15 November 1979 |
Wellington, New Zealand
|Other names||The Villain|
|Height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Weight||185 lb (84 kg; 13.2 st)|
|Reach||74 in (190 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Gold Coast, Australia|
|Team||Potential Unlimited MMA (PUMMA)|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Dylan Andrews (born 15 November 1979) is a mixed martial artist from New Zealand currently fighting as a middleweight in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. As of January 2014, he was ranked no. 89 in the world. He was semi-finalist on FX's The Ultimate Fighter: Team Jones vs. Team Sonnen.He is recognised as the 1st Male fighter to fight in the UFC who officially does not have his testicles anymore.
- 1 Early life and background
- 2 Mixed Martial Arts career
- 3 Personal life
- 4 Championships and accomplishments
- 5 Mixed martial arts record
- 6 See also
- 7 References
- 8 External links
Early life and background
Dylan Andrews was born on 15 November 1979 in Wellington, New Zealand and is of Māori descent. He grew up around drugs and alcohol abuse and he was bullied at school. In his early years, Dylan played many sports, including rugby, cricket and squash.
Education wasn’t a very high priority for Dylan or his family. He left school without qualifications and became a laborer; he also worked in an office.
Andrews moved to Australia in 2003.
Mixed Martial Arts career
Dylan started his mixed martial arts (MMA) training in 2004 in the Lion’s Den Academy in Sydney, Australia, having stumbled into the Den while looking for Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) videos. He had his first professional MMA fight some two years later on 7 July 2006 where he beat Adam Narnst by TKO after only 52 seconds of the first round.
Over the next year and a half he won his next five fights inside the first two rounds.
Dylan had his first loss on 15 February 2008 to Brian Ebersole who at the time had won 37 of his 52 professional fights.
Over the next few years, Dylan slowly built his reputation as a tough and dedicated fighter. He defeated the likes of UFC fighter and The Ultimate Fighter Season 4 contestant, Shonie Carter. He refused to tap in his fight against Jesse Taylor when in a guillotine choke, the referree had to stop the fight as Andrews was unconscious.
Sponsorships and gyms
Dylan has sponsorships with Lonsdale London (Australia), who included him in their Real Fighters team, as well as with TapouT, ASN, Muscle Lab, Line Break Compression, Cocktail And Dreams and AST Performance.
Andrews started his MMA training in the Sydney Lion’s Den Academy training under Luke Pezzutti. He moved to the Five Rings Dojo, Gold Coast, Australia in 2008. He now fights out of the Heartbreak Conditioning and PUMMA gyms on the Gold Coast, training under Vince Perry.
Dylan is known for his dedication in the gym:
|“||I give big props to guys who work really hard. Dylan Andrews is one of those guys. No one hustles harder than that guy ... no one deserves (success) more than that guy.||”|
Dylan is a boxer and a wrestler with an aggressive, dynamic fighting style. His quick, powerful hands and his strong wrestling base make him a force to be reckoned with, both on his feet and on the ground. He almost never leaves a fight in the judges’ hands, with only two of his 21 professional fights going the distance (he won both those fights).
Dylan has a reputation as a tough and dedicated fighter: he refused to tap in his November 2010 fight against Jesse Taylor when in a guillotine choke, the referee had to stop the fight as Andrews was unconscious  and he had a round three knockout win over Papy Abedi in August 2013, even though he had dislocated his shoulder in the first round.
The Ultimate Fighter
Dylan tried three times to get onto The Ultimate Fighter, an American reality television series and MMA competition produced by the FX Network and the UFC. He failed to make it onto the thirteenth and fifteenth season of the show and the Australian-based series The Ultimate Fighter: The Smashes after underperforming at 170 pounds (77 kg). However, he didn’t give up and his persistence paid off when in January 2013, Andrews was announced as a cast member of The Ultimate Fighter: Team Jones vs. Team Sonnen (also known as TUF 17).
He won his way into the house by defeating Tim Williams by unanimous decision. However, he failed to impress either judge—he was the last pick for Team Jones and was the last pick overall.
Andrews fought Zak Cummings in the preliminary round and was victorious with a majority decision win after two rounds. Andrews next fought overall first pick, Luke Barnatt, in the quarter-finals. He defeated Barnatt in the third round via TKO due to punches. The bout was declared 'Fight of the Season'.
Andrews lost in the semi-finals to Uriah Hall via TKO due to punches in the second round.
Ultimate Fighting Championship
Andrews next fought Papy Abedi on 28 August 2013 in the upcoming UFC Fight Night 27. After being controlled for the first two rounds, Andrews mounted a comeback and won via knockout in the third round.
Andrews faced fellow The Ultimate Fighter 17 competitor Clint Hester on 7 December 2013 at UFC Fight Night 33. He lost the fight via TKO due to injury after dislocating his shoulder in the second round.
Andrews' nickname is the Villain, but he says he is nothing of the sort:
|“||The coach came up with it because it rhymed with my name ... but I think I carried myself well at all times. I want it to be a positive thing, so I was always thinking about that.||”|
— Dylan Andrews, January 19, 2013.
