Tony Fryklund

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Tony Fryklund
Born (1971-03-26) March 26, 1971 (age 45)
Boston, Massachusetts
Other names The Freak
Nationality American
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight 157 lb (71 kg; 11.2 st)
Division Lightweight
Style Submission Grappling
Fighting out of Bettendorf, Iowa
Team Miletich Fighting Systems
Years active 1997-2007, 2013
Mixed martial arts record
Total 24
Wins 14
By knockout 6
By submission 8
Losses 9
By knockout 5
By submission 3
By decision 1
Draws 1
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Tony Fryklund is an American professional mixed martial artist currently competing in Bellator's Lightweight division. He has competed in the UFC, WEC, Bellator, Strikeforce, Cage Rage, and TKO Major League MMA.


Born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts, Fryklund was adopted when he was three months old. He began boxing and kickboxing when he was 13 years old, and would often get into fights because he was defending victims of bullying. Fryklund attended Winchester High School and also began karate in his late teens, eventually earning a black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and Shotokan. He later attended Northeastern University and was also in the United States Coast Guard for two years, but did not finish his education as he was focused on his job, which was working as a safety manager for a construction company.[1]

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Fryklund made his professional MMA debut in 1997, fighting twice at UFC 14. During the first five years of his career, he built up a record of 8 wins and 1 loss.

Starting in 2003, Fryklund fought a who's who of MMA fighters including David Loiseau, Brian Ebersole, Eugene Jackson, Matt Lindland, Ivan Salaverry, and Anderson Silva. His loss to Silva was one of the highlight reel KOs from the British Cage Rage promotion as Fryklund fell to an unconventional reverse elbow.


In 2006, Fryklund joined the Strikeforce promotion. He lost both fights there against Duane Ludwig in December 2006 and against Cung Le in June 2007.

Bellator Fighting Championships[edit]

Fryklund returned to fighting after a nearly six-year hiatus as he faced Patrick Cenoble at Bellator 94 on March 28, 2013. The bout was ruled a draw after Cenoble was docked one point in round two.[2]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Draw 14–9–1 Patrick Cenoble Draw Bellator 94 March 28, 2013 3 5:00 Tampa, Florida, United States Lightweight bout
Loss 14–9 Cung Le TKO (punch) Strikeforce: Shamrock vs. Baroni June 22, 2007 3 0:25 San Jose, California, United States Middleweight bout
Loss 14–8 Duane Ludwig TKO (knee) Strikeforce: Triple Threat December 8, 2006 2 3:37 San Jose, California, United States Lightweight bout
Loss 14–7 Thomas Denny Submission (rear-naked choke) BIB: Beatdown in Bakersfield November 17, 2006 1 1:32 Bakersfield, California, United States Welterweight bout
Win 14–6 Alex Reid Submission (heel hook) Cage Rage 18 September 30, 2006 1 1:32 London, England
Win 13–6 Brian Dunn KO (punch) Titan FC 4 June 9, 2006 1 N/A Kansas City, Kansas, United States
Win 12–6 Tommy Gouge Submission (punches) Titan FC 3 May 20, 2006 1 N/A Durant, Oklahoma, United States
Loss 11–6 Anderson Silva KO (reverse elbow) Cage Rage 16 April 22, 2006 1 2:02 London, England Middleweight bout
Loss 11–5 Jonathan Goulet TKO (cut) TKO 20: Champion vs Champion April 2, 2005 1 1:16 Montreal, Quebec, Canada Welterweight bout
Loss 11–4 Ivan Salaverry Submission (body triangle) UFC 50 October 22, 2004 1 1:36 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win 11–3 Chris Myers TKO APEX: Genesis September 5, 2004 2 4:20 Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Loss 10–3 Matt Lindland Decision (unanimous) ROTR 5: Rumble on the Rock 5 May 7, 2004 3 5:00 Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Win 10–2 Eugene Jackson Technical Submission (guillotine choke) Battleground 1: War Cry July 19, 2003 1 3:38 Chicago, Illinois, United States Middleweight bout
Win 9–2 Brian Ebersole Submission (achilles lock) Dangerzone: Dakota Destruction April 12, 2003 2 4:37 New Town, North Dakota, United States
Loss 8–2 David Loiseau TKO (cut) UCC 12: Adrenaline January 25, 2003 1 4:24 Quebec, Canada Middleweight bout
Win 8–1 Zach Light Submission (kimura) WEC 4 August 31, 2002 1 4:06 Uncasville, Connecticut, United States
Win 7–1 Rodrigo Ruas TKO (punches) UFC 37.5 June 22, 2002 2 3:34 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 6–1 Jonathan Goulet KO (punches) UCC 8: Fast and Furious March 30, 2002 1 3:45 Quebec, Canada Welterweight bout
Win 5–1 Adrian Serrano KO (punches) UW: Horn vs Wikan March 2, 2002 2 3:18 Minnesota, United States
Win 4–1 Marty Armendarez Submission (guillotine choke) Shogun 1: Shogun 1 December 15, 2001 2 0:47 Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Win 3–1 Jeremiah O'Neal Submission (guillotine choke) EC 44: Extreme Challenge 44 September 15, 2001 1 0:53 Lake Charles, Louisiana, United States
Win 2–1 Cris Custer Submission (guillotine choke) RSF 2: Attack at the Track June 23, 2001 2 1:30 Chester, West Virginia, United States
Loss 1–1 Kevin Jackson Submission (choke) UFC 14 July 27, 1997 1 0:44 Birmingham, Alabama, United States
Win 1–0 Donnie Chappell Submission (choke) UFC 14 July 27, 1997 1 1:31 Birmingham, Alabama, United States


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