John Phillips (fighter)

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John Phillips
John Phillips at UFC Fight Night 160 in Copenhagen.jpg
John Phillips at UFC Fight Night 160 in Copenhagen
Born (1985-06-09) 9 June 1985 (age 36)
Swansea, Wales, UK[1]
Other namesThe Welsh Wrecking Machine, The White Mike Tyson
NationalityWelsh
Height5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
DivisionMiddleweight
Reach75 in (191 cm)
StanceSouthpaw
Fighting out ofSwansea, Wales, UK
TeamStraight Blast Gym - Ireland[2]
Years active2005–2020
Mixed martial arts record
Total34
Wins22
By knockout20
By submission2
Losses11
By knockout2
By submission6
By decision3
No contests1
Other information
University[3]
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

John Phillips (born 9 June 1985) is a Welsh Middleweight mixed martial artist. A professional since 2005, he has also competed for BAMMA, Cage Rage, Ultimate Fighting Championship, and Cage Warriors.[2] He is the former BAMMA Middleweight Champion.

Career[edit]

Phillips faced Jesse Taylor for the latter's first defense of the Cage Warriors Middleweight on May 4, 2013 on the Cage Warriors 54 card. Phillips lost to Taylor via submission early in the first round.[4]

His next fight came on March 17, 2018 at UFC Fight Night: Werdum vs. Volkov against Charles Byrd, where both fighters made their UFC debut.[5] He lost the fight via a submission due to a rear-naked choke in round three.[6]

Phillips faced Kevin Holland on June 1, 2018 at UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs. Ngannou 2.[7] Phillips lost the fight via submission late in round three.[8]

Phillips faced fellow Welshman Jack Marshman on March 16, 2019 at UFC on ESPN+ 5[9] At the weigh-ins, Marshman weighed in at 188 lbs, 2 pounds over the middleweight non-title fight limit of 186 lbs. He was fined 20% of his fight purse and the bout proceeded at catchweight.[10] Phillips lost the bout via split decision.[11]

In his next fight Phillips faced Alen Amedovski at UFC Fight Night: Hermansson vs. Cannonier on September 28, 2019.[12] He won via knockout in 17 seconds of the first round. This was his first win in the UFC and earned him the $50,000 performance of the night bonus.[13]

Phillips was scheduled to face Duško Todorović on March 21, 2020 at UFC Fight Night: Woodley vs. Edwards.[14] Due to the COVID-19 pandemic travel bans, the bout was moved to Cage Warriors 113 but was later on removed from the card due to Todorović's travel restrictions.[15]

Phillips was expected to face Duško Todorović on July 16, 2020 at UFC Fight Night: Kattar vs. Ige.[16] On July 8, Todorović pulled out due to a potential medical issue.[17] He was replaced by promotional newcomer Khamzat Chimaev.[18] Phillips lost the fight via submission in round two.[19]

Phillips faced Jun Yong Park on October 18, 2020 at UFC Fight Night 180.[20] He lost the fight via unanimous decision.[21]

