TJ Waldburger

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TJ Waldburger
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Born Anthony Waldburger Jr.
(1988-04-25) April 25, 1988 (age 26)
Temple, Texas, United States
Nationality American
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight 170 lb (77 kg; 12 st)
Division Welterweight
Reach 75.0 in (191 cm)
Fighting out of Temple, Texas, United States
Team Grapplers Lair
Rank Black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu
Years active 2005–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total 25
Wins 16
By knockout 1
By submission 13
By decision 2
Losses 9
By knockout 7
By decision 2
Draws 0
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Anthony "TJ" Waldburger Jr. (born April 25, 1988) is an American mixed martial artist who competes in the welterweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. A professional MMA competitor since 2005, Waldburger has made a name for himself fighting in the southern United States.

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Early career[edit]

He held an amateur record of 3-0 before turning professional at the age of 17. He lost his professional debut against Sammy Say but defeated him in his next bout to move to 1-1.

At the event, IFC: Road to Global Domination, he lost to Josh Neer but rebounded with a win over Jeff Lindsay. Waldburger defeated UFC veteran Pete Spratt via triangle choke submission in the second round. Spratt demanded a rematch and got one defeating Waldburger via knockout. He lost another fight before winning three straight. His early accomplishments include winning the Shark Fights Welterweight Championship belt in May 2009 and then defending it in September 2009.

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

In July 2010 it was announced Waldburger had signed with the UFC. His debut came at UFC Fight Night 22 against David Mitchell.[1] He won the fight via unanimous decision.

Waldburger was expected to face Matthew Riddle on December 11, 2010 at UFC 124.[2] However, Waldburger was forced from the card with an injury.[3]

Waldburger was expected to face Dennis Hallman on March 26, 2011 at UFC Fight Night 24.[4] However, Hallman was forced out of the bout with an injury and replaced by Johny Hendricks.[5] Waldburger was defeated early in round one via TKO.

Waldburger was expected to face Daniel Roberts on September 17, 2011 at UFC Fight Night 25.[6] However, Roberts was forced out of the bout with an injury and replaced by promotional newcomer Mike Stumpf.[7] Waldburger defeated Stumpf via first round triangle choke submission earning Submission of the Night honors.

Waldburger next faced Jake Hecht on March 3, 2012 at UFC on FX 2.[8] He won the fight via submission in the first round.

Waldburger faced Brian Ebersole on June 22, 2012 at UFC on FX 4.[9] He lost the back-and-forth fight via unanimous decision.

Waldburger faced Nick Catone on December 15, 2012 at The Ultimate Fighter: Team Carwin vs. Team Nelson Finale.[10] He won the fight via technical submission in the second round. He earned the Submission of the Night honors for his performance.

Waldburger was expected to face Sean Pierson on June 15, 2013 at UFC 161.[11] However, Waldburger was pulled from the event and replaced by Kenny Robertson.[12]

Waldburger faced Adlan Amagov on October 19, 2013 at UFC 166.[13] He lost the fight by knockout in the first round.

Waldburger faced Mike Pyle on February 22, 2014 at UFC 170.[14] He lost the fight via TKO in the third round.

Personal life[edit]

