This Month’s MMA Birthdays: Andre Fili Turns 30

By Brian Knapp Jun 19, 2020

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Andre Fili arrived in the Ultimate Fighting Championship to considerable hype, and in the six-plus years that have elapsed since, he has become a staple of the company’s featherweight division. The Team Alpha Male mainstay will celebrate his 30th birthday on June 25.

The Federal Way, Washington, native made his professional debut in 2009, rattled off 12 wins in his first 13 appearances and drew the attention of UFC talent evaluators; a longtime connection to former World Extreme Cagefighting champion Urijah Faber only served to boost his stock. Fili has compiled a solid 9-6 record inside the Octagon, his run highlighted by victories over Hacran Dias, Artem Lobov, Dennis Bermudez and Myles Jury. He last competed at UFC on ESPN 10, where he took a split decision from Charles Jourdain on June 10.

Others in MMA celebrating birthdays during the month of June:

JUNE 1

Miodrag Petkovic, 51
Dave Huckaba, 46
Antonio Schembri, 46
Michael Buchkovich, 43
James Giboo, 42
Wendell de Oliveira Marques, 37
Evgeny Erokhin, 34
Patricky Freire, 34
Bobby Moffett, 30
Sarah Alpar, 29

JUNE 2

Chris Haseman, 51
Matt Serra, 46
Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, 44
Antonio Rogerio Nogueira, 44
Christian M'Pumbu, 43
Roan Carneiro, 42
Tatsuya Mizuno, 39
Eduardo Bustillos, 33
Christopher Wing, 32
Magomed Ankalaev, 28

JUNE 3

Rick Roufus, 54
Stefan Leko, 46
Jason MacDonald, 45
Jason McLean, 43
Justin Baesman, 39
Linton Vassell, 37
Mara Romero Borella, 34
Greg Soto, 34
Vernon Ramos, 28
Lucas Brennan, 20

JUNE 4

Egan Inoue, 55
Simona Soukupova, 43
Tonya Evinger, 39
Jazzy Gabert, 38
Eric Smith, 36
Michael Johnson, 34
James Krause, 34
Saul Almeida, 31
Brittney Victoria Grizzelle, 29
Kubanych Abdisalam, 26

JUNE 5

Rob Kaman, 60
Tjerk Vermanen, 50
Brian Warren, 46
Adriano Balby, 40
Leo Zulic, 34
Jose Caceres, 33
Samba Coulibaly, 33
Rosa Acevedo, 32
David Dvorak, 28
Ricky Turcios, 27

JUNE 6

Joel Powell, 1980-2015
David Bielkheden, 41
Vagner Rocha, 38
Adam Kowalski, 37
Ray Wood, 31
Chris Fishgold, 28
Matheus Mattos, 28
Ilara Joanne, 26
Xavier Siller, 26
Carlos Huachin, 24

JUNE 7

Chris Wilson, 43
Bruno Carvalho, 38
Saad Awad, 37
Ryan Bader, 37
Jenny Liou, 37
Shane Kruchten, 36
Nate Landwehr, 32
Michael Kuiper, 31
Mark Burns, 29
Sean Woodson, 28

JUNE 8

Dan Severn, 62
Marvin Eastman, 49
Hirotaka Yokoi, 42
Jason Novelli, 41
Noad Lahat, 36
Tim Roman, 35
Takenori Sato, 35
Trey Houston, 32
Jonas Magard, 28
Carlo Pedersoli Jr., 27

JUNE 9

Dion Staring, 42
Derrick Burnsed, 40
Muslim Salikhov, 36
John Phillips, 35
Teddy Holder, 34
Jim Hettes, 33
Bill Algeo, 31
Takashi Sato, 30
Dae Song Park, 27
Dakota Bush, 26

JUNE 10

Alfonso Alcarez, 50
Cyrille Diabate, 47
Brendan Tierney, 45
Luiz Azeredo, 44
Hiroyuki Takaya, 43
Bendy Casimir, 40
Nordine Taleb, 39
Walt Harris, 37
Frank Lester, 36
Jack Hermansson, 32

JUNE 11

Lavar Johnson, 43
Tsuneo Kimura, 38
Daron Cruickshank, 35
Artur Kadlubek, 35
Tadaaki Yamamoto, 34
Joshua Dustin Hardwick, 33
Matt Frevola, 30
Eduard Vartanyan, 29
J.J. Aldrich, 28
Luana Carolina, 27

JUNE 12

Ivan Iberico, 42
Jason Dent, 40
Andy Ologun, 37
Celine Haga, 36
Ali Bagautinov, 35
Matt Van Buren , 34
James Chaney, 33
Zane Kamaka, 31
John Lineker, 30
Kyler Phillips, 25

JUNE 13

Erin Toughill, 43
Daniel Aguiar, 40
Greg Rebello, 38
Paul Bradley, 37
Carson Beebe, 32
Sid Bice, 31
Deron Winn, 31
Suman Mokhtarian, 28
Kennedy Nzechukwu, 28
Lucie Pudilova, 26

JUNE 14

Teila Tuli, 51
Chad Hinton, 49
Landon Showalter, 44
Claude Patrick, 40
Danny Martinez, 35
Chris Barnett, 34
Anatpong Bunrad, 34
Amador Ramirez, 30
Polyana Viana, 28
Naoki Inoue, 23

