Isaac Vallie-Flagg

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Isaac Vallie-Flagg
Born (1978-04-08) April 8, 1978 (age 36)
Ypsilanti, Michigan, United States
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]
Fighting out of Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
Team Jackson's Submission Fighting
Rank Purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu[2]
Years active 2003 - present
Mixed martial arts record
Total 21
Wins 14
By knockout 5
By submission 3
By decision 6
Losses 6
By submission 3
By decision 3
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. A professional competitor since 2003, he has also formerly competed in Strikeforce and King of the Cage.

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.[3]

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.[4]

Vallie-Flagg next faced Gesias Cavalcante at Strikeforce: Barnett vs. Cormier.[5] He won the fight via split decision.

Vallie-Flagg was scheduled to face Adriano Martins at Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Healy.[6] However on September 23, 2012 it was announced that the event was cancelled due to an injury to headliner Gilbert Melendez.[7]

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.[8] He won the fight split decision.

Vallie-Flagg was expected to face Sam Stout on June 15, 2013 at UFC 161.[9] However, Vallie-Flagg was forced out with a back injury and was replaced by James Krause.[10]

Vallie-Flagg faced Elias Silvério on January 15, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 35.[11] 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.[12] However, the UFC removed Vallie-Flagg from the bout in favor of a match up with Takanori Gomi.[13][14] 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.[15]

Vallie-Flagg faced Matt Wiman at UFC Fight Night 57 on November 22, 2014.[16] He lost the back-and-forth fight via unanimous decision.

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Mixed Martial Arts[edit]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 14–6–1 Matt Wiman Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Edgar vs. Swanson November 22, 2014 3 5:00 Austin, Texas, United States
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 Silvério 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 & 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. ^ "Isaac Vallie-Flagg - Official UFC Fighter Profile". UFC.com. Retrieved November 23, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Strikeforce: JZ-Wilcox no contest, Heun, Burrell, Vallie-Flag, Moore earn wins". Retrieved 14 July 2011. 
  4. ^ "Isaac Vallie-Flagg out at Strikeforce Challengers 20, promotion seeking lightweight". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 14 November 2011. 
  5. ^ "Strikeforce Update: JZ Cavalcante Matched Against Isaac Vallie-Flagg for May 19 Card in San Jose". sherdog.com. Retrieved 5 April 2012. 
  6. ^ "Isaac Vallie-Flagg Faces Adriano Martins at Strikeforce ‘Melendez vs. Healy’ in Sacramento". sherdog.com. Retrieved 10 August 2012. 
  7. ^ "Strikeforce Announces Cancellation of Saturday's Event in Sacramento". strikeforce.com. September 23, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Yves Edwards vs. Isaac Vallie-Flagg added to February's UFC 156 fight card". mmajunkie.com. January 7, 2013. 
  9. ^ Jeff Cain (March 6, 2013). "Sam Stout vs. Isaac Vallie-Flagg Added to UFC 161 Fight Card". MMAweekly.com. Retrieved March 7, 2013. 
  10. ^ Staff (2013-05-29). "James Krause replaces Isaac Vallie-Flagg, meets Sam Stout at UFC 161". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-05-29. 
  11. ^ Dana Becker (2013-12-07). "Isaac Vallie-Flagg To Face Elias Silverio". fightline.com. Retrieved 2013-12-07. 
  12. ^ Shaun Al-Shatti (February 20, 2014). "Danny Castillo vs. Isaac Vallie-Flagg slated for UFC 172 in Baltimore". MMAfighting.com. Retrieved February 20, 2014. 
  13. ^ Staff (March 4, 2014). "Takanori Gomi replaces Danny Castillo, meets Isaac Vallie-Flagg at UFC 172". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved March 4, 2014. 
  14. ^ Staff (March 5, 2014). "Danny Castillo rebooked against Charlie Brenneman at UFC 172". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved March 27, 2014. 
  15. ^ Matt Erickson (2014-04-27). "UFC 172 bonuses: Gomi, Vallie-Flagg, Benavidez, Beal win $50,000". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-04-27. 
  16. ^ MMAJunkie Staff (2014-08-27). "Matt Wiman returns at UFC Fight Night 57 in Austin, meets Isaac Vallie-Flagg". mmajunke.com. Retrieved 2014-08-27. 

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