Ed West (fighter)
October 30, 1983 |
|Height||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
|Weight||135 lb (61 kg; 9.6 st)|
|Fighting out of||Tucson, Arizona|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
West was born in Olongapo, Philippines where both his mother and father served in the US Navy. He attended kindergarten, first grade and his first Tae kwon do classes there and then moved to the States with his parents when he was 7-years-old.
A few years after arriving in America, Ed became re-involved in martial arts when he was 9-years-old. He was inspired by watching Jean-Claude Van Damme movies and practiced styles like karate, tae kwon do, and kung fu. At 16, Ed met a man who told him he was a cage fighter, which led West to travel down the road of Mixed Martial Arts. West's first cage fight was in March 2003 fighting in the Rage in the Cage organization.
Mixed Martial Arts Career
West currently trains at Apex MMA in Tucson, Arizona. Since 2003, West has fought in many MMA organizations in the United States, where he finished 9 of his 17 victories with a submission (particularly armbars) as a professional fighter. He made his debut in the Rage in the Cage tournaments and piled up a successful winning record.
International Fight League
In 2006-2007, West competed in the team-based International Fight League as a member of Ken Yasuda's Tokyo Sabres. Despite his three losses in the IFL, West proved himself by moving up two weight classes and fighting against bigger fighters in the lightweight division. Although West's first IFL match was a loss to his opponent, Chris Horodecki, after having to be decided by the judges, the pair put on a tough battle that was awarded "Fight of the Night" honors.
Desert Rage Full Contact Fighting
Bellator Fighting Championships
West quickly became a fan favorite when he entered the Bellator Fighting Championships bantamweight tournament in 2010. At Bellator 32, West fought Zach Makovsky in the finals for the chance to become the Bellator bantamweight champion. Despite a noble effort, fighting a war for five rounds, Makovsky received the unanimous decision.
West took on Luis Nogueira at Bellator 51 in the opening round of the season 5 tournament. He won by unanimous decision. West would then take Eduardo Dantas in the semi-finals at Bellator 55. He lost by Split Decision.
At Bellator 91 West would take on Josh Montoya. He won via Knockout, which happens to be his first win by knockout.
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|26 matches||18 wins||8 losses|
|Loss||18-8||Antonio Duarte||Submission (anaconda choke)||MF - Mexico Fighter 5||February 15, 2014||1||4:42||Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico|
|Win||18-7||Josh Montoya||KO (head kick)||Bellator 91||February 28, 2013||2||2:51||Rio Rancho, New Mexico, United States|
|Loss||17-7||Marcos Galvão||Decision (unanimous)||Bellator 65||April 13, 2012||3||5:00||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States||Bellator Season 6 Bantamweight Tournament Quarterfinal|
|Loss||17-6||Eduardo Dantas||Decision (split)||Bellator 55||October 22, 2011||3||5:00||Yuma, Arizona, United States||Bellator Season 5 Bantamweight Tournament Semifinal|
|Win||17-5||Luis Nogueira||Decision (unanimous)||Bellator 51||September 24, 2011||3||5:00||Canton, Ohio, United States||Bellator Season 5 Bantamweight Tournament Quarterfinal|
|Win||16-5||Sam Rodriguez||Submission (armbar)||Desert Rage Full Contact Fighting 9||March 18, 2011||1||1:22||Yuma, Arizona, United States||Defended Desert Rage Bantamweight Championship|
|Loss||15-5||Zach Makovsky||Decision (unanimous)||Bellator 32||October 14, 2010||5||5:00||Kansas City, Missouri, United States||Bellator Season 3 Bantamweight Tournament Final|
|Win||15-4||Jose Vega||Decision (split)||Bellator 30||September 23, 2010||3||5:00||Louisville, Kentucky, United States||Bellator Season 3 Bantamweight Tournament Semifinal|
|Win||14-4||Bryan Goldsby||Decision (unanimous)||Bellator 27||September 2, 2010||3||5:00||San Antonio, Texas, United States||Bellator Season 3 Bantamweight Tournament Quarterfinal|
|Win||13-4||Tyler Bialecki||Submission (triangle choke)||Desert Rage Full Contact Fighting 7||April 24, 2010||1||1:25||Yuma, Arizona, United States||Won the Desert Rage Bantamweight Championship|
|Win||12-4||Jose Carbajal||Submission (guillotine choke)||Desert Rage Full Contact Fighting 6||November 7, 2009||1||1:38||Yuma, Arizona, United States||Bantamweight debut|
|Win||11-4||Del Hawkins||Decision (unanimous)||Apocalypse Fights 1||August 7, 2008||3||N/A||United States|
|Win||10-4||Austin Pascucci||Submission (armbar)||Rage in the Cage 109||April 26, 2008||2||0:28||Tucson, Arizona, United States|
|Win||9-4||Nick Hedrick||Submission (rear-naked choke)||CS - Cage Supremacy 2||July 22, 2007||1||2:26||Tucson, Arizona, United States|
|Loss||8-4||Savant Young||Decision (unanimous)||IFL: Houston||February 2, 2007||3||4:00||Houston, Texas, United States|
|Loss||8-3||Erik Owings||Decision (unanimous)||IFL: Championship Final||December 29, 2006||3||4:00||Uncasville, Connecticut, United States|
|Loss||8-2||Chris Horodecki||Decision (unanimous)||International Fight League: Portland||September 9, 2006||3||4:00||Portland, Oregon, United States||"Fight of the Night"|
|Win||8-1||Carlos Ortega||Decision (unanimous)||RITC 79: The Rage Returns||February 24, 2006||3||3:00||Tucson, Arizona, United States||Won RITC Lightweight Championship, Earned RITC "Fighter of the Night" Honors|
|Win||7-1||Reynaldo Walter Duarte||Decision (split)||RITC 76: Hello Tucson||November 11, 2005||3||3:00||Tucson, Arizona, United States|
|Win||6-1||Chris David||Decision (unanimous)||RITC 64: Heart & Soul||August 7, 2004||3||3:00||Phoenix, Arizona, United States|
|Win||5-1||Amos Sotelo||Submission (kimura)||RITC 61: Relentless||April 30, 2004||1||1:01||Phoenix, Arizona, United States|
|Loss||4-1||Harris Sarmiento||TKO||SuperBrawl 34||March 28, 2004||1||2:08||Wailuku, Hawaii, United States|
|Win||4-0||Carlos Ortega||Decision (unanimous)||RITC 59: Let the Punishment Begin||February 7, 2004||3||3:00||Casa Grande, Arizona, United States|
|Win||3-0||Troy Tolbert||Submission (armbar)||RITC 57: Tucson Revisited||December 13, 2003||1||0:34||Tucson, Arizona, United States|
|Win||2-0||Joe Vigil||Submission (armbar)||RITC 47: Unstoppable||April 12, 2003||1||1:57||Phoenix, Arizona, United States|
|Win||1-0||Troy Tolbert||Submission (armbar)||RITC 46: Launching Pad||March 27, 2003||1||1:16||Tempe, Arizona, United States|