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Featherweight Division

Not Fighting

"Boondock"

Tristan Connelly

Featherweight Division

14-8-0 (W-L-D)

4

Wins by Knockout

9

Wins by Submission

8

First Round Finishes

Tristan Connelly

athlete record

Event Results

Info

Learn more about Tristan Connelly's UFC history, fighter facts, and Q&A below.

Status
Not Fighting
Hometown
Victoria, Canada
Trains at
Checkmat Vancouver
Fighting style
Jiu-Jitsu
Age
36
Height
70.00
Weight
146.00
Octagon Debut
Aug. 14, 2022
Reach
68.00
Leg reach
41.00

Fighter Facts

  • Pro since 2010
     
  • Started career 3-4. 11-4 since
     
  • Eight first round finishes
     
  • Four wins by KO, nine by submission
     
  • Has won five of his last seven
     
  • Pereira fight was at welterweight
     
  • Origin of nickname - “It was coined after I walked out to the theme to the movie Boondock Saints in my early fights. It was my favorite movie as a teen. The promoter loved it and called me Boondock and it stuck.”

UFC History
UFC on ESPN
(4/30/22) Connelly lost a three round unanimous decision to Darren Elkins 
UFC 261 (4/24/21) Connelly lost a three round unanimous decision to Pat Sabatini
UFC Fight Night (9/14/19) Connelly won a three round unanimous decision over Michel Pereira

Q&A

When and why did you start training for fighting? At 19
What ranks and titles have you held? Black belt BJJ, former Unified MMA Champion, former Cagesport LW Champion (defended), former RiseFC LW Champion
Do you have any heroes? I don’t really have one. I don’t put people on pedestals, but I do admire everyone who’s made the sport I love into something special. 
What was your job before you started fighting? Bartender/bouncer
Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? I never had a single amateur fight. I arrogantly went pro right away and had a few speed bumps along the way in the pros because of that, but it’s why I am where I am today. 
Favorite grappling technique: Chokes  
Favorite Striking technique: Punching people in the face