Tom
Niinimaki
21-7-1( W-L-D )

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 3 fights.
Record: 21-7-1
Summary: Striking, well-rounded

Fighter Info

Nickname: Stoneface
From: Turku Finland
Fights Out Of: Turku Finland
Age: 32
Height: 5' 9" ( 175 cm )
Weight: 145 lb ( 65 kg )

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
38
63% Successful
24
Types of Successful Strikes
0
24
21%
21%
58% Ground
5
5
14
Striking Defense
56
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
13
46% Successful
6
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
0
7
1
Takedown Defense
33
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay
Loss
Chas Skelly Aug 23, 2014
-- -- -- -- R1 Submission
Tom Niinimaki -- -- -- --
Loss
Tom Niinimaki May 31, 2014
7 2 0 2 R1 Submission
Niklas Backstrom 5 0 2 0
Win
Rani Yahya Nov 30, 2013
15 2 4 2 R3 Decision - Split
Tom Niinimaki 17 4 0 5

Biography

TRAINING: I usually train twice a day. Sparring in the morning and more technical training or some cardio in the evening.

 

When and why did you start training for fighting? I have played different sports all my life, and when I took my first class of kickboxing in 1997 I was hooked. I started MMA in 2001.

 

What ranks and titles have you held? Cage (European MMA promotion) featherweight champion with five title defenses

 

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It means everything to me. UFC is the top promotion with the highest level of competition

 

What was your job before you started fighting? Still working as a bouncer in a local night club

 

Ranks in any martial arts styles: FILA (International Federation of Associated Wrestling Styles) 2011: European championships grappling no gi 1st place 2011 155lbs, 2011: European championships grappling gi 3rd place 2011 165lbs, 2010: European championships grappling no gi 3rd place 2010 155lbs, 2010: European championships combat grappling 1st 2010 155lbs

 

Favorite grappling technique: Kimura

 

Favorite striking technique: Uppercut

•    Pro since 2002

•    Eight wins by submission, seven by knockout

•    Took 30 month break from 2007 to 2010

Career

More Fighters