Olivier Aubin-Mercier

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Olivier Aubin-Mercier
Born (1989-02-23) February 23, 1989 (age 29)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Other names The Quebec Kid
The Canadian Gangster
Nationality Canadian
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)[1]
Weight 155 lb (70 kg; 11 st 1 lb)
Division Lightweight (145–155 Ib)
Welterweight (155–170 Ib)
Reach 70 12 in (179 cm)[2]
Stance Southpaw
Fighting out of Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Team H2O MMA
Tristar Gym
Rank Black belt in Judo[3]
Brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu[3]
Blue belt in Taekwondo[3]
Years active 2011-present
Mixed martial arts record
Total 13
Wins 11
By knockout 1
By submission 8
By decision 2
Losses 2
By decision 2
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Olivier Aubin-Mercier (French: [ɔlivje obɛ̃ mɛʁsje]; born February 23, 1989) is a French-Canadian mixed martial artist who competes in the Lightweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). A professional competitor since 2011, he was also on The Ultimate Fighter Nations: Canada vs. Australia.

Background[edit]

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, a college in Montreal for two years before dropping out.[4]

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

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.[5]

The Ultimate Fighter: Nations[edit]

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.[6]

Over the course of the show, Aubin-Mercier first defeated Jake Matthews in the quarterfinals via unanimous decision.[7] In the semifinals, Aubin-Mercier went on to defeat Richard Walsh via submission (rear-naked choke) to reach the finals.[8]

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

Aubin-Mercier made his official debut facing fellow castmate Chad Laprise in the welterweight finals on April 16, 2014 The Ultimate Fighter Nations Finale.[9] Laprise won the fight via split decision.[10]

Aubin-Mercier faced Jake Lindsey in a lighweight bout on October 4, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 54.[11] Aubin-Mercier won the bout via submission in the second round, which also earned him a Performance of the Night bonus.[12][13]

Aubin-Mercier faced David Michaud on April 25, 2015 at UFC 186.[14] He won the fight via submission in the third round.[15]

Aubin-Mercier was expected to face Chris Wade on August 23, 2015 at UFC Fight Night 74.[16] However, Wade pulled out of the bout in late July after sustaining an injury and was replaced by Tony Sims.[17] He won the fight via unanimous decision.[18]

Aubin-Mercier faced Carlos Diego Ferreira on January 30, 2016 at UFC on Fox 18.[19] He lost the fight by unanimous decision.[20]

Aubin-Mercier next faced Thibault Gouti on June 18, 2016 at UFC Fight Night 89.[21] He won the fight via submission in the third round.[22]

Aubin Mercier faced Drew Dober on December 10, 2016 at UFC 206.[23] He won the fight via submission in the second round.[24]

Aubin-Mercier was expected to face Leonardo Santos on June 3, 2017 at UFC 212.[25] However the bout was scrapped on May 18 as both fighters were removed from the card.[26]

Aubin-Mercier faced Tony Martin on September 16, 2017 at UFC Fight Night 116.[27] He won the back-and-forth fight via split decision.[28]

Aubin-Mercier was scheduled to face Gilbert Burns on February 24, 2018 at UFC on Fox 28.[29] 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.[30]

Aubin-Mercier faced Evan Dunham on April 7, 2018 at UFC 223.[31] He won the fight by TKO in the first round.[32] This win earned him a Performance of the Night bonus.[33]

