Anthony Hamilton (fighter)
|Born||April 14, 1980|
Kent, Washington, United States
|Other names||Freight Train|
|Height||6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)|
|Weight||261 lb (118 kg; 18.6 st)|
|Reach||76 in (190 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States|
|Rank||Black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Anthony Hamilton (born April 14, 1980) is an American mixed martial artist who most recently competed in the Heavyweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. A professional competitor since 2010, Hamilton has also formerly competed for the MFC, and was the promotion's inaugural Heavyweight Champion.
Originally from Kent, Washington, Hamilton competed in wrestling and football growing up, graduating from Kentwood High School, then attending Highline College, where he earned NJCAA All-American honors in wrestling. He later attended Central Washington University.
Mixed martial arts career
Hamilton went undefeated during his amateur career before turning professional in October 2010. Prior to signing with the UFC, Hamilton competed for the Maximum Fighting Championship, claiming their inaugural heavyweight championship after defeating Smealinho Rama at MFC 38: Behind Enemy Lines on October 4, 2013. He defended the title once by defeating Ultimate Fighter 10 contestant Darrill Schoonover at MFC 39: No Remorse on January 17, 2014.
Hamilton signed with the UFC in early 2014.
Ultimate Fighting Championship
Hamilton was expected to face Derrick Lewis on October 3, 2015 at UFC 192. However, Hamilton was pulled from the fight and replaced by Viktor Pešta. In turn, Hamilton was rescheduled to face Mirko Filipović on November 28, 2015 at UFC Fight Night 79. However on November 10, it was announced that Filipović had pulled out of the fight and abruptly announced his retirement. Subsequently, UFC officials removed Hamilton from the card and announced that he would be rescheduled for another event.
Shortly after his announced from retirement, he was called to replace Dmitrii Smolyakov to face promotional newcomer Adam Wieczorek on October 21, 2017 at UFC Fight Night: Cerrone vs. Till. However, the bout was scratched a day before the event due to "safety concerns," as a few Lechia Gdańsk ultras – extreme and sometimes violent supporters of the local football team – showed up just prior to the weigh-ins. Wieczorek is a supporter of Ruch Chorzów, a Lechia Gdańsk rival team. The fighters were absent from ceremonial weigh-ins due to that reason, but the bout was eventually canceled and rescheduled for UFC Fight Night: Werdum vs. Tybura a month later. Hamilton lost the bout by unanimous decision.
Championships and accomplishments
- 2nd fastest KO in the heavyweight division (14 seconds)
- Maximum Fighting Championship
- MFC Heavyweight Championship (One time)
- One Successful Championship Defense
- CS Heavyweight Championship (One time)
- One Successful Championship Defense
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|25 matches||16 wins||9 losses|
|Win||16–9||Randy Zarza||Submission (rear-naked choke)||COGA 61 - Rumble on the Ridge 41||April 21, 2018||2||1:49||Snoqualmie, Washington, United States|
|Loss||15–9||Adam Wieczorek||Decision (unanimous)||UFC Fight Night: Werdum vs. Tybura||November 19, 2017||3||5:00||Sydney, Australia|
|Loss||15–8||Daniel Spitz||TKO (punches)||UFC Fight Night: Rockhold vs. Branch||September 16, 2017||1||0:24||Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States|
|Loss||15–7||Marcel Fortuna||KO (punch)||UFC Fight Night: Bermudez vs. Korean Zombie||February 4, 2017||1||3:10||Houston, Texas, United States|
|Loss||15–6||Francis Ngannou||Submission (kimura)||UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Abdurakhimov||December 9, 2016||1||1:57||Albany, New York, United States|
|Win||15–5||Damian Grabowski||KO (punches)||UFC 201||July 30, 2016||1||0:14||Atlanta, Georgia, United States|
|Loss||14–5||Shamil Abdurakhimov||Decision (unanimous)||UFC Fight Night: Cowboy vs. Cowboy||February 21, 2016||3||5:00||Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States|
|Win||14–4||Daniel Omielańczuk||Decision (unanimous)||UFC Fight Night: Gonzaga vs. Cro Cop 2||April 11, 2015||3||5:00||Kraków, Poland|
|Loss||13–4||Todd Duffee||KO (punch)||UFC 181||December 6, 2014||1||0:33||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||13–3||Ruan Potts||TKO (body punches)||UFC 177||August 30, 2014||2||4:17||Sacramento, California, United States|
|Loss||12–3||Aleksei Oleinik||Submission (scarf-hold headlock)||UFC Fight Night: Swanson vs. Stephens||June 28, 2014||1||2:18||San Antonio, Texas, United States|
|Win||12–2||Darrill Schoonover||Decision (unanimous)||MFC 39: No Remorse||January 17, 2014||5||5:00||Edmonton, Alberta, Canada||Defended the MFC Heavyweight Championship.|
|Win||11–2||Smealinho Rama||KO (head kick)||MFC 38: Behind Enemy Lines||October 4, 2013||2||0:12||Edmonton, Alberta, Canada||Won the MFC Heavyweight Championship.|
|Win||10–2||Matt Kovacs||TKO (punches)||CageSport 26||August 24, 2013||1||2:14||Tacoma, Washington, United States||Defended the CS Heavyweight Championship.|
|Win||9–2||Will Courchaine||Submission (armbar)||Rumble on the Ridge 27||March 16, 2013||1||1:37||Snoqualmie, Washington, United States|
|Win||8–2||Bill Widler||TKO (punches)||CageSport 22||December 1, 2012||1||0:38||Fife, Washington, United States||Won the CS Heavyweight Championship.|
|Win||7–2||Mike Riddell||KO (punch)||Rumble on the Ridge 26||November 3, 2012||1||0:07||Snoqualmie, Washington, United States|
|Loss||6–2||Fabiano Scherner||Submission (arm-triangle choke)||SportFight 31: Battle at the Bay 2||August 4, 2012||1||2:02||Manson, Washington, United States|
|Loss||6–1||Walt Harris||KO (punches)||SCC 4: Grove vs. Silva||February 16, 2012||1||1:15||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||6–0||Matt Kovacs||TKO (punches)||Rumble on the Ridge 21||December 10, 2011||2||N/A||Snoqualmie, Washington, United States|
|Win||5–0||Rath Cyrus||Decision (unanimous)||Rumble on the Ridge 20||October 15, 2011||3||5:00||Snoqualmie, Washington, United States|
|Win||4–0||Josh Bennett||TKO (punches)||Rumble on the Ridge 19||August 27, 2011||3||3:33||Snoqualmie, Washington, United States|
|Win||3–0||Jesus Rodriguez||Decision (unanimous)||Rumble on the Ridge 18||May 14, 2011||3||5:00||Snoqualmie, Washington, United States|
|Win||2–0||Jared Torgeson||Decision (unanimous)||CageSport 13||February 19, 2011||3||5:00||Tacoma, Washington, United States|
|Win||1–0||Kyle Welch||Decision (unanimous)||CageSport 12||October 2, 2010||3||5:00||Tacoma, Washington, United States|
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- "Anthony Hamilton retires at age 37". The Underground. Retrieved 2017-09-21.
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- "Jessica Eye vs. Aspen Ladd scratched from tonight's TUF 25 Finale lineup". MMAjunkie. 2017-07-07. Retrieved 2017-10-20.
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