Anthony Hamilton (fighter)

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Anthony Hamilton
Born (1980-04-14) April 14, 1980 (age 38)
Kent, Washington, United States[1]
Other names Freight Train
Nationality American
Height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight 261 lb (118 kg; 18.6 st)
Division Heavyweight
Reach 76 in (190 cm)
Stance Orthodox
Fighting out of Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States[1]
Team Jackson's MMA
Rank Brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu[1]
Wrestling NJCAA Wrestling[1]
Years active 2010–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total 25
Wins 16
By knockout 8
By submission 2
By decision 6
Losses 9
By knockout 4
By submission 3
By decision 2
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog
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Anthony Hamilton

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.

Background[edit]

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.[1] He later attended Central Washington University.[2]

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Early career[edit]

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.[3] He defended the title once by defeating Ultimate Fighter 10 contestant Darrill Schoonover at MFC 39: No Remorse on January 17, 2014.[4]

Hamilton signed with the UFC in early 2014.[5]

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

In his promotional debut, Hamilton faced Oleksiy Oliynyk at UFC Fight Night: Swanson vs. Stephens. He lost the fight via neck crank submission in the first round.[6]

In his second appearance, Hamilton faced Ruan Potts at UFC 177 on August 30, 2014. He won the fight via TKO in the second round.[7]

Hamilton next faced Todd Duffee at UFC 181 on December 6, 2014. He lost the fight via KO in the first round.[8]

Hamilton faced Daniel Omielańczuk on April 11, 2015 at UFC Fight Night 64.[9] Hamilton won the fight by unanimous decision (29–28, 29–28, 29–27).[10]

Hamilton was expected to face Derrick Lewis on October 3, 2015 at UFC 192.[11] However, Hamilton was pulled from the fight and replaced by Viktor Pešta.[12] In turn, Hamilton was rescheduled to face Mirko Filipović on November 28, 2015 at UFC Fight Night 79.[13] 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.[14]

Hamilton faced Shamil Abdurakhimov on February 21, 2016 at UFC Fight Night 83.[15] He lost the fight by unanimous decision.[16]

Hamilton faced Damian Grabowski on July 30, 2016 at UFC 201.[17] He won the fight via knockout just 14 seconds into the first round.[18]

Hamilton faced Francis Ngannou on December 9, 2016 at UFC Fight Night 102.[19] He lost the fight via submission in the first round.[20]

Hamilton faced promotional newcomer Marcel Fortuna on February 4, 2017 at UFC Fight Night 104.[21] He lost the fight by knockout in the first round.[22]

Hamilton faced Daniel Spitz on September 16, 2017 at UFC Fight Night: Rockhold vs. Branch.[23] He lost the fight via TKO in the first round in 24 seconds.[24][25]

Hamilton announced his retirement from professional MMA fighting on his social network after his loss to Splitz on September 16, 2017 at UFC Fight Night: Rockhold vs. Branch.[26][27]

