|Born||Terence Lee Etim
11 January 1986
|Height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Weight||155 lb (70 kg; 11.1 st)|
|Reach||73 in (190 cm)|
|Rank||Brown belt in Luta Livre under Marcelo Brigadeiro|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Terence Lee "Terry" Etim (born 11 January 1986) is an English mixed martial artist who is currently competing as a lightweight. He is trained by Colin Heron and Marcelo Brigadeiro. Etim is a brown belt in Luta Livre under Marcelo Brigadeiro.
Mixed martial arts career
Terry became the Cage Gladiators Lightweight Champion by defeating Greg Loughran via rear naked choke in the second round and successfully defended his title against Sami Berik, again winning in the second round via arm bar.
Etim's fight with Spain's Diego Gonzalez was refereed by former boxing World Heavyweight Champion Mike Tyson, during the World Cage Fighting Championships at the MEN Arena in Manchester, England in March 2006. Etim won the fight via triangle choke in the first round.
Ultimate Fighting Championship
Etim trained with Pride veteran Luciano Azevedo in Brazil in preparation for his UFC debut fight against Matt Grice at UFC 70 in Manchester. After an opening flurry that rocked Grice, Etim jumped in with a flying knee that was blocked and caused him to fall to the canvas. From there, Grice worked his ground and pound attack, but once the fight was stood up, Etim turned the tables and locked in a standing guillotine. Etim dragged Grice down to the ground whilst in the guillotine. But this allowed Grice to escape briefly, before Etim got Grice in another guillotine choke. Grice fell unconscious in the choke and referee Steve Mazzagatti called the fight with 12 seconds left of the opening round.
Etim snapped his two fight losing streak with a one-sided unanimous decision victory over Sam Stout at UFC 89 in Birmingham, England. Combining precise kicks with fast hands and a precise jab, Etim controlled Stout through the duration of the fight, only having to fend off sporadic and often desperate bursts from the Canadian in reply.
Terry posted his second win in as many fights, as he stopped former Palace Fighting Championship lightweight titleholder Brian Cobb via TKO in the second round. The defeat snapped Cobb’s nine-fight winning streak. Etim appeared to win the first round, using leg kicks effectively. When the fight went to the ground Cobb failed to score points, as Etim avoided damage on the ground. Early in round two Etim dropped Cobb with a head kick before finishing the fight with punches, forcing the referee to stop the fight.
Terry survived a first-round knockdown and broken nose to defeat Justin Buchholz at UFC 99 via D'Arce choke in the second round. Etim collected $60,000 for Submission of the Night. Buchholz and Etim traded heavy kicks and punches for the first few minutes in the bout before the American landed a hard right hand which broke Etim’s nose. Buchholz pounced but Etim was able to survive the round. Etim went back to his measured gameplan in round two, landing with some hard leg kicks, before hurting Buchholz with multiple knees from the clinch. A scramble ensued before the fight went to the mat, enabling Etim to lock in the D'Arce choke to finish the fight.
Etim fought BJJ black belt Rafael dos Anjos on 10 April 2010 at UFC 112. After a back and forth first round, where Etim almost submitted dos Anjos with a guillotine choke, he succumbed to the Brazilian's grappling skills in the second, tapping out to an armbar.
Etim gave an announcement on 23 June 2011 in an interview on mma-weekly stating that after a year healing from a broken rib injury he will be fighting soon. He said: "as soon as I get a date I will fight." "as soon as i get the phone call I'm ready to go."
Etim fought Edward Faaloloto on 5 November 2011 at UFC 138 Etim showed his superior ground skills as he submitted Faaloloto with a guillotine choke 17 seconds into the fight, earning his 4th career Submission of the Night award (tying the UFC's all-time mark).
Etim faced Edson Barboza on 14 January 2012 at UFC 142. The two fought at a steady pace during the match with Barboza throwing more strikes while Etim went for takedowns. Etim was then knocked out in the third round by a spinning wheel kick. Both participants earned Fight of the Night honors for their performances.
After a thirteen-month layoff, Etim returned to face Renée Forte on 16 February 2013 at UFC on Fuel TV: Barao vs. McDonald. Etim lost the fight via unanimous decision and was subsequently released from the promotion.
Following his exit from the UFC, Etim signed with Bellator, originally set to debut on the promotion's first ever PPV event. He eventually faced Patrick Cenoble on the Spike TV at Bellator 109 on 22 November 2013. He won the fight via unanimous decision. In 2014 he was due to take part in a Bellator lightweight tourney but was forced out after injuring his ACL.
