Pat Healy (fighter)
July 20, 1983 |
Salem, Oregon, United States
|Other names||Bam Bam|
|Height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Weight||155 lb (70 kg; 11.1 st)|
|Reach||72 in (183 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Portland, Oregon|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Patrick Healy (born July 20, 1983) is an American mixed martial artist who competes in the Lightweight division, and formerly as a Welterweight. Currently, Healy is signed with the UFC, after a 6-1 run in Strikeforce. Before signing with Strikeforce he was the Maximum Fighting Championship Welterweight Champion, and has also competed in the WEC, IFL, King of the Cage, IFC, and Shark Fights. He is the twin brother of fellow fighter Ryan Healy.
- 1 Background
- 2 Mixed martial arts career
- 3 Championships and accomplishments
- 4 Mixed martial arts record
- 5 References
- 6 External links
Healy was born and raised in Salem, Oregon, and is of Irish descent. Pat and his twin brother, Ryan, have been training to fight in mixed martial arts since they were 14 years old. The boys had a friend who lived nearby that trained in Muay Thai and would spar with them, knocking out Ryan with a head kick the first time they attended. Healy also wrestled while growing up, placing in the state finals for South Salem High School and finishing seventh while also being a four-year letterman in the sport. Healy was also a two-time All-State selection in football and later competed in collegiate wrestling for Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, which has a Division II program. In addition to his love of fighting, the Oregon native loves to hunt and hike in his spare time.
Mixed martial arts career
World Extreme Cagefighting
With a record of 9-6, Healy signed on with small upstart promotion, World Extreme Cagefighting. Healy made his debut at WEC 15 against future Cage Rage World Welterweight Champion and UFC veteran, Chris Lytle, losing via a close split decision.
Healy did not fight for the promotion for an entire year but won four of his next five fights which included a win over future UFC and Strikeforce veteran Paul Daley via guillotine choke submission. Healy then returned to the WEC at WEC 19 against UFC veteran Tiki Ghosn. The fight was called off after Ghosn injured his shoulder and was declared unable to continue. Healy then won his next four fights which included a win over future UFC Interim Welterweight Champion Carlos Condit via rear-naked choke submission.
Ultimate Fighting Championship
In 2006, Healy was signed to fight The Ultimate Fighter veteran, Anthony Torres, at UFC Fight Night 6. Torres took Healy down and controlled him on the ground before securing a rear-naked choke submission ending the fight midway through round one.
International Fight League
Healy signed with the International Fight League, competing for the Nevada Lions and made his debut for the organization on January 19, 2007 in Oakland, California, winning via unanimous decision. In his next appearance Healy faced future UFC veteran and Miletich Fighting Systems product, Rory Markham and lost after he was knocked out in the third round. Healy's next bout was against future King of the Cage Welterweight Champion Mike Guymon and Healy won via split decision before dropping a unanimous decision loss to future UFC Welterweight Jake Ellenberger. This was Healy's last appearance for the organization, as it would close operations months later.
Maximum Fighting Championships
When Healy signed with the Canadian promotion, Maximum Fighting Championships, he was immediately named the number one contender for the MFC Welterweight Title.
His title shot came at MFC 17 against the then champion, Ryan Ford. Healy won the fight via submission in the third round. His first and only title defense was a rematch against Ford. Healy again won the fight by a narrow split decision before signing with Shark Fights and competing for the Welterweight Championship in that organization as well, but lost to current UFC veteran TJ Waldburger. Healy relinquished his title after signing with Strikeforce.
Healy dropped down to Lightweight and fought one fight in the weight class, a win, before he began fighting for Strikeforce. Healy made his Strikeforce debut in May 2010 at Strikeforce Challengers: Lindland vs. Casey, defeating former Heavyweight fighter Bryan Travers via unanimous decision.
At Strikeforce World Grand Prix: Barnett vs. Kharitonov, Healy replaced an injured Josh Thomson, defeating Maximo Blanco via second round submission due to a rear-naked choke submission.
Having won 5 fights in a row, Healy was offered a title fight against Strikeforce Lightweight Champion Gilbert Melendez at Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Healy on September 29, 2012. However, on September 23, it was announced that the card would be cancelled when Melendez pulled out of the fight due to injury.
The title fight with Melendez was then rescheduled for the final Strikforce show, Strikeforce: Marquardt vs. Saffiedine, on January 12, 2013. Once again, Melendez pulled out of the bout citing a shoulder injury. Healy stayed on the card as he was to face Jorge Masvidal. However, on December 22, it was announced that Masvidal pulled out of the fight due to a back injury. On January 2, it was announced that Healy would face an undefeated newcomer Kurt Holobaugh. He won the fight via unanimous decision.
Return to the UFC
Healy returned to the UFC to face Jim Miller on April 27, 2013 at UFC 159. He won the back-and-forth fight via technical submission due to a rear naked choke in the third round. The bout also won him Fight of the Night and Submission of the Night bonus awards. On May 14, 2013, Healy was suspended for 90 days for failing a drug (marijuana) test. The fight result was changed to No Contest, and his submission bonus was rescinded, going instead to Bryan Caraway.
