Pat Healy (fighter)

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Pat Healy
Born (1983-07-20) July 20, 1983 (age 30)
Salem, Oregon, United States
Other names Bam Bam
Nationality American
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight 155 lb (70 kg; 11.1 st)
Division Lightweight
Reach 72 in (183 cm)
Fighting out of Portland, Oregon
Mixed martial arts record
Total 50
Wins 31
By knockout 8
By submission 15
By decision 8
Losses 18
By knockout 4
By submission 6
By decision 8
No contests 1
Other information
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.


Healy was born and raised in Salem, Oregon, and is of Irish descent.[citation needed] 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.[1]

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

World Extreme Cagefighting[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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.

Healy fought former Strikeforce Lightweight Champion Josh Thomson at Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Werdum. Healy lost the fight via rear-naked choke submission in the third round.

Healy headlined a fight against undefeated Lyle Beerbohm at Strikeforce Challengers: Beerbohm vs. Healy. He won the fight via unanimous decision, handing Beerbohm his first professional loss.

At Strikeforce Challengers: Gurgel vs. Duarte, Healy fought debuting Eric Wisely, winning the fight 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.

Healy faced Caros Fodor at Strikeforce: Tate vs. Rousey and won via submission in the third round.

Healy faced Mizuto Hirota at Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Kennedy. He won via unanimous decision.

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.[2]

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.[3] 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.[4] On January 2, it was announced that Healy would face an undefeated newcomer Kurt Holobaugh.[5] He won the fight via unanimous decision.

Return to the UFC[edit]

Healy returned to the UFC to face Jim Miller on April 27, 2013 at UFC 159.[6] 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.[7][8]

Healy faced Khabib Nurmagomedov on September 21, 2013 at UFC 165.[9] He lost the fight via unanimous decision.

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[10] He lost the fight via unanimous decision.

