Khalil "Tiki" Ghosn[1] is a retired Lebanese-born American mixed martial artist (MMA) veteran, competing from 1998 to 2009 in the Welterweight division

Tiki Ghosn
Born (1977-02-09) February 9, 1977 (age 45)
Huntington Beach, California, U.S.
Other namesTiki
Height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight171 lb (78 kg; 12.2 st)
Reach70 in (178 cm)
TeamHuntington Beach Ultimate Training Center
Wolfslair MMA Academy
Mixed martial arts record
By knockout2
By submission2
By decision6
By knockout3
By submission4
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog


Tiki started his MMA career in high school when he discovered Muay Thai Kickboxing as a form of cross training for football, while attending Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana, California, where he played defensive back on the undefeated National Championship team in 1995. Ghosen then attended Orange Coast College for a brief time.[2] Shortly thereafter, Tiki made the bold decision to pursue MMA and leave football behind.

Tiki is an experienced MMA fighter, being a veteran of the UFC, Strikeforce, WFA, King of the Cage and the WEC. Tiki is one of the three original members of Team Punishment, which included Tito Ortiz and Rob McCullough. He is also a training/sparring partner of Quinton "Rampage" Jackson, a former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion. Tiki was a featured coach on Spike TV's The Ultimate Fighter Season 10: Heavyweights as well as Season 14: Michael Bisping vs. Jason Miller.

Tiki was one of the four original MMA fighters managed by UFC President Dana White, prior to Dana becoming owner and president of the UFC. Dana and Tiki remain longtime friends. Tiki has been fighting and training mixed martial arts for 16 years. He is the founder and CEO of The Huntington Beach Ultimate Training Center. HBUTC was California's first real mixed martial arts training center.[citation needed] HBUTC opened on January 1, 2001 and is still thriving today. Tiki has received accolades for his fitness and training techniques and has featured training videos on Tiki has also trained, sparred, coached and cornered the likes of Michael Bisping, BJ Penn, Rob McCullough, Quinton Jackson, Tito Ortiz, Jason Miller, Ricco Rodriguez, Cheick Kongo, Joey Beltran, and Brandon Halsey.

Mixed martial arts recordEdit

Professional record breakdown
18 matches 10 wins 8 losses
By knockout 2 4
By submission 2 3
By decision 6 1
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 10–8 Brian Warren Decision (unanimous) Call to Arms I May 16, 2009 3 5:00 Ontario, California, United States
Win 9–8 Luke Stewart Decision (unanimous) Strikeforce: Shamrock vs. Le March 29, 2008 3 5:00 San Jose, California, United States
Loss 8–8 Blas Avena Submission (rear-naked choke) WEC 29 August 5, 2007 1 1:01 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss 8–7 Dave Terrel TKO (Punches) WEC 26: Condit vs. Alessio March 24, 2007 2 1:46 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss 8–6 Pat Healy TKO (shoulder injury) WEC 19: Undisputed March 17, 2006 3 0:25 Lemoore, California, United States
Loss 8–5 Chris Lytle Submission (bulldog choke) UFC 47 April 2, 2004 2 1:55 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 8–4 Nick Gilardi Submission (guillotine choke) WEC 9: Cold Blooded January 16, 2004 1 4:52 Lemoore, California, United States
Win 7–4 Ronald Jhun Decision (split) SuperBrawl 31 September 20, 2003 3 5:00 Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Loss 6–4 Robbie Lawler KO (Punches) UFC 40 November 22, 2002 1 1:29 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 6–3 Kit Cope TKO (forfeit) WFA 2: Level 2 July 5, 2002 2 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 5–3 Steve Schelburn TKO (knees and punches) HFP 1: Rumble on the Reservation March 30, 2002 1 2:35 Anza, California, United States
Win 4–3 Paul Rodriguez Decision (unanimous) World Fighting Alliance 1 November 3, 2001 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss 3–3 Sean Sherk TKO (shoulder injury) UFC 30 February 23, 2001 2 4:47 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Loss 3–2 Bob Cook Submission (rear-naked choke) UFC 24 March 10, 2000 2 1:29 Lake Charles, Louisiana, United States
Win 3–1 Jason Maxwell Decision (split) KOTC 2 - Desert Storm February 5, 2000 2 5:00 San Jacinto, California, United States
Win 2–1 Phil Ensminger Decision West Coast NHB Championships 3 June 6, 1999 2 5:00 Los Angeles, California, United States
Win 1–1 Doug Evans Submission (guillotine choke) West Coast NHB Championships 2 February 28, 1999 1 1:02 Compton, California, United States
Loss 0–1 Genki Sudo Decision (unanimous) Extreme Shoot 2 June 6, 1998 3 5:00 Mission Viejo, California, United States Originally declared a draw, overturned after Sudo’s corner man, Bas Rutten, objected, at which point Sudo was declared the winner.


  1. ^ "State Of Nevada" (PDF). Retrieved 2020-02-04.
  2. ^ "Tiki Ghosn UFC Bio". 2014.

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