Tony Martin (fighter)
December 11, 1989|
Palos Heights, Illinois, United States
|Height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Weight||155 lb (70 kg; 11.1 st)|
|Reach||73 1⁄2 in (187 cm)|
|Fighting out of||St. Cloud, Minnesota, United States|
Team Sityodtong |
GetSum Fight Team
|Rank||Black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu|
|Years active||2012–present (MMA)|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|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
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. 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.
Ultimate Fighting Championship
In his official UFC debut, Martin faced fellow newcomer Rashid Magomedov at UFC 169 on February 1, 2014. Though he had Magomedov in trouble early with a deep armbar, Magomedov would rally back and Martin lost the fight via unanimous decision.
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. He won the fight via first round kimura lock, getting his first UFC win in the process.
Martin was expected to face Michel Prazeres on July 23, 2016 at UFC on Fox 20. However, Martin pulled out of the fight in early July citing a neck injury and was replaced by promotional newcomer J.C. Cottrell.
Martin was expected to face Erik Koch on January 15, 2017 at UFC Fight Night 103. However, Koch pulled out of the fight on December 12 citing an injury and was replaced by Alex White. He won the fight via unanimous decision.
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|17 matches||13 wins||4 losses|
|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.|
- "Tony Martin's Profile". tapology.com. Retrieved January 1, 2015.
- Fernanda Prates (June 20, 2017). "UFC's Tony Martin recalls aunt's career-changing health advice ahead of Johnny Case fight". MMAjunkie.com.
- "CFX 30: Tony Martin vs. Bruce Johnson". tapology.com. January 7, 2012.
- "The UFC signs Rashid Magomedov, Tony Martin, Yui Chul Nam, and Pawel Pawlak". bloodyelbow.com. December 14, 2013.
- "UFC 169 adds Neil Magny vs. Gasan Umalatov, Rashid Magomedov vs. Tony Martin". mmajunkie.com. December 17, 2014.
- "UFC 169 results: Rashid Magomedov comes back to win a unanimous decision over Tony Martin". bloodyelbow.com. February 1, 2014.
- "Rashid Magomedov says he 'didn't feel' Tony Martin's deep armbar at UFC 169". mmafighting.com. February 2, 2014.
- "Beneil Dariush vs. Tony Martin added to UFC 176". fansided.com. Retrieved January 1, 2015.
- "UFC Fight Night 49 results: Beneil Dariush taps out a tiring Tony Martin". mmajunkie.com. August 23, 2014.
- "UFC 179 Fight Card: Tony Martin Replaces Josh Shockley, Meets Fabricio Camoes". fightline.com. September 25, 2014.
- "UFC 179 results, photos: Tony Martin taps Fabricio Camoes with first-round kimura". mmajunkie.com. October 25, 2014.
- Jason Floyd (2015-02-11). "Matt Wiman out of UFC Fight Night 62 due to back injury, Leonardo Santos will now meet Tony Martin". themmareport.com. Retrieved 2015-02-11.
- Steven Marrocco (2016-01-30). "UFC on Fox 18 results: Tony Martin chokes Felipe Olivieri out cold". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-01-30.
- Chris Sosa (2016-04-28). "UFC adds lightweight bout to United Center fight card". redeyechicago.com. Retrieved 2016-04-28.
- Tristen Critchfield (2016-07-12). "UFC on Fox 20 update: Cottrell to make debut vs. Prazeres in Chicago". sherdog.com. Retrieved 2016-07-12.
- Fox Sports Arizona Staff (2016-11-07). "Welterweights, lightweights added to Phoenix UFC card". foxsports.com. Retrieved 2016-11-07.
- Staff (2016-12-12). "Alex White steps in for Erik Koch against Tony Martin at UFC Fight Night 103". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-12-12.
- Ben Fowlkes (2017-01-15). "UFC Fight Night 103 results: Tony Martin grinds out unanimous decision sweep of Alex White". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2017-01-15.
- Damon Martin (2017-05-11). "Johnny Case expected to meet Tony Martin at UFC Fight Night in Oklahoma City". foxsports.com. Retrieved 2017-05-12.
- "UFC Fight Night 112 results: Tony Martin wins hotly contested affair over rival Johnny Case". MMAjunkie. 2017-06-25. Retrieved 2017-06-26.
- Dann Stupp (2017-08-15). "Tony Martin vs. Olivier Aubin-Mercier added to UFC Fight Night 116 in Steel City". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2017-08-15.
- John Morgan (2017-08-16). "Olivier Aubin-Mercier starts quick, survives late Tony Martin rally". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2017-08-16.
- Max Freedman (2018-02-12). "Tony Martin & Keita Nakamura welterweight fight added to UFC Atlantic City". mma-today.com. Retrieved 2018-02-12.
- "UFC Fight Night 128 results: Tony Martin cruises past Keita Nakamura in opener". MMAjunkie. 2018-04-22. Retrieved 2018-04-22.
- Clyde Aidoo (2018-08-08). "Tony Martin vs Ryan LaFlare added to UFC 229". mmanews.com. Retrieved 2018-08-08.