Thomas Denny (fighter)

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Thomas Denny
Born Hesperia, California, United States
Other names Wildman
Nationality American
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight 170 lb (77 kg; 12 st)
Division Welterweight
Fighting out of Hesperia, California
Team Team Wildman Vale Tudo
Years active 1999-present
Mixed martial arts record
Total 49
Wins 27
By knockout 6
By submission 16
By decision 4
By disqualification 1
Losses 21
By knockout 5
By submission 10
By decision 6
Draws 1
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Thomas Denny is an American mixed martial artist. He competes in the Welterweight division, and is the former King of the Cage Welterweight Champion. In addition to King of the Cage, Denny has also competed in the WEC, EliteXC, Shooto, MFC, and ShoXC.[1]

Background[edit]

Denny was born in Hesperia, California, where he also runs his own training camp, Team Wildman Vale Tudo. Growing up, however, Denny faced many hardships as a child, being raised in a very dysfunctional family, he found boxing when he was 10 years old, before turning to kickboxing when he was 19. While training in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, he viewed an International Vale Tudo fight that featured Jose Landi-Jons and Denny became hooked to mixed martial arts.[2]

Mixed martial arts[edit]

Denny made his debut in 1999 against future UFC veteran, Doug Evans, winning by rear-naked choke. However, the inexperienced Denny would only win one of his next seven fights, with three of the losses to future stars, Yves Edwards, Tetsuji Kato, and Jutaro Nakao.

However, he would eventually get himself back on track, holding a record of 17-11 before being given a shot at the King of the Cage Welterweight Championship against James Franshier. Denny lost by split decision, but would later win the King of the Cage Welterweight Championship in a rematch with Franshier, winning by TKO from punches. Denny then dropped two straight fights, losing his belt in the next fight and then losing again to future UFC veteran Alex Karalexis, before winning his next fight against UFC and future Strikeforce veteran Tony Fryklund via submission. Five fights later, in 2008 Denny fought against Joe Camacho for the King of the Cage Junior Welterweight Championship, but lost by knockout from a punch.

Denny then rebounded with a TKO win against Thai kickboxer Malaipet Sasiprapa, before facing future Strikeforce Welterweight Champion Nick Diaz at EliteXC: Unfinished Business and the legendary Pat Miletich, losing both fights by knockout from punches. Denny then fought in the Canadian MFC, fighting to a draw in his debut, but losing via unanimous decision in the rematch. His last fight was against judo specialist and former UFC veteran Karo Parisyan, which he also lost via unanimous decision.

Denny participated in MTV's Bully Beatdown where he fought Dennis, "The Russian Meathead". To date, he is the only professional MMA fighter on the show to not score a single submission in the first round. During the 3 minutes in the submission round, the bully was able to defend several submission attempts from Denny.[citation needed] He also failed to knock out the bully in the kickboxing round, constituting the only time in the history of the show in which the bully got away with all the money.

