Branden Lee Hinkle

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Branden Lee Hinkle
Born Jefferson, Ohio, United States
Other names The Iron Lion
Nationality American
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight 230 lb (104 kg; 16 st 6 lb)
Division Heavyweight (265 lb)
Reach 76 in (193 cm)
Fighting out of Weirton, West Virginia
Team Team Hammer House
Years active 1998-present
Mixed martial arts record
Total 28
Wins 16
By knockout 10
By submission 4
By decision 2
Losses 11
By knockout 2
By submission 8
By decision 1
No contests 1
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Branden Lee Hinkle is an American mixed martial artist who has competed in[1][2] the UFC, Pancrase, RINGS, and Bodog Fight. He trains with Mark Coleman's Team Hammer House and is known for using the ground and pound technique that the UFC Hall of Famer is thought to have created.

Background[edit]

Born and raised in Jefferson, Ohio, Hinkle holds a very accomplished wrestling background, wrestling at West Liberty State College in West Virginia where he was a two-time NCAA Division II Champion, a US National Freestyle Wrestling All-American and also excelled at tennis, being a West Virginia College Conference Tennis Champion. [3]

Mixed Martial Arts[edit]

Hinkle was offered a fight in Brazil for $1000 and an all-expenses paid trip. He accepted and made his professional debut against future PRIDE veteran Ebenezer Fontes Braga in 1998 for the International Vale Tudo organization in Brazil. The inexperienced Hinkle lost the fight by submission (triangle choke).

After amassing a 12-6-1 record, with wins over Travis Fulton, Yoshihisa Yamamoto, and Jorge Rivera, Hinkle made his UFC debut against Sean Gannon at UFC 55. Gannon, a former Boston police officer, had gained fame for defeating Kimbo Slice in an organized but unsanctioned fight that had was uploaded onto YouTube. Hinkle won the fight by TKO, but dropped his next three consecutive fights against veteran Jeff Monson, former WEC Light Heavyweight Champion Jason Lambert, and another UFC veteran, Alexandre Ferreira.

Hinkle then bounced back with a unanimous decision win over former PRIDE veteran Roman Zentsov before facing fellow collegiate wrestler and future UFC veteran, Chris Tuchscherer. Hinkle was knocked out by punches. In his next fight he faced UFC and Strikeforce veteran Kevin Jordan, and won by TKO. HInkle then debuted in Pancrase, but lost by submission (rear-naked choke). Hinkle's last professional fight was in 2012, in Charleston, West Virginia, which he won by knockout.


Titles[edit]

Hinkle has held the following titles:[2]

  • NCAA Div II Champion
  • US National Freestyle Wrestling All-American
  • Korean Neo Fight World Heavyweight Champion
  • World Extreme Fighting Heavyweight Champion
  • WV College Conference Tennis Champion

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 16-11 (1) Alonzo Roane KO (punches) Reality Cage Combat: West Virginia vs. the World May 18, 2012 2 N/A Charleston, West Virginia United States
Loss 15-11 (1) Jessie Gibbs Submission (rear-naked choke) PFC 3 - Pancrase Fighting Championship 3 April 2, 2011 1 2:25 Marseille, France
Win 15-10 (1) Kevin Jordan TKO (punches) DFL 1 - The Big Bang November 24, 2010 1 2:30 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Loss 14-10 (1) Chris Tuchscherer KO (punches) SNMMA: Beatdown at 4 Bears March 21, 2009 4 4:43 New Town, North Dakota, United States
Win 14-9 (1) Roman Zentsov Decision (unanimous) Bodog Fight - Alvarez vs Lee July 14, 2007 3 5:00 Trenton, New Jersey, United States
Loss 13-9 (1) Alexandre Ferreira Submission (heel hook) GFC - Evolution May 19, 2007 1 0:37 Columbus, Ohio, United States
Loss 13-8 (1) Jason Lambert TKO (referee stoppage) Ultimate Fight Night 5 June 28, 2006 1 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss 13-7 (1) Jeff Monson Technical Submission (north south choke) UFC 57 February 4, 2006 1 4:35 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 13-6 (1) Sean Gannon TKO (punches) UFC 55 October 7, 2005 1 4:14 Uncasville, Connecticut, United States
Win 12-6 (1) Jason DeAngelo Submission (strikes) HHCF 21 - Redemption August 26, 2005 1 N/A Columbus, Ohio, United States
Win 11-6 (1) Tom Sauer TKO (punches) WEF - Sin City May 20, 2005 1 2:19 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 10-6 (1) Daisuke Watanabe Decision NF 5 - Neo Fight 5 October 2, 2004 3 5:00 Korea
Win 9-6 (1) Sim Kyum Kim TKO (punches) NF 5 - Neo Fight 5 October 2, 2004 1 3:26 Korea
Win 8-6 (1) Sang Hyun Park TKO (leg kick) NF 2 - Neo Fight 2 December 20, 2003 1 1:00 Seoul, Korea
NC 7-6 (1) Sang Min Lee No Contest NF 2 - Neo Fight 2 December 20, 2003 Seoul, Korea
Win 7-6 Rogelio Sanchez Submission (armbar) VTX - Vale Todo Xtremeo 1 November 22, 2003 1 1:23 Nuevo Laredo, Mexico
Win 6-6 Eric Knox Submission (punches) NLF - Next Level Fighting September 13, 2003 1 1:00 Steubenville, Ohio, United States
Loss 5-6 Gabriel Gonzaga Submission (triangle choke) Meca 9 - Meca World Vale Tudo 9 August 1, 2003 1 3:54 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Win 5-5 Jorge Rivera TKO (corner stoppage) RSF 2 - Attack at the Track June 23, 2001 2 1:54 Chester, West Virginia, United States
Win 4-5 George Allen TKO (punches) RSF 1 - Redemption in the Valley April 21, 2001 2 N/A Wheeling, West Virginia, United States
Loss 3-5 Volk Han Submission (arm triangle choke) Rings: Millennium Combine 2 June 15, 2000 1 8:11 Tokyo, Japan
Win 3-4 Yoshihisa Yamamoto Submission (rear naked choke) WEF 9 - World Class May 13, 2000 1 2:21 Evansville, Indiana, United States
Loss 2-4 Wataru Sakata Submission (leg lock) Rings: Millennium Combine 1 April 20, 2000 1 7:23 Tokyo, Japan
Loss 2-3 Maurice Smith Decision (majority) Rings: King of Kings 1999 Block B December 22, 1999 2 5:00 Osaka, Japan
Win 2-2 Travis Fulton TKO (punches) HFP - Holiday Fight Party December 11, 1999 1 12:38 Georgia, United States
Loss 1-2 Carlos Barreto Submission (guillotine choke) International Vale Tudo Championship 8 - The Road Back to the Top January 20, 1999 1 4:32 Aracaju, Brazil
Win 1-1 Masanori Suda TKO (upkicks) VTJ 1998 - Vale Tudo Japan 1998 October 25, 1998 1 5:26 Urayasu, Japan
Loss 0-1 Ebenezer Fontes Braga Submission (triangle choke) IVC 6 - The Challenge August 23, 1998 1 12:33 Sao Paulo, Brazil

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fight Finder - Branden Lee Hinkle's Mixed Martial Arts Statistics". Sherdog. Crave Online Media, LLC. 2007. Retrieved 10-08-2007. 
  2. ^ a b "UFC Profile - Branden Lee Hinkle". UFC Official. Zuffa LLC. 2006. Retrieved 10-08-2007. 
  3. ^ http://www.ufc.com/fighter/Branden-Lee-Hinkle

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