January 22, 1982 |
Nowy Sącz, Poland
|Height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Weight||185 lb (84 kg; 13.2 st)|
|Fighting out of||Krakow, Poland|
|Years active||2004 - present|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Tomasz Witold Drwal (born January 22, 1982) is a Polish mixed martial artist from Nowy Sącz. Drwal was a dominating light heavyweight fighter in Europe, gathering a record of 14–1 in various European MMA promotions before he signed a contract with the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
Ultimate Fighting Championship
He returned to action after knee surgery at UFC 93 in January 2009 and defeated the debuting Ivan Serati via KO in the first round.
Drwal faced Rousimar Palhares on March 27, 2010 at UFC 111, losing after an early slip via heel hook submission which appeared to injure Drwal. Palhares was subsequently suspended for 90 days for continuing to apply pressure to the lock after the referee intervened. In fact, the heel hook caused no bone fractures, which is to be expected since heel hooks are a danger to ankle and knee ligaments, as well as knee cartilage, not bones.
Drwal then fought David Branch on September 15, 2010 at UFC Fight Night 22. Drwal was initially set to fight Nick Catone who had to withdraw from the fight due to injury. He lost the fight via unanimous decision. Following two subsequent losses, Drwal was released from his UFC contract.
Tomasz returned to his winning ways knocking out Leonardo Lucio Nascimento at FAŁ 2 in his native Poland. His next fights were for new Polish promotion called MMA Attack, in which to this point he had two fights, against Gary Padilla and Wes Swofford, and all of them he won, respectively by unanimous decision and submission via armbar in 1st round.
Drwal runs his own gym in Poland, the "Change Gym", but trains also at Alliance Training Center in San Diego before his fights.
Championships and accomplishments
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|26 matches||21 wins||4 losses|
|Win||21–4–1||Delson Heleno||KO (punch)||Pro MMA Challenge 1 - Drwal vs. Heleno||March 1, 2014||1||4:03||Wroclaw, Poland|
|Win||20–4–1||Wes Swofford||Submission (armbar)||MMA Attack 3||April 27, 2013||1||3:00||Katowice, Poland|
|Win||19–4–1||Gary Padilla||Decision (unanimous)||MMA Attack||November 5, 2011||2||5:00||Warsaw, Poland|
|Win||18–4–1||Leonardo Lucio Nascimento||KO (punches)||Fighters Arena Łódź 2||March 26, 2011||2||3:37||Łódź, Poland||Catchweight 90kg|
|Loss||17–4–1||David Branch||Decision (unanimous)||UFC Fight Night: Marquardt vs. Palhares||September 15, 2010||3||5:00||Austin, Texas, United States|
|Loss||17–3–1||Rousimar Palhares||Submission (heel hook)||UFC 111||March 27, 2010||1||0:45||Newark, New Jersey, United States|
|Win||17–2–1||Drew McFedries||Submission (rear-naked choke)||UFC 103||September 19, 2009||2||1:03||Dallas, Texas, United States||Middleweight debut|
|Win||16–2–1||Mike Ciesnolevicz||TKO (knee and punches)||The Ultimate Fighter 9 Finale||June 20, 2009||1||4:48||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||Catchweight 208 lb; Knockout of the Night|
|Win||15–2–1||Ivan Serati||KO (punches)||UFC 93||January 17, 2009||1||2:02||Dublin, Ireland|
|Loss||14–2–1||Thiago Silva||TKO (punches)||UFC 75||September 8, 2007||2||4:23||London, England|
|Win||14–1–1||Andre Fyeet||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Fight Club Berlin 9||April 22, 2007||1||3:22||Berlin, Germany|
|Win||13–1–1||Valdas Pocevičius||TKO (punches)||WFCA: Grand Prix 2007||January 27, 2007||1||N/A||Riga, Latvia|
|Win||12–1–1||Lucio Linhares||TKO (punches)||The Cage: Volume 4||December 3, 2005||1||3:32||Helsinki, Finland|
|Win||11–1–1||Pavel Nohynek||KO||Fight Club Berlin 6||November 25, 2005||1||2:03||Berlin, Germany|
|Win||10–1–1||Nordin Asrih||KO||BFS: Mix Fight Gala 5||October 2, 2005||1||N/A||Düsseldorf, Germany|
|Win||9–1–1||Denis Juskevic||KO||OC: Freefight Romania||June 11, 2005||1||N/A||Romania|
|Win||8–1–1||Martin Kubes||TKO||Fight Club Berlin 5||April 24, 2005||N/A||N/A||Berlin, Germany|
|Win||7–1–1||Przemysław Tomczyk||Submission (triangle armbar)||MMA: Sport 1||March 18, 2005||1||1:24||Warsaw, Poland|
|Win||6–1–1||Michael Knaap||Submission (choke)||BFS: Mix Fight Gala 4||March 6, 2005||2||N/A||Düsseldorf, Germany|
|Win||5–1–1||Ulf Fritzmann||Submission (strikes)||Fight Club Berlin 4||November 14, 2004||1||N/A||Berlin, Germany|
|Win||4–1–1||Jacek Buczko||Decision||Colosseum 3||September 19, 2004||2||5:00||Bielsko-Biała, Poland|
|Win||3–1–1||Krzysztof Gołaszewski||Decision||Colosseum 3||September 19, 2004||2||5:00||Bielsko-Biała, Poland|
|Win||2–1–1||Sławomir Zakrzewski||TKO (punches)||Colosseum 3||September 19, 2004||1||1:36||Bielsko-Biała, Poland|
|Loss||1–1–1||Ulf Fritzmann||Submission||Fight Club Berlin 3||March 28, 2004||1||N/A||Berlin, Germany|
|Win||1–0–1||Daniel Les||TKO (punches)||Colosseum 1||March 21, 2004||1||2:15||Bielsko-Biała, Poland|
|Draw||0–0–1||Piotr Baginski||Draw||Berserkers Arena 2||January 11, 2004||1||30:00||Szczecin, Poland|
- "Tomasz Drwal". ufc.com. Retrieved 2009-05-12.
- "UFC 75: Tomasz Drwal to Debut Against Thiago Silva". UFCDaily. Retrieved August 20, 2007.
- "UFC 111 suspensions: Palhares receives disciplinary action, Riddle out indefinitely". MMAJunkie.com. March 28, 2010.
- "Tomasz Drwal vs David Branch expected at UFC Fight Night 22". mmajunkie.com. August 9, 2010.
- Steven Marrocco. "Nick Catone to undergo surgery on re-injured shoulder and back, return date unknown". MMAjunkie.
- "Drwal is not going to fight in UFC anymore". http://garnekmedia.blogspot.com. Retrieved September 20, 2010. (in Polish)