Neil Seery

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Neil Seery
Born (1979-08-30) 30 August 1979 (age 39)
Dublin, Ireland
Other names2Tap
NationalityIrish
Height5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)[1]
Weight56.7 kg (125 lb; 8.93 st)
DivisionFlyweight
Reach64.0 in (163 cm)[2]
TeamTeam Ryano MMA
RankBrown belt in Karate[3]
Purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu[4]
Years active2005–2017
Mixed martial arts record
Total29
Wins16
By knockout6
By submission6
By decision4
Losses13
By knockout1
By submission6
By decision5
By disqualification1
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Neil Seery (born 30 August 1979) is a retired Irish professional mixed martial artist, who most recently competed in the flyweight division of the UFC. Beginning his career in 2005, Seery also competed for BAMMA, Cage Warriors, and RINGS. He was the Cage Warriors Flyweight Champion. As of November 13, 2018, he is ranked #15 in the official UFC flyweight rankings.[5]

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Seery made his professional debut in 2005 and after starting off his career at 1–4, Seery was able to bounce back, compiling a record of 8–8 before he began competing for the Cage Warriors promotion in his home country of Ireland. Under the promotion's banner, Seery went 5–1, capturing the Flyweight Championship in the process.

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

Seery made his UFC debut at UFC Fight Night 37 on 8 March 2014 as a replacement for Ian McCall against Brad Pickett, and was signed to a four-fight contract. A huge underdog against Pickett, Seery lost unanimously on the judges' score cards.[6]

In his second fight for the promotion, Seery faced Phil Harris at UFC Fight Night 46 on 19 July 2014. This was a rematch of Seery's fight with Harris at BAMMA 3, which Seery lost via unanimous decision.[7] He won the fight by unanimous decision.

Seery was expected to face Richie Vaculik at UFC Fight Night 55 on 8 November 2014.[8] Subsequently, Seery pulled out of the fight and was replaced by Louis Smolka.[9]

Seery faced Chris Beal on 24 January 2015 at UFC on Fox 14.[10] He won the back-and-forth fight by unanimous decision.[11]

Seery faced Louis Smolka on 11 July 2015 at UFC 189.[12] He lost the fight by unanimous decision.[13]

Seery faced Jon Delos Reyes on 24 October 2016 at UFC Fight Night 76.[14] He won the fight via submission in the second round.[15] The victory also produced a Performance of the Night bonus.[16]

Seery next faced Kyoji Horiguchi on 8 May 2016 at UFC Fight Night 87.[17] He lost the fight via unanimous decision.[18]

Seery was expected to face Ian McCall on 19 November 2016 at UFC Fight Night 99.[19] However, as Seery was weighing in for the event, it was announced that McCall had to pull out of the fight after becoming ill due the effects of his weight cut and the bout was scrapped.[20]

Seery faced Alexandre Pantoja at UFC Fight Night 113 on July 16 2017.[21] He lost the fight via submission in the third round.[22] Seery confirmed his intention to retrire from MMA competition after this fight.[23]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 16–13 Alexandre Pantoja Submission (rear-naked choke) UFC Fight Night: Nelson vs. Ponzinibbio 16 July 2017 3 2:31 Glasgow, Scotland
Loss 16–12 Kyoji Horiguchi Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs. Arlovski 8 May 2016 3 5:00 Rotterdam, Netherlands
Win 16–11 Jon delos Reyes Submission (guillotine choke) UFC Fight Night: Holohan vs. Smolka 24 October 2015 2 4:12 Dublin, Ireland Performance of the Night.
Loss 15–11 Louis Smolka Decision (unanimous) UFC 189 11 July 2015 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 15–10 Chris Beal Decision (unanimous) UFC on Fox: Gustafsson vs. Johnson 24 January 2015 3 5:00 Stockholm, Sweden
Win 14–10 Phil Harris Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: McGregor vs. Brandao 19 July 2014 3 5:00 Dublin, Ireland
Loss 13–10 Brad Pickett Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Gustafsson vs. Manuwa 8 March 2014 3 5:00 London, England
Win 13–9 Mikael Silander Submission (armbar) CWFC 55 1 June 2013 3 3:57 Dublin, Ireland Won the Cage Warriors Flyweight Championship.
Win 12–9 Paul Marin TKO (body kick) CWFC 53 13 April 2013 1 1:22 Glasgow, Scotland
Win 11–9 Karl Harrison Decision (unanimous) Cage Warriors: 49 27 October 2012 3 5:00 Cardiff, Wales
Win 10–9 Mark Platts Submission (rear-naked choke) Cage Warriors: 47 2 June 2012 2 2:46 Dublin, Ireland
Loss 9–9 Artemij Sitenkov Submission (kneebar) Cage Warriors: 46 23 February 2012 1 0:55 Kiev, Ukraine
Win 9–8 Niko Gjoka KO (punches) Cage Warriors: 44 1 October 2011 2 4:04 Kentish Town, England
Win 8–8 Damien Rooney Decision (unanimous) CC 7: Fields vs. Kelly 13 November 2010 3 5:00 Belfast, Northern Ireland
Loss 7–8 Phil Harris Decision (unanimous) BAMMA 3 15 May 2010 3 5:00 Birmingham, England
Loss 7–7 Jordy Peute Submission (kneebar) CW 12: Nightmare 29 November 2009 2 0:17 Belfast, Northern Ireland
Win 7–6 Erikas Suslovas Submission (armbar) Bushido Lithuania: Hero's 2009 14 November 2009 1 0:29 Vilnius, Lithuania
Win 6–6 Neil McLeod Submission (armbar) EB: Extreme Brawl 5 September 2009 3 1:02 London, England
Win 5–6 Neil McLeod TKO (punches) EB: Extreme Brawl 21 March 2009 2 4:57 London, England
Loss 4–6 James Doolan Submission (triangle choke) SAS 9: Strike and Submit 9 8 February 2009 1 1:59 Gateshead, England
Loss 4–5 Andreas Lovbrand TKO (knee injury) TW: Tribal Warfare 20 September 2008 3 N/A Galway, Ireland
Win 4–4 Peter Wilson TKO (punches) UFR 14: Ultimate Fighting Revolution 14 21 August 2008 2 N/A Belfast, Northern Ireland
Win 3–4 Steve McCombe Submission (rear-naked choke) UFR 13: Ultimate Fighting Revolution 13 18 May 2008 2 4:56 Lurgan, Northern Ireland
Win 2–4 Husen Muhamed TKO (punches) COT 2: Cage of Truth 8 March 2008 2 N/A Dublin, Ireland
Loss 1–4 Andreas Lovbrand Decision (split) UFR 10: Ultimate Fighting Revolution 10 6 October 2007 3 5:00 Galway, Ireland
Loss 1–3 Paul McVeigh Submission (rear-naked choke) Cage Rage Contenders: The Real Deal 26 May 2007 1 1:10 Dublin, Ireland
Win 1–2 Steve McCombe TKO (punches) ROT: Ring of Truth 6 17 February 2007 1 4:25 Dublin, Ireland
Loss 0–2 Micky Young DQ (soccer kick) ROT: Ring of Truth 4 29 April 2006 1 N/A Dublin, Ireland
Loss 0–1 Michael Leonard Submission (triangle choke) RINGS Ireland: Reborn 15 October 2005 N/A N/A Dublin, Ireland

