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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
  • Gym/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

Professional Results Opponent Event Date
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches Josh Queen Arena Rumble 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
IFL 22: Connecticut
Main Event | Title Challenge | Heavyweight | 265
Odds: +200 Moderate Underdog | Weigh-In: 249.2 lbs
Win | Decision | Unanimous James Jack TFF 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 WFC 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
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 CFC 3 2007.02.17
Win | Submission | Choke Greg Hammer ECF 2007.01.27
Cancelled Bout Antoni Hardonk UFC 65 2006.11.18
Reason: Imes Withdrew
Win | Submission | Punches Cory Monroe Ring Style 2006.04.22
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 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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