Fighting out of Birmingham, West Midlands, England, Tom Breese, 26, recently added another win in his professional mixed martial arts record. For the fourth time, he won inside the Ultimate Fighting Championship cage.
On May 27, 2018, Breese competed at “UFC Fight Night 130” at the Echo Arena in Liverpool, England in the middleweight division against Daniel Kelly, 40, of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Their match, which was on the preliminary card, was the fifth bout of the evening.
Referee Daniel Movalhedi put a stop to the middleweight bout between Breese and Kelly at 3:33 of Round 1. The English contender knocked out his Australian opponent via punches.
Breese was an undefeated fighter when he made his UFC debut and maintained his immaculate record during his first three bouts in the promotion. His winning streak in the promotion started on May 30, 2015 when he knocked out Luiz Jorge “Besouro” Dutra Jr., 36, of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil via punches at “UFC Fight Night 67.”
On October 24, 2015, Breese knocked out Cathal “The Punisher” Pendred, 30, of Dublin, Leinster, Ireland via body kick and punches at “UFC Fight Night 76.” On February 27, 2016, Breese defeated Keita “K-Taro” Nakamura, 34, of Tokyo, Japan via unanimous decision at “UFC Fight Night 84.”
It was on June 4, 2016 when Breese’s perfect record was broken. He lost to Sean “Tarzan” Strickland, 27, of Riverside, California via split decision at “UFC 199.”
After defeating Kelly at “UFC Fight Night 130,” Breese improved his professional MMA record to 11 wins and 1 loss. On the other hand, Kelly’s record downgraded to 13 wins and 4 losses.
“UFC Fight Night 130” was headlined by Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson, 35, of Simpsonville, South Carolina and Darren “The Gorilla” Till, 25, of Liverpool. After five five-minute rounds, Till won the catchweight bout against Thompson via unanimous decision.