"Smile Killer"


Stance: Orthodox
Division: Lightweight
Height: 6' 1"
Reach: 75"
Leg reach: 42.00
Weight: 155 lbs.
Nationality: Vénissieux, France
Age: 25


Wins by KO: 5
Wins by submission: 4



Significant Strikes Attempted: 350
Significant Strikes Landed: 157


Takedowns Attempted: 16


Fares Ziam is an up and coming French mixed martial artist who competes in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). He has quickly emerged as one of the most promising prospects in the UFC, with impressive wins over established veterans like Artem Lobov and Marcin Held. The 25-year-old lightweight fighter currently holds a professional record of 11-2, with his only defeats coming at the hands of highly ranked opponents – former Bellator champion Patricio Freire and #3 ranked Dan Hooker.

Born in France to Moroccan parents, Fares began training in martial arts when he was just 8 years old. His early martial arts career included Muay Thai kickboxing, boxing, judo and karate before transitioning to freestyle wrestling which became his primary fighting style during his college days at Rennes University where he trained for two years under Jean Pierre Fontaine. After graduating from university with a diploma in physical education, Fares decided to pursue a career as an MMA fighter instead of pursuing teaching or coaching roles full time.

In 2016 he joined La Gente Martial Arts gym in Atizapan de Zaragoza Mexico where he trained alongside fighters like Yair Rodriguez and Nick Diaz. This proved to be one of the best decisions of his fighting career as it opened many doors for him including signing for Combate Americas’s struggling flyweight division where he went on to win 4 consecutive fights against tough opposition such as Jesus Ramirez and Greg Hernandez before finally making it into UFC by submitting Bobby Moffett at Fight Night 139 Denver Colorado 2018 via guillotine choke submission after 3 rounds.

Since then Ziam’s journey has been nothing short of inspiring – debuting against undefeated Jordan Griffin at Fight Night 153 Stockholm 2019 winning via unanimous decision – followed by back to back victories over Lobov & Held pushing him up the lightweight rankings further establishing himself as one of its most exciting prospects going forward due to his well rounded fight game mixing & matching techniques borrowed from multiple disciplines such as Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Judo Karate Boxing & Wrestling making him unpredictable & hard hitting both on feet & ground thus proving worthy opponent even for top 15 Lightweights currently competing in UFC’s 155 lbs division today while being always willing take part entertaining match ups always delivering high octane performances displaying heart , courage , skill all things MMA fans love see inside Octagon !

Fight History

Claudio Puelles
Fares Ziam: Winner
by Split Decision in Round 3
Sat. Feb 24, 2024
UFC Fight Night: Moreno vs. Royval 2
Jai Herbert
Fares Ziam: Winner
by Unanimous Decision in Round 3
Sat. Jul 22, 2023
UFC Fight Night: Aspinall vs. Tybura
Michal Figlak
Fares Ziam: Winner
by Unanimous Decision in Round 3
Sat. Sep 03, 2022
UFC Fight Night: Gane vs. Tuivasa
Terrance McKinney
Fares Ziam: Defeated
by Submission in Round 1 @ 2:11
Sat. Feb 26, 2022
UFC Fight Night: Makhachev vs. Green
Terrance McKinney
Awaiting Outcome
Sat. Nov 20, 2021
UFC Fight Night: Vieira vs. Tate
Luigi Vendramini
Fares Ziam: Winner
by Decision in Round 3
Sat. Jun 12, 2021
UFC 263: Adesanya vs. Vettori 2
Jamie Mullarkey
Fares Ziam: Winner
by Decision in Round 3
Sat. Oct 17, 2020
UFC Fight Night: Ortega vs. Jung
Don Madge
Fares Ziam: Defeated
by Decision in Round 3
Sat. Sep 07, 2019
UFC 242: Khabib vs. Poirier


What Is Fares Ziam's Record?
Fares Ziam's record in the UFC stands at 14 wins and 4 losses.

When Is Fares Ziam's Next Fight?
As a UFC journalist, I currently have no specific information on when Fares Ziam's next fight will be.

What Is Fares Ziam's Record On Tapology?
Fares Ziam's record on Tapology is 14-4-0.

What Is Fares Ziam's Record On Sherdog?
As of my last update, I don't have the exact details of Fares Ziam's record on Sherdog.

Who Won The Fight Between Fares Ziam And Jai Herbert?
Fares Ziam won the fight against Jai Herbert on July 22, 2023, at UFC on ESPN+ 82 via unanimous decision.

What Is The Prediction For Fares Ziam?
The prediction is that Fares Ziam will be facing Jai Herbert in UFC London, but the outcome of the match is uncertain.

What Is Fares Ziam's Ranking On ESPN?
As of my latest knowledge, ESPN hasn't provided a specific ranking for Fares Ziam.

Who Won The Fight Between Fares Ziam And Michal Figlak?
Fares Ziam won the fight against Michal Figlak at UFC Fight Night 209 on September 3, 2022, via unanimous decision.

What Are Some Highlights From Fares Ziam's Career?
Highlights from Fares Ziam's career include a significant UFC debut in 2019, an impressive win over Jamie Mullarkey, and a multitude of victories in the lightweight division, marking him as a promising fighter in the sport.