Healy was expected to face Jamie Varner on December 14, 2013 at UFC on Fox 9. However, Varner pulled out of the bout due to injury and was replaced by Bobby Green He lost the fight via unanimous decision.
Championships and accomplishments
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|49 matches||31 wins||17 losses|
|Loss||31–17 (1)||Bobby Green||Decision (unanimous)||UFC on Fox: Johnson vs. Benavidez 2||December 14, 2013||3||5:00||Sacramento, California, United States|
|Loss||31–16 (1)||Khabib Nurmagomedov||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 165||September 21, 2013||3||5:00||Toronto, Ontario, Canada|
|NC||31–15 (1)||Jim Miller||No Contest||UFC 159||April 27, 2013||3||4:02||Newark, New Jersey, United States||Original submission win; overturned to NC when Healy tested positive for Marijuana.|
|Win||31–15||Kurt Holobaugh||Decision (unanimous)||Strikeforce: Marquardt vs. Saffiedine||January 12, 2013||3||5:00||Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States|
|Win||30–15||Mizuto Hirota||Decision (unanimous)||Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Kennedy||July 14, 2012||3||5:00||Portland, Oregon, United States|
|Win||29–15||Caros Fodor||Submission (arm-triangle choke)||Strikeforce: Tate vs. Rousey||March 3, 2012||3||3:35||Colombus, Ohio, United States|
|Win||28–15||Maximo Blanco||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Strikeforce: Barnett vs. Kharitonov||September 10, 2011||2||4:27||Cincinnati, Ohio, United States|
|Win||27–15||Eric Wisely||Decision (unanimous)||Strikeforce Challengers: Gurgel vs. Duarte||August 12, 2011||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||26–15||Lyle Beerbohm||Decision (unanimous)||Strikeforce Challengers: Beerbohm vs. Healy||February 18, 2011||3||5:00||Cedar Park, Texas, United States|
|Loss||25–15||Josh Thomson||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Werdum||June 26, 2010||3||4:27||San Jose, California, United States|
|Win||25–14||Bryan Travers||Decision (unanimous)||Strikeforce Challengers: Lindland vs. Casey||May 21, 2010||3||5:00||Portland, Oregon, United States|
|Win||24–14||Sidney Silva||TKO (knee to the body)||W-1 MMA: Bad Blood||March 20, 2010||2||2:33||Montreal, Quebec, Canada||Drops to Lightweight|
|Win||23–14||Sal Woods||Submission (brabo choke)||TTP: Warriors Collide||October 3, 2009||1||4:31||Glen Carbon, Illinois, United States|
|Loss||22–14||TJ Waldburger||Decision (unanimous)||Shark Fights 6||September 12, 2009||3||5:00||Amarillo, Texas, United States||For Shark Fights Welterweight Championship|
|Win||22–13||Ryan Ford||Decision (split)||MFC 20||February 20, 2009||5||5:00||Enoch, Alberta, Canada||Defended MFC Welterweight Championship|
|Win||21–13||Ryan Ford||Submission (armbar)||MFC 17||July 25, 2008||3||3:00||Edmonton, Alberta, Canada||Wins the MFC Welterweight Championship|
|Loss||20–13||Jake Ellenberger||Decision (unanimous)||IFL: Las Vegas||February 29, 2008||3||4:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||20–12||Mike Guymon||Decision (split)||IFL: Las Vegas||June 16, 2007||3||4:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Loss||19–12||Rory Markham||KO (punches)||IFL: Moline||April 7, 2007||3||1:47||Moline, Illinois, United States|
|Win||19–11||Ray Steinbeiss||Decision (unanimous)||IFL: Oakland||January 19, 2007||3||4:00||Oakland, California, United States|
|Win||18–11||Tim Stout||Submission||Wild Bill's: Fight Night 5||November 17, 2006||1||2:10||Duluth, Georgia, United States|
|Loss||17–11||Anthony Torres||Submission (rear-naked choke)||UFC Fight Night 6||August 17, 2006||1||2:37||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||17–10||Carlos Condit||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Extreme Wars 3: Bay Area Brawl||June 3, 2006||3||2:53||Oakland, California, United States|
|Win||16–10||Steve Schneider||Submission (rear-naked choke)||TFC 3: Red River Rumble||May 20, 2006||1||3:54||Durant, Oklahoma, United States|
|Win||15–10||Brandon Melendez||Submission (rear-naked choke)||SF 15: Tribute||April 8, 2006||2||2:56||Portland, Oregon, United States|
|Win||14–10||Tiki Ghosn||TKO (shoulder injury)||WEC 19: Undisputed||March 17, 2006||3||0:25||Lemoore, California, United States|
|Loss||13–10||Chris Wilson||KO (knee)||SF 14: Resolution||January 6, 2006||1||1:28||Portland, Oregon, United States|
