Khalid Taha

Khalid Taha (born February 15, 1992) is a German mixed martial artist and currently competing in the bantamweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Khalid Taha
Born (1992-02-15) February 15, 1992 (age 28)
Dortmund, Germany[1]
Other namesThe Warrior
NationalityGerman
Height5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Weight135 lb (61 kg; 9 st 9 lb)
DivisionBantamweight
Reach69[1] in (175 cm)
Fighting out ofWarendorf, Germany[1]
TeamArena Dortmund
Years active2013–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total16
Wins14
By knockout9
By submission3
By decision2
Losses2
By submission1
By decision1
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Mixed martial arts careerEdit

Early careerEdit

Taha started fighting MMA professionally in 2013. He has fought under numerous organizations, notably German MMA Championship, Fair Fighting Championship and Rizin Fighting Federation.[2]

Ultimate Fighting ChampionshipEdit

Taha made his UFC debut on July 22, 2018 at UFC Fight Night: Shogun vs. Smith againstNad Narimani.[3] He lost the fight via unanimous decision.[4]

Taha was scheduled to face Boston Salmon on November 30, 2018 at The Ultimate Fighter: Heavy Hitters#The Ultimate Fighter 28 Finale.[5] However Taha was pulled from the event due to a torn ACL and the bout was cancelled.[6] The pairing was rescheduled at UFC 236 on April 13, 2019.[6] He won the fight via technical knockout in round one.[7]

Taha was scheduled to face Bruno Gustavo Aparecido da Silva on September 7, 2019 at UFC 242.[8] However, on August 21, it was reported that the bout was moved to UFC 243.[9] Taha won the fight via a submission in round three.[10] On December 23, 2019 Taha received one year USADA suspension for tested positive for furosemide (diuretics} in an in-competition urine sample provided on Oct. 6 2019 where Taha took a medicine for reducing inflammation and swelling in his eyes which contained furosemide.[11] He will be eligible to compete again in October 6, 2020.[12]

Personal lifeEdit

Taha is of Lebanese descent.[13][14]

Mixed martial arts recordEdit

Professional record breakdown
16 matches 14 wins 2 losses
By knockout 9 0
By submission 3 1
By decision 2 1
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 14–2 Bruno Gustavo da Silva Submission (arm-triangle choke) UFC 243 October 6, 2019 3 3:00 Melbourne, Australia Catchweight (137 lbs) bout; Taha missed weight.
Win 13–2 Boston Salmon TKO (punches) UFC 236 April 13, 2019 1 0:25 Atlanta, Georgia, United States Return to Bantamweight.
Loss 12–2 Nad Narimani Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Shogun vs. Smith July 22, 2018 3 5:00 Hamburg, Germany
Win 12–1 Hamza Kooheji Submission (rear-naked choke) Brave 12 May 11, 2017 2 N/A Jakarta, Indonesia Return to Featherweight.
Loss 11–1 Takafumi Otsuka Submission (guillotine choke) Rizin Fighting World Grand Prix 2017: 2nd Round December 29, 2017 3 3:23 Saitama, Japan Rizin Bantamweight Grand-Prix Quarterfinal.
Win 11–0 Keita Ishibashi KO (knees and punches) Rizin World Grand Prix 2017: Opening Round - Part 1 July 30, 2017 1 4:52 Saitama, Japan Rizin Bantamweight Grand-Prix 1st Round.
Win 10–0 Timo-Juhani Hirvikangas Decision (split) German MMA Championship 9 November 19, 2016 3 5:00 Castrop-Rauxel, Germany
Win 9–0 Michail Chrisopoulos KO (punch) Fair Fighting Championship 5 November 19, 2016 1 1:20 Eindhoven, Netherlands
Win 8–0 Nijat Valujev TKO (punches) Fair FC: Top Ten Champions March 12, 2016 1 2:26 Herne, Germany
Win 7–0 Daniel Makin TKO (punches) Fair Fighting Championship 4 November 28, 2015 1 2:20 Eindhoven, Netherlands
Win 6–0 Omer Cankardesler Decision (unanimous) Fair Fighting Championship 3 March 28, 2015 3 5:00 Rheinberg, Germany Won the Fair FC Bantamweight Championship.
Win 5–0 Ali Selcuk Ayin TKO (submission to punches) German MMA Championship 5 September 13, 2014 1 4:59 Herne, Germany
Win 4–0 Manuel Bilić Submission (rear-naked choke) Fair Fighting Championship 1 February 8, 2014 2 4:24 Herne, Germany Bantamweight debut.
Win 3–0 Florin Gârdan TKO (knees) RNC: Martial Arts Gala November 30, 2013 2 4:43 Frankenthal, Germany Featherweight debut.
Win 2–0 John Isac TKO (punches) GMC 4 July 6, 2013 2 0:20 Herne, Germany
Win 1–0 Muhammed Celebi TKO (punches) MMA Bundesliga 2 April 6, 2013 2 2:43 Herne, Germany Lightweight debut.

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See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Khalid Taha | UFC". www.ufc.com. Retrieved 2019-10-05.
  2. ^ a b Sherdog.com. "Khalid". Sherdog. Retrieved 2019-10-05.
  3. ^ "Nad Narimani победи Khalid Taha в дебюта си за UFC — MMA.BG". mma.bg (in Bulgarian). Retrieved 2019-10-05.
  4. ^ "UFC Fight Night 134 results: Nad Narimani takedown attack grinds out Khalid Taha". MMA Junkie. 2018-07-22. Retrieved 2019-10-05.
  5. ^ David Tees (2018-10-20). "Boston Salmon faces Khalid Taha at TUF 28 Finale". fightful.com. Retrieved 2018-11-29.
  6. ^ a b "EXCLUSIVE: Boston Salmon vs Khalid Taha rescheduled for April 13". MyMMANews.com. 2019-02-06. Retrieved 2019-10-05.
  7. ^ "UFC 236 results: Khalid Taha left hand earns 25-second win over Boston Salmon". MMA Junkie. 2019-04-14. Retrieved 2019-10-05.
  8. ^ Cruz, Guilherme (2019-05-21). "Khalid Taha vs. Bruno Silva set for UFC 242 in Abu Dhabi". MMA Fighting. Retrieved 2019-10-05.
  9. ^ "ran FIGHTING". ranfighting.de (in German). Retrieved 2019-10-05.
  10. ^ Shillan, Keith (2019-10-05). "UFC 243 Results: Khalid Taha Beats Bruno Silva by third round submission". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2019-10-06.
  11. ^ "Khalid Taha – alles andere als ein Dopingsünder!". German Fight News (in German). 2019-12-24. Retrieved 2019-12-25.
  12. ^ Sherdog.com. "USADA Suspends Khalid Taha 1 Year for Failed Drug Test at UFC 243". Sherdog. Retrieved 2019-12-24.
  13. ^ "Lebanese-German Khalid Taha set for Rizin FF Grand Prix". Arab's MMA. 26 June 2017. Retrieved 5 October 2019.
  14. ^ Altatis, Conan (14 April 2019). "Lebanese-German Khalid Taha earns 1st UFC win at 'UFC 236' in Atlanta, Georgia". CONAN Daily. Retrieved 5 October 2019.

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