Jai "Black Country Banger" Herbert


Stance: Orthodox
Division: Lightweight
Height: 6' 1"
Reach: 77"
Leg reach: 41.00
Weight: 155 lbs.
Nationality: Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
Age: 34


Recent win streak: 6
Wins by KO: 8
Wins by submission: 1



Significant Strikes Attempted: 358
Significant Strikes Landed: 153


Takedowns Attempted: 4


Jai Herbert is a professional mixed martial artist who competes in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Lightweight Division. He currently holds a 6-1 MMA record and is ranked #15 in the UFC lightweight rankings.

Herbert was born and raised in London, England. He began training in martial arts at an early age, but it wasn’t until his teenage years that he developed an interest in mixed martial arts after watching some of the greats like Anderson Silva and GSP compete on television. His competitive drive led him to pursue MMA full time, beginning with training under Dave Hillman at UACC gym in Croydon before transitioning to Team Titans based out of East London where he still trains today.

Jai made his professional debut as an amateur fighter just one year later. After winning six consecutive fights as an amateur, Herbert decided it was time to take his career to the next level and make his long-awaited professional debut against Lewis Long back in 2017; which resulted into a first round submission victory for Jai via rear-naked choke submission! This win would go on to earn Jai not only ‘Submission of The Night’ honors from Dana White but also started paving the way for what would become a successful UFC career for him so far!

Since then Herbert has gone 3–0 inside the octagon including wins over John Makdessi & Francisco Trinaldo – both by unanimous decisions – & most recently finishing up 2020 with a knockout win over Marc Diakiese during their main event fight this past December! Not only did this result elevate Jai’s status within UFC’s Lightweight division even further but more significantly gained himself yet another ‘Performance Of The Night’ award from Dana White & Co., making him one of few fighters who have achieved such feat twice already since joining UFC roster only couple years ago!

Outside of fighting, Jai enjoys spending time with friends & family while also indulging into other activities such as football or skateboarding when given opportunity too – something which surely helps keep things fresh outside of grueling hours put into training camps during fight preparations

Fight History

Fares Ziam
Jai Herbert: Defeated
by Unanimous Decision in Round 3
Sat. Jul 22, 2023
UFC Fight Night: Aspinall vs. Tybura
Luana Carolina
Jai Herbert: Winner
by Majority Decision in Round 3
Sat. Mar 18, 2023
UFC 286: Edwards vs. Usman 3
Kyle Nelson
Jai Herbert: Winner
by Unanimous Decision in Round 3
Sat. Jul 23, 2022
UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs. Aspinall
Ilia Topuria
Jai Herbert: Defeated
by KO/TKO in Round 2 @ 1:07
Sat. Mar 19, 2022
UFC Fight Night: Volkov vs. Aspinall
Khama Worthy
Jai Herbert: Winner
by KO/TKO in Round 1 @ 2:47
Sat. Oct 23, 2021
UFC Fight Night: Costa vs. Vettori
Renato Moicano
Jai Herbert: Defeated
by Submission in Round 2
Sat. Jun 26, 2021
UFC Fight Night: Gane vs. Volkov
Drakkar Klose
Awaiting Outcome
Sat. Feb 20, 2021
UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs. Lewis
Francisco Trinaldo
Jai Herbert: Defeated
by KO/TKO in Round 3
Sat. Jul 25, 2020
UFC Fight Night: Whittaker vs. Till