|Loss||13–9||Carlo Prater||Submission (arm-triangle choke)||Euphoria: USA vs. Japan||November 5, 2005||2||3:57||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States|
|Win||13–8||Curt McKinnon||Submission (guillotine choke)||KOTC: Firestorm||September 24, 2005||1||2:01||Calgary, Alberta, Canada|
|Win||12–8||Eddy Ellis||TKO (punches)||SF 12: Breakout||September 16, 2005||1||4:40||Portland, Oregon, United States|
|Loss||11–8||Jay Hieron||Decision (unanimous)||IFC: Rock N' Rumble||July 30, 2005||3||5:00||Reno, Nevada, United States|
|Win||11–7||Paul Daley||Submission (guillotine choke)||SF 11: Rumble at the Rose Garden||July 9, 2005||2||3:15||Portland, Oregon, United States|
|Win||10–7||Shane Wessels||Submission (armbar)||IFC: Michigan||June 16, 2005||N/A||N/A||Sault Ste Marie, Michigan, United States|
|Loss||9–7||Chris Lytle||Decision (split)||WEC 15: Judgment Day||May 19, 2005||3||5:00||Lemoore, California, United States|
|Loss||9–6||Dustin Denes||Decision (unanimous)||Absolute Fighting Championships 12||April 30, 2005||3||5:00||Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States|
|Win||9–5||Mike Wunderlich||Submission (rear-naked choke)||IFC: Warriors Challenge 19||March 26, 2005||1||N/A||Sault Ste Marie, Michigan, United States|
|Loss||8–5||Francisco Soares||Submission (heel hook)||Freestyle Combat Challenge 18||March 5, 2005||1||N/A||Racine, Wisconsin, United States|
|Win||8–4||Dan Hardy||Submission (guillotine choke)||Absolute Fighting Championships 10||October 30, 2004||1||3:50||Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States|
|Loss||7–4||Dave Strasser||Decision (unanimous)||Madtown Throwdown 1||August 21, 2004||3||5:00||Madison, Wisconsin, United States|
|Win||7–3||Dan Hart||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Freestyle Combat Challenge 15||June 12, 2004||1||2:44||Racine, Wisconsin, United States|
|Loss||6–3||Derrick Noble||Submission (guillotine choke)||HOOKnSHOOT: Boot Camp 1.1||March 8, 2003||2||N/A||Evansville, Indiana, United States|
|Win||6–2||Richard Johnston||TKO (punches)||Ultimate Ring Challenge 3||January 4, 2003||2||2:20||Kelso, Washington, United States|
|Win||5–2||Jonathan Doescher||TKO (punches)||FCFF: Rumble at the Roseland 5||December 14, 2002||1||0:20||Prineville, Oregon, United States|
|Loss||4–2||Brad Blackburn||KO (punches)||Rumble in the Ring 8||November 16, 2002||1||0:39||Auburn, Washington, United States|
|Win||4–1||Ryan Pope||TKO (corner stoppage)||FCFF: Rumble at the Roseland 4||August 10, 2002||1||2:19||Prineville, Oregon, United States|
|Loss||3–1||Denis Kang||Submission (guillotine choke)||Rumble in the Ring 7||July 20, 2002||1||3:42||Auburn, Washington, United States|
|Win||3–0||Rich Guerin||TKO (punches)||FCFF: Throwdown on the Fairground 1||June 1, 2002||N/A||N/A||Prineville, Oregon, United States|
|Win||2–0||Sherk Julian||TKO (punches)||FCFF: Throwdown on the Fairground 1||June 1, 2002||N/A||N/A||Prineville, Oregon, United States|
|Win||1–0||Eddie Evans||Submission (rear-naked choke)||FCFF: Rumble at the Roseland 3||May 11, 2002||N/A||N/A||Portland, Oregon, United States|
- "Strikeforce Announces Cancellation of Saturday's Event in Sacramento". strikeforce.com. September 23, 2012.
- Damon Martin (2012-11-27). "Gilbert Melendez Out; Jorge Masvidal vs. Pat Healy Likely for Final Strikeforce Show". mmaweekly.com. Retrieved 2012-11-27.
- "Jorge Masvidal scratches from 'Strikeforce: Marquardt vs. Saffiedine'". MMAJunkie.com. 2012-12-22.
- "Kurt Holobaugh set to meet Pat Healy at "Strikeforce: Marquardt vs. Saffiedine". MMAJunkie.com. 2013-01-02.
- "Jim Miller vs. Strikeforce import Pat Healy booked for UFC 159 in New Jersey". mmajunkie.com. January 29, 2013.
- Staff (2013-04-27). "UFC 159 bonuses: Roy Nelson, Pat Healy and Jim Miller score $65,000 awards". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-04-27.
- "Dana White: Bryan Caraway to Receive Pat Healy’s UFC 159 Submission Bonus", by Mike Whitman, Sherdog.com
- Sergey Naumov (2013-07-21). "Khabib Nurmagomedov to fight Pat Healy at UFC 165 in Toronto". valetudo.ru. Retrieved 2013-07-21.
- Tim Burke. "Bobby Green in for Jamie Varner, will face Pat Healy at UFC on Fox 9". bloodyelbow.com. Retrieved 2013-11-12.
- UFC News (2014-02-04). "#UFCFightNight in Orlando bout update! @bambamhealy vs @GamebredFighter and @BradTavares vs @YoelRomeroMMA. Tix on sale next Friday.". UFC. Retrieved 2014-02-04.