Waldburger is married to Shayla Moore who is the daughter of his coach, John Moore of the Grappler's Lair gym. They have a son.[15]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 16–9 Mike Pyle TKO (elbows & punches) UFC 170 February 22, 2014 3 4:03 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss 16–8 Adlan Amagov KO (punches) UFC 166 October 19, 2013 1 3:00 Houston, Texas, United States
Win 16–7 Nick Catone Technical Submission (triangle choke) The Ultimate Fighter 16 Finale December 15, 2012 2 1:04 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Submission of the Night
Loss 15–7 Brian Ebersole Decision (unanimous) UFC on FX: Maynard vs. Guida June 22, 2012 3 5:00 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win 15–6 Jake Hecht Submission (armbar) UFC on FX: Alves vs. Kampmann March 3, 2012 1 0:55 Sydney, Australia
Win 14–6 Mike Stumpf Submission (triangle choke) UFC Fight Night: Shields vs. Ellenberger September 17, 2011 1 3:52 New Orleans, Louisiana, United States Submission of the Night
Loss 13–6 Johny Hendricks TKO (punches) UFC Fight Night: Nogueira vs. Davis March 26, 2011 1 1:35 Seattle, Washington, United States
Win 13–5 David Mitchell Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Marquardt vs. Palhares September 15, 2010 3 5:00 Austin, Texas, United States
Win 12–5 Pat Healy Decision (unanimous) Shark Fights 6 September 12, 2009 3 5:00 Amarillo, Texas, United States Defended Shark Fights Welterweight Championship
Win 11–5 Shannon Ritch Submission (armbar) Shark Fights 4 May 2, 2009 1 1:37 Lubbock, Texas, United States Won Shark Fights Welterweight Championship
Win 10–5 Andrew Chappelle TKO (doctor stoppage) SWC 3: St. Valentine's Day Massacre February 21, 2009 1 3:00 Frisco, Texas, United States
Loss 9–5 Ricardo Funch TKO (punches) Xtreme Fighting Championship June 14, 2008 2 2:35 Austin, Texas, United States
Loss 9–4 Pete Spratt KO (punches) HDNet Fights 1 October 13, 2007 1 1:29 Dallas, Texas, United States
Win 9–3 Pete Spratt Submission (triangle choke) King of Kombat September 7, 2007 2 1:30 Austin, Texas, United States
Win 8–3 Jeff Lindsay Submission Masters of the Cage 14 June 23, 2007 1 1:27 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
Loss 7–3 Josh Neer TKO (punches) IFC: Road to Global Domination March 4, 2007 1 0:24 Belton, Texas, United States
Win 7–2 Jeff Lindsay Submission (triangle choke) Masters of the Cage 7 December 2, 2006 1 2:43 Norman, Oklahoma, United States
Win 6–2 Brian Foster Submission (armbar) Masters of the Cage 4 September 23, 2006 1 0:29 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
Win 5–2 Barry Peoples Submission (achilles lock) DPP: September to Remember September 17, 2006 1 0:15 Lafayette, Louisiana, United States
Win 4–2 Jeremiah O'Neal Submission (armbar) Xtreme Fighting Championship VII September 17, 2006 1 4:23 Austin, Texas, United States
Win 3–2 Brandon Berkey Submission Ultimate Texas Showdown 6 June 24, 2006 1 1:22 Frisco, Texas, United States
Loss 2–2 Todd Moore Decision (unanimous) Renegades Extreme Fighting March 25, 2006 3 5:00 Houston, Texas, United States
Win 2–1 Nathan Fussel Submission (rear-naked choke) Xtreme Fighting Championship 5 February 18, 2006 1 1:50 Austin, Texas, United States
Win 1–1 Sammy Say Submission (triangle choke) Renegades Extreme Fighting February 10, 2006 1 1:57 Austin, Texas, United States
Loss 0–1 Sammy Say TKO (punches) Ultimate Texas Showdown 3 November 26, 2005 1 1:18 Dallas, Texas, United States

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Anthony "TJ" Waldburger slated for UFC debut during "UFC Fight Night 22″". FIVEOUNCESOFPAIN.com. 2010-07-16. Retrieved 2010-09-13. 
  2. ^ "Matt Riddle vs. TJ Waldburger Added to UFC 124". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2010-10-07. 
  3. ^ "Injured Anthony "T.J." Waldburger out of UFC 124 fight with Matt Riddle". mmajunkie.com. 2010-10-25. 
  4. ^ "Dennis Hallman meets T.J. Waldburger at UFC Fight Night 24 in Seattle". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2011-01-10. 
  5. ^ "Hendricks replaces Hallman, faces Waldburger at UFC Fight Night 24". MMAJunkie.com. Retrieved March 5, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Daniel "Ninja" Roberts vs. T.J. Waldburger added to UFC Fight Night 25". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2011-07-29. 
  7. ^ "Daniel Roberts out at UFC Fight Night 25, T.J. Waldburger meets Mike Stumpf". mmajunkie.com. September 12, 2011. 
  8. ^ "Jake Hecht says he's fighting T.J. Waldburger at UFC on FX 2". mmajunkie.com. December 29, 2011. 
  9. ^ "Brian Ebersole vs TJ Waldburger booked for June 22 in Atlantic City". mmamania.com. March 22, 2012. 
  10. ^ "Nick Catone vs. TJ Waldburger On Tap for Ultimate Fighter 16 Finale". MMAWeekly.com. September 30, 2012. Retrieved September 30, 2012. 
  11. ^ Karim Zidan (2013-03-06). "Sean Pierson vs. TJ Waldburger Added To UFC 161 In June". theflyingkneemma.com. Retrieved 2013-03-06. 
  12. ^ Staff (2013-05-02). "TJ Waldburger Out, UFC 161 Match-up Now Pits Sean Pierson vs. Kenny Robertson". MMAweekly.com. Retrieved 2013-05-02. 
  13. ^ Staff (2014-08-01). "Welterweights Adlan Amagov vs. T.J. Waldburger added to UFC 166". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-08-01. 
  14. ^ Jason Floyd (2013-12-11). "Mike Pyle vs. TJ Waldburger is the latest addition to UFC 170". themmareport.com. Retrieved 2013-12-11. 
  15. ^ "Texan T.J. Waldburger the latest young gun to make Octagon debut". WINNIPEGFREEPRESS.com. 2010-09-12. Retrieved 2010-09-13. [dead link]

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