Mike Whitehead

Mike Whitehead
Born June 29, 1981 (1981-06-29) (age 30)
Medford, Oregon, United States
Other names "Iron Mike"
Nationality American
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight 261 lb (118 kg; 18.6 st)
Division Heavyweight, Light Heavyweight
Reach 74"
Style Wrestling, Boxing
Fighting out of Las Vegas, Nevada
Team Wand Fight Team
Years active 2000-present
Mixed martial arts record
Total 33
Wins 26
By knockout 6
By submission 13
By decision 6
Unknown 1
Losses 7
By knockout 4
By submission 3
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Michael Joe Whitehead (born June 29, 1981) is a professional mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter. He has fought in the light heavyweight and heavyweight weight classes for the UFC, IFL, Affliction, and Strikeforce.

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Mixed martial arts career

Mike Whitehead started wrestling at North Idaho JC, Southern Oregon University, and Missouri. He is a 3 time All American Wrestler and Abu Dhabi qualifier. In 2005, he participated in the The Ultimate Fighter 2 reality series on Spike TV.[1]

He is 26-7 in his MMA career. Prior to his fight with Renato Sobral, he was on a 13 fight win streak, including five straight victories in the IFL. He has proven himself dangerous standing and striking, as well as with wrestling and submission grappling.

He has also competed in the standup only fight organization Xtreme Fighting Association where he defeated Ethen Cox by unanimous decision.[2]

Personal life

Whitehead was arrested by Las Vegas Metro Police on April 14, 2010, after a female acquaintance filed a report that he had sexually assaulted her at his home. He faces several charges including two counts of sexual assault and one count each of attempted sexual assault and open and gross lewdness. Additional charges could still be coming for Mike based on the marijuana grow operation detectives found when they went to serve a warrant in response to the sexual assault. Detectives found 50 marijuana plants inside the residence, all of which were confiscated and destroyed after they were granted a warrant for the plants.[3][4][5][6][7]

Whitehead reached an agreement with Clark County prosecutors to make a no-contest plea. On September 12, 2011, he pled no-contest to the charges and could face up to 20 years in prison.[8]

