Andre Fili grew up in a broken home, where both of the parents were violent against each other and their children.
40 Facts About Andre Fili
Andre Fili's mother raised her kids alone, as her husband was serving jail time on multiple occasions and was not living in the house.
In 2009, Andre Fili moved to Sacramento and while still under probation, he joined Team Alpha Male and began training mixed martial arts.
Andre Fili made his professional debut on December 12,2009 against Anthony Motley.
Andre Fili won the fight via TKO and won his next three fights via TKO as well.
Andre Fili suffered his first loss, by knee injury, against Strikeforce vet Derrick Burnsed.
Andre Fili bounced back from the loss winning his next 8 fights including a win over Strikeforce veteran Alexander Crispim.
Andre Fili made his promotional debut on October 19,2013 at UFC 166 against Jeremy Larsen.
Andre Fili, who was in the middle of a training camp for a welterweight bout in another promotion, took the featherweight fight on short notice to replace an injured Charles Oliveira.
The bout was contested at a catchweight, as Andre Fili was unable to make the required weight.
Andre Fili faced Max Holloway on April 26,2014 at UFC 172.
Andre Fili lost the fight via submission in the third round.
Andre Fili was expected to face Sean Soriano on September 5,2014 at UFC Fight Night 50.
However, Andre Fili was forced from the bout with an injury and replaced by Chas Skelly.
Andre Fili faced Felipe Arantes on October 25,2014 at UFC 179.
Andre Fili faced Godofredo Pepey on March 21,2015 at UFC Fight Night 62.
Andre Fili lost the fight via submission in the first round.
Andre Fili was expected to face Clay Collard on September 5,2015 at UFC 191.
However, Andre Fili was forced out of the bout with injury and replaced by Tiago Trator.
Andre Fili faced Gabriel Benitez on November 21,2015 at The Ultimate Fighter Latin America 2 Finale.
Andre Fili won the fight via knockout in the first round and earned a Performance of the Night bonus.
Andre Fili faced Yair Rodriguez on April 23,2016 at UFC 197.
Andre Fili lost the fight via knockout in the second round.
Andre Fili faced Hacran Dias on October 1,2016 at UFC Fight Night 96, filling in for an injured Brian Ortega.
Andre Fili was expected to face Doo Ho Choi on July 29,2017 at UFC 214.
Andre Fili faced Artem Lobov on October 21,2017 at UFC Fight Night 118.
Andre Fili faced Dennis Bermudez on January 27,2018 at UFC on Fox 27.
Andre Fili faced Michael Johnson on August 25,2018 at UFC Fight Night 135.
Andre Fili faced Myles Jury on February 17,2019 at UFC on ESPN 1.
Andre Fili faced Sheymon Moraes on July 13,2019 at UFC on ESPN+ 13.
Andre Fili won the fight via knockout in round one.
Andre Fili faced Sodiq Yusuff on January 18,2020 at UFC 246.
Andre Fili faced Charles Jourdain on June 13,2020 at UFC on ESPN: Eye vs Calvillo.
Andre Fili faced Bryce Mitchell on October 31,2020 at UFC Fight Night 181.
Andre Fili faced Daniel Pineda on June 26,2021 at UFC Fight Night 190.
Early in round two, Andre Fili accidentally poked Pineda in the eye and he was deemed unable to continue.
Andre Fili faced Joanderson Brito on April 30,2022 at UFC on ESPN 35.
Andre Fili was scheduled to face Lando Vannata on September 17,2022 at UFC Fight Night 210.
Andre Fili was scheduled to face Lucas Almeidaon February 25,2023 at UFC Fight Night 220.
However, Andre Fili was forced to withdraw from the bout due to emergency eye surgery.