|Born||June 2, 1995|
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
|Other names||The Monkey King|
|Height||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
|Weight||155 lb (70 kg; 11 st 1 lb)|
|Reach||71.0 in (180 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Las Vegas, Nevada|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Leavitt’s MMA journey began in high school as part of the wrestling team. Initially quitting during his first year, he stumbled across The Ultimate Fighter on TV and immediately fell in love with the sport, re-joining the wrestling team and competing for the next three years.
Leavitt is a political science major at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, has dreams of getting accepted into law school and pursuing a career in family law. He postponed law school in favor of his fighting career, but with a caveat that once he sees where his fight career is at that point where it is not coming along well, he'll go to law school.
Mixed martial arts careerEdit
Making his MMA debut at Gladiator Challenge Fight Club, Leavitt would win his first bout after submitting Tony Martinez via Peruvian Necktie in the second round. Leavitt would go on to defeat Lucas Neufeld at Tuff N’ Nuff Fight Night via unanimous decision, Roy Ostrander at Final Fighting Championship 36 via arm-triangle choke, John Walker via heel hook in round one at Gladiator Challenge Holiday Beatings, and finally Isaiah William via unanimous decision at BCM Promotions Fight Night 8 to pick up his second decision win as a professional.
Ultimate Fighting ChampionshipEdit
Leavitt made his UFC debut against Matt Wiman on December 5, 2020 at UFC on ESPN: Hermansson vs. Vettori. He won the fight via slam knockout in round one. This fight earned him the Performance of the Night award.
Leavitt faced Matt Sayles on December 18, 2021 at UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Daukaus. He won the bout via submission due to an inverted triangle choke in the second round, being only the third fighter in UFC history to do so.
Leavitt was scheduled to face Victor Martinez on April 16, 2022 at UFC on ESPN 34. However, Martinez withdrew from the event for unknown reasons and was replaced by promotional newcomer Trey Ogden. Leavitt won the fight via split decision.
Championships and accomplishmentsEdit
Mixed martial arts recordEdit
|Professional record breakdown|
|11 matches||10 wins||1 loss|
|Win||10–1||Trey Ogden||Decision (split)||UFC on ESPN: Luque vs. Muhammad 2||April 16, 2022||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||9–1||Matt Sayles||Submission (inverted triangle choke)||UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Daukaus||December 18, 2021||2||2:05||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Loss||8–1||Claudio Puelles||Decision (unanimous)||UFC Fight Night: Rozenstruik vs. Sakai||June 5, 2021||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||8–0||Matt Wiman||KO (slam)||UFC on ESPN: Hermansson vs. Vettori||December 5, 2020||1||0:22||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||Performance of the Night.|
|Win||7–0||Jose Flores||Submission (arm-triangle choke)||Dana White's Contender Series 27||August 4, 2020||1||4:15||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||6–0||Leivon Lewis||Submission (anaconda choke)||LFA 85||July 17, 2020||2||2:01||Sioux Falls, South Dakota, United States|
|Win||5–0||Izzy William||Decision (unanimous)||BCM Promotions Fight Night 8||February 22, 2020||3||5:00||Mansfield, Ohio, United States||Lightweight debut.|
|Win||4–0||Johnny Walker||Submission (heel hook)||Gladiator Challenge: Holiday Beatings||December 14, 2019||1||0:17||Hemet, California, United States|
|Win||3–0||Ray Ostrander||Submission (arm-triangle choke)||Final Fight Championship 36||May 9, 2019||1||1:30||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||2–0||Lucas Neufeld||Decision (unanimous)||Tuff-N-Uff Fight Night||September 14, 2018||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||1–0||Tony Martinez||Submission (Peruvian Necktie)||Gladiator Challenge: Fight Club||October 7, 2017||2||2:43||El Cajon, California, United States||Featherweight debut.|
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