Tom Duquesnoy
Fire Kid

France

Retiring from professional fighting
BantamweightUFC
May 12, 2019
Duquesnoy announced Sunday that he is retiring from the MMA, Chamatkar Sandhu of ESPN.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Duqesnoy, who is just 25 years old and has gone 2-1 since joining the UFC, did not provide many details in his statement. Chances are it is health-related, but given that the Frenchman was still so young, it's very surprising news.
Read More News
Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Tom Duquesnoy
Handicapping the Octagon: UFC 250 Betting Preview
67 days ago
Another pay-per-view in the UFC is on tap for Saturday, and Chris Olson is back to take a look at some creative ways for opportunistic bettors to wager on the card.
Fight Stat Wrap: UFC London Recap
March 19, 2018
On a Saturday dedicated to green beer and hoops, major upsets were happening across the pond. Richard Mann is back for his stats-based recap of UFC London.
DraftKings MMA: UFC London Preview
March 14, 2018
The UFC returns with a former heavyweight champion fighting overseas Saturday afternoon. Jon Litterine is back with predictions and fight breakdowns.
RotoWire Staff Picks: UFC 216
October 5, 2017
UFC 216 has two belts and a record on the line this Saturday. See who the RotoWire Staff thinks will walk away a winner.
DraftKings MMA: UFC 216 Preview
October 3, 2017
Mighty Mouse attempts to tie the UFC's title defense record the same weekend a new interim lightweight king is crowned. Jon Litterine has the breakdown.
More Fantasy News
Won't fight at UFC 232
BantamweightUFC
November 12, 2018
Duquesnoy revealed via his personal Instagram account that he must withdraw frim his UFC 232 matchup against Nathaniel Wood after an MRI showed an intercostal hematoma.
ANALYSIS
The injury will keep him away from training for the next 1.5 months, leaving Duquesnoy unlikely to return until early-to-mid 2019. There should be plenty of time for the UFC to find a replacement opponent for Wood, who is unlikely to wait around for this matchup to be rescheduled.
Added to UFC 232
BantamweightUFC
October 18, 2018
Duquesnoy will take on Nathaniel Wood in a bantamweight matchup at UFC 232 on Dec. 29.
ANALYSIS
The two fighters have just a combined four fights in the UFC, and it's Duquesnoy with the experience edge, sporting a 2-1 mark with the promotion. Physically, the two measure up very similarly, with only a one-inch difference of height and reach between them. Wood won his only career UFC fight via submission to Johnny Eduardo in June, and the mat game is certainly a skill Duquesnoy possesses, with wins via rear-naked choke, triangle choke and guillotine on his resume. He's only been submitted once all the way back in 2013. It's a matchup of two young bantamweights that won't affect the 135-pound title picture for quite some time, but certainly may down the road.
Wins via unanimous decision in London
BantamweightUFC
March 17, 2018
Duquesnoy defeated Terrion Ware via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27) at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in London.
ANALYSIS
Duquesnoy's leg kicks were the story of this fight. In the first round he landed 14 leg kicks to Ware's 3. He ended most of his combinations with leg kicks throughout the fight. At the end of the first and second rounds he was taken down and absorbed some ground and pound. In the third round Ware's pace and body shots started to take their toll and Duquesnoy began to fade. Ware has never been finished and it seemed like he won the third round. If Ware was more successful at defending leg kicks he may have stolen the fight from "Fire Kid."
Set to fight Terrion Ware
BantamweightUFC
February 19, 2018
Duquesnoy will face off against Terrion Ware at UFC Fight Night 127 in London on March 17, MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
The 24-year-old Frenchman was a rising star in the European scene, compiling a 14-1 record and earning BAMMA featherweight and bantamweight titles before signing with the UFC last year. The dynamic fighter has compiled a 1-1 record since joining the UFC, winning his debut in April with a second-round TKO against Patrick Williams before losing by a split decision against Cody Stamann in October.
Struggles in decision loss to Cody Stamann
BantamweightUFC
October 7, 2017
Duquesnoy lost to Cody Stamann via split decision (27-30, 28-29, 29-28) at UFC 216 on Saturday in Las Vegas.
ANALYSIS
That should quiet the hype surrounding Duquesnoy considerably. He got off to a quick start before fading considerably in Rounds 2 and 3. The 23-year-old looked excellent in his company debut against Patrick Williams in April but he struggled against a better opponent in Stamann. Duquesnoy is a terrific athlete that gets elite training on a daily basis with the Jackson-Wink camp in New Mexico, but he still needs to refine his game. He'll be back in the near future.