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Charles Williams
Charles Williams 2017
Williams racing in 2017.
Born Charles Nathaniel Williams
(1989-04-17) April 17, 1989 (age 29)
Davenport, Iowa, U.S
Residence Fort Smith, Arkansas, U.S
Other names Hammer
The Davenport Nate
Motocross career
Statistics
Class(es) Junior 98cc
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Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight 241 lb (109 kg)
Team(s) KTM, Suzuki, Yamaha
Bike number #138
#167 (formerly)
Motocross record
Total races 48
Wins 45
Wins by GP 35
Losses 3
Mixed martial arts career
Division Welterweight
Middleweight
Fighting out of Bettendorf, Iowa, U.S.
Team Williams Martial Arts
Rank      Black Belt in Shuri-ryū Karate
3rd Degree Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Years active 1995-2014, 2015-2016, 2018, 2019 (MMA)
2007-2018 (Amateur boxing)
Mixed martial arts record
Total 34
Wins 34
By knockout 19
By submission 15
Losses 0
By knockout 0
Amateur boxing record
Total 7
Wins 7
By knockout 5
Losses 0
Other information
Spouse Marisa McCarson (m. 2017)
Children 3
Notable relatives James Ryan, cousin
Website carlwilliammma.wiki.com
Boxing record from BoxRec
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog
Medal record
Men's athletics
Representing Flag of the United States.svg United States
X Games
Silver medal icon (S initial) Winter X Games XXII One-on-One match
Gold medal icon (G initial) X Games Minneapolis 2018 One-on-One match
Gold medal icon (G initial) X Games Sydney 2018 Moto X

Charles Nathaniel Williams (born April 17, 1989), more commonly known as Chris Williams, and was nicknamed "Hammer" (formerly "The Davenport Nate"), was American Professional Motocross racer, racing from since 2013, former Amateur boxer and mixed martial artist from 1995 to 2014 again from 2015 to 2016 and made a three-fights comebacks in 2018 and one-fight comeback in 2019, and retired with perfect undefeated record of 34–0. He is known for his fights in the Ultimate Fighting Championship, where he became the first UFC Welterweight Champion and UFC 16 Welterweight Tournament Winner.

He is also known as a highly successful trainer and coach, having founded Williams Fighting Systems. This camp is considered one of the most successful in MMA history and has produced several world champions.[1] On July 6, 2014, he was inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame.[2]

Williams began his professional motocross career in 2013 (at age 26). In his debut racing match, he defeated John Josephs at the 2013 FIM Motocross Championship. He than won the next four races until he lost to Pieter St-Georges. The following year in 2016, Williams' comeback after defeating Paul von Nurnberg at 2016 AMA Championship and won the championship; he will than lose the championship to Paul Mason Jr..[3] Williams was than won two victories; Mark S. Calaway at the 2017 Rivalry of Championships in Houston, Texas and Maxime Desprey at the 2017 FIM Motocross World Championship in Villars-sous-Écot, France. Williams recently defeated José Butrón on 27 November 2017. After the loss against Danny W. Tucker at X Games Aspen 2018, Williams defeating Jean-Pierre Tortelli (twice), Oscar De La Santa, Ryan Anderson Jr. and Justin Parker.

Early life and amateur boxing careerEdit

Williams was born Charles Nathaniel Williams on April 17, 1989 in Davenport, Iowa. His father was former military veteran Daniel John Williams and his mother Mary June-Williams was an bartender. He graduated from Davenport High School, later receiving his college degree in business from Iowa University.

Before Williams' career in MMA, he tried boxing with straight 4 wins in Boxing. He begin boxing at age of 20. His made his professional debut against Tunney Hunsaker on October 29, 2007 and won via Unanimous decision in the six round. The following year, Williams than defeated Luís Arias on December 27, 2008 in Technical knockout on the fourth round. Williams confirmed that he will fight against Seth Francis on January 17, 2008, but he won by Technical knockout in the third round. He returned by fight against Jack Morrison on Feburary 7, 2009, but Williams defeated Morrison in the first (eight) round by knockout.

Williams returned to fight in the MMA to become one of the successful fighter in the Ultimate Fighting Championship from 2009 to 2017. Recently, Williams retired after winning a comeback at UFC Fight Night 124 against John Pickle. After his retirement from MMA, he return to professional motocross and maybe return to amateur boxing for the first time in 8 years. Finally, Williams making his amateur boxing return and was scheduled for boxing match on 3rd of October, four days after his motocross race match on September 30th. Williams will be having a match with undefeated Japanese amateur boxer Maniwa Tsuruki (11–0–0; 6 by KO) at Convention Center in Miami Beach, Florida, which Williams defeated Tsuruki by Technical knockout in the seventh round.

On September 2, 2018, Williams' renewed his boxing license and agreed to have and 2-3 matches per month (or once it depends of his racing matches). A month later on November 2nd, Williams fought against Mexican Oscar Duarte at the GIECO Music Stage in Aspen, Colorado. In front of 150,000 people, the match went well for both men but it ends with an split draw. Week later, Williams vs. Duarte re-match planning to rumor and it's not that long that rumors last; The APA Promotions announced that the re-match confirmed for November 14th fight, while Williams announced that he will retired from amateur boxing after the bout which he wanted to contunine his pro motocross career and that he will not going to be professional.

On November 5, Williams announced that his amateur boxing career that come to an end, and that his final boxing match were Oscar Duarte in an re-match for November 14 fight, which it were pervious fight will held on December 3rd, but it pushed backwards. During the bout, Williams defeated Duarte in an Tactical knockout in the fourth round. After the fight, Williams announced his retirement saying, "I've undefeated in MMA, 30 wins and 0 losses, and now I've been retire undefeated in amateur boxing. I hope my opponent and congrats for his success in boxing."

Williams retired and finished his career, undefeated with 7 fights, all of them won; 5 by KO.

