| The Octopus|
73.0 in (185 cm)
| 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
| September 26, 1991 (age 24)
Birmingham, England (1991-09-26) |
170 lb (77 kg; 12 st 2 lb)
Tom Breese Wikipedia
Tom Breese (born September 26, 1991) is an English mixed martial artist who competes in the Welterweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). A professional competitor since 2010, he formerly competed for BAMMA.
Breese began training MMA at the age of 16 and skipped college to train full-time. A successful wrestler and jiu-jitsu competitor, he won a junior national freestyle wrestling championship, as well as a second-place finish at the IBJJF world championships when he was a purple belt. Breese successfully made his professional debut for the promotion BAMMA in 2010. Breese fought exclusively in his native England and amassed an undefeated record of 7–0 with all but one win coming by way of submission before joining the Ultimate Fighting Championship in 2015.
Breese made his promotional debut against Luiz Dutra Jr. on May 30, 2015 at UFC Fight Night 67. Breese won the fight via TKO in the first round after dropping his opponent with a straight left and following up with ground and pound.
Breese faced Cathal Pendred on October 24, 2015 at UFC Fight Night 76. Breese dominated the fight with striking exchanges en route to another TKO victory in the first round. In similar fashion to his UFC debut, Breese dropped his opponent with a straight left and followed up with ground and pound to earn the TKO victory. The win also earned him his first Performance of the Night bonus award.
Breese faced Keita Nakamura on February 27, 2016 at UFC Fight Night 84. He won the fight via unanimous decision.
Breese faced Sean Strickland on June 4, 2016 at UFC 199. He lost the fight by split decision, marking the first loss in Breese's career.
Breese was expected to face Oluwale Bamgbose on March 18, 2017 at UFC Fight Night 107. However, the day of the event Breese was deemed unfit to compete and the bout was cancelled.Ultimate Fighting Championship
Performance of the Night (One time) vs. Cathal Pendred