"The Hulk"


Stance: Southpaw
Division: Light Heavyweight
Height: 6' 1"
Reach: 75"
Leg reach: 41.00
Weight: 205 lbs.
Team: Timoshkov Sport Club
Nationality: Chisinau, Moldova
Age: 29


Wins by KO: 12
Wins by submission: 2
Wins by decision: 1
Avg. Sig. Strikes Per Event: 20.5



Significant Strikes Attempted: 1145
Significant Strikes Landed: 497


Takedowns Attempted: 58
Takedowns Landed: 6


Ion Cutelaba is a Moldovan professional mixed martial artist currently competing in the UFC Light Heavyweight division. He began his career in 2012, fighting for various regional promotions including EFC Worldwide and M-1 Global. Cutelaba has earned an impressive record of 18 wins, 5 losses and 1 draw since he started fighting professionally.

Cutelaba was born on November 12th 1992 in Chisinau, Moldova. From a young age he displayed an inclination towards martial arts and combat sports which eventually led to him joining MMA as a full time fighter at the age of 19. Before becoming involved with MMA training however, Cutelaba was heavily involved with boxing and wrestling which proved invaluable when transitioning into the world of MMA competition as it allowed him to develop important skills such as striking combinations and grappling techniques that would later become his bread and butter inside the octagon.

His debut fight occurred during April 2013 for M-1 Global against Oleg Olenichev where he won via rear naked choke submission within two minutes of round one. This fight established Ion’s dominance early on within his career proving that he was no stranger to victory inside the cage or out of it – having also previously won several national boxing competitions throughout his teens years back in Moldova before deciding to pursue an MMA career full time .

In 2015 Cutelaba signed with The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) making history by becoming first ever athlete from Moldova to compete under their banner; His promotional debut occurring during August 2016 at UFC Fight Night 92 where ion defeated Jonathan Wilson via TKO within just 25 seconds earning himself ‘Performance Of The Night’ honors alongside significant attention from both fans & media alike due this outstanding display strength & skillful technique exhibited by cutlera during this particular bout . Throughout 2017 ion went on earn further success within organization amassing five additional victories over names such Galore Bofando, Jared Cannonier & Khalil Rountree Jr then subsequently suffering consecutive defeats against Glover Teixeira & Magomed Ankalaev respectively concluding 2018 campaign with overall record 11 wins , 2 losses 1 Draw .

Ions most recent outing took place 2020 September Fight Island 3 Abu Dhabi were after battling valiantly for three rounds narrowly lost split decision Alexandre Pantoja thus bringing current total tally eighteen Wins , Five Losses One Draw across all organizations competed for throughout duration successful 14 year long professional mixed martial Arts Career thus far . Looking forward 2019 will certainly prove be another huge year cuteras evolving narrative remaining competitive landscape light heavyweight division we look ahead anticipation what lies ahead ion moving forward ufc realm beyond here await see !

Fight History

Philipe Lins
Ion Cutelaba: Defeated
by Unanimous Decision in Round 3
Sat. Mar 09, 2024
UFC 299: O
Philipe Lins
Awaiting Outcome
Sat. Oct 07, 2023
UFC Fight Night: Dawson vs. Green
Tanner Boser
Ion Cutelaba: Winner
by KO/TKO in Round 1 @ 2:05
Sat. Apr 15, 2023
UFC Fight Night: Holloway vs. Allen
Johnny Walker
Ion Cutelaba: Defeated
by Submission in Round 1 @ 4:37
Sat. Sep 10, 2022
UFC 279: Diaz vs. Ferguson
Ryan Spann
Ion Cutelaba: Defeated
by Submission in Round 1 @ 2:22
Sat. May 14, 2022
UFC Fight Night: Blachowicz vs. Rakic
Devin Clark
Ion Cutelaba: Winner
by Unanimous Decision in Round 3
Sat. Sep 18, 2021
UFC Fight Night: Smith vs. Spann
Dustin Jacoby
Ion Cutelaba: Draw
by Decision in Round 3
Sat. May 01, 2021
UFC Fight Night: Reyes vs. Prochazka
Magomed Ankalaev
Ion Cutelaba: Defeated
by KO/TKO in Round 1
Sat. Oct 24, 2020
UFC 254: Khabib vs. Gaethje
Magomed Ankalaev
Awaiting Outcome
Sat. Aug 29, 2020
UFC Fight Night: Smith vs. Rakic
Khalil Rountree Jr.
Ion Cutelaba: Winner
by KO/TKO in Round 1
Sat. Sep 28, 2019
UFC FN: Hermanson vs. Cannonier


What Is Ion Cutelaba's Record?
Ion Cutelaba's professional MMA record stands at 17 wins, 9 losses, and 1 no contest.

Who Will Ion Cutelaba Fight Next?
Ion Cutelaba is scheduled to fight Philipe Lins next at UFC Fight Night: Dawson vs. Green on October 7, 2023, in Las Vegas.

What Is Ion Cutelaba's Record On Tapology?
As per Tapology, Ion Cutelaba's record stands at 17 wins, 9 losses and 1 draw.

Who Is Ion Cutelaba In UFC?
Ion Cutelaba is a Moldovan professional mixed martial artist competing in the Light Heavyweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).

Who Was Ion Cutelaba's Last Opponent In His Most Recent Fight?
Ion Cutelaba's last opponent in his most recent fight was Tanner Boser, which took place on April 15, 2023, at UFC on ESPN 44.

What Is Ion Cutelaba's Record On Sherdog?
The specific record of Ion Cutelaba on Sherdog is unknown as it's not provided in the given context.

What Is Ion Cutelaba's Ranking?
Ion Cutelaba is currently ranked #27 in the Light Heavyweight division.

What Is Ion Cutelaba's Net Worth?
The net worth of Ion Cutelaba is currently unknown.

Who Did Ion Cutelaba Fight Against?
Ion Cutelaba fought against Tanner Boser at UFC on ESPN 44 on April 15, 2023.