Mixed martial arts careerEdit

Bettendorf FightsEdit

Williams started his MMA training at 18. Before this, Williams trained at Tarpein's Dojo [4] with Grand Master Nick Tarpein, where he learned much of what he knows about karate, and was introduced to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) for the very first time. With Williams's wrestling background, Jiu-Jitsu came naturally to him. When Miletich coupled BJJ with his strong foundation in boxing/karate, he realized where his fighting career should go; MMA. After learning the foundations of BJJ in Tarpein's Dojo, Miletich decided to branch out and learn BJJ full time. A friend from Chicago got him into a Renzo Gracie seminar. After training in Brazilian jiu-jitsu (BJJ) for a year, the same friend then got him into the Battle of the Masters, an MMA tournament held in Chicago in 1995.

Bellator and ONE ChampionshipEdit

After going 8 fights with no defeats, Williams announced that he will announced his contract at Bellator and he become his debut on Ryan Thomas at Bellator 14, in Chicago, Illinois on April 15, 2010. He on the debut and won the bout against Thomas by technical submission in the first round. Williams and Thomas fought again on May 20 at Bellator 19 in Grand Prairie, Texas. At the bout, Williams won by submission. Williams faced Dan Hornbuckle at Bellator 22 on July 17, in Kansas City, Missouri. Williams won the fight by submission in the third round.

Williams' next fight that he faced the Bellator Welterweight Champion Lyman Good at Bellator 33 in October 21. He won the fight by submission, making his first championship title. Williams' next fight is an non-title defense against Nick Thompson at Bellator 40 on April 9, 2011, in Newkirk, Oklahoma. He won the fight by submission in the second round.

After the fight, Williams announced he will defend his championship, he later soon faced Jay Hieron on October 29, 2011 at Bellator 56, in Kansas City, Kansas. Williams successfully defended his championship and won the fight submission. At Bellator 64, Williams faced Douglas Lima in Windsor, Ontario, Canada on April 6, 2012. Williams also successfully defended his championship by submission.

On January 24, 2013, Williams faced Karl Amoussou at Bellator 86 in Thackerville, Oklahoma, and announced that he will also defended his championship again. At the bout, Williams defeated Amoussou by technical knockout in the second round which doctor stoppage. Williams faced Marcos Ferdinand at Bellator 97 on July 31, 2013. He won the fight by technical knockout in fourth round. After the fight, Williams was relased from Bellator, that Williams' experience was "happy and enjoyable".

Now consecutive 17 wins with no losses, Williams signed with ONE Championship on November 7, 2013. His first fight was his debut at the ONE FC: Honor and Glory, where he faced Jeremy Colbert on May 24, 2014, which he won the fight by submission in the first round. Williams' next fight is challenged Nobutatsu Suzuki, the current ONE Welterweight Champion in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. He later captured the championship by technical knockout in fourth round.

He defends the championship, when Williams faced Luis Santos on April 24, 2015 at ONE Championship: Valor of Champions in Pasay, Philippines, which he won the fight by technical knockout in first round. While in Pasay, Philippines, Williams then faced Paul Martin at ONE Championship: Global Warriors, in Pasay City on April 15, 2015, which Williams won the fight by submission. On May 26, 2015, Williams faced Agilan Thani at ONE Championship: Dynasty of Heroes in Kallang, Singapore to defended his championship. He won the fight in the first round by submission. His next title defense was at he faced Zebaztian Kadestam on September 2, 2015 at ONE Championship: Shanghai in Shanghai, China. Williams won the fight by technical knockout in the second round.

Williams' last fight in ONE was at ONE 63: Immortal Pursuit, when he faced Shinya Aoki on November 24, 2015 in Kallang, Singapore, which he announced his last title defense. At the bout, Williams defeated Aoki by technical knockout in first round.

Ultimate Fighting ChampionshipEdit

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Williams in 2016.

Early fightsEdit

Williams agreed to fight in the Ultimate Fighting Championship in an contract, where in his UFC's debut in UFC Fight Night 82 where he defeated Nathan Polk, to improved his record to 26–0. Three fights later Williams fought in UFC 16 and won the first UFC Welterweight tournament.

UFC Welterweight ChampionEdit

At UFC 17.5: Ultimate Brazil, Williams defeated Mikey Burnett to become the first UFC Welterweight Champion. In his fifth title defense at UFC 31 he lost to Carlos Newton by submission. This was his first UFC defeat. His next fight was a KO win over Shonie Carter at UFC 32. After this fight, Williams moved up to the Middleweight division. This was partly due to encouragement by UFC management and because his teammate, Matt Hughes, defeated Carlos Newton to win the UFC Welterweight Championship. Williams returned to fight at his new weight at UFC 36, but quickly lost to Matt Lindland. Williams decided to take some time away from professional fighting and recover from numerous chronic injuries. Williams was scheduled to fight Frank Trigg at WFA 3 but pulled out due to injury. He returned in September 2006 to fight Renzo Gracie in an IFL superfight, and submitted to a guillotine choke in the first round. Williams spoke briefly after the fight about re-aggravating his old neck injury before the Gracie fight. Williams's last fight was in December 2008 where he scored a second-round KO over Thomas Denny that was televised on the HDNet network. Williams return to MMA and than fight next three straight wins over Nathan Polk in 2015 at UFC 189, Jim Miller at UFC 196 on March 2016 and UFC 206 on December 2016.

Williams holds a third-degree black belt in Shuri-ryu karate. He has also trained with Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt Sergio Monteiro and was awarded his Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt by Oswaldo Alves.

