Phil Hawes (born January 8, 1989) is an American mixed martial artist who last competed in the Middleweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Phil Hawes
Born (1989-01-08) January 8, 1989 (age 35)
Hackensack, New Jersey, U.S.
Other namesNo Hype
Height5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
Reach77 in (196 cm)[1]
Fighting out ofLittle Ferry, New Jersey[2]
TeamJackson-Wink MMA (2014–2017)[3]
BlackZilians (2015)[4]
Tiger Schulmann (2019–2020)[5]
Sanford MMA
RankBrown belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu[6]
WrestlingNJCAA National Champion, Division I[7]
Years active2014–present
Kickboxing record
Mixed martial arts record
By knockout8
By submission2
By decision2
By knockout5
By submission1
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog
Medal record
Representing  United States
Collegiate Wrestling
Representing the Iowa Central Tritons
NJCAA National Championships
Gold medal – first place 2009 Rochester 197 lb



Hawes started out as a standout wrestler, winning a national 197 lb junior-college wrestling title at Iowa Central Community College, then moving onto Division I Iowa State,[8][9][10] where he graduated with a degree in sociology.[11]

Mixed martial arts career


Early career


After compiling a 4-0 amateur record, Hawes made his professional debut in 2014.[12]

The Ultimate Fighter


After going 3–0 on the regional scene, Hawes was invited as one of the 16 Light Heavyweight fighters invited to the cast The Ultimate Fighter 23.[13]

He lost his entry fight against Andrew Sanchez via unanimous decision.[14]

World Series of Fighting/Contender Series


Hawes signed with World Series of Fighting, debuting at WSOF 31 against Joshua Kay. He won the bout via TKO in the first round.[15][16]

Hawes would then face future PFL champion Louis Taylor, on short notice as a replacement for Shamil Gamzatov, at WSOF 32.[17] He lost the bout via guillotine submission in round 2.[18]

Hawes participated in Dana White's Contender Series 4 on the 1st August 2017 against Julian Marquez. He lost the fight by knockout after getting hit with a head kick in the second round.[19]

Bellator MMA


After his loss to Marquez, Hawes took two years off and moved to Thailand to train Muay Thai and competed in competitions there.[20] On April 22, 2018, in the MAX Muay Thai Stadium, he won by decision (unanimous), Reza Goodary an Iranian fighter.[21][22]

Hawes faced Michael Wilcox on June 14, 2019 at Bellator 222. He won the bout via doctor stoppage after the first round when Wilcox was ruled unable to continue.[23]

Brave Combat Federation


Signing with Brave Combat Federation, scoring a first-round submission over Dominik Schober at Brave CF 30, in India, and a TKO victory over Yuri Fraga less than two months later, at Brave CF 34, in Slovenia.[24]

Ultimate Fighting Championship


After picking up three straight wins in Bellator and Brave, Hawes was invited once more to earn a UFC contract on Dana White's Contender Series 32 on September 8, 2020, against Khadzhimurat Bestaev. He won the bout and the contract via TKO in the first round.[25]

Hawes made his UFC debut at UFC 254 on October 24, 2020, against Jacob Malkoun. He finished the fight in the first exchange, knocking Malkoun unconscious in 18 seconds.[26]

Hawes faced Nassourdine Imavov at UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs. Lewis on February 20, 2021. Hawes survived a late storm by Imavov to win the bout via majority decision.[27]

Hawes faced Kyle Daukaus on May 8, 2021, at UFC on ESPN: Rodriguez vs. Waterson.[28] He won the fight via unanimous decision.[29]

Hawes was scheduled to face Deron Winn at UFC on ESPN 26 on July 17, 2021.[30] However, Winn was forced to pull out from the event, citing separated rib and torn cartilage,[31] and the bout was rescheduled at UFC Fight Night 194 on October 9, 2021.[32] In turn, Winn withdrew the day before the event due to health issues.[33] He was briefly expected to be replaced by Chris Curtis, however Hawes declined the bout and it was ultimately scrapped.[34]

Hawes faced Chris Curtis on November 6, 2021, at UFC 268.[35] He lost the fight by KO in the first round.[36]

