Isaac "The Midwest Choppa" Dulgarian


Stance: Orthodox
Division: Featherweight
Height: 5' 7"
Reach: 71"
Weight: 145 lbs.


Isaac Dulgarian is a professional MMA fighter competing in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Lightweight Division. He was born and raised on Long Island, New York, where he grew up playing football and basketball at a young age.

Dulgarian began training martial arts when he was just 16 years old. After graduating from high school, he moved to Los Angeles, California to pursue his mixed martial arts career full-time under renowned trainer Javier Mendez at American Kickboxing Academy. It didn’t take long for Dulgarian to make an impact on the scene as he quickly amassed an impressive amateur record of 6-1 with five of those wins coming by way of knockout or technical submission.

In 2017, Dulgarian made his professional debut in the UFC’s lightweight division against Joe Duffy at The Ultimate Fighter 25 Finale event. Despite being four years younger than his opponent and having only two fights prior to this bout, Isaac delivered an impressive performance that saw him win via unanimous decision after three rounds of action. Since then Isaac has gone 5–2–1 in the UFC with notable victories over Lando Vannata and Gregor Gillespie among others while remaining undefeated inside the octagon since 2018 (4-0).

At 6’2” tall and weighing 155lbs., Isaac is one of the tallest fighters competing in UFC’s lightweight division giving him a significant reach advantage over most opponents which allows him to stay outside their striking range while still doing damage with powerful kicks from distance.. As well as being known for his dangerous striking capability, Isaac also possesses a strong ground game which has been honed through many hours spent drilling Jiu Jitsu with Mendez’s world class coaching staff at AKA.

Outside of fighting, Dulgarian can be found attending religious services each week as well as spending time fishing or relaxing on beaches near his home city of San Jose where he now resides year round alongside fellow members from Team AKA such as Daniel Cormier & Khabib Nurmagomedov who both consider themselves mentors & friends to Issaac due to their close bond formed through rouds shared together under Mendezs guidance during their early days training within MMA .

Overall Issac Dulgarians skill set combined with excellent conditioning makes him one of top prospects currently fighting within UFC’s lightweight division today . With multiple fights already won inside octagon , its more than likely we will continue hearing about Issaacs success going forward

Fight History

Francis Marshall
Francis Marshall
Isaac Dulgarian: Winner
by KO/TKO in Round 1 @ 4:48
Sat. Aug 12, 2023
UFC Fight Night: Luque vs. Dos Anjos