Nick Thompson (fighter)
Nicholas Delton Thompson (born June 23, 1981) is a retired American mixed martial artist. He retired with a professional mixed martial arts record of 38–14–1. He has fought professionally for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), Strikeforce, Bellator Fighting Championships, and Bodog Fight. He is the former Bodog Fight Welterweight Champion and holds wins over Eddie Alvarez, Josh Neer, Paul Daley, Mark Weir and Chris Wilson.
|Born||June 23, 1981|
Newport News, Virginia, United States
|Other names||The Goat|
|Height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Weight||170 lb (77 kg; 12 st)|
|Fighting out of||Brooklyn Park, Minnesota|
|Team||Minnesota Martial Arts Academy|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
While attending college, Nick wrestled at the University of Wisconsin from 2000–2002. He then began training with coach Dave Strasser at Dave Strasser’s Freestyle Academy in Kenosha, Wisconsin. While there, he trained with manager Pat O'Malley, Ron Faircloth, Nick Agallar, and Brian Geraghty. In 2005, Nick moved to attend the University of Minnesota Law School. He began training under coach Greg Nelson at Minnesota Martial Arts Academy. Nelson is closely affiliated with Erik Paulson, founder of Combat Submission Wrestling. While there, Nick trained with fighters Sean Sherk, Brock Lesnar, Brock Larson, Nik Lentz, Derrick Noble, Paul Bradley, and Kaitlin Young.
Mixed martial arts careerEdit
Following his fights in the UFC, and after three warm-up fights with smaller organizations, Thompson signed with Bodog Fight, a former MMA organisation. After cutting through three Bodog opponents, Thompson was offered his title fight with Eddie Alvarez, a previously undefeated fighter. After winning his fight against Alvarez on April 14, 2007, Thompson has since defended his title twice.
World Victory RoadEdit
Nick's final title defense against John Troyer was the last fight on his contract with Bodog. Rumors of his intent to sign with World Victory Road were confirmed with his addition to the organization's March 3, 2008 inaugural Sengoku show. Nick was scheduled to face Fabricio Monteiro in his debut. He won this debut against Monteiro via three-round unanimous decision.
Nick fought Jake Shields on July 26, 2008 for the newly created EliteXC Welterweight title, losing via submission in the first round.
On February 25, 2009 in a radio interview, Thompson confirmed that he has signed on with California-based Mixed Martial Arts promotion Strikeforce. Thomson stated in his interview that he could be fighting as early as April 11, 2009.
Nick signed a multi-fight deal with upstart, Ohio and Florida based promotion, Shine Fights. Before even making his debut, he was requested to a new deal.
Nick was supposed to fight Siyar Bahadurzada at Ultimate Glory 12 on Oct. 16th, 2010 in Amsterdam, Netherlands, but had to pull out at the last minute due to an injury. He was replaced by Derrick Noble.
Thompson is a practicing lawyer and is now an associate at Nichols Kaster Attorneys at Law.
On 17 November 2009, he was confirmed on the roster of EA Sports MMA.
