"Bam Bam"RECORD: 7-2-0
HEIGHT: 5' 8"
WEIGHT: 135 lbs.
NATIONALITY: Spokane, United States
Sat. Apr 22, 2023
Defeated by Split Decision in Round 3
Sat. Aug 28, 2021
Brady Hiestand is an American UFC athlete and mixed martial artist who has been competing professionally since 2014. He currently competes in the lightweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). Hiestand began his career as an amateur wrestler, competing in freestyle and Greco-Roman wrestling tournaments throughout high school and college. After graduating from college, he decided to take up MMA training full time, with a focus on kickboxing, Muay Thai and grappling. He quickly made a name for himself by winning numerous fights on local promotion cards before signing with the UFC in 2017.
Hiestand was born and raised in North Dakota where he developed a passion for combat sports at an early age. His father was a boxer during his teenage years so it only made sense that Brady would follow suit when it came to fighting professionally. As a young teen, Hiestand found success competing in youth wrestling tournaments across the United States before making the jump to collegiate wrestling at North Dakota State University where he won three NCAA Division II National Championships over four seasons of competition.
After graduation, Hiestand moved out west to pursue his MMA dreams full-time while training under renowned coaches such as Javier Mendez (American Kickboxing Academy), Alex Gongora (Gracie Barra) as well as Tim Credeur (Gladiator’s Academy). In 2015 Brady had already racked up several professional wins within various regional promotions around California which eventually led him to be signed by Ultimate Fighting Championshipin 2017 following impressively dominant performance on Dana White’s Contender Series episode 2 card where he defeated opponent Joseph Lowry via TKO after just two rounds of action.
Since joining UFC roster Brady has gone 4-4 in eight appearances including highlight reel submissions like triangle choke against fellow veteran Shane Campbell and most recently guillotine choke submission over LaRue Burley this past February prior COVID pandemic halt of all major sporting events worldwide . With five more fights remaining on current contract there is still opportunity for “The Bad Boy” Brady Hiestand cement himself even further into history books with some impressive victories later 2020 or 2021 whenever world situation allows fighters resume their careers inside octagon .
No matter what happens next inside cage , one thing remains certain – “ The Bad Boy” will always remain fierce competitor willing leave everything out mat every single time step foot onto fight night stage – likely outcome being either loss heroic proportions or victory looked upon by many fans peers alike .