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.[28] 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.[29] Hamilton lost the bout by unanimous decision.[30]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
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 Oleksiy Oliynyk 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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Anthony Hamilton - Official UFC Fighter Profile". UFC.com. Retrieved July 30, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Ready to Rumble: Redmond's Hamilton wants to grab CageSport heavyweight title - Redmond Reporter". 28 November 2012. 
  3. ^ "MFC 38 results: Birchak, Alvey and Hamilton capture belts". MMAJunkie.com. October 5, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Anthony Hamilton outwrestles Darrill Schoonover to retain heavyweight title at MFC 39". Sherdog.com. January 18, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Welcome to the UFC Anthony Hamilton". BloodyElbow.com. April 2, 2014. 
  6. ^ "UFC Fight Night 44 results: Oleksiy Oliynyk submits Anthony Hamilton early in round 1". FanSided.com. 
  7. ^ "UFC 177 results, photos: Anthony Hamilton dominates, pounds out Ruan Potts". MMAJunkie.com. August 30, 2014. 
  8. ^ "UFC 181 results, photos: Todd Duffee destroys Anthony Hamilton in 33 seconds". MMAJunkie.com. December 6, 2014. 
  9. ^ Staff (2015-02-04). "Heavyweights Daniel Omielanczuk and Anthony Hamilton meet at UFC Fight Night 64". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-02-04. 
  10. ^ Matt Erickson (2015-04-11). "UFC Fight Night 64 results: Anthony Hamilton grinds way past Daniel Omielanczuk". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-04-11. 
  11. ^ Jeremy Botter (2015-08-06). "Derrick Lewis vs. Anthony Hamilton added to UFC 192". chron.com. Retrieved 2015-08-06. 
  12. ^ Jeremy Botter (2015-08-20). "UFC 192: Hamilton out, Viktor Pesta faces Derrick Lewis". blog.chron.com. Retrieved 2015-08-20. 
  13. ^ Marc Raimondi (2015-08-24). "Mirko Cro Cop vs. Anthony Hamilton added to UFC South Korea". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2015-08-24. 
  14. ^ Staff (2015-11-10). "'Cro Cop' pulls out of UFC Fight Night 79 co-headliner, announces MMA retirement". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-11-10. 
  15. ^ Staff (2015-12-15). "Seven fights added to UFC Fight Night 82 in Pittsburgh". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-12-15. 
  16. ^ Steven Marrocco (2016-02-21). "UFC Fight Night 83 results: Shamil Abdurakhimov cruises past Anthony Hamilton". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-02-21. 
  17. ^ Staff (2016-05-27). "UFC 201 adds Damian Grabowski vs. Anthony Hamilton". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-05-27. 
  18. ^ Brent Brookhouse (2016-07-30). "UFC 201 results: Anthony Hamilton takes out Damian Grabowski in 14 seconds". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-07-30. 
  19. ^ Staff (2016-10-04). "Anthony Hamilton says he's fighting Francis Ngannou at December's UFC 102 in Albany, N.Y." mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-10-04. 
  20. ^ Ben Fowlkes (2016-12-09). "UFC Fight Night 102 results: Francis Ngannou powers his way into submission of Anthony Hamilton". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-12-09. 
  21. ^ Guilherme Cruz (2016-01-23). "UFC adds Anthony Hamilton vs. Marcel Fortuna to Houston card". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2017-01-23. 
  22. ^ Steven Marrocco (2017-02-04). "UFC Fight Night 104 results: Marcel Fortuna KOs Anthony Hamilton in first". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2017-02-04. 
  23. ^ DNA, MMA (2017-07-13). "Daniel Spitz keert terug tijdens UFC Fight Night 116 tegen Anthony Hamilton". MMA DNA. Retrieved 2017-09-17. 
  24. ^ "UFC-Pittsburgh results: Daniel Spitz derails Anthony Hamilton in just 24 seconds, calls out Chase Sherman". MMAjunkie. 2017-09-17. Retrieved 2017-09-17. 
  25. ^ UFC ON FOX (2017-09-16), Daniel Spitz KOs Anthony Hamilton | UFC FIGHT NIGHT, retrieved 2017-09-17 
  26. ^ "Anthony Hamilton retires at age 37". The Underground. Retrieved 2017-09-21. 
  27. ^ "UFC Fight Night 116's Anthony Hamilton Retires Following Defeat". MMA News. 2017-09-16. Retrieved 2017-09-21. 
  28. ^ "Jessica Eye vs. Aspen Ladd scratched from tonight's TUF 25 Finale lineup". MMAjunkie. 2017-07-07. Retrieved 2017-10-20. 
  29. ^ "Anthony Hamilton vs. Adam Wieczorek scratched from UFC-Gdansk, rescheduled for Nov. 18". MMAjunkie. 2017-10-21. Retrieved 2017-10-21. 
  30. ^ "UFC Fight Night 121 results: Adam Wieczorek fights up close, seizes moment to top Anthony Hamilton". MMAjunkie. 2017-11-19. Retrieved 2017-11-19. 

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