Championships and accomplishments
- Ultimate Fighting Championship
- The Ultimate Fighter 17 Fight of the Season
- First New Zealander to compete on the Ultimate Fighter
- Nitro MMA
- Nitro Middleweight Championship (One time) 
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|22 matches||17 wins||5 losses|
|Loss||17–5 (1)||Clint Hester||TKO (Doctor stoppage via injury)||UFC Fight Night: Hunt vs. Bigfoot||December 7, 2013||2||5:00||Brisbane, Australia|
|Win||17–4 (1)||Papy Abedi||KO (punches)||UFC Fight Night: Condit vs. Kampmann 2||August 28, 2013||3||1:32||Indianapolis, United States|
|Win||16–4 (1)||Jimmy Quinlan||TKO (punches)||The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale||April 13, 2013||1||3:22||Las Vegas, United States|
|Win||15–4 (1)||Hale Vaa'sa||Decision (unanimous)||Nitro MMA - Nitro 5||March 24, 2012||3||5:00||Logan City, Queensland, Australia||Won Nitro Middleweight Championship|
|Win||14–4 (1)||Steve Thomas||TKO (retirement)||Cage Fighting Championships 20||February 24, 2012||1||5:00||Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia|
|Win||13–4 (1)||Ross Dallow||TKO (punches)||Australian Fighting Championship 2||September 3, 2011||1||0:57||Melbourne, Australia|
|Win||12–4 (1)||Rob Giuffrida||TKO (punches)||Nitro MMA - Nitro 3||July 9, 2011||2||4:24||Logan City, Queensland, Australia|
|Loss||11–4 (1)||Jesse Taylor||Technical Submission (guillotine choke)||Australian Fighting Championship 1||November 12, 2010||1||2:40||Melbourne, Australia|
|Loss||11–3 (1)||James Vainikolo||Submission (rear-naked choke)||XMMA 2 - ANZ vs. USA||July 31, 2010||2||4:14||Sydney, Australia|
|Win||11–2 (1)||Shonie Carter||Decision (unanimous)||Cage Fighting Championships 13||April 16, 2010||3||5:00||Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia|
|NC||10–2 (1)||Dorjderem Munkhbayasgala||NC (punches to the back of the head)||Legend Fighting Championship 1||January 11, 2010||1||0:50||Hong Kong, China|
|Win||10–2||Jeff King||Submission (guillotine choke)||Cage Fighting Championships 11||November 20, 2009||1||4:58||Sydney, Australia|
|Win||9–2||Yuji Hisamatsu||TKO (punches)||FWC 2 - Return of the Warriors||April 18, 2009||1||2:33||Nerang, Queensland, Australia|
|Win||8–2||Sandro Sampaio||TKO (punches)||TTCW 2 - North vs. South||November 22, 2008||1||1:02||Canterbury, New Zealand|
|Loss||7–2||Jacob O'Connell||Submission (anaconda choke)||Cage Fighting Championships 6 - Eliminator||November 7, 2008||1||0:37||Sydney, Australia|
|Win||7–1||Marvin Arnold Bleau||TKO (punches)||Two Worlds Collide||May 24, 2008||1||1:50||Canterbury, New Zealand|
|Loss||6–1||Brian Ebersole||TKO (punches)||Cage Fighting Championships 3||February 15, 2008||2||4:26||Sydney, Australia|
|Win||6–0||Api Hemara||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Cage Fighting Championships 2||November 23, 2007||2||3:15||Sydney, Australia|
|Win||5–0||Kal Bacy||TKO (punches)||Cage Fighting Championships 1||July 27, 2007||1||1:50||Sydney, Australia|
|Win||4–0||Stephen Walton||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Shooto Australia - Superfight Australia 1||May 26, 2007||2||4:23||Perth, Australia|
|Win||3–0||Yoann Gouaida||TKO (punches)||Warriors Realm 8||March 23, 2007||2||N/A||Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia|
|Win||2–0||Lenny Kent||KO||Warriors Realm 7||November 4, 2006||1||3:14||Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia|
|Win||1–0||Adam Narnst||TKO (punches)||XFC 11||July 7, 2006||1||0:52||Logan Central, Queensland, Australia|
Mixed martial arts exhibition record
|Loss||3-1||Uriah Hall||TKO (punches)||TUF 17||April 9, 2013 (air date)||2||4:50||Las Vegas, USA||TUF 17 semi-final round|
|Win||3-0||Luke Barnatt||TKO (punches)||TUF 17||March 26, 2013 (air date)||3||1:57||Las Vegas, USA||TUF 17 quarter-final round. Fight of the season|
|Win||2-0||Zak Cummings||Decision (majority)||TUF 17||March 12, 2013 (air date)||2||5:00||Las Vegas, USA||TUF 17 preliminary round|
|Win||1–0||Tim Williams||Decision (unanimous)||TUF 17||January 22, 2013 (air date)||2||5:00||Las Vegas, USA.com||TUF 17 elimination round|
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