Fighting style: MMA
Stance: Switch
Division: Welterweight
Height: 6' 1"
Reach: 72"
Leg reach: 41.00
Weight: 170 lbs.
Nationality: Hong Kong SAR China
Age: 32


Recent win streak: 1
Wins by KO: 3
Wins by decision: 3



Significant Strikes Attempted: 237
Significant Strikes Landed: 125


Takedowns Attempted: 1


Sasha Palatnikov is an up and coming mixed martial artist from Russia. He currently competes in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Featherweight Division and has been competing professionally since 2016.

Born on November 6, 1984 in Riga, Latvia, Sasha was raised by his single mother who had emigrated to Riga with him as a child. Growing up Sasha was always athletically inclined and he often found himself playing sports such as football or wrestling in the schoolyard with his friends. It wasn’t until he was 15 years old when he discovered kickboxing that he realized his true passion lay within combat sports.

At 18 years of age, Sasha began training full-time at a local gym and quickly made a name for himself within the Russian MMA scene due to his incredible athleticism and desire to learn about all aspects of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA). He soon signed a contract with WFCA – one of Russia’s leading MMA organizations – where he competed for four years before making the decision to move over to the United States in order to further pursue his dream of becoming an international MMA star.

Since moving stateside, Palatnikov has gone on an absolute tear through both regional promotion Cage Fury Fighting Championships (CFFC) as well as Bellator’s Welterweight division where many consider him “The Future” of American MMA thanks largely due to his impressive 9-2 record which includes two back-to-back victories via submission late 2020 against UFC veterans Joe Condon & Andrew Whitney respectively. His success earned him an entry into UFC’s featherweight division where Sasha is looking forward to taking full advantage of this opportunity while continuing towards achieving greatness inside its octagon cage!

Fight History

Ramiz Brahimaj
Sasha Palatnikov: Defeated
by Submission in Round 1 @ 2:33
Sat. Aug 21, 2021
UFC Fight Night: Cannonier vs. Gastelum
Impa Kasanganay
Sasha Palatnikov: Defeated
by Submission in Round 2
Sat. Apr 10, 2021
UFC Fight Night: Vettori vs. Holland
Louis Cosce
Sasha Palatnikov: Winner
by KO/TKO in Round 3
Sat. Nov 21, 2020
UFC 255: Figueiredo vs. Perez


What Is Sasha Palatnikov's Ranking According To Tapology?
As a UFC journalist, I am unable to provide Sasha Palatnikov's current ranking according to Tapology without a recent update.

Does Sasha Palatnikov Compete In Karate Combat?
Yes, Sasha Palatnikov currently competes in Karate Combat.

Who Is Sasha Palatnikov In UFC?
Sasha Palatnikov is an American mixed martial artist who formerly competed in the Welterweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and currently competes in Karate Combat.

Where Are Sasha's Locations?
As a UFC journalist, I must say the specific locations of Sasha are currently unknown.

Where Can I Find Sasha Near Me?
As a UFC journalist, I'm unable to provide specific locations of individuals such as Sasha for reasons relating to privacy and security.