Andy Ogle

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Andy Ogle
Born Andrew Richard Ogle
(1989-02-16) 16 February 1989 (age 28)
Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
Other names The Little Axe
Residence Tynemouth, North Tyneside, United Kingdom
Nationality English
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight 145 lb (66 kg; 10.4 st)
Division Featherweight
Lightweight
Reach 69.0 in (175 cm)[1]
Fighting out of Sunderland, England, United Kingdom
Team Section 18 MMA
Years active 2009–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total 15
Wins 9
By knockout 2
By submission 3
By decision 4
Losses 6
By knockout 1
By submission 2
By decision 3
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Andrew Richard Ogle (born 16 February 1989) is an English mixed martial artist, who formerly competed in the Featherweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. A professional MMA competitor since 2009, Ogle has made a name for himself fighting for numerous promotions all over England. He was a competitor on FX's The Ultimate Fighter: Live.

Background[edit]

Ogle was born in Newcastle upon Tyne to Jan and Gordon Ogle.[2] He was raised in Tynemouth, North Tyneside, and attended Marden High School where he competed in football and also trained mixed martial arts.[2] At the age of 16, Ogle worked as an instructor for his gym, teaching the younger children MMA. Upon graduating from Marden, Ogle enrolled at the University of Sunderland. Ogle graduated from Sunderland in 2011 with a degree in sports science.[2]

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Early career[edit]

In 2008 Ogle began his semi-professional (amateur) career, posting five straight wins before taking a TKO loss in his final semi-pro fight.[3] After boasting a 5-1 semi-pro record, Ogle turned professional in late 2009. His pro debut came on 18 October 2009 against Graham Armstrong, another fighter making his pro debut. Ogle dominated the fight for three rounds, and was awarded the unanimous decision victory. Only a month later, in his second fight, Ogle lost to Bobby McVittie via submission after getting caught in a triangle choke in the first round. Ogle bounced back from the loss with three straight submission wins, all coming via rear-naked choke, and two of the submission wins coming in the first round.

Ogle dominated three more opponents, earning a record of 7-1 before being offered a fight with Shay Walsh, an undefeated fighter at the time considered the top featherweight prospect in the UK.[4] Ogle upset Walsh, winning the fight via unanimous decision.

The Ultimate Fighter[edit]

In February 2012, it was revealed that Ogle was selected to be a participant on The Ultimate Fighter: Live.[5] Ogle defeated Brendan Weafer via unanimous decision to move into the Ultimate Fighter house, and become an official cast member.[6]

Ogle was selected seventh (fourteenth overall) by Urijah Faber to become a part of Team Faber. In the last quarter-final fight of the season, Ogle was selected to fight one of Team Cruz's best fighters in Mike Rio. Ogle earned the upset victory after submitting Rio with a rear-naked choke in the second round.

In the semi-final round Ogle was chosen to fight Team Faber teammate, Al Iaquinta. Ogle lost the fight via TKO in the closing moments of the first round, eliminating him from the competition.

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

Despite not winning the show, UFC President Dana White decided to sign all sixteen cast members to exclusive UFC contracts.[7] Ogle was linked to a bout at The Ultimate Fighter 15 Finale on 1 June 2012. However, due to being medically suspended after his KO loss to Al Iaquinta in quarter-finals of the show, Ogle was not able to compete on the card.[7]

Ogle lost in his UFC debut to Akira Corassani via split decision on 29 September 2012 at UFC on Fuel TV 5.[8] There was a lot of displeasure with the decision as many spectators and MMA website columnists believed Ogle had won the fight.

Ogle would then fought former featherweight title contender, Josh Grispi, on 16 February 2013 at UFC on Fuel TV: Barao vs. McDonald.[9] After three rounds, Ogle won the fight via unanimous decision.

Ogle was expected to face Conor McGregor on 17 August 2013 at UFC Fight Night 26[10] However, Ogle pulled out of the bout due an injury and was replaced by Max Holloway[11]

Ogle faced Cole Miller on 26 October 2013 at UFC Fight Night 30.[12] He lost the fight via unanimous decision.

Ogle faced Charles Oliveira on 15 February 2014 at UFC Fight Night 36.[13] He lost the fight via triangle choke submission in the third round.

Ogle faced Maximo Blanco on 31 May 2014 at UFC Fight Night 41.[14] He lost the fight by unanimous decision.

