Who is UFC fighter Bassil Hafez, bio, age, height, parents, origin, background and record

Who is UFC fighter Bassil Hafez, bio, age, height, parents, origin, background and record

Here is all you need to know about Bassil Hafez along with his age, career, bio, parents, origin, background and more 

Mickey Gall and Bassil Hafez are set to face each other in the Octagon at UFC 302 on Saturday, June 1, 2024.

It does not seem that Hafez’s defeat in his UFC debut was as discouraging as it could have been for other up-and-coming athletes.  

In the opening round of the UFC on ESPN 49, Hafez ended Jack Della Maddalena’s winning streak by exerting maximum pressure on the Australian and ultimately losing by split decision. 

He took down Della Maddalena three times and gained nearly seven minutes of control time, more than enough to put an end to any initial nerves and make a name for himself going ahead. 

Who is UFC fighter Bassil Hafez, bio, age, height, family, parents, origin, background and record

Bassil Hafez is a mixed martial arts fighter who was born in America and holds American nationality but holds a mixed Arab ethnicity as his mother was Syrian Arab, while his father was also Arab, hailing from Egypt.

Bassil Hafez. United States Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Country. Bassil Hafez. “The Habibi”. Bassil Hafez. AGE, 32 / Jan 31, 1992. HEIGHT, 5’11” / 180.34 cm


He ended up losing his first UFC fight.

At 5’11” and 170 pounds, Bassil “The Habibi” Hafez is a tall man. With this battle, the orthodox fighter hopes to increase his record to 8-3-1. He has a nickname “Habibi” which means ‘my dear’ or ‘my love,’ in Arab and often pays tribute to his family and late parents. 


Hafez worked in package delivery, marketing, and personal training before going into the workforce. He just attended community college for a semester before leaving, so his time there was limited. 

At the age of 23, Hafez debuted professionally in 2016 under the Cage Fury Fighting Championships organisation. 

In an interview with UFC.com, Hafez said that when he was younger, he used to get into a lot of street fights. An altercation he got into when he turned eighteen served as the basis for both his training and professional MMA career. 


Bassil Hafez’s parents 

Bassil Hafez lost his both parents following cancer. His mother was a Syrian Arab and his father was as well who hailed from Egypt. 

The fighter fights for his late parents and is often seen paying tribute to them who lost their lives when Bassil was just a teenager.