Kyle Noke

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Kyle Noke
Kyle Noke.jpg
Born (1980-03-18) 18 March 1980 (age 34)
Dubbo, New South Wales, Australia
Other names KO
Residence Mooloolaba, Queensland, Australia
Nationality Australian
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight 170 lb (77 kg; 12 st)
Division Middleweight (2006-2012)
Welterweight (2002-2006), (2012-present)
Reach 76 in (190 cm)[1]
Fighting out of Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.
Team Jackson's Submission Fighting
Integrated Martial Arts Australia
Years active 2002-present
Mixed martial arts record
Total 28
Wins 20
By knockout 7
By submission 8
By decision 5
Losses 7
By knockout 1
By submission 2
By decision 4
Draws 1
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Kyle Noke (born 18 March 1980) is an Australian mixed martial artist who currently fights as a welterweight in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Noke has also fought for EliteXC and the Australian fighting promotion Cage Fighting Championship.

Background[edit]

A resident of Mooloolaba, located south of Noosa on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia, Noke worked in security to hone his skills; guarding "Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin.

Noke served as Irwin's bodyguard for three years during Irwin's heyday as host of the Australian-based nature show.

Noke's job was eventually changed to train "The Crocodile Hunter" between filming sessions. Noke and another bodyguard worked with Irwin on boxing, jiu jitsu and wrestling.

During his time with Irwin, Noke bounced between the U.S. and Australia as he continued to rack up professional victories; he found the tutelage of renowned trainer Greg Jackson.

In September 2006 Noke got word that Irwin had died. He went back to security at the zoo where Irwin worked but soon afterward decided that he needed to go after his dream of being a mixed martial artist.[2]

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Noke made his professional MMA debut in November 2002. Over the next five years, Noke fought in his native Australia and amassed a record of 13 wins, 3 losses and 1 draw. During this time, he split a pair of matches with fellow future UFC fighter George Sotiropoulos.

Noke made his United States MMA debut in November 2007 as he defeated Seth Kleinbeck via TKO due to cuts at EliteXC: Renegade. Noke returned to the promotion in February 2008, losing via KO to Scott Smith at EliteXC: Street Certified.

The Ultimate Fighter[edit]

Noke was a participant on the UFC reality show The Ultimate Fighter: Team Liddell vs. Team Ortiz in 2010. After winning his preliminary fight to enter the house, Kyle was chosen for the first fight against Team Ortiz member Clayton McKinney and won via triangle choke in the first round.[3]

In the quarter-finals, Noke was selected to face rival team member and good friend Kris McCray. Although Noke was highly touted and favored to win, he eventually began to succumb to the multiple takedowns by McCray, which Noke had little answer to gaining position or escaping and lost the fight via unanimous decision after three rounds.

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

Noke made his UFC debut against TUF teammate Josh Bryant at the The Ultimate Fighter 11 Finale. After putting in a dominant first round, Noke won via second round TKO.

Noke defeated Rob Kimmons on 13 November 2010 at UFC 122 at 1:33 in the second round via rear naked choke.[4]

Noke faced Chris Camozzi on 27 February 2011 at UFC 127.[5] Noke defeated Camozzi in the first round with a rear-naked choke. Noke was also awarded Submission of the Night bonus.

Noke was expected to face Tom Lawlor on 14 August 2011 at UFC on Versus 5.[6] Lawlor, however, pulled out of the bout due to an injury in early July 2011. Ed Herman replaced Lawlor on the card.[7] After defending multiple submission attempts from Herman, Noke finally tapped to an inverted heelhook 4:15 in the first round. Noke was clearly in pain from the submission, and he needed help to walk out of the octagon.

Noke was expected to face Jared Hamman on 3 March 2012 at UFC on FX 2, but Hamman was forced to withdraw with an injury and replaced by Andrew Craig.[8] After a dominant first round by Noke, Craig took control in the next two rounds and Noke lost the fight via unanimous decision.

Noke made his welterweight debut against Charlie Brenneman on 22 September at UFC 152.[9] Noke defeated Brenneman via TKO only 45 seconds into the first round.

