Timothy Edward Lee Hague (May 9, 1983 – June 18, 2017) was a Canadian mixed martial artist who competed in the heavyweight division, most recently for Absolute Championship Berkut. He became a professional fighter in 2006, and formerly competed for the Ultimate Fighting Championship, World Series of Fighting and King of the Cage, where he went 11–0 and was the King of the Cage Canada Heavyweight Champion. On June 16, 2017, he suffered a brain hemorrhage after being knocked out in a boxing match against Adam Braidwood in Edmonton, Alberta. He died on June 18, 2017.
|Born||Timothy Edward Lee Hague
May 9, 1983
Boyle, Alberta, Canada
|Died||June 18, 2017
|Other names||The Thrashing Machine|
|Residence||Edmonton, Alberta, Canada|
|Height||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Weight||265 lb (120 kg; 18 st 13 lb)|
|Division||Heavyweight (265 lb)|
|Reach||76 in (190 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Edmonton, Alberta, Canada|
|Team||Team Cardinal Sports|
|Rank||Purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu|
2006–2017 (MMA)2011, 2016–2017 (Boxing)
|Professional boxing record|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Boxing record from BoxRec|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Hague had a Bachelor of Arts from Augustana University College and an Elementary Education degree from the University of Alberta. Prior to beginning his MMA career, he was an elementary school teacher at École Bellevue School in Beaumont, Alberta. Hague died on June 18, 2017 after suffering a brain injury in a match with former Canadian Football League (CFL) defensive end Adam Braidwood.
Mixed martial arts careerEdit
Hague made his MMA debut against Eric MacDonald at King Of The Cage Canada: Detonator in 2006. Hague came out victorious winning via submission. Hague went on to win his next 3 fights and subsequently won the vacant KOTC Canada heavyweight title over Adriano Bernardo in only his fifth fight. His only loss came to Miodrag Petkovic in a split decision. Before signing with Ultimate Fighting Championship, Hague got a rematch against Petkovic and won by unanimous decision.
Ultimate Fighting ChampionshipEdit
Hague fought Todd Duffee on the UFC 102 preliminary card on August 29, 2009. Heavyweight Todd Duffee scored the fastest official KO in UFC history over Hague at 0:07 into the fight. In his fight against Chris Tuchscherer on February 6, 2010 at UFC 109, Hague lost a controversial majority decision after 3 rounds (29–28, 29–28, 28–28). Joe Rogan said that it may have been the worst decision he had ever seen in his entire life. Following his loss to Tuchscherer, Hague was released from the promotion.
On April 21, 2010, it was reported that Chad Corvin had pulled out of his UFC 113 bout against Joey Beltran due to his medical paperwork not being approved by the Quebec Athletic Commission, and Hague had been selected to step in. Hague faced Beltran on the preliminary card of the May 8 event and lost via unanimous decision (30–27, 30–26, 29–28).
Hague faced Matt Mitrione on January 22, 2011 at UFC Fight Night 23. He lost the fight via TKO due to punches in the first round. He was then released from the UFC with a promotional record of 1–4.
The Fight ClubEdit
Shortly after being released from his UFC contract, Hague signed a multi-fight deal with Edmonton, Alberta-based promotion The Fight Club. His first fight was scheduled to be on March 19 at TFC 10, against Tyler East. East, however, was forced to withdraw and Ed Carpenter was named as his replacement. Carpenter was then sent to the hospital with an undisclosed medical issue an hour prior to the event.
Hague made a valiant 3 Full Round effort against Mike Hackert facing a loss in Fort MacMurray, Alberta. Following this loss he went back to the drawing board, took a vacation to Mexico with friend and fellow fighter Spencer Hendricks, and came back with a mindset to get himself UFC bound. Hague then rematched Hackert at the Mayfield Trade Center for the #1 Canadian Heavyweight Ranking. Facing a first-round TKO, Hague announced his retirement from MMA following the bout.