JUNE 15

Jeb Chiles, 41
Kevin Casey, 39
Joe Stevenson, 38
Ryan Keenan, 35
Mamoru Uoi, 35
Kevin Wirth, 33
Gabriel Benitez, 32
Justin Frazier, 31
Taneisha Tennant, 31
Jay Perrin, 27

JUNE 16

Rich Attonito, 43
Scott Heston, 42
Daria Ibragimova, 36
John Franchi, 35
Chris Gruetzemacher, 34
Vyacheslav Vasilevsky, 32
Xiaonan Yan, 31
Marat Magomedov, 30
Shamil Nikaev, 25
Drako Rodriguez, 24

JUNE 17

Kuniyoshi Hironaka, 44
Andrei Semenov, 43
Casey Noland, 42
Chris Weidman, 36
Sam Oropeza, 35
Gavin Tucker, 34
Dominic Mazzotta, 33
Xiaoyang Liu, 29
Luan Chagas, 27
Matthew Frincu, 27

JUNE 18

Wes Combs, 47
Assuerio Silva, 46
Brett Oteri, 43
Manuel Meraz, 42
Matt Baker, 36
Darrill Schoonover, 35
Edilson Teixeira, 34
Kwan Ho Kwak, 31
Bokang Masunyane, 26
Billy Goff, 22

JUNE 19

Chris Seifert, 51
Savant Young, 44
Mike Swick, 41
Josh Appelt, 37
Richie Vaculik, 37
Lamont Stafford, 36
Nick Mamalis, 34
Ann Osman, 34
Justin Linn, 31
Satomi Takano, 30

JUNE 20

Mike Van Arsdale, 55
Roy Nelson, 44
Marion Reneau, 43
Quinton Jackson, 42
Reza Madadi, 42
Blake Bowman, 39
Alex Caceres, 32
Bharat Khandare, 31
Logan Nail, 31
Vadim Nemkov, 28

JUNE 21

Tim Lajcik, 55
Marcos Oliveira, 42
John Polakowski, 39
Chris Fields, 37
Erick Silva, 36
Sunna Rannveig Davidsdottir, 35
Joey Holt, 35
Jake Lindsey, 34
Tom Duquesnoy, 27
Christian Lee, 22

JUNE 22

Randy Couture, 57
Ryushi Yanagisawa, 48
Brian Bowles, 40
Hiroshi Izumi, 38
Bethe Correia, 37
Douglas Silva de Andrade, 35
Marianna Kheyfets, 35
Dave Morgan, 35
Bradley Scott, 31
Taila Santos, 27

JUNE 23

Charles “Mask” Lewis, 1963-2009
Rob Wince, 47
Marcos Galvao, 39
Nick Thompson, 39
Lee Morrison, 35
Mike Richman, 35
Paul Ruiz, 33
Mark Striegl, 32
Anthony Taylor, 31
Giorgio Pietrini, 29

JUNE 24

Mari Kaneko, 48
Joe Hurley, 42
Junior Assuncao, 39
Rick Reeves, 37
Jessamyn Duke, 34
Brendan O'Reilly, 33
Max Coga, 31
Brian Camozzi, 29
Joby Sanchez, 29
Alton Cunningham, 27

JUNE 25

Yoshihiro Nakao, 48
Alexey Oleynik, 43
Luciano Azevedo, 39
Carlo Prater, 39
Marcelo Guimaraes, 37
Marcos Rogerio de Lima, 35
Rob Font, 33
Sean Spencer, 33
Jung Kyung Lee, 32
Andre Fili, 30

JUNE 26

Pawel Nastula, 50
Virgil Zwicker, 38
Eddie Wineland, 36
Adam Cella, 35
Faith McMah, 34
Kin Moy, 30
Kelvin Tiller, 30
Hannah Cifers, 28
Diana Belbita, 24
Bruna Ellen, 24

JUNE 27

Mu Bae Choi, 50
Hiroyuki Abe, 43
Yoshinori Suzuki, 39
Ernest Chavez, 37
Joe Taimanglo, 36
Ben Reiter, 33
Casey Ryan, 33
Tony Way, 32
Gustavo Lopez, 31
Hugo Lujan, 31

JUNE 28

Daniel Gracie, 48
Fabio Mello, 45
Sam Hoger, 40
Vuyisile Colossa, 38
DaMarques Johnson, 38
Jason Young, 34
Brennan Ward, 32
Johnny Case, 31
Josh Parisian, 31
Thiago Rela, 31

JUNE 29

Shin Kochiwa, 40
Michele Gutierrez, 39
Chad Reiner, 39
Ryo Kawamura, 39
Mike Whitehead, 39
Ricky Rainey, 37
Cody East, 32
Jimmie Rivera, 31
Rena Kubota, 29
Rose Namajunas, 28

JUNE 30

Yasuko Tamada, 53
Fabiano Scherner, 48
Gilbert Yvel, 44
Papy Abedi, 42
Lumumba Sayers, 42
Katja Kankaanpaa, 39
Dan Miller, 39
Stephen Ledbetter, 38
Zach Makovsky, 38
Tim Wilde, 33 Advertisement

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