Mixed martial arts record

Result Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 26-7 United States Eddie Sanchez Decision (split) PFC - Pure Fighting Championships 6 02010-12-10 December 10, 2010 3 5:00 Red Deer, Alberta, Canada
Win 25-7 United States Chase Gormley TKO (punches) IFC:Extreme Challenge 02010-07-10 July 10, 2010 4 2:22 Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, USA Won the IFC Heavyweight Championship
Loss 24-7 United States Muhammed Lawal KO (punches) Strikeforce: Evolution 02009-12-19 December 19, 2009 1 3:08 San Jose, California, USA
Win 24-6 United States Kevin Randleman Decision (unanimous) Strikeforce: Lawler vs. Shields 02009-06-06 June 6, 2009 3 5:00 St. Louis, Missouri, USA Light heavyweight bout
Win 23-6 United States Leo Pla Submission (guillotine choke) M-1 Challenge - 8th Edition 02008-10-29 October 29, 2008 1 1:20 Kansas City, Missouri, USA
Loss 22-6 Brazil Renato Sobral Decision (unanimous) Affliction: Banned 02008-07-19 July 19, 2008 3 5:00 Anaheim, California, USA
Win 22-5 United States Zak Jensen Submission (armbar) Beatdown - 4 Bears Casino 02008-05-10 May 10, 2008 1 2:06 North Dakota, USA
Win 21-5 United States Soakai Pulu Submission (keylock) Throwdown Showdown 1 - Showdown 02008-04-18 April 18, 2008 1 0:59 Orem, Utah, USA
Win 20-5 United States Daniel Serafin Decision (unanimous) PFP: Ring Of Fire 02007-12-09 December 9, 2007 3 5:00 Manila, Philippines
Win 19-5 United States Vernon White TKO (punches) IFL: Las Vegas 02007-06-16 June 16, 2007 2 0:54 Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Win 18-5 Canada Wojtek Kaszowski TKO (punches) IFL: Connecticut 02007-04-13 April 13, 2007 1 2:43 Uncasville, Connecticut, USA
Win 17-5 Poland Krzysztof Soszynski Decision (unanimous) IFL: World Championship Final 02006-12-29 December 29, 2006 3 4:00 Uncasville, Connecticut, USA
Win 16-5 United States Mark Kerr TKO (punches) IFL: World Championship Semifinals 02006-11-02 November 2, 2006 1 2:40 Portland, Oregon, USA
Win 15-5 United States Michael Buchkovich Submission (punches) CFC2: Combat Fighting Championship 02006-09-23 September 23, 2006 1 4:04 Orlando, Florida, USA
Win 14-5 United States Ruben Villareal Submission (keylock) Valor Fighting: Showdown At Cache Creek II 02006-09-15 September 15, 2006 1 1:02 Brooks, California, USA
Win 13-5 United States Rich Beecroft Submission (keylock) RITC 85 - Xtreme Cage Fighting 02006-08-05 August 5, 2006 1 1:17 Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Win 12-5 United States Rocky Batastini Submission (kimura) RITC 83 - Rampage 02006-06-10 June 10, 2006 1 0:14 Arizona, USA
Win 11-5 United States Mike Bourke Forfeit UAGF - Kaos on the Kampus 02006-05-20 May 20, 2006 3  ? Los Angeles, California, USA
Win 10-5 United States Robert Beraun Submission (kimura) RITC 80 - Fight Night at The Fort 02006-03-18 March 18, 2006 1 2:57 Fountain Hills, Arizona, USA
Loss 9-5 United States Keith Jardine Decision (unanimous) UFC 57 02006-02-04 February 4, 2006 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Win 9-4 United States Travis Fulton Submission (bulldog choke) EC 61 - Extreme Challenge 61 02005-04-22 April 22, 2005 1 1:30 Osceola, Iowa, USA
Win 8-4 United States Aaron Brink Decision (unanimous) UAGF - Clover Combat 02005-03-25 March 25, 2005 3 5:00 California, USA
Win 7-4 United States Matt Bear Submission (strikes) VFC 9 - Madness 02005-03-05 March 5, 2005 2 0:54 Council Bluffs, Iowa, USA
Loss 6-4 United States Brandon Vera TKO (doctor stoppage) WEC 13 - Heavyweight Explosion 02005-01-22 January 22, 2005 2 1:12 Lemoore, California, USA
Win 6-3 United States Terrell Dees Submission (neck crank) WEC 13 - Heavyweight Explosion 02005-01-22 January 22, 2005 1 3:43 Lemoore, California, USA
Win 5-3 United States Demian Decorah TKO (punches) EC 59 - Extreme Challenge 59 02004-09-24 September 24, 2004 1 3:25 Medina, Minnesota, USA
Win 4-3 United States Brian Stromberg Submission SF 5 - Stadium 02004-08-28 August 28, 2004 2  ? Gresham, Oregon, USA
Win 3-3 United States Karl Knothe Submission (neck crank) EC 58 - Extreme Challenge 58 02004-06-11 June 11, 2004 1 1:17 Medina, Minnesota, USA
Loss 2-3 United States Alex Paz Decision (split) HOOKnSHOOT - Absolute Fighting Championships 2 02003-03-28 March 28, 2003 2 5:00 Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA
Loss 2-2 United States Tim Sylvia TKO (knee and punches) SB 24 - Return of the Heavyweights 2 02002-04-27 April 27, 2002 1 2:38 Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
Win 2-1 United States Ben Rothwell Decision (unanimous) SB 24 - Return of the Heavyweights 2 02002-04-27 April 27, 2002 2 5:00 Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
Loss 1-1 United States Tim Sylvia TKO (punches) SB 24 - Return of the Heavyweights 1 02002-04-26 April 26, 2002 1 3:46 Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
Win 1-0 United States Kim Bower TKO (punches) GVT - Gladiators Vale Tudo 02001-03-10 March 10, 2001 1  ? Worley, Idaho, USA

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