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Know Your Fighter: Ran Deng

Full Name:

Ran Deng



Where were you born:


Where do you live:

Springfield, Ipswich

Which gym do you train out of:

NTG Fight & Fitness

Who are your coaches:

Nugget McNaught, Alvaro Navarro, Marcelo Balthazar da Silveira, Kalob Gray

What belts or rankings do you currently possess as a martial artist:

White Belt BJJ

What sports or activities did you participate in growing up:

Athletics, Basketball, Soccer, Rugby

When did you begin to take MMA seriously as a hobby and then as a potential profession:

I took Martial arts seriously as a hobby in 2021 and began taking it seriously in 2023 after having 3 kickboxing fights and 2 mma fights.

Favourite aspect of training or favourite session of the week, and why:

My favourite aspect of training is learning new techniques and applying them in real situations. Favourite session is Wednesday night sparring.

What are your greatest strengths as an athlete or a fighter:

My length, speed, intelligence and adaptability.

How would you describe your fighting style:

Master of range! General of destruction!

What is your favourite sport and why:

MMA!!! Because it’s the most unpredictable sport in the world. Anything can happens.

Who is your favourite athlete:

Adesanya, LeBron, Nadal

Who is your favourite combat sports athlete:

2018/19 Adesanya, Anderson Silva 2006/07, McGregor 2015/16. Can’t choose, all elite guys.

What are your immediate and long term goals:

To be the best martial artist in the country, the world… then the universe.

When fans see your name on a fight poster, what should they expect:

They should expect the unexpected

How do you see your upcoming fight playing out:

I see myself being too sharp on the feet, my opponent will try to wrestle and my anti- wrestling holds up. I then get a late finish.

A final message to any friends, family and supporters:

Thank you for all the love and support. It means the world.

Where will any fans or supporters be able to find you socials:


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