Andre Soukhamthath Biography
(Mixed martial artist)
Birthday: October 13, 1988 (Libra)
Born In: Woonsocket, Rhode Island, United States
Andre Soukhamthath is an American professional mixed martial artist who currently competes in the bantamweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He signed his first UFC contract in early 2017 and became the first Lao-American fighter to be signed to the organization. Competing almost exclusively for CES MMA in his native state of Rhode Island, he was the reigning Bantamweight Champion at the time of signing to the UFC. As a champion on the regional scene, he quickly made an impact on the UFC as 'The Asian Sensation'. However, he lost his promotional debut match against Albert Morales at UFC 209 on March 4, 2017 and his next fight against Alejandro Pérez at UFC Fight Night 114 on August 5, 2017 – both by split decisions. He won his next bout against Luke Sanders in Fresno, California on December 9 via TKO in the second round to gain his first UFC win. He subsequently faced the 9-0 undefeated bantamweight fighter Sean O’Malley in the much-hyped match at UFC 222 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on March 3 2018, but lost the fight by unanimous decision.