Tom Breese
The Octopus

England

Out
Injury Undisclosed
Est. Return 11/1/2019
Out of UFC London
WelterweightUFC
Out
March 16, 2019
Breese will not participate in his middleweight bout versus Ian Heinisch at UFC London on Saturday due to health issues, MMAJunkie.com reports.
ANALYSIS
It is unclear what issues Breese is exactly dealing with, but he will not be able to step in the Octagon. The card will carry on with 12 fights instead of 13. This marks the second time now that Breese has had to step down on the day of a fight due to health issues, as he did the same against Oluwale Bambose on ironically this same weekend two years ago.
Read More News
Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Tom Breese
DraftKings MMA: UFC London
222 days ago
With UFC 235 crowning a new welterweight champion, the door is open again for Darren Till and other top 170-pound contenders. Jon Litterine breaks down London's welterweight showcase from a DFS perspective.
DraftKings MMA: UFC Liverpool
May 22, 2018
Jon Litterine returns to break down the rare Sunday afternoon card that takes place across the pond in Liverpool.
DraftKings MMA: UFC London Preview
March 15, 2017
Will Jon pick Brad Pickett to win in his last UFC fight? See the full breakdown of UFC London on DraftKings.
DraftKings MMA: UFC 199 Preview
June 1, 2016
Two championship fights headline Saturday's pay-per-view card from Inglewood, CA, and RotoWire's Jon Litterine is here to break it down from a DraftKings perspective.
DraftKings MMA: UFC London Preview
February 25, 2016
One of the UFC's all-time greats returns to the octagon in London, and RotoWire's Jon Litterine returns to break down the card from a DraftKings perspective.
More Fantasy News
Gets replacement in London
WelterweightUFC
Out
February 7, 2019
Breese will now take on Ian Heinisch in a middleweight battle at UFC London on March 16.
ANALYSIS
Breese had originally been scheduled for a matchup with Cesar Ferreira, who was forced to withdraw due to injury. Oddly enough, Ferreira himself had been a replacement for an injured Alessio Di Chirico. Now Heinisch will step in looking to break the curse. His first fight in the UFC occurred in November, where he took a unanimous decision from Ferreira after winning the striking battle 55-to-26. Heinisch was also taken down five times in that fight, but that shouldn't matter much here, with Breese failing to record a takedown in five UFC bouts (4-1 record overall).
Needs new opponent in London
WelterweightUFC
Out
February 2, 2019
Breese will need a new opponent for the UFC London card after Cezar Ferreira announced his withdrawal via Instagram due to a right knee injury.
ANALYSIS
The card is more than a month away, so Breese, a native of England, has plenty of time for the UFC to find him a new opponent. The 27-year-old is 4-1 in the UFC and 11-1 as a professional, and he'll be looking for his second straight win in the friendly confines of his home country.
Facing Cezar Ferreira in London
WelterweightUFC
Out
January 8, 2019
Breese will take on Cezar Ferreira at UFC London on March 16, MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
The British Breese (from Birmingham) is 9-0 when fighting in his home country and owns an 11-1 record overall as a professional. He's coming off a win in his most reason bout, defeating Daniel Kelly in the first round by TKO at UFC Fight Night 130 in May. His opponent, Ferreira, has lost two of his last four matches, most recently falling by unanimous decision against Ian Heinisch at UFC Fight Night 140 in November.
Added to UFC Buenos Aires
WelterweightUFC
Out
August 22, 2018
Breese will fight Cezar Ferreira at UFC Buenos Aires on Nov. 17, Dave Doyle of MMAfighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
After nearly a two-year break, Breese was back in the Octagon in May and wound up looking spry with a first-round TKO of Daniel Kelly. That brought his career record up to 11-1 and gives him momentum heading into a fight against Ferreira. However, Ferreira has earned victories in two straight fights and five of his last six, marking yet another tough challenger. Breese will have the height advantage at 6-foot-3 over the 6-foot-1 Ferreira, but Ferreira actually has a significant reach advantage at 78 inches compared to Breese's 73-inch reach.
Defeats Kelly with emphatic Round 1 TKO in England
WelterweightUFC
Out
May 27, 2018
Breese defeated Daniel Kelly via TKO (punches) at 3:33 of Round 1 at UFC Fight Night on Sunday in Liverpool.
ANALYSIS
Breese looked great in his first fight since 2016. His movement and fast hands were too much for the aging Dan Kelly. Breese was able to get jabs through and eventually landed a huge left uppercut to the right eye of Kelly. Kelly immediately grabbed his eye and retreated. Breese tracked him down and landed follow up shots against the fence which forced Kelly to crumple and the referee stepped in to stop the fight.