Pro MMA Record

"The Hulk"

17-9-1

Ion Cutelaba

Ion "The Hulk" Cutelaba

Fighter Details

  • Name: Ion Cutelaba
  • Pro MMA Record: 17-9-1, 1 NC (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: The Hulk
  • Current Streak: 1 Win
  • Age: 1993-12-14 | Date of Birth: 1993.12.14
  • Last Fight: April 15, 2023 in UFC
  • Weight Class: Light Heavyweight | Last Weigh-In: 206.0 lbs
  • Affiliation: Xtreme Couture
  • Height: 6'1" (185cm) | Reach: 75.0" (191cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $137,000 USD
  • Born: Chișinău, Moldova
  • Fighting out of: Las Vegas, Nevada
  • College: N/A
  • Foundation Style: Greco-Roman Wrestling, Combat Sambo
  • Fighter Links:
  • Personal Links:

Regional Rankings Rankings FAQ

Fighting for a major organization has made Ion Cutelaba ineligible for regional rankings.

Gyms & Affiliations

Ion Cutelaba MMA Fight Record

Pro MMA Statistics
Record: 17-9-1, 1 NC
MMA Record By Promotion
filter_list Cancelled Bouts:
pro results
Expand All Details add_circle

Ion Cutelaba News View All

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is bringing more “Prelims” ... (2024-02-13 23:00:00 -0500)
Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images Alexa... (2024-02-12 08:07:30 -0500)
Philipe Lins | Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images ... (2024-02-09 15:30:00 -0500)
Johnny Walker | Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images ... (2024-01-15 15:00:00 -0500)
Magomed Ankalaev and Johnny Walker face off Saturday in the main... (2024-01-13 21:05:26 -0500)
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Light Heavyweight talents M... (2024-01-13 12:05:00 -0500)

Wiki

Ion Cutelaba Wiki

Born and raised in Chișinău, Cutelaba began training and competing in Greco-Roman wrestling as an adolescent. He transitioned to mixed martial arts full-time in 2011, and achieved a 1st place finish at the European combat-sambo championships in 2012 for Moldova, in the 90kg category. He is also a former national champion in combat-sambo and judo.


Cuțelaba made his professional debut in April 2012, competing primarily for regional promotions across Eastern Europe. He amassed a record of 11-1 (1) before signing with the UFC in the spring of 2016.


Cuțelaba made his promotional debut against Misha Cirkunov on June 18, 2016 at UFC Fight Night 89. He lost the fight via submission in Cuțelaba next faced Jared Cannonier on December 3, 2016 at The Ultimate Fighter 24 Finale. He lost the fight via unanimous decision. Subsequently, both fighters earned Fight of the Night honors.

Cuțelaba faced Henrique da Silva on June 11, 2017 at UFC Fight Night 110. He won the fight via knockout in the opening minute of the first round.


Cuțelaba was expected to face Gadzhimurad Antigulov on November 4, 2017 at UFC 217. However, Antigulov pulled out of the fight on September 26 citing an injury and was replaced by newcomer Michal Oleksiejczuk. In turn after the weigh-ins, Cuțelaba was pulled from the event by USADA due to a potential Anti-Doping Policy violation stemming from its investigation into voluntary disclosures by Cuțelaba during an out-of-competition sample collections on October 18 and October 19. He was provisionally suspended and the bout was scrapped. USADA handed down a six-month suspension for ozone therapy involving a blood transfusion which is prohibited under 2018 World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) list on manipulation of blood component. Cuțelaba became eligible to fight again on May 6, 2018.


The bout with Antigulov eventually took place on July 28, 2018 at UFC on Fox 30. Cuțelaba won the fight via TKO in the first round.

Cuțelaba was scheduled to face Glover Teixeira on January 19, 2019 at UFC on ESPN+ 1. However, on January 10, 2019, Cutelaba was pulled out of the bout due to an injury. The pair was rescheduled to meet at UFC Fight Night: Jacaré vs. Hermansson on April 27, 2019. Cuțelaba lost via a rear-naked-choke submission at 3:37 in the second round.


Last updated 06.15.2019, 10:15 AM ET
Wiki Contributors:

  • Bloody Elbow : UFC Mexico City: Raul Rosas Jr. vs. Ricky Turcios live stream results + play-by-play
  • Jits Magazine : USADA PEDs Testing Extended To IBJJF Pan Championship For First Time Ever
  • Bad Left Hook : Berlanga vs McCrory: Live updates and results, 7 pm ET
  • Jits Magazine : Craig Jones And Joao Miyao Land Crazy Submissions In Pit Submission Series 2 Results
  • MMA Mania : PFL Vs. Bellator Start Time, Full Fight Details!
  • Bad Left Hook : Santiago vs Nakatani: Live updates and results NOW!
  • MMA Mania : LIVE! PFL vs. Bellator Results, Streaming Updates TODAY!
  • Bloody Elbow : UFC Fight Night: Moreno vs. Royval 2: Live stream, results, highlights and discussion
  • Bloody Elbow : BJJ star Craig Jones lands insane flying submission off the pit wall at Karate Combat – Video
  • Bloody Elbow : No surprise here: Full list of fighters and managers set to defend UFC in lawsuit
  • MMAFighting.com : UFC Mexico City Results: Moreno vs. Royval 2
  • MMAFighting.com : PFL vs. Bellator Results: Ferreira vs. Bader
  • MMA Mania : Midnight Mania Highlights: Craig Jones Via Showtime Triangle?!?
  • MMAFighting.com : A.J. McKee wants Usman Nurmagomedov after champ’s suspension is lifted: ‘I don’t really give a s*** what he’s taking’
  • MMA Mania : Topuria To Be Honored By Real Madrid
  • Middle Easy : Jamahal Hill Understands Why Fans Were Underwhelmed by the UFC 300 Main Event: ‘Dana Dreamed Big For This Card’
  • Bad Left Hook : Santiago vs Nakatani: Live updates and results, 4 am ET
  • MMAFighting.com : Bellator champ Johnny Eblen explains why he refuses to call himself the best middleweight in the world
  • MMA Junkie : Eric Nicksick likes idea of Sean Strickland fighting Robert Whittaker next: 'He's one of the best 185ers to ever do it'
  • MMA Mania : Flyweight’s Strangest Offensive Dynamo