Tor Troéng

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Tor Troéng
Born (1983-01-25) January 25, 1983 (age 36)
Umeå, Sweden
Other namesThe Hammer
Nationality Swedish
Height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight185 lb (84 kg; 13.2 st)
Division Middleweight
Reach77 12 in (197 cm)
Style Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Stance Orthodox
Fighting out of Umeå, Sweden
TeamAllstars Training Center
Alliance MMA
Renyi Fight Camp
Years active2005 – 2014
Mixed martial arts record
Total24
Wins16
By knockout6
By submission6
By decision4
Losses7
By submission2
By decision5
Draws1
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Tor Troéng (born January 25, 1983) is a retired Swedish mixed martial artist previously fighting as a Middleweight for the Ultimate Fighting Championship. [1] He was a member FX's The Ultimate Fighter: Team Jones vs. Team Sonnen.

Sweden constitutional monarchy in Northern Europe

Sweden, officially the Kingdom of Sweden, is a Scandinavian Nordic country in Northern Europe. It borders Norway to the west and north and Finland to the east, and is connected to Denmark in the southwest by a bridge-tunnel across the Öresund, a strait at the Swedish-Danish border. At 450,295 square kilometres (173,860 sq mi), Sweden is the largest country in Northern Europe, the third-largest country in the European Union and the fifth largest country in Europe by area. Sweden has a total population of 10.2 million of which 2.5 million has a foreign background. It has a low population density of 22 inhabitants per square kilometre (57/sq mi). The highest concentration is in the southern half of the country.

Mixed martial arts full contact combat sport

Mixed martial arts (MMA) is a full-contact combat sport that allows striking and grappling, both standing and on the ground, using techniques from various combat sports and martial arts. The first documented use of the term mixed martial arts was in a review of UFC 1 by television critic Howard Rosenberg in 1993. The term gained popularity when newfullcontact.com, then one of the largest websites covering the sport, hosted and republished the article. The question of who actually coined the term is subject to debate.

The middleweight division in mixed martial arts refers to different weight classes:

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Early life

Troéng started to train martials arts in his hometown of Umeå, Sweden at the age of 9, starting doing MMA when he was 16. Troéng went to Umeå University, where he earned a master's degree in Engineering Physics. [2]

Umeå Place in Västerbotten, Sweden

Umeå is a city in north east Sweden. It is the seat of Umeå Municipality and the capital of Västerbotten County. The city is located on the Ume River.

Umeå University University in Sweden

Umeå University is a university in Umeå in the mid-northern region of Sweden. The university was founded in 1965 and is the fifth oldest within Sweden's present borders.

Mixed martial arts career

Early career

After going 6 amateur-fights 2001-2004, Troéng started doing MMA as a professional in 2005 mostly fighting in smaller promotions in Sweden and other parts of Europe. Since Troéng didn’t have a manager at the time, he accepted every fight that he was offered, even against opponents that was considered to be way above him in the ranks, which was leading to him being an underdog in a lot of his fights. Despite all this, by 2012 he had racked up a record of 15-4-1 (11-1-1 in his last 13 fights) with a victory over UFC veteran Mark Weir and fights against notable opponents like Mamed Khalidov, Lucio Linhares, former UFC title challenger Thales Leites and Pride veteran Daniel Acácio. [3] Troéng is considered one of the best middleweight mixed martial artists to come out of Sweden and Scandinavia.

Ultimate Fighting Championship Mixed martial arts promoter based in Las Vegas

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Mark Anthony Weir is an English mixed martial artist usually fighting in the middleweight division at 185 lbs. He has fought in the UFC, the WEC, PRIDE, Cage Rage, UCMMA, Pancrase, and BodogFIGHT. He is the former Cage Rage British Middleweight Champion.

Mamed Khalidov Russian mixed martial arts fighter

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The Ultimate Fighter

In January 2013, it was announced that Troéng was selected for The Ultimate Fighter: Team Jones vs. Team Sonnen. [4] To get into the TUF house, Troéng defeated Scott Rosa by Submission (rear naked choke). During the choosing of teams, he was the fourth pick of Chael Sonnen for Team Sonnen and seventh overall. [5]
He faced Josh Samman in the preliminary round. He lost the fight by KO. [6]

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Josh Samman American mixed martial arts fighter

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Ultimate Fighting Championship

Troéng made his UFC debut against castmate Adam Cella on April 6, 2013 at UFC on Fuel TV 9. [7] [8] He won the fight via submission due to a rear naked choke in the first round. [9] [10]

Adam Cella is an American mixed martial artist. He currently competes in Bellator's welterweight division. He has previously competed at middleweight as well.

