April 12, 1983
Armadale, West Lothian, Scotland
|Other names||The Hammer|
|Height||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
|Weight||145.7 lb (66.1 kg; 10.41 st)|
|Reach||69.0 in (175 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Glasgow, Scotland|
|Team||American Top Team, Dinky Ninjas|
|Rank||Black belt in Judo|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|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.
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.
Whiteford was also a bronze medalist at the 2006 Commonwealth Judo Championships in 2006 in the category of senior male under 73kg.
Ultimate Fighting Championship
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. Hettes defeated Whiteford via submission (triangle choke) in the second round.
Whiteford was expected to face Dennis Siver on 4 October 2014 at UFC Fight Night 53. However, Whiteford was forced out of the bout in mid-September with an injury and replaced by Charles Rosa.
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|19 matches||15 wins||4 losses|
|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|
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- "Rob Whiteford - Official UFC Fighter Profile". UFC.com. Retrieved July 19, 2015.
- 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.
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- Staff (2013-10-20). "UFC lands first Scottish fighter, Robert Whiteford to face Jimy Hettes". MMAmount.com. Retrieved 2013-10-23.
- Steven Marrocco (2013-10-26). "UFC Fight Night 30 results: Jimy Hettes chokes out Robert Whiteford in second". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-10-26.
- Staff (2014-01-19). "Daniel Pineda vs. Robert Whiteford added to UFC 171 in Dallas". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-01-19.
- 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.
- Staff (July 29, 2014). "Dennis Siver meets Robert Whiteford at UFC Fight Night 53 in Stockholm". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved July 29, 2014.
- 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.
- 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.
- Paul Dollery (14 September 2015). "UFC Dublin card finalised after addition of a cracking featherweight bout". the42.ie. Retrieved 14 September 2015.
- Brent Brookhouse (2015-10-24). "UFC Fight Night 76 results: Darren Elkins grinds out Robert Whiteford for sweep". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-10-24.
- 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.
- Ben Fowlkes (2016-04-10). "UFC Fight Night 86 results: Lucas Martins takes split decision from Robert Whiteford". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-04-10.
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