Nick Maximov Biography, Facts, and Trivia

1. Nick Maximov is an American mixed martial arts fighter who campaigns in the light heavyweight division. He is associated with the Nick Diaz Academy.

2.Maximov was born in Bend, Oregon, United States but he fights out of Chico, California, United States. He was born on December 23, 1997. He went to high school at Chico High and graduated in 2016. He attended college at the Clackamas Community College in Oregon City.

3. Before turning professional, Maximov had three amateur fights. He won all three via finishes - one through TKO by punches and two by submission (triangle choke).

4. Maximov made his professional debut in October 6, 2018. He fought in the undercard of Terminal Velocity, an event by King of the Cage (KOTC). He won the bout by knocking out Nick Piecuch in the very first round. He extended his winning streak to 5 with victories over Bruni Casillas, William Hope, Robert Allensworth, and Johnny James Jr. For his sixth fight in November of 2020, Maximov appeared on Dana White's Contender Series. He decisioned Oscar Cota in said bout.

5. In 2021, the undefeated Maximov signed with the UFC. Not long after, it was announced that he will be sharing the cage with Cody Brundage in the undercard of UFC 266: Volkanovski vs. Ortega.

6. At a young age, Maximov started learning karate. He also took on jiu-jitsu. Maximov also heavily wrestled in high school. He finished his wrestling career at Chico High with a 137-37 record.