Timothy Edward Lee Hague (May 9, 1983 – June 18, 2017) was a Canadian mixed martial artist who competed in the heavyweight division, most recently for Absolute Championship Berkut. He became a professional fighter in 2006, and formerly competed for the Ultimate Fighting Championship, World Series of Fighting and King of the Cage, where he went 11–0 and was the King of the Cage Canada Heavyweight Champion. On June 16, 2017, he suffered a brain hemorrhage after being knocked out in a boxing match against Adam Braidwood in Edmonton, Alberta. He died on June 18, 2017.
Hague had a Bachelor of Arts from Augustana University College and an Elementary Education degree from the University of Alberta. Prior to beginning his MMA career, he was an elementary school teacher in Beaumont, Alberta. On January 13, 2011, Hague was awarded the rank of purple belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu under black belt instructors Kyle Cardinal and Rodrigo Munduruca. Hague died on June 18, 2017 after suffering a brain Injury in a match versus Adam Braidwood.
Mixed martial arts careerEarly career
Hague made his MMA debut against Eric MacDonald at King Of The Cage Canada: Detonator in 2006. Hague came out victorious winning via submission. Hague went on to win his next 3 fights and subsequently won the vacant KOTC Canada heavyweight title over Adriano Bernardo in only his fifth fight. His only loss came to Miodrag Petkovic in a split decision. Before signing with Ultimate Fighting Championship, Hague got a rematch against Petkovic and won by unanimous decision.Ultimate Fighting Championship
Hague made his debut against former professional kickboxer, Pat Barry at UFC 98. Hague upset Barry by submitting him using a guillotine choke early in the first round.
Hague fought Todd Duffee on the UFC 102 preliminary card on August 29, 2009. Heavyweight Todd Duffee scored the fastest official KO in UFC history over Hague at 0:07 into the fight. In his fight against Chris Tuchscherer on February 6, 2010 at UFC 109, Hague lost a controversial majority decision after 3 rounds (29–28, 29–28 and 28–28). Joe Rogan said that it may have been the worst decision he had ever seen in his entire life. Following his loss to Tuchscherer, Hague was released from the promotion.UFC return
On April 21, 2010, it was reported that Chad Corvin had pulled out of his UFC 113 bout against Joey Beltran due to his medical paperwork not being approved by the Quebec Athletic Commission, and Hague had been selected to step in. Hague faced Beltran on the preliminary card of the May 8 event and lost via unanimous decision (30–27, 30–26, 29–28).
Hague faced Matt Mitrione on January 22, 2011 at UFC Fight Night 23. He lost the fight via TKO due to punches in the first round. He was then released from the UFC with a promotional record of 1–4.The Fight Club
Shortly after being released from his UFC contract, Hague signed a multi-fight deal with Edmonton, Alberta-based promotion The Fight Club. His first fight was scheduled to be on March 19 at TFC 10, against Tyler East. East, however, was forced to withdraw and Ed Carpenter was named as his replacement. Carpenter was then sent to the hospital with an undisclosed medical issue an hour prior to the event.Regional promotions
On July 9, 2010, Hague faced Ultimate Fighter Season 10 veteran Zak Jensen at AMMA 4: Victory, and won via KO due to knees in the first round.
Hague then faced fellow UFC vet, Travis Wiuff, at AMMA 5: Uprising on October 1, 2010 event in Edmonton, Alberta. He won the fight via Knockout in the first round.
Hague made a valiant 3 Full Round effort against Mike Hackert facing a loss in Fort MacMurray, Alberta. Following this loss he went back to the drawing board, took a vacation to Mexico with friend and fellow fighter Spencer Hendricks, and came back with a mindset to get himself UFC bound. Hague then rematched Hackert at the Mayfield Trade Center for the #1 Canadian Heavyweight Ranking. Facing a first round TKO, Hague announced his retirement from MMA following the bout.
In March 2013, Hague announced his return to the cage. He fought former UFC middleweight Kalib Starnes at Aggression Fighting Championship 19 in Edmonton, Alberta on July 5, 2013. He lost the fight via unanimous decision.
Hague faced Smealinho Rama on May 23, 2014 in Edmonton, Alberta for the Unified MMA promotion. He lost via TKO in the first round.
Hague faced Dwayne Lewis on September 19, 2014 in Fort McMurray, Alberta at Prestige Fighting Championship 6. He won the fight via KO in the first round.
Hague faced to Evgeny Erokhin on August 29, 2015 at League S-70: Russia vs. World. He lost via knockout (punch).World Series of Fighting
Hague made his World Series of Fighting debut against Lee Mein on February 21, 2014 at WSOF Canada 1. He won the fight via TKO in the first round.
Hague faced Matt Baker on June 7, 2014 at WSOF Canada 2. He won the fight via TKO in the first round.
Hague faced Craig Hudson on October 11, 2014 at WSOF 14 in a rematch where Hague was previously victorious. He won the fight via TKO in the third round.Absolute Championship Berkut
In his final MMA fight, Hague was quickly knocked out by a head kick from Michał Andryszak at ACB 41Championships and accomplishments
- King of the Cage
- KOTC Canada Heavyweight Championship (One time)
- Unified MMA
- Unified MMA Heavyweight Championship (One time)
Hague made his boxing debut on December 9, 2011, knocking out Patrick Graham in the Shaw Conference Centre in Edmonton. After a hiatus, he returned to the venue twice in 2016, dropping a unanimous decision to Stan Ahumada in September and losing by TKO to Mladen Miljas that December.
Hague died on June 18, 2017, of injuries sustained during a boxing match on June 16, 2017, with Adam Braidwood.
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