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fight Card - UFC 189 Mendes vs. McGregor". UFC.com. Retrieved 17 July 2015.
  2. ^ "Fight Card – UFC Fight Night Gustafsson vs. Johnson". UFC.com. Retrieved 25 January 2015.
  3. ^ Peter Carroll (May 6, 2016). "Seery: 'I'm the hardest hitter at flyweight'". UFC.com.
  4. ^ "Neil Seery – Official UFC Fighter Profile". UFC.com. Retrieved 25 January 2015.
  5. ^ "Fighter Rankings | UFC ®". UFC. Retrieved 2018-11-13.
  6. ^ Staff, Fightland (11 March 2014). "Neil Seery Made His UFC Debut Then Went Back to His Day Job | FIGHTLAND". Fightland.vice.com. Retrieved 12 August 2014.
  7. ^ "Neil Seery: "I'm going to march forward and try knock Phil Harris out" – SevereMMA.com – Number One For Irish MMA". SevereMMA.com. 8 May 2014. Retrieved 12 August 2014.
  8. ^ http://fightsportasia.com/2014/09/30/ufn-55-richie-vas-opponent-change-for-ufc-fight-night-sydney/
  9. ^ James Carroll (28 October 2014). "Neil Seery out of UFC Fight Night 55 against Richie Vaculik, Louis Smolka steps in". mmamad.com. Archived from the original on 28 October 2014. Retrieved 28 October 2014.
  10. ^ C.J. Tuttle (6 December 2014). "Neil Seery to square off against Chris Beal at UFC on Fox 14 in Sweden". sherdog.com. Retrieved 6 December 2014.
  11. ^ Brent Brookhouse (24 January 2015). "UFC on FOX 14 results: Gritty Neil Seery outworks Chris Beal in Stockholm opener". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 24 January 2015.
  12. ^ Staff (22 May 2015). "Flyweights Neil Seery vs. Louis Smolka added to UFC 189 in Las Vegas". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 22 May 2015.
  13. ^ Brent Brookhouse (11 July 2015). "UFC 189 results: Louis Smolka outgrapples gritty and game Neil Seery". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 11 July 2015.
  14. ^ Staff (2 September 2015). "Neil Seery meets Jon Delos Reyes at UFC Fight Night 76 in Dublin". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2 September 2015.
  15. ^ Steven Marrocco (2015-10-24). "UFC Fight Night 76 results: Neil Seery makes Dublin erupt, taps Jon Delos Reyes". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-10-24.
  16. ^ Brad Popkin (24 October 2015). "UFC Fight Night 76 bonuses and awards: Darren Till, Nicolas Dalby and more take home $50,000 in Dublin". mmamania.com. Retrieved 24 October 2015.
  17. ^ Staff (2016-03-23). "Kyoji Horiguchi vs. Neil Seery slated for UFC Fight Night 87 in Rotterdam". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-03-23.
  18. ^ Steven Marrocco (2016-05-08). "UFC Fight Night 87 results: Ex-title challenger Kyoji Horiguchi takes care of gritty Neil Seery". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-05-08.
  19. ^ Staff (2016-09-20). "Ian McCall vs. Neil Seery announced for UFC Fight Night 99 in Belfast". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-09-20.
  20. ^ Matt Erickson (2014-10-08). "Again? Seriously? Illness forces Ian McCall out of UFC Fight Night 99 fight with Neil Seery". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-11-17.
  21. ^ Peter Carroll (2017-05-10). "Neil Seery to meet Alexandre Pantoja at UFC Fight Night Glasgow". severemma.com. Retrieved 2017-05-10.
  22. ^ "Tapout! Pantoja submits Neil Seery with rear-naked choke". MMAmania.com. Retrieved 2017-07-17.
  23. ^ Fernanda Prates and Abbey Subhan (2017-07-17). "Newly retired and emotional Neil Seery not sure what's next, 'and that's what scares me'". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2017-07-17.

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