James Adam McSweeney is an English professional mixed martial artist and former muay thai kickboxer. He was a cast member of SpikeTV's The Ultimate Fighter: Heavyweights. McSweeney will be a Gamestop exclusive unlockable fighter in the upcoming UFC Undisputed 2010 video game.
Born in London, England, McSweeney started kickboxing when he was six years old. At 15, he left school and moved to Thailand to train full time. An accomplished kickboxer and Muay Thai fighter, McSweeney won numerous titles over his career, ending with a record of 41 wins and 7 losses.
In 2006, McSweeney made the transition to mixed martial arts. After appearing on British MMA shows, he made the move to the United States and began training at Greg Jackson's MMA Academy.
The Ultimate FighterEdit
McSweeney was on The Ultimate Fighter: Heavyweights fighting alongside Team Rashad. McSweeney was the first overall pick and fought on the second episode of the show against Wes Shivers defeating him via majority decision.
McSweeney moved on to the next round of the tournament, fighting teammate, Matt Mitrione. McSweeney won via guillotine choke in the first round.
In the semi-finals, McSweeney lost against Roy Nelson via TKO after getting caught in the crucifix position.
Ultimate Fighting ChampionshipEdit
James was given another chance by the UFC despite losing on The Ultimate Fighter. He fought Darrill Schoonover on The Ultimate Fighter: Heavyweights Finale card in Las Vegas on December 5 winning by TKO in the third round.
Mixed martial arts recordEdit
|Professional record breakdown|
|13||4 wins||4 losses|
|Travis Browne||UFC: The Ultimate Finale 11||June 19, 2010||Las Vegas, Nevada, USA|
|Win||Darrill Schoonover||TKO (Knee and Punches)||UFC: The Ultimate Finale 10||December 5, 2009||3||3:20||Las Vegas, Nevada, USA||UFC Debut|
|Loss||Ricardo Romero||Submission (Rear Naked Choke)||Ring of Combat 24||April 17, 2009||1||2:27||Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA|
|Loss||Neil Grove||TKO||Ultimate Challenge UK: Bad Breed||December 6, 2008||2||1:38||London, England|
|Win||Roman Webber||TKO (Knee)||Cage Rage 28||September 20, 2008||1||0:10||London, England|
|Win||Chris Cooper||TKO||FX3: Fight Night 9||September 13, 2008||1||3:09||Reading, England|
|Loss||Mustapha Al-turk||TKO (Punches)||Cage Rage 27||July 12, 2008||1||2:06||London, England|
|Loss||Robert Paczków||Submission (Smother)||Cage Rage 24||December 1, 2007||1||2:09||London, England|
|Win||Mark Buchanan||TKO (Punches)||Cage Rage 22||July 14, 2007||1||1:30||London, England|
- ↑ Introducing “The Ultimate Fighter Heavyweights”: James McSweeney. Fight! Magazine. Retrieved on September 5, 2009.