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Tom Watson

Tom "Kong" Watson

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  • Name: Tom Watson
  • MMA Record: 17-8-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: Kong
  • Current Streak: 1 Loss
  • Age: 32 | Date of Birth: 1982.07.13
  • Last Fight: January 31, 2015 in UFC
  • Weight Class: Middleweight | Last Weigh-In: 186.0 lbs
  • Affiliation: Tristar Gym
  • Height: 6'1" (185cm) | Reach: 73.0" (185cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $116,000 USD
  • Born: Southampton, England
  • Fighter Pages: Sherdog  |  Wikipedia  |  The UG
  • Fighting out of: Southampton, England
  • Personal Pages: Twitter  |  Facebook

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Tom Watson began training in boxing at 16 years old and won an Amateur Boxing Standout 2006 award as well as a three-time ABA Southern Counties Champion. Watson now also holds a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. He began his MMA Career in 2006. Watson would go on to win titles for UCMMA, MFC and BAMMA. He would successfully defend his BAMMA belt three times before getting the call up to the UFC.

He would drop a Split Decision to Brad Tavares in his first fight for the promotion. He would bounce back with a win over Stanislav Nedkov finishing him in the second round to earn Knockout of the Night as well as Fight of the Night bonuses. He would fall into a slump after that win dropping two straight by decision to Thales Leites and Nick Catone. He would get back on track with a decision over Sam Alvey at UFC Fight Night 47.

Last updated 09.11.2014, 8:55 AM ET
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Record by Year and By Promotion

Pro Results Opponent Event Date
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Rafael Natal
17-7-0 18-6-1

UFC 183: Silva vs. Diaz
Preliminary Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2015.01.31
Odds: +115 (Near Even) | Disclosed Pay: $16,000 Base | Weigh-In: 186.0 lbs (84.4 kgs) | Referee: Mark Smith
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Sam Alvey
16-7-0 23-5-0

UFC Fight Night 47: Bader vs. St. Preux
Preliminary Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2014.08.16
Odds: -125 (Slight Favorite) | Weigh-In: 185.0 lbs (83.9 kgs) | Referee: Dan Miragliotta | Walkout Music: Ray Parker Jr. - Ghostbusters
Loss | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Nick Catone
16-6-0 9-4-0

UFC 169: Barao vs. Faber 2
Preliminary Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2014.02.01
Odds: -150 (Slight Favorite) | Weigh-In: 185.5 lbs (84.1 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
Cancelled Bout Alessio Sakara UFC UFN 30 2013.10.26
Reason: Watson Injury
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Thales Leites
16-5-0 20-4-0

UFC 163: Aldo vs. Korean Zombie
Main Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2013.08.03
Odds: +140 (Slight Underdog) | Weigh-In: 185.0 lbs (83.9 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
Win | KO/TKO | Strikes
4:42 Round 2 of 3, 9:42 Total

Stanislav Nedkov
15-5-0 12-0-0

UFC on FUEL TV 7: Barao vs. McDonald
Preliminary Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2013.02.16
Odds: -130 (Slight Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $100,000 ($50K Fight/Night, $50K KO/Night) | Weigh-In: 185.0 lbs (83.9 kgs) | Referee: Kevin Mulhall
#19 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2013
UFC on FUEL TV 7 Fight of the Night
UFC on FUEL TV 7 Knockout of the Night
Loss | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Brad Tavares
15-4-0 8-1-0

UFC on FUEL TV 5: Struve vs. Miocic
Preliminary Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2012.09.29
Odds: +135 (Slight Underdog) | Weigh-In: 186.0 lbs (84.4 kgs) | Referee: Leon Roberts
Win | KO/TKO | Strikes
4:50 Round 2 of 5, 9:50 Total

Jack Marshman
14-4-0 10-0-0

BAMMA 9
Main Event | Title Defense | Middleweight | 185

2012.03.24
Weigh-In: 183.2 lbs (83.1 kgs)
Cancelled Bout Frank Trigg BAMMA 7 2011.09.10
Reason: Watson Back Injury
Win | KO/TKO | Strikes
2:06 Round 3 of 5, 12:06 Total

Murilo Rua
13-4-0 20-11-1

BAMMA 6: Kong vs. Ninja
Main Event | Title Defense | Middleweight | 185

2011.05.21
Weigh-In: 184.5 lbs (83.7 kgs) | Referee: Marc Goddard
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Alex Reid

BAMMA

2010.09.25
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Jesse Taylor
12-3-0 15-6-0

MFC 26: Retribution
Main Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2010.09.10
Odds: +260 (Moderate Underdog) | Weigh-In: 182.8 lbs (82.9 kgs) | Referee: Brian Beauchamp
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Matt Horwich

BAMMA

2010.05.15
Win | KO/TKO | Kick
1:56 Round 1 of 3

Travis Galbraith
10-3-0 17-6-0

MFC 24: HeatXC
Co-Main Event | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2010.02.26
Weigh-In: 184.5 lbs (83.7 kgs)
Win | Decision | Split

Denniston Sutherland

Ultimate Challenge MMA

2009.10.24
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

John Maguire

BAMMA

2009.06.27
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Daniel Cubitt

Ultimate Challenge MMA

2008.12.06
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Lloyd Clarkson

United Kingdom Regional

2008.08.09
Win | Decision | Unanimous

John Phillips

Cage Rage

2008.07.12
Win | KO/TKO | Kick

Pierre Guillet

Cage Rage

2008.03.08
Loss | Decision | Split

Mark Epstein

Cage Rage

2007.12.01
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Ed Smith

Cage Rage

2007.07.14
Loss | Submission | Shoulder

Xavier Foupa-Pokam

Cage Rage

2007.04.21
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Dorlan O'Malley

Cage Rage

2007.03.03
Loss | Submission | Armlock

Daijiro Matsui

Cage Rage

2007.02.10
Win | Decision

Tulio Palhares

United Kingdom Regional

2006.06.25
Win | Submission | Choke

Michael Watson

United Kingdom Regional

2006.02.19

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