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|Born||15 September 1987|
|Other names||The Warrior|
|Height||5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)|
|Weight||145 lb (66 kg; 10.4 st)|
|Fighting out of||Leigh, Wigan, England|
|Team||Atherton Submission Wrestling|
|Years active||2009 – present|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
last updated on: November 25, 2013
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.
Mixed martial arts career
The Ultimate Fighter
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 Championship
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. 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. In a significant upset, 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.
Absolute Championship Berkut
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 accomplishments
Mixed martial arts
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|13 matches||9 wins||4 losses|
|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|
- Mike Bohn (2013-03-16). "Rony Jason vs. Mike Wilkinson added to UFC on FUEL TV 10 in Brazil". mmamania.com. Retrieved 2013-03-16.
- Staff (2014-07-25). "Niklas Backstrom vs. Mike Wilkinson booked for UFC Fight Night 53 in Stockholm". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-07-25.
- Kevin Thang (2014-10-04). "UFC Fight Night 53 Bonuses: Max Holloway and Mike Wilkinson Awarded POTN". cagepages.com. Retrieved 2014-10-04.
- Staff (2015-04-15). "Alan Omer vs. Mike Wilkinson added to UFC Fight Night 69 in Germany". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-04-15.
- Mookie Alexander (2015-06-13). "Uriah Hall, Mike Wilkinson forced out of UFC Fight Night in Berlin". bloodyelbow.com. Retrieved 2015-06-14.
- Staff (1 December 2015). "Michael Bisping vs. Gegard Mousasi set for UFC Fight Night 83 in London". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 1 December 2015.
- Steven Marrocco (2016-02-27). "UFC Fight Night 84 results: Makwan Amirkhani bests rival Mike Wilkinson". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-02-27.
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