August 20, 1984|
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
|Height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Weight||170 lb (77 kg; 12 st 2 lb)|
|Fighting out of||St. Albert, Alberta, Canada|
|Team||Complete Fitness and Martial Arts|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|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
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. They fought to split draw. The two would meet again at MFC 30, Wescott won via unanimous decision.
The Ultimate Fighter: Nations
After going 8-1 Westcott would be a cast member on The Ultimate Fighter Nations: Canada vs. Australia, representing Canada at middleweight.
Westcott first defeated Daniel Kelly via arm-triangle in round one to advance to the semi-final. Sheldon would advance to the finals after submitting Vik Grujic in the first round via guillotine choke.
Ultimate Fighting Championship
Westcott was expected to face Alberto Mina on August 23, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 48. However, in the days leading up to the event, Westcott pulled out of the bout citing an injury and was replaced by Shinsho Anzai.
Westcott was expected to face Danny Roberts on December 16, 2017 at UFC on Fox 26. However, Westcott was removed from the card for undisclosed reasons in early December and was replaced by Nordine Taleb.
Championships and accomplishments
- Ultimate Fighting Championship
- The Ultimate Fighter Nations: Canada vs. Australia Middleweight Tournament Runner-Up
- The Ultimate Fighter Nations: Canada vs. Australia Performance of the Season
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|13 matches||9 wins||3 losses|
|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
|Exhibition record breakdown|
|2 matches||2 wins||0 losses|
|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.|
- "Sheldon Westcott MMA Stats, Pictures, News, Videos, Biography". Sherdog.com. 1984-08-20. Retrieved 2016-06-27.
- "Newly signed exciting veteran Thomas Denny to face Sheldon Westcott at MFC Supremacy". mmarecap.com. 2011-01-07.
- "MFC 28 Results: Ryan Jimmo Wins Title, Drew Fickett Scores Quick Win". mmafrenzy.com. 2011-02-26.
- "MFC 30 Results: Brian Cobb Upsets Drew Fickett, Enters Title Contention". mmaweekly. 2011-06-11.
- "Report: TUF Nations cast announced". bloodyelbow.com. 2013-12-03.
- "'TUF Nations: Canada vs. Australia' Recap: Episode 6". sherdog. 2014-02-19.
- "'TUF Nations: Canada vs. Australia' Recap: Episode 13". UFC.com. 2014-04-09.
- "With Laprise-Aubin Mercier, Theodorou-Westcott finals, TUF Nations Finale lineup set". mmajunkie.com. 2014-04-10.
- "TUF Nations Finale Results Elias Theodorou Overwhelms Sheldon Westcott". mmafighting. 2014-04-16.
- Andrew Ravens (2014-07-13). "UFC Fight Night 48 gets five bouts added to the card". mmafrenzy.com. Retrieved 2014-07-13.
- Anton Tabuena (2014-08-13). "UFC signs Shinsho Anzai as late replacement to face Alberto Mina in Macau". bloodyelbow.com. Retrieved 2014-08-13.
- "Pawel Pawlak vs Sheldon Westcott at the UFC Fight Night 64 in Krakow". invictusbros. 2015-04-06.
- "UFC Fight Night 64 results: Poland's Pawel Pawlak outworks Sheldon Westcott for upset". mmajunkie. 2015-04-11.
- "Alberta welterweight Sheldon Westcott promises to return to aggressive ways". theglobeandmail. 2015-12-31.
- "UFC 195 results: Sheldon Westcott pounds out Edgar Garcia with ease in first round". mmajunkie. 2016-01-02.
- Staff (2016-12-24). "Alex Morono vs. Sheldon Westcott added to UFC Fight Night 104 in Houston". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-12-24.
- Staff (2017-01-24). "Niko Price replaces Sheldon Westcott at UFC Fight Night 104 in Houston". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2017-01-24.
- Staff (2017-11-07). "Roberts vs. Westcott, Blachowicz vs. Cannonier added to UFC on FOX 26 in Winnipeg". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2017-11-07.
- Peter Carroll (2017-12-04). "Several changes announced for UFC on FOX 26". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2017-12-04.