On November 13, 2020, it was announced that Phillips had been released from the UFC. [22]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Mixed martial arts[edit]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Professional record breakdown
34 matches 22 wins 11 losses
By knockout 20 2
By submission 2 6
By decision 0 3
No contests 1
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 22–11 (1) Jun Yong Park Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Ortega vs. The Korean Zombie October 17, 2020 3 5:00 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Loss 22–10 (1) Khamzat Chimaev Submission (D'Arce choke) UFC on ESPN: Kattar vs. Ige July 16, 2020 2 1:12 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Win 22–9 (1) Alen Amedovski KO (punches) UFC Fight Night: Hermansson vs. Cannonier September 28, 2019 1 0:17 Copenhagen, Denmark Performance of the Night
Loss 21–9 (1) Jack Marshman Decision (split) UFC Fight Night: Till vs. Masvidal March 16, 2019 3 5:00 London, England Catchweight (188 lb) bout; Marshman missed weight.
Loss 21–8 (1) Kevin Holland Submission (rear-naked choke) UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs. Ngannou 2 September 28, 2018 3 4:05 Beijing, China
Loss 21–7 (1) Charles Byrd Submission (rear-naked choke) UFC Fight Night: Werdum vs. Volkov March 17, 2018 1 3:58 London, England
Win 21–6 (1) Jose Otavio dos Santos Lacerda KO (punch) Budo 16: Round vs. James September 24, 2016 1 4:44 Swansea, Wales Catchweight (198 lb) bout.
Win 20–6 (1) Cheick Kone TKO (punch) BAMMA 24: Kone vs. Phillips February 27, 2016 1 1:05 Dublin, Ireland Won the BAMMA World Middleweight Championship.
Win 19–6 (1) Markus Di Gallo KO (punch) Fightstar Promotions: Rage in the Cage 3 March 21, 2015 1 N/A Paisley, Scotland Won the Rage in the Cage Middleweight Tournament Final.
Win 18–6 (1) Charlie Ward KO (punch) Fightstar Promotions: Rage in the Cage 3 March 21, 2015 2 N/A Paisley, Scotland Rage in the Cage Middleweight Tournament Quarterfinal.
Loss 17–6 (1) Jesse Taylor Submission (guillotine choke) Cage Warriors Fighting Championship 54 May 4, 2013 1 1:23 Cardiff, Wales For the CWFC Middleweight Championship.
Win 17–5 (1) Chris Fields Submission (guillotine choke) Cage Warriors Fighting Championship 48 July 21, 2012 2 2:04 London, England Catchweight (192 lb) bout
Win 16–5 (1) Tomas Penz Submission (triangle choke) Cage Warriors Fight Night 6 May 24, 2012 2 3:21 Isa Town, Bahrain
Loss 15–5 (1) Pavel Kusch Submission (heel hook) Cage Warriors Fight Night 5 April 12, 2012 1 0:25 Amman, Jordan
Win 15–4 (1) Matt Ewin TKO (injury) KnuckleUp MMA 8 October 29, 2011 1 0:56 Kingston upon Hull, England
Loss 14–4 (1) Frank Trigg TKO (doctor stoppage) BAMMA 6: Watson vs. Rua May 21, 2011 1 2:41 London, England
Win 14–3 (1) James Zikic TKO (punches) BAMMA 4: Reid vs. Watson September 25, 2010 1 1:34 Birmingham, England
Win 13–3 (1) Johnny Gillan TKO (punches) Fight UK 1 May 2, 2010 1 1:37 Leicester, England
Win 12–3 (1) Marius Liaukevicius TKO (punches) Celtic Fight Night 3 March 6, 2010 1 0:15 Brecon, Wales
Win 11–3 (1) Danny Welsh TKO (punches to the body) Trojan MMA: Trojan Warfare February 27, 2010 1 0:36 Exeter, Wales
Win 10–3 (1) Matt Thorpe TKO (punches) KnuckleUp MMA 4: Origins February 20, 2010 1 0:50 Cheltenham, Wales
Loss 9–3 (1) Denniston Sutherland TKO (submission to punches) BAMMA 1: The Fighting Premiership June 27, 2009 1 3:32 London, England
Win 9–2 (1) Bohumil Lungrik TKO (punches) WFC 8: D-Day April 18, 2009 1 3:15 Ljubljana, Slovenia
Win 8–2 (1) Tommy Gunn TKO (punches) Predator Fight Night November 9, 2008 1 0:44 Swansea, Wales
Win 7–2 (1) Jake Bostwick TKO (submission to punches) Cage Rage 28: VIP November 9, 2008 2 2:47 London, England
Loss 6–2 (1) Tom Watson Decision (Unanimous) Cage Rage 27: Step Up July 12, 2008 3 5:00 London, England
NC 6–1 (1) Jake Bostwick No Contest Cage Rage 25: Bring It On March 8, 2008 1 4:10 London, England
Win 6–1 Christos Petroutsos TKO (N/A) Cage Rage Contenders: Wales November 18, 2007 1 N/A Swansea, Wales
Win 5–1 Mihaly Dobrai KO (N/A) MedVid: Anno Domini 1 June 9, 2007 N/A N/A Pula, Croatia
Win 4–1 Mario Valentic TKO (N/A) MedVid: Anno Domini 2 January 27, 2007 N/A N/A Pula, Croatia
Win 3–1 Edgaras Pilvinis TKO (referee stoppage) Cage Gladiators 3 December 3, 2006 1 0:34 Liverpool, England
Win 2–1 Gary Savage TKO (punches) HOP 7: Cage Fever November 26, 2006 1 1:23 Swansea, Wales
Loss 1–1 Jim Wallhead TKO (elbows) HOP 5: Fight Night 5 April 9, 2006 1 1:41 Swansea, Wales
Win 1–0 Nigel Whitear KO (N/A) HOP 3: Next Generation July 24, 2005 1 0:57 Swansea, Wales

