TJ
O'Brien
16-5-0( W-L-D )

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 2 fights.
Record: 16-5-0
Summary: Reach, Jiu Jitsu and Wrestling

Fighter Info

Nickname: The Spider
From: Sacramento, CA USA
Fights Out Of: Des Moines, IA USA
Age: 27
Height: 6' 2" ( 187 cm )
Weight: 155 lb ( 70 kg )

Media

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
130
46% Successful
60
Types of Successful Strikes
0
60
93% Standing
56
4
Striking Defense
58
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
1
100% Successful
1
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
0
2
0
Takedown Defense
0
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay
Loss
Cole Miller Aug 14, 2011
32 0 2 1 R2 Submission
TJ O'Brien 28 0 0 0
Loss
Paul Kelly Nov 20, 2010
44 1 0 1 R2 KO/TKO
TJ O'Brien 32 1 0 2

Biography

TRAINING: Depending on the day my training varies. On grappling days I obviously focus on wrestling and jiu-jitsu. Lately I have been working with some high level wrestlers here in Iowa. On standup days I work with my boxing coach, usually pads followed by sparring...no matter the day I do strength and conditioning after. A lot of weight lifting, plyometrics, weighted pull-ups, cross training, kettlebell and tires, stuff like that. It’s probably my favorite part of training.

When and why did you start training for fighting? I stared training about five years ago. I love working out more than anything and missed competing in high school.

What ranks and titles have you held? I have had the Midwest cage championship’s lightweight and flyweight belts, also the Revolution Cage Combat lightweight belt

Do you have any heroes? My father

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It’s a dream come true; it’s what I have been working for the last five years. I have always wanted to be one of the best fighters in the world and now I have a chance to live my dream.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I have an associates degree in business administration

What was your job before you started fighting? I am currently a collector; I collect on Home Depot accounts

Favorite grappling technique: The triangle; I have the 2nd most wins by triangle in MMA history

Favorite Striking technique: Knees and leg kicks

•    15 wins by submission, 11 of those by triangle choke.

•    Has never gone the distance

•    Competed on season 12 of The Ultimate Fighter, losing to Marc Stevens.

•    Four year pro

Career

Key Opponents

Cole Miller
Cole Miller
21-8-0
( W-L-D )

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