UFC’s Guram Kutateladze promoted to BJJ black belt

Guram Kutateladze is a Georgian mixed martial artist who competes in the lightweight division of the UFC.

He was born on May 14, 1992, in Tbilisi, Georgia, and made his professional MMA debut in 2015.

Kutateladze has a professional record of 12 wins and 3 losses, with notable victories over stars such as Mateusz Gamrot and Leonardo Santos.

He made his UFC debut on October 10, 2020, with a unanimous decision victory over Mateusz Gamrot.

Guram Kutateladze trains out of Allstars Sweden along with Khamzat Chimaev, Alex Gustafsson and Ilir Latifi.

But while Chimaev trains BJJ under Alan Finfou, Kutateladze trains under Bobby Andersson and Tomasz Rajca.

He shared his reaction to the promotion saying:
“I don’t know what to say or write. Didn’t have words then, don’t have any now.
I’m just thankful. And I know that this is the start of another journey and roller coaster.
I will try to describe it, if I can. I want to share a little piece of this journey. Even if my coaches will have willing to slap me for that, but I will always think, that I don’t deserve this belt. But I will always prove, that it is well deserved.
I met and start training with my friend, big brother, mentor, role model and a coach Tomasz Rajca, for approximately 12 years ago, as soon as I arrive to Sweden. After my Japanese Jiu Jitsu black belt , my dream was to become a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt, one day. And this road and path looked to be too far away. We went through a lot together, in sports and private life too. All the hours inside and outside of the mats, developing and improving as an athlete and a human being. Building things from the scratch.
On this long and struggling way I met Tomasz’s Professor, Bobby Andersson. And I can’t thank them enough and appreciate our relationship between each other. We were, still are and will keep on going strong together.

Now we have one more belt left”

Kutateladze is booked to face John Makdessi on June 10th.