Rob Whiteford

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Rob Whiteford
Born Robert Whiteford
(1983-04-12) April 12, 1983 (age 35)
Armadale, West Lothian, Scotland
Other names The Hammer
Nationality Scottish
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)[1]
Weight 145.7 lb (66.1 kg; 10.41 st)
Division Featherweight
Reach 69.0 in (175 cm)[1]
Stance Orthodox
Fighting out of Glasgow, Scotland
Team American Top Team, Dinky Ninjas
Rank Black belt in Judo[2]
Years active 2009–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total 19
Wins 15
By knockout 6
By submission 3
By decision 6
Losses 4
By knockout 1
By submission 1
By decision 2
Website http://www.robertwhiteford.com/
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Robert Whiteford (born 12 April 1983) is a Scottish mixed martial artist who most recently competed in the Featherweight division of Absolute Championship Berkut. A professional competitor since 2009, he formerly competed for the UFC, and was the first Scottish fighter to be signed by the promotion.

Career[edit]

Whiteford has a strong background in judo and Muay Thai, he first began fighting for team "Hostile Territory" based out of "The Dojo" gym in Alloa. He then joined the Dinky Ninja Fight Team (DNFT) The Griphouse Gym, in Glasgow where he has remained a member of the team since. He now lives and trains in South Florida at American Top Team. He has also spent time training with "Sweden All Stars" in Stockholm.

Whiteford made his professional debut in 2009 competing primarily for regional promotions across the United Kingdom where he was able to compile a record of 10 - 1 before signing with the UFC in the fall of 2013.[3]

Whiteford was also a bronze medalist at the 2006 Commonwealth Judo Championships in 2006 in the category of senior male under 73kg.[4]

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

Whiteford made his promotional debut on 26 October 2013, as a short notice replacement for an injured Mike Wilkinson and faced Jimy Hettes at UFC Fight Night 30.[5][6] Hettes defeated Whiteford via submission (triangle choke) in the second round.[7]

Whiteford faced Daniel Pineda on 15 March 2014 at UFC 171.[8] Whiteford defeated Pineda via unanimous decision.[9]

Whiteford was expected to face Dennis Siver on 4 October 2014 at UFC Fight Night 53.[10] However, Whiteford was forced out of the bout in mid-September with an injury and replaced by Charles Rosa.[11]

Whiteford faced Paul Redmond on 18 July 2015 at UFC Fight Night 72.[12] He won the fight via knockout in the first round.

Whiteford faced Darren Elkins on 24 October 2015 at UFC Fight Night 76.[13] He lost the fight by unanimous decision.[14]

Whiteford faced Lucas Martins on 10 April 2016 at UFC Fight Night 86.[15] Whiteford lost the fight via split decision and was subsequently released from the promotion.[16][17]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 15–4 Kane Mousah Decision (split) ACB 87: Whiteford vs Mousah May 19, 2018 3 5:00 Nottingham, England
Win 14–4 Nam Phan Technical Submission (front choke) ACB 54: Supersonic March 11, 2017 1 0:29 Manchester, England
Win 13–4 Kevin Petshi Decision (unanimous) ACB 47: Braveheart: Young Eagles 14 1 October 2016 3 5:00 Glasgow, Scotland Catchweight (141 lb) bout.
Loss 12–4 Lucas Martins Decision (split) UFC Fight Night: Rothwell vs. dos Santos 10 April 2016 3 5:00 Zagreb, Croatia
Loss 12–3 Darren Elkins Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Holohan vs. Smolka 24 October 2015 3 5:00 Dublin, Ireland
Win 12–2 Paul Redmond KO (punches) UFC Fight Night: Bisping vs. Leites 18 July 2015 1 3:04 Glasgow, Scotland
Win 11–2 Daniel Pineda Decision (unanimous) UFC 171 15 March 2014 3 5:00 Dallas, Texas, United States
Loss 10–2 Jimy Hettes Technical Submission (triangle choke) UFC Fight Night: Machida vs. Munoz 26 October 2013 2 2:17 Manchester, England
Win 10–1 Paul Reed Decision (unanimous) SFC: Reawakening 30 June 2013 3 5:00 Stirling, Scotland
Win 9–1 Martin Svensson TKO (punches) Vision FC 4 12 September 2012 1 0:43 Glasgow, Scotland Won the Vision Featherweight Championship.
Win 8–1 Carl Fawcett Decision (majority) Supremacy Fight Challenge 6 20 May 2012 3 5:00 Gateshead, England
Win 7–1 Antanas Jazbutis Decision (unanimous) Vision FC 3 28 April 2012 3 5:00 Glasgow, Scotland
Win 6–1 Jonny Goodall TKO (punches) Headhunters MMA 2 2 October 2011 1 0:15 Edinburgh, Scotland
Win 5–1 Liam James Decision (unanimous) Supremacy Fight Challenge 2 29 May 2011 3 5:00 Gateshead, England
Win 4–1 David Galbraith KO (punches) On Top 1 2 February 2011 2 1:22 Glasgow, Scotland
Win 3–1 Chris Batty Submission (punches) AC 3: Revolution 1 May 2010 1 N/A Edinburgh, Scotland
Win 2–1 Rich Edgeworth TKO (punches) Hostile Territory 5 10 April 2010 1 N/A Alloa, Scotland
Win 1–1 Alan Duffy TKO (punches) AC 2: The Gathering 28 November 2009 1 2:39 Edinburgh, Scotland
Loss 0–1 Bobby McVitie TKO (doctor stoppage) AC 1: Proving Ground 23 May 2009 1 5:00 Edinburgh, Scotland

