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Tarec Saffiedine Fighter Statistics

Pro MMA Record: 16-7-0

Saffiedine was born to a Lebanese father, who emigrated to Belgium to study as an ophthalmologist, and a Belgian mother. His father was a Taekwondo practitioner, and since the age of ten Saffiedine has trained in Judo, Wing Chun and Taekwondo. Saffiedine grew up in Woluwe-Saint-Lambert in Brussels and also played basketball in his youth. Inspired by the Japanese comic book Tough, he finally took up Karate at age 16, and in 2005 received a black belt in Shihaishinkai, a style of knockdown karate that includes striking, throws and ground fighting. He also has an amateur kickboxing record of 12–1–1 and later began training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Muay Thai, and then Wrestling when he emigrated to the United States. Early in his career he worked a number of jobs including in a restaurant, a cinema, as a gardener, and a security guard. He received his nickname, "Sponge", from one of his coaches because he learns quickly. He is also known to switch stances frequently.

Last Fight: Rafael dos Anjos
Age: 35
Height 5'9"
Weight 169 lbs
Nick Name: "Sponge"
Nationality: Belgium
Association: Tristar Gym
16 Wins
KO / TKO
1
6%
Submission
5
31%
Decisions
10
62%
7 Losses
KO / TKO
1
14%
Submission
0
0%
Decisions
6
85%

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Reach 70 in (179 cm)
Stance Southpaw
Team Tristar GymTeam QuestEvolve MMATiger Muay Thai
Rank Black belt in Shihaishinkai Karate Black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Red belt in Taekwondo[citation needed] Green belt in Judo[citation needed]
Years active 2007–present

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Tarec Saffiedine next fight?
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Tarec Saffiedine last fight?
Tarec Saffiedine lost his last fight against Rafael dos Anjos by Decision (Unanimous) on Jun. 17, 2017 at UFC Fight Night 111 - Holm vs. Correia.
Is Tarec Saffiedine retired?
Tarec Saffiedine last fought Rafael dos Anjos 4 years 11 months and 10 days ago, and should be considered retired.
Should I bet on Tarec Saffiedine?
Tarec Saffiedine has a 69% win percentage, and has been favored to win in 46% of his fights.
Out of the 15 fights we have recorded, his opening odds average is a -210 favorite, and out of 7 favored matches, he has won 85% of them.
As an underdog he has been in 8 matches, with a win rate of 50% and an odds average of +174.
According to online odds, if you had bet $100 on all 15 of Tarec Saffiedine betting fights, you would have made $579.
Conversely if you had bet $100 on all of his opponents, you would have lost $673.
Where is Tarec Saffiedine from?
Tarec Saffiedine is from Brussels, Belgium.
Has Tarec Saffiedine ever been knocked out?
Tarec Saffiedine has lost 1 time by KO/TKO. Their only defeat TKO (Punches) from Rory MacDonald on Oct. 04, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 54 - MacDonald vs. Saffiedine
How long has Tarec Saffiedine been fighting?
Tarec Saffiedine has been fighting for a period of 10 years 1 month16 days, his first fight was on Mar. 31, 2007 at Shooto Belgium - Consecration. He has accumalated roughly 4 hours, 37 minutes and 42 seconds of professional combat.

Fight Record

W / L Opponent Event/Date Method Referee Round Time
loss Rafael dos Anjos UFC Fight Night 111 - Holm vs. Correia
Jun/17/2017
Decision (Unanimous) Greg Kleynjans 3 5:00
loss Dong Hyun Kim UFC 207 - Nunes vs. Rousey
Dec/30/2016
Decision (Split) John McCarthy 3 5:00
loss Rick Story UFC Fight Night 88 - Almeida vs. Garbrandt
May/29/2016
Decision (Unanimous) John McCarthy 3 5:00
win Jake Ellenberger UFC on Fox 18 - Johnson vs. Bader
Jan/30/2016
Decision (Unanimous) Gasper Oliver 3 5:00
loss Rory MacDonald UFC Fight Night 54 - MacDonald vs. Saffiedine
Oct/04/2014
TKO (Punches) Herb Dean 3 1:28
win Hyun Gyu Lim UFC Fight Night 34 - Saffiedine vs. Lim
Jan/04/2014
Decision (Unanimous) Leon Roberts 5 5:00
win Nate Marquardt Strikeforce - Marquardt vs. Saffiedine
Jan/12/2013
Decision (Unanimous) John McCarthy 5 5:00
win Roger Bowling Strikeforce - Rousey vs. Kaufman
Aug/18/2012
Decision (Unanimous) Jason Herzog 3 5:00
win Tyler Stinson Strikeforce - Rockhold vs. Jardine
Jan/07/2012
Decision (Split) Steve Mazzagatti 3 5:00
win Scott Smith Strikeforce / M-1 Global - Fedor vs. Henderson
Jul/30/2011
Decision (Unanimous) Scott Fisher 3 5:00
loss Tyron Woodley Strikeforce - Challengers 13
Jan/07/2011
Decision (Unanimous) Greg Franklin 3 5:00
win Brock Larson SF 13 - Jardine vs. Prangley
Sep/11/2010
Decision (Unanimous) Kerry Hatley 3 5:00
win Nate Moore Strikeforce - Challengers 8
May/21/2010
KO (Punch) Dave Hagen 2 1:21
win James Terry Strikeforce - Challengers 6
Feb/26/2010
Decision (Unanimous) Jason McCoy 3 5:00
loss Dong Sik Yoon Dream 12 - The Cage of the Rising Sun
Oct/25/2009
Decision (Split) Moritaka Oshiro 3 5:00
win Seichi Ikemoto Dream 10 - Welterweight Grand Prix 2009 Final
Jul/20/2009
Decision (Unanimous) Kenichi Serizawa 2 5:00
win Mike Arellano War Gods - War Gods 5
May/30/2009
Submission (Keylock) 1 2:44
win Scott Rose LBFN 4 - Long Beach Fight Night 4
Apr/19/2009
Submission (Arm-Triangle Choke) 1 0:58
win Rich Bondoc UCW 12 - Heatwave
Jun/27/2008
Submission (Armbar) 1 2:18
win Raymond Jarman Shooto Belgium - Encounter the Braves
Dec/15/2007
Decision (Unanimous) 3 5:00
win Sebastien Grandin XG 3 - Xtreme Gladiators 3
Jun/09/2007
Submission (Armbar) 1 2:38
loss Kamil Uygun NOTG 4 - Night of the Gladiators 4
Apr/21/2007
Decision (Unanimous) 2 5:00
win Guillaume Janvier Shooto Belgium - Consecration
Mar/31/2007
Submission (Kimura) 1 1:15