Sheldon Westcott

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Sheldon Westcott
Born (1984-08-20) August 20, 1984 (age 34)
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Nationality Canadian
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight 170 lb (77 kg; 12 st 2 lb)
Division Middleweight
Welterweight
Fighting out of St. Albert, Alberta, Canada
Team Complete Fitness and Martial Arts
Years active 2007–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total 13
Wins 9
By knockout 3
By submission 5
By decision 1
Losses 3
By knockout 1
By decision 2
Draws 1
Amateur record
Total 2
Wins 2
By submission 2
Other information
Website [1]
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Sheldon Westcott (born August 10, 1985) is a Canadian mixed martial artist who competes in the Welterweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). He is also known for being a contestant and reaching the finals on The Ultimate Fighter for Team Canada.

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

After losing his debut fight to Victor Bachmann in 2007, Wescott would go on to his next four fights, three of them were stopped in less than a minute. Sheldon was set to make his return to MFC to take on former King of the Cage Welterweight Champion Thomas Denny.[2] They fought to split draw.[3] The two would meet again at MFC 30, Wescott won via unanimous decision.[4]

The Ultimate Fighter: Nations[edit]

After going 8-1 Westcott would be a cast member on The Ultimate Fighter Nations: Canada vs. Australia, representing Canada at middleweight.[5]

Westcott first defeated Daniel Kelly via arm-triangle in round one to advance to the semi-final.[6] Sheldon would advance to the finals after submitting Vik Grujic in the first round via guillotine choke.[7]

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

Westcott made his official debut facing one of his teammates, Elias Theodorou in the middleweight finals at The Ultimate Fighter Nations Finale.[8] He lost via TKO in the second round.[9]

Westcott was expected to face Alberto Mina on August 23, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 48.[10] However, in the days leading up to the event, Westcott pulled out of the bout citing an injury and was replaced by Shinsho Anzai.[11]

Westcott returned to the cage in April, 2015 and faced Pawel Pawlak at UFC Fight Night 64.[12] He lost via unanimous decision.[13]

Westcott faced Edgar García on January 2, 2016 at UFC 195.[14] He won via TKO in the first round.[15]

Westcott was expected to face Alex Morono on February 4, 2017 at UFC Fight Night 104.[16] However, Westcott pulled out of the fight in early January and was replaced by Niko Price.[17]

