Ľudovít Klein is one of two UFC fighters born in Slovakia.
Slovakia is a European country with a population of approximately 5.4 million. Two of the millionaires currently fight in the UFC: Klein at lightweight and Martin Budai at heavyweight. Both fighters are unranked, but they continue to put on entertaining fights.
After earning a UFC contract on Dana White’s Contender Series, Buday made his debut in April 2022. He defeated Chris Barnett by technical decision due to an illegal elbow, ending the fight early. Four months later, Badis won his second fight under the UFC banner, knocking out Lukasz Brzezski via split decision. The 31-year-old heavyweight will make his third Octagon appearance against Jake Collier on April 29.
Meanwhile, Klein became the first Slovakian-born UFC fighter when he made his debut in September 2020. “Mr.Highlight” rose to fame quickly, defeating Shane Young by knockout in the first round. After defeating Young, the 28-year-old went on a two-fight skid, losing to Mike Trizano and Nate Landwehr.
Klein bounced back from back-to-back losses with a win against Devonte Smith. Four months later, “Mr.Highlight” picked up an upset victory against Mason Jones to continue building momentum. The Slovakian-born fighter was hoping to extend his streak on March 18, but things didn’t go as planned.
Ludovít Klein The fight against Jai Herbert ends in a majority draw
Chudovit Klein made his sixth appearance in the Octagon on the UFC 286 preliminary card. The 28-year-old faced Jai Herbert, who was beating Kyle Nelson. Klein vs. Herbert featured some back-and-forth exchanges, but the outcome was reversed in the third round by a takedown from The Black Country Banger’s low blow.
Had Herbert not received a points deduction, he would have been awarded a unanimous decision victory. The bout was a majority draw, 29-28 and 28-28 x2. “The Black Country Banger” left disappointed as he failed to secure victory in front of his English fans.
Check out Ľudovít Klein’s official accounts vs. Jai Herbert below.