Championships and accomplishments
- Ultimate Fighting Championship
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|21 matches||16 wins||5 losses|
|Win||16–5||Patrick Cenoble||Decision (unanimous)||Bellator 109||22 November 2013||3||5:00||Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, United States|
|Loss||15–5||Renée Forte||Decision (unanimous)||UFC on Fuel TV: Barao vs. McDonald||16 February 2013||3||5:00||London, England|
|Loss||15–4||Edson Barboza||KO (spinning wheel kick)||UFC 142||14 January 2012||3||2:02||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil||Fight of the Night.|
|Win||15–3||Edward Faaloloto||Submission (guillotine choke)||UFC 138||5 November 2011||1||0:17||Birmingham, England||Submission of the Night.|
|Loss||14–3||Rafael dos Anjos||Submission (armbar)||UFC 112||10 April 2010||2||4:30||Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates|
|Win||14–2||Shannon Gugerty||Submission (guillotine choke)||UFC 105||14 November 2009||2||1:24||Manchester, England||Submission of the Night.|
|Win||13–2||Justin Buchholz||Submission (D'arce choke)||UFC 99||13 June 2009||2||2:38||Cologne, Germany||Submission of the Night.|
|Win||12–2||Brian Cobb||TKO (head kick & punches)||UFC 95||20 February 2009||2||0:10||London, England|
|Win||11–2||Sam Stout||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 89||18 October 2008||3||5:00||Birmingham, England|
|Loss||10–2||Rich Clementi||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 84||24 May 2008||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Loss||10–1||Gleison Tibau||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 75||8 September 2007||3||5:00||London, England|
|Win||10–0||Matt Grice||Technical Submission (guillotine choke)||UFC 70||21 April 2007||1||4:38||Manchester, England||Submission of the Night.|
|Win||9–0||Sami Berik||Submission (armbar)||Cage Gladiators 3||3 December 2006||2||1:24||Liverpool, England|
|Win||8–0||Edgars Podnieks||Submission (rear-naked choke)||RTT: Road to Tokyo||15 October 2006||1||0:46||Wolverhampton, England|
|Win||7–0||Greg Loughran||Submission (rear-naked choke)||CG II: The Next Generation||3 September 2006||2||2:50||Liverpool, England|
|Win||6–0||Danny van Bergen||Submission (armbar)||Cage Gladiators 1||22 May 2006||1||0:50||Liverpool, England|
|Win||5–0||Diego Gonzalez||Submission (triangle choke)||WCFC: No Guts No Glory||18 March 2006||1||0:59||Manchester, England|
|Win||4–0||Kamel Nacer||Submission (triangle choke)||CFC 6: Cage Carnage||4 December 2005||1||N/A||Liverpool, England|
|Win||3–0||Aaron Blackwell||Submission (guillotine choke)||CFC 5: Cage Carnage||4 September 2005||1||0:58||Liverpool, England|
|Win||2–0||Neil Barber||KO (head kick)||CFC 4: Cage Carnage||3 July 2005||2||1:55||Liverpool, England|
|Win||1–0||Kris Leverton||Submission (triangle choke)||Ultimate Ring Fighting||12 May 2005||1||N/A||Stockport, England|
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- "UFC: Hardy beats Davis by controversial split decision as all five Brits triumph". The Daily Telegraph. London. 13 June 2009. Retrieved 25 May 2010.
- "Etim v. dos Anjos at UFC 112". fightersonlymagazine.co.uk. Retrieved 2010-01-21.
- "UFC Lightweight Terry Etim Ready to Fight After a Year Out of the Octagon". 23 June 2011.
- "Terry Etim vs Edward Faaloloto at UFC 138". fightersonly.com. 20 July 2011. Retrieved 20 July 2011.
- "Edson Barboza vs. Terry Etim added to UFC 142 in Brazil". mmajunkie.com. 8 November 2011.
- "Joe Lauzon vs Terry Etim at UFC on FOX 4". fightersonly.com. 28 March 2012.
- "Etim-Forte added to UFC on FUEL TV 7". MMAjunkie.com. 6 December 2012. Retrieved 6 December 2012.
- MMAjunkie.com Staff (20 February 2013). "UFC releases Jon Fitch, Vladimir Matyushenko, 14 others". mmajunkie.com.
- @YourMMA (16 October 2013). "Etim's Spot Confirmed On Biggest Ever Bellator Card". YourMMA.tv.