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Thomas Joseph Lawlor

is an American professional mixed martial artist and professional wrestler currently competing in the Light Heavyweight division of the UFC. A professional since 2007, he was also a cast member of SpikeTV's The Ultimate Fighter: Team Nogueira vs. Team Mir. Early life Lawlor was born in Fall River, Massachusetts before moving to Swansea, Massachusetts, and then finally to Fort Myers, Florida. He attended Estero High School in Florida and was on the wrestling team, then continued his wrestling career at the University of Central Florida. Lawlor first began Brazilian jiu-jitsu in his home town of Fall River. Lawlor had a sister who died in a car accident in 2001, he dedicated his UFC on Fuel TV 9 win to his late sister. Mixed martial arts Lawlor previously lived in Providence, RI. He, along with TUF alumni and MMA veteran Seth Petruzelli and Brazilian jiu-jitsu Black Belt Mike Lee, was previously a part-owner and coach at The Jungle MMA – Orlando BJJ, MMA, Muay Thai The Jungle MMA and Fitness. He currently trains at Lauzon MMA and works with Team Aggression in Bridgewater, Massachusetts. Lawlor has made himself known by imitating other fighters (Art Jimmerson, Dan Severn, Harold Howard, and Genki Sudo) during the weigh-ins and octagon entrances. These impersonations, along with his tongue-in-cheek ring entrance routines (paying homage to Hulk Hogan and Apollo Creed amongst others) have made Lawlor something of a cult figure among fans. In 2010, Lawlor announced his intention to tone down his pre-fight antics. Amateur career Before turning professional in 2007, Lawlor made his MMA debut as an amateur in 2003, facing Rich Mitchell at Xtreme Fighting 5 on July 26, 2003. He won via KO just under a minute into the fight, and would subsequently take time off from MMA. The Ultimate Fighter Lawlor appeared on the eighth season of The Ultimate Fighter. He submitted Ryan Lopez with a rear naked choke in the elimination round to earn his spot in the TUF house. He was chosen by Frank Mir to be a part of Team Mir. He was selected to fight first against Ryan Bader and despite a good showing, Lawlor lost by knockout in the first round, due to a ground and pound punches.


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Born:
Mar 15, 1983 In Fall River - Massachusetts - USA
Movie/TV Credits:
37
First Appeared:
In the movie The Ultimate Fighter 8 Finale 2008-12-13
Latest Project:
Movie NJPWxSTARDOM: Historic X-Over 2022-11-20
Known For
Poster of Beyond Somebody's Farewell, Probably
Poster of MLW War Games 2018
Poster of MLW Battle Riot
Poster of Black Label Pro 6: Slamilton
Filmography
Movie NJPWxSTARDOM: Historic X-Over Tom Lawlor 2022-11-20
Movie NJPW Windy City Riot Tom Lawlor 2022-04-16
Movie Warrior Wrestling 18 Tom Lawlor 2022-01-22
Movie NJPW Capital Collision 2022 Tom Lawlor 2022-05-14
Movie NJPW Capital Collision Tom Lawlor 2022-05-14
Movie NJPW Resurgence Tom Lawlor 2021-08-14
Movie NJPW Battle In The Valley Tom Lawlor 2021-11-13
Movie GCW Josh Barnett's Bloodsport 7 Tom Lawlor 2021-10-22
Movie FSW Mecca VI Tom Lawlor 2020-03-15
Movie Warrior Wrestling Stadium Series Night 1 Tom Lawlor 2020-09-12
Movie BLP TURBO GRAPS 16 2020 PARTS 1 AND 2 Tom Lawlor 2020-10-05
Movie AIW Slumber Party Massacre Tom Lawlor 2019-04-04
Movie Beyond Americanrana 2019 2019-07-28
Movie Warrior Wrestling 5 Tom Lawlor 2019-05-12
Movie MLW Saturday Night SuperFight Tom Lawlor 2019-11-02
Movie GCW Josh Barnett's Bloodsport II 2019-09-14
Movie Black Label Pro 6: Slamilton 2018-04-21
Movie Black Label Pro 4: We're Not The Mounties 2018-01-14
Movie MLW Battle Riot 2018-07-19
Series DEFYNOW Tom Lawler 2018-03-15
Movie MLW War Games 2018 'Filthy' Tom Lawlor 2018-09-14
Movie Beyond Americanrana 2018 2018-07-29
Movie Golden Boy MMA Liddell vs Ortiz 3 Self 2018-11-24
Movie Beyond Somebody's Farewell, Probably Tom Lawlor 2018-09-16
Movie Black Label Pro 3: 1st of tha Month 2017-01-12
Movie DEFY9 2017-10-11
Movie UFC 196: McGregor vs Diaz Self 2016-03-05
Movie UFC on Fox 16: Dillashaw vs. Barao 2 Himself 2015-07-25
Movie UFC on Fuel TV 9: Mousasi vs. Latifi Himself 2013-04-06
Movie UFC 154: St-Pierre vs. Condit Himself 2012-11-17
Movie UFC on Fuel TV 3: Korean Zombie vs. Poirier Himself 2012-05-15
Movie UFC 139: Shogun vs. Henderson Self 2011-11-19
Movie UFC Fight Night 20: Maynard vs. Diaz Himself 2010-01-11
Movie UFC 121: Lesnar vs. Velasquez Self 2010-10-23
Movie UFC 113: Machida vs. Shogun 2 Himself 2010-05-08
Movie UFC 100: Lesnar vs. Mir 2 Himself 2009-07-11
Movie The Ultimate Fighter 8 Finale Self 2008-12-13