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Dan Ige

AGE

27

RECORD

11-2-0

REACH

71"

HEIGHT

5'7"

WEIGHT

145 LBS

STANCE

ORTHODOX

CAMP

XTREME COUTURE

HOMETOWN

HONOLULU, HAWAII, US

Fighter Highlights

RECENT FIGHTS

LAST FIGHT MARCH 2019 UFC FIGHT NIGHT 147 – VS DANNY HENRY

RESULT – WON VIA 1st RD SUBMISSION (REAR-NAKED CHOKE)

Analysis
Rd 1 – Henry is in the southpaw stance. Ige is in the orthodox stance. Henry takes the center. Henry is in a wide stance. Ige opens the fight with a body shot. Henry takes the outside position. Both fighters are measuring their range. Ige steps in and eats a two punch combo. Ige explodes once again with the perfectly timed body-head combination and lands a hard left hook! Henry goes down!!! Ige follows Henry with more punches!!! Henry explodes back to his feet. Ige takes the body lock and drags him down to the mat! Ige sets up the rear-naked choke!!! The choke is deep!!! Henry taps out!!! 

WATCH FIGHT

DECEMBER 2018 UFC ON FOX 31 – VS JORDAN GRIFFIN

RESULT – WON VIA 3rd RD DECISION (UNANIMOUS)

Analysis
Rd 1 – Ige is in the orthodox stance. Griffin is in the southpaw stance. Griffin quickly takes the center. Both fighters are feeling each other. Ige lands a nice step in elbow. Now, Ige takes the center and starts putting pressure on Griffin. Both fighters exchange punches. Griffin moves in and eats a counter uppercut. Hard kick to the body lands for Griffin! Ige pushes forward with the right hand. Griffin ducks under and initiates the clinch. 1st min in Ige finishes on top of Griffin after the scramble. Ige is looking to take the back of Griffin! He is looking for the rear-naked choke! Griffin is defending well. Ige is aggressive early in the fight. Ige takes the back! Griffin is in bad spot! Ige is landing with the left hand! Hard punches are landing for Ige! Griffin rolls over and Ige takes the full mount! Ige is destroying Griffin! Griffin gives his back once again! Halfway in, Ige shoots for the rear-naked choke once again! Griffin defends and manages to scramble back to his feet! Now, Griffin shoots for the guillotine choke! It looks tight!!! Ige rolls and escapes! Ige is in the top position. Ige is back into the mount position! Ige is putting strong pressure on Griffin. Ige is busy with the body-head ground and pound. Griffin is working for his way up. Ige is showing great top control. Griffin is already looking tired. 1 min to go, Griffin gives his back once again! Ige is all over him! Griffin is almost back on his feet. Griffin is back up and he separates from Ige. Griffin explodes with the head kicks! He connects with a hard right hand! Ige is covering himself. Ige counters with a hard right hand! Griffin continues with the forward pressure and lands a nice two-punch combo! 10-9 Ige

Rd 2 – Griffin takes the center. Both fighters are missing with the punches. Nice straight right hand finds home for Ige. Griffin is putting pressure on Ige but he is eating stiff jabs. Ige quickly level changes and scores a double leg takedown. 1st min in, Ige is in the side control position. Griffin rolls to his left and gives his back to Ige! Griffin scrambles and reverses the position! Great job by Griffin. Now Griffin takes the back of Ige! Griffin sinks in the rear-naked choke! Ige defends well. Griffin is in the guard position. Both fighters are looking tired. Halfway in, Ige is threatening from the bottom with the triangle choke! Griffin stands up and unloads on Ige with the punches! Ige lands a couple of nice up kicks. Griffin is busy with the punches. They are not doing any significant damage. Griffin jumps back to the guard. However, he is back on his feet once again. Big right hand lands for Griffin! 1 min to go, Griffin needs to pass the legs in order to land clean punches. Ige is not showing any will to stand up. Fighters are scrambling as Griffin finishes on the back of Ige once again. Griffin is dominating this round so far. He finishes the round with more punches from the top position. 10-9 Griffin

Rd 3 – Both fighters are flat on their feet. Nice inside leg kick lands for Ige. Griffin moves with the punches and finishes with the kick to the body. Ige is swinging power punches. Griffin dives for a single leg. Ige defends the takedown and fighters are in the clinch. Ige reverses the clinch position and starts working for the takedown. 1st min in, Nice knee lands for Griffin. Griffin separates. He is pushing forward. Nice left hook lands for Griffin. Ige is looking patient and like a fresher fighter. Nice double left hook lands for Ige. Both fighters exchange punches! Ige level changes and scores a takedown with the body lock! Great work by Ige. He takes the guard position. Griffin is working for his way up against the fence. Halfway in, Ige is looking confident. Griffin is breathing heavily. Ige is all over him. Griffin manages to stand up and separates. Griffin is swinging and missing! Both fighters are landing hard shots! Ige dives for a takedown! Griffin sees it coming and defends! Griffin beautifully makes a transition and takes the back of Ige! Ige explodes from the bottom and reverses the position! 1 min to go, great scrambles by both fighters! Griffin is back on his feet. Ige drags him down once again. Ige has more energy. Griffin scrambles and ends on top! He explodes with more ground and pound as the round ends. 10-9 Ige 

WATCH FIGHT

JUNE 2018 UFC 225 – VS MIKE SANTIAGO

RESULT – WON VIA 1st RD TKO (PUNCHES)

Analysis
Rd 1 – Santiago is in the southpaw stance. Ige is in the orthodox stance. Ige fakes the takedown attempt and connects with a hard 3 punch combo! He cracks Santiago with another right hand! Santiago moves backwards as Ige trips him down to the mat! Ige immediately jumps on Santiago and takes his back! Ige is exploding with the brutal ground and pound! Ige is doing a lot of damage! Santiago is in trouble early! Ige is dropping bombs on Santiago!!! The referee is looking closely!!! Santiago is not defending himself!!!! The referee stops the fight!!! 

WATCH FIGHT

RECORD BREAKDOWN

13 MATCHES 11 WINS 2 LOSSES
KNOCKOUT 3 0
SUBMISSION 5 0
DECISION 3 2
DRAWS
NO CONTEST

 

FIGHTER THINGS TO NOTE

  • Ige is an aggressive grappling specialist with good standup skills.
  • He is the Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt and a Judo brown belt.
  • Before signing with the UFC, Ige was competing for the LFA, RFA, PANCRASE and TITAN FC promotions.
  • He is training at AKA and Xtreme Couture MMA with some of the best fighters in the world.
  • Ige has very good wrestling skills. His offense was on point against Griffin and Santiago.
  • On the mat, Ige is showing good and fast scrambles.
  • He has a very good submission defense as seen against Griffin.
  • During the standup, Ige is very explosive. He has a tendency to set up the takedown with the punches over the top.
  • He likes to throw sneaky uppercuts as seen against Griffin.
  • Ige has a lot of power in his hands. However, he is not waiting for the perfect punch, he is throwing volume strikes.