Tony Martin (fighter)

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Tony Martin
Born (1989-12-11) December 11, 1989 (age 28)
Palos Heights, Illinois, United States
Nationality American
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight 155 lb (70 kg; 11.1 st)
Division Lightweight
Reach 73 12 in (187 cm)[1]
Stance Orthodox
Fighting out of St. Cloud, Minnesota, United States
Team Team Sityodtong
GetSum Fight Team
Rank Black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu[2]
Years active 2012–present (MMA)
Mixed martial arts record
Total 17
Wins 13
By submission 8
By decision 5
Losses 4
By submission 2
By decision 2
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Tony Martin (born December 11, 1989) is an American mixed martial artist, who currently competes in the Lightweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. A professional competitor since 2012, eight out of Martin's twelve wins have come by way of submission.

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Martin made his professional mixed martial arts debut on January 7, 2012, when he faced Bruce Johnson at Cage Fighting Xtreme 30. He won the fight via first round rear-naked choke.[3] Following the quick win, Martin would compile a record of 8–0, including a notable win over UFC veteran Phillipe Nover at Dakota FC 14, before being signed by the Ultimate Fighting Championship in late 2013.[4]

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

In his official UFC debut, Martin faced fellow newcomer Rashid Magomedov at UFC 169 on February 1, 2014.[5] Though he had Magomedov in trouble early with a deep armbar, Magomedov would rally back and Martin lost the fight via unanimous decision.[6][7]

Martin then faced Beneil Dariush at UFC Fight Night: Henderson vs. dos Anjos on August 23, 2014.[8] Martin lost the fight via rear-naked choke in the second round.[9]

For his third fight with the promotion, he faced Fabrício Camões in a catchweight bout (both fighters missed weight) at UFC 179 on October 25, 2014.[10] He won the fight via first round kimura lock, getting his first UFC win in the process.[11]

Martin next faced Leonardo Santos on March 21, 2015 at UFC Fight Night 62, as a replacement for an injured Matt Wiman.[12] He lost the fight via submission in the second round.

Martin faced promotional newcomer Felipe Olivieri on January 30, 2016 at UFC on Fox 18. Martin earned a come from behind victory as he submitted Oilveiri in the third round.[13]

Martin was expected to face Michel Prazeres on July 23, 2016 at UFC on Fox 20.[14] However, Martin pulled out of the fight in early July citing a neck injury and was replaced by promotional newcomer J.C. Cottrell.[15]

Martin was expected to face Erik Koch on January 15, 2017 at UFC Fight Night 103.[16] However, Koch pulled out of the fight on December 12 citing an injury and was replaced by Alex White.[17] He won the fight via unanimous decision.[18]

Martin faced Johnny Case on June 25, 2017 at UFC Fight Night 112.[19] He won the fight via unanimous decision.[20]

Martin faced Olivier Aubin-Mercier on September 16, 2017 at UFC Fight Night 116.[21] He lost the back-and-forth fight via split decision.[22]

Martin faced Keita Nakamura in a welterweight bout on April 21, 2018 at UFC Fight Night 128.[23] He won the fight via unanimous decision.[24]

