|Born||January 25, 1983|
|Other names||The Hammer|
|Height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight||185 lb (84 kg; 13.2 st)|
|Reach||77 1⁄2 in (197 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Umeå, Sweden|
|Team||Allstars Training Center |
Renyi Fight Camp
|Years active||2005 – 2014|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|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.He was a member FX's The Ultimate Fighter: Team Jones vs. Team Sonnen.
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.
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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.
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 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.
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.Troéng is considered one of the best middleweight mixed martial artists to come out of Sweden and Scandinavia.
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In January 2013, it was announced that Troéng was selected for The Ultimate Fighter: Team Jones vs. Team Sonnen.
He faced Josh Samman in the preliminary round. He lost the fight by KO.
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Troéng fought Rafael Natal on September 4, 2013 at UFC Fight Night: Teixeira vs. Bader.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. The performance earned him Fight of the Night honors along with Natal.
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Troéng was expected to face TUF 17 castmate Robert McDaniel on March 15, 2014 at UFC 171.But he was later forced to withdraw from the bout due to a shoulder injury and was replaced by Sean Strickland.
Troéng faced Trevor Smith on July 19, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 46.He lost the fight by unanimous decision.
Troéng faced Krzysztof Jotko on October 4, 2014 at UFC Fight Night: Nelson vs. Story.He lost the fight by unanimous decision.
After his loss to Jotko, Troéng retired from MMA competition.
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.
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.
|Professional record breakdown|
|24 matches||16 wins||7 losses|
|Loss||16–7–1||Krzysztof Jotko||Decision (unanimous)||UFC Fight Night: Nelson vs. Story||October 4, 2014||3||5:00||Stockholm, Sweden|
|Loss||16–6–1||Trevor Smith||Decision (unanimous)||UFC Fight Night: McGregor vs. Brandao||19 July 2014||3||5:00||Dublin, Ireland|
|Loss||16–5–1||Rafael Natal||Decision (unanimous)||UFC Fight Night: Teixeira vs. Bader||4 September 2013||3||5:00||Belo Horizonte, Brazil||Fight of the Night|
|Win||16–4–1||Adam Cella||Submission (rear-naked choke)||UFC on Fuel TV: Mousasi vs. Latifi||6 April 2013||1||3:11||Stockholm, Sweden|
|Win||15–4–1||Mats Nilsson||Decision (unanimous)||The Zone FC 10||6 May 2012||3||5:00||Gothenburg, Sweden|
|Win||14–4–1||Andre Reinders||KO (punch)||Gladiator Championship Fighting 7 - Redemption||3 December 2011||1||3:17||Prague, Czech Republic|
|Win||13–4–1||Tomas Kuzela||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Battle of Botnia 4||24 September 2011||2||4:05||Umeå, Sweden|
|Win||12–4–1||Robert Jocz||Decision (unanimous)||Superior Challenge 7||30 April 2011||3||5:00||Stockholm, Sweden|
|Loss||11–4–1||Thales Leites||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Superior Challenge 6||29 October 2010||2||3:33||Stockholm, Sweden|
|Win||11–3–1||Rafael Silva||Submission (triangle choke)||Superior Challenge 5||1 May 2010||3||2:44||Stockholm, Sweden|
|Win||10–3–1||Matt Thorpe||Submission (kimura)||Battle of Botnia 2||12 December 2009||1||4:02||Umeå, Sweden|
|Win||9–3–1||Mark Weir||Submission (triangle choke)||Superior Challenge 4||31 October 2009||3||2:05||Stockholm, Sweden|
|Win||8–3–1||Bruno Silva||TKO (punches)||Battle of Botnia||2 May 2009||1||1:24||Umeå, Sweden|
|Draw||7–3–1||Mikko Suvanto||Draw||FinnFight 10||6 December 2008||3||5:00||Turku, Finland|
|Win||7–3||Nic Osei||TKO (punches)||Rumble of The Kings||31 October 2008||2||1.11||Luleå, Sweden|
|Win||6–3||Jacek Buczko||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Baltic Storm 3||20 April 2008||2||2:10||Gdańsk, Poland|
|Win||5–3||Rodney Moore||Decision (unanimous)||Superior Challenge 1||5 April 2008||3||5:00||Stockholm, Sweden|
|Loss||4–3||Daniel Acacio||Decision||Fight Festival 23||15 March 2008||3||5:00||Helsinki, Finland|
|Win||4–2||Fatih Balci||TKO (doctor stoppage)||The Zone FC 1||9 February 2008||1||2:19||Stockholm, Sweden|
|Loss||3–2||Lucio Linhares||Decision (split)||Shooto Finland – Chicago Collision 3||17 November 2007||2||5:00||Lahti, Finland|
|Loss||3–1||Mamed Khalidov||Submission (triangle choke)||Full Contact Prestige 3 – Khalidov vs. Troeng||25 February 2007||1||4:47||Poznań, Poland|
|Win||3–0||Fernando Soares||TKO (strikes)||European Vale Tudo 7 - Rebels||21 October 2006||1||1:47||Stockholm, Sweden|
|Win||2–0||Matti Makela||Decision (unanimous)||Shooto Sweden - Tantogarden||3 September 2006||2||5:00||Stockholm, Sweden|
|Win||1–0||Muhammed Misagi||TKO (punches)||Cage Challenge 1||2 April 2005||2||2:10||Gothenburg, Sweden|
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