March 31, 1973 |
Minot, North Dakota, United States
|Height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Weight||205 lb (93 kg; 14.6 st)|
|Fighting out of||Auburn, Washington|
|Team||West Coast Fight Team
AMC Pankration (formerly).
|Wrestling||NCAA Division I All-American Wrestler|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Andy grew up in a family of four brothers, all of whom were All-American wrestlers. He started organized wrestling in the sixth grade, and went on to become a three-time 4-A state champion at Skyview High School in Billings, Montana. He also earned a Bronze Medal in the 1991 Greco-Roman Junior World Championships and participated in the 1993 World Espoir Greco-Roman Championships.
Andy wrestled in the 177-pound division for the Wyoming Cowboys from 1994-96. He earned All-America honors in each of his three seasons, finishing sixth nationally at his weight in 1995 and second in 1994 and '96. He finished his collegiate career ranked seventh in school history with 110 career wins and seventh with 38 wins in a single season (1996). He was inducted into the Wyoming Athletics Hall of Fame in 2004.
NCAA Division 1 1994 - 177lbs, 2nd 1995 - 177lbs, 6th
Andy was a competitor at both the 2003 and 2005 ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship. In 2003, he won 1 and lost 1 match in both the -88 kg division and absolute divisions. In 2005, he won 1 and lost 1 match in the -88 kg division and lost his only bout in the absolute division.
Mixed martial arts career
Andy began training in mixed martial arts in 2000 after seeing the success college wrestlers were having in the sport. He turned pro in 2005, winning two fights with the Superbrawl promotion in Hawaii before being signed by the upstart International Fight League.
International Fight League
Andy recorded a 5-1 record in six bouts with the IFL, posting his first career loss against fellow collegiate wrestler Aaron Stark. He fought in the main event of IFL: Everett on June 1, 2007 vs. Krzysztof Soszynski. Despite coming in just over the heavyweight minimum at 208 pounds, he defeated the much larger and more experienced Soszynski via split decision.
Ultimate Fighting Championship
After his victory over Soszynski, Andy signed a contract with the UFC. He made his UFC debut losing to Brandon Vera via unanimous decision at UFC: Silva vs. Irvin in Las Vegas, Nevada on July 19, 2008.
Following his loss to Hamill, Andy was cut from the UFC.
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|10 matches||7 wins||3 losses|
|Loss||7–3||Matt Hamill||TKO (punches)||UFC 92||December 27, 2008||2||2:19||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Loss||7–2||Brandon Vera||Decision (unanimous)||UFC Fight Night: Silva vs. Irvin||July 19, 2008||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||Returns to Light Heavyweight|
|Win||7–1||Krzysztof Soszynski||Decision (split)||IFL: Everett||June 1, 2007||3||4:00||Everett, Washington, United States|
|Win||6–1||Adam Maciejewski||Submission (rear-naked choke)||IFL: Moline||April 7, 2007||2||3:11||Moline, Illinois, United States||Heavyweight debut|
|Win||5–1||Justin Levens||Decision (unanimous)||IFL: Oakland||January 19, 2007||3||4:00||Oakland, California, United States|
|Win||4–1||Jamal Patterson||TKO (punches)||IFL: Championship Final||December 29, 2006||2||3:24||Uncasville, Connecticut, United States|
|Loss||3–1||Aaron Stark||TKO (punches)||IFL: Portland||September 9, 2006||3||2:00||Portland, Oregon, United States|
|Win||3–0||Mike Ciesnolevicz||Decision (split)||IFL: Championship 2006||June 3, 2006||3||4:00||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States|
|Win||2–0||Trevor Garrett||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Superbrawl: Icon||July 23, 2005||1||4:15||Honolulu, Hawaii, United States|
|Win||1–0||Kala Hose||Decision (unanimous)||Superbrawl 39||April 9, 2005||3||5:00||Honolulu, Hawaii, United States|
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