|Born||30 August 1979|
|Height||5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)|
|Weight||56.7 kg (125 lb; 8.93 st)|
|Reach||64.0 in (163 cm)|
|Team||Team Ryano MMA|
|Rank||Brown belt in Karate |
Purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
|Mixed martial arts record|
|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.
Mixed martial arts career
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
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.
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. He won the fight by unanimous decision.
Seery was expected to face Ian McCall on 19 November 2016 at UFC Fight Night 99. 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.
Seery faced Alexandre Pantoja at UFC Fight Night 113 on July 16 2017. He lost the fight via submission in the third round. Seery confirmed his intention to retire from MMA competition after this fight.
Championships and accomplishments
- Cage Warriors
- Cage Warriors Flyweight Championship (One time)
- Ultimate Fighting Championship
- Performance of the Night (One time)
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|29 matches||16 wins||13 losses|
|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|
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