Tom Duquesnoy

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Tom Duquesnoy
Born (1993-06-21) June 21, 1993 (age 25)
Lens, France
Other names Fire Kid
Nationality French
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)[1]
Weight 135 lb (61 kg; 9 st 9 lb)
Division Bantamweight (Current)
Featherweight (2012–2015)
Fighting out of Paris, France
Team Jackson Wink MMA
Trainer Greg Jackson
Years active 2012–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total 19
Wins 16
By knockout 8
By submission 4
By decision 4
Losses 2
By submission 1
By decision 1
No contests 1
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Tom 'Fire Kid' Duquesnoy (born June 21, 1993 in Lens, Pas-de-Calais, France) is a French mixed martial artist. He is the former undisputed BAMMA Featherweight Champion and undisputed BAMMA Bantamweight Champion, and currently fights in the bantamweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).[2]

He is known for his quick striking and dynamic style. In 2015, Duquesnoy was named the #1 featherweight prospect in the world and "one of the very best talents in all of MMA",[3] and was ranked the #1 prospect worldwide in all of MMA for both 2016[4] and 2017.[5]

Early martial arts career[edit]

At the age of 12, Duquesnoy began training in combat Sambo after his father requested some training to know how he should protect himself. His Sambo experience provided him an interest with MMA, and as a result, he got involved with boxing, wrestling, Muay Thai and Brazilian jiu-jitsu.[6]

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Early career[edit]

After moving to Paris, Duquesnoy fought as an amateur and compiled a 7-1 record before turning professional in February 2012.[7]

Duquesnoy made his professional MMA debut in February 2012. Over the next five years he fought at various events across Europe and amassed a record of 14 wins, 1 loss and 1 No Contest.

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

Duquesnoy made his promotional debut against Patrick Williams on April 16, 2017 at UFC on Fox 24. After nearly finishing Williams at the end of the first round, he won the fight via TKO in the opening minute of the second round.[8]

Duquesnoy faced Cody Stamann on October 7, 2017 at UFC 216.[9] He lost the fight by split decision.[10]

Duquesnoy faced Terrion Ware on March 17, 2018 at UFC Fight Night 127.[11] He won the fight by unanimous decision.[12]

Personal life[edit]

