Nam Phan has competed in Japanese MMA organization Pancrase and won the title of King of Pancrase in the featherweight division in 2015.
34 Facts About Nam Phan
Nam Phan made his professional mixed martial arts debut against Jason Maxwell in October 2001, and won due to a second-round TKO.
Nam Phan then won his following three fights, before tasting defeat at the hands of Rob McCullough in April 2003.
Nam Phan lost via unanimous decision and was defeated in his next, and last, Strikeforce fight against Billy Evangelista at Strikeforce: Melendez vs Thomson.
Nam Phan then won the Extreme Fighters World Championships by defeating Shad Smith via TKO at 1:11 of the first round on October 6,2007.
Nam Phan signed with the Ultimate Fighting Championship to appear on The Ultimate Fighter: Team GSP vs Team Koscheck.
Nam Phan therefore earned entrance into the house, where he would be picked for Team Koscheck as Koscheck's fifth pick.
The first round was closely contested until the final seconds where Nam Phan got a takedown, ground and pounded, and then applied a kimura.
Nam Phan would go on to continue pressuring Paige in the second round to win the fight.
Nam Phan defeated McKenzie via TKO in round 2, securing his spot in the semi-finals.
The consensus at the fight was that Johnson won the opening round, whilst Nam Phan won the second.
Nam Phan was expected to face Alex Caceres on December 4,2010, at The Ultimate Fighter: Team GSP vs Team Koscheck Finale.
Nam Phan lost the fight against Garcia via a controversial split decision.
However, Nam Phan was forced out of the bout with an injury and was replaced by Chan Sung Jung.
Nam Phan faced Mike Brown on August 6,2011, at UFC 133.
Nam Phan was expected to face Matt Grice on October 8,2011, at UFC 136, replacing an injured Josh Grispi.
Nam Phan won via unanimous decision, earning both fighters Fight of the Night bonuses.
Nam Phan next faced Jimy Hettes on December 30,2011, at UFC 141.
Nam Phan was dominated by Hettes throughout the fight, unable to stop the many takedowns of his opponent and losing via unanimous decision.
Nam Phan was briefly linked to a bout with Zhang Tie Quan on February 26,2012, at UFC 144.
Nam Phan faced Cole Miller on August 4,2012, at UFC on FOX 4 and won a split decision.
Nam Phan faced Dennis Siver on December 8,2012, at UFC on Fox 5, replacing an injured Eddie Yagin.
Nam Phan went into the fight with a passive posture, and proceeded to be dominated through the entire three rounds in both stand up and ground games, ultimately losing by unanimous decision.
Nam Phan fought Takeya Mizugaki in a Bantamweight bout on December 7,2013, at UFC Fight Night 33.
Nam Phan faced Vaughan Lee on March 1,2014, at The Ultimate Fighter: China Finale.
Nam Phan lost the fight via unanimous decision and was released from the promotion.
Nam Phan then faced Yuki Baba at Pancrase 261 on October 5,2014.
Nam Phan won the fight via rear-naked choke submission in the first round.
On October 17,2014, it was announced that Nam Phan has signed with Bellator.
Nam Phan made his debut for the promotion against Mike Richman on November 15,2014, at Bellator 131.
Nam Phan lost the fight via knockout in the first round.
On March 12,2017, after his loss to Whiteford, Nam Phan announced his retirement from MMA competition.
Nam Phan owns and runs the Madu Academy, where he teaches Brazilian jiu-jitsu as well as boxing and Muay Thai.
In 2005, Nam Phan co-founded Ma Du Entertainment, a business to promote mixed martial arts fighters.