Mixed martial arts recordEdit
|Professional record breakdown|
|53 matches||38 wins||14 losses|
|Loss||38–14–1||Ben Askren||Decision (unanimous)||Bellator 40||April 9, 2011||3||5:00||Newkirk, Oklahoma, United States|
|Loss||38–13–1||Taisuke Okuno||KO (punch)||World Victory Road Presents: Sengoku Raiden Championships 14||August 22, 2010||3||0:27||Saitama, Japan|
|Loss||38–12–1||Dan Hornbuckle||TKO (punches)||World Victory Road Presents: Sengoku 10||September 23, 2009||2||1:30||Saitama, Japan|
|Loss||38–11–1||Tim Kennedy||Submission (punches)||Strikeforce Challengers: Villasenor vs. Cyborg||June 19, 2009||2||2:37||Kent, Washington, United States||Middleweight bout.|
|Win||38–10–1||Paul Daley||Decision (unanimous)||MFC 20||February 20, 2009||3||5:00||Edmonton, Alberta, Canada|
|Win||37–10–1||Travis McCullough||Submission (punches)||MT 18||January 17, 2009||1||2:38||Madison, Wisconsin, United States|
|Loss||36–10–1||Jake Shields||Submission (guillotine choke)||EliteXC: Unfinished Business||July 26, 2008||1||1:03||Stockton, California, United States||For the EliteXC Welterweight Championship.|
|Win||36–9–1||Michael Costa||Submission (kimura)||World Victory Road Presents: Sengoku 3||June 8, 2008||2||4:13||Saitama, Japan|
|Win||35–9–1||Fabricio Monteiro||Decision (unanimous)||World Victory Road Presents: Sengoku First Battle||March 5, 2008||3||5:00||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||34–9–1||John Troyer||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Bodog Fight: Thompson vs. Troyer||February 1, 2008||1||3:46||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||Defended the Bodog Fight Welterweight Championship.|
|Win||33–9–1||Mark Weir||TKO (punches)||Bodog Fight: Vancouver||August 24, 2007||1||4:01||Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada|
|Win||32–9–1||Eddie Alvarez||TKO (punches)||Bodog Fight: Clash of the Nations||April 14, 2007||2||4:32||St. Petersburg, Russia||Won the Bodog Fight Welterweight Championship.|
|Win||31–9–1||Dustin Denes||TKO (punches)||Bodog Fight: Costa Rica||February 18, 2007||1||1:27||Costa Rica|
|Win||30–9–1||Ansar Chalangov||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Bodog Fight: USA vs Russia||December 2, 2006||1||4:59||St. Petersburg, Russia|
|Win||29–9–1||Joe Winterfeldt||TKO (referee stoppage)||Twin Cities Throwdown 3||October 21, 2006||1||N/A||Burnsville, Minnesota, United States|
|Win||28–9–1||Davion Peterson||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Bodog Fight: Costa Rica||August 22, 2006||3||N/A||Costa Rica|
|Win||27–9–1||Steven Bratland||Submission (rear-naked choke)||XKK: St. Joseph||July 15, 2006||1||N/A||St. Joseph, Minnesota, United States|
|Win||26–9–1||Yancy Cuellar||TKO (punches)||XKK: St. Joseph||July 15, 2006||1||N/A||St. Joseph, Minnesota, United States|
|Win||25–9–1||Chris Wilson||Submission (kimura)||Absolute Fighting Championships 17||February 1, 2006||2||2:08||Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States|
|Loss||24–9–1||Karo Parisyan||Submission (punches)||UFC 59: Reality Check||April 15, 2006||1||4:44||Anaheim, California, United States|
|Win||24–8–1||Alex Carter||Submission (triangle choke)||EFX: Fury||December 2, 2006||1||N/A||Minnesota, United States|
|Win||23–8–1||Anthony White||Submission (punches)||Madtown Throwdown 6||January 13, 2006||1||N/A||Madison, Wisconsin, United States|
|Win||22–8–1||Keith Wisniewski||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 56||November 19, 2005||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||21–8–1||Josh Neer||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Extreme Challenge 64||October 15, 2005||2||2:19||Osceola, Iowa, United States|
|Win||20–8–1||Dereck Keasley||Submission (choke)||Freestyle Fighting Championship 16||September 24, 2005||1||3:48||Tunica, Mississippi, United States|
|Win||19–8–1||Victor Moreno||Submission (guillotine choke)||Freestyle Fighting Championship 16||September 24, 2005||2||0:52||Tunica, Mississippi, United States|
