Las Vegas – Get to know Dana White’s Contender Series 32 fighter Tafon “Da Don” Nchukwi.
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NAME: Tafon Nchukwi
NICKNAME: Tafon “Da Don” Nchukwi
WEIGHT CLASS: Light heavyweight
AGE: 25 years old – 10/14/94
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-0, 205
LEG REACH: –
BIRTHPLACE: Bamenda, Cameroon
FIGHTING OUT OF: Temple Hills, MD by way of Bamenda, Cameroon
LANGUAGES SPOKEN: English
STYLE: Hard Work
TRAINER: Team Lloyd Irvin – Jamal Hargrove, Lloyd Irvin
TRAINING: 6am -7am conditioning, 8am -10am jiu-jitsu, 12pm- 2pm Muay Thai,
5:30pm – 7:30pm jiu-jitsu, 8pm – 9:30pm Muay Thai
PROFESSIONAL MMA RECORD: 3-0
Thoughts on opponent, Al Matavao? Seems like a chill guy; I’m looking forward to fighting him.
When and why did you start training for fighting? I turned pro in 2019. I’ve been getting ready for this fight since March.
What ranks and titles have you held? RFS heavyweight champion, 2x WKA world champion, 3x WKA regional champion, Jiu-Jitsu blue belt, IBJJF 2016 PAN blue belt medalist
Do you have any heroes? No
What would it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It would mean everything; I have sacrificed a lot chasing this path.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? No
What was your job before you started fighting? Security, Uber driver
Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? 3-0 MMA Record, 13-1 Muay Thai record
Favorite grappling technique: Armbar
Favorite Striking technique: Body shots
Twitter account name: @TafonDaDon
Facebook account: Tafon Nchukwi
Instagram account: @tafon_Da_Don
OTHER KEY POINTS:
- Pro since 2019
- Three wins by KO
- Two first-round finishes
- Coming off first-round TKO of recent DWCS contract winner William Knight on 11/22/19
Roberto Villa is the CEO, Founder, Executive Writer, Senior Editor of FightBook MMA. Has a passion for Combat Sports and also a podcast host for Sitting Ringside. He’s also a former MMA fighter and Kickboxer.
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