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Dillon Danis

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Dillon Danis
BornDillon Danis
(1993-08-22) 22 August 1993 (age 26)
New Jersey, United States
Nickname(s)El Jefe
Height6 ft (183 cm)
Weight175 lb (79 kg; 12 st 7 lb)
DivisionMiddleweight (2018–present)
StyleBrazilian Jiu Jitsu
StanceSouthpaw
TeamSBG Ireland
RankBlack belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Marcelo García
Years active2018–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total2
Wins2
By submission2
Losses0

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Dillon Danis (born August 22, 1993) is an American mixed martial arts fighter who currently competes in the middleweight division at Bellator MMA. He began working with Conor McGregor in 2015, training him for the fight against Nate Diaz[1] and Khabib Nurmagomedov.

Professional mixed martial arts career[edit]

Danis debuted professionally on April 28, 2018 against Kyle Walker in Bellator 198. He won via submission in the first round.[2]

In his next fight, he faced Max Humphrey on June 14, 2019, in Bellator 222. He won the fight by submission in the first round.[3]

Championships and achievements[edit]

Jiu Jitsu[edit]

  • IBJJF Pan American No-Gi Champion (2016).
  • IBJJF New York Spring Open Champion (2016).
  • IBJJF Boca Raton Open Champion (2015).

UFC 229 controversy[edit]

Seconds after the fight between Nurmagomedov and McGregor, Nurmagomedov was insulted and provoked into climbing out of the octagon and charged toward McGregor's cornerman Dillon Danis who was later alleged to have directed slurs towards Khabib. Nurmagomedov later told Russian media that he was triggered by a number of insults he heard from Danis during the match, including anti-Muslim slurs.[4] Danis, however, has denied that he made anti-Muslim slurs during the match.[5] Danis was suspended by the NSAC for seven months and fined $7,500, retroactive to the day of the event.[6]

Personal life[edit]

Danis has been dating Instagram model Savannah Montano since 2019.[7]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 2-0 Max Humphrey Submission (armbar) Bellator 222 14 June 2019 1 4:28 New York, United States Agreed weight. (175 lbs).
Win 1-0 Kyle Walker Submission (toe hold) Bellator 198 28 April 2018 1 3:03 Paradise, Nevada, United States Agreed weight. (175 lbs).

References[edit]

  1. McCarry, Patrick (13 June 2016). "Conor McGregor drafts in BJJ star as training partner for Nate Diaz rematch". SportsJoe.ie. Retrieved 13 January 2020.
  2. Doyle, Dave (28 April 2018). "Bellator 198 results: Dillon Danis submits Kyle Walker in pro debut". MMA Fighting. Retrieved 13 January 2020.
  3. Martin, Damon (14 June 2019). "Bellator 222 results: Dillon Danis mauls Max Humphrey, finishes with first round armbar". MMA Fighting. Retrieved 13 January 2020.
  4. Staff (2018-10-11). "'I don't want to repeat it' – Khabib on McGregor teammate words that triggered THAT octagon jump". rt.com. Retrieved 2020-01-13.
  5. Stuart Atkins and Toby Gannon (2018-10-11). "'BULLS***' Conor McGregor vs Khabib Nurmagomedov: Dillon Danis denies calling Russian 'f***ing Muslim rat' at UFC 229 before mass brawl erupted". thesun.co.uk. Retrieved 2020-01-13.
  6. John Morgan (2019-01-29). "Khabib Nurmagomedov, Conor McGregor suspended for UFC 229 brawl". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2020-01-13.
  7. Hooper, Natasha (27 October 2019). "DAN AND DUSTED MMA star Dillon Danis' girlfriend Savannah Montano is an Instagram model with her own bikini range". The Sun. Retrieved 13 January 2020.


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