Final fight and first retirementEdit

Main article: UFC Fight Night: Williams vs. Pickle

Williams returns to MMA, and will be making a comeback after a year of retirement. His opponent was John Pickle at UFC Fight Night 124 in St. Louis, Missouri on January 14, 2018. On December 5th, Williams announced his final MMA match and preserved his motocross career, at the interview, Williams said, "You know, I love Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), I really do. As an former Professional boxer and currently Professional motocross racer, I'm really looking forward to move forward to have a future in motocross. This will be my last match in MMA and I got a perfect dancing partner [John Pickle] to end my MMA career." At the bout, Williams defeated Pickle, ending his undefeated streak by technical knockout in second round.[5] Both participants were awarded Fight of the Night.[6]

After the match both Williams and Pickle hugged in the ring, as Pickle emotional farewell. "You always a great champion." Pickle said. "I hope you have a wonderful retirement and I will be rooting for you in your professional motocross career." Following his victory bout against Pickle, Williams announced his retirement.

Return to Bellator and second retirementEdit

After his completion with UFC, a possible return of Williams on few weeks of February 2018. On March 4, 2018, Williams confirmed that his comeback for a comeback-fight against Rafael Carvalho at Bellator 200 in London, England in May 25, for the Bellator Middleweight World Championship.[7] After scoring a takedown early, Williams used ground and pound to win the fight via TKO in the first round.[8] Williams became the first fighter to win a world title in both UFC and Bellator MMA.[9]

Williams made his first title defense against current Bellator Welterweight Champion Rory MacDonald on September 29, 2018 at Bellator 206.[10] Williams stuffed MacDonald's takedown attempt and delivered ground and pound, eventually winning the fight via technical knockout in round two.[11]

Then Williams faced Matt Mitrione in the semi-finals at Bellator 207 on October 12, 2018.[12] He won the fight via unanimous decision.[13]After the fight, a possible fight between Williams and veteran Fedor Emelianenko for the vacant Bellator Heavyweight World Championship in the main event at Bellator 214 on January 26, 2019.[14] It was later confirmed on November 2, 2018.

At the bout, Williams claimed the title by winning via knockout just 35 seconds into the first round, thus becoming the first ever simultaneous two-weight champion in Bellator history.[15] The fight had earned, The Fight of the Night. Williams announced his final retirement for good on February 2, 2019, and that he contuning his professional motocross and stated that Williams' experience in Bellator from 2010 to 2013 and from 2018 to 2019 is one of most loved and best friends in MMA career.

He finished his professional career with perfect record of 34 wins (19 by TKO) with no loss. And on February 6, 2019, Williams was named the "Fighter of the Comeback" on four.

Legacy in Mixed marital artsEdit

Following his departure from the UFC, Williams was one of the most undefeated and the youngest MMA fighter of all time, with 30 wins with no defeats.

Williams has a style that could be described as 'swarming', with fast strikes, leading that his 16 KOs in his fights. He moves forward constantly, giving opponents very little room to land clean strikes, all while utilizing powerful and extremely swift punching combinations. He typically starts with a jab, follows up with a hard straight right, and then adds hooks and uppercuts as the fight progresses.[16] He is strong in the clinch, where he throws long combinations that typically end in a takedown.[16]

If Williams knocks his opponent to the ground during a fight, he often uses grappling skills to maintain a dominant position while he continues to strike from above.[16] He does not usually attempt submissions. All of his wins have either come by striking from punches, or by decision.[17]

Williams has also been praised consistently for his cardiovascular training; he has tremendous endurance that allows him to continue to fight aggressively after his opponents have become exhausted, earning him the nickname 'Hammer' for his striking power and 'The Davenport Nate.[16] Williams's strong cardio also allows him to throw more strikes. As of July 2013, he was ranked Number 1 for the most strikes landed per minute in the UFC, surpassing Cain Velasquez.[18]

Professional Motocross careerEdit

Background and debutEdit

Williams' been ride dirtbike since the age of two, but stopped together to become Boxing and MMA careers. He was trained by Chris Ellison was here where he laid the foundations to his fast movement techniques[19] Despite this, and his family moving to New Jersey, Williams continued racing at his youth. He was also trained by Paul Mason Sr. and sometimes Chris Ellison. Chris Ellison recalls Williams, "One of the best racers and I wish he could race more into his amateur racing, but he's doesn't." He continued "Williams does wanted to go boxing and Martial arts, but he could be the best motocross racer of all time".[20]

Williams made his debut at the 2013 FIM Motocross Championship where he defeats another rookie, John Josephs on March 4, 2013 in New Jersey with number 167.

Negotiations with Danny W. TuckerEdit

Following his second victory against Walkner, there was much public demand for a fight between the One-on-One Junior Champion Charles N. Williams and two-time X Games Gold medalist Danny W. Tucker. Williams reportedly agreed to race Tucker on October 18, 2014 for a split of $50 grand up front,[21] and it was later agreed that the venue for the race would be Circuit of the Americas of X Games. However, the bout was put in jeopardy due to disagreements about XGames-style drug testing. The Ellison camp random blood testing by the United States Anti-Doping Agency,[22] whereas Williams refused to have any blood testing within 30 days from the race, because he thought it would weaken him, but he was willing to have blood taken from him before the 30-day window as well as immediately after the fight.[23]

Paul Mason Sr., on the other hand, commented that he would not allow blood to be taken from Williams one week before the race.[24][25] In an attempt to resolve their differences, the two camps went through a process of mediation before a retired judge. After the mediation process Ellison agreed to a 14-day no blood testing window. However, Williams refused and instead only agreed to a 24-day no blood testing window.[26] Consequently, on January 7, 2014, Williams's promoter Paul Mason Sr. declared that the race was officially off.[27]

After negotiations for the Ellison racing match fell through, other racers were considered to replace Ellison as William's next opponent, including former Light Welterweight Champion Dennis Ullrich,[28] and WBA Light Middleweight title holder Yuri Freeman.[29] However, Williams chose to fight former WMXC title holder Jeremy van Horebeek instead.

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Williams vs. HorebeekEdit

Williams race against Jeremy van Horebeek on October 18, 2014 in Fayetteville, North Carolina at the 2014 Rivalry on Championships. At the race, Williams defeated Horebeek, giving Williams's fourth win.

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Williams at the 2016 AMA Motocross Championship against Paul von Nurnberg.

