John Hathaway

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John Hathaway
Born (1987-07-01) 1 July 1987 (age 31)
Brighton, England
Other namesThe Hitman[1]
Height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight170 lb (77 kg; 12 st)
Reach75 in (190 cm)
StyleFreestyle Wrestling
TeamLondon Shootfighters[1]
RankNEWA freestyle Wrestler
Years active2006-present
Mixed martial arts record
By knockout5
By submission4
By decision8
By knockout1
By decision1
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog
last updated on: 17 October 2010

John Lawrence Hathaway (born 1 July 1987) is an English former mixed martial artist who competed in the welterweight division.

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Background and early career[edit]

Formerly an open-side flanker for local rugby team Hove RFC, Hathaway decided to make the transition to mixed martial arts after watching the Ultimate Fighting championship on television. He made his professional MMA debut on 25 June 2006, defeating his opponent via rear naked choke in the first round.

John Hathaway currently trains at London Shootfighters.[2] Hathaway also trained in the US with American Top Team and 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu with Eddie Bravo.[2]

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

After signing a four fight deal, Hathaway was scheduled to fight undefeated Tom Egan at UFC 93. He made an impressive UFC debut, scoring a dominant first round TKO win over Egan via elbows.

Hathaway defeated the debuting Rick Story via unanimous decision at UFC 99.[3]

Hathaway's next fight was against Paul Taylor at UFC 105.[4] Hathaway won a unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26).

Hathaway then faced the biggest fight of his career as he fought Diego Sanchez on 29 May 2010 at UFC 114, in Sanchez' return to welterweight.[5] In the first round, Hathaway dropped Sanchez with a knee to the head, as Sanchez attempted a takedown. Hathaway then dominated with ground and pound. The rest of the fight saw Hathaway utilize his reach advantage to dominate the striking, which gave him the unanimous decision victory.

Hathaway was expected to face Dong Hyun Kim at UFC 120,[6] but Kim was forced out of the bout with an injury and replaced by Mike Pyle.[7] Hathaway lost to Pyle via unanimous decision after being overmatched by the heavy underdog. This loss was also the first of his career.

Hathaway fought Kris McCray on 26 March 2011 at UFC Fight Night 24.[8] The fight was closely contested throughout. However, Hathaway walked away the winner via split decision.

Hathaway was expected to face Pascal Krauss on 5 November 2011 at UFC 138.[9] However, on 30 August Krauss pulled out of the bout citing a shoulder injury, and was replaced by Matt Brown.[10] On 17 October, Hathaway himself was forced to pull out of the bout due to an undisclosed injury. As a result, Brown was pulled from the card and shifted to UFC 139.[11]

Hathaway/Krauss took place on 5 May 2012 at UFC on Fox 3.[12] He won the fight via unanimous decision.

Hathaway beat John Maguire via unanimous decision on 29 September 2012 at UFC on Fuel TV 5.[13]

Hathaway was expected to face Erick Silva on 8 June 2013 at UFC on Fuel TV 10.[14] However, Hathaway was pulled from the bout in late April and replaced by Jason High.[15]

Hathaway returned from his extended hiatus to face Dong Hyun Kim on 1 March 2014 at The Ultimate Fighter: China Finale.[16] He lost the fight via third round knockout due to a spinning back elbow.[17]

Hathaway was expected to face Gunnar Nelson on 11 July 2015 at UFC 189.[18] However, Hathaway pulled out of the bout on 23 June citing injury, and was replaced by Brandon Thatch.[19]

Personal life[edit]

John Hathaway was diagnosed with Crohn's disease some time in 2010.[20] This has prevented him from fighting since 2014.

Championships and achievements[edit]

  • Freestyle Wrestling
    • British National Freestyle wrestling Runner up (Two times)
    • NEWA freestyle wrestling champion (One time)