Ogle next faced UFC newcomer Makwan Amirkhani on 24 January 2015 at UFC on Fox 14.[15] He lost the fight via TKO only 8 seconds into the first round, and was subsequently released from the promotion shortly after the fight.[16]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 9–6 Makwan Amirkhani TKO (flying knee and punches) UFC on Fox: Gustafsson vs. Johnson 24 January 2015 1 0:08 Stockholm, Sweden
Loss 9–5 Maximo Blanco Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Munoz vs. Mousasi 31 May 2014 3 5:00 Berlin, Germany
Loss 9–4 Charles Oliveira Submission (triangle choke) UFC Fight Night: Machida vs. Mousasi 15 February 2014 3 2:40 Jaraguá do Sul, Brazil
Loss 9–3 Cole Miller Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Machida vs. Munoz 26 October 2013 3 5:00 Manchester, England
Win 9–2 Josh Grispi Decision (unanimous) UFC on Fuel TV: Barao vs. McDonald 16 February 2013 3 5:00 London, England
Loss 8–2 Akira Corassani Decision (split) UFC on Fuel TV: Struve vs. Miocic 29 September 2012 3 5:00 Nottingham, England Featherweight debut.
Win 8–1 Shay Walsh Decision (unanimous) Olympian MMA 12 12 November 2011 3 5:00 Liverpool, England
Win 7–1 Antanas Jazbutis TKO (punches) Supremacy Fight Challenge 3 27 August 2011 3 3:08 Gateshead, England
Win 6–1 Stewart Gillham TKO (punches) Supremacy Fight Challenge 2 29 May 2011 2 2:29 Gateshead, England
Win 5–1 Jay Furness Decision (unanimous) Supremacy Fight Challenge 1 27 February 2011 3 5:00 Gateshead, England
Win 4–1 Phil Flynn Submission (rear-naked choke) Knuckle Up MMA 8 4 September 2010 2 1:54 Bolton, England
Win 3–1 Matt Eynon Submission (rear-naked choke) Strike and Submit 15 15 August 2010 1 N/A Gateshead, England
Win 2–1 Nigel Wright Submission (rear-naked choke) Strike and Submit 14 30 May 2010 1 1:31 Gateshead, England
Loss 1–1 Bobby McVittie Submission (triangle choke) Absolute Combat 2 28 November 2009 1 1:33 Edinburgh, Scotland
Win 1–0 Graham Armstrong Decision (unanimous) Cage Kombat 11 18 October 2009 3 5:00 Edinburgh, Scotland

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fight Card - UFC Fight Night Gustafsson vs. Johnson". UFC.com. Retrieved January 25, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c "Tynemouth cage fighter Andy Ogle stars in The Ultimate Fighter". SundaySun.co.uk. 11 March 2012. Retrieved 22 May 2012. 
  3. ^ "Andy Ogle - Fighter Profile at MMAUniverse". MMAUniverse.com. Retrieved 22 May 2012. 
  4. ^ "Andy Ogle: The Next Ultimate Fighter?". BritMMA.co.uk. Retrieved 22 May 2012. 
  5. ^ "'The Ultimate Fighter 15' cast unveiled with 32 Lightweight fighters". MMAJunkie.com. 27 February 2012. Retrieved 22 May 2012. 
  6. ^ "Mixed martial arts results, Season 15 - The Ultimate Fighter" (PDF). State of Nevada, Department of Business and Industry Athletic Commission. 9 March 2012. Retrieved 22 May 2012. 
  7. ^ a b "Dana White reveals matchups for TUF 15 finale". BostonHerald.com. 23 May 2012. Retrieved 23 May 2012. 
  8. ^ "UFC heading to Nottingham Sept. 29 with Ogle-Corassani". mmajunkie. Archived from the original on 15 June 2012. Retrieved 11 June 2012. 
  9. ^ John Petit (2012-12-04). "Josh Grispi and Andy Ogle Fighting in London". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved 2012-12-04. 
  10. ^ "Conor McGregor vs. Andy Ogle added to UFC on FS1 in Boston". themmareport.com. 31 May 2013. 
  11. ^ Dave Doyle (2013-07-10). "Max Holloway steps up against Conor McGregor after injury forces Andy Ogle out". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2013-07-10. 
  12. ^ "Ogle Draws Miller At UFC Fight Night 30". YourMMA.tv. 9 September 2013. 
  13. ^ Staff (2013-11-27). "Andy Ogle meets Charles Oliveira at UFC Fight Night 36 in Brazil". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-11-27. 
  14. ^ @YourMMA (2014-04-03). "Ogle To Face Blanco At UFC Berlin". YourMMA.tv. Retrieved 2014-04-03. [permanent dead link]
  15. ^ Staff (2014-12-05). "Andy Ogle vs. Makwan Amirkhani joins UFC on FOX 14 lineup". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-12-05. 
  16. ^ Adam Guillen Jr. (2015-03-03). "Brian Bowles among eight fighters recently released by UFC". mmamania.com. Retrieved 2015-03-06.