Noke was expected to face Seth Baczynski on 15 December 2012 at UFC on FX 6.[10] However, Noke pulled out of the bout citing a shoulder injury and was replaced by Mike Pierce.[11]

On June of 2013, it was announced that Noke would be coaching The Ultimate Fighter Nations: Canada vs. Australia, opposite Patrick Côté.[12][13] [14] The reality show features welterweights and Middleweights.[15] The coaches faced each other on 16 April 2014 at The Ultimate Fighter Nations Finale.[16] Noke lost the fight via unanimous decision.

Championships[edit]

XFC Middleweight Championship (1 time)

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 20–7–1 Patrick Côté Decision (unanimous) The Ultimate Fighter Nations Finale: Bisping vs. Kennedy 16 April 2014 3 5:00 Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
Win 20–6–1 Charlie Brenneman TKO (punches) UFC 152 22 September 2012 1 0:45 Toronto, Ontario, Canada Return to Welterweight
Loss 19–6–1 Andrew Craig Decision (unanimous) UFC on FX: Alves vs. Kampmann 3 March 2012 3 5:00 Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Loss 19–5–1 Ed Herman Submission (inverted heel hook) UFC Live: Hardy vs. Lytle 14 August 2011 1 4:15 Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Win 19–4–1 Chris Camozzi Submission (rear-naked choke) UFC 127 27 February 2011 1 1:35 Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Submission of the Night
Win 18–4–1 Rob Kimmons Submission (rear-naked choke) UFC 122 13 November 2010 2 1:33 Oberhausen, Germany
Win 17–4–1 Josh Bryant TKO (punches) The Ultimate Fighter 11 Finale 19 June 2010 2 3:12 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 16–4–1 Kyacey Uscola Decision (unanimous) Top Combat Championship 26 September 2009 3 5:00 Hato Rey, Puerto Rico
Win 15–4–1 Yoann Gouaida Submission (rear-naked choke) Cage Fighting Championships 4 23 May 2008 1 1:43 Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Loss 14–4–1 Scott Smith KO (punch) EliteXC: Street Certified 16 February 2008 2 0:07 Miami, Florida United States
Win 14–3–1 Seth Kleinbeck TKO (doctor stoppage) EliteXC: Renegade 10 November 2007 2 4:22 Corpus Christi, Texas, United States
Draw 13–3–1 Hector Lombard Draw Cage Fighting Championship 1 28 July 2007 3 5:00 Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
Win 13–3 Brian Ebersole Decision (majority) XFC 12: Oktoberfist 13 October 2006 5 5:00 Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Wins XFC Middleweight Championship
Win 12–3 Yusaku Tsukumo Submission (triangle choke) Warriors Realm 6 24 June 2006 1 1:14 Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Loss 11–3 George Sotiropoulos Decision (unanimous) Warriors Realm 5 25 February 2006 5 5:00 Geelong, Victoria Australia
Win 11–2 Byron Donnelly Decision (unanimous) Warriors Realm 4 2 July 2005 2 5:00 Geelong, Victoria, Australia
Win 10–2 George Sotiropoulos Decision (split) Warriors Realm 4 2 July 2005 2 5:00 Geelong, Victoria, Australia
Win 9–2 Luke Pezutti TKO (punches) Warriors Realm 3 12 March 2005 1 5:00 Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Loss 8–2 Katsuya Inoue Decision (split) Warriors Realm 2 10 December 2004 3 5:00 Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia
Win 8–1 Rhys Whitmore Submission (triangle choke) Warriors Realm 1 3 September 2004 1 0:38 Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia
Win 7–1 Matt Te-Paa Decision (split) XFC 5: When Worlds Collide 13 August 2004 3 5:00 Southport, Queensland, Australia
Win 6–1 Mike Sethna Submission (kneebar) Xtreme Fight Club 2 5 June 2004 3 1:58 Richlands, Queensland, Australia
Win 5–1 Jimmy Raborn Submission (rear-naked choke) XFC 4: Australia vs. The World 19 March 2004 2 1:30 Southport, Queensland, Australia
Loss 4–1 Noriyuki Hayakawa Submission (armbar) Xtreme Fighting Championships 3 14 November 2003 3 1:33 Southport, Queensland, Australia
Win 4–0 Neil Swailes TKO (punches) Xtreme Fighting Championships 2 30 August 2003 2 2:24 Southport, Queensland, Australia
Win 3–0 Adrian Bolton TKO (punches) Xtreme Fighting Championships 1 4 May 2003 1 2:34 Southport, Queensland, Australia
Win 2–0 Ulf Strand TKO (punches) Spartan Reality Fight 6 5 April 2003 2 1:21 New South Wales, Australia
Win 1–0 Peter Robbie Submission (punches) Spartan Reality Fight 5 30 November 2002 1 2:25 New South Wales, Australia