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 17–2 Dong Hyun Kim KO (spinning back elbow) The Ultimate Fighter China Finale: Kim vs. Hathaway 1 March 2014 3 1:02 Macau, SAR, China
Win 17–1 John Maguire Decision (unanimous) UFC on Fuel TV: Struve vs. Miocic 29 September 2012 3 5:00 Nottingham, England
Win 16–1 Pascal Krauss Decision (unanimous) UFC on Fox: Diaz vs. Miller 5 May 2012 3 5:00 East Rutherford, New Jersey, United States
Win 15–1 Kris McCray Decision (split) UFC Fight Night: Nogueira vs. Davis 26 March 2011 3 5:00 Seattle, Washington, United States
Loss 14–1 Mike Pyle Decision (unanimous) UFC 120 16 October 2010 3 5:00 London, England
Win 14–0 Diego Sanchez Decision (unanimous) UFC 114 29 May 2010 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 13–0 Paul Taylor Decision (unanimous) UFC 105 14 November 2009 3 5:00 Manchester, England
Win 12–0 Rick Story Decision (unanimous) UFC 99 13 June 2009 3 5:00 Cologne, Germany
Win 11–0 Tom Egan TKO (elbows) UFC 93 17 January 2009 1 4:36 Dublin, Ireland
Win 10–0 Jack Mason Submission (punches) Cage Rage 28 20 September 2008 1 2:41 London, England
Win 9–0 Richard Griffin TKO (punches) ZT Fight Night 12 30 August 2008 1 2:41 Brighton, England
Win 8–0 Marvin Arnold Bleau TKO (punches) Cage Rage 25 8 March 2008 1 1:32 London, England
Win 7–0 Tommy Maguire TKO (punches) Cage Rage Contenders 7 10 November 2007 2 3:17 London, England
Win 6–0 Charles Barbosa Decision (unanimous) Cage Rage Contenders 6 18 August 2007 3 5:00 London, England
Win 5–0 Tarcio Santana Decision (unanimous) Cage Rage Contenders 5 16 June 2007 3 5:00 London, England
Win 4–0 Sergei Ussanov Submission (rear-naked choke) Cage Rage Contenders 4 3 March 2007 1 2:08 London, England
Win 3–0 Ludovic Perez Submission (punches) ZT Fight Night 4 4 November 2006 1 N/A London, England
Win 2–0 Wesley Felix TKO (punches) Full Contact Fight Night 3 15 July 2006 2 1:33 Bracknell, England
Win 1–0 Jim Morris Submission (rear-naked choke) ZT Fight Night 2 25 June 2006 1 N/A Sussex, England

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Sherdog (2017). "John "The Hitman" Hathaway". Retrieved 2017-06-25.
  2. ^ a b Granet, Chris (13 January 2009). "UFC exclusive interview: John Hathaway on his debut against Thomas 'The Tank' Egan at UFC 93". mirror.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 23 March 2009. Retrieved 2009-04-24.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "Report: Paul Taylor vs John Hathaway likely for UFC 105". 10 September 2009.
  5. ^ "Diego Sanchez Returns to Welterweight Against John Hathaway at UFC 114". Retrieved 2010-02-03.
  6. ^ "John Hathaway vs. Dong Hyun Kim expected for UFC 120 in October". Archived from the original on 6 July 2010. Retrieved 4 July 2010.
  7. ^ "Mike Pyle Replaces Injured Dong Hyun Kim, Will Face John Hathaway at UFC 120". Retrieved 2010-07-20.
  8. ^ "John Hathaway vs. Kris McCray Added to UFC Fight Night 24 in Seattle". 3 January 2011.
  9. ^ "John Hathaway Draws Pascal Krauss for UFC 138 Fight Card in England". 22 July 2011.
  10. ^ "Matt Brown replaces Pascal Krauss, meets John Hathaway at UFC 138". Archived from the original on 20 September 2011. Retrieved 31 August 2010.
  11. ^ "After injuries, Brown-Baczynski at UFC 139". Archived from the original on 18 October 2011. Retrieved 17 October 2010.
  12. ^ "John Hathaway vs Pascal Krauss booked for May 5 in New Jersey". 6 February 2012. Retrieved 6 February 2012.
  13. ^ "UFC: Nottingham Adds John Maguire vs. John Hathaway". Retrieved 5 July 2012.
  14. ^ Mookie Alexander (7 March 2013). "Erick Silva fights John Hathaway at TUF Brazil 2 Finale on June 8th".
  15. ^ Staff (2013-04-25). "Jason High replaces John Hathaway, meets Erick Silva at UFC on FUEL TV 10". Archived from the original on 28 April 2013. Retrieved 2013-04-25.
  16. ^ John Morgan (2014-01-03). "John Hathaway vs. Dong Hyun Kim headlines 'TUF: China' finale on March 1 in Macau". Retrieved 2013-01-03.
  17. ^ Gene Morosko (2014-03-01). "Dong Hyun Kim knocks out John Hathaway with spinning back elbow". Retrieved 2013-03-01.
  18. ^ Tristen Crichfield (2015-04-01). "UFC 189 Update: Gunnar Nelson-John Hathaway welterweight bout set for July 11". Retrieved 2015-04-01.
  19. ^ Matt Erickson (2015-06-23). "Brandon Thatch meets Gunnar Nelson at UFC 189, John Howard now gets Cathal Pendred". Retrieved 2015-06-23.
  20. ^ "Crohn's Disease couldn't keep John Hathaway out of the Octagon forever".

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