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See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "John Phillips ("The White Mike Tyson") | MMA Fighter Page | Tapology". Tapology. Retrieved 5 October 2019.
  2. ^ a b c Sherdog.com. "John-Phillips". Sherdog.
  3. ^ a b c "Alessia Di Chirico - Official UFC Profile". www.ufc.com. Retrieved 2017-06-24.
  4. ^ "Jesse Taylor vs John Phillips Fight Result CWFC 54 - Cage Warriors ..." www.mma-core.com. Retrieved 2017-10-14.
  5. ^ "Charles Byrd vs. John Phillips added to UFC Fight Night 127 in London". MMA Junkie. 2018-01-18. Retrieved 2019-09-24.
  6. ^ "UFC Fight Night 127 results: Charles Byrd debuts with first-round submission of John Phillips". MMA Junkie. 2018-03-17. Retrieved 2019-09-24.
  7. ^ "John Phillips Vs. Kevin Holland Set For UFC Beijing ⋆ MMA TakeOver". MMA TakeOver. 2018-10-29. Retrieved 2019-04-05.
  8. ^ "John Phillips: Welshman loses to Kevin Holland at UFC Beijing". 2018-11-24. Retrieved 2019-04-05.
  9. ^ Lee, Alexander K. (2018-12-19). "Jack Marshman vs. John Phillips announced for UFC London". MMA Fighting. Retrieved 2018-12-19.
  10. ^ Staff (2019-03-15). "UFC London weigh-in results: Till vs. Masvidal set, one main card fighter misses weight". mmaweekly.com. Retrieved 2019-03-15.
  11. ^ "UFC London results: Jack Marshman takes unpopular split decision over John Phillips". MMA Junkie. 2019-03-16. Retrieved 2019-03-17.
  12. ^ Farah Hannoun (2019-07-16). "Alen Amedovski vs. John Phillips added to UFC on ESPN+ 18 in Copenhagen". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2019-07-16.
  13. ^ Head, Simon (October 3, 2019). "John Phillips hoping for new UFC deal after $50,000 KO in Copenhagen". MMA Junkie. Retrieved October 5, 2019.
  14. ^ DNA, MMA. "John Phillips treft ongeslagen nieuwkomer Dusko Todorovic tijdens UFC Londen". Retrieved 2019-12-13.
  15. ^ "UFC London's John Phillips vs. Dusko Todorovic added to Cage Warriors 113". MMA Junkie. 2020-03-16. Retrieved 2020-03-16.
  16. ^ Dave Doyle (2020-06-18). "UFC Fight Island: Welsh pair Brett Johns and John Phillips added to series". bbc.com. Retrieved 2020-06-18.
  17. ^ John Morgan (2020-07-08). "Dusko Todorovic out at UFC on ESPN 13; John Phillips needs new opponent". mmajunkie.usatoday.com. Retrieved 2020-07-08.
  18. ^ Nolan King and John Morgan (2020-07-08). "Khamzat Chimaev tapped as replacement to fight John Phillips at UFC on ESPN 13". mmajunkie.usatoday.com. Retrieved 2020-07-08.
  19. ^ Bitter, Shawn (2020-07-15). "UFC Fight Island 1 Results: Khamzat Chimaev Steamrolls John Phillips". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2020-07-16.
  20. ^ DNA, MMA (2020-08-24). "Zuid-Koreaanse teamgenoten krijgen nieuwe partijen toegewezen in oktober". MMA DNA. Retrieved 2020-08-24.
  21. ^ Doherty, Dan (2020-10-17). "UFC Fight Island 6 Results: Jun Yong Park Shuts Out John Phillips, Sets Record". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2020-10-17.
  22. ^ Martin, Adam (2020-11-13). "UFC begins roster purge by releasing three fighters including John Phillips". BjPenn.com. Retrieved 2020-11-13.
  23. ^ "Jesse Taylor: "I just spiraled out of control"". MMAjunkie. 2008-06-19. Retrieved 2017-10-14.

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