Royston Wee

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Royston Wee
Born (1986-11-15) November 15, 1986 (age 32)
Singapore
NationalitySingaporean
Height5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Weight135 lb (61 kg; 9.6 st)
DivisionBantamweight
Fighting out ofSingapore
TeamImpact MMA
RankPurple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu[1]
Years active2010–2015
Mixed martial arts record
Total5
Wins4
By submission2
By decision2
Losses1
By knockout1
Websitewww.impactmma.com.sg
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Royston Wee (born November 15, 1986) is a Singaporean mixed martial artist, currently competing as a bantamweight. Wee most recently competed in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). He is noted for being the first and only Singaporean fighter to be signed by the company.[2] He trains out of and teaches MMA at Impact Mixed Martial Arts gym in Singapore.

Background[edit]

Wee earned a double major in management and in marketing at Murdoch University.[3]

He started his martial arts career after he graduated from polytechnic (he studied computer engineering) [citation needed] at the age of 21. He initially trained Muay Thai, and then started training at Fight G in Singapore. Two years later he started training MMA at Impact MMA.[4]

The Ultimate Fighter[edit]

In July 2013, Royston tried out for The Ultimate Fighter: China when tryouts were held in Singapore. Royston had only previously competed at flyweight, but the lightest weight class available for the tryouts was featherweight. [5]

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

Shortly thereafter Royston was signed by the UFC on a multi-fight contract.[6] In his debut, he defeated Dave Galera by decision at UFC Fight Night 34 on January 4, 2014.[7]

In his second bout with the promotion, Wee faced Yao Zhikui on August 23, 2014 at UFC Fight Night: Bisping vs. Le. He won via split decision, sustaining a broken nose in the fight.

Wee faced Ning Guangyou on May 16, 2015 at UFC Fight Night 66.[8] He lost the fight via TKO in the second round and was subsequently released from the promotion on September 2, 2015.[9]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Professional record breakdown
5 matches 4 wins 1 loss
By knockout 0 1
By submission 2 0
By decision 2 0
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 4–1 Ning Guangyou TKO (punches and elbows) UFC Fight Night: Edgar vs. Faber May 16, 2015 2 4:59 Pasay, Philippines Catchweight (137 lbs) bout; Wee missed weight
Win 4–0 Yao Zhikui Decision (split) UFC Fight Night: Bisping vs. Le August 23, 2014 3 5:00 Macau, SAR, China
Win 3–0 Dave Galera Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Saffiedine vs. Lim January 4, 2014 3 5:00 Marina Bay, Singapore
Win 2–0 Syed Shahir Submission (rear-naked choke) Malaysian Fighting Championship 3 December 10, 2011 1 1:44 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Win 1–0 Mohammad Irfan Submission Malaysian Fighting Championship 2 November 12, 2011 1 1:05 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Royston Wee - Official UFC Fighter Profile". UFC.com. Retrieved May 16, 2015.
  2. ^ Chong, Aaron. "UFC's first Singaporean fighter thinks opponent 'not dangerous enough'". Xin MSN. Retrieved 15 May 2014.
  3. ^ "Royston Wee Murdock Alum". Retrieved 31 December 2014.
  4. ^ "UFC fighter Royston Wee's journey from chaotic beginnings to UFC stardom". Asia Sports Network. Archived from the original on 12 October 2014. Retrieved 7 October 2014.
  5. ^ Ong, Justin. "Singapore's first-ever UFC fighter Royston Wee almost quit MMA". Yahoo Sports. Retrieved 15 May 2014.
  6. ^ Chua, Siang Yee. "Warrior Wee finds right path". The Straits Times.
  7. ^ "MMA: Singapore's Royston Wee wins debut UFC fight against David Galera". The Straits Times. Retrieved 6 May 2014.
  8. ^ Richard Mann (2 March 2015). "The UFC matches Royston Wee and Ning Guangyou". adcombat. Retrieved 2 March 2015.
  9. ^ Mookie Alexander (2015-09-01). "Report: Dan Miller, Darrell Montague among 13 fighters released from UFC". bloodyelbow.com. Retrieved 2015-09-01.

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