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Gary Goodridge

Gary "Big Daddy" Goodridge

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  • Name: Gary Goodridge
  • MMA Record: 23-22-1 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: Big Daddy
  • Current Streak: 7 Losses
  • Age: 51 | Date of Birth: 1966.01.17
  • Last Fight: December 16, 2010
  • Weight Class: Heavyweight | Last Weigh-In: 240.0 lbs
  • Affiliation: N/A
  • Height: 6'3" (191cm) | Reach: N/A
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $25,000 USD
  • Born: United States
  • Fighter Pages: Sherdog  |  Wikipedia  |  The UG
  • Fighting out of: Barrie, Ontario, Canada
  • Personal Pages: Twitter  |  Official Site

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Gary Goodridge MMA Fight Record

Record by Year and By Promotion

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

Lyubo Simeonov

Bg Bulgaria Regional

2010.12.16
Loss | KO/TKO | Retired

Br Pedro Rizzo

Us Regional

2010.05.15
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
1:34 Round 1 of 3

Nl Gegard Mousasi
23-19-1 27-2-1

Jp Fields Dynamite!! 2009
Main Card | Heavyweight

2009.12.31
Odds: +790 (Huge Underdog) | Weigh-In: 240.0 lbs (108.9 kgs) | Referee: Kenichi Serizawa
Loss | Submission | Shoulder
1:47 Round 1 of 5

Nl Alistair Overeem
23-18-1 28-11-0

Nl Netherlands Regional
Main Card | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2008.11.09
Weigh-In: 242.5 lbs (110.0 kgs)
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Paul Buentello
23-17-1 25-10-0

Us Affliction 1: Banned
Preliminary Card | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2008.07.19
Disclosed Pay: $25,000 Base | Referee: Herb Dean
Loss | Decision | Unanimous

Terroll Dees

Ca Ontario Regional

2008.06.21
Loss | KO/TKO | Punch
0:00 Round 2 of 2, 5:00 Total

Kr Mu Bae Choi
23-15-1 6-2-0

Kr The Khan 1
Main Card | Heavyweight

2008.03.30
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
3:00 Round 1 of 2

No Jan Nortje
22-15-1 1-4-0

Jp K-1 : HERO'S 8
Main Card

2007.03.12
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Lt Tadas Rimkevicius

Lt K-1

2006.11.11
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
1:55 Round 2 of 3, 6:55 Total

Us Heath Herring
21-14-1 25-11-0

Jp K-1 : HERO'S 4
Main Card

2006.03.15
Win | Submission | Choke
2:58 Round 1 of 3

Ru Alan Karaev
20-14-1 0-0-0

Jp K-1: HERO'S 1
Main Card

2005.03.26
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Us Sylvester Terkay

Jp K-1

2004.05.22
Win | KO/TKO | Kick
0:39 Round 1 of 3

Us Don Frye
18-14-1 15-3-0

Jp Pride Shockwave 2003
Main Card | Heavyweight

2003.12.31
Weigh-In: 242.6 lbs (110.0 kgs) | Referee: Daisuke Noguchi
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
0:18 Round 1 of 3

