Tom
Watson
16-7-0( W-L-D )

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 4 fights.
Record: 16-7-0
Summary: Striking

Fighter Info

Nickname: Kong
From: Southampton England
Fights Out Of: Southampton England
Age: 31
Height: 6' 1" ( 185 cm )
Weight: 185 lb ( 84 kg )
Degree: Media and Cultural Studies

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
445
46% Successful
204
Types of Successful Strikes
0
204
60% Standing
36% Clinch
123
74
7
Striking Defense
51
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
2
0% Successful
0
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
0
0
0
Takedown Defense
47
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay
Loss
Nick Catone Feb 1, 2014
31 5 0 3 R3 Decision - Split
Tom Watson 50 0 0 0
Loss
Thales Leites Aug 3, 2013
51 5 3 6 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Tom Watson 33 0 0 0
Win
Tom Watson Feb 16, 2013
56 0 0 0 R2 KO/TKO
Stanislav Nedkov 39 5 0 0
Loss
Tom Watson Sep 29, 2012
65 0 0 0 R3 Decision - Split
Brad Tavares 83 5 0 1

Biography

TRAINING: Now I feel confident most people know the training for an MMA fighter. Countless training videos and insights have shown the demands. I shall not bore you with a descriptive schedule. But I do wish to share my struggle with my two inner horses. The White horse of reason telling me what I should do and how I should prepare for my upcoming fight. Then that damn black horse, pulling me down a different path. Magic is about the only thing that has kept me sane in getting ready for this fight.

When and why did you start training for fighting?
My fight career began at 16 years old, when I realized that by living a few years of my life like most won't, I could live the rest of my life like most can't.

What ranks and titles have you held?
UCMMA Middleweight MMA Champion, 3 time BAMMA Middleweight World Champion, ISKA Cruiserweight British Champion, 3 time ABA Southern Counties Champion, Full Contact Unlicensed Boxing Champion, Cliff Richard Invitational Chess Champion 1991

Do you have any heroes?
Karen and Michael J Watson

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC?
Anywhere that I can represent Queen and Country is a great honor.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn?
BA (Honours) Degree of the highest order in Media and Cultural Studies

What was your job before you started fighting?
Agricultural land owner and licensed slaughterman

Specific accomplishments in amateur competition?
Amateur Boxing Standout 2006, Multiple ABA Southern Counties Champion

Specific accomplishments in pro competition?
MFC Knockout of the Year 2010, Five Time Fight of the Night Winner, Three time Knockout of the Night Winner, Longest Reigning BAMMA Champion

Ranks in any martial arts styles: BJJ Purple Belt

Favorite grappling technique:
The one that works

Favorite striking technique:
Repeat as above
•    Pro since 2006

•    Eight wins by KO, one by submission

•    Six first round finishes

•    Owns wins over Murilo “Ninja” Rua, Alex Reid, Matt Horwich, John Maguire.

•    Has also faced Xavier Foupa-Pokam, Daijiro Matsui, and Jesse Taylor.

Career

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