Daniel Zellhuber, also known as ‘The Nazi’, is an undefeated UFC lightweight fighter out of Germany. He has been a professional Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) athlete since 2008 and his record stands at 13-0.
Zellhuber’s style is defined by his aggressive top control; he often keeps opponents on the mat for extended periods of time and looks for submissions whenever possible. His grappling skills are some of the best in the world; he has won multiple Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu tournaments and wrestling championships.
Born in Solingen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany in 1990, Daniel was raised by his father who was a former member of West German Armed Forces and had served during the Cold War era. From a young age Daniel was exposed to various martial arts styles including Judo, Muay Thai, Boxing and Jiu Jitsu while travelling with his father across Europe where they attended military camps which taught these styles amongst others. It wasn’t until after joining German MMA organization M1 Global that Zellhuber began training more seriously under Vladmir Yudinovskiy before departing to Las Vegas to pursue a career as an MMA fighter in 2008 when he was just 18 years old.
Soon after arriving in America Daniel found himself surrounded by some of the most renowned coaches from around the world and began building up quite a reputation due to his impressive performances against experienced fighters during practice sessions with John Koppenhaver at Xtreme Couture gym being one example that quickly went viral online due him being able to hold off much larger opponents using only basic techniques like takedowns & ground control which helped earn him several sponsorships over subsequent years even if it didn’t help build too many fans yet due them not really knowing who this ‘new kid on block’ was!
Despite having never competed inside The Octagon so far it hasn’t stopped Daniel from making waves globally throughout various other combat sports promotions such as Bellator Fighting Championship (BFC) or Extreme Cage Combat (ECC). At ECC 20 back in 2011 Zellhuber faced off against Josh Hill but unfortunately lost via submission although this bout provided invaluable experience for him going forward into bigger events such as World Series Of Fighting (WSOF) where he made history becoming their first ever Lightweight Champion with knockout victories over both Jeff Monsoon & Justin Jayne respectively earning accolades from media outlets worldwide along way cementing himself firmly within UFC ranks recently signing multi fight deal with promotion alongside sister company Reebok Sports Apparel thus putting pressure on existing stars compete harder stay relevant still even though ‘Nazi’ isn’t likely go away anytime soon unless decides retire honorably course which doesn’t seem case right now given interest level fan base continues expand further each day!