Andre Fili


Big KO win in hometown
July 13, 2019
Fili defeated Sheymon Moraes via KO (punches) at 3:07 in Round 1 at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Sacramento.
Determined to go out and make a statement in front of family and friends in his hometown of Sacramento, Fili smashed an unsuspecting Moraes. He started quickly and used his length advantage to land all sorts of different strikes against the Brazilian. This bout could, and would, have ended a good minute earlier had it not been for the toughness of Moraes. Fili simply would not be beat on this night, and that determination proved enough to warrant a $50,000 post-fight bonus. The 29-year-old Team Alpha Male product has won back-to-back fights and three of his last four. Fili is in the midst of his best run with the company.
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Slated to fight in Sacramento
May 29, 2019
Fili will fight Sheymon Moraes in a featherweight matchup at UFC Sacramento, reports.
Fili boasts a 19-6 overall professional record although he's just 7-5 since joining the UFC in 2014. Moraes similarly has been less effective since joining the UFC, boasting an 11-2 overall record and a 2-2 mark under the UFC banner. Though it's a short sample size for Moraes, Fili has statistical advantages in striking volume, takedown average and takedown defense. He'll also enter this bout with height and reach advantages.
Shows the effectiveness of a good jab
February 17, 2019
Fili defeated Myles Jury via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) at UFC on ESPN 1 on Sunday in Phoenix.
Fili had a lot of success in this fight staying on the outside and working off his jab. He rarely went to anything other than the jab or a leg kick. However, it mostly kept him out of the range of Jury's counters. Towards the end of the second round, Jury unleashed a spinning backfist that dropped Fili. He then moved to mount on the ground. Fili did a great job of escape to guard and riding out the round on the bottom. In the third round, he came out on first and got an early lead with his jab. That was enough to take the decision. Fili got back on the winning track here. He has now won three of his last four fights.
Set to face Myles Jury
December 14, 2018
Fili will square off against Myles Jury in a featherweight bout at UFC Phoenix on Feb. 17.
Fili will look to bounce back from the loss he took in his last fight, when he fell to Michael Johnson by split decision at UFC Fight Night 135. He's 18-6 as a professional but has gone just 5-5 since joining the UFC in 2014. His opponent is also looking to recover from a defeat after he lost his latch match by first-round TKO against Chad Mendes at UFC Fight Night 133 in July.
Loses razor thin split decision to Michael Johnson in Lincoln
August 25, 2018
Fili was defeated by Michael Johnson via split decision (28-29, 30-27, 28-29) at UFC Lincoln on Saturday.
The story of the fight was Johnson's hand speed. He was faster than Fili and it showed as he out-struck the Team Alpha Male member. "The Menace" found a home for his straight left hand on a regular basis in the first round and Fili had no answer for it. "Touchy" got a takedown in the second round and took Johnson's back. Johnson stood up with Fili on his back and Fili nearly submitted him with a deep rear-naked choke. In the third round, Fili landed many right head kicks, but it was not enough as Johnson was the busier fighter in the early stages of the round. This decision could have gone either way.
Gets opponent for UFC Lincoln
June 29, 2018
Fili will take on Michael Johnson in a featherweight bout on Aug. 25 at UFC Lincoln.
After alternating wins and loses for a long stretch, Fili has finally managed to put together consecutive wins with a victory over Artem Lobov via unanimous decision last year and a split decision over Dennis Bermudez in January. With those two victories, Fili now boasts a UFC record of 6-4 and an overall record of 18-5.