Ajax loader


Pro Record

"The Hillbilly Heartthrob"


Brad Imes

Brad "The Hillbilly Heartthrob" Imes
  • Name: Brad Imes
  • MMA Record: 13-7-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: The Hillbilly Heartthrob
  • Current Streak: 2 Losses
  • Age: 39 | Date of Birth: 1977.03.16
  • Last Fight: September 12, 2009
  • Weight Class: Light 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
  • Personal Pages:

Tapology Regional Rankings Rankings FAQ

Brad Imes is ineligible for regional rankings due to inactivity.
Fighters must have at least one completed bout in the past two years to be ranked.

Brad Imes MMA Fight Record

Record by Year and By Promotion

Pro Results Opponent Event Date
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches

Us Josh Queen

Us Washington Regional

Loss | KO/TKO | Punches

Us Patrick Smith

Us Titan FC

Win | Submission | Choke

Us Chris Guillen

Us Extreme Challenge

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

Us Roy Nelson
12-4-0 12-2-0

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

Odds: +200 (Moderate Underdog) | Weigh-In: 249.2 lbs (113.0 kgs)
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Us James Jack

Us Missouri Regional

Loss | Decision | Split

Us Anthony Ruiz

Us Palace Fighting Championship

Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Chris Blaire

Us Palace Fighting Championship

Win | Submission | Choke

Us Bo Cantrell

Us King of the Cage

Win | Submission | Choke

Us Zak Jensen

Us Minnesota Regional

Win | Submission | Choke

Tony Mendoza

Us Ring Wars

Win | Submission | Choke

Us Vince Lucero

Us Tuff-N-Uff

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

Us Heath Herring
6-2-0 26-12-0

Us UFC 69: Shootout
Preliminary Card | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

Odds: +225 (Moderate Underdog) | Weigh-In: 260.5 lbs (118.2 kgs) | Referee: Kerry Hatley
Win | KO/TKO | Punch

Christopher Adams

Us Florida Regional

Win | Submission | Choke

Greg Hammer

Us Iowa Regional

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

Cory Monroe

Us Illinois Regional

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

Us Dan Christison
3-1-0 7-3-0

Us 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 (112.5 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
Loss | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Rashad Evans
3-0-0 5-0-0

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

Disclosed Pay: $5,000 Base | Weigh-In: 250.0 lbs (113.4 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
Win | Decision | Split
Exhibition Bout
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Seth Petruzelli
3-0-0 7-2-0

Us The Ultimate Fighter Season 2
Main Card | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

Weigh-In: 253.0 lbs (114.8 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
Win | Submission | Choke
Exhibition Bout
4:10 Round 1 of 2

Ca Rob MacDonald
3-0-0 3-0-0

Us The Ultimate Fighter Season 2
Main Card | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

Weigh-In: 262.0 lbs (118.8 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
Win | Submission | Choke

Us Mike Dexter


Win | Submission | Punches

Lace Pele


Win | Decision | Split

Us Jeremy Freitag



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 09.10.2014, 9:18 AM ET
Wiki Contributors:

Brad Imes News View All

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans has no intention of retiring and i... (2 months ago)
Former college football player and “The Ultimate Fighter 2” runner-up Brad Imes found som... (5 months ago)
For the last five years, it’s become increasingly hard to tell Heath Herring from a red h... (over 2 years ago)
Rashad Evans was in New York City on Monday to promote UFC 167 and the 20th anniversary o... (over 2 years ago)
It was a rough night for Seth Petruzelli at Bellator 96 on Wednesday night. "The Silverba... (3 years ago)
Following his first-round knockout loss to Muhammed Lawal at Bellator 96 on Wednesday, Se... (3 years ago)
The namesake of UFC 161 is a compelling battle between former light-heavyweight champions... (3 years ago)
Two former world champions will clash tomorrow night (June 15, 2013) as former UFC Light ... (3 years ago)
  • MMA Weekly : UFC Las Vegas Free Fight: Jason High Gets Hammered by Rafael dos Anjos
  • MMAFighting.com : Vitor Belfort interested in ‘money fight’ with Anderson Silva
  • MMA Weekly : Fighters React to the Death of Ryan Jimmo via Twitter
  • MMA Weekly : Jon Jones Content at 205 Pounds, Would Consider Moving Up for UFC Heavyweight Title Shot
  • MMAFighting.com : Conor McGregor says he's still going 'back and forth' with UFC over media obligations
  • MMAFighting.com : Morning Report: Tim Kennedy says he could "seriously destroy Michael Bisping in a matter of minutes" if he wanted to
  • MMAFighting.com : Morning Report: Tim Kennedy says he could 'seriously destroy Michael Bisping in a matter of minutes' if he wanted to
  • MMAFighting.com : The MMA Hour with Rampage Jackson, Stephen Thompson, TJ Dillashaw, Sage Northcutt, Michael Chandler, Chuck Mindenhall, Mickey Gall in studio
  • MMA Weekly : UFC Veteran Light Heavyweight Ryan Jimmo Reportedly Dead at 34
  • MMAFighting.com : Pros mourn the death of UFC veteran Ryan Jimmo
  • MMAFighting.com : UFC veteran Ryan Jimmo reportedly killed in hit-and-run at age 34
  • MMAFighting.com : Rafael dos Anjos vs. Jason High full fight video
  • MMAFighting.com : Kimbo Slice's former promoter reflects on life, achievements of MMA icon
  • MMA Weekly : UFC 200 Preview: Jose Aldo vs. Frankie Edgar Interim Featherweight Title Fight
  • MMA Weekly : UFC Fight Night 90 Free Fight: Eddie Alvarez Defeats Former Champ Anthony Pettis
  • MMAFighting.com : In long journey to UFC, Will Brooks admits he once tried to end his own life
  • MMA Weekly : Conor McGregor Confident He’ll Toy with Nate Diaz… Again
  • MMAFighting.com : Georges St-Pierre says he could 'easily' fight at lightweight in UFC comeback
  • MMA Weekly : VIDEO: Bellator Continues to Rekindle Pride FC Spectacle
  • MMAFighting.com : The Weekly Grind: Pickett gets pantsed, Hunt and Lesnar get into interesting bar fight