Us Dan Bobish
17-14-1 9-4-0

Jp Pride Final Conflict 2003
Main Card | Heavyweight

2003.11.09
Odds: +105 (Near Even) | Referee: Minoru Toyonaga
Loss | KO/TKO | Strikes
1:09 Round 1 of 3

Ru Fedor Emelianenko
17-13-1 15-1-0

Jp Pride Total Elimination 2003
Main Card | Heavyweight

2003.08.10
Odds: +275 (Moderate Underdog) | Referee: Daisuke Noguchi
Win | KO/TKO | Strikes
3:39 Round 1 of 3

Nl Lloyd Van Dams
16-13-1 0-0-0

Jp Pride Shockwave
Main Card | Heavyweight

2002.08.28
Win | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 20:00 Total

Ru Achmed Labasanov
15-13-1 8-4-0

Jp Pride 21: Demolition
Main Card | Heavyweight

2002.06.23
Referee: Keiji Shiozaki
Draw

Br Ebenezer Fontes Braga

Jp Inoki Genome Federation

2001.12.31
Win | KO/TKO | Retired
3:03 Round 1 of 3

Jp Yoshiaki Yatsu
14-13-0 0-1-0

Jp Pride 16: Beasts From the East
Main Card | Heavyweight

2001.09.24
Win | Submission | Armlock

No Jan Nortje

Jp K-1

2001.08.19
Loss | Submission | Choke
2:37 Round 1 of 3

Br Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira
13-12-0 11-1-1

Jp Pride 15: Raging Rumble
Main Card | Heavyweight

2001.07.29
Win | Submission | Knee
2:39 Round 1 of 3

Nl Valentijn Overeem
12-12-0 18-9-0

Jp Pride 14: Clash of the Titans
Main Card | Heavyweight

2001.05.27
Win | Submission | Leglock

Nl Bob Schrijber

Nl Netherlands Regional

2001.03.18
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
8:58 Round 1 of 3

Jp Yoshiaki Yatsu
10-12-0 0-0-0

Jp Pride 11: Battle of the Rising Sun
Main Card | Heavyweight

2000.10.31
Loss | KO/TKO | Kick
0:28 Round 1 of 3

Nl Gilbert Yvel
10-11-0 22-5-0

Jp Pride 10: Return of the Warriors
Main Card | Heavyweight

2000.08.27
Weigh-In: 236.7 lbs (107.4 kgs)
#75 Greatest Knockout of All Time
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 20:00 Total

Us Ricco Rodriguez
10-10-0 5-1-0

Jp Pride 9
Main Card | Heavyweight

2000.06.04
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
10:14 Round 1 of 1