Aubin-Mercier is expected to face Alexander Hernandez on July 28, 2018 at UFC on Fox 30.[34]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
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 Tony 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 Welterweight debut. Lost The Ultimate Fighter Nations 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[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
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.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fight Card - UFC Fight Night Holloway vs. Oliveira". UFC.com. Retrieved August 25, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Fight Card - UFC Fight Night MacDonald vs. Saffiedine". UFC.com. Retrieved October 5, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c "Olivier Aubin-Mercier - Official UFC Fighter Profile". UFC.com. Retrieved April 25, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Olivier Aubin-Mercier - Official UFC® Fighter Profile". www.ufc.com. Retrieved 2018-05-29. 
  5. ^ "Patrick Cote pumped to lead Team Canada in The Ultimate Fighter". Torontosun.com. September 25, 2013. Retrieved December 2, 2013. 
  6. ^ Zane Simon (December 3, 2013). "Report: TUF Nations cast announced". bloodyelbow.com. 
  7. ^ Mike Bohn (February 26, 2014). "Episode No. 7 recap: 'The Ultimate Fighter Nations: Canada vs. Australia'". mmajunkie.com. 
  8. ^ Mike Bohn (April 2, 2014). "Episode No. 12 recap: 'The Ultimate Fighter Nations: Canada vs. Australia'". mmajunkie.com. 
  9. ^ Staff (2014-04-10). "With Laprise-Aubin Mercier, Theodorou-Westcott finals, TUF Nations Finale lineup set". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-04-10. 
  10. ^ Dave Doyle (2014-04-16). "TUF Nations Finale results: Chad Laprise decisions Olivier Aubin-Mercier". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2014-04-16. 
  11. ^ Staff (2014-08-14). "UFC Fight Night 54 adds six bouts". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-08-14. 
  12. ^ Josh Sanchez (2014-10-04). "UFC Fight Night 54 results: Olivier Aubin-Mercier submits Jake Lindsey for fist UFC win". fansided.com. Retrieved 2014-10-04. 
  13. ^ a b Staff (2014-10-05). "UFC Fight Night 54 bonuses: MacDonald, Aubin-Mercier, Kelades, Holohan win $50,000". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-10-05. 
  14. ^ Guilherme Cruz (2015-01-17). "Michael Bisping vs. C.B. Dollaway among latest additions to UFC 186 card in Montreal". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2015-01-17. 
  15. ^ Steven Marrocco (2015-04-25). "UFC 186 results: Olivier Aubin-Mercier taps gritty David Michaud in third round". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-04-25. 
  16. ^ Top MMA News Staff (2015-07-20). "Aubin-Mercier To Wade Into UFC Saskatoon Fight". TopMMANews.com. Retrieved 2015-07-20. 
  17. ^ Staff (2015-07-30). "Chris Wade out of UFC Fight Night 74, Tony Sims steps up to meet Olivier Aubin-Mercier". themmareport.com. Retrieved 2015-07-30. 
  18. ^ Steven Marrocco (2015-08-23). "UFC Fight Night 74 results: Olivier Aubin-Mercier grinds out Tony Sims for decision win". mmajunkie.com.com. Retrieved 2015-08-23. 
  19. ^ Staff (2015-12-23). "UFC on FOX 18 gets two new bouts, one injury replacement". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-12-23. 
  20. ^ Steven Marrocco (2016-01-30). "Carlos Diego Ferreira takes decision over Olivier Aubin-Mercier". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-01-30. 
  21. ^ Staff (2016-03-29). "Multiple fight bookings made official for UFC Fight Night 89". themmareport.com. Retrieved 2016-03-29. 
  22. ^ Ben Fowlkes (2016-06-18). "UFC Fight Night 89 results: Olivier Aubin-Mercier finishes Thibault Gouti with third-round choke". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-06-18. 
  23. ^ Staff (2015-10-05). "Light heavyweight champ Daniel Cormier defends title at UFC 206 in Toronto vs. Anthony Johnson". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-10-05. 
  24. ^ Steven Marrocco (2016-12-10). "UFC 206 results: Olivier Aubin-Mercier finishes Drew Dober with yet another rear-naked choke". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-12-10. 
  25. ^ Staff (2017-04-03). "Olivier Aubin-Mercier vs. Leonardo Santos added to UFC 212 in Brazil". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2017-04-03. 
  26. ^ Danny Segura (2017-05-17). "Olivier Aubin-Mercier vs. Leonardo Santos scrapped from UFC 212 in Rio de Janeiro". mmafighting.com. 
  27. ^ Dann Stupp (2017-08-15). "Tony Martin vs. Olivier Aubin-Mercier added to UFC Fight Night 116 in Steel City". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2017-08-15. 
  28. ^ "UFC-Pittsburgh results: Olivier Aubin-Mercier starts quick, survives late Tony Martin rally". MMAjunkie. 2017-09-17. Retrieved 2017-09-17. 
  29. ^ "Olivier Aubin-Mercier vs. Gilbert Burns booked for UFC on FOX 28". MMAjunkie. 2017-12-15. Retrieved 2017-12-15. 
  30. ^ "Gilbert Burns vs. Olivier Aubin-Mercier scratched from UFC on FOX 28". MMA Fighting. Retrieved 2018-02-21. 
  31. ^ Alexander K. Lee (2018-03-11). "Olivier Aubin-Mercier won by TKO with knee to liver against Evan Dunham at UFC 223". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2018-03-11. 
  32. ^ "UFC 223 results: Olivier Aubin-Mercier takes out Evan Dunham in 53 seconds". MMAjunkie. 2018-04-08. Retrieved 2018-04-08. 
  33. ^ a b "UFC 223 bonuses: Magomedsharipov-Bochniak an all-time no-brainer for 'Fight of Night'". MMAjunkie. 2018-04-08. Retrieved 2018-04-08. 
  34. ^ Marcel Dorff (2018-05-08). "Alexander Hernandez meets Olivier Aubin-Mercier at UFC Calgary". mmadna.nl. Retrieved 2018-05-08.  (in Dutch)

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