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Mike Wilkinson (born 15 September 1987) is an English mixed martial artist who most recently competed in the Featherweight division of Absolute Championship Berkut. A professional competitor since 2009, he has also competed for the UFC, and was a competitor on The Ultimate Fighter: The Smashes.

Mike Wilkinson
Born (1987-09-15) 15 September 1987 (age 31)
Other namesThe Warrior
Height5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Weight145 lb (66 kg; 10.4 st)
Fighting out ofLeigh, Wigan, England
TeamAtherton Submission Wrestling
Years active2009 – present
Mixed martial arts record
By knockout3
By submission4
By decision2
By knockout1
By submission1
By decision2
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog
last updated on: November 25, 2013

Mixed martial arts careerEdit

The Ultimate FighterEdit

In September 2012 it was announced that Wilkinson was selected for The Ultimate Fighter: The Smashes.

Wilkinson had his first fight against Grant Blackler of the Australian team. Wilkinson defeated Blackler in the first round via submission. Leading up to his next fight in the tournament, which was set to be against Colin Fletcher, Wilkinson was injured in training and was replaced by Australian Richie Vaculik. Wilkinson was still given a chance to earn a UFC contract at the Finale.

Ultimate Fighting ChampionshipEdit

Despite getting injured leading up to his second fight on The Ultimate Fighter: The Smashes, Wilkinson was given a fight in the UFC. He faced Brendan Loughnane at UFC on FX 6. Wilkinson was victorious via unanimous decision.

Wilkinson next fought Rony Jason at UFC on Fuel TV 10.[1] Jason defeated Wilkinson by technical submission due to a triangle choke in the first round, giving Wilkinson his first professional MMA loss.

After more than a year out of action, Wilkinson returned to the octagon on 4 October 2014 at UFC Fight Night: Nelson vs. Story and fought Niklas Bäckström.[2] Wilkinson won the fight via KO due to punches in the first round. The win also earned him his first Performance of the Night bonus award.[3]

Wilkinson was expected to face Alan Omer on 20 June 2015 at UFC Fight Night 69.[4] However, Wilkinson suffered a shoulder injury and was removed from the card.[5]

Wilkinson faced Makwan Amirkhani on 27 February 2016 at UFC Fight Night 84.[6] He lost the fight by unanimous decision and was subsequently released from the promotion.[7]

Absolute Championship BerkutEdit

Wilkinson faced Soso Nizharadze on 15 July 2015 at ACB 41. He lost the fight via unanimous decision.

Wilkinson faced Brendan Loughnane on 11 March 2017 at ACB 53. He lost the fight via TKO in the first round.

Championships and accomplishmentsEdit

Mixed martial arts recordEdit

Professional record breakdown
13 matches 9 wins 4 losses
By knockout 3 1
By submission 4 1
By decision 2 2
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 9–4 Brendan Loughnane KO (knee and punches) ACB 54: Supersonic 11 March 2017 1 2:30 Manchester, England
Loss 9–3 Soso Nizharadze Decision (unanimous) ACB 41: The Path to Triumph 15 July 2016 3 5:00 Sochi, Russia
Loss 9–2 Makwan Amirkhani Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Silva vs. Bisping 27 February 2016 3 5:00 London, England
Win 9–1 Niklas Bäckström KO (punches) UFC Fight Night: Nelson vs. Story 4 October 2014 1 1:19 Stockholm, Sweden Performance of the Night.
Loss 8–1 Rony Jason Technical Submission (triangle choke) UFC on Fuel TV: Nogueira vs. Werdum 8 June 2013 1 1:24 Fortaleza, Brazil Featherweight debut.
Win 8–0 Brendan Loughnane Decision (unanimous) UFC on FX: Sotiropoulos vs. Pearson 15 December 2012 3 5:00 Gold Coast, Australia
Win 7–0 Brian Moore Decision (unanimous) OMMAC 12: Bad Vibes 12 November 2011 3 5:00 Liverpool, England
Win 6–0 Artem Lobov TKO (punches) Raw 1: Enter Colosseum 11 September 2011 2 3:52 Liverpool, England
Win 5–0 Uche Ihiekwe TKO (punches) OMMAC 9: Enemies 5 March 2011 1 4:13 Liverpool, England
Win 4–0 Craig Allen Submission (rear-naked choke) Fight Stars 7 14 November 2010 1 N/A Rotherham, England
Win 3–0 Ali Maclean Submission (rear-naked choke) OMMAC 5: Showdown 5 June 2010 2 1:32 Liverpool, England
Win 2–0 Neil Spring Submission (rear-naked choke) OMMAC 4: Victorious 6 March 2010 1 3:42 Liverpool, England
Win 1–0 Tom Clarke Submission (armbar) OMMAC 1: Assassins 8 August 2009 1 4:18 Liverpool, England

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Mike Bohn (2013-03-16). "Rony Jason vs. Mike Wilkinson added to UFC on FUEL TV 10 in Brazil". Retrieved 2013-03-16.
  2. ^ Staff (2014-07-25). "Niklas Backstrom vs. Mike Wilkinson booked for UFC Fight Night 53 in Stockholm". Retrieved 2014-07-25.
  3. ^ Kevin Thang (2014-10-04). "UFC Fight Night 53 Bonuses: Max Holloway and Mike Wilkinson Awarded POTN". Retrieved 2014-10-04.
  4. ^ Staff (2015-04-15). "Alan Omer vs. Mike Wilkinson added to UFC Fight Night 69 in Germany". Retrieved 2015-04-15.
  5. ^ Mookie Alexander (2015-06-13). "Uriah Hall, Mike Wilkinson forced out of UFC Fight Night in Berlin". Retrieved 2015-06-14.
  6. ^ Staff (1 December 2015). "Michael Bisping vs. Gegard Mousasi set for UFC Fight Night 83 in London". Retrieved 1 December 2015.
  7. ^ Steven Marrocco (2016-02-27). "UFC Fight Night 84 results: Makwan Amirkhani bests rival Mike Wilkinson". Retrieved 2016-02-27.

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