The next athlete is a famous one, who is Impa Kasanganay, well known by his nickname ‘Tshilobo,’ is a Mixed Martial Arts(MMA) fighter.
He competes in UFC in the Middle Heavyweight division. Impa’s pro stats stand at 8-1-0.
The UFC fighter is quite early in his career, yet his determination and hard work can be seen in his matches and stats.
He fights out of Charlotte, North Carolina. The American MMA fighter is ranked #45 on UFC Middleweight Rankings.
This article will know everything about Impa, his wiki, height, relationship, net worth, UFC career, and social media. But, before, let’s jump into his quick facts.
|January 17, 1994
|30 Years Old
|Place of Birth
|Fort Lauderdale, United States
|August 29, 2020
|Facebook, Instagram, Twitter
Impa Kasanganay | Early Life, Family, and Education
Impa Kasanganay was born on January 17, 1994. He was born into a family of immigrants in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Impa’s zodiac sign is Capricorn.
Impa belongs to African- the American ethnicity and is a Congolese American citizen.
Even though his parent’s and other family members’ identities are unknown, it is well understood his family is the source of his inspiration.
His nickname ‘Tshilobo’ was also given to him his father, which means ‘warrior under god.’ His parents are originally from The Democratic of Congo.
Moreover, he is well-educated, having several degrees in the field of business, accounting, and finance. Impa holds an associate degree in Business Administration and Accounting.
Similarly, he graduated with a Bachelor’s in Accounting and Bachelor’s in Finance degree from Lenoir-Rhyne University.
Impa Kasanganay | Age, Height, and Weight
The American is 30-years old as of 2024.
Looking at his posts on Instagram, we can say that he has a perfect body for an athlete. Impa has an amazing muscular figure and is in his best shape right now.
He weighs 185 lbs and stands 185 cm (5 ft 11 in) tall. For his height and weight, he is an ideal middleweight MMA fighter.
Unfortunately, the information regarding the MMA fighter body measurement is still unknown at the moment.
Likewise, he belongs to the Congolese-American Nationality with African-American Ethnicity.
Impa Kasanganay | Early Career and MMA Pro Career
Which MMA fighter wouldn’t like to fight in the UFC? Many dreams of fighting in the UFC, and few make it happen. So is the story of an emerging fighter, Impa Kasanganay.
The UFC fighter has always been a proven athlete. During his time in college, he was a football player. He even played for his collegiate team at Lenoir-Rhyne University.
His jersey number was 57, and he was positioned as a Linebacker.
When asked about how he started, his answer was,
I got started during the end of my senior season of football at LR AND had my first amateur fight my senior spring and final semester at LR. I was taking 26 credits then [ haha ].
In addition to that, Impa always wanted to improve as a football player in college. Nonetheless, when he found out NFL players trained in several martial arts and with MMA trainers, he thought of doing the same.
It was the time when he first stepped on the mats, and his desire changed. In 2016, he ended his football career at Lenoir-Rhyne and turned his attention to the cage.
Before stepping up on his dream career, he worked in various positions in corporate and other fields.
Additionally, he worked as an accountant in corporate and also as a bouncer in clubs and pubs. Moreover, he was also a personal trainer.
It was during his senior year of his college when he started training back in 2017. The MMA fighter always loved watching boxing and MMA from his childhood; no doubt, his love for the game turned into his full-time career present.
At 864 Fighting Championship-Showcase MMA, Kasanganay made his pro debut on January 25, 2019.
On his pro debut, he defeated Garett Fosdyck by a split decision. Many remember Impa as one of the utmost exciting fighters from season 2 of ‘Dana White’s Contender Series,’ who didn’t get a UFC deal.
Even though he was matched against then-undefeated Kailin Hill, Kasanganay put on a strategic and commanding performance against the LFA veteran.
Despite his prevailing performance, UFC president Dana White thought it was best for his development; he should be sent to the regional scene to earn more experience. He fights out of Charlotte, North Carolina.
Additionally, in his second round at Square Ring Promotions-Island Fights 53, he won the fight against Dahlen Wilson by unanimous decision.
After a couple of weeks, he fought and defeated John Lewis by Submission in round one.
The MMA fighter’s winning streak continued when he defeated Roger Pratcher at KOTC Rumble on the River 2 on March 11, 2019.
Tshibolo, winning streak extended with a win against Devorious Tubbs at LFA 71.
Furthermore, at Dana White’s Contender Series(DWCS) – Season 3, Episode 10, he won a fight against Kailan Hill on August 27, 2019.
Also, he triumphed against Anthony Adams on August 11, 2020, in DWCS- Contender Series 2020: week 2.
Later, Impa defeated Maki Pitolo on August 29, 2020, by unanimous decision. However, his 8 win streak was hit by a loss recently.
Eventually, he lost against Joaquin Buckley in a MiddleWeight bout by KO/TKO in the second round on October 10, 2020.
Therefore, his present record stands at eight wins and one loss.
Similarly, in the early 2021, he faced UFC on ABC: Vettori vs. Holland and won the fight via submission in the second round.
MMA career inspiration and goals
Meanwhile, when he talked about his inspiration and heroes, it’s his parents.
Impa’s parents’ hard work and work ethic have motivated him to go after his dream and achieve everything he has ever dreamed for himself and his family.
His goal is to create a legacy that can’t be taken away and encourage his future generation to go after what they would love to achieve.
Impa Kasanganay | Achievements
- Currently White Belt
- One Win via KO
- One Win via Submission
- First-round finishes(twice)
- Record: 8-1-0
Impa Kasanganay | Fight Record
|Professional record breakdown
Impa Kasanganay | Relationships
On the other hand, Kasanganay’s personal life is very private. His past or present relationships are not public yet. However, he is not married as of now.
Nevertheless, it can be assumed that MMA fighters may have had some past relationships, but any other further details are yet to be known.
For now, we can just say that he has successfully kept his personal relationship secret and remained low-key.
Impa Kasanganay | Salary and Net Worth
The 30-year-old signed as a Pro MMA fighter in 2019. It is believed that regardless of match results, he earns an undisclosed amount of base salary.
Besides that, on winning ‘fight of the night’ and ‘performance of the night,’ MMA fighters earn bonuses which are around $50,000.
Furthermore, he is sponsored by Vital Proteins, Biomdplus R&D, Gatorade, Enduraphin, WTRMLN WTR, and Greens Plus. His net worth is yet to be known.
Impa Kasanganay | Social Media
What Happened to Impa Kasanganay?
Impa suffered from a small injury after his co-fighter kick on his face at UFC Fight Island 5.
What is the Jersey Number of Kasanganay?
The MMA fighter wears Jersey number 57.
Is Impa Married?
No, he is not married.
Does the MMA Fighter have Tattoo on his Body?
Yes, Impa has many tattoos on his body. In fact, most of his body part is covered with tattoos that represent various arts and designs.