He then made his four more victories until the short streak had been broken by Pieter St-Georges at 2015 FIM Motocross World Championship where he also lost the championship. At the 2016 AMA Motocross Championship, Williams defeated Paul von Nurnberg. Than he lost to Paul Mason Jr. at the New York Private Motocross Track on March 26, 2016. He wanted to have a race with his friend, Danny "Raptor" Ellison for a race, but the opponent went to Joseph Johnston for the upcoming Ellison-Johnston match at X Games Minneapolis 2017. Williams switch number plates to number 677.

Williams vs. CalawayEdit

With no opponent, he challenged Mark S. Calaway to a match instead, which Calaway accepted. At the championship, Williams defeated Calaway.

Williams vs. DespreyEdit

William made his first outside of the United States match in Villars-sous-Écot, France where his opponent was French rider Maxime Desprey who correctly 22–0, at the championship, William defeated and broke the Desprey's streak.

Williams vs. ButrónEdit

William than challenged José Butrón to 2017 Winter Motocross Season, a One-on-One Match on November 27th. At the Championship event, Williams defeated Butrón.

X Games debutEdit

Williams vs. TuckerEdit

Main article: Danny Tucker vs. Charles N. Williams

Williams was recently going to making his final returned to MMA in January 2018, and Derek Saint, CEO of Johansson Raceway announced that Williams making his return to track and was looking for opponent. While Williams' returned to MMA for his final match at UFC Fight Night 124 when he was against John Pickle for the main event. He confirmed on Twitter that he will returned and making his X-Games debut against the returning undefeated Danny W. Tucker after years of negations to at X Games Aspen 2018 on January 26th. During the race at his debut at X Games Aspen in Colorado, Williams was defeated by Tucker in all seventh rounds, improving his undefeated record of 44–0, while Williams were dropped of 20–3. His defeat of returning to motocross for the first time since 2017. Williams also won an Silver medal for the first time. After the race, it was billed as Biggest One Yet.

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Williams vs. TortelliEdit

After being defeated by Danny W. Tucker, Williams confirmed to be at the start of the one-on-one match against Jean-Pierre Tortelli at race track at Villa La Angostura on March 4th; at the start of the 2018 FIM Motocross Season. Williams' however made a comeback by defeating Tortelli. Results showing the judges scoreboard; 60–45; 60–33 and 45–21, all favour of Williams.

Williams vs. Tortelli IIEdit

On April 13, 2018, Williams announced to be into another racing match, his options were an re-match against Danny W. Tucker, last time was at X Games Aspen 2018. Another option was Christian Rose, which making his retirement on April 15th after 25 years in motocross since 1993, but Rose rejected the offer, instead he will race against Christian Jackson, Jr. Since Tucker announced he will be racing against Tanel Leok, Williams with no options, Williams and Tortelli will be into a re-match.

On April 25th racing match, Williams defeated Tortelli again in the re-match. After the match, Williams and Tortelli made peace.

Williams vs. De La SantaEdit

Main article: Oscar De La Santa vs. Charles N. Williams

Williams fought undefeated Oscar De La Santa on 19th May 2018 at the Sherwood Raceway, in Sherwood, Arkansas. Despising going as the underdog during the bout, and possibility going to the trilogy against Tortelli. Throwout rounds one to four, Williams dominated the race, surpassing De La Santa and making De La Santa to crash multiple times. In round five, Williams start to pressuring De La Santa, making him crash again while Williams past De La Santa. In Round six, Williams dominated the round and defeated De La Santa by grand prix, and De La Santa's first professional loss.

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Williams vs. Anderson Jr., ParkerEdit

On 30th April, a day after his victory over Oscar De La Santa, William fought Ryan Anderson Jr. on July 22, 2018. The event will took place X Games Minneapolis 2018 in U.S. Bank Stadium, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Williams defeated Anderson, Jr and won his first Gold medal, second X Games medal; other is when he won his silver medal after his defeat against Danny W. Tucker.

Williams fought Justin Parker in Lommel, Belgium, at Round 8 at the 2018 FIM Motocross Championship. At the event, Williams defeated Parker on August 5th, 2018.

Cancelled Washington raceEdit

It will be announced that Williams was scheduled to race against undefeated Tommy Washington (23–0–5). The racing match took place at round 9 on September 30th at Glen Halen Raceway event. Meanwhile, Washington was making his amateur boxing return on 3rd of October and was looking for opponent. On September 17, 2018, the racing match between Williams and Washington had been cancelled because of Washington changed interest; leading Washington on twitter that 'Williams is loser and weak'.

Williams vs. RyanEdit

Main article: James Ryan vs. Charles N. Williams

Day after cancelled racing match between Williams-Washington, Williams' deal with Washington's deal is off. Many negotiations between Tony Cairoli, Richard J. Kennedy or James Ryan (Williams). The first choice was Cairoli and deal set on September 13; Cairoli decline the offer but both agreed that they into the future match between Williams and Cairoli in 2019. Next one is Richard Kennedy, brother of retired pro motocross racer Charles D. Kennedy — Kennedy was part-time motocross racer who race one match every year (two matches if lucky and at the early of his motocross career). At the time Kennedy received his offer about the racing match, Kennedy respectfully decline and said 'It's a good possibility that I'm going to race [Charles N. Williams] Williams in the future.'

Last choice was Ryan Williams (46–2–1). Quickly Williams' team went negotiations with Ryan Williams. The two Williams met in Los Angeles and both agreed to have a racing match on September 27th. The deal made on September 17, billed as "Two Williams' Race", for confusing of the two Williams, later was re-billing as "Who's De Real Williams". Williams defeated Ryan Williams during the sixth round, and won the One-on-One, FIM, The Track and lineal MX titles.

Williams vs. NavarroEdit

Racer X announced that Williams agreed that he will defended his FIMs and other titles on the line against Adrián Navarro on October 11, 2018. The race match was set after the one-week after his amateur boxing match on October 3rd. Williams defeated Navarro, by retaining his FIM and other championship titles.

