Nick Thompson (fighter)

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Nick Thompson
Born (1981-06-23) June 23, 1981 (age 35)
Newport News, Virginia, United States
Other names The Goat
Nationality American
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight 170 lb (77 kg; 12 st)
Fighting out of Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
Team Minnesota Martial Arts Academy
Years active 2003-2011
Mixed martial arts record
Total 53
Wins 38
By knockout 10
By submission 22
By decision 6
Losses 14
By knockout 6
By submission 7
By decision 1
Draws 1
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Nicholas Delton Thompson (born June 23, 1981) is a retired American mixed martial artist. He retired with a professional mixed martial arts record of 38-14-1. He has fought professionally on both the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and Bodog Fight shows. He is the former Bodog Fight Welterweight Champion and holds wins over Eddie Alvarez, Josh Neer, Paul Daley, Mark Weir and Chris Wilson.[1]

Background[edit]

While attending college, Nick wrestled at the University of Wisconsin from 2000-2002. He then began training with coach Dave Strasser at Dave Strasser’s Freestyle Academy in Kenosha, Wisconsin. While there, he trained with manager Pat O'Malley, Ron Faircloth, Nick Agallar, and Brian Geraghty.[2] In 2005, Nick moved to attend the University of Minnesota Law School. He began training under coach Greg Nelson at Minnesota Martial Arts Academy. Nelson is closely affiliated with Erik Paulson, founder of Combat Submission Wrestling.[3] Nick currently trains with fighters Sean Sherk, Brock Lesnar, Brock Larson, and Kaitlin Young.[4][5]

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

UFC[edit]

He made his UFC debut at UFC 56 where he defeated Keith Wisniewski. He returned to the UFC on April 15, 2006, where he lost against the highly ranked and seasoned judoka Karo Parisyan at UFC 59.

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Bodog Fight[edit]

Following his fights in the UFC, and after three warm-up fights with smaller organizations, Thompson signed with Bodog Fight, a former MMA organisation. After cutting through three Bodog opponents, Thompson was offered his title fight with Eddie Alvarez, a previously undefeated fighter. After winning his fight against Alvarez on April 14, 2007, Thompson has since defended his title twice.[1]

World Victory Road[edit]

Nick's final title defense against John Troyer was the last fight on his contract with Bodog.[6] Rumors of his intent to sign with World Victory Road were confirmed with his addition to the organization's March 3, 2008 inaugural Sengoku show. Nick was scheduled to face Fabricio Monteiro in his debut.[7] He won this debut against Monteiro via three-round unanimous decision.[1]

EliteXC[edit]

Nick fought Jake Shields on July 26, 2008 for the newly created EliteXC Welterweight title, losing via submission in the first round.

Strikeforce[edit]

On February 25, 2009 in a radio interview, Thompson confirmed that he has signed on with California-based Mixed Martial Arts promotion Strikeforce. Thomson stated in his interview that he could be fighting as early as April 11, 2009.[8]

Shine Fights[edit]

Nick signed a multi-fight deal with upstart, Ohio and Florida based promotion, Shine Fights. Before even making his debut, he was requested to a new deal.[9]

Ultimate Glory[edit]

Nick was supposed to fight Siyar Bahadurzada at Ultimate Glory 12 on Oct. 16th, 2010 in Amsterdam, Netherlands, but had to pull out at the last minute due to an injury. He was replaced by Derrick Noble.

Personal life[edit]

Nick lives in LaCrosse Wisconsin with his wife.[4][10] The couple had their first child on July 24, 2009.[11]

Video games[edit]

On 17 November 2009, he was confirmed on the roster of EA Sports MMA.

