|Born||26 September 1991|
|Height||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Weight||185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)|
|Division|| Light Heavyweight |
|Reach||73 in (185 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Birmingham, England|
|Team||Fearless MMA (until 2016) |
Team Renegade BJJ & MMA (2016–present)
Tristar Gym (2013–2016)
|Rank||Black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under Chiu Kwong Man|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Tom Breese (born 26 September 1991) is an English mixed martial artist who competes in the Middleweight division of Konfrontacja Sztuk Walki (KSW). A professional competitor since 2010, he formerly competed for the Ultimate Fighting Championship and BAMMA. He is currently ranked #3 in the KSW Middleweight rankings.
Born in Birmingham to a Welsh father and an English mother, Breese began training MMA at the age of 16.[ citation needed ] After the high school, Breese attended university only to drop out later in order to pursue a career in mixed martial arts. A successful wrestler and jiu-jitsu competitor, he won a junior national freestyle wrestling championship, as well as a second-place finish at the IBJJF world championships when he was a purple belt.
Breese compiled an amateur record of 3–0–1 before successfully making his professional debut for BAMMA in 2010.[ citation needed ]
Breese fought exclusively in his native England and amassed an undefeated record of 7–0 with all but one win coming by way of submission before joining the Ultimate Fighting Championship in 2015.
Breese made his promotional debut against Luiz Dutra Jr. on 30 May 2015 at UFC Fight Night 67.Breese won the fight via TKO in the first round after dropping his opponent with a straight left and following up with ground and pound.
Breese faced Cathal Pendred on 24 October 2015 at UFC Fight Night 76.Breese dominated the fight with striking exchanges en route to another TKO victory in the first round. In similar fashion to his UFC debut, Breese dropped his opponent with a straight left and followed up with ground and pound to earn the TKO victory. The win also earned him his first Performance of the Night bonus award.
Breese faced Keita Nakamura on 27 February 2016 at UFC Fight Night 84.He won the fight via unanimous decision.
Breese faced Sean Strickland on 4 June 2016 at UFC 199.He lost the fight via split decision, marking the first loss in Breese's career.
Breese was expected to face Oluwale Bamgbose on 18 March 2017 at UFC Fight Night 107.However, on the day of the event, Breese was deemed unfit to compete and the bout was cancelled.
Breese faced Dan Kelly on 27 May 2018 at UFC Fight Night 130.He won the fight via technical knockout in round one. This win earned him the Performance of the Night award.
Breese was expected to face Cezar Ferreira on 17 November 2018 at UFC Fight Night 140.However, it was reported on 9 November 2018 that Breese pulled out of the event due to injury and was replaced by Ian Heinisch.
Breese was expected to face Alessio Di Chirico on 16 March 2019 at UFC Fight Night 147.However, Di Chirico pulled out of the fight in early January citing an undisclosed injury and subsequent surgery. He was replaced by Cezar Ferreira. However, on 1 February 2019 Ferreira withdrew from the fight, citing a knee injury, and was replaced by Ian Heinisch. In turn, Breese withdrew from the fight against Heinisch due to health concerns.
Breese faced Brendan Allen on 29 February 2020 at UFC Fight Night 169.He lost the fight via TKO in the first round.
Breese was scheduled to meet Roman Kopylov on 4 October 2020. at UFC on ESPN: Holm vs. Aldana.However, Kopylov was removed from the bout for undisclosed reason and he was replaced by KB Bhullar. The fight took place a week later at UFC Fight Night: Moraes vs. Sandhagen. Breese won the fight via technical knockout in round one. This win earned him the Performance of the Night award.
Breese was expected to face Omari Akhmedov on 16 January 2021 at UFC on ABC 1.During fight week, the UFC opted to move the bout to UFC on ESPN: Chiesa vs. Magny. He lost the bout via second round arm triangle submission.
Breese was scheduled to face Antônio Arroyo on 5 June 2021 at UFC Fight Night: Rozenstruik vs. Sakai.However, the fight would be cancelled a few hours before it was to take place due to medical issues suffered by Breese.
After the pull out from his last bout, Breese was released from the UFC and signed a multi-fight deal with Levels Fight League.Breese made his debut against David Ramirez at LFL 4 on 13 March 2022. He won the fight by submission due to rear naked choke at 1:46 of the second round, winning the LFL Middleweight title in the process.
Breese defended his title against Ahmed Sami at Levels Fight League 5 on 26 June 2022.He won the bout and kept the title, submitting Sami in the second round via guillotine choke.