Williams vs. EsquiviasEdit

Immediality after Williams defeated Navarro, his next October match was announced that an non-title race match against Wesley Esquivias on October 15. Williams went on defeating Esquivias in the fifth round, which it's have no match to Williams. Official scoreboards were 60–59, 60–59, 58–51, all favor of Williams.

Second X Games returnEdit

Williams fought Elliot Herbert for the Gold Medal at the Spotless Stadium, in Sydney, Australia on October 20, 2018. Williams and Herbert fought in an one-on-one match, during the match. Williams went on to defeat Herbert and won his second gold medal.

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Williams vs. NichollsEdit

Main article: Charles N. Williams vs. Jake Nicholls

After Jake Nicholls won the 250cc FIM championship title since June 5th, 2016 against Boyd Anderson. Williams who at the time, currently undefeated in MMA and who was facing Jim Miller on June 13th. After Nicholls won the title, he was called out by Williams on twitter, said that "he was weak and doesn't deserve the title" and even that Nicholls was the underdog. After both Williams and Nicholls were in an brawl beef on Twitter after Williams defeated Miller (and were scheduling into an rematch later the year).

After re-match against Miller; which at the time, Miller retired for good and was training for his professional debut in December 2016. With rumors that the two were face each other again into an re-match for the third time of different sport, both of them made peace on twitter that they want to move on. On March 4th, 2017, it was reported that negations between Williams and Nicholls for possibility race match; and rumors that Williams for possibility having racing match against Danny Tucker and Williams was defeated by Tucker on January 26, 2018 in an XGames match; and the negrations of an William-Nicholls racing match went cold and cancelled. After two years later, Williams signed with Tucker Raceway on November 15, 2018, and another negations begin and few days later, it were successfully and that Williams vs. Nicholls were set for November 19, 2018 at the Glen Helen Raceway, in San Bernardino, California.

In front of 140,000 people, Williams defeated Nicholls, at the fifth round. During rounds first to five, Williams dominates Nicholls, even Nicholls were giving an little comeback but it's gets overtaken by Williams. The official scoreboards; 60–58 (Tucker), 60–51 (Tucker), 60–60 (Nicholls). After the race, it was rumored to have an re-match.

Williams vs. Nicholls IIEdit

Main article: Charles N. Williams vs. Jake Nicholls II

Williams fought Nicholls for the second time on November 25, 2018 at the GEICO Music Stage, Aspen, Colorado. At the event, Williams defeated Nicholls in the third round, after Nicholls repeating crashes. The official scoreboards; 60–44, 60–50, 60–32; all favor of Williams.

Williams vs. De DyckerEdit

Main article: Charles N. Williams vs. Ken De Dycker

Williams fought Ken De Dycker on December 15, 2018, at the Sherwood Raceway, in Sherwood, Arkansas. At the time, Williams decided to raced Pickle, but soon to racing an upcoming match later. De Dycker is the number one conductor for Williams' OnO, FIM, The Track and lineal MX titles after De Dycker defeated James Victor in the fifth round.

In front of 15,000 people, Williams defeated De Dycker. In round one, Williams was soft, as De Dycker raced further than Williams. In rounds two through five, Williams was ahead from De Dycker, Williams than pressured De Dycker, ending him to crash, twice. In round six, Williams dominiated the round, pressuring De Dycker, causing him to crash multiple times. In seven and eight[30] rounds, Williams again dominated the race. The official scoreboard 60–34 (Williams), 60–59 (Williams) and 59–60 (De Dycker). Williams earned the total of 179 points, while De Dycker had total of 153 points.

Williams vs. Nicholls IIIEdit

Main article: Charles N. Williams vs. Jake Nicholls III

After the De Dycker race, Williams faced Jake Nicholls in an trilogy. It took place on December 23, 2018, at the GEICO Music Stage in Aspen, Colorado. Billed as The 21th Round, Williams defeated Nicholls in the fourth round but throughout the rounds, Williams dominated the race.

Return to 150ccEdit

Williams vs. PickleEdit

Main article: Charles N. Williams vs. John Pickle

It was reported that started that a crossover fight between Williams and MMA star John Pickle, for an re-match was in the works. Before Williams' last MMA fight at the UFC Fight Night: Williams vs. Pickle on January 14, 2018, undefeated John Pickle challenged the 29–0 Williams, which Pickle have only 24 wins with no losses. At the event, Williams defeated Pickle and improved his undefeated record of 30–0 and announced his retirement and become one of the many MMA fighters retired undefeated, while Pickle's first loss and dropped record of 24–1. Pickle want on to 11-win streak at both Arkansas Fights and UFC until he was recently got defeated by veteran Alistair Overeem on November 24, 2018 by TKO.

After Williams' retirement in MMA, he continuing his professional motocross career, defeated by noble pro racers, like Danny Tucker on January 26, 2018. On November 22, the rumors that both Williams and Pickle made and confirmed the agreement that an re-match four days later. Both Williams and Pickle announced on their twitter accounts that the racing match is on. The racing match were 150cc class on January 12, 2019 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota; which were confirmed.

It have reported that Pickle's relationship with UFC President Dana White had been all time lows, and might be leaving UFC after his fight against Zak Ottow on UFC on Fox: Lee vs. Iaquinta 2 on December 14, 2018, and be contuning 6-year contract with the Arkansas Fights, Pickle also claims that he'll dropped the UFC Heavyweight Championship title. Pickle also confirmed that his leaving in UFC, but returning to Arkansas Fights, full-time or maybe duel two MMA organized and possible one is Bellator. An also possible tenure in professional racing career in motocross.

