Isaac Vallie-Flagg

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Isaac Vallie-Flagg
Born (1978-04-08) April 8, 1978 (age 36)
Ypsilanti, Michigan
Nationality American
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Weight 156 lb (71 kg; 11 st 2 lb)
Division Lightweight
Welterweight
Reach 70.0 in (178 cm)[1]
Team Jackson's Submission Fighting
Years active 2003 - present
Mixed martial arts record
Total 20
Wins 14
By knockout 5
By submission 3
By decision 6
Losses 5
By submission 3
By decision 2
Draws 1
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Isaac Vallie-Flagg (born April 8, 1978) is an American mixed martial artist currently competing in the Lightweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He has also competed in Strikeforce and King of the Cage. He held a 2-0 record in Strikeforce before the organization was folded and all fighters were transferred to the UFC. He currently train with Jackson's Submission Fighting.

Background[edit]

Vallie-Flagg is from Ann Arbor, Michigan and attended Community High School. Troubled growing up, Vallie-Flagg was not active in sports apart from dabbling with lacrosse. After viewing a UFC event, Vallie-Flagg began training in mixed martial arts and Brazilian jiu-jitsu.

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Strikeforce[edit]

Vallie-Flagg made his Strikeforce debut against Brian Melancon at Strikeforce: Overeem vs. Werdum winning the bout via split decision.[2]

Vallie-Flagg was scheduled to face Bobby Green at Strikeforce Challengers: Britt vs. Sayers, but he pulled out of the bout on November 11, 2011.[3]

Vallie-Flagg next faced Gesias Cavalcante at Strikeforce: Barnett vs. Cormier.[4] He won the fight via split decision.

Vallie-Flagg was scheduled to face Adriano Martins at Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Healy.[5] However on September 23, 2012 it was announced that the event was cancelled due to an injury to headliner Gilbert Melendez.[6]

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

Following the dissolution of Strikeforce, Vallie-Flagg was brought over to the UFC. In his debut, he faced Yves Edwards on February 2, 2013 at UFC 156.[7] He won the fight split decision.

Vallie-Flagg was expected to face Sam Stout on June 15, 2013 at UFC 161.[8] However, Vallie-Flagg was forced out with a back injury and was replaced by James Krause.[9]

Vallie-Flagg faced Elias Silverio on January 15, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 35.[10] He lost the fight via unanimous decision.

