- Given Name: John Charles Bedford
- Pro MMA Record: 23-14-1, 1 NC (Win-Loss-Draw)
- Nickname: Brutal
- Current Streak: 2 Losses
- Age: 36 | Date of Birth: 1983.01.06
- Last Fight: September 09, 2017 in ZP
- Weight Class: Bantamweight | Last Weigh-In: 140.1 lbs
- Affiliation: Fitness Fight Factory
- Height: 5'10" (178cm) | Reach: 71.0" (180cm)
- Career Disclosed Earnings: $40,000 USD
- Born: Woodville, Ohio, United States
- Fighting out of: Colleyville, Texas
- College: Cleveland State University
- Foundation Style: N/A
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updated Wed Apr 17 06:14:35 2019#39Johnny Bedford is the 39th ranked of 1049 active United States Pro Bantamweights.
updated Wed Apr 17 21:35:17 2019#1Johnny Bedford is the 1st ranked of 38 active Michigan Pro Bantamweights.
updated Tue Apr 16 10:32:04 2019#8Johnny Bedford is the 8th ranked of 251 active US Midwest Pro Bantamweights.
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Johnny Bedford began wrestling when he was only 5 years old traveling around the Midwest competing. In high school he would compile a 51-1 record his senior year and place third in the state tournament, his father was also the coach for the wrestling team. He also wrestled at Cleveland State University for a year and a half before moving back home.
Bedford would start his professional career in 2006 and would fight for many promotions including a victory in Bellator. He would bring his record to 17-9-1 before trying out for The Ultimate Fighter Miller vs. Bisping in 2011. He would join Team Miller in the house after defeating Carson Beebe by submission in the first round. He would win his next fight over Josh Ferguson before losing in the semi-finals to the eventual winner of the season John Dodson.
Bedford would still get a shot at the UFC and would finish his first two opponents Louis Gaudinot and Marcos Vinicius by TKO. He would however lose his next fight to another TUF alumni Bryan Caraway when they squared off at UFC 159. His next fight would be a no contest against Rani Yahya when there was an accidental head butt. He looks to pick up another win when he faces Cody Gibson at UFC Fight Night 44.
Episode 1 Bedford def. Carson Beebe by Guillotine Choke at 4:19 of Round 1
Episode 3 Bedford def. Josh Ferguson by Unanimous Decision
Episode 10 John Dodson def. Bedford by KO (Punches) at 1:00 of Round 2