Tim Hague

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Tim Hague
Born Timothy Edward Lee Hague
(1983-05-09)May 9, 1983
Boyle, Alberta, Canada
Died June 18, 2017(2017-06-18) (aged 34)
Edmonton, Alberta
Other names The Thrashing Machine
Residence Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Nationality Canadian
Height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight 265 lb (120 kg; 18 st 13 lb)
Division Heavyweight (265 lb)
Reach 76 in (190 cm)
Fighting out of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Team Cardinal BJJ & MMA
Rank Purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Years active

2006–2017 (MMA)

2011, 2016–2017 (Boxing)
Professional boxing record
Total 4
Wins 1
By knockout 1
Losses 3
By knockout 2
Mixed martial arts record
Total 34
Wins 21
By knockout 15
By submission 4
By decision 2
Losses 13
By knockout 8
By decision 5
Other information
Boxing record from BoxRec
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Timothy Edward Lee Hague (May 9, 1983 – June 18, 2017) was a Canadian mixed martial artist who competed in the heavyweight division, most recently for Absolute Championship Berkut. He became a professional fighter in 2006, and formerly competed for the Ultimate Fighting Championship, World Series of Fighting and King of the Cage, where he went 11–0 and was the King of the Cage Canada Heavyweight Champion. On June 16, 2017, he suffered a brain hemorrhage after being knocked out in a boxing match against Adam Braidwood in Edmonton, Alberta. He died on June 18, 2017.[1][2]


Hague had a Bachelor of Arts from Augustana University College and an Elementary Education degree from the University of Alberta. Prior to beginning his MMA career, he was an elementary school teacher at École Bellevue School in Beaumont, Alberta.[3] Hague died on June 18, 2017 after suffering a brain injury in a match with former Canadian Football League (CFL) defensive end Adam Braidwood.[3]

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Hague made his MMA debut against Eric MacDonald at King Of The Cage Canada: Detonator in 2006.[4] Hague came out victorious winning via submission.[4] Hague went on to win his next 3 fights and subsequently won the vacant KOTC Canada heavyweight title over Adriano Bernardo in only his fifth fight.[4] His only loss came to Miodrag Petkovic in a split decision.[4] Before signing with Ultimate Fighting Championship, Hague got a rematch against Petkovic and won by unanimous decision.[4]

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

Hague made his debut against former professional kickboxer, Pat Barry at UFC 98.[5] Hague upset Barry by submitting him using a guillotine choke early in the first round.[4]

Hague fought Todd Duffee on the UFC 102 preliminary card on August 29, 2009. Heavyweight Todd Duffee scored the fastest official KO in UFC history over Hague at 0:07 into the fight.[6] In his fight against Chris Tuchscherer on February 6, 2010 at UFC 109,[7] Hague lost a controversial majority decision after 3 rounds (29–28, 29–28, 28–28). Joe Rogan said that it may have been the worst decision he had ever seen in his entire life.[8] Following his loss to Tuchscherer, Hague was released from the promotion.[9]

UFC return[edit]

On April 21, 2010, it was reported that Chad Corvin had pulled out of his UFC 113 bout against Joey Beltran due to his medical paperwork not being approved by the Quebec Athletic Commission, and Hague had been selected to step in. Hague faced Beltran on the preliminary card of the May 8 event[10] and lost via unanimous decision (30–27, 30–26, 29–28).[4]

Hague faced Matt Mitrione on January 22, 2011 at UFC Fight Night 23.[11] He lost the fight via TKO due to punches in the first round. He was then released from the UFC with a promotional record of 1–4.[4]

The Fight Club[edit]

Shortly after being released from his UFC contract, Hague signed a multi-fight deal with Edmonton, Alberta-based promotion The Fight Club. His first fight was scheduled to be on March 19 at TFC 10, against Tyler East. East, however, was forced to withdraw and Ed Carpenter was named as his replacement. Carpenter was then sent to the hospital with an undisclosed medical issue an hour prior to the event.[12][13][14]

Regional promotions[edit]

On July 9, 2010, Hague faced Ultimate Fighter Season 10 veteran Zak Jensen at AMMA 4: Victory, and won via KO due to knees in the first round.[4]

Hague then faced fellow UFC vet, Travis Wiuff, at AMMA 5: Uprising on October 1, 2010 event in Edmonton, Alberta. He won the fight via Knockout in the first round.[4]