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Mixed martial arts exhibition record[edit]

Result Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 2–1 Kris McCray Decision (unanimous) The Ultimate Fighter: Team Liddell vs. Team Ortiz 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada Quarter-finals
Win 2–0 Clayton McKinney Submission (triangle choke) The Ultimate Fighter: Team Liddell vs. Team Ortiz 1 2:44 Las Vegas, Nevada Preliminary bout
Win 1–0 Warren Thompson Decision (unanimous) The Ultimate Fighter: Team Liddell vs. Team Ortiz 2 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada Elimination bout

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fight Card - TUF Nations Finale Bisping vs. Kennedy". UFC.com. Retrieved April 17, 2014. 
  2. ^ http://mmajunkie.com/news/18622/meet-the-ultimate-fighter-11-cast-crocodile-hunter-bodyguard-kyle-noke.mma
  3. ^ Brady, Cory (27 January 2010). "TUF 11 Exclusive: Kyle Noke joins The Ultimate Fighter Season 11". FiveOuncesOfPain.com. Retrieved 27 January 2010. 
  4. ^ "UFC 122 Play-by-Play: Kyle Noke vs. Rob Kimmons". MMAWeekly.com. 13 November 2010. Retrieved 13 November 2010. 
  5. ^ "Kyle Noke Heads Home To Australia To Face Chris Camozzi At UFC 127". MMAWeekly.com. 29 November 2010. 
  6. ^ "With Maiquel Falcao cut, Tom Lawlor moved to UFC on Versus 5, meets Kyle Noke". mmajunkie.com. 2 June 2011. 
  7. ^ "Tom Lawlor Injured, Off UFC on Versus 5 Card, Ed Herman Now Faces Kyle Noke". bloodyelbow.com. 8 July 2011. 
  8. ^ "Andrew Craig replaces Jared Hamman, meets Kyle Noke at UFC on FX 2". 1 January 2012. 
  9. ^ "Noke-Brenneman moved to UFC 152 in Toronto". mmajunkie.com. 23 August 2012. 
  10. ^ "Kyle Noke meets Seth Baczynski at UFC on FX 6 in Australia". MMAjunkie.com. 11 October 2012. 
  11. ^ "Mike Pierce replaces Kyle Noke, meets Seth Baczynski at UFC on FX 6". mmajunkie.com. 31 October 2012. 
  12. ^ http://www.mmajunkie.com/news/2013/06/patrick-cote-and-kyle-noke-to-coach-tuf-nations-canada-vs-australia
  13. ^ http://www.mmafighting.com/2013/6/14/4430122/patrick-cote-kyle-noke-selected-to-coach-the-ultimate-fighter-nations
  14. ^ Erickson, Matt (21 December 2012). "Bobby Voelker moves over from Strikeforce, meets Patrick Cote at UFC 158". MMAjunkie.com. 
  15. ^ "Cast Revealed For Ultimate Fighter Nations: Canada Vs. Australia.". TopMMANews.com. 5 December 2012. 
  16. ^ "UFC Headed To Quebec City For April 16 Event". TopMMANews.com. 10 December 2013. Retrieved 10 December 2013. 
  17. ^ http://sherdog.com/fighter/Kyle-Noke-7632

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