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 38–14–1 Ben Askren Decision (unanimous) Bellator 40 April 9, 2011 3 5:00 Newkirk, Oklahoma, United States
Loss 38–13–1 Taisuke Okuno KO (punch) World Victory Road Presents: Sengoku Raiden Championships 14 August 22, 2010 3 0:27 Saitama, Japan
Loss 38–12–1 Dan Hornbuckle TKO (punches) World Victory Road Presents: Sengoku 10 September 23, 2009 2 1:30 Saitama, Japan
Loss 38–11–1 Tim Kennedy Submission (punches) Strikeforce Challengers: Villasenor vs. Cyborg June 19, 2009 2 2:37 Kent, Washington, United States Fought at 185 lb.
Win 38–10–1 Paul Daley Decision (unanimous) MFC 20 February 20, 2009 3 5:00 Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Win 37–10–1 Travis McCullough Submission (punches) MT 18 January 17, 2009 1 2:38 Madison, Wisconsin, United States
Loss 36–10–1 Jake Shields Submission (guillotine choke) EliteXC: Unfinished Business July 26, 2008 1 1:03 Stockton, California, United States For EliteXC Welterweight Championship.
Win 36–9–1 Michael Costa Submission (kimura) World Victory Road Presents: Sengoku 3 June 8, 2008 2 4:13 Saitama, Japan
Win 35–9–1 Fabricio Monteiro Decision (unanimous) World Victory Road Presents: Sengoku First Battle March 5, 2008 3 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Win 34–9–1 John Troyer Submission (rear-naked choke) Bodog Fight: Thompson vs. Troyer February 1, 2008 1 3:46 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Defended Bodog Fight Welterweight Championship.
Win 33–9–1 Mark Weir TKO (punches) Bodog Fight: Vancouver August 24, 2007 1 4:01 Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Win 32–9–1 Eddie Alvarez TKO (punches) Bodog Fight: Clash of the Nations April 14, 2007 2 4:32 St. Petersburg, Russia Won Bodog Fight Welterweight Championship.
Win 31–9–1 Dustin Denes TKO (punches) Bodog Fight: Costa Rica February 18, 2007 1 1:27 Costa Rica
Win 30–9–1 Ansar Chalangov Submission (rear-naked choke) Bodog Fight: USA vs Russia December 2, 2006 1 4:59 St. Petersburg, Russia
Win 29–9–1 Joe Winterfeldt TKO (referee stoppage) Twin Cities Throwdown 3 October 21, 2006 1 N/A Burnsville, Minnesota, United States
Win 28–9–1 Davion Peterson Submission (rear-naked choke) Bodog Fight: Costa Rica August 22, 2006 3 N/A Costa Rica
Win 27–9–1 Steven Bratland Submission (rear-naked choke) XKK: St. Joseph July 15, 2006 1 N/A St. Joseph, Minnesota, United States
Win 26–9–1 Yancy Cuellar TKO (punches) XKK: St. Joseph July 15, 2006 1 N/A St. Joseph, Minnesota, United States
Win 25–9–1 Chris Wilson Submission (kimura) Absolute Fighting Championships 17 February 1, 2006 2 2:08 Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
Loss 24–9–1 Karo Parisyan Submission (punches) UFC 59: Reality Check April 15, 2006 1 4:44 Anaheim, California, United States
Win 24–8–1 Alex Carter Submission (triangle choke) EFX: Fury December 2, 2006 1 N/A Minnesota, United States
Win 23–8–1 Anthony White Submission (punches) Madtown Throwdown 6 January 13, 2006 1 N/A Madison, Wisconsin, United States
Win 22–8–1 Keith Wisniewski Decision (unanimous) UFC 56 November 19, 2005 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 21–8–1 Josh Neer Submission (rear-naked choke) Extreme Challenge 64 October 15, 2005 2 2:19 Osceola, Iowa, United States
Win 20–8–1 Dereck Keasley Submission (choke) Freestyle Fighting Championship 16 September 24, 2005 1 3:48 Tunica, Mississippi, United States
Win 19–8–1 Victor Moreno Submission (guillotine choke) Freestyle Fighting Championship 16 September 24, 2005 2 0:52 Tunica, Mississippi, United States
