ION "THE HULK" KUTELABA
Born and raised in Chișinău, Cuțelaba began training and competing in Greco-Roman wrestling as an adolescent. He additionally competed in Sambo and judo, becoming a national champion in both. In 2012, representing Moldova, Cuțelaba finished first in the 90 kg category of the European Sambo Championships.
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.
As of October 4, 2021, he is #15 in the UFC Light Heavyweight rankings.
MMA record: 16-1-1 / height: 6'1" (185 cm) / weight: 205 lbs (92.9 kg)