drakkar Klose "This fight ends by 2nd round TKO"" – via YouTube.
- "Drakkar Klose vs Jeff Fletcher Fight Result WFF - World Fighting Fe..." www.mma-core.com.
- Mike Sloan (2016-12-28). "Drakkar Klose to Face Devin Powell at UFC Fight Night 103". sherdog.com. Retrieved 2016-12-28.
- "UFC Fight Night 103 results: Drakkar Klose cruises past Devin Powell for decision sweep". 16 January 2017.
- Staff (2017-04-26). "Marc Diakiese vs. Drakkar Klose added to TUF 25 Finale". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2017-04-26.
- "TUF 25 Finale results: Drakkar Klose beats Marc Diakiese, holds grudge after split-decision win". MMAjunkie. 2017-07-08. Retrieved 2017-07-08.
- Shaun Al-Shatti (2017-10-02). "David Teymur vs. Drakkar Klose slated for UFC 218". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2017-10-02.
- Anderson, Jay (2017-12-02). "UFC 218 Results: David Teymur Beats Drakkar Klose In a Weird One". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2017-12-03.
- "Lando Vannata vs. Drakkar Klose slated for UFC 226". MMA Fighting. Retrieved 2018-05-30.
- "UFC 226 results: Drakkar Klose shuts down Lando Vannata for unanimous decision". MMAjunkie. 2018-07-08. Retrieved 2018-07-08.
- "Bobby Green vs. Drakkar Klose, Gerald Meerschaert vs. Jack Hermansson set for UFC on FOX 31". MMA Fighting. Retrieved 2018-09-04.
- Doyle, Dave (2018-12-15). "UFC on FOX 31 results: Drakkar Klose earns unanimous decision over Bobby Green". MMA Fighting. Retrieved 2018-12-16.
- Jay Pettry. "UFC returns to Sacramento in July". Sherdog. Retrieved 2019-04-26.
- Morgan, John (7 July 2019). "Beneil Dariush injured, Drakkar Klose needs new opponent for Saturday's UFC on ESPN+ 13". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved 8 July 2019.
- Cole Shelton (2019-07-09). "With no replacement foe found, Drakkar Klose pulled from UFC Sacramento card". sherdog.com. Retrieved 2019-07-09.
- DNA, MMA. "Drakkar Klose treft Christos Giagos tijdens UFC 241 in Anaheim". Retrieved 2019-07-24.
- Doherty, Dan (2019-08-17). "UFC 241 Results: Drakkar Klose Outlasts Christos Giagos in Back-and-Forth Fight". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2019-08-18.
- Sherdog.com. "Drakkar Klose MMA Stats, Pictures, News, Videos, Biography - Sherdog.com". Sherdog. Retrieved 2019-08-17.