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 27-21-1 Tony Sims KO (punches) Fight To Win - Prize Fighting Championship 2 July 13, 2013 1 1:08 Denver, Colorado, United States
Loss 27-20-1 Karo Parisyan Decision (unanimous) WMMA 1: McCorkle vs. Heden March 31, 2012 3 5:00 El Paso, Texas, United States
Loss 27-19-1 Sheldon Westcott Decision (unanimous) MFC 30 June 10, 2011 3 5:00 Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Draw 27-18-1 Sheldon Westcott Draw (split) MFC 28 February 25, 2011 3 5:00 Enoch, Alberta, Canada
Win 27-18 Joe Cronin Submission (guillotine choke) Called out MMA 1 August 15, 2009 2 1:57 Ontario, California, United States
Loss 26-18 Pat Miletich KO (punches) Adrenaline MMA 2: Miletich vs. Denny December 11, 2008 2 0:50 Moline, Illinois, United States
Loss 26-17 Nick Diaz KO (punches) EliteXC: Unfinished Business July 26, 2008 2 0:30 Stockton, California, United States
Win 26-16 Malaipet TKO (strikes) ShoXC: Elite Challenger Series March 21, 2008 1 4:51 Santa Ynez, California, United States
Loss 25-16 Joe Camacho KO (punch) KOTC - Premiere January 24, 2008 2 0:37 Highland, California, United States For KOTC Junior Welterweight Championship
Win 25-15 Olaf Alfonso Decision (unanimous) PFC 4 - Project Complete October 18, 2007 3 5:00
Win 24-15 John Cole Submission (rear naked choke) KOTC - Collision Course August 5, 2007 1 3:58 San Jacinto, California, United States
Win 23-15 Don Shea TKO (punches) KOTC - Epicenter June 8, 2007 1 1:12 San Jacinto, California, United States
Loss 22-15 Fredson Paixão Submission (armbar) GFC - Evolution May 19, 2007 1 4:32 Columbus, Ohio, United States
Win 22-14 Tony Fryklund Submission (rear naked choke) BIB - Beatdown in Bakersfield November 17, 2006 1 1:32 Bakersfield, California, United States
Loss 21-14 Alex Karalexis Decision (unanimous) WEC 23 - Hot August Fights August 17, 2006 3 5:00 Lemoore, California, United States
Loss 21-13 Matt Stansell Submission (triangle choke) KOTC - The Return 2 March 25, 2006 1 3:18 San Jacinto, California, United States Lost KOTC Welterweight Championship
Win 21-12 James Fanshier TKO (punches) KOTC 63 - Final Conflict December 2, 2005 2 0:18 San Jacinto, California, United States Won KOTC Welterweight Championship
Win 20-12 Frank Kirmse Submission (rear naked choke) KOTC 58 - Prime Time August 5, 2005 1 3:41 San Jacinto, California, United States
Win 19-12 Thomas Padilla Submission (rear naked choke) KOTC 54 - Mucho Machismo June 12, 2005 1 1:54 San Jacinto, California, United States
Win 18-12 Ray Elbe Submission (kimura) KOTC 49 - Soboba March 20, 2005 2 1:34 San Jacinto, California, United States
Loss 17-12 James Fanshier Decision (split) KOTC 44 - Revenge November 14, 2004 3 5:00 San Jacinto, California, United States For KOTC Welterweight Championship
Win 17-11 Tony Llamas Submission (rear naked choke) KOTC 36 - Unfinished Business June 12, 2004 1 1:33 San Jacinto, California, United States
Win 16-11 Jake Gomez Submission (triangle choke) KOTC 33 - After Shock February 20, 2004 1 2:15 San Jacinto, California, United States
Win 15-11 Richard Esparza Submission (triangle choke) EP - XXXtreme Impact December 28, 2003 1 0:39 Tijuana, Mexico
Win 14-11 Richard Solis Submission (armbar) KOTC 30: The Pinnacle November 2, 2003 2 3:15 California, United States
Win 13-11 Jason Dolder TKO (punches) KOTC 29: Renegades September 5, 2003 1 2:22 San Jacinto, California, United States
Win 12-11 Kyle Brees Decision (unanimous) KOTC 25: Flaming Fury June 29, 2003 2 5:00 San Jacinto, California, United States
Loss 11-11 Joe Stevenson Submission (guillotine choke) KOTC 23: Sin City May 16, 2003 1 0:15 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 11-10 Justin Stanley Submission (rear naked choke) KOTC 22: Steel Warrior March 23, 2003 1 3:12 San Jacinto, California, United States
Loss 10-10 Georges St-Pierre TKO (doctor stoppage) UCC 12 - Adrenaline January 25, 2003 2 4:45 Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Win 10-9 Aaron Anderson TKO (strikes) KOTC 17 - Nuclear Explosion October 19, 2002 1 3:40 San Jacinto, California, United States
Win 9-9 Dave Garcia Decision (split) TFC 5 - Fightzone 5 September 21, 2002 3 5:00 Toledo, Ohio, United States
Win 8-9 Jeff Lindsay Decision (unanimous) KOTC 16 - Double Cross August 2, 2002 2 5:00 San Jacinto, California, United States
Loss 7-9 Chris Brennan Submission (armbar) Gladiator Challenge 11 April 20, 2002 1 3:12 San Jacinto, California, United States
Win 7-8 Ray Perales Submission (armbar) KOTC 12 - Cold Blood February 9, 2002 1 2:31 California, United States
Loss 6-8 Duane Ludwig Submission (knees) Shogun 1 December 15, 2001 1 4:18 Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Loss 6-7 John Alessio Submission (keylock) KOTC 11 - Domination September 29, 2001 1 1:55 San Jacinto, California, United States
Win 6-6 Mike Lee TKO (knees) KOTC 9 - Showtime June 23, 2001 1 5:00 San Jacinto, California, United States
Win 5-6 Bob Ostovich Submission (guillotine choke) Warriors Quest 1 - The New Beginning May 29, 2001 1 1:05 Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Win 4-6 Chris Little TKO (strikes) CF - Caged Fury March 11, 2001 1 1:30
Win 3-6 Carmen Vito KO (flying head kick) CF - Caged Fury March 11, 2001 1 3:30
Loss 2-6 Jutaro Nakao Submission (north south choke) Shooto - To The Top 2 March 2, 2001 3 3:09 Tokyo, Japan
Loss 2-5 Tetsuji Kato Decision (unanimous) Shooto - R.E.A.D. 10 September 15, 2000 3 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Loss 2-4 John Chrisostomo Decision (unanimous) SuperBrawl 16 February 8, 2000 2 5:00 Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Loss 2-3 Paul Creighton Submission (armbar) Holiday Fight Party December 11, 1999 1 1:10 Georgia, United States
Loss 2-2 Shane Dunn Submission (armbar) WEF 7 - Stomp in the Swamp October 9, 1999 2 1:25 Kenner, Louisiana, United States
Win 2-1 Kevin Hogan Submission (kneebar) Lionheart Invitational September 1, 1999 1 5:26 Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Loss 1-1 Yves Edwards Submission (flying armbar) West Coast NHB Championships 2 February 28, 1999 1 Compton, California, United States
Win 1-0 Doug Evans Submission (rear naked choke) Neutral Grounds 9 January 10, 1999 1 6:00

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.kingofthecage.com/pe_12022005.html
  2. ^ http://www.kingofthecage.com/lowkick_02.asp

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