|Birth Day:||September 2, 1987|
|Birth Place:||Boston, United States|
Former mixed martial artist who became known for his time in the UFC's middleweight division. Cathal Pendred went 4-2 in the promotion and retired in 2015 after being knocked out by Tom Breese.
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Cathal Pendred rose to prominence while fighting in Europe with Cage Warriors Fighting Championship, winning the welterweight title in 2013.
Pendred was educated in Belvedere College, Dublin and won a Leinster Senior Cup medal in 2005 alongside future Irish internationals Cian Healy and Ian Keatley.
Pendred started his professional career in 2009. He became the number one ranked welterweight in Ireland during 2010 after winning the national title. In March 2013 he became the Cage Warriors Welterweight Champion after beating the title holder Gael Grimaud in London, England.
Pendred attended Dublin City University where he studied forensics, he graduated with a BSc degree in Analytical Science in 2012.
Pendred was selected as a cast members of the nineteenth season of The Ultimate Fighter on 25 March 2014. He was then chosen as the third pick for the middleweights on coach BJ Penn's team.
Pendred faced Team Penn teammate Mike King at middleweight on 19 July 2014 at UFC Fight Night 46. He was victorious via second round submission. The win earned him 'Fight of the Night' honours along with Mike King. However, King would also later go on to fail the drug test which resulted in his half of the bonus going to Pendred.
Pendred dropped to the welterweight division where he fought Gasan Umalatov on 4 October 2014 at UFC Fight Night: Nelson vs. Story. He defeated Umalatov by split decision.
In April 2014 Cathal was pictured carrying a baby dolphin into the ocean. The dolphin had become beached and was unable to return to deep enough water on its own. A picture was taken with the dolphin in Cathal's arms as he carried it into the sea, this picture went viral soon after the incident. Subsequently the story was reported across the globe.
Pendred next faced Sean Spencer on 18 January 2015 at UFC Fight Night 59. Pendred won the fight by a controversial unanimous decision. Both Joe Rogan and Mike Goldberg had felt Spencer had dominated the fight and declared on air how baffling the decision was; later UFC president Dana White echoed this sentiment on air. Likewise, all 15 major MMA media outlets scored the fight in favour of Spencer.
Pendred faced Augusto Montaño on 13 June 2015 at UFC 188. He won the fight by unanimous decision. Montaño tested positive for testosterone metabolites in the post-fight drug test.
Pendred faced John Howard as a short notice replacement on 11 July 2015 at UFC 189. He lost the fight via split decision.
Pendred next faced Tom Breese on 24 October 2015 at UFC Fight Night 76. Pendred lost the fight by TKO in the first round.
Pendred announced his retirement from MMA on 25 November 2015.
In 2015 Pendred became the first UFC fighter to support an anti-domestic violence group. He spearheaded a campaign which promoted the positive influence men can play in stopping domestic abuse of women and children. The campaign involved the release of a powerful YouTube video in which Pendred spoke about the role men can play in preventing abuse.
On 23 May 2017, it was announced that Pendred had been cast in a lead role in the Amazon produced TV series Lore, which is based on the popular podcast of the same name. Pendred will play Michael Cleary, a real-life character from Irish folklore in the horror anthology series. Michael is married to the younger Bridget (played by Holland Roden). When Bridget starts making more money than he does, and starts questioning his decisions, Michael is convinced that his loving wife has been replaced by a changeling. Lore premiered on 13 October 2017.
Currently, Cathal Pendred is 34 years, 0 months and 20 days old. Cathal Pendred will celebrate 35th birthday on a Friday 2nd of September 2022.
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