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Brian Bowles

Brian Bowles

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  • Given Name: Brian David Bowles
  • MMA Record: 10-3-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: N/A
  • Current Streak: 2 Losses
  • Age: 37 | Date of Birth: 1980.06.22
  • Last Fight: May 25, 2013 in UFC
  • Weight Class: Bantamweight | Last Weigh-In: 135.0 lbs
  • Affiliation: Hardcore Gym
  • Height: 5'7" (171cm) | Reach: 70.5" (179cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $197,000 USD
  • Born: Charleston, West Virginia, United States
  • Fighter Pages: Sherdog  |  Wikipedia  |  The UG  |  Promoter
  • Fighting out of: Athens, Georgia
  • Personal Pages: Twitter  |  Facebook  |  Official Site

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Brian Bowles MMA Fight Record

Record by Year and By Promotion

Pro Results Opponent Event Date
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
1:43 Round 2 of 3, 6:43 Total

Us George Roop
10-2-0 13-9-1

Us UFC 160: Velasquez vs. Silva 2
Preliminary Card | Bantamweight | 135 lbs

2013.05.25
Odds: -300 (Moderate Favorite) Upset Defeat | Disclosed Pay: $19,000 Base | Weigh-In: 135.0 lbs (61.2 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
Loss | Submission | Choke
1:27 Round 2 of 3, 6:27 Total

Us Urijah Faber
10-1-0 25-5-0

Us UFC 139: Shogun vs. Henderson
Main Card | Bantamweight | 135 lbs

2011.11.19
Odds: +165 (Slight Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $19,000 Base | Weigh-In: 136.0 lbs (61.7 kgs) | Referee: Jason McCoy
#25 Greatest Bantamweight MMA Fight of All Time
#43 Best MMA Submission of the Year 2011
UFC 139 Submission of the Night
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Jp Takeya Mizugaki
9-1-0 14-5-2

Us UFC 132: Cruz vs Faber II
Preliminary Card | Bantamweight | 135 lbs

2011.07.02
Odds: -360 (Moderate Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $34,000 ($17K Base, $17K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 135.0 lbs (61.2 kgs) | Referee: Mario Yamasaki
Win | Submission | Choke
3:30 Round 1 of 3

Us Damacio Page
8-1-0 15-5-0

Us UFC on Versus 3: Sanchez vs Kampmann
Main Card | Bantamweight | 135 lbs

2011.03.03
Odds: -300 (Moderate Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $40,000 Sub/Night | Weigh-In: 135.0 lbs (61.2 kgs) | Referee: Chris Kinman
#20 Best MMA Submission of the Year 2011
UFC on Versus 3 Submission of the Night
Cancelled Bout Wagnney Fabiano WEC 52 2010.11.11
Reason: Bowles Broken Foot
Loss | KO/TKO | Injury
5:00 Round 2 of 5, 10:00 Total

Us Dominick Cruz
8-0-0 14-1-0

Us WEC 47: Bowles vs Cruz
Main Event | Title Defense | Bantamweight | 135

2010.03.06
Odds: -275 (Moderate Favorite) Upset Defeat | Disclosed Pay: $12,000 Base | Weigh-In: 134.5 lbs (61.0 kgs) | Referee: Kevin Mulhall
#4 Greatest Bantamweight MMA Fight of All Time
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
3:57 Round 1 of 5

Us Miguel Torres
7-0-0 37-1-0

Us WEC 42: Torres vs. Bowles
Main Event | Title Challenge | Bantamweight | 135

2009.08.09
Odds: +278 (Moderate Underdog) Upset Victory | Disclosed Pay: $28,000 ($9K Base, $9K Bonus, $10K KO/Night) | Weigh-In: 134.0 lbs (60.8 kgs) | Referee: Josh Rosenthal
#8 Greatest Bantamweight MMA Fight of All Time
#48 Biggest Upset of All Time
WEC 42 Knockout of the Night
Win | Submission | Choke
1:11 Round 3 of 3, 11:11 Total

Br Will Ribeiro
6-0-0 10-1-0

Us WEC 37: Torres vs Tapia
Main Card | Bantamweight | 135 lbs

2008.12.03
Odds: -134 (Slight Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $23,500 ($8K Base, $8K Bonus, $7,500 Sub/Night) | Weigh-In: 135.0 lbs (61.2 kgs) | Referee: Yves Lavigne
WEC 37 Submission of the Night
Win | Submission | Choke
3:30 Round 1 of 3

Us Damacio Page
5-0-0 13-3-0

Us WEC 35: Condit vs Miura
Main Card | Bantamweight | 135 lbs

2008.08.03
Odds: -223 (Moderate Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $15,500 ($4K Base, $4K Bonus, $7,500 Sub/Night) | Weigh-In: 136.0 lbs (61.7 kgs) | Referee: Josh Rosenthal
WEC 35 Submission of the Night
Win | KO/TKO | Punch
2:09 Round 2 of 3, 7:09 Total

Br Marcos Galvão
4-0-0 6-1-0

Us WEC 31: Faber vs Curran
Preliminary Card | Bantamweight | 135 lbs

2007.12.12
Disclosed Pay: $6,000 ($3K Base, $3K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 134.0 lbs (60.8 kgs) | Referee: Mario Yamasaki
Win | Submission | Choke
2:50 Round 2 of 3, 7:50 Total

Us Charlie Valencia
3-0-0 8-2-0

Us WEC 28: WrekCage
Preliminary Card | Bantamweight | 135 lbs

2007.06.03
Weigh-In: 136.0 lbs (61.7 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
Win | Submission | Choke

Us Shane Weinischke

Us International Sport Combat Federation

2007.02.09
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Us Charles Nutt

Us NFC

2006.09.08
Win | Submission

Us Tim Honeycutt

Us NFC

2006.05.12

Brian Bowles Wiki Update Wiki

WEC bantamweight fighter Brian Bowles shocked the MMA world on August 9, 2009 by knocking out longtime division kingpin Miguel Angel Torres, whom many ranked in the top five pound-for-pound fighters in the world and, with a 17 fight win streak at the time, appeared virtually unbeatable at bantamweight. With the improbable victory Bowles seized the WEC’s 135 lb. belt. Unfortunately for Bowles, he would go on to lose the title in his very next affair, in a title defense to Dominick Cruz that had Bowles backtracking and confused before the bout was called off due to Bowles’s broken hand. The loss was the first of Bowles’s professional MMA career.


Bowles would move over to the UFC with the merger along with many of the other WEC fighters. In his first fight for them he would win Submission of the Night over Damacio Page with his first round guillotine choke. He would follow up with a decision win over Takeya Mizugaki before being choked out by Urijah Faber at UFC 139. After a long layoff he would return to face George Roop at UFC 160 but was finished by TKO in the second round.


Bowles tested positive for elevated levels of testosterone following the bout and was subsequently suspended for nine months by the Nevada State Athletic Commission and was fined 30% of his purse, or $5,700.

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