TJ
Waldburger
16-9-0( W-L-D )

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 8 fights.
Record: 16-9-0
Summary: Well rounded, BJJ brown belt

Fighter Info

Nickname: The Modern Day Warrior
From: Temple, Texas USA
Fights Out Of: Belton, Texas USA
Age: 27
Height: 5' 11" ( 180 cm )
Weight: 170 lb ( 77 kg )

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
234
51% Successful
120
Types of Successful Strikes
0
120
49% Standing
17%
34% Ground
59
20
41
Striking Defense
40
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
26
46% Successful
12
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
19
17
3
Takedown Defense
40
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided

Biography

TRAINING: 1 hr of strength & conditioning, 3 hrs MMA, 3 hrs MMA

 

Thoughts on opponent, Wendell Oliveira? Wendell looks like a force. Well-rounded, he likes to bring it and so do I, so I'm looking forward and hoping for another exciting fight February 22.

 

When and why did you start training for fighting? I had been watching UFC’s and found out there was a school down the road, so in Feb ’05 I tried it out and fell in love with it.


What ranks and titles have you held? None

Do you have any heroes? I have a lot of respect for the soldiers; they risk their lives for us and it is sad that we fighters get more respect than them.

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It is a milestone for my career and my school, Grapplers Lair

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I took some classes, but I started fighting professionally while in high school, so training became a priority

What was your job before fighting? I became a pro fighter in high school so I didn’t have a job. Texas banned all amateur fighting after my 3rd amateur fight and we didn’t know how long the ban would last, so I had to go pro or quit fighting.

Specific accomplishments in pro competition:   Xtreme Fighting Championship Welterweight Champion, Masters of the Cage Welterweight Champion, Sharkfights Welterweight Champion with 1 defense

Ranks in any martial arts styles: Black belt in BJJ

Favorite grappling technique: Figure Four Underwear Toe Hold

Favorite striking technique: Backfist by John Pseudo

• Has won seven of his last 11, with wins over Pat Healy and Shannon Ritch

• Has defeated UFC vets Pete Spratt and Brian Foster

• Turned pro at 17

• 13 wins by submission (5 triangle, 4 armbar, RNC, Achilles lock, 2 undisclosed submissions), one by TKO

Career

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