Bassil "The Habibi" Hafez


Stance: Orthodox
Division: Welterweight
Height: 5' 11"
Reach: 72"
Weight: 170 lbs.


Bassil Hafez is a professional mixed martial artist in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). He was born on January 4, 1991 in Latakia, Syria and currently resides in Amman, Jordan. He began his combat sports journey at an early age when he started training and competing in traditional wrestling as part of his upbringing. After moving to Amman several years later he picked up jiu-jitsu and eventually transitioned into MMA competition where he made quite a name for himself.

Hafez has been steadily building momentum since joining the UFC ranks back in 2020 with four straight wins earning him a reputation as one of the top prospects within Middleweight division. His fighting style mainly centers around grappling with an emphasis on submission techniques and ground control, which have become hallmarks of his fights so far inside the octagon. As such they’ve helped him find success against bigger opponents who have typically been more experienced than himself throughout most of his time under UFC contract thus far.

Throughout those same fights we’ve seen Hafez display tremendous cardio conditioning along with some serious power behind every punch or kick thrown as well as takedowns initiated through explosive movement off the break from clinch exchanges; all traits that are becoming common features associated with Bassil’s bouts even by casual fans now familiar to seeing him compete live or on television broadcasted events throughout recent months respectively too. Besides all that though what has also stood out most about Bassil overall remains how quickly he’s managed to adjust when adapting between different circumstances during competitive matches – something that is often key to maintaining any level of success over time; especially for those competing under UFC promotion banner itself today.

At just 30 years old there hasn’t yet been any clear indication whether or not this young fighter will be able to sustain long term success within MMA arena while facing higher levels competition over time but if past performances serve anything then undoubtedly Hafez stands amongst best up-and-coming stars alongside many already established veterans across weight divisions today too!

Fight History

Jack Della Maddalena
Jack Della Maddalena
Bassil Hafez: Defeated
by Split Decision in Round 3
Sat. Jul 15, 2023
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