In March 2013, Hague announced his return to the cage. He fought former UFC middleweight Kalib Starnes at Aggression Fighting Championship 19 in Edmonton, Alberta on July 5, 2013. He lost the fight via unanimous decision.
World Series of FightingEdit
Absolute Championship BerkutEdit
Hague made his boxing debut on December 9, 2011, knocking out Patrick Graham in the Shaw Conference Centre in Edmonton. After a hiatus, he returned to the venue twice in 2016, dropping a unanimous decision to Stan Ahumada in September and losing by TKO to Mladen Miljas that December.Hague died on June 18, 2017, of injuries sustained during a boxing match at the Shaw Conference Centre on June 16, 2017 at Edmonton, Canada with Adam Braidwood. He was 34 years old at the time of his death. His death triggered the Edmonton city council to pass a new law to impose a ban of one year on combat sports in Edmonton. On January 23rd, 2018, the ban was lifted, being that combat sports were to be able to have shows in the city.
Championships and accomplishmentsEdit
- Unified MMA
- Unified MMA Heavyweight Championship (One time)
Mixed martial arts recordEdit
|Professional record breakdown|
|34 matches||21 wins||13 losses|
|Loss||21–13||Michał Andryszak||TKO (head kick and punches)||Absolute Championship Berkut 41||July 15, 2016||1||0:33||Sochi, Russia|
|Win||21–12||Kalib Starnes||TKO (leg kicks)||XFFC 9: Conviction||April 15, 2016||4||0:13||Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada||Won XFFC Heavyweight Championship.|
|Loss||20–12||Tanner Boser||KO (elbows)||Unified MMA 26||March 4, 2016||2||2:30||Edmonton, Alberta, Canada|
|Loss||20–11||Tony Lopez||KO (head kick and punches)||Unified MMA 25||December 18, 2015||3||3:24||Edmonton, Alberta, Canada||Lost Unified MMA Heavyweight Championship.|
|Loss||20–10||Evgeny Erokhin||KO (punch)||League S-70: Russia vs. World||August 29, 2015||1||3:05||Sochi, Krasnodar krai, Russia|
|Win||20–9||Tanner Boser||KO (punches)||Unified MMA 22||March 27, 2015||1||0:06||Edmonton, Alberta, Canada||Won Unified MMA Heavyweight Championship.|
|Win||19–9||Craig Hudson||TKO (punches)||WSOF 14||October 11, 2014||3||2:55||Edmonton, Alberta, Canada|
|Win||18–9||Dwayne Lewis||KO (punch)||Prestige FC 6||September 19, 2014||1||3:09||Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada||280 lb. catchweight bout.|
|Win||17–9||Matt Baker||TKO (punches)||WSOF Canada 2||June 7, 2014||1||3:56||Edmonton, Alberta, Canada|
|Loss||16–9||Smealinho Rama||TKO (punches)||Unified MMA 19||May 23, 2014||1||1:41||Edmonton, Alberta, Canada|
|Win||16–8||Lee Mein||TKO (punches)||WSOF Canada 1||February 21, 2014||1||4:21||Edmonton, Alberta, Canada|
|Loss||15–8||Kalib Starnes||Decision (unanimous)||AFC 19: Undisputed||July 5, 2013||3||5:00||Edmonton, Alberta, Canada|
|Win||15–7||Jordan Tracey||TKO (punches)||KOTC: Earthquake||June 7, 2013||1||2:25||Edmonton, Alberta, Canada|
|Loss||14–7||Mike Hackert||TKO (punches)||MFC 34||August 10, 2012||1||2:27||Edmonton, Canada, Canada|
|Loss||14–6||Mike Hackert||Decision (unanimous)||Prestige FC 4||May 18, 2012||3||5:00||Fort McMurray, Canada|
