1 July 1987 |
|Other names||The Hitman|
|Height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Weight||170 lb (77 kg; 12 st)|
|Reach||75 in (190 cm)|
|Rank||NEWA freestyle wrestling champion|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Mixed martial arts career
Background and early career
Formerly an open-side flanker for local rugby team Hove RFC, Hathaway decided to make the transition to mixed martial arts after watching the Ultimate Fighting championship on television. He made his professional MMA debut on 25 June 2006, defeating his opponent via rear naked choke in the first round.
Ultimate Fighting Championship
After signing a four fight deal, Hathaway was scheduled to fight undefeated Tom Egan at UFC 93. He made an impressive UFC debut, scoring a dominant first round TKO win over Egan via elbows.
Hathaway then faced the biggest fight of his career as he fought Diego Sanchez on 29 May 2010 at UFC 114, in Sanchez' return to welterweight. In the first round, Hathaway dropped Sanchez with a knee to the head, as Sanchez attempted a takedown. Hathaway then dominated with ground and pound. The rest of the fight saw Hathaway utilize his reach advantage to dominate the striking, which gave him the unanimous decision victory.
Hathaway was expected to face Dong Hyun Kim at UFC 120, but Kim was forced out of the bout with an injury and replaced by Mike Pyle. Hathaway lost to Pyle via unanimous decision after being overmatched by the heavy underdog. This loss was also the first of his career.
Hathaway was expected to face Pascal Krauss on 5 November 2011 at UFC 138. However, on 30 August Krauss pulled out of the bout citing a shoulder injury, and was replaced by Matt Brown. On 17 October, Hathaway himself was forced to pull out of the bout due to an undisclosed injury. As a result, Brown was pulled from the card and shifted to UFC 139.
Hathaway returned from his extended hiatus to face Dong Hyun Kim on 1 March 2014 at The Ultimate Fighter: China Finale. He lost the fight via third round knockout due to a spinning back elbow.
Championships and achievements
- Freestyle Wrestling
- British National Freestyle wrestling Runner up (Two times)
- NEWA freestyle wrestling champion (One time)
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|19 matches||17 wins||2 losses|
|Loss||17–2||Dong Hyun Kim||KO (spinning back elbow)||The Ultimate Fighter China Finale: Kim vs. Hathaway||1 March 2014||3||1:02||Macau, SAR, China|
|Win||17–1||John Maguire||Decision (unanimous)||UFC on Fuel TV: Struve vs. Miocic||29 September 2012||3||5:00||Nottingham, England|
|Win||16–1||Pascal Krauss||Decision (unanimous)||UFC on Fox: Diaz vs. Miller||5 May 2012||3||5:00||East Rutherford, New Jersey, United States|
|Win||15–1||Kris McCray||Decision (split)||UFC Fight Night: Nogueira vs. Davis||26 March 2011||3||5:00||Seattle, Washington, United States|
|Loss||14–1||Mike Pyle||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 120||16 October 2010||3||5:00||London, England|
|Win||14–0||Diego Sanchez||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 114||29 May 2010||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||13–0||Paul Taylor||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 105||14 November 2009||3||5:00||Manchester, England|
|Win||12–0||Rick Story||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 99||13 June 2009||3||5:00||Cologne, Germany|
|Win||11–0||Tom Egan||TKO (elbows)||UFC 93||17 January 2009||1||4:36||Dublin, Ireland|
|Win||10–0||Jack Mason||Submission (punches)||Cage Rage 28||20 September 2008||1||2:41||London, England|
|Win||9–0||Richard Griffin||TKO (punches)||ZT Fight Night 12||30 August 2008||1||2:41||Brighton, England|
|Win||8–0||Marvin Arnold Bleau||TKO (punches)||Cage Rage 25||8 March 2008||1||1:32||London, England|
|Win||7–0||Tommy Maguire||TKO (punches)||Cage Rage: Contenders 7||10 November 2007||2||3:17||London, England|
|Win||6–0||Charles Barbosa||Decision (unanimous)||Cage Rage: Contenders 6||18 August 2007||3||5:00||London, England|
|Win||5–0||Tarcio Santana||Decision (unanimous)||Cage Rage: Contenders 5||16 June 2007||3||5:00||London, England|
|Win||4–0||Sergei Ussanov||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Cage Rage - Contenders 4||3 March 2007||1||2:08||London, England|
|Win||3–0||Ludovic Perez||Submission (punches)||ZT Fight Night 4||4 November 2006||1||N/A||London, England|
|Win||2–0||Wesley Felix||TKO (punches)||Full Contact Fight Night 3||15 July 2006||2||1:33||Bracknell, England|
|Win||1–0||Jim Morris||Submission (rear-naked choke)||ZT Fight Night 2||25 June 2006||1||N/A||Sussex, England|
- UFC exclusive interview: John Hathaway on his debut against Thomas ‘The Tank’ Egan at UFC 93
- "Report: Paul Taylor vs John Hathaway likely for UFC 105". mmajunkie.com. 10 September 2009.
- "Diego Sanchez Returns to Welterweight Against John Hathaway at UFC 114". mmafrenzy.com. Retrieved 2010-02-03.
- "John Hathaway vs. Dong Hyun Kim expected for UFC 120 in October". fiveknuckles.com. Retrieved 2010-07-04.
- "Mike Pyle Replaces Injured Dong Hyun Kim, Will Face John Hathaway at UFC 120.". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2010-07-20.
- "John Hathaway vs. Kris McCray Added to UFC Fight Night 24 in Seattle". mmaweekly.com. 3 January 2011.
- "John Hathaway Draws Pascal Krauss for UFC 138 Fight Card in England". mmaweekly.com. 22 July 2011.
- "Matt Brown replaces Pascal Krauss, meets John Hathaway at UFC 138". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2010-08-31.
- "After injuries, Brown-Baczynski at UFC 139". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2010-10-17.
- "John Hathaway vs Pascal Krauss booked for May 5 in New Jersey". mmamania.com. 6 February 2012. Retrieved 6 February 2012.
- "UFC: Nottingham Adds John Maguire vs. John Hathaway". mmaweekly.tv. Retrieved 5 July 2012.
- Mookie Alexander (7 March 2013). "Erick Silva fights John Hathaway at TUF Brazil 2 Finale on June 8th". bloodyelbow.com.
- Staff (2013-04-25). "Jason High replaces John Hathaway, meets Erick Silva at UFC on FUEL TV 10". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-04-25.
- John Morgan (2014-01-03). "John Hathaway vs. Dong Hyun Kim headlines ‘TUF: China’ finale on March 1 in Macau". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-01-03.
- Gene Morosko (2014-03-01). "Dong Hyun Kim knocks out John Hathaway with spinning back elbow". mmamania.com. Retrieved 2013-03-01.
- Tristen Crichfield (2015-04-01). "UFC 189 Update: Gunnar Nelson-John Hathaway welterweight bout set for July 11". sherdog.com. Retrieved 2015-04-01.