Troéng fought Rafael Natal on September 4, 2013 at UFC Fight Night: Teixeira vs. Bader. [11] Early in the second round Troeng was knocked down by a huge right hand followed up by some ground and pound from Natal, but was able to survive and recover from it. He lost by unanimous decision. [12] The performance earned him Fight of the Night honors along with Natal. [13]

Rafael Natal Diniz Franca is a retired Brazilian mixed martial artist who competed in the middleweight division of the UFC. A professional MMA competitor since 2005, Natal mostly fought in the Ring of Combat promotion before joining the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

UFC Fight Night: Teixeira vs. Bader UFC mixed martial arts event in 2013

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Troéng was expected to face TUF 17 castmate Robert McDaniel on March 15, 2014 at UFC 171. [14] But he was later forced to withdraw from the bout due to a shoulder injury and was replaced by Sean Strickland. [15] [16]

Troéng faced Trevor Smith on July 19, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 46. [17] He lost the fight by unanimous decision.

Troéng faced Krzysztof Jotko on October 4, 2014 at UFC Fight Night: Nelson vs. Story. [18] He lost the fight by unanimous decision.

After his loss to Jotko, Troéng retired from MMA competition. [19]

Personal life

Troéng has a master's degree in Engineering physics and he is still working part-time doing research in mathematics, at the University of Umeå. [20]

After retiring from his own fighting career, Troéng has since taken the role as a fight promoter. In doing so he has brought back the Swedish organisation Battle of Botnia, which he fought for himself in 2009 and 2011, and which had been inactive for about four years. The first event under the organisation's new promotion, and the fifth in total count, took place on November 28, 2015 at Battle of Botnia 2015, in Troéng's hometown of Umeå. The event was headlined by Troéng's former training partner, UFC veteran Niklas Bäckström, and the card did also feature up and coming fighters from Troéng's own gym, Renyi Fight Camp. [21]

Championships and accomplishments

Mixed martial arts

Mixed martial arts record

Res.RecordOpponentMethodEventDateRoundTimeLocationNotes
Loss16–7–1 Krzysztof Jotko Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Nelson vs. Story October 4, 201435:00 Stockholm, Sweden
Loss16–6–1 Trevor Smith Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: McGregor vs. Brandao 19 July 201435:00 Dublin, Ireland
Loss16–5–1 Rafael Natal Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Teixeira vs. Bader 4 September 201335:00 Belo Horizonte, BrazilFight of the Night
Win16–4–1 Adam Cella Submission (rear-naked choke) UFC on Fuel TV: Mousasi vs. Latifi 6 April 201313:11 Stockholm, Sweden
Win15–4–1 Mats Nilsson Decision (unanimous)The Zone FC 106 May 201235:00 Gothenburg, Sweden
Win14–4–1Andre ReindersKO (punch)Gladiator Championship Fighting 7 - Redemption3 December 201113:17 Prague, Czech Republic
Win13–4–1Tomas KuzelaSubmission (rear-naked choke)Battle of Botnia 424 September 201124:05 Umeå, Sweden
Win12–4–1Robert JoczDecision (unanimous)Superior Challenge 730 April 201135:00 Stockholm, Sweden
Loss11–4–1 Thales Leites Submission (rear-naked choke)Superior Challenge 629 October 201023:33 Stockholm, Sweden
Win11–3–1Rafael SilvaSubmission (triangle choke)Superior Challenge 51 May 201032:44 Stockholm, Sweden
Win10–3–1Matt ThorpeSubmission (kimura)Battle of Botnia 212 December 200914:02 Umeå, Sweden
Win9–3–1 Mark Weir Submission (triangle choke)Superior Challenge 431 October 200932:05 Stockholm, Sweden
Win8–3–1Bruno SilvaTKO (punches)Battle of Botnia2 May 200911:24 Umeå, Sweden
Draw7–3–1Mikko SuvantoDrawFinnFight 106 December 200835:00 Turku, Finland
Win7–3Nic OseiTKO (punches)Rumble of The Kings31 October 200821.11 Luleå, Sweden
Win6–3Jacek BuczkoSubmission (rear-naked choke)Baltic Storm 320 April 200822:10 Gdańsk, Poland
Win5–3Rodney MooreDecision (unanimous)Superior Challenge 15 April 200835:00 Stockholm, Sweden
Loss4–3 Daniel Acacio DecisionFight Festival 2315 March 200835:00 Helsinki, Finland
Win4–2Fatih BalciTKO (doctor stoppage)The Zone FC 19 February 200812:19 Stockholm, Sweden
Loss3–2Lucio LinharesDecision (split)Shooto Finland – Chicago Collision 317 November 200725:00 Lahti, Finland
Loss3–1 Mamed Khalidov Submission (triangle choke)Full Contact Prestige 3 – Khalidov vs. Troeng25 February 200714:47 Poznań, Poland
Win3–0Fernando SoaresTKO (strikes)European Vale Tudo 7 - Rebels21 October 200611:47 Stockholm, Sweden
Win2–0Matti MakelaDecision (unanimous)Shooto Sweden - Tantogarden3 September 200625:00 Stockholm, Sweden
Win1–0Muhammed MisagiTKO (punches)Cage Challenge 12 April 200522:10 Gothenburg, Sweden

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