James Vick

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James Vick
Born (1987-02-23) February 23, 1987 (age 27)
Mineral Wells, Texas, United States
Other names The Texecutioner
Residence Temple Hills, Maryland
Nationality American
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight 154 lb (70 kg; 11.0 st)
Division Lightweight
Reach 76.5 in (194 cm)
Fighting out of Temple Hills, Maryland
Team Team Lloyd Irvin
Rank Blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu[1]
Years active 2011-present
Mixed martial arts record
Total 7
Wins 7
By knockout 1
By submission 3
By decision 3
Losses 0
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

James William Vick (born February 23, 1987) is an American mixed martial artist currently competing as a lightweight in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Vick was a cast member of The Ultimate Fighter: Live.

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Vick began his professional career fighting in regional shows in his home state of Texas. His first four fights all came in 2011, where he went undefeated with four straight wins.[2]

The Ultimate Fighter[edit]

Vick was one of 32 lightweight fighters announced by the UFC to participate in first live season of The Ultimate Fighter reality show.[3]

Vick won his way into the house when he defeated Dakota Cochrane by split decision after one round.[4] He was then chosen to be part of Team Cruz as Cruz's fifth pick and ninth overall.

For the first official fight of the show, he was chosen to fight Team Faber's third pick Daron Cruickshank. After a rough first part of the round, Vick landed a knee on Cruickshank as he shot in for a takedown, and won the fight by knockout in the first round.[5]

His quarter-final fight came against Team Faber's Joe Proctor. Vick was able to dominate the fight, out-striking Proctor on the feet and successfully defending all of Proctor's take down attempts. Vick won the fight by unanimous decision, earning his way into the semi-final round.[6]

Vick was selected to fight Team Faber fighter and eventual show winner, Michael Chiesa, in the semi-final round. Vick lost the fight via KO in the second round.[7]

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

Vick was scheduled to face castmate Vinc Pichel on June 1, 2012 at The Ultimate Fighter: Live Finale. However, due to his KO loss in the semifinals, Vick was unable to compete at the event and Pichel was pulled from the card as well.[8]

In his official debut, Vick faced Ramsey Nijem on August 17, 2013 at UFC Fight Night 26.[9] He won the fight via submission at just 58 seconds into the first round.

Vick was expected to face promotional newcomer Valmir Lazaro on August 2, 2014 at UFC 176.[10] However, after UFC 176 was cancelled, Vick/Lazaro was rescheduled and eventually took place on August 23, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 49.[11] He won the back-and-forth fight via unanimous decision.

Vick faced Nick Hein on November 22, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 57.[12] Vick won the fight by unanimous decision.[13]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 7–0 Nick Hein Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Edgar vs. Swanson November 22, 2014 3 5:00 Austin, Texas, United States
Win 6–0 Valmir Lazaro Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Henderson vs. dos Anjos August 23, 2014 3 5:00 Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
Win 5–0 Ramsey Nijem Submission (guillotine choke) UFC Fight Night: Shogun vs. Sonnen August 17, 2013 1 0:58 Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Win 4–0 Chris Pecero Decision (unanimous) Back Alley Promotions September 3, 2011 3 5:00 Arlington, Texas, United States
Win 3–0 Mike Salazar TKO (punches) STFC 16 - All or Nothing August 12, 2011 1 2:17 McAllen, Texas, United States
Win 2–0 Jimmy Taylor Submission (armbar) Xtreme Knockout 11 July 23, 2011 1 1:56 Arlington, Texas, United States
Win 1–0 Cody Carrillo Submission (rear naked choke) Undisputed MMA 1 June 18, 2011 1 3:30 Amarillo, Texas, United States

Mixed martial arts exhibition record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 3–1 Michael Chiesa KO (punches) The Ultimate Fighter: Live May 12, 2012 (Live airdate) 2 1:55 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States The Ultimate Fighter: Live Semi-Final round
Win 3–0 Joe Proctor Decision (unanimous) The Ultimate Fighter: Live May 11, 2012 (Live airdate) 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States The Ultimate Fighter: Live Quarter-Final round
Win 2–0 Daron Cruickshank KO (knee) The Ultimate Fighter: Live March 16, 2012 (Live airdate) 1 2:16 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States The Ultimate Fighter: Live Preliminary round
Win 1–0 Dakota Cochrane Decision (split) The Ultimate Fighter: Live March 9, 2012 (Live airdate) 1 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States The Ultimate Fighter: Live Elimination round

References[edit]

  1. ^ "James Vick - Official UFC Fighter Profile". UFC.com. Retrieved November 23, 2014. 
  2. ^ http://www.sherdog.com/fighter/James-Vick-81956
  3. ^ "'The Ultimate Fighter 15' cast unveiled with 32 lightweight fighters". MMAJunkie.com. February 27, 2012. Retrieved February 27, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Mixed martial arts results, Season 15 - The Ultimate Fighter". State of Nevada, Department of Business and Industry Athletic Commission. March 9, 2012. Retrieved March 25, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Episode No. 2 recap: 'The Ultimate Fighter: Live'". MMAJunkie.com. March 16, 2012. Retrieved May 14, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Episode No. 10 recap: 'The Ultimate Fighter: Live'". MMAJunkie.com. May 11, 2012. Retrieved May 14, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Episode No. 12 Recap: 'The Ultimate Fighter: Live'". mmajunkie.com. May 25, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Semifinalists Vick, Pichel unavailable for TUF Live Finale, targeted for future UFC cards". mmajunkie.com. May 26, 2012. 
  9. ^ "Ramsey Nijem vs. James Vick joins UFC on FOX Sports 1 1 in Boston". mmajunkie.com. June 5, 2013. 
  10. ^ Staff (June 7, 2014). "Walmir Lazaro vs. James Vick booked for UFC 176 in Los Angeles". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved June 7, 2014. 
  11. ^ Staff (2014-07-09). "Beniel Dariush-Tony Martin, Walmir Lazaro-James Vick rebooked for UFC Fight Night 49 in Tulsa". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-07-09. 
  12. ^ Thomas Gerbasi (2014-09-05). "Prospects Vick and Hein collide in Austin". uk.UFC.com. Retrieved 2014-09-05. 
  13. ^ Steven Marrocco (2014-11-22). "UFC Fight Night 57 results: James Vick outworks Nick Hein for unanimous decision". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-11-22. 

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