William Knight

by John Max 28 Sep,2020
William Knight
Personal Info
  • Famous Name
  • Birth Name William Knight
  • Net Worth $0.1 Million
  • Birth Country Connecticut
  • Famous Name Knightmare
  • Nationality American
  • Ethnicity Afro-American
  • Profession MMA Fighter
  • Currently Club UFC

William Knight, nicknamed "Knightmare" is an American professional Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter who is currently signed to the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) under the light heavyweight championship. A professional since 2018, he earlier competed at Reality Fighting, PFC, CES, and CFFC.

Connecticut native, William Knight was born on 3rd April 1988, under the star sign Aries. The thirty-two years old holds an American nationality and belongs to the Afro-American ethnic background.

How Much Is William Knight's Net Worth In 2022?

A professional since 2018, William Knight compiled a pro record of 11-4-0 (Win-loss-draw), earning a decent sum of money. As of 2022, his net worth is $0.1 million

Currently, he is signed to the UFC where the fighter gets paid a base salary on fight night no matter if they win or lose. Also, there is a “win bonus”,  “fight of the night” and “performance of the night” bonuses. On his UFC debut fight at $10,000 guaranteed money, $10,000 winning bonus, and $3,500 promotional bonus. 

His UFC career earning is reported $162,500 as of April 2022. 

Besides, there is no financial data about his earlier fights. 

Relationship Status and Girlfriend

William Knight is a person of a secret. He does not want to flaunt his personal stuff such as hook-up and break-up stories to the public. It is still unknown if the fight is married, dating, or single. In an interview with UFC, he said his aims are "To be established, take care of my family and use this platform to put Connecticut on the map." Knight is a family person who is much focused on his career. 

Early Years

William Knight started fighting at the end of 2015 because he was lazy and not doing anything. He enrolled at tech school. Further, he worked as maintenance/merchandise before starting fighting. 

Besides, William has not disclosed any information about his parents, siblings, and any other family members. 

MMA Career 

On 4th May 2018, William made his professional debut against Tom Valazquez at RF - Reality Fighting. He won the fight via TKO punches. He next faced Terrance Jean-Jacques at PFC - Premier FC 26 where he gained the victory in round two. Similary, he had a series of a win against Walter Howard, Kevin Haley, Herdem Alacabek, and Jamelie Jones at RFC - Premier FC 27, CES MMA 54 - Andrews vs/ Logan, Dana White's Contender Series - Season 3, Episode 8, and CES 59 - Knight vs. Skipper.

On 22nd November 2019, William was defeated by the Tafon Nchukwi at CFFC 80 - cage Fury Fighting Championships 80.

On 24th January 2020, William won against Rocky Edwards at CES 60 - Bessette vs. Cheeks. On 1st September 2020, he faced Cody Brundage at Dana White's Contender Series - Contender Series 2020: Week 5. He won the fight via TKO. On 26th September 2020, he defeated Aleksa Camur at UFC 253 - Adesanya vs. Costa.

On 10th April 2021, he was defeated by Da Un Jung at UFC on ABC: Vettori vs. Holland. 
Rebounding from loss, he gave two consecutive win against Fabio Cherant and Alonzo Menifield at UFC on ESPN: Cannonier vs. Gastelum and UFC on ESPN: Font vs. Aldo     repectively.     

On 12th Feburary 2022, Knight faced Maxim Grishin at UFC 271, where he loss vua unanimous decision. 

In the following fight, he loss to Devin Clark at UFC on ESPN: Luque vs. Muhammad 2    on 16th April 2022. 

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