Tommy Hayden

TRAINING: Two or three hours of drilling and padwork, lifting or conditioning, an hour of full go rolling/sparring

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training about six years ago as a hobby while in college.

What ranks and titles have you held? AFL amateur 145 champ, blue belt in BJJ

Do you have any heroes? No

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? I chose to fight over taking a desk job when I got out of college because it became my dream, my love, and my passion. I want to make my career as a fighter and anything that gets in the way isn’t worth my time.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I went to Miami University where I boxed and wrestled and earned my degree in psychology.

What was your job before you started fighting? I was a student and worked in various restaurants.

Favorite grappling technique: triangle

Favorite Striking technique: cross

•    Competed for a spot on The Ultimate Fighter nine; was eliminated by Cameron Dollar

•    Pro since 2008

•    Five wins by submission, two by TKO. Has never gone the distance, seventh pro win was via DQ

•    Five first round finishes

Fight History

Skill Breakdown
Charts are compiled based on results from all fights.
Total Fights: 1
Record: 8-1-0
Summary: Wrestling, boxing, explosiveness
Fighter Info
Nickname: Wild Card
From: Indianapolis, Indiana USA
Fights Out Of: Cincinnati, Ohio USA
Age: 26
Height: 5′ 9" ( 175 cm )
Weight: 155 lb ( 70 kg )
College: Miami University
Degree: Psychology


Total Attempted Strikes
33% Successful
Types of Successful Strikes
86% Standing
Striking Defense
The percentage of total strikes avoided


Total Takedowns
67% Successful
Grappling Totals by Type
Takedown Defense
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay
Fabricio Camoes
UFC®: Guillard vs. Miller

Jan 20, 2012

6 1 1 1 R1Submission
Tommy Hayden 7 2 0 1

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