Vallie-Flagg was briefly linked to a bout with Danny Castillo on April 26, 2014 at UFC 172.[11] However, the UFC removed Vallie-Flagg from the bout in favor of a match up with Takanori Gomi.[12][13] He lost the fight via unanimous decision. Despite the loss on the scorecards, Vallie-Flagg was awarded his first Fight of the Night bonus award for the bout.[14]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Mixed Martial Arts[edit]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 14–5–1 Takanori Gomi Decision (unanimous) UFC 172 April 26, 2014 3 5:00 Baltimore, Maryland, United States Fight of the Night
Loss 14–4–1 Elias Silverio Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Rockhold vs. Philippou January 15, 2014 3 5:00 Duluth, Georgia, United States
Win 14–3–1 Yves Edwards Decision (split) UFC 156 February 2, 2013 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 13–3–1 Gesias Cavalcante Decision (split) Strikeforce: Barnett vs. Cormier May 19, 2012 3 5:00 San Jose, California, United States Drops to Lightweight
Win 12–3–1 Brian Melancon Decision (split) Strikeforce: Overeem vs. Werdum June 18, 2011 3 5:00 Dallas, Texas, United States Catchweight (175 lb) bout
Win 11–3–1 Danny Rodriguez TKO (knee to the body and punches) Jackson's MMA Series 4 April 9, 2011 2 3:28 Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
Win 10–3–1 Alejandro Villalobos KO (punches) Nemesis Fighting: MMA Global Invasion December 11, 2010 3 N/A Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Draw 9–3–1 Ken Jackson Draw C3 Fights: Slammin Jammin Weekend 5 August 7, 2010 3 5:00 Newkirk, Oklahoma, United States
Win 9–3 Robert Simmons TKO (punches) KOTC: Native Warriors March 6, 2010 1 2:48 Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States
Win 8–3 Mike Barreras Decision (unanimous) DCMMAS: Duke City MMA Series 2 July 25, 2009 3 5:00 Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
Win 7–3 Anselmo Martinez Decision (unanimous) Gods of War January 24, 2009 3 5:00 Las Cruces, New Mexico, United States
Win 6–3 Adrian Gutierrez TKO (punches) SCA: Duke City Bike and Brawl 2 August 23, 2008 2 N/A Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
Win 5–3 Brad Nordquist TKO (punches) KOTC: Badlands July 12, 2008 2 0:50 Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
Win 4–3 Abel Vargas Submission (rear-naked choke) KOTC: Hierarchy October 13, 2007 1 2:01 Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
Loss 3–3 Rudy Bears Submission (rear-naked choke) FW 15: Rumble at Rt. 66 Casino July 28, 2007 1 4:00 Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
Win 3–2 Ashton Castro Submission (punches) YTYT: Ground Um and Pound Um April 21, 2007 1 4:15 Kona, Hawaii, United States
Loss 2–2 Patrick Reeves Submission (armbar) Knuckle Up Productions: Fight Night August 4, 2006 1 1:07 Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States
Win 2–1 Eric Regan Submission (rear-naked choke) Knuckle Up Productions: Slugfest May 19, 2006 1 1:23 Espanola, New Mexico, United States
Win 1–1 Danny Wren Decision (unanimous) KOTC 35: Acoma February 28, 2004 2 5:00 Acoma, New Mexico, United States
Loss 0–1 Ben Schilsler Submission (armbar) KOTC 26: Gladiator Challenge August 3, 2003 1 0:29 Acoma, New Mexico, United States

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fight Card - UFC 172 Jones vs. Teixeira". UFC.com. Retrieved May 3, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Strikeforce: JZ-Wilcox no contest, Heun, Burrell, Vallie-Flag, Moore earn wins". Retrieved 14 July 2011. 
  3. ^ "Isaac Vallie-Flagg out at Strikeforce Challengers 20, promotion seeking lightweight". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 14 November 2011. 
  4. ^ "Strikeforce Update: JZ Cavalcante Matched Against Isaac Vallie-Flagg for May 19 Card in San Jose". sherdog.com. Retrieved 5 April 2012. 
  5. ^ "Isaac Vallie-Flagg Faces Adriano Martins at Strikeforce ‘Melendez vs. Healy’ in Sacramento". sherdog.com. Retrieved 10 August 2012. 
  6. ^ "Strikeforce Announces Cancellation of Saturday's Event in Sacramento". strikeforce.com. September 23, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Yves Edwards vs. Isaac Vallie-Flagg added to February's UFC 156 fight card". mmajunkie.com. January 7, 2013. 
  8. ^ Jeff Cain (March 6, 2013). "Sam Stout vs. Isaac Vallie-Flagg Added to UFC 161 Fight Card". MMAweekly.com. Retrieved March 7, 2013. 
  9. ^ Staff (2013-05-29). "James Krause replaces Isaac Vallie-Flagg, meets Sam Stout at UFC 161". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-05-29. 
  10. ^ Dana Becker (2013-12-07). "Isaac Vallie-Flagg To Face Elias Silverio". fightline.com. Retrieved 2013-12-07. 
  11. ^ Shaun Al-Shatti (February 20, 2014). "Danny Castillo vs. Isaac Vallie-Flagg slated for UFC 172 in Baltimore". MMAfighting.com. Retrieved February 20, 2014. 
  12. ^ Staff (March 4, 2014). "Takanori Gomi replaces Danny Castillo, meets Isaac Vallie-Flagg at UFC 172". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved March 4, 2014. 
  13. ^ Staff (March 5, 2014). "Danny Castillo rebooked against Charlie Brenneman at UFC 172". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved March 27, 2014. 
  14. ^ Matt Erickson (2014-04-27). "UFC 172 bonuses: Gomi, Vallie-Flagg, Benavidez, Beal win $50,000". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-04-27. 

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