Tom
Niinimaki
21-5-1( W-L-D )

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 2 fights.
Record: 21-5-1
Summary: Striking, well-rounded

Fighter Info

Nickname: Stoneface
From: Turku Finland
Fights Out Of: Turku Finland
Age: 31
Height: 5' 9" ( 175 cm )
Weight: 145 lb ( 65 kg )

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
27
63% Successful
17
Types of Successful Strikes
0
17
18%
12%
71% Ground
3
2
12
Striking Defense
55
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
6
67% Successful
4
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
0
5
1
Takedown Defense
33
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay
UPCOMING
Tom Niinimaki
UFC Fight Night 41: Munoz vs. Mousasi
May 31, 2014
-- -- -- -- --
Thiago Tavares -- -- -- --
Win
Rani Yahya Nov 30, 2013
15 2 4 2 R3 Decision - Split
Tom Niinimaki 17 4 0 5

Biography

TRAINING: Morning run for 30min, 1.5h MMA training, 1h strength and conditioning

When and why did you start training for fighting? I have played different sports all my life, and when I took my first class of kickboxing in 1997 I was hooked. I started MMA in 2001.

What ranks and titles have you held? Cage (European MMA promotion) featherweight champion with five title defenses

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It means everything to me. UFC is the top promotion with the highest level of competition

What was your job before you started fighting? Still working as a bouncer in a local night club

Ranks in any martial arts styles: FILA (International Federation of Associated Wrestling Styles) 2011: European championships grappling no gi 1st place 2011 155lbs, 2011: European championships grappling gi 3rd place 2011 165lbs, 2010: European championships grappling no gi 3rd place 2010 155lbs, 2010: European championships combat grappling 1st 2010 155lbs

Favorite grappling technique: Kimura

Favorite striking technique: Uppercut

•    Pro since 2002

•    Eight wins by submission, seven by knockout

•    On 12 fight winning streak

•    Took 30 month break from 2007 to 2010 – unbeaten since

•    Coming off back-to-back wins over former WEC champion Chase Beebe and UFC vet Walel Watson

Career

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