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"The Hillbilly Heartthrob"


Brad Imes

Brad "The Hillbilly Heartthrob" Imes
  • Name: Brad Imes
  • Professional MMA Record: 13-7-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: The Hillbilly Heartthrob
  • Current Streak: 2 Losses
  • Age: 37 | Date of Birth: 1977.03.16
  • Last Fight: September 12, 2009
  • Weight Class: Heavyweight | Last Weigh-In: 249.2 lbs
  • Affiliation: N/A
  • Height: 6'7" (201cm) | Reach: N/A
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $11,000 USD
  • Born: United States
  • Fighter Pages: Sherdog  |  Wikipedia  |  The UG
  • Fighting out of: Sacramento, California
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Brad Imes Wiki Update Wiki

Standing 6’7” tall and weighing it at the heavyweight limit of 265 lbs., Brad Imes is the type of fighter who quickly garners attention. That became apparent when, after putting together a 3-0 pro record on the local California circuit, Imes was invited to participate in the second season of The Ultimate Fighter reality show. Imes performed well in the heavyweight tournament, ultimately losing to Rashad Evans by Split Decision in the live Finale. After back-to-back losses in the promotion, Imes was cut in 2007.

Since being cut from the UFC Imes has understandably drawn far less attention; however, he may be the only fighter in the history of the sport to have pulled off back-to-back submission wins by way of Gogoplata, which he accomplished during his post-UFC run in 2007. He is surely the only heavyweight to do so.

The Ultimate Fighter 2

Episode 3 Imes def. Rob MacDonald by Submission (Triangle Choke) at 4:07 of Round 1

Episode 12 Imes def. Seth Petruzelli by Split Decision

TUF 2 Finale Rashad Evans def. Imes by Split Decision

Last updated 02.17.2014, 3:13 PM ET
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Brad Imes MMA Fight Record

Record by Year and By Promotion

Pro Results Opponent Event Date
Confirmed Upcoming Bout

Jeremy Horn

Sugar Creek Showdown 22: Reborn
Main Event | Vacant Title | Light Heavyweight | 205

Loss | KO/TKO | Punches

Josh Queen

Arena Rumble

Loss | KO/TKO | Punches

Patrick Smith

Titan FC

Win | Submission | Choke

Chris Guillen

Extreme Challenge

Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
2:55 Round 1 of 5

Roy Nelson

IFL 22: Connecticut
Main Event | Title Challenge | Heavyweight | 265

Odds: +200 Moderate Underdog | Weigh-In: 249.2 lbs
Win | Decision | Unanimous

James Jack


Loss | Decision | Split

Anthony Ruiz

Palace Fighting Championship

Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Chris Blaire

Palace Fighting Championship

Win | Submission | Choke

Bo Cantrell

King of the Cage

Win | Submission | Choke

Zak Jensen


Win | Submission | Choke

Tony Mendoza

Ring Wars

Win | Submission | Choke

Vince Lucero


Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Heath Herring
Ref: Kerry Hatley

UFC 69: Shootout
Preliminary Card | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

Odds: +225 Moderate Underdog | Weigh-In: 260.5 lbs
Win | KO/TKO | Punch

Christopher Adams

Florida Regional

Win | Submission | Choke

Greg Hammer


Cancelled Bout Antoni Hardonk UFC 65 2006.11.18
Reason: Imes Withdrew
Win | Submission | Punches

Cory Monroe

Ring Style

Loss | Submission | Armlock
3:37 Round 3 of 3, 13:37 Total

Dan Christison
Ref: John McCarthy

UFC Fight Night 4
Preliminary Card | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

Odds: -225 Moderate Favorite Upset Defeat | Disclosed Pay: $6,000 Base | Weigh-In: 248.0 lbs
Loss | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Rashad Evans
Ref: Herb Dean

The Ultimate Fighter 2 Finale
Main Card | Tournament Finals | 265 lbs

Disclosed Pay: $5,000 Base | Weigh-In: 250.0 lbs
Win | Submission | Choke

Mike Dexter


Win | Submission | Punches

Lace Pele


Win | Decision | Split

Jeremy Freitag



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