Tom Duquesnoy

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Tom Duquesnoy
Born (1993-06-21) June 21, 1993 (age 29)
Lens, France
Other namesFire Kid
NationalityFrench
Height5 ft 7 in (1.70 m) [1]
Weight135 lb (61 kg; 9 st 9 lb)
Division Bantamweight (2016–2019)
Featherweight (2012–2015)
Fighting out of Paris, France
TeamJackson Wink MMA
Trainer Greg Jackson
Years active2012–2019
Mixed martial arts record
Total19
Wins16
By knockout8
By submission4
By decision4
Losses2
By submission1
By decision1
No contests1
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Tom Phillipe Duquesnoy [2] (born June 21, 1993, in Lens, Pas-de-Calais, France) is a retired French mixed martial artist. He is the former undisputed BAMMA Featherweight Champion and undisputed BAMMA Bantamweight Champion, and fought in the bantamweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). [3]

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He is known for his quick striking and dynamic style. In 2015, Duquesnoy was named the #1 featherweight prospect in the world and "one of the very best talents in all of MMA", [4] and was ranked the #1 prospect worldwide in all of MMA for both 2016 [5] and 2017. [6]

Early martial arts career

Tom Duquesnoy was born in Lens, France, and grew up there until he moved to Paris when he was 18. His grandparents had moved to Lens from Poland after World War II, hoping to find work in the city's coal mines. After the mines closed in the 1960s, the residents moved on to other pursuits. Duquesnoy's father encouraged him to learn martial arts to protect himself, and he began training in sambo at the age of 12. He eventually became interested in other forms of martial arts, including boxing, wrestling, and muay Thai. When he turned 18, his father offered to pay for a year of living and training in Paris, on the condition that Duquesnoy could prove he could make a career from fighting. Duquesnoy went on to have a successful amateur career, with a record of 7-1, and made his professional debut in February 2012. Despite suffering his only loss in February 2013, Duquesnoy has continued to fight and win in various combat sports. [7] [8]

Mixed martial arts career

Early career

After moving to Paris, Duquesnoy fought as an amateur and compiled a 7–1 record before turning professional in February 2012. [9]

Duquesnoy made his professional MMA debut in February 2012. Over the next five years he fought at various events across Europe and amassed a record of 14 wins, one loss and one No Contest.

Ultimate Fighting Championship

Duquesnoy made his promotional debut against Patrick Williams on April 16, 2017 at UFC on Fox 24. After nearly finishing Williams at the end of the first round, he won the fight via TKO in the opening minute of the second round. [10]

Duquesnoy faced Cody Stamann on October 7, 2017, at UFC 216. [11] He lost the fight by split decision. [12]

Duquesnoy faced Terrion Ware on March 17, 2018, at UFC Fight Night 127. [13] He won the fight by unanimous decision. [14]

Duquesnoy was scheduled to face Nathaniel Wood on December 29, 2018 at UFC 232. [15] However, Duquesnoy pulled out of the fight on November 12 citing a rib injury. [16]

On May 12, 2019 Duquesnoy announced his retirement from professional MMA competition. [17]

Personal life

Duquesnoy's moniker "Fire Kid" was coined for his explosive energy who has a very young appearance for a fighter. [18]

Championships and accomplishments

Mixed martial arts

Mixed martial arts record

Professional record breakdown
19 matches16 wins2 losses
By knockout80
By submission41
By decision41
No contests1
Res.RecordOpponentMethodEventDateRoundTimeLocationNotes
Win16–2 (1) Terrion Ware Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Werdum vs. Volkov March 17, 201835:00 London, England
Loss15–2 (1) Cody Stamann Decision (split) UFC 216 October 7, 201735:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win15–1 (1) Patrick Williams TKO (elbow and punch) UFC on Fox: Johnson vs. Reis April 15, 201720:28 Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Win14–1 (1)Alan PhilpottSubmission (rear-naked choke)BAMMA 27December 16, 201623:35 Dublin, IrelandDefended the BAMMA Bantamweight Championship.
Win13–1 (1)Shay WalshKO (elbow)BAMMA 25May 14, 201611:15 Birmingham, EnglandWon the BAMMA Bantamweight Championship.
Win12–1 (1)Damien RooneyKO (punch)BAMMA 24February 27, 201611:22 Dublin, IrelandBantamweight debut. BAMMA Bantamweight title eliminator.
Win11–1 (1) Brendan Loughnane Decision (split)BAMMA 22September 19, 201535:00 Dublin, IrelandDefended the BAMMA Featherweight Championship.
Win10–1 (1)Krzysztof KlaczekTKO (body kick and punches)BAMMA 18February 21, 201531:37 Wolverhampton, EnglandDefended the BAMMA Featherweight Championship.
NC9–1 (1)Ashleigh GrimshawNC (accidental groin kick)BAMMA 16September 13, 201410:11 Manchester, EnglandRetained the BAMMA Featherweight Championship.
Win9–1Teddy VioletSubmission (triangle choke)BAMMA 15April 5, 201421:29 London, EnglandWon the vacant BAMMA Featherweight Championship.
Win8–1James SavilleTKO (punches and elbows)BAMMA 14December 14, 201324:04 Birmingham, England
Win7–1Scott HuntTKO (punches)Killacam Promotions 6: MercenariesAugust 25, 201310:34 Margate, EnglandWon the Killacam Promotions Featherweight World Championship.
Win6–1Azdren ThaqiSubmission (guillotine choke)Belgium Beatdown 4April 13, 201320:19 Brussels, BelgiumWon the Belgium Beatdown 4 Man Featherweight Grand Prix.
Win5–1Evgeniy OdnorogDecision (unanimous)Belgium Beatdown 4April 13, 201335:00 Brussels, BelgiumBelgium Beatdown 4 Man Featherweight Grand Prix Semifinal.
Loss4–1 Makwan Amirkhani Technical Submission (D'Arce choke)Cage 21: Turku 2February 2, 201312:30 Turku, Finland
Win4–0Andrew ElliottSubmission (guillotine choke)Killacam Promotions 5: ApocalypseDecember 8, 201210:35 Margate, England
Win3–0Mickael IgnaczakTKO (punches)Hard Fighting Championship 5June 23, 201222:00 Bruchsal, Germany
Win2–0Manuel ColletDecision (unanimous)Shooto Belgium: International MMA OpenMay 6, 201225:00 Charleroi, Belgium
Win1–0Aboubacar AskabovTKO (punches)HFC: ContenderFebruary 11, 201214:15 Bruchsal, Germany

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