Martin is expected to face Ryan LaFlare on October 6, 2018 at UFC 229.[25]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 13–4 Keita Nakamura Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Barboza vs. Lee April 21, 2018 3 5:00 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States Welterweight bout.
Loss 12–4 Olivier Aubin-Mercier Decision (split) UFC Fight Night: Rockhold vs. Branch September 16, 2017 3 5:00 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Win 12–3 Johnny Case Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Chiesa vs. Lee June 25, 2017 3 5:00 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
Win 11–3 Alex White Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Rodríguez vs. Penn January 15, 2017 3 5:00 Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Win 10–3 Felipe Olivieri Technical Submission (rear-naked choke) UFC on Fox: Johnson vs. Bader January 30, 2016 3 3:02 Newark, New Jersey, United States
Loss 9–3 Leonardo Santos Submission (rear-naked choke) UFC Fight Night: Maia vs. LaFlare March 21, 2015 2 2:29 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Win 9–2 Fabrício Camões Submission (kimura) UFC 179 October 25, 2014 1 4:16 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Catchweight (158 lbs) bout; both fighters missed weight.
Loss 8–2 Beneil Dariush Submission (arm-triangle choke) UFC Fight Night: Henderson vs. dos Anjos August 23, 2014 2 3:38 Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
Loss 8–1 Rashid Magomedov Decision (unanimous) UFC 169 February 1, 2014 3 5:00 Newark, New Jersey, United States
Win 8–0 Thomas Gifford Submission (americana) 3 River Throwndown 4 September 14, 2013 3 5:00 La Crescent, Minnesota, United States
Win 7–0 Tyler Hellenbrand Decision (unanimous) Dakota FC 15 April 20, 2013 3 5:00 Fargo, North Dakota, United States
Win 6–0 Phillipe Nover Decision (majority) Dakota FC 14 January 26, 2013 3 5:00 Fargo, North Dakota, United States Lightweight debut.
Win 5–0 Ted Worthington Submission (kimura) CFX - Cage Fighting Xtreme December 16, 2012 1 3:58 Maplewood, Minnesota, United States Catchweight (165 lbs) bout.
Win 4–0 Jay Ellis Submission (guillotine choke) Cage Fighting Xtreme 39 October 20, 2012 1 0:51 Maplewood, Minnesota, United States
Win 3–0 Jonathan Knutson Submission (kimura) Throwdown at the Crowne 1 September 8, 2012 3 2:10 St. Paul, Minnesota, United States
Win 2–0 Kuchlong Kuchlong Submission (inverted triangle choke) Cage Fighting Xtreme 33 April 28, 2012 1 4:19 Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Win 1–0 Bruce Johnson Submission (rear-naked choke) Cage Fighting Xtreme 30 January 7, 2012 1 2:15 St. Cloud, Minnesota, United States Welterweight debut.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Tony Martin's Profile". Retrieved January 1, 2015. 
  2. ^ Fernanda Prates (June 20, 2017). "UFC's Tony Martin recalls aunt's career-changing health advice ahead of Johnny Case fight". 
  3. ^ "CFX 30: Tony Martin vs. Bruce Johnson". January 7, 2012. 
  4. ^ "The UFC signs Rashid Magomedov, Tony Martin, Yui Chul Nam, and Pawel Pawlak". December 14, 2013. 
  5. ^ "UFC 169 adds Neil Magny vs. Gasan Umalatov, Rashid Magomedov vs. Tony Martin". December 17, 2014. 
  6. ^ "UFC 169 results: Rashid Magomedov comes back to win a unanimous decision over Tony Martin". February 1, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Rashid Magomedov says he 'didn't feel' Tony Martin's deep armbar at UFC 169". February 2, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Beneil Dariush vs. Tony Martin added to UFC 176". Retrieved January 1, 2015. 
  9. ^ "UFC Fight Night 49 results: Beneil Dariush taps out a tiring Tony Martin". August 23, 2014. 
  10. ^ "UFC 179 Fight Card: Tony Martin Replaces Josh Shockley, Meets Fabricio Camoes". September 25, 2014. 
  11. ^ "UFC 179 results, photos: Tony Martin taps Fabricio Camoes with first-round kimura". October 25, 2014. 
  12. ^ Jason Floyd (2015-02-11). "Matt Wiman out of UFC Fight Night 62 due to back injury, Leonardo Santos will now meet Tony Martin". Retrieved 2015-02-11. 
  13. ^ Steven Marrocco (2016-01-30). "UFC on Fox 18 results: Tony Martin chokes Felipe Olivieri out cold". Retrieved 2016-01-30. 
  14. ^ Chris Sosa (2016-04-28). "UFC adds lightweight bout to United Center fight card". Retrieved 2016-04-28. 
  15. ^ Tristen Critchfield (2016-07-12). "UFC on Fox 20 update: Cottrell to make debut vs. Prazeres in Chicago". Retrieved 2016-07-12. 
  16. ^ Fox Sports Arizona Staff (2016-11-07). "Welterweights, lightweights added to Phoenix UFC card". Retrieved 2016-11-07. 
  17. ^ Staff (2016-12-12). "Alex White steps in for Erik Koch against Tony Martin at UFC Fight Night 103". Retrieved 2016-12-12. 
  18. ^ Ben Fowlkes (2017-01-15). "UFC Fight Night 103 results: Tony Martin grinds out unanimous decision sweep of Alex White". Retrieved 2017-01-15. 
  19. ^ Damon Martin (2017-05-11). "Johnny Case expected to meet Tony Martin at UFC Fight Night in Oklahoma City". Retrieved 2017-05-12. 
  20. ^ "UFC Fight Night 112 results: Tony Martin wins hotly contested affair over rival Johnny Case". MMAjunkie. 2017-06-25. Retrieved 2017-06-26. 
  21. ^ Dann Stupp (2017-08-15). "Tony Martin vs. Olivier Aubin-Mercier added to UFC Fight Night 116 in Steel City". Retrieved 2017-08-15. 
  22. ^ John Morgan (2017-08-16). "Olivier Aubin-Mercier starts quick, survives late Tony Martin rally". Retrieved 2017-08-16. 
  23. ^ Max Freedman (2018-02-12). "Tony Martin & Keita Nakamura welterweight fight added to UFC Atlantic City". Retrieved 2018-02-12. 
  24. ^ "UFC Fight Night 128 results: Tony Martin cruises past Keita Nakamura in opener". MMAjunkie. 2018-04-22. Retrieved 2018-04-22. 
  25. ^ Clyde Aidoo (2018-08-08). "Tony Martin vs Ryan LaFlare added to UFC 229". Retrieved 2018-08-08. 

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