Tamdan
McCrory
14-3-0( W-L-D )
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Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 6 fights.
Record: 14-3-0
Summary: Well rounded, power, speed

Fighter Info

Nickname: The Barn Cat
From: Ithaca, New York USA
Fights Out Of: Binghamton, New York United States
Age: 29
Height: 6' 4" ( 193 cm )
Weight: 185 lb ( 84 kg )
Reach 78"

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
270
53% Successful
142
Types of Successful Strikes
0
142
29%
23%
48% Ground
41
33
68
Striking Defense
48
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
23
48% Successful
11
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
11
24
4
Takedown Defense
38
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay Awards
Win
Tamdan McCrory
Dec 19, 2015
10
39
2
2
0
1
2
5
R3 Submission
Loss
Tamdan McCrory
Aug 8, 2009
19
11
5
2
1
1
3
3
R3 Decision - Split
Win
Tamdan McCrory
Mar 7, 2009
12
0
1
0
0
0
5
0
R1 KO/TKO
Loss
Tamdan McCrory
Nov 15, 2008
10
15
0
0
3
0
0
0
R1 Submission
Win
Tamdan McCrory
Aug 9, 2008
26
11
4
1
7
1
9
1
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Loss
Tamdan McCrory
Nov 17, 2007
27
31
1
0
1
0
3
0
R2 Submission
Win
Tamdan McCrory
Jun 12, 2007
8
19
2
0
2
0
2
5
R2 Submission

Biography

TRAINING: No day is typical, but generally there’s a lot of mitt work, conditioning, drilling and rolling. I keep pretty busy.

When and why did you start training for fighting? I have a lot of pent up rage from being the nerdy kid, and I wanted to unleash some of that. I met up with my coaches about a year ago (April, '06) and they tested me out. I kept getting better and they took me under their wings to mold me into the fighter I am today. They're my big brothers, beating on me until I get better. I owe a lot of my success to them. 

Accomplishments in amateur competition? NY National Team Cadet Greco-Roman 2002

Accomplishments in pro competition?
NABC MMA World Welterweight Champion

Ranks in any martial arts styles:
None

Favorite grappling technique:
Skull breaking elbow.

Favorite Striking technique:
Jaw breaking knee.

Do you have any heroes?
Sifu Kevin Seaman, Erik Charles, Jared Palmer

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC?
It goes to show that you should never judge a book by its cover. A year ago, everyone was like "what are you doing? You're not going to make it". Now I've made it to the biggest organization in the sport and it is a great feeling achieving a goal you set forth for yourself. I achieved something that most thought would never be possible for me. When I got the call and the contract, I was ecstatic but not shocked. I knew I would make it, and I always believed in myself. I have found myself. This is my calling.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn?
Earned a BS in Kinesiology with a concentration in Fitness Development, and a minor in Exercise Science from SUNY Cortland

What was your job before you started fighting?
Student, library worker, mopping mats at CNYMMA.

 • Pro since 2006

• Took five-year break from MMA from 2009 to 2014

• 2-0 since last UFC appearance, with one KO and one submission lasting a combined 1:27

• Eight wins by KO, four by submission (armbar, 2 triangle, RNC)

• Eight first round finishes

• Origin of nickname: “I used to train in a Morton building on the outskirts of Cortland, NY, where there were abandoned barns and feral cats that would be getting into the dumpsters. Marty, "The One Man Party," told us that Barn Cats are pound-for-pound the most ferocious animals alive. Like if you had a 1000-pound Barn Cat vs. a 1000-pound Bear, the Barn Cat would easily kill it. In fact, if you had a Barn Cat that was equal in size to a shark, the Barn Cat would kill a shark... in the water! My coaches watched me bludgeon my opponent in my first fight with absolutely no technique at the time, and they decided I was to be "The Barn Cat." I hated it at first, but when I got announced at my second fight some drunks in the back were screaming "Kick his ass, Barn Cat!" and I never looked back since. People used to knock my name, now f**kers are trying to rip it off and use it for themselves. That's why I'm "THE BARN CAT," emphasis on the "THE." Just like The Highlander, there can only be one, the original, Tamdan "THE Barn Cat" McCrory.

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