April 8, 1978 |
|Height||5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)|
|Weight||156 lb (71 kg; 11 st 2 lb)|
|Reach||70.0 in (178 cm)|
|Team||Jackson's Submission Fighting|
|Years active||2003 - present|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|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.
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
Vallie-Flagg was scheduled to face Adriano Martins at Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Healy. However on September 23, 2012 it was announced that the event was cancelled due to an injury to headliner Gilbert Melendez.
Ultimate Fighting Championship
Vallie-Flagg was briefly linked to a bout with Danny Castillo on April 26, 2014 at UFC 172. However, the UFC removed Vallie-Flagg from the bout in favor of a match up with Takanori Gomi. 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.
Championships and accomplishments
Mixed Martial Arts
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|20 matches||14 wins||5 losses|
|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|
- "Fight Card - UFC 172 Jones vs. Teixeira". UFC.com. Retrieved May 3, 2014.
- "Strikeforce: JZ-Wilcox no contest, Heun, Burrell, Vallie-Flag, Moore earn wins". Retrieved 14 July 2011.
- "Isaac Vallie-Flagg out at Strikeforce Challengers 20, promotion seeking lightweight". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 14 November 2011.
- "Strikeforce Update: JZ Cavalcante Matched Against Isaac Vallie-Flagg for May 19 Card in San Jose". sherdog.com. Retrieved 5 April 2012.
- "Isaac Vallie-Flagg Faces Adriano Martins at Strikeforce ‘Melendez vs. Healy’ in Sacramento". sherdog.com. Retrieved 10 August 2012.
- "Strikeforce Announces Cancellation of Saturday's Event in Sacramento". strikeforce.com. September 23, 2012.
- "Yves Edwards vs. Isaac Vallie-Flagg added to February's UFC 156 fight card". mmajunkie.com. January 7, 2013.
- Jeff Cain (March 6, 2013). "Sam Stout vs. Isaac Vallie-Flagg Added to UFC 161 Fight Card". MMAweekly.com. Retrieved March 7, 2013.
- Staff (2013-05-29). "James Krause replaces Isaac Vallie-Flagg, meets Sam Stout at UFC 161". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-05-29.
- Dana Becker (2013-12-07). "Isaac Vallie-Flagg To Face Elias Silverio". fightline.com. Retrieved 2013-12-07.
- Shaun Al-Shatti (February 20, 2014). "Danny Castillo vs. Isaac Vallie-Flagg slated for UFC 172 in Baltimore". MMAfighting.com. Retrieved February 20, 2014.
- Staff (March 4, 2014). "Takanori Gomi replaces Danny Castillo, meets Isaac Vallie-Flagg at UFC 172". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved March 4, 2014.
- Staff (March 5, 2014). "Danny Castillo rebooked against Charlie Brenneman at UFC 172". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved March 27, 2014.
- Matt Erickson (2014-04-27). "UFC 172 bonuses: Gomi, Vallie-Flagg, Benavidez, Beal win $50,000". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-04-27.