|Win||18–8–1||Chris Connelly||Decision (unanimous)||Freestyle Fighting Championship 16||September 24, 2005||2||5:00||Tunica, Mississippi, United States|
|Win||17–8–1||Brian Fitzsimmons||KO (punches)||Madtown Throwdown 4||July 9, 2005||1||N/A||Madison, Wisconsin, United States|
|Loss||16–8–1||Ed Herman||TKO (injury)||Hand 2 Hand Combat||June 17, 2005||1||N/A||Canton, Ohio, United States|
|Loss||16–7–1||Yushin Okami||Submission (elbow injury)||GCM: D.O.G. 2||June 11, 2005||1||0:29||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||16–6–1||Marcel Ferreira||TKO (punches)||Absolute Fighting Championships 12||April 30, 2005||3||2:48||Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States|
|Win||15–6–1||Joey Clark||Submission (armbar)||XKK: St. Paul||April 23, 2005||1||3:01||St. Paul, Minnesota, United States|
|Win||14–6–1||Nuri Shakir||Submission (triangle choke)||CZ 10: Ground War||April 2, 2005||2||3:07||Revere, Massachusetts, United States|
|Loss||13–6–1||Paul Purcell||KO (punches)||Freestyle Combat Challenge 18||March 5, 2005||2||N/A||Racine, Wisconsin, United States|
|Win||13–5–1||Brian Green||TKO (punches)||Madtown Throwdown 2||February 19, 2005||1||N/A||Madison, Wisconsin, United States|
|Win||12–5–1||Brian Gassaway||Decision (unanimous)||Combat: Do Fighting Challenge 2||February 5, 2005||3||3:00||Illinois, United States|
|Win||11–5–1||Jesse Chilton||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Freestyle Combat Challenge 17||January 8, 2005||3||N/A||Racine, Wisconsin, United States|
|Win||10–5–1||Darren Hines||Submission (guillotine choke)||Xtreme Fighting Organization 4||December 3, 2004||1||0:19||McHenry, Illinois, United States|
|Draw||9–5–1||Daryl Guthmiller||Draw||XKK: Fridley||November 5, 2004||3||5:00||Fridley, Minnesota, United States|
|Loss||9–5||Brian Ebersole||TKO (punches)||Freestyle Fighting Championships 12||September 24, 2004||1||N/A||Racine, Wisconsin, United States|
|Win||9–4||Sean Huffman||Submission (choke)||Freestyle Fighting Championships 12||September 24, 2004||2||N/A||Racine, Wisconsin, United States|
|Win||8–4||John Renken||TKO (punches)||Freestyle Fighting Championships 12||September 24, 2004||1||N/A||Racine, Wisconsin, United States|
|Win||7–4||Ricky Seleuce||Submission (twister)||Madtown Throwdown 1||August 21, 2004||1||N/A||Madison, Wisconsin, United States|
|Win||6–4||Thiago Goncalves||Submission (punches)||Freestyle Combat Challenge 15||June 12, 2004||2||2:39||Racine, Wisconsin, United States|
|Win||5–4||Brian Moore||Submission (guillotine choke)||Ultimate Battleground||June 4, 2004||1||0:28||Madison, Wisconsin, United States|
|Win||4–4||Jeff Doyle||TKO (corner stoppage)||XKK: Mayhem in Marshfield||May 15, 2004||2||N/A||Marshfield, Wisconsin, United States|
|Loss||3–4||Mike Quinlan||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Absolute Fighting Championships 8||May 1, 2004||2||0:16||Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States|
|Win||3–3||Emyr Bussade||Decision (unanimous)||Freestyle Combat Challenge 14||March 6, 2004||2||5:00||Racine, Wisconsin, United States|
|Win||2–3||Kyle Helsper||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Freestyle Combat Challenge 13||January 10, 2004||2||2:16||Racine, Wisconsin, United States|
|Loss||1–3||Dan Hart||Submission (guillotine choke)||Freestyle Combat Challenge 12||October 18, 2003||1||0:17||Racine, Wisconsin, United States|
|Loss||1–2||Dustin Denes||Submission (triangle choke)||Absolute Fighting Championships 5||September 5, 2003||1||1:45||Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States|
|Win||1–1||Kyle Helsper||Submission (punches)||Freestyle Combat Challenge 11||June 28, 2003||1||N/A||Racine, Wisconsin, United States|
|Loss||0–1||Dan Hart||KO (punches)||Freestyle Combat Challenge 10||March 22, 2003||1||N/A||Racine, Wisconsin, United States|
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