Su Mudaerji (ch: 苏木达尔基 tb: བསོད་ནམས་དར་རྒྱས།, born January 20, 1996) is a Chinese mixed martial artist who competes in the Flyweight and Bantamweight divisions of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. As of July 11, 2022, he is #12 in the UFC flyweight rankings.[5]

Su Mudaerji
Born (1996-01-20) January 20, 1996 (age 26)
Ngawa Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan, China
Other namesThe Tibetan Eagle
NationalityChinese
Height5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Weight125 lb (57 kg; 8 st 13 lb)
DivisionFlyweight
Bantamweight
Reach72.0 in (183 cm)[1]
StyleSanda[2]
Fighting out ofAba, Sichuan, China
TeamEnbo Fight Club
Team Alpha Male[3]
American Top Team[4]
Years active2016–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total21
Wins16
By knockout13
By submission1
By decision2
Losses5
By submission5
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Mixed martial arts careerEdit

Early careerEdit

In his childhood, Sumudaerji used to herd cattle in the mountains. He was born with a passion for sports. When he was 14 years old, Sumudaerji joined the well-known Enbo Fight Club in China. He started practicing Sanda in 2010 and won the second place in the Sichuan Youth Sanda Championship. From 2014 to 2015, he was selected to study in the Sichuan Sanda team and then transitioned into MMA. Starting his career in 2016, Mudaerji fought mostly for the Wu Lin Feng promotion, compiling an 11–3 record.[6]

Ultimate Fighting ChampionshipEdit

Mudaerji made his UFC debut against Louis Smolka at UFC Fight Night 141 on November 24, 2018. He lost the fight via submission in round two.[7]

Mudaerji next faced Andre Soukhamthath on August 31, 2019 on UFC on ESPN+ 15.[8] He won the fight via unanimous decision.[9]

Mudaerji faced Malcolm Gordon on November 28, 2020 at UFC on ESPN: Smith vs. Clark.[10] He won the fight via knockout in round one.[11] He earned a Performance of the Night bonus for the win.[12]

Replacing Jeffrey Molina, Mudaerji faced Zarrukh Adashev on January 20, 2021 at UFC on ESPN 20.[13] He won the fight via unanimous decision.[14]

Mudaerji was scheduled to face Tim Elliott on June 26, 2021 at UFC Fight Night 190.[15] However, Mudaerji pulled out due to a knee injury.[16]

Mudaerji was scheduled to face Manel Kape on April 23, 2022 at UFC Fight Night 205.[17] However, just three days before the event, Kape withdrew due to personal reasons and the bout was scrapped.[18]

Mudaerji faced Matt Schnell on July 16, 2022 at UFC on ABC 3.[19] Despite a triangle attempt in the first round, Mudaerji lost the bout via technical submission due to a triangle choke in the second round.[20] This win earned both fighters the Fight of the Night bonus award.[21]

Personal lifeEdit

Mudaerji is the first UFC fighter of Tibetan ethnicity.[22]

Championships and accomplishmentsEdit

Mixed martial artsEdit

SandaEdit

  • 2010 Sichuan Junior Sanda Championship − 2nd place

Mixed martial arts recordEdit

Professional record breakdown
21 matches 16 wins 5 losses
By knockout 13 0
By submission 1 5
By decision 2 0
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 16–5 Matt Schnell Technical Submission (triangle choke) UFC on ABC: Ortega vs. Rodríguez July 16, 2022 2 4:24 Elmont, New York, United States Fight of the Night.
Win 16–4 Zarrukh Adashev Decision (unanimous) UFC on ESPN: Chiesa vs. Magny January 20, 2021 3 5:00 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Win 15–4 Malcolm Gordon KO (punches) UFC on ESPN: Smith vs. Clark November 28, 2020 1 0:44 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Return to Flyweight. Performance of the Night.
Win 14–4 Andre Soukhamthath Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Andrade vs. Zhang August 31, 2019 3 5:00 Shenzhen, China
Loss 13–4 Louis Smolka Submission (armbar) UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs. Ngannou 2 November 24, 2018 2 2:07 Beijing, China
Loss 13–3 Hao Bin Ma Technical Submission (rear-naked choke) WLF: W.A.R.S. 28 October 26, 2018 2 3:57 Zhengzhou, China Flyweight bout.
Win 13–2 Yusei Saiton KO (punches) ABA Fighting Championship: Hongyuan August 2, 2018 1 0:53 Hongyuan County, China
Win 12–2 Temirulan Bamadaliev TKO (punches) WLF: W.A.R.S. 25 June 27, 2018 1 2:14 Zhengzhou, China Catchweight (130 lb) bout.
Win 11–2 Zelimkhan Makaev KO (spinning back kick) WLF: W.A.R.S. 23 April 14, 2018 1 4:01 Zhengzhou, China Bantamweight debut.
Win 10–2 Bidzina Gavashelishvili KO (flying knee) WLF: W.A.R.S. 22 March 17, 2018 1 2:36 Kaifeng, China Catchweight (128 lb) bout.
Loss 9–2 Abdulla Aliev Submission (rear-naked choke) WLF: W.A.R.S. 21 January 13, 2018 3 3:16 Zhengzhou, China For the vacant WLF Flyweight Championship.
Win 9–1 Kirill KO (punch to the body) IPFC: YunFeng Showdown 7 November 25, 2017 1 3:19 Laizhou, China Catchweight (130 lb) bout.
Win 8–1 Ryota Kobayashi TKO (punches) WLF: W.A.R.S. 18 October 28, 2017 1 1:19 Maerkang, China Catchweight (130 lb) bout.
Win 7–1 Jomar Manlangit KO (punch to the body) WLF: W.A.R.S. 17 September 16, 2017 2 1:20 Zhengzhou, China Catchweight (130 lb) bout.
Win 6–1 Pengshuai Liu KO (punches) Chin Woo Men: 2016-2017 Season, Stage 6 April 7, 2017 1 4:28 Guangzhou, China
Win 5–1 Junye Gao KO (punches) WLF World Championship January 13, 2017 1 3:38 Zhengzhou, China
Win 4–1 Teimur Ragimov Submission (rear-naked choke) WLF: E.P.I.C. 8 September 28, 2016 3 1:15 Zhengzhou, China
Win 3–1 Isaias Celiva TKO (doctor stoppage) WLF: E.P.I.C. 5 June 29, 2016 2 5:00 Zhengzhou, China
Win 2–1 Leonid Malozemov KO (head kick) WLF: E.P.I.C. 3 April 23, 2016 2 0:06 Zhengzhou, China
Loss 1–1 Yusuke Uehara Submission (straight armbar) WLF: E.P.I.C. 2 March 13, 2016 1 2:41 Zhengzhou, China
Win 1–0 Seung Heon Lim TKO (doctor stoppage) WLF: E.P.I.C. 1 January 13, 2016 1 2:44 Zhengzhou, China Flyweight debut.

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See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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