|Born||February 23, 1989|
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
|Other names||The Quebec Kid|
The Canadian Gangster
The Canadian Tuxedo
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Weight||155 lb (70 kg; 11 st 1 lb)|
|Reach||70 1⁄2 in (179 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Montreal, Quebec, Canada|
|Rank||Black belt in Judo |
Brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Blue belt in Taekwondo
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Olivier Aubin-Mercier (French: [ɔlivje obɛ̃ mɛʁsje]; born February 23, 1989) is a Canadian mixed martial artist who competes in the Lightweight division of the Professional Fighters League. He formerly competed for the UFC until October 2019 when he became a free agent. A professional competitor since 2011, he was also on The Ultimate Fighter Nations: Canada vs. Australia.
Born and raised in Montreal, Quebec, Aubin-Mercier began learning judo from a young age and was talented, earning a black belt, and was a two-time junior national champion as well as a three time senior national medalist. In addition, Aubin-Mercier also competed for the adult national Canadian team. Aubin-Mercier attended CEGEP for two years studying Multimedia.
Mixed martial arts career
Aubin-Mercier made his professional debut in 2011 and competed in regional promotions across Quebec. He compiled a record of 4 - 0, finishing all of his opponents by submission in the first round before auditioning for The Ultimate Fighter.
The Ultimate Fighter: Nations
In December 2013, it was announced that Aubin-Mercier would be a cast member on The Ultimate Fighter Nations: Canada vs. Australia, representing Canada at welterweight.
Over the course of the show, Aubin-Mercier first defeated Jake Matthews in the quarterfinals via unanimous decision. In the semifinals, Aubin-Mercier went on to defeat Richard Walsh via submission (rear-naked choke) to reach the finals.
Ultimate Fighting Championship
Aubin-Mercier made his official debut facing fellow castmate Chad Laprise in the welterweight finals on April 16, 2014 The Ultimate Fighter Nations Finale. Laprise won the fight via split decision.
Aubin-Mercier faced Jake Lindsey in a lightweight bout on October 4, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 54. Aubin-Mercier won the bout via submission in the second round, which also earned him a Performance of the Night bonus.
Aubin-Mercier was expected to face Chris Wade on August 23, 2015 at UFC Fight Night 74. However, Wade pulled out of the bout in late July after sustaining an injury and was replaced by Tony Sims. He won the fight via unanimous decision.
Aubin-Mercier was scheduled to face Gilbert Burns on February 24, 2018 at UFC on Fox 28. However, on February 21, 2018, the bout was scrapped as promotional medical officials deemed Burns would be unsafe to meet lightweight upper limit of 156 Ibs limit upon his arrival at the fight week.
Professional Fighters League
Championships and accomplishments
- Ultimate Fighting Championship
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|16 matches||11 wins||5 losses|
|Loss||11–5||Arman Tsarukyan||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 240||July 27, 2019||3||5:00||Edmonton, Alberta, Canada|
|Loss||11–4||Gilbert Burns||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 231||December 8, 2018||3||5:00||Toronto, Ontario, Canada|
|Loss||11–3||Alexander Hernandez||Decision (unanimous)||UFC on Fox: Alvarez vs. Poirier 2||July 28, 2018||3||5:00||Calgary, Alberta, Canada|
|Win||11–2||Evan Dunham||TKO (knees to the body and punches)||UFC 223||April 7, 2018||1||0:53||Brooklyn, New York, United States||Performance of the Night.|
|Win||10–2||Anthony Rocco Martin||Decision (split)||UFC Fight Night: Rockhold vs. Branch||September 16, 2017||3||5:00||Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States|
|Win||9–2||Drew Dober||Submission (rear-naked choke)||UFC 206||December 10, 2016||2||2:57||Toronto, Ontario, Canada|
|Win||8–2||Thibault Gouti||Submission (rear-naked choke)||UFC Fight Night: MacDonald vs. Thompson||June 18, 2016||3||2:28||Ottawa, Ontario, Canada|
|Loss||7–2||Carlos Diego Ferreira||Decision (unanimous)||UFC on Fox: Johnson vs. Bader||January 30, 2016||3||5:00||Newark, New Jersey, United States|
|Win||7–1||Tony Sims||Decision (unanimous)||UFC Fight Night: Holloway vs. Oliveira||August 23, 2015||3||5:00||Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada|
|Win||6–1||David Michaud||Submission (rear-naked choke)||UFC 186||April 25, 2015||3||3:24||Montreal, Quebec, Canada|
|Win||5–1||Jake Lindsey||Submission (inverted triangle kimura)||UFC Fight Night: MacDonald vs. Saffiedine||October 4, 2014||2||3:22||Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada||Return to Lightweight. Performance of the Night.|
|Loss||4–1||Chad Laprise||Decision (split)||The Ultimate Fighter Nations Finale: Bisping vs. Kennedy||April 16, 2014||3||5:00||Quebec City, Quebec, Canada||Lost The Ultimate Fighter Nations: Canada vs. Australia Welterweight Tournament.|
|Win||4–0||Jason Meisel||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Challenge MMA 22||August 17, 2013||1||1:38||Montreal, Quebec, Canada|
|Win||3–0||Jordan Jewell||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Slamm 1||November 30, 2012||1||1:53||Montreal, Quebec, Canada|
|Win||2–0||Daniel Ireland||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Ringside MMA 13||March 17, 2012||1||1:10||Montreal, Quebec, Canada|
|Win||1–0||Guy Poulin||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Ringside MMA 12||October 21, 2011||1||0:58||Montreal, Quebec, Canada|
Mixed martial arts exhibition record
|Professional record breakdown|
|2 matches||2 wins||0 losses|
|Win||2-0||Richard Walsh||Submission (rear-naked choke)||The Ultimate Fighter Nations: Canada vs. Australia||April 2, 2014 (airdate)||1||N/A||Quebec City, Quebec, Canada||Semifinals.|
|Win||1–0||Jake Matthews||Decision (unanimous)||The Ultimate Fighter Nations: Canada vs. Australia||February 27, 2014 (airdate)||2||5:00||Quebec City, Quebec, Canada||Quarterfinals.|
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