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"Black Country Banger"

Jai Herbert

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Jai Herbert

Histórico do atleta


Learn more about Jai Herbert's UFC history, fighter facts, and Q&A below. 

Cidade natal
Wolverhampton, Reino Unido
Renegade Jiu-Jitsu
Estilo de luta
Estreia no UFC
Alcance das pernas

Fighter Facts

  • Pro since 2015

  • Nine wins by KO, one by submission (RNC)

  • Four first round finishes

  • Has won eight of his last 11

  • Last pre-UFC bout was October 2019 knockout of UFC vet Cain Carrizosa

  • Reported 5-1 amateur record

  • Origin of nickname: “I’m from an area in England called the ‘Black Country.’ That name was given to the area by the Queen due to the sky being black with smoke from all the factories. And banger is due to all my wins by KO.”

UFC History 

UFC Fight Night (7/23/22) Herbert won a three round unanimous decision over Kyle Nelson 

UFC Fight Night (3/19/22) Herbert was knocked out by Ilia Topuria at 1:07 of the second round 

UFC Fight Night (10/23/21) Herbert knocked out Khama Worthy at 2:47 of the first round

UFC Fight Night (6/26/21) Herbert was submitted by Renato Moicano via rear naked choke at 4:34 of the second round

UFC on ESPN (7/25/20) Herbert was stopped by Francisco Trinaldo via strikes at 1:30 of the third round


When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training seven years ago, as I’ve always liked MMA, so when a new gym opened up around the corner from my mother’s house I thought I would go down and try a class out. Next thing I know, seven years later I’m in the UFC.

What ranks and titles have you held? I am the former Cage Warriors lightweight champion, which is the most prestigious title to hold in Europe. 

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It’s what I’ve trained and fought for over the last seven years, and to finally get in the UFC is amazing, but this now is the start of my legacy. 

What was your job before you started fighting? I was a scaffolder for 14 years and I only quit the job a month ago to fully concentrate on my UFC career. 

Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? In my amateur career I won the Combat Challenge British welterweight title and the BCMMA British lightweight title. 

Ranks in any martial arts styles: BJJ blue belt under Renegade Jiu-Jitsu 

Favorite grappling technique: Rear naked choke 

Favorite Striking technique: Left hook to the body (liver shot)