Healy is expected to face Jorge Masvidal at UFC on Fox 11.[11]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 31–18 (1) Bobby Green Decision (unanimous) UFC on Fox: Johnson vs. Benavidez 2 December 14, 2013 3 5:00 Sacramento, California, United States
Loss 31–17 (1) Khabib Nurmagomedov Decision (unanimous) UFC 165 September 21, 2013 3 5:00 Toronto, Ontario, Canada
NC 31–16 (1) Jim Miller No Contest UFC 159 April 27, 2013 3 4:02 Newark, New Jersey, United States Original submission win; overturned to NC; Healy tested positive for marijuana.
Win 31–16 Kurt Holobaugh Decision (unanimous) Strikeforce: Marquardt vs. Saffiedine January 12, 2013 3 5:00 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
Win 30–16 Mizuto Hirota Decision (unanimous) Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Kennedy July 14, 2012 3 5:00 Portland, Oregon, United States
Win 29–16 Caros Fodor Submission (arm-triangle choke) Strikeforce: Tate vs. Rousey March 3, 2012 3 3:35 Colombus, Ohio, United States
Win 28–16 Maximo Blanco Submission (rear-naked choke) Strikeforce: Barnett vs. Kharitonov September 10, 2011 2 4:27 Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Win 27–16 Eric Wisely Decision (unanimous) Strikeforce Challengers: Gurgel vs. Duarte August 12, 2011 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 26–16 Lyle Beerbohm Decision (unanimous) Strikeforce Challengers: Beerbohm vs. Healy February 18, 2011 3 5:00 Cedar Park, Texas, United States
Loss 25–16 Josh Thomson Submission (rear-naked choke) Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Werdum June 26, 2010 3 4:27 San Jose, California, United States
Win 25–15 Bryan Travers Decision (unanimous) Strikeforce Challengers: Lindland vs. Casey May 21, 2010 3 5:00 Portland, Oregon, United States
Win 24–15 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 23–15 Sal Woods Submission (brabo choke) TTP: Warriors Collide October 3, 2009 1 4:31 Glen Carbon, Illinois, United States
Loss 22–15 TJ Waldburger Decision (unanimous) Shark Fights 6 September 12, 2009 3 5:00 Amarillo, Texas, United States For Shark Fights Welterweight Championship
Win 22–14 Ryan Ford Decision (split) MFC 20 February 20, 2009 5 5:00 Enoch, Alberta, Canada Defended MFC Welterweight Championship
Win 21–14 Ryan Ford Submission (armbar) MFC 17 July 25, 2008 3 3:00 Edmonton, Alberta, Canada Wins the MFC Welterweight Championship
Loss 20–14 Jake Ellenberger Decision (unanimous) IFL: Las Vegas February 29, 2008 3 4:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 20–13 Mike Guymon Decision (split) IFL: Las Vegas June 16, 2007 3 4:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss 19–13 Rory Markham KO (punches) IFL: Moline April 7, 2007 3 1:47 Moline, Illinois, United States
Win 19–12 Ray Steinbeiss Decision (unanimous) IFL: Oakland January 19, 2007 3 4:00 Oakland, California, United States
Win 18–12 Tim Stout Submission Wild Bill's: Fight Night 5 November 17, 2006 1 2:10 Duluth, Georgia, United States
Loss 17–12 Anthony Torres Submission (rear-naked choke) UFC Fight Night 6 August 17, 2006 1 2:37 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 17–11 Carlos Condit Submission (rear-naked choke) Extreme Wars 3: Bay Area Brawl June 3, 2006 3 2:53 Oakland, California, United States
Win 16–11 Steve Schneider Submission (rear-naked choke) TFC 3: Red River Rumble May 20, 2006 1 3:54 Durant, Oklahoma, United States
Win 15–11 Brandon Melendez Submission (rear-naked choke) SF 15: Tribute April 8, 2006 2 2:56 Portland, Oregon, United States
Win 14–11 Tiki Ghosn TKO (shoulder injury) WEC 19: Undisputed March 17, 2006 3 0:25 Lemoore, California, United States
Loss 13–11 Chris Wilson KO (knee) SF 14: Resolution January 6, 2006 1 1:28 Portland, Oregon, United States
Loss 13–10 Carlo Prater Submission (arm-triangle choke) Euphoria: USA vs. Japan November 5, 2005 2 3:57 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win 13–9 Curt McKinnon Submission (guillotine choke) KOTC: Firestorm September 24, 2005 1 2:01 Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Win 12–9 Eddy Ellis TKO (punches) SF 12: Breakout September 16, 2005 1 4:40 Portland, Oregon, United States
Loss 11–9 Jay Hieron Decision (unanimous) IFC: Rock N' Rumble July 30, 2005 3 5:00 Reno, Nevada, United States
Win 11–8 Paul Daley Submission (guillotine choke) SF 11: Rumble at the Rose Garden July 9, 2005 2 3:15 Portland, Oregon, United States
Win 10–8 Shane Wessels Submission (armbar) IFC: Michigan June 16, 2005 N/A N/A Sault Ste Marie, Michigan, United States
Loss 9–8 Chris Lytle Decision (split) WEC 15: Judgment Day May 19, 2005 3 5:00 Lemoore, California, United States
Loss 9–7 Dustin Denes Decision (unanimous) Absolute Fighting Championships 12 April 30, 2005 3 5:00 Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
Win 9–6 Mike Wunderlich Submission (rear-naked choke) IFC: Warriors Challenge 19 March 26, 2005 1 N/A Sault Ste Marie, Michigan, United States
Loss 8–6 Francisco Soares Submission (heel hook) Freestyle Combat Challenge 18 March 5, 2005 1 N/A Racine, Wisconsin, United States
Win 8–5 Dan Hardy Submission (guillotine choke) Absolute Fighting Championships 10 October 30, 2004 1 3:50 Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
Loss 7–5 Dave Strasser Decision (unanimous) Madtown Throwdown 1 August 21, 2004 3 5:00 Madison, Wisconsin, United States
Win 7–4 Dan Hart Submission (rear-naked choke) Freestyle Combat Challenge 15 June 12, 2004 1 2:44 Racine, Wisconsin, United States
Loss 6–4 Derrick Noble Submission (guillotine choke) HOOKnSHOOT: Boot Camp 1.1 March 8, 2003 2 N/A Evansville, Indiana, United States
Win 6–3 Richard Johnston TKO (punches) Ultimate Ring Challenge 3 January 4, 2003 2 2:20 Kelso, Washington, United States
Win 5–3 Jonathan Doescher TKO (punches) FCFF: Rumble at the Roseland 5 December 14, 2002 1 0:20 Prineville, Oregon, United States
Loss 4–3 Brad Blackburn KO (punches) Rumble in the Ring 8 November 16, 2002 1 0:39 Auburn, Washington, United States
Win 4–2 Ryan Pope TKO (corner stoppage) FCFF: Rumble at the Roseland 4 August 10, 2002 1 2:19 Prineville, Oregon, United States
Loss 3–2 Denis Kang Submission (guillotine choke) Rumble in the Ring 7 July 20, 2002 1 3:42 Auburn, Washington, United States
Win 3–1 Rich Guerin TKO (punches) FCFF: Throwdown on the Fairground 1 June 1, 2002 N/A N/A Prineville, Oregon, United States
Win 2–1 Sherk Julian TKO (punches) FCFF: Throwdown on the Fairground 1 June 1, 2002 N/A N/A Prineville, Oregon, United States
Win 1–1 Eddie Evans Submission (rear-naked choke) FCFF: Rumble at the Roseland 3 May 11, 2002 N/A N/A Portland, Oregon, United States
Loss 0–1 Brad Blackburn TKO (punches) PPKA - Muckleshoot[12] August 15, 2001 1 0:39 Auburn, Washington, United States


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