"The Train"


Stance: Southpaw
Division: Heavyweight
Height: 6' 1"
Reach: 74"
Weight: 264 lbs.


Thomas Petersen is a renowned professional mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter from Denmark, popularly known for competing in the heavyweight division in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). Petersen was born on April 26, 1992 in Roskilde, Denmark, and was drawn to combat sports from a young age. He stands at 6’5″ and fights out of Aarhus, Denmark, boasting an impressive physicality that has come to define his fighting style.

Petersen began his martial arts training as a child, initially participating in karate before transitioning to kickboxing and eventually finding his calling in MMA. Cutting his teeth in the rough and tumble domestic circuit in Denmark, his natural aptitude for the sport quickly made him a formidable force.

After several notable victories in the local circuit, Petersen made his professional MMA debut in 2017 for the Danish MMA Night promotion. Displaying a mix of heavy punches, ground-and-pound techniques, and grappling, he notched pivotal victories to build an impressive record. During this time, Petersen made a name for himself as a strong, disciplined fighter with an uncanny ability to turn fights around in his favor.

In 2021, after accumulating an undefeated professional record of 5-0, Petersen was signed by the UFC, a moment that marked a significant milestone in his career. This catapulted him onto the world stage, providing him the opportunity to compete against some of the most talented athletes in the MMA world.

Upon his arrival to the UFC, Petersen proved that he belonged in the big leagues with a dominant performance in his debut match. His performances in the Octagon are marked by his incredible physical strength and resiliency, leaving a strong impression and earning him significant respect from his opponents and the larger MMA community.

Outside the cage, Petersen is known for his humble demeanor and dedication to honing his skills. He frequently credits his success to his rigorous training regimen, disciplined lifestyle, and the unwavering support of his coaches and team. Petersen trains out of Rumble Sport in Copenhagen, Denmark, under the tutelage of renowned coach Tue Trnka, who helps him prepare for his bouts meticulously and effectively.

In addition to his fighting career, Petersen maintains a strong connection with his local community, often organizing and participating in charity events. He believes in utilizing his platform to foster positive change, demonstrating a deep commitment to service that extends far beyond his MMA accomplishments.

While still at a relatively early stage in his UFC career, Thomas Petersen’s ever-growing list of accolades is testament to his potential and promise as a fighter. His unbeaten record points towards a promising career in the UFC. His incredible discipline, relentless work ethic, and commitment to mastering his craft continue to drive his success and cement his legacy in the UFC’s strongly contested heavyweight division. His blend of strength, skill, and sportsmanship promises to keep fans on the edge of their seats for years to come.

Fight History

Mohammed Usman
Thomas Petersen: Winner
by Unanimous Decision in Round 3
Sat. Jul 20, 2024
UFC Fight Night: Lemos vs. Jandiroba
Jamal Pogues
Thomas Petersen: Defeated
by Unanimous Decision in Round 3
Sat. Feb 03, 2024
UFC Fight Night: Dolidze vs. Imavov


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