Tom Breese

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Tom Breese
Born (1991-09-26) 26 September 1991 (age 27)
Birmingham, England
Height6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight170.5 lb (77 kg; 12 st 3 lb)
Reach73 in (185 cm)[1]
Fighting out ofBirmingham, England
TeamRenegade Jiu Jitsu
RankBlack belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu[2] under Chiu Kwong Man[3]
Years active2010–present
Mixed martial arts record
By knockout4
By submission6
By decision1
By decision1
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Tom Breese (born 26 September 1991) is an English mixed martial artist currently competing in the Middleweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. A professional competitor since 2010, he formerly competed for BAMMA.

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Breese began training MMA at the age of 16 and skipped college to train full-time. A successful wrestler and jiu-jitsu competitor, he won a junior national freestyle wrestling championship, as well as a second-place finish at the IBJJF world championships when he was a purple belt. Breese successfully made his professional debut for the promotion BAMMA in 2010.

Breese fought exclusively in his native England and amassed an undefeated record of 7–0 with all but one win coming by way of submission before joining the Ultimate Fighting Championship in 2015.[4]

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

Breese made his promotional debut against Luiz Dutra Jr. on 30 May 2015 at UFC Fight Night 67. Breese won the fight via TKO in the first round after dropping his opponent with a straight left and following up with ground and pound.[5]

Breese faced Cathal Pendred on 24 October 2015 at UFC Fight Night 76.[6] Breese dominated the fight with striking exchanges en route to another TKO victory in the first round. In similar fashion to his UFC debut, Breese dropped his opponent with a straight left and followed up with ground and pound to earn the TKO victory.[7] The win also earned him his first Performance of the Night bonus award.[8]

Breese faced Keita Nakamura on 27 February 2016 at UFC Fight Night 84.[9] He won the fight via unanimous decision.[10]

Breese faced Sean Strickland on 4 June 2016 at UFC 199.[11] He lost the fight by split decision, marking the first loss in Breese's career.[12]

Breese was expected to face Oluwale Bamgbose on 18 March 2017 at UFC Fight Night 107.[13] However, the day of the event Breese was deemed unfit to compete and the bout was cancelled.[14]

Breese faced Dan Kelly on 27 May 2018 at UFC Fight Night 130.[15] He won the fight via technical knock out in round one.[16] This win earned him the Performance of the Night award.[17]

Breese was expected to face Cezar Ferreira on 17 November 2018 at UFC Fight Night 140.[18] However, it was reported on November 9, 2018 that Breese pulled out of the event due to injury, and he was replaced by Ian Heinisch.[19]

Breese was expected to face Alessio Di Chirico on 16 March 2019 at UFC Fight Night 147.[20] However Di Chirico pulled out of the fight in early January citing an undisclosed injury and subsequent surgery.[21] He was replaced by Cezar Ferreira.[22] However, on February 1, 2019, Ferreira withdrew from the fight on February 1, citing a knee injury.[23] Breese withdrew from his fight against Ian Heinisch due to health concerns as he had an anxiety attack.[24]

Championships and achievements[edit]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 11–1 Dan Kelly TKO (punches) UFC Fight Night: Thompson vs. Till 27 May 2018 1 3:33 Liverpool, England Middleweight debut. Performance of the Night.
Loss 10–1 Sean Strickland Decision (split) UFC 199 4 June 2016 3 5:00 Inglewood, California, United States
Win 10–0 Keita Nakamura Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Silva vs. Bisping 27 February 2016 3 5:00 London, England
Win 9–0 Cathal Pendred TKO (punches) UFC Fight Night: Holohan vs. Smolka 24 October 2015 1 4:37 Dublin, Ireland Performance of the Night.
Win 8–0 Luiz Dutra Jr. TKO (punches) UFC Fight Night: Condit vs. Alves 30 May 2015 1 4:58 Goiânia, Brazil
Win 7–0 Thibaud Larchet Submission (rear-naked choke) CWFC 74 15 November 2014 3 4:57 London, England
Win 6–0 Warren Kee Submission (rear-naked choke) BAMMA 11 1 December 2012 1 3:06 Birmingham, England Won the BAMMA Welterweight Championship.
Win 5–0 Jack Magee Submission (triangle choke) BAMMA 10 15 September 2012 1 3:19 London, England
Win 4–0 Mark Tucker TKO (knee to the body) BAMMA 9 24 March 2012 2 1:40 Birmingham, England
Win 3–0 Qasim Shafiq Submission (triangle choke) BAMMA 8 10 December 2011 1 4:20 Nottingham, England
Win 2–0 Lee Taylor Submission (rear-naked choke) BAMMA 7 10 September 2011 1 2:26 Birmingham, England
Win 1–0 Shahid Hussain Submission (rear-naked choke) BAMMA 4 25 September 2010 2 2:57 Birmingham, England Welterweight debut.


