- Given Name: Michael Jan Hugo Kuiper
- Pro MMA Record: 15-6-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
- Nickname: Judo
- Current Streak: 1 Loss
- Age: 31 | Date of Birth: 1989.07.06
- Last Fight: April 07, 2018 in CFC
- Weight Class: Middleweight | Last Weigh-In: 190.0 lbs
- Affiliation: Perfect Team
- Height: 6'0" (183cm) | Reach: 73.0" (185cm)
- Career Disclosed Earnings: $6,000 USD
- Born: Rotterdam, Netherlands
- Fighting out of: Tilburg, Netherlands
- College: N/A
- Foundation Style: Judo
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Michael Kuiper holds a black belt in Judo as well as a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Kuiper trains at Combat Sports Academy in Holland along side UFC fighter Amir Sadollah. Kuiper made his mma debut in 2009 and quickly had a 7-0 record that year as well as winning a title fight for Strength and Honor 5. After amassing an 11-0 record the UFC took notice.
Kuiper made his UFC debut at UFC 143 against Rafael Natal, a fight he would lose by Unanimous Decision. He would bounce back with a TKO finish over Jared Hamman at UFC 150. After having four successive fights fall through due to injuries by his opponents, he would eventually face Tom Lawlor at UFC on Fuel TV 9. He would be finished for the first time in his career, losing by submission in the second round. He would next take on Bradley Scott at UFC Fight Night 30, but again lose by submission, marking the first two fight skid of his career.