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"The Hillbilly Heartthrob"

13-7-0

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: 38 | 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
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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 09.10.2014, 9:18 AM ET
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Brad Imes MMA Fight Record

Record by Year and By Promotion

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

Josh Queen

Washington Regional

2009.09.12
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches

Patrick Smith

Titan FC

2009.03.13
Win | Submission | Choke

Chris Guillen

Extreme Challenge

2008.10.18
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
2:55 Round 1 of 5

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

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

2008.05.16
Odds: +200 (Moderate Underdog) | Weigh-In: 249.2 lbs (113.0 kgs)
Win | Decision | Unanimous

James Jack

Missouri Regional

2008.03.07
Loss | Decision | Split

Anthony Ruiz

Palace Fighting Championship

2008.01.17
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Chris Blaire

Palace Fighting Championship

2007.11.10
Win | Submission | Choke

Bo Cantrell

King of the Cage

2007.10.27
Win | Submission | Choke

Zak Jensen

Minnesota Regional

2007.09.14
Win | Submission | Choke

Tony Mendoza

Ring Wars

2007.08.07
Win | Submission | Choke

Vince Lucero

Tuff-N-Uff

2007.06.22
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

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

UFC 69: Shootout
Preliminary Card | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2007.04.07
Odds: +225 (Moderate Underdog) | Weigh-In: 260.5 lbs (118.2 kgs) | Referee: Kerry Hatley
Win | KO/TKO | Punch

Christopher Adams

Florida Regional

2007.02.17
Win | Submission | Choke

Greg Hammer

Iowa Regional

2007.01.27
Cancelled Bout Antoni Hardonk UFC 65 2006.11.18
Reason: Imes Withdrew
Win | Submission | Punches

Cory Monroe

Illinois Regional

2006.04.22
Loss | Submission | Armlock
3:37 Round 3 of 3, 13:37 Total

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

UFC Fight Night 4
Preliminary Card | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2006.04.06
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

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

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

2005.11.05
Disclosed Pay: $5,000 Base | Weigh-In: 250.0 lbs (113.4 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
Win | Submission | Choke

Mike Dexter

WEC

2005.03.17
Win | Submission | Punches

Lace Pele

WEC

2005.01.22
Win | Decision | Split

Jeremy Freitag

WEC

2004.10.21

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