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Fight Card - UFC Fight Night Bisping vs. Leites". UFC.com. Retrieved July 19, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Rob Whiteford - Official UFC Fighter Profile". UFC.com. Retrieved July 19, 2015. 
  3. ^ Zane Simon (2013-10-23). "UFC signs Robert Whiteford to replace Mike Wilkinson against Jimy Hettes at Fight Night 30". bloodyelbow.com. Retrieved 2013-10-23. 
  4. ^ Newbury, Stefan. "Commonwealth Judo Championships 2006 Results, Statistics, and Draw Sheets" (PDF). British Judo. /www.britishjudo.org.uk. Retrieved October 25, 2015. 
  5. ^ John Morgan and Matt Erickson (2013-10-20). "Robert Whiteford expected to face Jimy Hettes at UFC Fight Night 30". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-10-20. 
  6. ^ Staff (2013-10-20). "UFC lands first Scottish fighter, Robert Whiteford to face Jimy Hettes". MMAmount.com. Retrieved 2013-10-23. 
  7. ^ Steven Marrocco (2013-10-26). "UFC Fight Night 30 results: Jimy Hettes chokes out Robert Whiteford in second". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-10-26. 
  8. ^ Staff (2014-01-19). "Daniel Pineda vs. Robert Whiteford added to UFC 171 in Dallas". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-01-19. 
  9. ^ Steven Marrocco and Rick Lee (2014-03-16). "Robert Whiteford spares no expletives in tough UFC 171 win over Daniel Pineda". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-03-16. 
  10. ^ Staff (July 29, 2014). "Dennis Siver meets Robert Whiteford at UFC Fight Night 53 in Stockholm". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved July 29, 2014. 
  11. ^ Staff (2014-09-29). "As SMMAF rules out Taylor Lapilus, Charles Rosa joins Saturday's UFC Fight Night 53 card". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-09-29. 
  12. ^ Matt Erickson (2015-05-18). "Redmond vs. Whiteford, Edwards vs. Pawlak booked for UFC Fight Night 72 in Scotland". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-05-18. 
  13. ^ Paul Dollery (14 September 2015). "UFC Dublin card finalised after addition of a cracking featherweight bout". the42.ie. Retrieved 14 September 2015. 
  14. ^ Brent Brookhouse (2015-10-24). "UFC Fight Night 76 results: Darren Elkins grinds out Robert Whiteford for sweep". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-10-24. 
  15. ^ Scott Mullen (4 March 2016). "Robert Whiteford to face Lucas Martins in undercard of Fight Night: Rothwell v Dos Santos". eveningtimes.co.uk. Retrieved 4 March 2016. 
  16. ^ Ben Fowlkes (2016-04-10). "UFC Fight Night 86 results: Lucas Martins takes split decision from Robert Whiteford". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-04-10. 
  17. ^ Seamus Raftery (2016-05-21). "he UFC Release Scotland's Robert Whiteford". punditarena.com. Retrieved 2016-05-25. 

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