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"Filthy"

9-5-0

Tom Lawlor

"Filthy" Tom Lawlor

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  • Given Name: Thomas Joseph Lawlor
  • Professional MMA Record: 9-5-0, 1 NC (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: Filthy
  • Current Streak: 1 Win
  • Age: 31 | Date of Birth: 1983.05.15
  • Last Fight: April 06, 2013 in UFC
  • Weight Class: Middleweight | Last Weigh-In: 185.0 lbs
  • Gym/Affiliation: The Jungle MMA
  • Height: 6'0" (183cm) | Reach: 74.0" (188cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $268,000 USD
  • Born: Fall River, Massachusetts, United States
  • Fighter Pages: Sherdog  |  Wikipedia  |  The UG  |  UFC.com
  • Fighting out of: Providence, Rhode Island
  • Personal Pages: Twitter  |  Facebook  |  Official Site
  • College: N/A
  • Foundation Style: Wrestling

Tom Lawlor Wiki Update Wiki

After racking up a 5-1 record prior to joining the UFC—the lone loss coming by way of DQ—Tom Lawlor was invited to join The Ultimate Fighter 8 light heavyweight tournament. Although he was knocked out and forced out of the competition by eventual winner Ryan Bader, Lawlor made a name for himself with his prank-pulling antics and a charismatic persona. 


Following his stint on the show, Lawlor earned back-to-back UFC wins, including a $100,000 Submission of the Night performance against CB Dollaway at UFC 100.  After his 2-0 UFC start, Filthy would lose his next next two fights to Aaron Simpson and Joe Doerkson. Lawlor has since gone 2-2, with his most recent loss coming to Francis Carmont at UFC 154 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, via split decision.


While he has been inconsistent inside of the Octagon since joining the UFC, Lawlor is always a contender for a post-event bonus and is known for his exotic and sometimes over-the-top weigh-in outfits and ring entrances. In his UFC 113 fight with Joe Doerksen, Lawlor came in dressed as UFC Hall of Famer Dan Severn and has even come into a weigh in disguised as the "Just Bleed" man.


The Ultimate Fighter 8

Episode 2 Lawlor def. Ryan Lopez by Rear Naked Choke at 0:42 in Round 1

Episode 3 Ryan Bader def. Lawlor by TKO at 3:41 of Round 1

Last updated 02.10.2014, 3:26 PM ET
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Tom Lawlor MMA Fight Record

Record by Year and By Promotion

Professional Results Opponent Event Date
Cancelled Bout Ilir Latifi UFC UFN 46 2014.07.19
Reason: Lawlor Injury
Win | Submission | Choke
1:05 Round 2 of 3, 6:05 Total
Michael Kuiper
Ref: Marko Gyllenland
UFC on FUEL TV 9: Mousasi vs. Latifi
Preliminary Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs
2013.04.06
Odds: -150 Slight Favorite | Weigh-In: 185.0 lbs
Loss | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Francis Carmont
Ref: Phillippe Chartier
UFC 154: St. Pierre vs. Condit
Main Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs
2012.11.17
Odds: +210 Moderate Underdog | Weigh-In: 184.0 lbs
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
0:50 Round 1 of 3
Jason MacDonald
Ref: Todd McGovern
UFC on FUEL TV 3: Korean Zombie vs. Poirier
Main Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs
2012.05.15
Odds: -235 Moderate Favorite | Disclosed Pay: $64,000 ($12K Base, $12K Bonus, $40K KO/Night) | Weigh-In: 186.0 lbs
UFC on FUEL TV 3 Knockout of the Night
Loss | Submission
2:07 Round 1 of 3
Chris Weidman
Ref: Dan Stell
UFC 139: Shogun vs. Henderson
Preliminary Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs
2011.11.19
Odds: +300 Moderate Underdog | Disclosed Pay: $12,000 Base | Weigh-In: 185.0 lbs
#45 Best MMA Submission of the Year 2011
Cancelled Bout Maiquel Falcao UFC 134 2011.08.27
Reason: Falcao Released By UFC
Cancelled Bout Kyle Noke UFC on Versus 5 2011.08.14
Reason: Lawlor Injury
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Patrick Cote
Ref: John McCarthy
UFC 121: Lesnar vs. Velasquez
Preliminary Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs
2010.10.23
Odds: +155 Slight Underdog | Disclosed Pay: $20,000 ($10K Base, $10K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 185.0 lbs
Loss | Submission | Choke
2:10 Round 2 of 3, 7:10 Total
Joe Doerksen
Ref: Yves Lavigne
UFC 113: Machida vs Shogun 2
Preliminary Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs
2010.05.08
Odds: -565 Heavy Favorite Upset Defeat | Weigh-In: 185.0 lbs
Cancelled Bout Tim Credeur UFC 113 2010.05.08
Reason: Credeur Injury
Loss | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Aaron Simpson
Ref: Kevin Mulhall
UFC Fight Night 20: Maynard vs Diaz
Main Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs
2010.01.11
Odds: +238 Moderate Underdog | Disclosed Pay: $40,000 ($10K Base, $30K Fight/Night) | Weigh-In: 185.0 lbs
#49 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2010
UFC Fight Night 20 Fight of the Night
Win | Submission | Choke
0:55 Round 1 of 3
C.B. Dollaway
Ref: Yves Lavigne
UFC 100
Preliminary Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs
2009.07.11
Odds: +235 Moderate Underdog Upset Victory | Disclosed Pay: $116,000 ($8K Base, $8K Bonus, $100K Sub/Night) | Weigh-In: 184.0 lbs
Walkout Music: Baha Men - Who Let the Dogs Out?
UFC 100 Submission of the Night
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Kyle Kingsbury
Ref: Josh Rosenthal
The Ultimate Fighter 8 Finale
Preliminary Card | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs
2008.12.13
Odds: +104 Near Even | Disclosed Pay: $16,000 ($8K Base, $8K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 204.0 lbs
Win | Submission | Choke Travis Bartlett Full Force Productions 2008.04.12
Loss | Disqualificaton | Foul Shane Primm WFC 6 2008.03.22
Win | KO/TKO | Punches Cesar Barros Full Force Productions 2007.08.25
Win | KO/TKO | Punches Jason Barlog WFC 3 2007.04.07
Win | Submission | Choke Jonathan Fernandez Xtreme Fighting Championships 2007.04.03
No Contest Ariel Gandulla KE 2007.03.10

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