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"The Monsoon"

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Lorenz Larkin

Lorenz "The Monsoon" Larkin
  • Given Name: Lorenz W. Larkin
  • MMA Record: 18-7-0, 1 NC (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: The Monsoon
  • Current Streak: 2 Losses
  • Age: 31 | Date of Birth: 1986.09.03
  • Last Fight: September 23, 2017 in BFC
  • Weight Class: Welterweight | Last Weigh-In: 171.0 lbs
  • Affiliation: Millennia MMA
  • Height: 5'11" (181cm) | Reach: 72.0" (183cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $624,975 USD
  • Born: Riverside, California, United States
  • Fighter Pages: Sherdog  |  Wikipedia  |  The UG  |  UFC.com
  • Fighting out of: Riverside, California
  • Personal Pages: Twitter  |  Facebook
  • College: N/A
  • Foundation Style: Kung Fu

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Lorenz Larkin MMA Fight Record

Record by Year and By Promotion

Pro Results Opponent Event Date
Confirmed Upcoming Bout

Us Fernando Gonzalez
18-7-0 27-14-0

Us Bellator 193: Larkin vs. Gonzalez
Main Event | Catchweight | 180 lbs

2018.01.26
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
2:40 Round 2 of 3, 7:40 Total

Gb Paul Daley
18-6-0 39-15-2

Us Bellator 183: Henderson vs. Pitbull
Co-Main Event | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2017.09.23
Odds: -305 (Moderate Favorite) Upset Defeat | Disclosed Pay: $40,000 Base | Weigh-In: 171.0 lbs (77.6 kgs) | Referee: Mike Beltran
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
5 Rounds, 25:00 Total

Br Douglas Lima
18-5-0 28-6-0

Us Bellator NYC: Sonnen vs. Silva
Main Card | Title Challenge | Welterweight | 170

2017.06.24
Odds: -200 (Moderate Favorite) Upset Defeat | Weigh-In: 169.8 lbs (77.0 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
Win | KO/TKO | Elbows
4:08 Round 1 of 3

Us Neil Magny
17-5-0 18-4-0

Us UFC 202: Diaz vs. McGregor 2
Preliminary Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2016.08.20
Odds: +115 (Near Even) | Disclosed Pay: $78,000 ($39K Base, $39K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 170.8 lbs (77.5 kgs) | Referee: Dan Miragliotta
#49 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2016
Win | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Jorge Masvidal
16-5-0 29-10-0

Us UFC Fight Night 88: Almeida vs. Garbrandt
Main Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2016.05.29
Odds: -105 (Near Even) | Disclosed Pay: $72,000 ($36K Base, $36K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 171.0 lbs (77.6 kgs) | Referee: Jason Herzog
Loss | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Ru Albert Tumenov
16-4-0 16-2-0

Us UFC 195: Lawler vs. Condit
Main Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2016.01.02
Odds: +185 (Slight Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $36,000 Base | Weigh-In: 171.0 lbs (77.6 kgs) | Referee: Mario Yamasaki
#40 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2016
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
3:07 Round 2 of 3, 8:07 Total

Ar Santiago Ponzinibbio
15-4-0 20-2-0

Us UFC Fight Night 70: Machida vs. Romero
Co-Main Event | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2015.06.27
Odds: -175 (Slight Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $116,000 ($33K Base, $33K Bonus, $50K Fight/Night) | Weigh-In: 170.5 lbs (77.3 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
UFC Fight Night 70 Fight of the Night
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
2:17 Round 1 of 3

Us John Howard
14-4-0 22-10-0

Us UFC Fight Night 59: McGregor vs. Siver
Preliminary Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2015.01.18
Odds: -170 (Slight Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $106,000 ($28K Base, $28K Bonus, $50K Perf/Night) | Weigh-In: 171.0 lbs (77.6 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
#23 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2015
UFC Fight Night 59 Performance of the Night
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Derek Brunson
14-3-0 11-3-0

Us UFC 177: Dillashaw vs. Soto
Preliminary Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2014.08.30
Odds: +145 (Slight Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $28,000 Base | Weigh-In: 186.0 lbs (84.4 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean | Walkout Music: James Brown - Super Bad
Cancelled Bout Derek Brunson UFC 176 2014.08.02
Reason: Event Cancelled
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
3:47 Round 1 of 3

Cy Costas Philippou
14-2-0 12-4-0

Us UFC Fight Night 40: Brown vs. Silva
Co-Main Event | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2014.05.10
Odds: -230 (Moderate Favorite) Upset Defeat | Disclosed Pay: $28,000 Base | Weigh-In: 185.5 lbs (84.1 kgs) | Referee: Kevin Hancock
#41 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2014
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Brad Tavares
14-1-0 11-1-0

Us UFC Fight Night 35: Rockhold vs. Philippou
Co-Main Event | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2014.01.15
Odds: -270 (Moderate Favorite) Upset Defeat | Disclosed Pay: $26,000 Base | Weigh-In: 185.0 lbs (83.9 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Chris Camozzi
13-1-0 19-6-0

