Yorgan de Castro
|Yorgan de Castro|
|Born||19 December 1986|
Mindelo, Cape Verde
|Other names||The Mad Titan|
|Height||6 ft 4 in (193 cm)|
|Weight||250 lb (113 kg; 17 st 12 lb)|
|Reach||74 in (188 cm).|
|Fighting out of||Fall River, Massachusetts, U.S.|
|Team||Regiment Training Center|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
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Yorgan de Castro (born 19 December 1986) is a Luso-Cape Verdean professional mixed martial artist competing in the heavyweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
De Castro was born and raised in the island of St. Vincent, Cape Verde. At 18 years old he moved to Portugal and started kickboxing training, making his official fighting debut only 6 months after. He dreamed of one day fighting in the big kickboxing promotions K-1 and Glory but never believed it would be possible in Portugal.
Later moving to the US to be with his family, his uncle convinced him to train in Lauzon MMA, owned by the current UFC Fighter Joe Lauzon, where he discovered MMA and started training.
Mixed martial arts career
De Castro started his MMA career in November 2017 and fought mostly in the American promotion CES MMA, with one fight in the New England Fights promotion. With an undefeated record of 4-0, he earned a spot on Dana White's Contender Series - Season 3, where he faced Sanford Alton Meeks, winning by TKO and earning a UFC contract with it.
Ultimate Fighting Championship
De Castro made his UFC debut against fellow newcomer Justin Tafa on 5 October 2019 in the Main Card of UFC 243. He made quick work of his opponent, winning the fight by knockout in the first round.
Yorgan was scheduled to face Greg Hardy on March 28, 2020 at UFC on ESPN 8. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the event was eventually postponed . The pair was rescheduled to meet at April 18, 2020 at UFC 249. However, on April 9, Dana White, the president of the UFC, announced that this event was postponed to a future date The fight is now scheduled to happen at the Main Card of UFC 249, on 9th of May, in the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida
Yorgan faced Greg Hardy on May 9 2020, at UFC 249, losing the fight by unanimous decision.
Yorgan de Castro has stated that if he had to pick a hero, it would be Daniel Cormier to his figure (short range and size) for the heavyweight division and unbelievable talent and determination. Yorgan is married and has a 6 year old daughter.
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|7 matches||6 wins||1 loss|
|Loss||6–1||Greg Hardy||Decision(unanimous)||UFC 249||9 May 2020||3||5:00||Jacksonville, Florida, United States|
|Win||6–0||Justin Tafa||KO (punch)||UFC 243||5 October 2019||1||2:10||Melbourne, Australia|
|Win||5–0||Sanford Alton Meeks||TKO (leg Kick and punches)||Dana White's Contender Series - Season 3||18 June 2019||1||4:45||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||4–0||Carlton Little Sr.||Decision(unanimous)||CES MMA 54 - Andrews vs. Logan||19 January 2019||3||5:00||Lincoln, Rhode Island, United States|
|Win||3–0||Ras Hylton||KO (punch)||NEF 36 - Battle for the Gold||17 November 2018||1||2:36||Portland, Maine, United States|
|Win||2–0||David White||TKO (punches)||CES MMA 50 - Paiva vs. Ewell||15 June 2018||3||2:20||Lincoln, Rhode Island, United States|
|Win||1–0||James Dysard||TKO (punches)||CES MMA 47 - Rebello vs. Brown||17 November 2017||1||0:39||Lincoln, Rhode Island, United States|
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