Phil De Fries

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Phil De Fries
Born (1986-04-21) 21 April 1986 (age 31)
Sunderland, England
Other names S11
Nationality English
Height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight 248 lb (112 kg; 17 st 10 lb)
Division Heavyweight
Reach 79 in (201 cm)
Style Brazilian jiu-jitsu
Fighting out of Chula Vista, California, United States
Team The Alliance MMA
Rank Purple belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu
Years active 2009–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total 19
Wins 12
By knockout 1
By submission 10
By decision 1
Losses 6
By knockout 5
By decision 1
No contests 1
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Philip De Fries (born 21 April 1986) is an English mixed martial artist currently competing in the heavyweight division. A professional competitor since 2009, De Fries has formerly competed for the UFC.

Mixed martial arts career[edit]


De Fries began training in Brazilian jiu-jitsu at the age of 14, and also worked as a drugs counselor before becoming a professional fighter. Since the very beginning of his MMA career, De Fries has shown great submission skills, defeating the likes of Darren Towler and Stav Economou. He made his professional debut in 2009.

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

After his win over Stav Economou, De Fries was scouted and has since signed a fight deal with the UFC.[1]

De Fries was expected to make his debut against Oli Thompson at UFC 138.[2] However, on 17 October 2011, it was revealed that Thompson had to pull out of the bout due to injury and was replaced by Rob Broughton.[3] De Fries won the fight via unanimous decision.

In his second UFC fight, De Fries faced Stipe Miocic on 15 February 2012 at UFC on Fuel TV 1.[4] He lost the fight via KO in the first round.

De Fries faced former strongman Oli Thompson at UFC on Fox 4.[5] He won the fight via submission in the second round.

De Fries was expected to face Matt Mitrione on 29 December 2012 at UFC 155.[6] However, Mitrione stepped up to fight Roy Nelson at The Ultimate Fighter: Team Carwin vs. Team Nelson Finale and was replaced by Todd Duffee.[7] De Fries lost via first round TKO due to punches.

Mitrione vs. De Fries eventually took place on 6 April 2013 at UFC on Fuel TV 9.[8] He lost the bout via knockout in the first round. Following the loss De Fries was released from the promotion.[9]


Following his release from the UFC, De Fries return to action on 31 December 2013 in Japan as he faced Strikeforce veteran Brett Rogers at Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye 2013. He won the fight via rear naked choke submission in the first round.

He then faced Judo specialist Satoshi Ishii on the IGF 1 card which took place on 5 April 2014. De Fries lost this fight via unanimous decision.

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 12–6 (1) Ivan Shtyrkov TKO (elbows and punches) RCC Boxing Promotions: Day of Victory 72 5 May 2017 1 1:51 Yekaterinburg, Russia
Win 12–5 (1) Thomas Denham TKO (punches) M4tC 22: Warriors 26 November 2016 1 1:37 Tyne and Wear, England
Loss 11–5 (1) Thomas Denham TKO (punches) M4tC 16: Invasion 28 February 2015 1 1:01 Tyne and Wear, England
Win 11–4 (1) Łukasz Parobiec Submission (rear-naked choke) M4tC 15: Bad Blood 29 November 2014 1 2:03 Tyne and Wear, England
Loss 10–4 (1) Satoshi Ishii Decision (unanimous) Inoki Genome Fight 1 5 April 2014 2 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Win 10–3 (1) Brett Rogers Submission (rear-naked choke) Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye 2013 31 December 2013 1 3:45 Tokyo, Japan
Loss 9–3 (1) Matt Mitrione KO (punches) UFC on Fuel TV: Mousasi vs. Latifi 6 April 2013 1 0:19 Stockholm, Sweden
Loss 9–2 (1) Todd Duffee TKO (punches) UFC 155 29 December 2012 1 2:04 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 9–1 (1) Oli Thompson Submission (rear-naked choke) UFC on Fox: Shogun vs. Vera 4 August 2012 2 4:16 Los Angeles, California, United States
Loss 8–1 (1) Stipe Miocic KO (punches) UFC on Fuel TV: Sanchez vs. Ellenberger 15 February 2012 1 0:43 Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Win 8–0 (1) Rob Broughton Decision (unanimous) UFC 138 5 November 2011 3 5:00 Birmingham, England
Win 7–0 (1) Stav Economou Submission (rear-naked choke) Ultimate Warrior Challenge 16 2 July 2011 2 3:56 Southend-on-Sea, Essex, England
Win 6–0 (1) Colin Robinson Submission (armbar) Supremacy Fight Challenge 2 29 May 2011 1 1:33 Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, England
Win 5–0 (1) Andy Spiers Submission (rear-naked choke) Supremacy Fight Challenge 1 27 February 2011 1 3:14 Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, England
NC 4–0 (1) Dave Wilson No Contest (punches to the back of the head) Tyneside Fighting Challenge 20 June 2010 1 N/A Newcastle, Tyne and Wear, England
Win 4–0 Darren Towler Submission (D'arce choke) Strike and Submit 14 30 May 2010 1 3:37 Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, England
Win 3–0 Grant Hocking Submission (rear-naked choke) Strike and Submit 13 28 February 2010 1 1:35 Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, England
Win 2–0 Jamie Sheldon Submission (rear-naked choke) Strike and Submit 12 4 October 2009 1 2:10 Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, England
Win 1–0 Darren Towler Submission (rear-naked choke) Strike and Submit 10 26 April 2009 1 4:48 Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, England


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