Mark Weir

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Mark Weir
Born (1967-09-19) September 19, 1967 (age 46)
Gloucester, England
Other names The Wizard
Nationality English
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13.2 st)
Division Middleweight
Fighting out of Gloucester, England
Team Range Fighting, Icon BJJ
Years active 2000-present
Mixed martial arts record
Total 40
Wins 21
By knockout 10
By submission 10
By decision 1
Losses 18
By knockout 10
By submission 7
By decision 1
Draws 1
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Mark Anthony Weir (September 19, 1967) is an English mixed martial artist usually fighting in the middleweight division at 185 lbs. He has fought in the Ultimate Fighting Championship, and Pride Fighting Championships, and is the former Cage Rage British Middleweight Champion.

Biography[edit]

Mark Weir lives in Hempsted, England with his wife Michelle and three children, Tamara,Lyle & Mya. Weir appears keen to pass his knowledge to the next generation of the family, as he once said of his daughter that “Tamara is really into martial arts and she is already picking up some of the skills.”[1]

Martial arts background & training regimen[edit]

Weir began his martial arts training with judo and boxing, but later switched to Taekwondo because his mother did not want him to box full-time[2]. He gained his Taekwondo black belt in 1988 from Hee Il Cho, then went on to win World Championships in both 1988 and 1991. Weir moved up from Light Heavyweight to Heavyweight over the two competitions. [3]

Weir had perhaps his most notable success in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. On July 13, 2002, he knocked out Eugene Jackson in 10 seconds at UFC 38. Fittingly, it was also the first time the UFC had been held in England, with a number of British mixed martial artists competing alongside Weir in the Royal Albert Hall. Being an undefeated former world champion in Tae Kwon Do and Kick Boxing tournaments, Mark Weir brings to the cage renowned kicking and punching ability.

Weir holds classes in Gloucester and Oxford, where he teaches what he calls ‘Range Fighting’, combining muay thai, boxing, ju jitsu and ground fighting.[4]

Weir went on to win numerous MMA titles in such events as WEC and Cage Rage.

In early 2010, Weir captured the vacant Ultimate Challenge MMA K1 title against Mark Epstein, going back to his foundation of kickboxing. He then went on to take the UCMMA Middleweight title by defeating Jack Mason via strikes.

Mark successfully defended his K1 title against Luke Sines at Unbelievable 16 on 23 October 2010[5].

The beginning of 2011 saw Mark concentrating on the opening of a new MMA gym in Oxford, which boasts to be the biggest in the South West.

Mark is now looking forward to defending his titles and maintain his presence in MMA.

