William Knight is a professional mixed martial artist from the United States. He currently fights in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and is a former Cage Fury Fighting Championships featherweight champion. Knight began his career in mixed martial arts in 2011 when he was 19 years old, fighting for smaller promotions before eventually joining the UFC in 2017.
Knight was born on December 16th, 1992 in Phoenix, Arizona to parents William and Annette Knight. Growing up he had an interest in sports such as basketball and football which eventually led him to wrestling, something that would become very useful later on his career as an MMA fighter. He also worked closely with his father who ran a local auto body shop where they both shared a passion for cars and racing. After graduating high school Knight joined the US Army where he served two tours of duty before being honorably discharged due to injury after three years of service time at Fort Hood Texas base.
In 2011 while still serving with the Army, William took part in amateur bouts before going pro after finishing his service time that same year . After just one year into professional competition at various regional circuits, hHe went on to make waves by winning five consecutive fights; three knockouts , one submission victory and another by unanimous decision all within six months earning himself recognition amongst fans.. In June 2013 Knight captured another victory this time impressing whilst competing under Cage Warriors promotion but it wasn’t until October 2014 that he won his first championship title when he became CFFC Featherweight Champion after defeating Gavin Sterritt via TKO .
His win streak continued up until 2017 when signed with The UFC following which came some difficult times as well as success during his stint inside “The Octagon” including losses against Alex Caceres & Ryan Hall plus wins against Jordan Griffin & Matt Sayles respectively . As of 2021 William has gone 3-2 over 5 fights since making debut for UFC garnering victories over Danilo Marques , Miguel Baeza & Jamall Emmers proving himself capable of hanging with best fighters world has offer no matter how deep waters get..
Outside cage William enjoys painting , reading books about philosophy or psychology different cultures or religions . Aside from that car enthusiast dedicates much free time either revving engines garage working away fixing customer cars alongside father .. On top off all hobbies watch movies spend quality time friends family whenever gets chance ….