Brendan O'Reilly (fighter)

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Brendan O'Reilly
Born (1987-06-24) 24 June 1987 (age 32)
Melbourne, Australia
Other namesThe Badger
NationalityAustralian
Height5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Weight170 lb (77 kg; 12 st)
DivisionWelterweight
Reach69 in (175 cm)
StyleBadgeJitsu
Fighting out ofBrisbane, Australia
TeamGamebred Submission Fighting
RankBlack belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Bruno Lemos[1]
Years active2009–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total10
Wins6
By knockout1
By submission2
By decision3
Losses3
By knockout1
By decision2
No contests1
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Brendan O'Reilly (born 24 June 1987) is an Australian professional mixed martial artist who currently competes in the Welterweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. A professional competitor since 2009, O'Reilly was also a contestant on The Ultimate Fighter Nations: Canada vs. Australia.

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Born in Melbourne, and raised in Queensland, O'Reilly has a Bachelor of Applied Science degree from the University of Queensland, and also studied strength and conditioning at the RMIT School of Applied Sciences. He began training in martial arts in 2008 and made his professional debut in mixed martial arts in 2009.

Competing primarily for regional promotions in Australia, he compiled a record of 5 – 0 (1) before fighting internationally in Japan’s ‘RINGS FIGHTING NETWORK’ , before auditioning for TUF: Nations in 2013.[2]

The Ultimate Fighter[edit]

On 5 December 2013, it was announced that O'Reilly had been selected as one of the welterweight fighters representing Australia for The Ultimate Fighter Nations: Canada vs. Australia. The reality show was led by Patrick Côté and Kyle Noke and premiered in early 2014.[3]

In his first fight, O'Reilly was defeated by fellow cast member Kajan Johnson via submission and subsequently eliminated from the show.[4]

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

O'Reilly faced Zhang Lipeng in a lightweight bout on 23 August 2014 at UFC Fight Night 48.[5] Zhang defeated O'Reilly via unanimous decision.[6]

O'Reilly faced Vik Grujic in a welterweight bout on 10 May 2015 at UFC Fight Night 65.[7] He won the back and forth fight via unanimous decision.[8]

O'Reilly was expected to face William Macario on 15 November 2015 at UFC 193.[9] However, Macario pulled out of the bout in late September citing injury and was replaced by James Moontasri.[10] Subsequently, O'Reilly pulled out of the fight in the week leading up to the event citing injury and was replaced by promotional newcomer Anton Zafir.[11]

O'Reilly faced Alan Jouban on 20 March 2016 at UFC Fight Night 85.[12] O'Reilly lost the fight via TKO in the first round.[13]

O'Reilly next faced Dong Hyun Ma in a lightweight bout on 3 December 2016 at The Ultimate Fighter 24 Finale.[14] He lost the fight via unanimous decision.[15]

On February 17, 2017 it was announced that O'Reilly had been released from the UFC following back to back losses in the promotion.[16]


Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Professional record breakdown
10 matches 6 wins 3 losses
By knockout 1 1
By submission 2 0
By decision 3 2
No contests 1
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 6–3 (1) Dong Hyun Ma Decision (unanimous) The Ultimate Fighter: Tournament of Champions Finale 3 December 2016 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Return to Lightweight.
Loss 6–2 (1) Alan Jouban TKO (elbows and punches) UFC Fight Night: Hunt vs. Mir 20 March 2016 1 2:15 Brisbane, Australia
Win 6–1 (1) Vik Grujic Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Miocic vs. Hunt 10 May 2015 3 5:00 Adelaide, Australia Return to Welterweight.
Loss 5–1 (1) Zhang Lipeng Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Bisping vs. Le 23 August 2014 3 5:00 Macau, SAR, China
Win 5–0 (1) Mike Aarts Submission (rear-naked choke) Fury MMA 5 15 February 2013 2 0:57 Caloundra, Australia Won the Fury MMA Lightweight Championship.
Win 4–0 (1) Sam Gascoigne Decision (unanimous) Fury MMA 4 10 August 2012 3 5:00 Caloundra, Australia
NC 3–0 (1) Kei Takahashi NC (accidental head-butt) Rings – Reincarnation 9 March 2012 1 2:51 Tokyo, Japan
Win 3–0 Sam Bastin TKO (punches) Fury MMA 1 5 November 2010 1 N/A Caloundra, Australia
Win 2–0 Juarne Dowling Decision (unanimous) Rize 2 26 September 2009 2 1:39 Mansfield, Australia
Win 1–0 Sean Attig Submission (rear-naked choke) FWC 2 18 April 2009 1 1:07 Nerang, Australia

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Brandan O'Reilly – Official UFC Fighter Profile". UFC.com. Retrieved 19 March 2016.
  2. ^ "TUF Fighter: Brendan O'Reilly". ufc.com.
  3. ^ Helwani, Ariel. "TUF Nations: Canada vs. Australia cast revealed", "mmafighting.com". 5 December 2013. Retrieved on 23 July 2014.
  4. ^ Mike Bohn (15 January 2014). "Episode No. 1 recap: 'The Ultimate Fighter Nations: Canada vs. Australia'". mmajunkie.com.
  5. ^ LeeLi (9 July 2014). "UFC Fight Night Macao welcomes back TUF China fighters and winners". mma-in-asia.com. Retrieved 9 July 2014.
  6. ^ Dann Stupp (23 August 2014). "UFC Fight Night 48 results: 'TUF: China' champ Zhang Lipeng handles Brendan O'Reilly". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 23 August 2014.
  7. ^ Staff (17 February 2015). "UFC Fight Night 65 official for Australia with Hunt-Miocic, Tavares-Whittaker, more". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 17 February 2015.
  8. ^ Ben Fowlkes (9 May 2015). "UFC Fight Night 65 results: Brendan O'Reilly outlasts Vik Grujic in slugfest". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 9 May 2015.
  9. ^ Liam Ducey (25 August 2015). "UFC 193: Brendan O'Reilly to face William Macario". brisbanetimes.com.au. Retrieved 25 August 2015.
  10. ^ Staff (21 September 2015). "After William Macario injury, Brendan O'Reilly gets new UFC 193 opponent". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 21 September 2015.
  11. ^ Alex Oates (6 November 2015). "UFC 193: Zafir gets his chance after O'Reilly forced out". heraldsun.au. Retrieved 6 November 2015.
  12. ^ Liam Ducey (19 January 2016). "UFC Brisbane gets four more fights". smh.com.au. Retrieved 19 January 2016.
  13. ^ Steven Marrocco (19 March 2016). "UFC Fight Night 85 results: Alan Jouban takes out Brendan O'Reilly with first-round TKO". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 19 March 2016.
  14. ^ Adam Hill (12 October 2016). "2 fights added to December UFC cards in Las Vegas". reviewjournal.com. Retrieved 12 October 2016.
  15. ^ Steven Marrocco (3 December 2016). "'Maestro' Dong Hyun Kim cruises past Brendan O'Reilly for first UFC win". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 3 December 2016.
  16. ^ "Anton Zafir & Brendan O'Reilly released from UFC – Fight News Australia". Retrieved 14 November 2019.

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