Hague made a valiant 3 Full Round effort against Mike Hackert facing a loss in Fort MacMurray, Alberta. Following this loss he went back to the drawing board, took a vacation to Mexico with friend and fellow fighter Spencer Hendricks, and came back with a mindset to get himself UFC bound. Hague then rematched Hackert at the Mayfield Trade Center for the #1 Canadian Heavyweight Ranking. Facing a first-round TKO, Hague announced his retirement from MMA following the bout.[15]

In March 2013, Hague announced his return to the cage. He fought former UFC middleweight Kalib Starnes at Aggression Fighting Championship 19 in Edmonton, Alberta on July 5, 2013.[16] He lost the fight via unanimous decision.[4]

Hague faced Smealinho Rama on May 23, 2014 in Edmonton, Alberta for the Unified MMA promotion.[17] He lost via TKO in the first round.[4]

Hague faced Dwayne Lewis on September 19, 2014 in Fort McMurray, Alberta at Prestige Fighting Championship 6.[18] He won the fight via KO in the first round.[4]

Hague faced to Evgeny Erokhin on August 29, 2015 at League S-70: Russia vs. World.[19] He lost via knockout.[20]

World Series of Fighting[edit]

Hague made his World Series of Fighting debut against Lee Mein on February 21, 2014 at WSOF Canada 1.[21] He won the fight via TKO in the first round.[4]

Hague faced Matt Baker on June 7, 2014 at WSOF Canada 2.[22] He won the fight via TKO in the first round.[4]

Hague faced Craig Hudson on October 11, 2014 at WSOF 14 in a rematch where Hague was previously victorious.[23] He won the fight via TKO in the third round.[4]

Absolute Championship Berkut[edit]

In his final MMA fight, Hague was quickly knocked out by a head kick from Michał Andryszak at ACB 41.[4]


Hague made his boxing debut on December 9, 2011, knocking out Patrick Graham in the Shaw Conference Centre in Edmonton. After a hiatus, he returned to the venue twice in 2016, dropping a unanimous decision to Stan Ahumada in September and losing by TKO to Mladen Miljas that December.[24]Hague died on June 18, 2017, of injuries sustained during a boxing match at the Shaw Conference Centre on June 16, 2017 at Edmonton, Canada with Adam Braidwood. He was 34 years old at the time of his death.[25][26][27] His death triggered the Edmonton city council to pass a new law to impose a ban of one year on combat sports in Edmonton.[28] On January 23rd, 2018, the ban was lifted, being that combat sports were to be able to have shows in the city.

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

  • Unified MMA
    • Unified MMA Heavyweight Championship (One time)[30]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]


Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 21–13 Michał Andryszak TKO (head kick and punches) Absolute Championship Berkut 41 July 15, 2016 1 0:33 Sochi, Russia
Win 21–12 Kalib Starnes TKO (leg kicks) XFFC 9: Conviction April 15, 2016 4 0:13 Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada Won XFFC Heavyweight Championship.
Loss 20–12 Tanner Boser KO (elbows) Unified MMA 26 March 4, 2016 2 2:30 Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Loss 20–11 Tony Lopez KO (head kick and punches) Unified MMA 25 December 18, 2015 3 3:24 Edmonton, Alberta, Canada Lost Unified MMA Heavyweight Championship.
Loss 20–10 Evgeny Erokhin KO (punch) League S-70: Russia vs. World August 29, 2015 1 3:05 Sochi, Krasnodar krai, Russia
Win 20–9 Tanner Boser KO (punches) Unified MMA 22 March 27, 2015 1 0:06 Edmonton, Alberta, Canada Won Unified MMA Heavyweight Championship.
Win 19–9 Craig Hudson TKO (punches) WSOF 14 October 11, 2014 3 2:55 Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Win 18–9 Dwayne Lewis KO (punch) Prestige FC 6 September 19, 2014 1 3:09 Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada 280 lb. catchweight bout.
Win 17–9 Matt Baker TKO (punches) WSOF Canada 2 June 7, 2014 1 3:56 Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Loss 16–9 Smealinho Rama TKO (punches) Unified MMA 19 May 23, 2014 1 1:41 Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Win 16–8 Lee Mein TKO (punches) WSOF Canada 1 February 21, 2014 1 4:21 Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Loss 15–8 Kalib Starnes Decision (unanimous) AFC 19: Undisputed July 5, 2013 3 5:00 Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Win 15–7 Jordan Tracey TKO (punches) KOTC: Earthquake June 7, 2013 1 2:25 Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Loss 14–7 Mike Hackert TKO (punches) MFC 34 August 10, 2012 1 2:27 Edmonton, Canada, Canada
Loss 14–6 Mike Hackert Decision (unanimous) Prestige FC 4 May 18, 2012 3 5:00 Fort McMurray, Canada
Win 14–5 Craig Hudson KO (punch) KOTC: Unified April 28, 2012 1 2:06 Grande Prairie, Alberta Canada
Win 13–5 Vince Lucero Submission (guillotine choke) AMMA 8: Unfinished Business September 16, 2011 1 1:14 Edmonton, Alberta Canada
Loss 12–5 Matt Mitrione TKO (punches) UFC Fight Night 23 January 22, 2011 1 2:59 Fort Hood, Texas, United States
Win 12–4 Travis Wiuff KO (punch) AMMA 5: Uprising October 1, 2010 1 1:50 Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Win 11–4 Zak Jensen KO (knee) AMMA 4: Victory July 9, 2010 1 2:11 Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Loss 10–4 Joey Beltran Decision (unanimous) UFC 113 May 8, 2010 3 5:00 Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Loss 10–3 Chris Tuchscherer Decision (majority) UFC 109 February 6, 2010 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss 10–2 Todd Duffee KO (punches) UFC 102 August 29, 2009 1 0:07 Portland, Oregon, United States
Win 10–1 Pat Barry Submission (guillotine choke) UFC 98 May 23, 2009 1 1:42 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 9–1 Miodrag Petković Decision (unanimous) Raw Combat: Redemption October 25, 2008 3 5:00 Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Win 8–1 Sherman Pendergarst TKO (strikes) KOTC Canada: Unrefined September 18, 2008 2 N/A Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Win 7–1 Jeff Lundburg KO (punches) KOTC Canada: Moment de Vérité June 20, 2008 1 N/A Montreal, Quebec, Canada Defended King of the Cage Canada Heavyweight Championship.
Win 6–1 Jared Kilkenny KO (punch) KOTC Canada: Brawl in the Mall 3 April 4, 2008 1 0:09 Edmonton, Alberta, Canada Defended King of the Cage Canada Heavyweight Championship.
Loss 5–1 Miodrag Petković Decision (split) Hardcore Championship Fighting: Destiny February 1, 2008 3 5:00 Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Win 5–0 Adriano Bernardo TKO (doctor stoppage) KOTC Canada: Brawl in the Mall August 17, 2007 2 3:49 Edmonton, Alberta, Canada Won King of the Cage Canada Heavyweight Championship.
Win 4–0 Ruben Villareal Decision (unanimous) KOTC: Megiddo April 28, 2007 3 5:00 Vernon, British Columbia, Canada
Win 3–0 Jared Kilkenny TKO (punches) KOTC Canada: Amplified November 26, 2006 2 0:31 Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Win 2–0 Jessie Jones Submission (verbal) KOTC Canada: Icebreaker November 3, 2006 1 3:12 Prince George, British Columbia, Canada
Win 1–0 Eric Macdonald Submission (guillotine choke) KOTC Canada: Detonator September 29, 2006 2 N/A Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Professional boxing record[edit]

Professional record summary
4 fights 1 win 3 losses
By knockout 1 2
By decision 0 1
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
4 Loss 1–3 Canada Adam Braidwood KO 2 (8), 2:08 Jun 16, 2017 Canada Shaw Conference Centre, Edmonton, Alberta Hague died as a result of injuries sustained in the fight.
3 Loss 1–2 Canada Mladen Miljas TKO 1 (4), 2:58 Dec 2, 2016 Canada Shaw Conference Centre, Edmonton, Alberta
2 Loss 1–1 Canada Stan Surmacz Ahumada UD 4 Sep 9, 2016 Canada Shaw Conference Centre, Edmonton, Alberta
1 Win 1–0 Canada Patrick Graham KO 2 (4), 1:31 Dec 9, 2011 Canada Shaw Conference Centre, Edmonton, Alberta Professional debut


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