13 things about the PFL fighter born in Fall River, Massachusetts – CONAN Daily
Thomas Joseph “Tom” Lawlor is a professional mixed martial artist born in Fall River, Massachusetts, United States. His battle name is Filthy.
From Fall River, Lawlor moved to Swansea, Massachusetts, and then to Fort Myers, Florida, USA. He attended Estero High School and was part of the school’s wrestling team.
Lawlor is 6’0 ″ and competes in the light heavyweight division. Here are 13 more things about him:
- In 2001, her sister died in a car accident. From 2001 to 2011, he lived in Central Florida where he worked for independent promotions such as Southern Championship Wrestling and NWA Florida.
- He went to University of Central Florida where he struggled. He won the National Collegiate Wrestling Association (NCWA) national championships in the 235 lb weight class in 2003, 2004 and 2005. As an amateur MMA fighter, he eliminated Rich Mitchell at “Xtreme Fighting 5” in Fall River on July 26, 2003.
- He made his professional MMA debut at a Kick Businesses event in Fort Meyers on March 10, 2007, 5 days before his 24th birthday. His fight against Ariel gandulla from Miami, Florida ended in a No Contest. He submitted Jonathan fernandez at the “Xtreme Fighting Championships 1” in Tampa, Florida on April 3, 2007 and was eliminated Jason barlog at “WFC 3: Turf Wars” in Tampa on April 7, 2007 and Caesar Barros from Brazil at “FFP: Untamed 15” in Mansfield, Massachusetts on August 25, 2007.
- On March 22, 2008, he was disqualified after placing an illegal knee on the head of Shane Primm from Tampa to the “World Fighting Championships 6” in Tampa. He submitted Travis Bartlett of Maine, USA at “Full Force 20” in Foxborough, Massachusetts on April 12, 2008. As a candidate for “The Ultimate Fighter 8” in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, he submitted Ryan lopez from Oklahoma, USA on May 21, 2008, was eliminated by Ryan bader from Tempe, Arizona, USA on May 28, 2008. In the final on December 13, 2008, he defeated Kyle kingsbury from San Jose, California, United States by unanimous decision.
- When he made his Ultimate Fighting Championship his UFC 100 debut in Las Vegas on July 11, 2009, he submitted CB Dollaway by Tempé.
- He lost against Aaron Simpson of Phoenix, Arizona by split decision at “UFC Fight Night 20” in Fairfax, Virginia, USA on January 11, 2010 and at Joe doersken of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada by submission to “UFC 113” in Montreal, Quebec, Canada on May 8, 2010. On October 23, 2010, he defeated Patrick Cote by unanimous decision at “UFC 121” in Anaheim, California.
- On November 19, 2011, it was submitted by Chris weidman of Baldwin, New York, USA at “UFC 139” in San Jose, California.
- On May 15, 2012, he knocked out Jason macdonald from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada at “UFC on Fuel TV 3” at Fairfax. On November 17, 2012, he lost by split decision against Francois Carmont from Paris, France to “UFC 154” in Montreal.
- On April 6, 2013, he submitted Michael kuiper from Tilburg, Netherlands to “UFC Sweden 2” in Stockholm, Sweden. He dedicated his victory to his sister who died in 2001.
- On July 25, 2015, he knocked out Gian Villanté from Bellmore, New York at “UFC on Fox 16” in Chicago, Illinois.
- On March 5, 2016, he lost by unanimous decision to Corey anderson from Rockton, Illinois at UFC 196 in Las Vegas.
- On November 24, 2018, he lost by unanimous decision to Deron Winn of Liberty, Missouri, USA at “Golden Boy Promotions: Liddell vs. Ortiz 3” in Inglewood, California.
- When he made his League of Professional Fighters debuts at “PFL 2: 2021 Regular Season” in Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA on April 29, 2021, it was submitted by Antonio Carlos Jr. from Brazil. On June 17, 2021, he beat Jordan Young from Urbandale, Iowa, United States via unanimous decision during “PFL 5: 2021 Regular Season” in Atlantic City.