In front of 73,000 outstanding capacity, Williams defeated Pickle by Grand Prix. Since Williams himself defeated Pickle on January 2018 to have to undefeated MMA record of 30 victories, but the feud between Williams and Pickle is 2–0 (these two wins by Williams). Throughout the race, Williams dominated the race, with scoreboards reads 60–59 (Williams), 59–53 (Williams), 60–59 (Pickle), with Williams had 179 points, while Pickle points is 178, with only Williams' one point victory over Pickle. After the race, both Williams and Pickle shake hands and their feud in the Octagon and the track is over. In the interview, Williams recalled that "Pickle is very good racer, even in the Octagon during my career in UFC; Myself and Pickle shake hands with respect and I told him that I wish his MMA career the best of luck."

Third return to X GamesEdit

Main article: Charles N. Williams vs. Julián José Pérez

Williams fought Julián José Pérez for the gold medal on January 27, 2019 at the GEICO Music Stage, in Aspen, Colorado. At the event, Williams defeated Perez in the third round by MCC.

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Williams vs. EllisonEdit

Main article: Charles N. Williams vs. Jeff Ellison

On January 29, 2019, it announced that Tucker Raceway announcement that Williams will be racing against Jeff Ellison (31–3–0–1) on February 1, 2019 at the Tucker Raceway, in Springdale, Arkansas. Before the bout is announced, Williams though he will raced during the undercard of Leopold Peeters vs. Yuta Suzuki II (which the bout is February 2) and the other race of the Kennedy-Stanton bout on February 6.

In front of 20,000 people, Williams defeated Ellison by Grand Prix. In the open round and second round, it was nothing but two racers going back and forth, which taking both Ellison and Williams in the lead by default. With Ellison taking victory on round third, with Williams crashed with making the first time since 2016. Williams then table turn as gained domination over Ellison in the rest of the rounds. Even though Williams haven't raced a second time in January, that his only race since 27th of January.

The official scoreboards were 60–53 (Williams), 60–53 (Williams), 53–47 (Ellison). Williams took 6-over-1 easy victory, and that about ninety percent of the race were Williams will win. After the race, Williams is now on the 17-winning streak since 2016 lost against his friend Tucker, while Ellison on a 3-losing streak.

Williams vs. WashingtonEdit

Main article: Charles N. Williams vs. Tommy Washington

Few days after the Williams-Ellison bout, when Williams defeated Ellison pushing that the undefeated Tommy Washington (34–0–5–1; 14 GP) made negations with Williams having a racing match. When the cancelled Washington race on September 17, 2018, which have been unturned and the racing match is started up again, even Washington said on twitter that 'Williams is loser and weak'. After the cancelled race for September 2018, Washington is still racing and keep winning and up to 11–0; with one no contest. Now that Williams pressuring Washington to have an racing match is still ongoing.

Until February 1, 2019 when Williams defeated John Ellison and Williams call-out Washington said Washington is afraid of Williams an picking weak opponents, which four days ago, Williams reacted to Washington's NC on Joshua Ho. Three days later on February 4, the Williams-Washington bout is confirmed for February 14, 2019 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.

Championships and accomplishments Edit

Personal lifeEdit

He met Marisa McCarson in February 2014, and married in 29 August 2017; and have three children, Daniel (born March 11, 2017)[34], Melissa (born February 27, 2018) and Michael (born July 3, 2018). The Williams' moved from Charles' native Iowa to Fort Smith, Arkansas in late 2018; after his retirement from Mixed Martial arts with undefeated record of 30 wins with no losses, above from Khabib Nurmagomedov's record of 27 wins with no losses.

Williams is huge fan of boxing; taking his amateur career in boxing in 2013 (for his record and career; see above...) and fan of Jack Dempsey, Gene Tunney and "Sugar" Shane Mosley. He was also an fan of Motocross and Supercross, including Bob Hannah, Chad Reed, Ryan Dungey, Adam Cianciarulo and Danny Tucker.

LegacyEdit

Williams have 150cc class (1-2014 1-2015 1-2017) and 250cc (1-2013 4-2014 3-2015 5-2018).