Breese made his KSW debut against Damian Janikowski on 10 September 2022, at KSW 74, controversially winning via guillotine choke in the second round, with the bout being stopped after the ref thought that Janikowski tapped when he said he didn't.
In his sophomore performance, Breese faced Paweł Pawlak on 12 November 2022, at KSW 76: Parnasse vs. Rajewski, losing the bout via ground and pound TKO in the first round.
Breese faced Bartosz Leśko on 17 March 2023, at KSW 80: Ruchała vs. Eskiev, submitting him via rear-naked choke in the first round.
After the stint in KSW, Breese returned to the Levels Fight League, challenging the reigning LFL Light Heavyweight champion Jarosław Lech at LFL 9 on 9 July 2023.Breese became an LFL double champion by submitting Lech in the first round.
|21 matches||17 wins||4 losses|
|Win||17–4||Jarosław Lech||Submission (triangle choke)||Levels Fight League 4||9 July 2023||1||2:42||Amsterdam, The Netherlands||Won the LFL Light Heavyweight Championship.|
|Win||16–4||Bartosz Leśko||Submission (rear-naked choke)||KSW 80: Ruchała vs. Eskiev||17 March 2023||1||2:45||Lubin, Poland||Submission of the Night.|
|Loss||15–4||Paweł Pawlak||TKO (elbow and punches)||KSW 76: Parnasse vs. Rajewski||12 November 2022||1||3:54||Grodzisk Mazowiecki, Poland|
|Win||15–3||Damian Janikowski||Submission (guillotine choke)||KSW 74: De Fries vs. Prasel||10 September 2022||2||1:53||Ostrów Wielkopolski, Poland|
|Win||14–3||Ahmed Sami||Submission (guillotine choke)||Levels Fight League 5||26 June 2022||2||1:52||Amsterdam, The Netherlands||Defended the LFL Middleweight Championship.|
|Win||13–3||David Ramires||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Levels Fight League 4||13 March 2022||2||1:46||Amsterdam, The Netherlands||Won the vacant LFL Middleweight Championship.|
|Loss||12–3||Omari Akhmedov||Submission (arm-triangle choke)||UFC on ESPN: Chiesa vs. Magny||20 January 2021||2||1:41||Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates|
|Win||12–2||KB Bhullar||TKO (punches)||UFC Fight Night: Moraes vs. Sandhagen||11 October 2020||1||1:43||Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates||Performance of the Night.|
|Loss||11–2||Brendan Allen||TKO (elbows and punches)||UFC Fight Night: Benavidez vs. Figueiredo||29 February 2020||1||4:47||Norfolk, Virginia, United States|
|Win||11–1||Dan Kelly||TKO (punches)||UFC Fight Night: Thompson vs. Till||27 May 2018||1||3:33||Liverpool, England||Middleweight debut. Performance of the Night.|
|Loss||10–1||Sean Strickland||Decision (split)||UFC 199||4 June 2016||3||5:00||Inglewood, California, United States|
|Win||10–0||Keita Nakamura||Decision (unanimous)||UFC Fight Night: Silva vs. Bisping||27 February 2016||3||5:00||London, England|
|Win||9–0||Cathal Pendred||TKO (punches)||UFC Fight Night: Holohan vs. Smolka||24 October 2015||1||4:37||Dublin, Ireland||Performance of the Night.|
|Win||8–0||Luiz Dutra Jr.||TKO (punches)||UFC Fight Night: Condit vs. Alves||30 May 2015||1||4:58||Goiânia, Brazil|
|Win||7–0||Thibaud Larchet||Submission (rear-naked choke)||CWFC 74||15 November 2014||3||4:57||London, England|
|Win||6–0||Warren Kee||Submission (rear-naked choke)||BAMMA 11||1 December 2012||1||3:06||Birmingham, England||Won the BAMMA Welterweight Championship.|
|Win||5–0||Jack Magee||Submission (triangle choke)||BAMMA 10||15 September 2012||1||3:19||London, England|
|Win||4–0||Mark Tucker||TKO (knee to the body)||BAMMA 9||24 March 2012||2||1:40||Birmingham, England|
|Win||3–0||Qasim Shafiq||Submission (triangle choke)||BAMMA 8||10 December 2011||1||4:20||Nottingham, England|
|Win||2–0||Lee Taylor||Submission (rear-naked choke)||BAMMA 7||10 September 2011||1||2:26||Birmingham, England|
|Win||1–0||Shahid Hussain||Submission (rear-naked choke)||BAMMA 4||25 September 2010||2||2:57||Birmingham, England|
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