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"Filthy"

9-5-0

Tom Lawlor

"Filthy" Tom Lawlor

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  • Given Name: Thomas Joseph Lawlor
  • 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
  • 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

Pro 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
8-5-0 12-1-0

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 (83.9 kgs) | Referee: Marko Gyllenland
Loss | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Francis Carmont
8-4-0 19-7-0

UFC 154: St. Pierre vs. Condit
Main Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2012.11.17
Odds: +210 (Moderate Underdog) | Weigh-In: 184.0 lbs (83.5 kgs) | Referee: Phillippe Chartier
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
0:50 Round 1 of 3

Jason MacDonald
7-4-0 25-15-0

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 (84.4 kgs) | Referee: Todd McGovern
UFC on FUEL TV 3 Knockout of the Night
Loss | Submission
2:07 Round 1 of 3

Chris Weidman
7-3-0 6-0-0

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 (83.9 kgs) | Referee: Dan Stell
#38 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
6-3-0 13-6-0

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 (83.9 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
Loss | Submission | Choke
2:10 Round 2 of 3, 7:10 Total

Joe Doerksen
6-2-0 44-12-0

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 (83.9 kgs) | Referee: Yves Lavigne | Walkout Music: James Brown - Living in America
Cancelled Bout Tim Credeur UFC 113 2010.05.08
Reason: Credeur Injury
Loss | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Aaron Simpson
6-1-0 7-0-0

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 (83.9 kgs) | Referee: Kevin Mulhall
#46 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
5-1-0 8-1-0

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 (83.5 kgs) | Referee: Yves Lavigne | 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
4-1-0 7-1-0

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 (92.5 kgs) | Referee: Josh Rosenthal
Win | Submission | Choke

Travis Bartlett

Full Force Productions

2008.04.12
Loss | Disqualificaton | Foul

Shane Primm

Florida Regional

2008.03.22
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Cesar Barros

Full Force Productions

2007.08.25
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Jason Barlog

Florida Regional

2007.04.07
Win | Submission | Choke

Jonathan Fernandez

Xtreme Fighting Championships

2007.04.03
No Contest

Ariel Gandulla

Florida Regional

2007.03.10

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