Mixed martial arts record Edit

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 34–0 Fedor Emelianenko KO (punches) Bellator 214 January 26, 2019 1 0:35 Inglewood, California, United States Defended the Bellator Middleweight World Championship. Fight of the Night.
Win 33–0 Matt Mitrione Decision (unanimous) Bellator 207 October 12, 2018 3 5:00 Uncasville, Connecticut, United States
Win 32–0 Rory MacDonald TKO (punches and elbows) Bellator 206 September 29, 2018 2 3:23 San Jose, California, United States Defended the Bellator Middleweight World Championship.
Win 31–0 Rafael Carvalho TKO (punches) Bellator 200 May 25, 2018 1 3:35 London, England Won the Bellator Middleweight World Championship.
Win 30–0 John Pickle TKO (punches and elbows) UFC Fight Night 124 January 14, 2018 2 2:36 St. Louis, Missouri, United States Fight of the Night. Retired after fight.
Win 29–0 Anthony Pettis TKO (body kick and punches) UFC Fight Night 108 June 22, 2017 3 4:50 Nashville, Tennessee Retired after fight.
Win 28–0 Jim Miller KO (pouches) UFC 205 November 5, 2016 4 4:37 New York City, New York
Win 27–0 Jim Miller KO (pouches) UFC Fight Night 91 July 13, 2016 4 (1) 2:21 Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Win 26–0 Johny Hendricks KO (pouches) UFC Fight Night 82 February 6, 2016 2 3:37 Las Vegas, Nevada
Win 25–0 Thomas Denny KO (punches) UFC Fight Night 80 December 11, 2015 2 0:50 Las Vegas, Nevada
Win 24–0 Shinya Aoki TKO (punches) ONE 63: Immortal Pursuit November 24, 2015 1 0:57 Kallang, Singapore Defended the ONE Welterweight Championship.
Win 23–0 Zebaztian Kadestam TKO (punches) ONE Championship: Shanghai September 2, 2015 2 4:09 Shanghai, China Defended the ONE Welterweight Championship.
Win 22–0 Agilan Thani Submission (arm-triangle choke) ONE Championship: Dynasty of Heroes May 26, 2015 1 2:20 Kallang, Singapore Defended the ONE Welterweight Championship.
Win 21–0 Paul Martin Submission (chokeslam) ONE Championship: Global Warriors April 15, 2015 5 5:00 Pasay City, Philippines Non-title fight, Nikolay failed to make weight.
Win 20–0 Luis Santos TKO (punches) ONE Championship: Valor of Champions April 24, 2015 1 2:19 Pasay, Philippines Retained the ONE Welterweight Championship.
Win 19–0 Nobutatsu Suzuki TKO (punches) ONE FC: Reign of Champions August 29, 2014 1 1:24 Dubai, United Arab Emirates Won the ONE Welterweight Championship.
Win 18–0 Jeremy Colbert Submission (arm-triangle choke) ONE FC: Honor and Glory May 24, 2014 1 4:21 Kallang, Singapore
Win 17–0 Marcos Ferdinand TKO (punches) Bellator 97 July 31, 2013 4 2:58 Rio Rancho, New Mexico, United States Defended the Bellator Welterweight Championship.
Win 16–0 Karl Amoussou TKO (doctor stoppage) Bellator 86 January 24, 2013 2 4:30 Thackerville, Oklahoma, United States Defended the Bellator Welterweight Championship.
Win 15–0 Douglas Lima Submission (chokeslam) Bellator 64 April 6, 2012 5 5:00 Windsor, Ontario, Canada Defended the Bellator Welterweight Championship.
Win 14–0 Jay Hieron Submission (chokeslam) Bellator 56 October 29, 2011 5 5:00 Kansas City, Kansas, United States Defended the Bellator Welterweight Championship.
Win 13–0 Nick Thompson Submission (reverse Japanese necktie) Bellator 40 April 9, 2011 3 5:00 Newkirk, Oklahoma, United States Non-title bout.
Win 12–0 Lyman Good Submission (reverse arm-triangle choke) Bellator 33 October 21, 2010 5 5:00 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Won the Bellator Welterweight Championship.
Win 11–0 Dan Hornbuckle Submission (reverse arm-triangle choke) Bellator 22 July 17, 2010 3 5:00 Kansas City, Missouri, United States Bellator Season 2 Welterweight Tournament Final.
Win 10–0 Ryan Thomas Submission (arm-triangle choke) Bellator 19 May 20, 2010 3 5:00 Grand Prairie, Texas, United States Bellator Season 2 Welterweight Tournament Semifinal
Win 9–0 Ryan Thomas Technical Submission (Japanese necktie) Bellator 14 April 15, 2010 1 2:40 Chicago, Illinois, United States Bellator Season 2 Welterweight Tournament Quarterfinal.
Win 8–0 Matt Delanoit Submission (arm-triangle choke) Bettendorf Fights August 29, 2009 1 1:15 Des Moines, Iowa, United States
Win 7–0 Mitchell Harris Submission (reverse arm-triangle choke) Bettendorf Fights April 25, 2009 1 1:27 Columbia, Missouri, United States 175 lb catchweight bout.
Win 6–0 Derrick Wilson TKO (punches) Bettendorf Fights November 3, 2009 1 4:36 Bettendorf, Iowa, United States Won the M-1 Selection Challenge.
Win 5–0 Eldar Eldarov TKO (punches) Bettendorf Fights August 8, 2009 2 2:44 Bettendorf, Iowa, United States
Win 4–0 Adrian McJames TKO (punches) Bettendorf Fights August 8, 2009 1 2:05 Bettendorf, Iowa, United States
Win 3–0 Marcos McVon TKO (punches) Bettendorf Fights October 11, 2008 2 5:00 Bettendorf, Iowa, United States Bettendorf Fights Tournament Final.
Win 2–0 John Baker Submission (arm-triangle choke) Bettendorf Fights May 8, 2008 2 5:00 Bettendorf, Iowa, United States Bettendorf Fights Tournament Semifinal.
Win 1–0 Francis Medfred, Jr. TKO (punches) Bettendorf Fights September 8, 2007 2 5:00 Bettendorf, Iowa, United States Bettendorf Fights Tournament Opening Round.
Source:[35]

