Jeka Saragih is an Indonesian mixed martial artist and current flyweight fighter in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). He currently holds a record of 10-2 with eight wins by stoppage. He made his professional debut in 2016 and quickly established himself as one of the most promising prospects in Asia.
Saragih was born on November 11, 1994, in Indonesia’s North Sumatra province. He initially trained Muay Thai at a local gym before transitioning to MMA while attending college at age 19. After turning professional, he made quick work of his opponents, recording six consecutive first-round finishes before taking a short hiatus from competing due to injury.
Following his recovery, Saragih returned to competition with impressive showings against veterans such as Iurie Bejenari and Ricardo Sinisterra on regional cards across Asia over the next two years before making his UFC debut in 2019 against Tyson Nam at UFC Fight Night 152: Dos Santos vs Tuivasa. The fight ended after just one minute when Saragih forced Nam to tap out due to strikes from mount position for his seventh career finish via submission or knockout.
Since joining the UFC roster full time, Jeka Saragih has gone 2-2 inside the Octagon with all four fights ending via stoppage despite being matched up against much more experienced fighters like Kai Kara France and Rogerio Bontorin. His latest outing saw him win a close split decision victory over Su Mudaerji at UFC 257: Poirier vs McGregor 2 which put him firmly back into contention for a possible title shot down the line if he continues performing well under the promotion’s banner.
Outside of fighting, Saragih is also very active within his community where he regularly volunteers coaching children’s MMA classes and giving back whenever possible through charity initiatives that are close to him personally such as providing aid for disadvantaged children or helping those affected by natural disasters around Indonesia’s sprawling archipelago islands which have been hit hard recently due to rising sea levels caused by global warming effects across Southeast Asia as a whole regionally speaking..