Fighting families: 30 sets of siblings to fight under the UFC banner

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For some, fighting is the family business.

We’ve seen siblings break into the UFC together or years apart, and there’s been success ranging from championship caliber to irrelevant fizzles.

Saturday at UFC on ESPN 40 in Las Vegas, Mohammed Usman (7-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC) will attempt to join his older brother and UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman on the roster when he takes on Zac Pauga (5-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) in “The Ultimate Fighter” Season 30 heavyweight final.

When Mohammed steps into the octagon, the Usmans will become the 30th pair of siblings – including in-laws – to compete under the UFC banner.

Which other family duos have accomplished the feat? Check below for a complete list.

Kamaru Usman and Mohammed Usman

Kamaru Usman

Kamaru Usman
Age: 35
UFC debut: July 12, 2015 (The Ultimate Fighter 21 Finale)
UFC record: 15-0

Mohammed Usman
Age: 33
UFC debut: Aug. 6, 2022 (UFC on ESPN 40)
UFC record: 0-0

Gilbert Burns and Herbert Burns

Gilbert Burns and Herbert Burns

Gilbert Burns
Age: 36
UFC debut: July 26, 2014 (UFC on FOX 12)
UFC record: 13-5

Herbert Burns
Age: 34
UFC debut: Jan. 25, 2020 (UFC Fight Night 166)
UFC record: 2-2

Nick Diaz and Nate Diaz

Nate Diaz and Nick Diaz

Nick Diaz
Age: 39
UFC debut: Sept. 26, 2003 (UFC 44)
UFC record: 7-7 with one no contest

Nate Diaz
Age: 37
UFC debut: June 23, 2007 (The Ultimate Fighter 5 Finale)
UFC record: 15-11

Dan Miller and Jim Miller

Jim Miller

Dan Miller
Age: 41
UFC debut: Sept. 17, 2008 (UFC Fight Night 15)
UFC record: 6-7

Jim Miller
Age: 38
UFC debut: Oct. 18, 2008 (UFC 89)
UFC record: 24-15 with one no contest

Antonina Shevchenko and Valentina Shevchenko

Valentina Shevchenko, Antonina Shevchenko

Antonina Shevchenko
Age: 37
UFC debut: Nov. 30, 2018 (The Ultimate Fighter 28 Finale)
UFC record: 4-4

Valentina Shevchenko
Age: 34
UFC debut: Dec. 19, 2015 (UFC on FOX 17)
UFC record: 12-2

Joe Lauzon and Dan Lauzon

Joe Lauzon

Joe Lauzon
Age: 38
UFC debut: Sept. 23, 2006 (UFC 63)
UFC record: 15-12

Dan Lauzon
Age: 34
UFC debut: Oct. 14, 2006 (UFC 64)
UFC record: 0-3

Ken Shamrock and Frank Shamrock

Frank Shamrock

Ken Shamrock
Age: 58
UFC debut: Nov. 12, 1993 (UFC 1)
UFC record: 9-6

Frank Shamrock
Age: 49
UFC debut: Dec. 21, 1997 (UFC 15.5)
UFC record: 5-0

(Note: Ken and Frank Shamrock are adoptive borthers)

Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira

Antonio Rogerio Nogueira

Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira
Age: 46
UFC debut: July 7, 2007 (UFC 73)
UFC record: 5-6

Antonio Rogerio Nogueira
Age: 46
UFC debut: Nov. 21, 2009 (UFC 106)
UFC record: 6-7

Anthony Pettis and Sergio Pettis

Sergio Pettis and Anthony Pettis

Anthony Pettis
Age: 35
UFC debut: June 4, 2011 (The Ultimate Fighter 13 Finale)
UFC record: 11-9

Sergio Pettis
Age: 28
UFC debut: Nov. 16, 2013 (UFC 167)
UFC record: 9-5

Junior Assuncao and Raphael Assuncao

Raphael Assuncao

Junior Assuncao
Age: 41
UFC debut: Oct. 14, 2006 (UFC 64)
UFC record: 2-3

Raphael Assuncao
Age: 40
UFC debut: March 19, 2011 (UFC 128)
UFC record: 11-6

Matt Anderson and Jeremy Horn

Jeremy Horn

Matt Anderson
Age: 51
UFC debut: May 17, 1996 (UFC 9)
UFC record: 0-1

Jeremy Horn
Age: 46
UFC debut: May 15, 1998 (UFC 17)
UFC record: 6-7

(NOTE: Anderson and Horn are half-brothers)

Matt Serra and Nick Serra

Matt Serra

Matt Serra
Age: 48
UFC debut: May 4, 2001 (UFC 31)
UFC record: 7-7

Nick Serra
Age: 44
UFC debut: June 22, 2002 (UFC 37.5)
UFC record: 0-1

Iuri Alcantara and Ildemar Alcantara

Iuri Alcantara

Iuri Alcantara
Age: 42
UFC debut: Aug. 27, 2011 (UFC 134)
UFC record: 10-7 with one no contest

Ildemar Alcantara
Age: 39
UFC debut: Jan. 19, 2013 (UFC on FX 7)
UFC record: 4-3

Jake Ellenberger and Joe Ellenberger

Jake Ellenberger

Jake Ellenberger
Age: 37
UFC debut: Sept. 16, 2009 (UFC Fight Night 19)
UFC record: 10-11

