Brendan O'Reilly (fighter)
|Born||24 June 1987|
|Other names||The Badger|
|Height||5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)|
|Weight||170 lb (77 kg; 12 st)|
|Reach||69 in (175 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Brisbane, Australia|
|Team||Gamebred Submission Fighting|
|Rank||Black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Bruno Lemos|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|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
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.
The Ultimate Fighter
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.
In his first fight, O'Reilly was defeated by fellow cast member Kajan Johnson via submission and subsequently eliminated from the show.
Ultimate Fighting Championship
O'Reilly was expected to face William Macario on 15 November 2015 at UFC 193. However, Macario pulled out of the bout in late September citing injury and was replaced by James Moontasri. 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.
On February 17, 2017 it was announced that O'Reilly had been released from the UFC following back to back losses in the promotion.
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|10 matches||6 wins||3 losses|
|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|
- "Brandan O'Reilly – Official UFC Fighter Profile". UFC.com. Retrieved 19 March 2016.
- "TUF Fighter: Brendan O'Reilly". ufc.com.
- Helwani, Ariel. "TUF Nations: Canada vs. Australia cast revealed", "mmafighting.com". 5 December 2013. Retrieved on 23 July 2014.
- Mike Bohn (15 January 2014). "Episode No. 1 recap: 'The Ultimate Fighter Nations: Canada vs. Australia'". mmajunkie.com.
- LeeLi (9 July 2014). "UFC Fight Night Macao welcomes back TUF China fighters and winners". mma-in-asia.com. Retrieved 9 July 2014.
- 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.
- Staff (17 February 2015). "UFC Fight Night 65 official for Australia with Hunt-Miocic, Tavares-Whittaker, more". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 17 February 2015.
- Ben Fowlkes (9 May 2015). "UFC Fight Night 65 results: Brendan O'Reilly outlasts Vik Grujic in slugfest". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 9 May 2015.
- Liam Ducey (25 August 2015). "UFC 193: Brendan O'Reilly to face William Macario". brisbanetimes.com.au. Retrieved 25 August 2015.
- Staff (21 September 2015). "After William Macario injury, Brendan O'Reilly gets new UFC 193 opponent". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 21 September 2015.
- Alex Oates (6 November 2015). "UFC 193: Zafir gets his chance after O'Reilly forced out". heraldsun.au. Retrieved 6 November 2015.
- Liam Ducey (19 January 2016). "UFC Brisbane gets four more fights". smh.com.au. Retrieved 19 January 2016.
- 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.
- Adam Hill (12 October 2016). "2 fights added to December UFC cards in Las Vegas". reviewjournal.com. Retrieved 12 October 2016.
- Steven Marrocco (3 December 2016). "'Maestro' Dong Hyun Kim cruises past Brendan O'Reilly for first UFC win". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 3 December 2016.
- "Anton Zafir & Brendan O'Reilly released from UFC – Fight News Australia". Retrieved 14 November 2019.