Westcott was expected to face Danny Roberts on December 16, 2017 at UFC on Fox 26.[18] However, Westcott was removed from the card for undisclosed reasons in early December and was replaced by Nordine Taleb.[19]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 9–3–1 Edgar García TKO (punches) UFC 195 January 2, 2016 1 3:12 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss 8–3–1 Pawel Pawlak Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Gonzaga vs. Cro Cop 2 April 11, 2015 3 5:00 Krakow, Poland Return to Welterweight.
Loss 8–2–1 Elias Theodorou TKO (punches and elbows) The Ultimate Fighter Nations Finale: Bisping vs. Kennedy April 16, 2014 2 4:41 Quebec City, Quebec, Canada Lost The Ultimate Fighter: Nations Middleweight Tournament
Win 8–1–1 Aaron Shmyr Submission (guillotine choke) Fivestar Fight League 5 April 13, 2013 1 0:13 Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada
Win 7–1–1 Nic Herron-Webb Submission (guillotine choke) AFC 17: Anarchy March 23, 2013 3 %:00 Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Win 6–1–1 Jay Jensen Submission (guillotine choke) AMMA 9: Ford vs. Goodall February 11, 2012 1 0:26 Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Win 5–1–1 Thomas Denny Decision (unanimous) MFC 30: Up Close & Personal June 10, 2011 3 5:00 Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Draw 4–1–1 Thomas Denny Draw (split) MFC 28: Supremacy February 25, 2011 3 5:00 Enoch, Alberta, Canada
Win 4–1 Simon Marini Submission (guillotine choke) AMMA 4: Victory June 9, 2010 1 0:28 Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Win 3–1 Tim Smith TKO (punches) TFC 10: High Voltage May 19, 2010 1 0:29 Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Win 2–1 Kyle Millberry TKO (punches) Heat XC 1 January 30, 2009 1 0:51 Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Win 1–1 Jeff Kilisolsky Submission (guillotine choke) MFC 18: Famous September 28, 2008 1 3:33 Enoch, Alberta, Canada
Loss 0–1 Victor Bachmann Decision (split) King of the Cage: Brawl in the Mall August 17, 2007 3 5:00 Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Mixed martial arts exhibition record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 2–0 Vik Grujic Submission (guillotine choke) The Ultimate Fighter Nations: Canada vs. Australia April 9, 2014 (airdate) 1 4:15 Quebec City, Quebec, Canada Semi-finals.
Win 1–0 Dan Kelly Submission (arm-triangle choke) The Ultimate Fighter Nations: Canada vs. Australia February 19, 2014 (airdate) 1 0:56 Quebec City, Quebec, Canada Elimination Round.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sheldon Westcott MMA Stats, Pictures, News, Videos, Biography". Sherdog.com. 1984-08-20. Retrieved 2016-06-27.
  2. ^ "Newly signed exciting veteran Thomas Denny to face Sheldon Westcott at MFC Supremacy". mmarecap.com. 2011-01-07.
  3. ^ "MFC 28 Results: Ryan Jimmo Wins Title, Drew Fickett Scores Quick Win". mmafrenzy.com. 2011-02-26.
  4. ^ "MFC 30 Results: Brian Cobb Upsets Drew Fickett, Enters Title Contention". mmaweekly. 2011-06-11.
  5. ^ "Report: TUF Nations cast announced". bloodyelbow.com. 2013-12-03.
  6. ^ "'TUF Nations: Canada vs. Australia' Recap: Episode 6". sherdog. 2014-02-19.
  7. ^ "'TUF Nations: Canada vs. Australia' Recap: Episode 13". UFC.com. 2014-04-09.
  8. ^ "With Laprise-Aubin Mercier, Theodorou-Westcott finals, TUF Nations Finale lineup set". mmajunkie.com. 2014-04-10.
  9. ^ "TUF Nations Finale Results Elias Theodorou Overwhelms Sheldon Westcott". mmafighting. 2014-04-16.
  10. ^ Andrew Ravens (2014-07-13). "UFC Fight Night 48 gets five bouts added to the card". mmafrenzy.com. Retrieved 2014-07-13.
  11. ^ Anton Tabuena (2014-08-13). "UFC signs Shinsho Anzai as late replacement to face Alberto Mina in Macau". bloodyelbow.com. Retrieved 2014-08-13.
  12. ^ "Pawel Pawlak vs Sheldon Westcott at the UFC Fight Night 64 in Krakow". invictusbros. 2015-04-06.
  13. ^ "UFC Fight Night 64 results: Poland's Pawel Pawlak outworks Sheldon Westcott for upset". mmajunkie. 2015-04-11.
  14. ^ "Alberta welterweight Sheldon Westcott promises to return to aggressive ways". theglobeandmail. 2015-12-31.
  15. ^ "UFC 195 results: Sheldon Westcott pounds out Edgar Garcia with ease in first round". mmajunkie. 2016-01-02.
  16. ^ Staff (2016-12-24). "Alex Morono vs. Sheldon Westcott added to UFC Fight Night 104 in Houston". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-12-24.
  17. ^ Staff (2017-01-24). "Niko Price replaces Sheldon Westcott at UFC Fight Night 104 in Houston". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2017-01-24.
  18. ^ Staff (2017-11-07). "Roberts vs. Westcott, Blachowicz vs. Cannonier added to UFC on FOX 26 in Winnipeg". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2017-11-07.
  19. ^ Peter Carroll (2017-12-04). "Several changes announced for UFC on FOX 26". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2017-12-04.

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