Us UFC Fight Night 31: Fight for the Troops 3
Preliminary Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2013.11.06
Odds: -450 (Heavy Favorite) | Weigh-In: 185.0 lbs (83.9 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Fr Francis Carmont
13-0-0 20-7-0

Us UFC on FOX 7: Henderson vs. Melendez
Preliminary Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2013.04.20
Odds: -110 (Near Even) | Disclosed Pay: $23,000 Base | Weigh-In: 186.0 lbs (84.4 kgs) | Referee: Mike Beltran
Cancelled Bout Ronaldo Souza Strikeforce 2013.01.12
Reason: Larkin Injury
Cancelled Bout Luke Rockhold Strikeforce 2013.01.12
Reason: Rockhold Wrist Injury
Cancelled Bout Luke Rockhold Strikeforce 2012.11.03
Reason: Rockhold Wrist Injury
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Robbie Lawler
12-0-0 19-8-0

Us Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Kennedy
Main Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2012.07.14
Odds: -150 (Slight Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $32,975 Base | Weigh-In: 186.5 lbs (84.6 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
No Contest | KO/TKO
1:32 Round 2 of 3, 6:32 Total

Us Muhammed Lawal
12-0-0 8-1-0

Us Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Jardine
Main Card | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2012.01.07
Odds: +375 (Moderate Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $17,000 Base | Weigh-In: 206.0 lbs (93.4 kgs) | Referee: Kim Winslow
#48 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2012
#43 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2012
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Nick Rossborough
11-0-0 20-14-0

Us Strikeforce Challengers 19: Larkin vs. Rossborough
Main Event | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2011.09.23
Odds: -950 (Huge Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $10,000 ($5K Base, $5K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 206.0 lbs (93.4 kgs) | Referee: Steve Mazzagatti
Cancelled Bout Virgil Zwicker Strikeforce 2011.09.23
Reason: Zwicker Injury
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Gian Villante
10-0-0 7-2-0

Us Strikeforce Challengers 16: Fodor vs. Terry
Main Card | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2011.06.24
Odds: +105 (Near Even) | Disclosed Pay: $8,000 ($4K Base, $4K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 205.5 lbs (93.2 kgs) | Referee: Steve Newport
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
3:15 Round 2 of 3, 8:15 Total

Us Scott Lighty
9-0-0 6-1-0

Us Strikeforce Challengers 15: Wilcox vs. Damm
Main Card | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2011.04.01
Odds: -130 (Slight Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $4,000 ($2K Base, $2K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 205.8 lbs (93.3 kgs) | Referee: Dan Stell
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Us Mike Cook

Us Pandemonium

2011.02.25
Win | KO/TKO | Strikes

Us Hector Carrillo

Us Pandemonium

2010.11.19
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Us Rick Slaton

Us Pandemonium

2010.09.11
Win | KO/TKO | Slam
1:43 Round 1 of 3

Br Joao Assis
5-0-0 5-5-0

Us Respect in the Cage
Main Card | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs

2010.07.24
Referee: Herb Dean
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Us Scott Carson

Us Pandemonium

2010.06.12
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Us Rick Guillen

Us California Regional

2010.05.08
Win | Decision | Split

Us Mychal Clark

Us Respect in the Cage

2010.04.17
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Us Giovanni Sarran

Us California Regional

2010.02.27
Win | KO/TKO | Elbow

Us Lateef Williams

Us California Regional

2009.08.15
Amateur Results Opponent Event Date
Win | Submission | Strikes

Us Walt Harris

Us Kentucky Regional

2009.03.21
Win | Submission | Choke

Us Justin Kuhnert

Us Kentucky Regional

2009.02.07
Win | Submission | Strikes

Us Carlton Little

Us Kentucky Regional

2009.01.24

Lorenz Larkin Wiki Update Wiki

Born and raise in Riverside, California. His parents frowned upon contact sports for fear of the damage they might inflict upon his son. Despite his parental objections, Larkin took up American football initially, but gave it up soon afterwards because he "sucked at it". Afterwards, he began boxing but was not able to compete as much as he would like to, due to his parents. He also felt that he was too short to be a professional boxer in the Heavyweight division, so he took up kickboxing and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu which led him to mixed martial arts. 
When Strikeforce was purchased by Zuffa, Larkin was one of the many fighters to be signed onto the UFC.   

On February 9, 2013, the UFC announced that Larkin would make his debut against Francis Carmont at UFC on Fox: Henderson vs. Melendez in San Jose, California. He lost the fight due to a controversial unanimous decision with many major MMA media scoring the fight as a win for Larkin.


For his second UFC appearance, Larkin faced Chris Camozzi on November 6, 2013 at UFC Fight Night 31. He won the fight via unanimous decision. Larkin faced Brad Tavares on January 15, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 35. He lost the fight via unanimous decision.

May 10, 2014, Larkin lost to Costas Philippou via KO at 3:27 of the 1st round. He would then lose his third straight fight, this time by decision to Derek Brunson.


There has been strong indications by Larkin and his coaches that Larkin will drop down to the Welterweight Division. This will be Larkin's third division he will fight in, as he has previously fought at 205 and 185.

Last updated 09.17.2014, 9:00 PM ET
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