Duquesnoy's moniker "Fire Kid" was coined for his explosive energy who has a very young appearance for a fighter.[13]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Mixed martial arts[edit]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 16–2 (1) Terrion Ware Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Werdum vs. Volkov March 17, 2018 3 5:00 London, England
Loss 15–2 (1) Cody Stamann Decision (split) UFC 216 October 7, 2017 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 15–1 (1) Patrick Williams TKO (elbow and punch) UFC on Fox: Johnson vs. Reis April 15, 2017 2 0:28 Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Win 14–1 (1) Alan Philpott Submission (rear-naked choke) BAMMA 27 December 16, 2016 2 3:35 Dublin, Ireland Defended the BAMMA Bantamweight Championship.
Win 13–1 (1) Shay Walsh KO (elbow) BAMMA 25 May 14, 2016 1 1:15 Birmingham, England Won the BAMMA Bantamweight Championship.
Win 12–1 (1) Damien Rooney KO (punch) BAMMA 24 February 27, 2016 1 1:22 Dublin, Ireland Bantamweight debut. BAMMA Bantamweight title eliminator.
Win 11–1 (1) Brendan Loughnane Decision (split) BAMMA 22 September 19, 2015 3 5:00 Dublin, Ireland Defended the BAMMA Featherweight Championship.
Win 10–1 (1) Krzysztof Klaczek TKO (body kick and punches) BAMMA 18 February 21, 2015 3 1:37 Wolverhampton, England Defended the BAMMA Featherweight Championship.
NC 9–1 (1) Ashleigh Grimshaw NC (accidental groin kick) BAMMA 16 September 13, 2014 1 0:11 Manchester, England Retained the BAMMA Featherweight Championship.
Win 9–1 Teddy Violet Submission (triangle choke) BAMMA 15 April 5, 2014 2 1:29 London, England Won the vacant BAMMA Featherweight Championship.
Win 8–1 James Saville TKO (punches and elbows) BAMMA 14 December 14, 2013 2 4:04 Birmingham, England
Win 7–1 Scott Hunt TKO (punches) Killacam Promotions 6: Mercenaries August 25, 2013 1 0:34 Margate, England Won the Killacam Promotions Featherweight World Championship.
Win 6–1 Azdren Thaqi Submission (guillotine choke) Belgium Beatdown 4 April 13, 2013 2 0:19 Brussels, Belgium Won the Belgium Beatdown 4 Man Featherweight Grand Prix.
Win 5–1 Evgeniy Odnorog Decision (unanimous) Belgium Beatdown 4 April 13, 2013 3 5:00 Brussels, Belgium Belgium Beatdown 4 Man Featherweight Grand Prix Semifinal.
Loss 4–1 Makwan Amirkhani Technical Submission (D'Arce choke) Cage 21: Turku 2 February 2, 2013 1 2:30 Turku, Finland
Win 4–0 Andrew Elliott Submission (guillotine choke) Killacam Promotions 5: Apocalypse December 8, 2012 1 0:35 Margate, England
Win 3–0 Mickael Ignaczak TKO (punches) Hard Fighting Championship 5 June 23, 2012 2 2:00 Bruchsal, Germany
Win 2–0 Manuel Collet Decision (unanimous) Shooto Belgium: International MMA Open May 6, 2012 2 5:00 Charleroi, Belgium
Win 1–0 Aboubacar Askabov TKO (punches) HFC: Contender February 11, 2012 1 4:15 Bruchsal, Germany

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sherdog Profile". sherdog.com. Retrieved April 16, 2017. 
  2. ^ "Tom Duquesnoy - Official UFC® Profile". ufc.com. Retrieved April 16, 2017. 
  3. ^ T.P. Grant and Zane Simon. "2015 Bloody Elbow MMA Scouting Report #1 Featherweight: Tom Duquesnoy". bloodyelbow.com. Retrieved April 16, 2017. 
  4. ^ Patrick Wyman. "Top 25 MMA Prospects for 2016". bleacherreport.com. Retrieved April 16, 2017. 
  5. ^ Patrick Wyman. "The Top 25 MMA Prospects for 2017". bleacherreport.com. Retrieved April 16, 2017. 
  6. ^ "Patiently Waiting: The Tom Duquesnoy Interview". Fightland. Retrieved 2017-04-18. 
  7. ^ "Fight Path: Dad gave BAMMA 22's Tom Duquesnoy a year to prove MMA worth". mmaJunkie. Retrieved 2017-04-17. 
  8. ^ "UFC newcomer Tom Duquesnoy after debut win: Step by step, 'I will be sure to win the title'". mmaJunkie. Retrieved 2017-04-18. 
  9. ^ Ross Kingsbury (2017-08-24). "Tom 'Firekid' Duquesnoy returns to face Cody Stamann at UFC 216". mma-today.com. Retrieved 2017-08-24. 
  10. ^ "UFC 216 results: Cody Stamann strong late, takes split decision from Tom Duquesnoy". MMAjunkie. 2017-10-08. Retrieved 2017-10-08. 
  11. ^ Staff (2018-02-19). "Tom Duquesnoy vs. Terrion Ware added to UFC Fight Night 127 in London". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2018-02-19. 
  12. ^ John Morgan (2018-03-17). "UFC Fight Night 127 results: Tom Duquesnoy survives gritty Terrion Ware for decision win". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2018-03-17. 
  13. ^ CLIQUE (2017-08-16), Le Gros Journal de Tom Duquesnoy et Mélanie Gourarier, retrieved 2017-10-09 

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