Blake Bilder is a mixed martial artist and professional cage fighter who competes in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). Born in Little Rock, Arkansas on November 23, 1987, he began training at an early age. He attended high school at Pulaski Academy where he was an All-State wrestler.
Bilder went on to attend the University of Arkansas where his wrestling career flourished. During college, Blake competed as a member of Team USA in the 2008 Junior Pan American Wrestling Championships and finished first place in freestyle competition. After graduating from college with honors, Bilder decided to focus on mixed martial arts full time.
In 2012 that dream became a reality when Bilder signed with the UFC after earning a few victories on the regional circuit by knockout or submission due to strikes or choke holds respectively. After making his debut against Conor McGregor at UFC 196, Blake quickly rose through the ranks of professional MMA fighters becoming one of its most prominent stars within two years. By 2017 he had won seven fights out of thirteen for a total record of 7–6 with five Technical Knockouts (TKOs) and two Submission victories (SUBs).
Bilders’ stand up style has earned him attention from both fans and critics alike who recognize him as one of today’s top contenders in MMA sports entertainment. When asked about his fighting style Blake says “I like to move fast and be unpredictable… I mix my punches up so opponents don’t know what’s coming next” Although not known for using grappling techniques during fights some have noted that Blake applies pressure when needed leading some analysts to describe him as having “a good balance between boxing technique & pressure based grappling style” Outside The Octagon you can usually find Blake enjoying life by taking part in activities such as rock climbing & exploring national parks – whether it be here or abroad – all while maintaining fitness levels necessary for peak performance inside The Octagon once again!
Despite being considered by many fight pundits as one of today’ s top pound-for-pound fighters currently competing inside The Octagon; much remains unknown about this enigmatic cage warrior besides what we’ve already seen during each thrilling match night – namely: In each bout which takes place inside The Octagon there is no doubt that every spectator will witness another riveting performance led by none other than ‘The Little Rock Phenom’ himself – Mr.. Blake Bilder!