Ryan
Thomas
13-3-0( W-L-D )

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 2 fights.
Record: 13-3-0
Summary: Div I wrestler at Eastern Illinois University, well versed in jiu-jitsu

Fighter Info

Nickname: The Tank Engine
From: Danville, Illinois USA
Age: 30
Height: 6' 0" ( 182 cm )
Weight: 170 lb ( 77 kg )

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
75
36% Successful
27
Types of Successful Strikes
0
27
44% Standing
19%
37% Ground
12
5
10
Striking Defense
31
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
15
33% Successful
5
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
2
2
0
Takedown Defense
0
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay
Loss
Matt Brown Nov 15, 2008
15 1 3 0 R2 Submission
Ryan Thomas 15 5 0 2
Loss
Ben Saunders Aug 9, 2008
41 1 2 2 R2 Submission
Ryan Thomas 12 0 2 0

Biography

When and why did you start training? My college wrestling program was cut a few years ago at Eastern Illinois University, so I started training MMA with other guys on the team that had crossed over successfully.

What ranks and titles have you held?
Courage Fighting Championships welterweight title

Do you have any heroes?
Randy Couture, Kyle Maynard

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC?
Fighting in the UFC means a lot to me. It means my efforts during the past few years are finally paying off. This is my opportunity to let the world know who I am.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn?
I am a senior at Eastern Illinois University and I am studying Elementary Education.

What was your job before you started fighting?
I work at a rock quarry in the summertime.

Specific accomplishments in amateur competition?
2x NJCAA national qualifier in wrestling. Division I wrestler. As an amateur, I won a 16-man MMA tournament at Daisy Dooks in Iowa.

Favorite grappling technique
: Flying Triangle

Favorite Striking technique:
Left hook

Career

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