Professional motocross recordEdit

Professional record summary
48 races 45 wins 3 losses
By Grand Prix 35 2
By X Games 3 1
By disqualification 7 0
No. Result Record Opponent Date Location Notes
48 Win 45–3 United States Tommy Washington Feb 14, 2019 Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
47 Win 44–3 United States Jeff Ellison Feb 1, 2019 Tucker Raceway, Springdale, Arkansas
46 Win 43–3 Argentina Julián José Pérez Jan 27, 2019 GEICO Music Stage, Aspen, Colorado Won the X Games gold medal.
45 Win 42–3 United States John Pickle Jan 12, 2019 U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota
44 Win 41–3 United Kingdom Jake Nicholls Dec 23, 2018 GEICO Music Stage, Aspen, Colorado Retained the OnO, The Track and lineal MX titles;
Retained the 250cc FIM champion title
43 Win 40–3 Belgium Ken De Dycker Dec 15, 2018 Sherwood Raceway, Sherwood, Arkansas
42 Win 39–3 United Kingdom Jake Nicholls Nov 25, 2018 GEICO Music Stage, Aspen, Colorado Retained the OnO, The Track and lineal MX titles;
Retained the 250cc FIM champion title
41 Win 38–3 United Kingdom Jake Nicholls Nov 19, 2018 Glen Helen Raceway, San Bernardino, California Retained the One-on-One, The Track and lineal MX titles;
Won the vacant 250cc FIM champion title
40 Win 37–3 Mexico Agustín Secada Reyes Nov 3, 2018 U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota Retained the One-on-One, FIM, The Track and lineal MX titles;
Won the vacant (Super) OnO Champion title
39 Win 36–3 Brazil Renato Cerqueira Oct 24, 2018 U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota Retained the One-on-One, FIM, The Track and lineal MX titles
38 Win 35–3 United States Elliot Herbert Oct 20, 2018 Spotless Stadium, Sydney Olympic Park, Sydney Won the Gold medal for the second time
37 Win 34–3 Philippines Wesley Esquivias Oct 15, 2018 U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota
36 Win 33–3 Argentina Adrián Navarro Oct 11, 2018 Glen Helen Raceway, San Bernardino, California Retained the One-on-One, FIM, The Track and lineal MX titles
35 Win 32–3 United States James Ryan Sep 25, 2018 Glen Helen Raceway, San Bernardino, California Won the 2018 One-on-One, FIM, The Track and lineal MX titles
34 Win 31–3 United States Justin Parker Aug 5, 2018 Lommel, Belgium
33 Win 30–3 United States Ryan Anderson Jr. Jul 22, 2018 U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota Won the Gold medal for the first time
32 Win 29–3 United States Oscar De La Santa May 19, 2018 Sherwood Raceway, Sherwood, Arkansas
31 Win 28–3 France Jean-Pierre Tortelli Apr 15, 2018 Agueda Raceway, Agueda, Portugal
30 Win 27–3 France Jean-Pierre Tortelli Mar 4, 2018 Villa La Angostura, Neuquén, Argentina
29 Loss 26–3 United States Danny W. Tucker Jan 26, 2018 GEICO Music Stage, Aspen, Colorado Won Silver medal for the first time
28 Win 26–2 Spain José Butrón Nov 27, 2017 Detroit, Michigan This was an One-on-One Match
27 Win 25–2 United States Maxime Desprey Sep 17, 2017 Villars-sous-Écot, France This was an One-on-One Match
26 Win 24–2 United States Mark S. Calaway Aug 25, 2017 Houston, Texas
25 Loss 23–2 United States Paul Mason Jr. Mar 26, 2017 Near Ontario, New York
24 Win 23–1 Poland Jan Sobieski Nov 14, 2016 Modern Classic Motor Sports, Glendale, Arizona
23 Win 22–1 South Africa Kungawo Zuma Jun 8, 2016 Southern Ontario, Canada
22 Win 21–1 Dominican Republic José Núñez Jun 4, 2016 Southern Ontario, Canada
21 Win 20–1 United States Daniel DeBlocke May 25, 2016 Southern Ontario, Canada
20 Win 19–1 Spain Fidenziano Di Lauro May 12, 2016 Southern Ontario, Canada
19 Win 18–1 Germany Eckart Kleinfeld May 4, 2016 Southern Ontario, Canada
18 Win 17–1 Germany Paul von Nurnberg Apr 30, 2016 Southern Ontario, Canada
17 Loss 16–1 France Pieter St-Georges May 17, 2015 Springdale, Arkansas Loss the 2015 Championship
16 Win 16–0 Sweden Tom Johansson May 5, 2015 Dublin, Ireland Won the 2015 Championship
15 Win 15–0 Germany Jeremy van Horebeek Oct 18, 2014 Fayetteville, North Carolina
14 Win 14–0 United States Dennis Ullrich Mar 9, 2014 Miami, Florida Won the 2014 One-on-One Championship
13 Win 13–0 United States Matthias Walkner Sep 8, 2013 Las Vegas, Nevada Won the One-on-One championship
12 Win 12–0 United States Justin Matthews Aug 23, 2013 GEICO Music Stage, Aspen, Colorado One-on-One debut
11 Win 11–0 Canada Michael Paul Jul 7, 2013 GEICO Music Stage, Aspen, Colorado
10 Win 10–0 United States Paul George Franz Jun 30, 2013 Wall Stadium, Wall Township, New Jersey
9 Win 9–0 Mexico Antonio López Severino Jun 19, 2013 GEICO Music Stage, Aspen, Colorado
8 Win 8–0 United States Ryan James Jun 3, 2013 GEICO Music Stage, Aspen, Colorado
7 Win 7–0 United States Ryan James May 27, 2013 GEICO Music Stage, Aspen, Colorado
6 Win 6–0 United States Cain Wilson May 5, 2013 Grand Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California
5 Win 5–0 United States Victor Diaz Apr 29, 2013 Grand Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California
4 Win 4–0 United States Francis Anderson Jr. Apr 12, 2013 Grand Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California
3 Win 3–0 United States Connor Derekson Harris Apr 7, 2013 Grand Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California
2 Win 2–0 United States Seth Nathanelson Mar 11, 2013 Grand Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California
1 Win 1–0 United States John Josephs Mar 4, 2013 Port Imperial Street Circuit, West New York, New Jersey Professional debut

Titles in Motocross Edit

Major Motocross titles Edit

Grand Prix Edit

X Games Edit

Championships Edit

Honorary titles Edit

Pay-per-view boutsEdit

No. Date Race Billing Buys Network Revenue
1
March 26, 2017
Williams vs. Mason The Best Ever 946,000 HBO $3,100,000
2
January 26, 2018
Tucker vs. Williams Biggest One Yet 654,000 Racer X $946,000
3
September 25, 2018
Williams vs. Williams Cousin vs. Cousin 700,000 Racer X $1,200,000
4
November 19, 2018
Williams vs. Nicholls Long Time Coming 600,000 Racer X $950,000
5
November 25, 2018
Williams vs. Nicholls II Misdirection 610,000 Racer X $940,000
6
December 15, 2018
Williams vs. De Dycker Payback 710,000 Racer X $1,060,000
7
December 23, 2018
Williams vs. Nicholls III The 21th Round 300,000 Racer X $530,000
8
January 12, 2019
Williams vs. Pickle This Time In Dirtbikes 1,040,000 Racer X $1,200,000
9
January 27, 2019
Williams vs. Pérez Battle for Greatness 890,000 Racer X $934,000
10
February 1, 2019
Williams vs. Ellison God of Victory 1,790,000 Racer X $1,200,000
11
February 24, 2019
Williams vs. Washington Finally, It's Happening! N/A Racer X N/A

See alsoEdit

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