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Fight Card – UFC Fight Night Holohan vs. Smolka". Retrieved 29 October 2015.
  2. ^ "Tom Breese Promoted to Black Belt". Team Renegade BJJ & MMA. July 18, 2018. Retrieved August 5, 2018.
  3. ^ Chiu Kwong Man (@chiukwongman) (July 18, 2018). ""(...) Very happy to have promoted @breesemma to black belt yesterday (...)"". Instagram. Retrieved March 16, 2019.
  4. ^ "Tom Breese – Official UFC Fighter Profile". Retrieved 26 February 2016.
  5. ^ "UFC Fight Night 67 results: Tom Breese pounds out Luiz Dutra late in first round". Retrieved 29 October 2015.
  6. ^ Staff (3 August 2015). "Ireland vs. England: Cathal Pendred meets Tom Breese at UFC Fight Night 76 in Dublin". Retrieved 3 August 2015.
  7. ^ "UFC Dublin knockout video: Tom Breese destroys Cathal Pendred in round 1". Retrieved 29 October 2015.
  8. ^ "Tom Breese's post-UFC Fight Night 76 plan? Move out of Tristar dorms". Retrieved 29 October 2015.
  9. ^ Tristen Critchfield (4 December 2015). "Tom Breese vs. Keita Nakamura set for UFC Fight Night in London on Feb. 27". Retrieved 4 December 2015.
  10. ^ Dave Doyle (27 February 2016). "UFC Fight Night 84 results: Tom Breese struggles to get past Keita Nakamura". Retrieved 27 February 2016.
  11. ^ Matt Erickson (29 March 2016). "Sean Strickland gets home fight, meets Tom Breese at UFC 199 in Los Angeles in June". Retrieved 29 March 2016.
  12. ^ "UFC 199 results: Sean Strickland edges Tom Breese by split decision". MMAjunkie. 4 June 2016. Retrieved 5 June 2016.
  13. ^ Staff (11 January 2017). "UFC Fight Night 107 gets 6 fights". Retrieved 11 January 2017.
  14. ^ Staff (18 March 2017). "Oluwale Bamgbose vs. Tom Breese also pulled from today's UFC Fight Night 107 lineup". Retrieved 18 March 2017.
  15. ^ Staff (2018-03-16). "Sorry, Dublin: UFC heading to Liverpool for first time for UFC Fight Night 130". Retrieved 2018-03-16.
  16. ^ "UFC Fight Night 130 results: Tom Breese phenomenal in return from long layoff, stops Daniel Kelly in first". MMAjunkie. 2018-05-27. Retrieved 2018-05-27.
  17. ^ "UFC Fight Night 130 bonuses: Darren Stewart's emotional win nets him $50,000 extra". MMAjunkie. 2018-05-27. Retrieved 2018-05-27.
  18. ^ Marcelo Barone and Raphael Marinho (2018-08-21). "In search of the third consecutive victory, Mutante faces Breese in Argentina". Retrieved 2018-08-22. (in Portuguese)
  19. ^ "Breese deixa luta contra Mutante no UFC Argentina, e Ian Heinisch é escolhido como substituto". Sportv (in Portuguese). Retrieved 2018-11-10.
  20. ^ Tudor Leonte (2018-12-17). "Tom Breese set to fight against Alessio Di Chirico at UFC London on March 16". Retrieved 2018-12-18.
  21. ^ Tudor Leonte (2018-01-02). "Alessio Di Chirico Withdraws from UFC Fight Night London Bout vs. Tom Breese". Retrieved 2019-01-02.
  22. ^ Peter Carroll (2018-01-08). "Tom Breese gets new UFC London assignment as Cezar Ferreria replaces Alessio Di Chirico". Retrieved 2019-01-08.
  23. ^ Newswire, MMA Fighting (2019-02-01). "Cezar Ferreira announces withdrawal from UFC London". MMA Fighting. Retrieved 2019-02-02.
  24. ^ Alexander K. Lee (2019-02-07). "Tom Breese withdraws from UFC London bout against Ian Heinisch". Retrieved 2019-02-07.
  25. ^ "UFC Fight Night 130 bonuses: Darren Stewart's emotional win nets him $50,000 extra". MMAjunkie. 2018-05-27. Retrieved 2018-05-27.
  26. ^ "Tom Breese MMA Stats, Pictures, News, Videos, Biography -". Sherdog. Retrieved 2018-11-10.

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