Tyler Hill - Official UFC® Profile
Hill
Tyler
6-1-0( 승-패-무 )
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기록: 6-1-0
요약: Striking, Thai clinch, work ethic

Fighter Info

Nickname: Zombie
출신: Memphis, Tennessee United States
거주지: D’Iberville, Mississippi United States
나이: 27
신장: 6' 4" ( 193 cm )
체중: 170 설명 ( 77 kg )
Reach 78"

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TRAINING: A typical day for me is: wake up, run 8-9am light, come in at 9:30am and do padwork for an hour. Pro MMA training M-W or drive to Alabama and do strength training at D1 facility T-Th. Hold pads through the afternoon, teach classes, do bagwork in kickboxing class. I teach 7-8 for cardio, Muay Thai drilling / sparring 8-9pm M-W or MMA drilling / sparring Tues/Thurs. Hard sparring Saturday - 10 rounds. Hard conditioning run Sunday (6-10 miles). 
 
Thoughts on opponent, Dwight Grant? I don't pay too much attention to my opponents at this point. This will be my 27th fight between MMA and Muay Thai. This is a fight to get into the UFC. Everyone at this level is tough as hell (or should be). I train for every fight like my opponent is the baddest man on Earth. I'm hoping for a good technical striking match, but we wrestle every day to be ready if it isn't. 

When and why did you start training for fighting? When I finished playing football in high school, I looked to MMA to keep me busy and push myself physically. I was getting in a little trouble without an outlet. Things weren't great at home (or wherever I was living at the time). I took my first fight six months later, right when I turned 18. 

What titles have you held? Amateur: Midsouth MMA 170, Prize Fight 170, V3 155, SFC 170 and Pro: SFC 170 

Do you have any heroes? I'm gonna have to say Tony Montana. Scarface (and a lot of characters from old school mob movies) really inspired me to come up and go get what you want coming up. I'm not saying I'm a gangster, but I definitely go get what we need. 

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? Man, I literally started off in a shed in a soybean field. I've trained in the most hole in the wall gyms coming up, worked probably a hundred different jobs, went to college. But fighting was always it for me. I really wasn't naturally gifted at all, but I wouldn't quit showing up and driving long distances to train at gyms, running ridiculous distances just to push myself. To make it to the UFC is truly a testament to work ethic and being able to do anything you put your mind to. To achieve something so great from such a low start and providing for my beautiful daughter and wife is literally what I live my life for every day. 

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I went to community college and completed Pre-Engineering. Got a scholarship to MSU and completed two more years of Mechanical Engineering. Interned and co-op with the major corps. But I was always focused on fighting. I didn't complete my last two semesters because I found out my new girlfriend was pregnant and I had to go to work. Then I went pro and never looked back 

What was your job before you started fighting? Before I started fighting, let's see. I had my first fight right when I turned 18. I worked on farms, catfish ponds and restaurants through high school. I've always worked as much as I can to provide for myself. I've been reallllly broke many times. I went to college for mechanical engineering. Had some good internships and co ops with major corporations. But trained and fought through school and work. I worked security and bartended in college. Then my then-new girlfriend found out she was pregnant and I dropped school and started landscaping to try and keep a roof over my head. I went on to demolition and manual labor to provide for our newborn. I remember getting fired three days before she was born. I started working hundred-hour weeks with a bunch of f**k ups doing house demo and mold removal. It was rough. Then I decided I had to go pro. So I fought about a pro fight a month and worked in kitchens cooking food and security at nights in Oxford, where Ole Miss is. I've always been in the college towns. Now I've been a main instructor and manager at Alan's gym since I packed up and moved down 2.5 years ago after meeting him when I went to Thailand the first time. 

Specific accomplishments in pro competition? As a pro, I've had some pretty cool experiences. Mainly fighting in Thailand twice in pro Muay Thai against Thai trainers with hundreds of fights. I won both of those by KO.

Ranks in any martial arts styles: Purple Belt in Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt in Roufusport Striking under Alan Belcher 

Favorite grappling technique: Guillotine

Favorite Striking technique: Elbows

 
  • Pro since 2014

 

  • Three wins by KO, four by submission (2 RNC, armbar, undisclosed submission)

 

  • Five first round finishes

 

  • On two fight winning streak

 

  • Origin of nickname: “One of the first guys I really ever had work with me, a pro Muay Thai fighter from the Memphis, TN area, coined it one day when we were sparring because I was constantly marching through punches to land. He said I was like a damn Zombie you couldn't kill. (Laughs) And my fighting style is no different, so it's stuck.”

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