Ryan Thomas (fighter)

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Ryan Thomas
Born (1984-11-05) November 5, 1984 (age 29)
Danville, Illinois, United States
Other names The Tank Engine
Nationality American
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight 170 lb (77 kg; 12 st)
Division Welterweight
Reach 75 inches
Stance Orthodox
Fighting out of Coconut Creek, Florida
Team American Top Team
Mixed martial arts record
Total 25
Wins 17
By knockout 6
By submission 11
Losses 8
By submission 5
By decision 3
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Ryan Drew Thomas (born November 5, 1984) is an American mixed martial artist from Indianola, Illinois. He has a degree from Eastern Illinois University in elementary education. He also wrestled at Eastern Illinois University.

Mixed martial arts Career[edit]

Ryan started his career at middleweight (185 pounds), but dropped to welterweight (170 pounds) after only a few fights.

Ryan has fought for the Ultimate Fighting Championships, Bellator Fighting Championships, Courage Fighting Championships, Dragons Cage, Genesis MMA, Colosseum Combat, World Fighting Championships, and he also won the "Iowa Meanest Man Tournament" (a sixteen man tournament) in Davenport, Iowa.

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

He made his UFC debut at UFC 87 against Ben Saunders, losing via submission in round two.

His next fight was against Matt Brown at UFC 91, again, losing via submission in round two. He was then cut from the promotion.

Bellator Fighting Championships[edit]

In April 2010, Thomas signed with upstart promotion Bellator Fighting Championships. He took part in the promotions Season Two Welterweight Tournament, losing to Ben Askren in a Quarterfinal bout via stoppage in the first round.

After Jim Wallhead was pulled from the tournament, Thomas was given another Quarterfinal bout at Bellator 15 against Jacob McClintock, Thomas defeated McClintock by TKO in the first round to receive a rematch with Askren.

On May 20, 2010, Thomas got a rematch with Ben Askren in a Semifinal bout at Bellator 19, Thomas lost via unanimous decision with all three judges scoring the contest 30-27 in favor of Askren.

Thomas eventually faced Jim Wallhead on October 14, 2010 at Bellator 32, He lost the fight via unanimous decision.[1]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

  • Colosseum Combat
    • CC Welterweight Championship (One time, Current)
    • Interim CC Welterweight Championship (One time)
  • Courage Fighting Championships
    • CFC Welterweight Championship (One time)

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 17–8 Dominique Steele Decision (unanimous) XFC 27: Frozen Fury December 13, 2013 3 5:00 Muskegon, Michigan, United States
Win 17–7 Rocky France Submission (triangle choke) XFC 25: Boiling Point September 6, 2013 2 1:27 Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
Win 16–7 Rocky France TKO (retirement) Colosseum Combat 25 June 1, 2013 3 5:00 Kokomo, Indiana, United States Defended CC Welterweight Championship
Win 15–7 Corey Hill Submission (armbar) XFC 21: Night of Champions 2 December 7, 2012 1 2:34 Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Win 14–7 Evilasio Silva Araujo Submission (punches) AF - Arena Fight Mossoro March 8, 2012 1 2:30 Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil
Win 13–7 John Kolosci Submission (reverse triangle choke) XFC 15: Tribute December 2, 2011 1 4:46 Tampa, Florida, United States
Loss 12–7 Jonatas Novaes Submission (armbar) Combat USA May 14, 2011 1 4:08 Racine, Wisconsin, United States For the Combat USA Illinois State Championship
Win 12–6 Daniel Head Submission (triangle choke) Colosseum Combat 16 February 19, 2011 1 2:04 Kokomo, Indiana, United States Won CC Interim Welterweight Championship
Loss 11–6 Jim Wallhead Decision (unanimous) Bellator 32 October 14, 2010 3 5.00 Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Loss 11–5 Ben Askren Decision (unanimous) Bellator 19 May 20, 2010 3 5:00 Grand Prairie, Texas, United States Bellator Season 2 Welterweight Tournament Semifinal
Win 11–4 Jacob McClintock TKO (punches) Bellator 15 April 22, 2010 1 4:11 Uncasville, Connecticut, United States Bellator Season 2 Welterweight Tournament Quarterfinal
Loss 10–4 Ben Askren Technical Submission (Japanese necktie) Bellator 14 April 15, 2010 1 2:40 Chicago, Illinois, United States Bellator Season 2 Welterweight Tournament Quarterfinal
Winx 10–3 Ryan Stout Submission (triangle choke) War in the Yard August 8, 2009 1 1:57 Anderson, Indiana, United States
Lossx 9–3 TaylorMatt Brown Submission (armbar) UFC 91 November 15, 2008 2 0:57 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Lossx 9–2 TaylorBen Saunders Submission (armbar) UFC 87 August 9, 2008 2 2:28 Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States UFC Debut
Winx 9–1 John McElroy Submission (triangle choke) AFA: American Fighting Association July 17, 2008 1 0:36 Des Moines, Iowa, United States
Winx 8–1 Jason Holmes Submission (strikes) Courage Fighting Championships 11 May 2, 2008 1 2:15 Champaign, Illinois, United States Won CFC Welterweight Championship
Winx 7–1 Jason Bowling TKO (punches) Extreme Challenge 94 April 19, 2008 1 1:48 Danville, Illinois, United States
Winx 6–1 Kenny Allen Submission (triangle choke) Extreme Challenge 89 February 23, 2008 1 2:54 Decatur, Illinois, United States
Lossx 5–1 TaylorJesse Lennox Submission (armbar) Mainstream MMA - Cold War January 26, 2008 3 2:03 Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States
Winx 5–0 Chris Bachmeir TKO (Punches) WFC - Downtown Throwdown September 14, 2007 3 1:06 Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Winx 4–0 Walt Denim KO (punch) Courage Fighting Championships 9 June 20, 2007 1 0:45 Terre Haute, Indiana, United States
Winx 3–0 Tyler Anderson Submission MMA - Genesis 3 June 15, 2007 1 0:50 St. Charles, Missouri, United States
Winx 2–0 Kris Huffman TKO (punches) Courage Fighting Championships 8 April 21, 2007 1 1:16 Decatur, Illinois, United States
Winx 1–0 Ron Wilson Submission (verbal) Dragons Cage - Marion April 14, 2007 1 1:56 Marion, Illinois, United States MMA Debut

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