Hawes was scheduled to face Sam Alvey, replacing Ian Heinisch, on February 5, 2022, at UFC Fight Night 200.[37] However, Hawes withdrew from the bout due to an undisclosed injury and he was replaced by Brendan Allen.[38]

Hawes faced Deron Winn on June 18, 2022, at UFC on ESPN 37.[39] After dominating the first round with his striking, Hawes won the fight via technical knockout in round two.[40] This win earned him the Performance of the Night award.[41]

Hawes faced Roman Dolidze on October 29, 2022, at UFC Fight Night 213.[42] He lost the fight via knockout in round one.[43]

Hawes faced promotional newcomer Ikram Aliskerov on May 6, 2023, at UFC 288.[44] He lost the fight via knockout in the first round.[45]

Hawes faced Brunno Ferreira on January 13, 2024, at UFC Fight Night 234.[46] He lost for the third time in a row via knockout in the first round.[47]

On February 6, 2024, it was reported that Hawes was no longer on the UFC roster.[48]

Championships and accomplishments


Mixed martial arts record

Professional record breakdown
18 matches 12 wins 6 losses
By knockout 8 5
By submission 2 1
By decision 2 0
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 12–6 Brunno Ferreira KO (punches) UFC Fight Night: Ankalaev vs. Walker 2 January 13, 2024 1 4:55 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss 12–5 Ikram Aliskerov KO (punches) UFC 288 May 6, 2023 1 2:10 Newark, New Jersey, United States
Loss 12–4 Roman Dolidze KO (punches) UFC Fight Night: Kattar vs. Allen October 29, 2022 1 4:09 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 12–3 Deron Winn TKO (elbows) UFC on ESPN: Kattar vs. Emmett June 18, 2022 2 4:25 Austin, Texas, United States Performance of the Night.
Loss 11–3 Chris Curtis KO (punches) UFC 268 November 6, 2021 1 4:27 New York City, New York, United States
Win 11–2 Kyle Daukaus Decision (unanimous) UFC on ESPN: Rodriguez vs. Waterson May 8, 2021 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 10–2 Nassourdine Imavov Decision (majority) UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs. Lewis February 20, 2021 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 9–2 Jacob Malkoun KO (punches) UFC 254 October 24, 2020 1 0:18 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Win 8–2 Khadzhimurat Bestaev TKO (punches) Dana White's Contender Series 32 September 8, 2020 1 1:18 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 7–2 Yuri Fraga TKO (punches) Brave CF 34 January 19, 2020 1 4:42 Ljubljana, Slovenia
Win 6–2 Dominic Schober Submission (rear-naked choke) Brave CF 30 November 23, 2019 1 3:45 Hyderabad, India
Win 5–2 Michael Wilcox TKO (doctor stoppage) Bellator 222 June 14, 2019 1 5:00 New York City, New York, United States
Loss 4–2 Julian Marquez KO (head kick) Dana White's Contender Series 4 August 1, 2017 2 2:20 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss 4–1 Louis Taylor Submission (guillotine choke) WSOF 32 July 30, 2016 2 2:15 Everett, Washington, United States
Win 4–0 Joshua Key TKO (elbows) WSOF 31 June 17, 2016 1 2:52 Mashantucket, Connecticut, United States
Win 3–0 Brandon Collins Submission (armbar) Global Knockout 2 October 18, 2014 1 3:06 Jackson, California, United States
Win 2–0 Anthony Pinckard TKO (punches) Global Knockout: The Return June 14, 2014 2 0:25 Jackson, California, United States
Win 1–0 Brian Cheatham TKO (punches) Legacy Fighting Championship 28 February 21, 2014 2 0:55 San Antonio, Texas, United States Middleweight debut.


Muay Thai record

Muay Thai record
1 Wins (0 (T)KO's, 1 Decisions), 0 Losses (0 (T)KO's, 0 Decision), 0 Draws
Date Result Opponent Event Location Method Round Time
2018-04-22 Win   Reza Goodary MAX Muay Thai - Ultimate Fight[50] Pattaya, Thailand Decision (Unanimous) 3 3:00
Legend:   Win   Loss   Draw/No contest   Notes

See also



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