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Andre Soukhamthath

Andre Soukhamthath (Lao: ອານເດຣ ສຸຄຳທັດ, born October 23, 1988) is an American mixed martial artist currently competing in the bantamweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.[1]

Andre Soukhamthath
ອານເດຣ ສຸຄຳທັດ
BornAndre Soukhamthath
(1988-10-23) October 23, 1988 (age 30)
Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.
Other namesThe Asian Sensation
ResidenceWoonsocket, Rhode Island, U.S.
NationalityAmerican
Height5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight135 lb (61 kg; 9 st 9 lb)
DivisionBantamweight
Reach72 in (183 cm)
StanceOrthodox
Fighting out ofLake Worth, Florida, U.S.
TeamCombat Club
Years active2011-present
Mixed martial arts record
Total19
Wins13
By knockout8
By submission3
By decision2
Losses6
By decision6
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

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BackgroundEdit

Born and raised in Providence, Rhode Island, into an immigrant family of Laotian descent. Soukhamthath began competing in soccer as a youngster where he was a standout goalie.[1] He began training in mixed martial arts in 2009. He is the first Lao-American fighter signed to the UFC.[1]

Mixed martial arts careerEdit

Early careerEdit

Soukhamthath compiled an amateur record of 1-2 before making his professional debut in 2011. He competed on the regional scene, almost exclusively for CES MMA in his native state of Rhode Island.

He was the reigning CES MMA Bantamweight Champion when he was signed to the UFC in early 2017.[2]

Ultimate Fighting ChampionshipEdit

Soukhamthath made his promotional debut on March 4, 2017 against Albert Morales at UFC 209.[3] He lost the back-and-forth fight by split decision.[4]

Soukhamthath faced Alejandro Pérez on August 5, 2017 at UFC Fight Night 114.[5] He lost the fight by split decision.[6]

Soukhamthath replaced Bryan Caraway to take on Luke Sanders on December 9, 2017 at UFC Fight Night: Swanson vs. Ortega.[7] He won the fight via TKO in the second round to gain his first UFC win.[8]

On December 22, 2017 Soukhamthath announced to have signed a new, five-fight contract with UFC.[9]

Soukhamthath faced Sean O'Malley at UFC 222.[10] He lost the fight by unanimous decision.[11] Sean O'Malley injured his foot at the end of the third round. Soukhamthath was criticized for showing poor fight IQ and choosing to take O'Malley down to the ground and not capitalizing on O'Malley's injury. Joe Rogan said it was the single worst decision in UFC history. This fight earned him the Fight of the Night bonus.[12]

Soukhamthath faced Gavin Tucker on October 27, 2018 at UFC Fight Night 138.[13] However, Tucker pulled out of the fight in early October citing an undisclosed injury and was replaced by promotional newcomer Jonathan Martinez.[14] He won the fight via unanimous decision.[15]