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 21–18–1 Mickey Burns Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) SFC - Supremacy Fight Challenge 9 February 17, 2013 1 1:04 Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, England
Loss 20–18–1 Denniston Sutherland KO (punches) UCMMA 21 - Stand Your Ground June 25, 2011 1 3:20 London, England Lost the UCMMA Middleweight Title
Win 20–17–1 Jack Mason KO (knee and punches) UCMMA 11: Adrenaline Rush March 27, 2010 2 4:57 London, England Won UCMMA Middleweight Title
Loss 19–17–1 Tor Troeng Submission (triangle choke) Superior Challenge 4 October 31, 2009 3 2:05 Stockholm, Sweden
Draw 19–16–1 Jean-François Lénogue Draw Furious Fighting Championship 2 February 21, 2009 3 5:00 Casablanca, Morocco
Loss 19–16 Mohamed Khacha TKO (punches) UCMMA 2: Unbreakable February 7, 2009 1 4:26 London, England
Win 19–15 Marius Buzinskas Submission (arm-triangle choke) CFC 4: No Way Out October 25, 2008 2 2:04 England
Loss 18–15 Drew Fickett Submission (rear naked choke) Cage Rage 24 December 1, 2007 1 3:55 London, England
Loss 18–14 Paul Daley TKO (punches) Cage Rage 23 September 22, 2007 2 2:14 London, England
Loss 18–13 Nick Thompson TKO Bodog Fight: Vancouver August 24, 2007 1 4:01 Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Win 18–12 Daijiro Matsui Decision (unanimous) Cage Rage 21 April 21, 2007 3 5:00 London, England
Loss 17–12 Zelg Galešic TKO (punches) Cage Rage 19 December 9, 2006 1 0:50 London, England
Loss 17–11 Murilo Rua Submission (arm triangle choke) Cage Rage 18 September 30, 2006 2 1:15 London, England
Loss 17–10 Denis Kang Submission (knees) Pride Bushido 10 April 2, 2006 1 4:55 Tokyo, Japan
Win 17–9 Akira Shoji KO (head kick) Cage Rage 14 December 3, 2005 1 0:17 London, England
Win 16–9 Kyosuke Sasaki KO (punches) Cage Rage 13: No Fear September 10, 2005 1 1:52 London, England
Win 15–9 Sol Gilbert TKO (corner stoppage) Cage Rage 12: The Real Deal July 2, 2005 2 5:00 London, England
Loss 14–9 Curtis Stout TKO (punches) Cage Rage 11: Face Off April 30, 2005 1 1:45 London, England
Loss 14–8 Alex Serdyukov Submission (arm triangle choke) WEC 14 March 17, 2005 2 2:56 Lemoore, California, United States
Loss 14–7 Gabriel Santos Decision (unanimous) Cage Rage 10: Deliverance February 26, 2005 3 5:00 London, England
Loss 14–6 Matt Lindland TKO (doctor stoppage) Cage Rage 9: No Mercy November 27, 2004 1 5:00 London, England
Win 14–5 Will Bradford Submission (guillotine choke) WEC 12 October 21, 2004 1 2:11 Lemoore, California, United States
Win 13–5 Johil de Oliveira Submission (arm-triangle choke) Cage Rage 8: Knights of the Octagon September 11, 2004 1 1:35 London, England
Loss 12–5 Jorge Rivera TKO (doctor stoppage) Cage Rage 7: Battle of Britain July 10, 2004 1 5:00 London, England
Win 12–4 Gen Isono TKO (corner stoppage) Pain and Glory April 24, 2004 England
Win 11–4 Alex Reid TKO (cut) Extreme Brawl 6 March 21, 2004 2 Bracknell, England
Loss 10–4 Gregory Bouchelaghem Submission (rear naked choke) XFC 2: The Perfect Storm November 9, 2003 1 Cornwall, England
Win 10–3 Jean-François Lénogue Submission (rear naked choke) Cage Rage 4 October 12, 2003 1 4:13 London, England
Loss 9–3 David Loiseau KO (punches) UFC 42 April 25, 2003 1 3:55 Miami, Florida, United States
Loss 9–2 Phillip Miller Submission (rear naked choke) UFC 40 November 22, 2002 2 4:50 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 9–1 Eugene Jackson KO (punch) UFC 38 July 13, 2002 1 0:10 London, England
Win 8–1 Ben Earwood Submission (punches) MB 5: Unfinished Business December 16, 2001 2 High Wycombe, England
Win 7–1 Shannon Ritch Submission (choke) MB 3: Independence Day July 1, 2001 1 High Wycombe, England
Win 6–1 Paul Jenkins KO Grapple & Strike 3 May 19, 2001 1 0:18 Worchester, England
Win 5–1 CJ Fernandes TKO MB 2: Capital Punishment March 11, 2001 High Wycombe, England
Win 4–1 Sean Cocharin TKO Ultimate Fight Night December 9, 2000 1 High Wycombe, England
Win 3–1 Frank Ledroumaguet Submission (armbar) Pancrase - Pancrase UK November 25, 2000 London, England
Win 2–1 John Andrews Submission (choke) Grapple & Strike 2 November 12, 2000 1 Worchester, England
Win 1–1 Dale Houghton Submission (forearm choke) Ring of Truth 3 October 17, 2000 1 1:16 England
Loss 0–1 Trevor Cunningham KO Grapple & Strike 1 May 29, 2000 2 4:17 Worchester, England

See also[edit]

References[edit]

1.^ ‘A Day in the Life Of…’, Helen Blow, ‘’The Citizen’’, February 4, 1999

2.^ ‘Scott hopes for a box office hit’, Annelisa Macaulay-Lowe, ‘’The Citizen’’, August 19, 1999

3.^ ‘Scott’s a dead ringer for a film mogul’, ‘’The Citizen’’, September 3, 2001

4.^ ‘Horton is choked at loss’, ‘’The Citizen’’, October 27, 2000

5.^ XFUK Profile

6.^ ‘Horton is choked at loss’, ‘’The Citizen’’, October 27, 2000

7.^ UCMMA Events

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