|Win||14–5||Craig Hudson||KO (punch)||KOTC: Unified||April 28, 2012||1||2:06||Grande Prairie, Alberta Canada|
|Win||13–5||Vince Lucero||Submission (guillotine choke)||AMMA 8: Unfinished Business||September 16, 2011||1||1:14||Edmonton, Alberta Canada|
|Loss||12–5||Matt Mitrione||TKO (punches)||UFC Fight Night 23||January 22, 2011||1||2:59||Fort Hood, Texas, United States|
|Win||12–4||Travis Wiuff||KO (punch)||AMMA 5: Uprising||October 1, 2010||1||1:50||Edmonton, Alberta, Canada|
|Win||11–4||Zak Jensen||KO (knee)||AMMA 4: Victory||July 9, 2010||1||2:11||Edmonton, Alberta, Canada|
|Loss||10–4||Joey Beltran||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 113||May 8, 2010||3||5:00||Montreal, Quebec, Canada|
|Loss||10–3||Chris Tuchscherer||Decision (majority)||UFC 109||February 6, 2010||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Loss||10–2||Todd Duffee||KO (punches)||UFC 102||August 29, 2009||1||0:07||Portland, Oregon, United States|
|Win||10–1||Pat Barry||Submission (guillotine choke)||UFC 98||May 23, 2009||1||1:42||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||9–1||Miodrag Petković||Decision (unanimous)||Raw Combat: Redemption||October 25, 2008||3||5:00||Calgary, Alberta, Canada|
|Win||8–1||Sherman Pendergarst||TKO (strikes)||KOTC Canada: Unrefined||September 18, 2008||2||N/A||Edmonton, Alberta, Canada|
|Win||7–1||Jeff Lundburg||KO (punches)||KOTC Canada: Moment de Vérité||June 20, 2008||1||N/A||Montreal, Quebec, Canada||Defended King of the Cage Canada Heavyweight Championship.|
|Win||6–1||Jared Kilkenny||KO (punch)||KOTC Canada: Brawl in the Mall 3||April 4, 2008||1||0:09||Edmonton, Alberta, Canada||Defended King of the Cage Canada Heavyweight Championship.|
|Loss||5–1||Miodrag Petković||Decision (split)||Hardcore Championship Fighting: Destiny||February 1, 2008||3||5:00||Calgary, Alberta, Canada|
|Win||5–0||Adriano Bernardo||TKO (doctor stoppage)||KOTC Canada: Brawl in the Mall||August 17, 2007||2||3:49||Edmonton, Alberta, Canada||Won King of the Cage Canada Heavyweight Championship.|
|Win||4–0||Ruben Villareal||Decision (unanimous)||KOTC: Megiddo||April 28, 2007||3||5:00||Vernon, British Columbia, Canada|
|Win||3–0||Jared Kilkenny||TKO (punches)||KOTC Canada: Amplified||November 26, 2006||2||0:31||Edmonton, Alberta, Canada|
|Win||2–0||Jessie Jones||Submission (verbal)||KOTC Canada: Icebreaker||November 3, 2006||1||3:12||Prince George, British Columbia, Canada|
|Win||1–0||Eric Macdonald||Submission (guillotine choke)||KOTC Canada: Detonator||September 29, 2006||2||N/A||Calgary, Alberta, Canada|
Professional boxing recordEdit
|Professional record summary|
|4 fights||1 win||3 losses|
|4||Loss||1–3||Adam Braidwood||KO||2 (8), 2:08||Jun 16, 2017||Shaw Conference Centre, Edmonton, Alberta||Hague died as a result of injuries sustained in the fight.|
|3||Loss||1–2||Mladen Miljas||TKO||1 (4), 2:58||Dec 2, 2016||Shaw Conference Centre, Edmonton, Alberta|
|2||Loss||1–1||Stan Surmacz Ahumada||UD||4||Sep 9, 2016||Shaw Conference Centre, Edmonton, Alberta|
|1||Win||1–0||Patrick Graham||KO||2 (4), 1:31||Dec 9, 2011||Shaw Conference Centre, Edmonton, Alberta||Professional debut|
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