Championships and accomplishmentsEdit

Mixed martial arts recordEdit

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 13–6 Jonathan Martinez Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Volkan vs. Smith October 27, 2018 3 5:00 Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada
Loss 12–6 Sean O'Malley Decision (unanimous) UFC 222 March 3, 2018 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Fight of the Night.
Win 12–5 Luke Sanders TKO (punches) UFC Fight Night: Swanson vs. Ortega December 9, 2017 2 1:06 Fresno, California, United States
Loss 11–5 Alejandro Pérez Decision (split) UFC Fight Night: Pettis vs. Moreno August 5, 2017 3 5:00 Mexico City, Mexico
Loss 11–4 Albert Morales Decision (split) UFC 209 March 4, 2017 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 11–3 Kin Moy TKO (knees and punches) CES MMA 37 August 12, 2016 2 2:32 Lincoln, Rhode Island, United States Defended the CES MMA Bantamweight Championship.
Win 10–3 Kody Nordby KO (flying knee) CES MMA 33 March 11, 2016 5 1:35 Lincoln, Rhode Island, United States Won the vacant CES MMA Bantamweight Championship;
Win 9–3 Carlos Galindo TKO (elbows) CES MMA 31 October 30, 2015 2 3:46 Lincoln, Rhode Island, United States
Loss 8–3 Brian Kelleher Decision (unanimous) CES MMA 28 March 13, 2015 1 3:38 Lincoln, Rhode Island, United States
Win 8–2 Tom English Submission (rear-naked choke) CES MMA 26 October 10, 2014 2 2:17 Lincoln, Rhode Island, United States Catchweight (138 lbs) bout.
Loss 7–2 Kin Moy Decision (unanimous) CES MMA 21 January 24, 2014 1 1:06 Lincoln, Rhode Island, United States Return to Bantamweight.
Win 7–1 Corey Simmons TKO (retirement) CES MMA 20 December 6, 2013 1 5:00 Lincoln, Rhode Island, United States Catchweight (140 lbs) bout.
Win 6–1 Billy Vaughn Submission (keylock) CES MMA: Rise or Fall October 4, 2013 1 3:39 Lincoln, Rhode Island, United States Featherweight debut.
Win 5–1 Blair Tugman Decision (unanimous) CES MMA: New Blood June 7, 2013 3 5:00 Lincoln, Rhode Island, United States
Win 4–1 Kurt Chase-Patrick TKO (punches) CES MMA: Undisputed 2 February 1, 2013 2 0:45 Lincoln, Rhode Island, United States
Win 3–1 Rob Costa TKO (doctor stoppage) CES MMA: Real Pain October 6, 2012 2 4:44 Providence, Rhode Island, United States
Win 2–1 Vinny Tisconie KO (punches) CES MMA: Proving Grounds June 15, 2012 1 2:06 Lincoln, Rhode Island, United States
Win 1–1 Gilvan Santos Submission (guillotine choke) CES MMA: Extreme Measures February 3, 2012 2 0:44 Lincoln, Rhode Island, United States
Loss 0–1 Robbie Slade Decision (majority) Cage Titans 6 September 10, 2011 3 5:00 Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States Bantamweight debut.

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See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Andre Soukhamthath". ufc.com. Retrieved 2017-05-31.
  2. ^ Zane Simon (2017-02-26). "Welcome to the UFC: Andre Soukhamthath". bloodyelbow.com. Retrieved 2017-02-26.
  3. ^ Tristen Critchfield (2017-02-23). "UFC 209 lineup finalized with addition of two new bouts". sherdog.com. Retrieved 2017-02-23.
  4. ^ Simon Samano (2017-03-04). "UFC 209 results: Albert Morales spoils Andre Soukhamthath's UFC debut with decision win". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2017-03-04.
  5. ^ Danny Segura (2017-06-29). "TUF Latin America 1 winner Alejandro Perez set to fight Andre Soukhamthath at UFC Fight Night 114". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2017-06-29.
  6. ^ "UFC Fight Night 114 results: Alejandro Perez rallies to beat Andre Soukhamthath by decision". MMAjunkie. 2017-08-06. Retrieved 2017-08-06.
  7. ^ DNA, MMA. "Andre Soukhamthath vervangt Bryan Caraway tegen Luke Sanders tijdens UFC Fresno". mmadna.nl. Retrieved 2017-11-22.
  8. ^ "UFC Fight Night 123 results: Andre Soukhamthath TKOs Luke Sanders in second for first UFC win". MMAjunkie. 2017-12-10. Retrieved 2017-12-10.
  9. ^ "After first UFC win, Andre Soukhamthath rewarded with new 5-fight contract". mmajunkie.com. 2017-12-22.
  10. ^ Sherdog.com. "Bantamweights Sean O'Malley, Andre Soukhamthath to Clash at UFC 222 in Las Vegas". Sherdog. Retrieved 2017-12-28.
  11. ^ "UFC 222 results: Sean O'Malley survives bad foot injury to top Andre Soukhamthath". MMAjunkie. 2018-03-04. Retrieved 2018-03-04.
  12. ^ "UFC 222 bonuses: Brian Ortega, Alexander Hernandez easy choices for $50,000". MMAjunkie. 2018-03-04. Retrieved 2018-03-04.
  13. ^ Marcel Dorff (2018-08-07). "Andre Soukhamthath meets Gavin Tucker during UFC Moncton". mmadna.nl. Retrieved 2018-08-07. (in Dutch)
  14. ^ Marcel Dorff (2018-10-10). "Jonathan Martinez replaces Gavin Tucker against Andre Soukhamthath during UFC Moncton". mmadna.nl. Retrieved 2018-10-10. (in Dutch)
  15. ^ "UFC Moncton results: Andre Soukhamthath gets nod over scrappy Jonathan Martinez". MMA Fighting. Retrieved 2018-10-28.
  16. ^ Sherdog.com. "Andre". Sherdog. Retrieved 2018-10-28.

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