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Robert Thomas (kickboxer) (2)

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Robert Thomas
BornRobert James Thomas
(1993-01-16) January 16, 1993 (age 28)
Cambridge, Ontario, Canada
Other namesThe White Dragon
NationalityCanadian
Height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight184.8 lb (83.8 kg; 13.20 st)
DivisionMiddleweight (Kickboxing)
Welterweight (MMA)
Reach73.0 in (185 cm)
StyleKickboxing
Muay Thai
Fighting out ofToronto, Ontario, Canada
TeamBazooka Kickboxing
TrainerJoseph Valtellini
Years active2012–present
Professional boxing record
Total1
Wins1
By knockout1
Losses0
By knockout0
Kickboxing record
Total16
Wins11
By knockout7
Losses5
By knockout0
Mixed martial arts record
Total1
Wins0
By decision0
Losses1
By decision1

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Robert James Thomas[1] (born January 16, 1993) is a Canadian kickboxer, boxer and former mixed martial artist who competes in the Middleweight division for the Glory promotion.

Early life[edit]

Thomas started training in the art of Muay Thai at 14 years old and has won numerous prestigious competitions both in his native Canada and around the world.[2]

He attended Glenview Park Secondary School in Cambridge, Ontario.[3]

Professional career[edit]

Glory (2014–present)[edit]

After starting his career with a 6–0 pro kickboxing record Thomas made his Glory debut on May 3, 2014 at Glory 16: Denver against Artem Levin.[4] He lost the fight via unanimous decision.

On November 7, 2014, Thomas took on Mike Lemaire at Glory 18: Oklahoma.[5] He won via knockout in one minute of the third round.

Thomas returned to Glory to face Glory Middleweight Tournament Champion Joe Schilling on February 6, 2015 at GLORY 19: Virginia.[6] He lost the fight by unanimous decision.[7]

On October 9, 2015, Thomas faced David Radeff at Glory 24: Denver.[8] He won the fight by split decision.[9]

On February 26, 2016, Thomas took on Wayne Barrett at Glory 27: Chicago[10] He lost by unanimous decision.

On July 12, 2016, it was announced that Thomas would be taking on Israel Adesanya at Glory 34: Denver as part of the Middleweight Contender Tournament.[11][12] He lost the fight by unanimous decision.[13]

On August 25, 2017, Thomas returned to Glory taking on Warren Thompson at Glory 44: Chicago.[14] He won the fight by knockout in the third round.[15]

On December 1, 2017, Thomas entered the Glory Middleweight Qualification Tournament.[16] In his semifinals, Thomas faced off against Wayne Barrett winning by unanimous decision.[17] In the finals, Thomas faced off against Mike Lemaire winning via knockout in eighteen seconds of the third round to win the 2017 Glory Middleweight Qualification Tournament.[18]

On March 30, 2018, it was announced Thomas was pulled from the Glory 52: Los Angeles Middleweight Contender Tournament after suffering a concussion in training.[19][20]

Championships and awards[edit]

Kickboxing[edit]

  • Glory
    • 2017 Glory Middleweight Qualification Tournament Winner
    • KO of the Night (Glory 44)[21]
    • Fighter of the Night (Glory 48)[22]

Muay Thai[edit]

  • 2011 World Muay Thai Federation Pro-Am Tournament Champion
  • 2012 Pacific American Muay Thai Union Champion

Thaiboxing[edit]

  • 2013 Thaiboxing Association of America Champion

Kickboxing record[edit]

Kickboxing record

Legend:   Win   Loss   Draw/No contest   Notes

Professional boxing record[edit]

Professional record summary
1 fight 1 win 0 losses
By knockout 1 0
No. Result Record Opponent Method Round, time Date Location Notes
1 Win 1–0 United States Antwaun Taylor TKO 2 (4) Sep 3, 2016 United States Presque Isle Downs Casino, Erie, Pennsylvania Professional debut

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 0–1 Jeff Sharkey Decision (split) Score Fighting Series 5: Fraser vs. Hill August 25, 2012 3 5:00 Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

References[edit]

  1. "Robert Thomas - Tapology profile".
  2. "Robert Thomas - Fighter Bio".
  3. "Cambridge kick-boxer seeks glory in Chicago". 2016-02-10.
  4. "Glory 16 – Fight Results". 2014-05-03.
  5. "GLORY 18 Return To Glory, Oklahoma results".
  6. "Joe Schilling returns to kickboxing, fights Robert Thomas at Glory 19". mmafighting.com. 2015-01-08.
  7. "Glory 19 Results: Verhoeven vs. Zimmerman". 2015-02-06.
  8. "Glory Kickboxing - Glory 24 Denver".
  9. "GLORY 24 Denver Results: Schilling Tops Wilnis, Adegbuyi Claims Tournament".
  10. "Glory 27: Chicago - Results & Stats".
  11. "Glory 34 - Fight Card". 2016-07-12.
  12. "Robert Thomas Is An Elite Pro In Two Ring Sports At Only Age 23".
  13. "GLORY 34 Denver Results: Holzken Retains, Van Roosmalen Unseats Varga, Adesanya Claims Tournament".
  14. "GLORY 44 Chicago Results: Groenhart Unseats Doumbé, Grigorian Captures Tournament".
  15. "Glory 44: Chicago Fight Card results".
  16. "GLORY 48 New York Additions Include UFC Veteran Thiago Silva and Middleweight Qualifier Tournament Entrants".
  17. "Glory 48: New York results".
  18. "Thomas stops Lemaire in tournament final".
  19. "Anissa Meksen vs. Ashley Nichols Added to GLORY 52".
  20. "GLORY 52 Card Reshuffled: Thomas Out With Injury".
  21. "Robert Thomas - Fighter Accomplishments".
  22. "Thomas and Vannostrand win GLORY 48 bonus awards".
  23. WGP #22 announces card with four WAKO PRO Brazilian title fights
  24. "Friday's Event Exceeds Expectations".
  25. "Friday Night Fights LIVE - February 28, 2014".

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