Joe Ellenberger
Age: 37
UFC debut: June 28, 2014
UFC record: 1-1

Danillo Villefort and Yuri Villefort

Danillo Villefort

Danillo Villefort
Age: 39
UFC debut: Aug. 8, 2009 (UFC 101)
UFC record: 0-1

Yuri Villefort
Age: 31
UFC debut: Feb. 23, 2013 (UFC 157)
UFC record: 0-2

Jake Rosholt and Jared Rosholt

Jared Rosholt

Jake Rosholt
Age: 39
UFC debut: Feb. 7, 2009 (UFC Fight Night 17)
UFC record: 1-2

Jared Rosholt
Age: 36
UFC debut: Nov. 30, 2013 (The Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale)
UFC record: 6-2

Matt Hughes and Mark Hughes

Matt Hughes

Matt Hughes
Age: 48
UFC debut: Sept. 24, 1999
UFC record: 18-7

Mark Hughes
Age: 48
UFC debut: Nov. 17, 2000
UFC record: 1-0

Chris Camozzi and Brian Camozzi

Chris Camozzi

Chris Camozzi
Age: 35
UFC debut: June 19, 2010 (The Ultimate Fighter 11 Finale)
UFC record: 9-10

Brian Camozzi
Age: 31
UFC debut: Dec. 9, 2016 (UFC Fight Night 102)
UFC record: 0-3

Andre Roberts and Tyrone Roberts

Andre Roberts
Age: 57
UFC debut: May 15, 1998 (UFC 17)
UFC record: 2-1

Tyrone Roberts
Age: 50
UFC debut: June 9, 2000 (UFC 26)
UFC record: 1-0

Augusto Montano and Erick Montano

Augusto Montano

Augusto Montano
Age: 37
UFC debut: Nov. 15, 2014 (UFC 180)
UFC record: 1-2

Erick Montano
Age: 36
UFC debut: Nov. 21, 2015 (UFC Fight Night 78)
UFC record: 1-2

Daniel Teymur and David Teymur

David Teymur

Daniel Teymur
Age: 34
UFC debut: July 16, 2017 (UFC Fight Night 113)
UFC record: 1-4

David Teymur
Age: 33
UFC debut: Feb. 27, 2016 (UFC Fight Night 84)
UFC record: 5-1

Alex Reyes and Dominick Reyes

Dominick Reyes

Alex Reyes
Age: 35
UFC debut: Sept. 16, 2017 (UFC Fight Night 116)
UFC record: 0-1

Dominick Reyes
Age: 32
UFC debut: June 25, 2017 (UFC Fight Night 112)
UFC record: 6-3

Ashkan Mokhtarian and Suman Mokhtarian

Ashkan Mokhtarian

Ashkan Mokhtarian
Age: 36
UFC debut: June 10, 2017 (UFC Fight Night 110)
UFC record: 0-3

Suman Mokhtarian
Age: 30
UFC debut: Dec. 1, 2018 (UFC Fight Night 142)
UFC record: 0-2

Abu Azaitar and Ottman Azaitar

Ottman Azaitar

Abu Azaitar
Age: 36
UFC debut: July 22, 2018 (UFC Fight Night 134)
UFC record: 1-1

Ottman Azaitar
Age: 32
UFC debut: Sept. 7, 2019 (UFC 242)
UFC record: 2-0

Mizuki Inoue and Naoki Inoue

Naoki Inoue

Mizuki Inoue
Age: 27
UFC debut: Aug. 31, 2019 (UFC Fight Night 157)
UFC record: 1-1

Naoki Inoue
Age: 25
UFC debut: June 17, 2017 (UFC Fight Night 111)
UFC record: 1-1

Erick Silva and Gabriel Silva

Erick Silva

Erick Silva
Age: 38
UFC debut: Aug. 27, 2011 (UFC 134)
UFC record: 7-8

Gabriel Silva
Age: 27
UFC debut: July 20, 2019 (UFC on ESPN 4)
UFC record: 1-1

Chris Daukaus and Kyle Daukaus

Chris Daukaus

Chris Daukaus
Age: 32
UFC debut: Aug. 15, 2020 (UFC 252)
UFC record: 4-2

Kyle Daukaus
Age: 29
UFC debut: June 27, 2020 (UFC on ESPN 12)
UFC record: 2-3 with one no contest

Orion Cosce and Louis Cosce

Orion Cosce

Orion Cosce
Age: 28
UFC debut: July 31, 2021 (UFC on ESPN 28)
UFC record: 1-1

Louis Cosce
Age: 26
UFC debut: Nov. 21, 2020 (UFC 255)
UFC record: 0-1

In-Law Extra Credit

Stephen Thompson and Chris Weidman

Stephen Thompson

Stephen Thompson
Age: 39
UFC debut: Feb. 4, 2012 (UFC 143)
UFC record: 11-6-1

Chris Weidman
Age: 38
UFC debut: March 3, 2011 (UFC on VERSUS 3)
UFC record: 11-6

(Note: Thompson and Weidman are brothers-in-law)

Tyson Pedro and Tai Tuivasa

Tai Tuivasa

Tyson Pedro
Age: 30
UFC debut: Nob. 26, 2016 (UFC Fight Night 101)
UFC record: 4-3

Tai Tuivasa
Age: 29
UFC debut: Nob. 18, 2017 (UFC Fight Night 121)
UFC record: 8-3

(Note: Pedro and Tuivasa are brothers-in-law)

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