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Phil Hawes

Middleweight Division

12-6-0 (W-L-D)


Wins by Knockout


Wins by Submission


First Round Finishes

Phil Hawes

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Learn more about Phil Hawes' UFC history, fighter facts, and Q&A below.

Place of Birth
Hackensack, United States
Octagon Debut
Aug. 1, 2017
Leg reach
  • Pro since 2014

  • Eight wins by KO, two by submission (Armbar, RNC)

  • Seven first round finishes

UFC Fight Night (1/13/24) Hawes was knocked out by Brunno Ferreira at 4:55 of the first round 

UFC 288 (5/6/23) Hawes was knocked out by Ikram Aliskerov at 2:10 of the first round 

UFC Fight Night (10/29/22) Hawes was knocked out by Roman Dolidze at 4:09 of the first round 

UFC on ESPN (6/18/22) Hawes stopped Deron Winn via strikes at 4:25 of the second round

UFC 268 (11/6/21) Hawes was knocked out by Chris Curtis at 4:27 of the first round

UFC on ESPN (5/8/21) Hawes won a three-round unanimous decision over Kyle Daukaus

UFC Fight Night (2/20/21) Hawes won a three-round majority decision over Nassourdine Imavov

UFC 254 (10/24/20) Hawes knocked out Jacob Malkoun at :18 of the first round


Dana White's Contender Series, Season 4

Episode six (9/8/20) Hawes stopped Khadzi Bestaev via strikes at 1:18 of the first round


Dana White's Contender Series, Season 1

Episode four (8/1/17) Hawes was knocked out by Julian Marquez at 2:20 of the second round


The Ultimate Fighter, Season 23

On episode one, Hawes lost a two round unanimous decision to Andrew Sanchez

TRAINING: 3pm wrestling, 7pm jiu-jitsu

When and why did you start training for fighting? After I graduated from college I felt like it was the next step. 

What ranks and titles have you held? Division I wrestler for Iowa State and junior college national champ for Iowa Central Community College

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? Becoming a UFC champ has been everything I have worked towards for as long as I can remember; it would be one step closer to a dream come true.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Iowa state, Bachelor’s in sociology

What was your job before you started fighting? Before I started fighting, I was a college student