Win 18–8–1 Chris Connelly Decision (unanimous) Freestyle Fighting Championship 16 September 24, 2005 2 5:00 Tunica, Mississippi, United States
Win 17–8–1 Brian Fitzsimmons KO (punches) Madtown Throwdown 4 July 9, 2005 1 N/A Madison, Wisconsin, United States
Loss 16–8–1 Ed Herman TKO (injury) Hand 2 Hand Combat June 17, 2005 1 N/A Canton, Ohio, United States
Loss 16–7–1 Yushin Okami Submission (elbow injury) GCM: D.O.G. 2 June 11, 2005 1 0:29 Tokyo, Japan
Win 16–6–1 Marcel Ferreira TKO (punches) Absolute Fighting Championships 12 April 30, 2005 3 2:48 Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
Win 15–6–1 Joey Clark Submission (armbar) XKK: St. Paul April 23, 2005 1 3:01 St. Paul, Minnesota, United States
Win 14–6–1 Nuri Shakir Submission (triangle choke) CZ 10: Ground War April 2, 2005 2 3:07 Revere, Massachusetts, United States
Loss 13–6–1 Paul Purcell KO (punches) Freestyle Combat Challenge 18 March 5, 2005 2 N/A Racine, Wisconsin, United States
Win 13–5–1 Brian Green TKO (punches) Madtown Throwdown 2 February 19, 2005 1 N/A Madison, Wisconsin, United States
Win 12–5–1 Brian Gassaway Decision (unanimous) Combat: Do Fighting Challenge 2 February 5, 2005 3 3:00 Illinois, United States
Win 11–5–1 Jesse Chilton Submission (rear-naked choke) Freestyle Combat Challenge 17 January 8, 2005 3 N/A Racine, Wisconsin, United States
Win 10–5–1 Darren Hines Submission (guillotine choke) Xtreme Fighting Organization 4 December 3, 2004 1 0:19 McHenry, Illinois, United States
Draw 9–5–1 Daryl Guthmiller Draw XKK: Fridley November 5, 2004 3 5:00 Fridley, Minnesota, United States
Loss 9–5 Brian Ebersole TKO (punches) Freestyle Fighting Championships 12 September 24, 2004 1 N/A Racine, Wisconsin, United States
Win 9–4 Sean Huffman Submission (choke) Freestyle Fighting Championships 12 September 24, 2004 2 N/A Racine, Wisconsin, United States
Win 8–4 John Renken TKO (punches) Freestyle Fighting Championships 12 September 24, 2004 1 N/A Racine, Wisconsin, United States
Win 7–4 Ricky Seleuce Submission (twister) Madtown Throwdown 1 August 21, 2004 1 N/A Madison, Wisconsin, United States
Win 6–4 Thiago Goncalves Submission (punches) Freestyle Combat Challenge 15 June 12, 2004 2 2:39 Racine, Wisconsin, United States
Win 5–4 Brian Moore Submission (guillotine choke) Ultimate Battleground June 4, 2004 1 0:28 Madison, Wisconsin, United States
Win 4–4 Jeff Doyle TKO (corner stoppage) XKK: Mayhem in Marshfield May 15, 2004 2 N/A Marshfield, Wisconsin, United States
Loss 3–4 Mike Quinlan Submission (rear-naked choke) Absolute Fighting Championships 8 May 1, 2004 2 0:16 Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
Win 3–3 Emyr Bussade Decision (unanimous) Freestyle Combat Challenge 14 March 6, 2004 2 5:00 Racine, Wisconsin, United States
Win 2–3 Kyle Helsper Submission (rear-naked choke) Freestyle Combat Challenge 13 January 10, 2004 2 2:16 Racine, Wisconsin, United States
Loss 1–3 Dan Hart Submission (guillotine choke) Freestyle Combat Challenge 12 October 18, 2003 1 0:17 Racine, Wisconsin, United States
Loss 1–2 Dustin Denes Submission (triangle choke) Absolute Fighting Championships 5 September 5, 2003 1 1:45 Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
Win 1–1 Kyle Helsper Submission (punches) Freestyle Combat Challenge 11 June 28, 2003 1 N/A Racine, Wisconsin, United States
Loss 0–1 Dan Hart KO (punches) Freestyle Combat Challenge 10 March 22, 2003 1 N/A Racine, Wisconsin, United States

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