Nick
Denis
11-3-0( W-L-D )

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 2 fights.
Record: 11-3-0
Summary: Power, conditioning, grappling, striking

Fighter Info

Nickname: The Ninja of Love
From: Ottawa, Ontario Canada
Fights Out Of: Montreal, Quebec Canada
Age: 30
Height: 5' 7" ( 170 cm )
Weight: 135 lb ( 61 kg )
College: University of Ottowa
Degree: Biochemistry

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
66
53% Successful
35
Types of Successful Strikes
0
35
43% Standing
49% Clinch
15
17
3
Striking Defense
37
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
1
100% Successful
1
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
0
0
0
Takedown Defense
80
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay
Loss
Roland Delorme May 5, 2012
26 1 2 1 R1 Submission
Nick Denis 24 1 0 0
Win
Joseph Sandoval Jan 20, 2012
3 0 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
Nick Denis 11 0 0 0

Biography

TRAINING: A typical day of training these days involves two training sessions. Morning /noonish and again at night. It changes day to day, but involves wrestling, MMA with small gloves, big gloves sparring, grappling, wrestling, boxing, and, of course, conditioning.

Thoughts on opponent, Roland Delorme?
At first when I got the news that (Johnny) Bedford was injured, I was upset because I was preparing for a certain type of opponent. Roland, though, is somewhat similar. He is strongest on the ground, has some wresting and a judo background. So it isn't too much of a difference of styles from Bedford. Roland is a good fighter, I've met him before and have followed his career before he made it on TUF, so I have been aware of his style for a while. I'm sure he will come into the fight well prepared with a good game plan, but I expect to come out on top, that is for sure.

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training originally just to do something fun outside of lifting weights. Once I started though I became addicted and realized I wanted to compete. That was about eight years ago when I was 20 years old.

What ranks and titles have you held? I was previously ranked as both the top 145 and 135 pound Canadian fighter. I was a three-time King of the Cage 145 pound champion. I represented Canada in the Sengoku Featherweight Grand Prix.

Do you have any heroes? Not really. I just really respect and look up to people who are able to sacrifice and work hard towards their goals and dreams. As well as to people who are honest and stand up for what they believe in.

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It is literally the ultimate level of competition for our sport. In a sense, just getting here is a sign of recognition. Getting here was step one, the next part is proving you belong.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I went to the University of Ottawa. I received a Bachelors in Biochemistry (B.Sc.) as well as a Masters in Biochemistry (M.Sc)

What was your job before you started fighting? No job - I was a PhD student with a great scholarship which I gave up. I graduated with 'only' a master’s degree so I could train full-time without any distractions.

Specific accomplishments in pro competition? Awarded the Score series Knockout of the Year for 2011 (KO slam of Nick Mamalis)

Ranks in any martial arts styles: purple belt in BJJ

Favorite grappling technique: Anything cuddle-jitsu related

Favorite Striking technique: The one that leads to a knockout.

•    Went 1-1 in Sengoku featherweight Grand Prix, stopping Seiya Kawahara and losing to Marlon Sandro

•    Pro since 2006

•    10 wins by KO, one by submission. Has never gone the distance as a pro, whether in victory or defeat

•    Has won four of his last five

•    Win over Sandoval won Knockout of the Night honors

Career

Key Opponents

Joseph Sandoval
Joseph Sandoval
6-2-0
( W-L-D )

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