Ua Igor Vovchanchyn
10-9-0 37-2-1

Jp Pride Grand Prix 2000 Finals
Main Card | Tournament Quarterfinal

2000.05.01
Win | Submission | Choke
0:51 Round 1 of 1

Jp Osamu Tachihikari
9-9-0 0-0-0

Jp Pride Grand Prix 2000 Opening Round
Main Card | Tournament Round of 16

2000.01.30
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 20:00 Total

Us Tom Erikson
9-8-0 6-0-1

Jp Pride 8
Main Card | Heavyweight

1999.11.21
Weigh-In: 240.0 lbs (108.9 kgs)
Loss | Submission | Armlock
0:36 Round 2 of 3, 10:36 Total

Jp Naoya Ogawa
9-7-0 0-0-0

Jp Pride 6
Main Card | Heavyweight

1999.07.04
Weigh-In: 240.0 lbs (108.9 kgs) | Referee: Yuji Shimada
Win | Submission | Punches
0:43 Round 1 of 1

Us Andre Roberts
8-7-0 9-0-0

Us UFC 19: Ultimate Young Guns
Main Card | Heavyweight

1999.03.05
Weigh-In: 243.0 lbs (110.2 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
5:58 Round 1 of 3

Ua Igor Vovchanchyn
8-6-0 28-2-1

Jp Pride 4
Main Card | Heavyweight

1998.10.11
Weigh-In: 240.0 lbs (108.9 kgs)
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
7:22 Round 1 of 3

Us Amir Rahnavardi
7-6-0 0-0-0

Jp Pride 3
Main Card | Heavyweight

1998.06.24
Loss | Submission | Leglock
9:09 Round 1 of 3

Br Marco Ruas
7-5-0 7-1-2

Jp Pride 2
Main Card | Heavyweight

1998.03.15
Win | KO/TKO | Punch
4:57 Round 1 of 1

Ru Oleg Taktarov
6-5-0 12-4-2

Jp Pride 1
Main Card | Heavyweight

1997.10.11
Weigh-In: 240.0 lbs (108.9 kgs)
Win | Submission

Augusto Menezes Santos

Br International Vale Tudo Championship

1997.07.06
Win | Submission | Punches

Br Pedro Otavio

Br International Vale Tudo Championship

1997.07.06
Win | Submission | Armlock

Us Cal Worsham

Br International Vale Tudo Championship

1997.07.06
Loss | Submission

Br Mario Neto

Br Brazil Regional

1997.03.03
Loss | Submission
11:19 Round 1 of 1

Us Don Frye
3-3-0 7-1-0

Us UFC 11.5: Ultimate Ultimate 1996
Main Card | Tournament Quarterfinal

1996.12.07
Weigh-In: 263.0 lbs (119.3 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
Loss | Submission
7:00 Round 1 of 1

Us Mark Coleman
2-2-0 0-0-0

Us UFC 10: The Tournament
Main Card | Tournament Semifinal

1996.07.12
Weigh-In: 263.0 lbs (119.3 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
1:28 Round 1 of 1

Us John Campatella
2-2-0 0-0-0

Us UFC 10: The Tournament
Main Card | Tournament Quarterfinal

1996.07.12
Weigh-In: 263.0 lbs (119.3 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
Loss | KO/TKO | Injury
12:00 Round 1 of 1

Us Mark Schultz
2-1-0 0-0-0

Us UFC 9: Motor City Madness
Main Card

1996.05.17
Weigh-In: 240.0 lbs (108.9 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
Win | KO/TKO | Strikes
5:31 Round 1 of 1

Us Jerry Bohlander
0-0-0 1-0-0

Pr UFC 8: David vs Goliath
Main Card | Tournament Semifinal

1996.02.16
Weigh-In: 258.0 lbs (117.0 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
Loss | Submission
2:14 Round 1 of 1

Us Don Frye
0-0-0 0-0-0

Pr UFC 8: David vs Goliath
Main Event | Tournament Finals

1996.02.16
Weigh-In: 258.0 lbs (117.0 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
Win | KO/TKO | Elbows
0:13 Round 1 of 1

Us Paul Herrera
0-0-0 0-0-0

Pr UFC 8: David vs Goliath
Main Card | Tournament Quarterfinal

1996.02.16
Weigh-In: 258.0 lbs (117.0 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
#37 Greatest Knockout of All Time

Gary Goodridge Wiki Update Wiki

A Super Heavyweight kickboxer and mixed martial arts fighter, Gary Goodridge was once considered a serious threat to any fighter in the world. He defeated Oleg Taktarov and Don Frye in the early days of his career.


Ten years later, however, Goodridge sports pedestrian professional records in both kickboxing and MMA, losing to most notable fighters in both sports. Goodridge has not won a professional kickboxing fight since 2006, and has not won a mixed martial arts fight since 2007. Nevertheless, he is remembered for the imposing figure he cut during early UFC and Pride events, as well as for some impressive finishes. His blistering headkick win over Don Frye was an all-time memorable knockout.


For his original UFC appearance at UFC 8, Goodridge claimed to have a black belt in the Korean art of "Kuk Sool Wan". This was later exposed to be a false marketing gimmick, as Goodridge had only received a black belt for agreeing to represent the art in the tournament. 


Prior to entering the world of MMA competition, Goodridge was a world ranked champion at arm wrestling. He beat John Brzenk on more than one occasion. Brzenk is often considered the PFP best arm wrestler of all time.


Early in 2012 Goodridge was diagnosed with CTE/pugilistic dementia due to repeated head trauma which degenerates the brain tissue. Gary blames the damage on his kickboxing career and thinks it had nothing to do with his MMA career. Gary also just released a biography with Mark Dorsey called Gatekeeper: The Fighting Life of Gary "Big Daddy" Goodridge which talks about his days in the UFC, Pride and K-1 as well as personal information about his life and family.

Last updated 10.11.2014, 10:38 PM ET
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