Anthony
Birchak
12-3-0( W-L-D )
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Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 3 fights.
Record: 12-3-0
Summary: Wrestling, slick submissions

Fighter Info

Nickname: El Toro
From: Tucson, Arizona USA
Fights Out Of: Tucson, Arizona USA
Age: 29
Height: 5' 8" ( 172 cm )
Weight: 135 lb ( 61 kg )
Reach 69"
Leg Reach 39"

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
139
34% Successful
47
Types of Successful Strikes
0
47
62% Standing
26%
13%
29
12
6
Striking Defense
59
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
6
17% Successful
1
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
0
0
0
Takedown Defense
N/A
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay Awards
UPCOMING
Anthony Birchak
Jul 7, 2016
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Loss
Anthony Birchak
Nov 7, 2015
24
27
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Win
Anthony Birchak
Jun 6, 2015
1
16
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Loss
Anthony Birchak
Dec 13, 2014
4
0
1
0
0
3
0
0
R1 Submission

Biography

TRAINING: Everyday’s been different for this camp but I have added a new strength and conditioning aspect for this fight and jumped into it right after the Soto knockout. So I've been grinding steadily since June and really emphasized Olympic-style lifting for explosive movements, as well as Sumits Yoga for flexibility, core strengthening, and balance to still have power shots from awkward positioning. It's also a way better way of cutting weight than having to sit in a sauna or using plastics. (Laughs)
 
When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training after college without many opportunities other than the Olympics. I saw how good former teammates Efrain Escudero, Jaime Varner and Danny Martinez were doing in MMA and I decided to make the transition to MMA in late 2008.
 
What ranks and titles have you held? Rage in the Cage BW champion, BJJ world silver medalist, Inaugural MFC bantamweight champion, four-time Greco-Roman AZ state Champion, three-time Arizona high school state medalist, 2003 Arizona state runner up, AAU All-American 2006.
 
Do you have any heroes? Mom
 
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It's the culmination of every drop of blood, sweat and tears. The sacrifices and struggles that my family and I have made are finally paying off.
 
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I did go to college at the junior college (Pima Community College) and NCAA Division II (Grand Canyon University) levels, where I studied in visual communications with emphasis in graphic design and marketing advertising. I did not earn a degree, but I learned I was way better at beating people up than being a student.
 
What was your job before you started fighting? I've worked for my uncle’s roofing company for years. I also worked at a sporting goods store and tended bar all at the same time for about three years.
 
Specific accomplishments in pro competition? I was in Sports Illustrated Dec. 22, 2013 for Most Victorious Picture of the Year. Also have won multiple Fight of the Night awards.
 
Ranks in any martial arts styles: Purple belt in BJJ under Sean Huff of Northside BJJ in Tucson, Arizona, and I also say I definitely have my black belt in Wrestling.
 
Favorite grappling technique: D'arce Choke or Anaconda Choke
 
• Pro since 2009
 
• Six wins by submission, four by KO
 
• Has won 6 of last 8
 
• Owns 2013 win over UFC vet Ryan Benoit
 
• Six first-round finishes
 
• Origin of nickname: The origin of my nickname “El Toro” came from my fiancé Mercedes, who was watching me spar one day and noticed that I was like a bull, just constantly coming forward with a relentless attack. She said I'm stubborn and bullheaded and it just stuck as Tony Toro basically. Anthony "El Toro" Birchak, that's who you’re going to see - someone who is so determined and won't give up.”

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