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"Lightning"

7-4-0

James Wilks

James "Lightning" Wilks

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  • Given Name: James Brett Wilks
  • Pro MMA Record: 7-4-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: Lightning
  • Current Streak: 1 Loss
  • Age: 1978-04-05 | Date of Birth: 1978.04.05
  • Last Fight: October 16, 2010 in UFC
  • Weight Class: Welterweight | Last Weigh-In: 170.0 lbs
  • Affiliation: Lightning MMA
  • Height: 6'1" (186cm) | Reach: N/A
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $46,000 USD
  • Born: Leicestershire, England
  • Fighting out of: Laguna Hills, California
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James Wilks Wiki

James Wilks has training in Tae Kwon Do and Jeet Kune Do. He holds a black belt in Tae Kwon Do as well as a brown belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. He fought all of his professional fights in California before joining and ultimately winning the 9th season of The Ultimate Fighter.

After winning the Ultimate Fighter he would lose to Matt Brown, pick up a win over Peter Sobotta and lose against Claude Patrick in what would be his last fight for the UFC. Due to multiple injures and a fractured vertebrae with the chance of paralysis if he continued to fight Wilks announced his retirement from the sport on May 14th 2012.

The Ultimate Fighter 9
Eipsode 1 Wilks def. Che Mills by Heel Hook at 0:30 of Round 1
Episode 6 Wilks def. Frank Lester by Armbar at 3:06 of Round 2
Episode 12 Wilks def. Frank Lester by TKO in Round 3
The Ultimate Fighter 9 Finale Wilks def. DaMarques Johnson by Rear Naked Choke at 4:54 of Round 1

Last updated 02.10.2014, 4:10 PM ET
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