|Born||June 21, 1993|
|Other names||Fire Kid|
|Height||5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)|
|Weight||135 lb (61 kg; 9 st 9 lb)|
|Division||Bantamweight (2016–2019) |
|Fighting out of||Paris, France|
|Team||Jackson Wink MMA|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Tom Duquesnoy (born June 21, 1993 in Lens, Pas-de-Calais, France) is a retired French mixed martial artist. He is the former undisputed BAMMA Featherweight Champion and undisputed BAMMA Bantamweight Champion, and fought in the bantamweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).
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", and was ranked the #1 prospect worldwide in all of MMA for both 2016 and 2017.
Early martial arts career
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.
Mixed martial arts career
After moving to Paris, Duquesnoy fought as an amateur and compiled a 7-1 record before turning professional in February 2012.
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
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.
On May 12, 2019 Duquesnoy announced his retirement from professional MMA competition.
Duquesnoy's moniker "Fire Kid" was coined for his explosive energy who has a very young appearance for a fighter.
Championships and accomplishments
Mixed martial arts
- Killa-Cam Featherweight World Champion (One time)
- BB-Beatdown Featherweight GP Champion (One time)
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|19 matches||16 wins||2 losses|
|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|
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