Adam Braidwood

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Adam Braidwood
No. 91
Date of birth (1984-06-01) June 1, 1984 (age 33)
Place of birth Richmond, British Columbia
Career information
Status Retired
CFL status National
Position(s) DE
Height 6 ft 4.20 in (194 cm)
Weight 250 lb (110 kg)
College Washington State
High school Seaquam
CFL draft 2006 / Round: 1 / Pick: 1
Drafted by Edmonton Eskimos
Career history
As player
20062010 Edmonton Eskimos
Career highlights and awards
Honours Eskimos' Most Outstanding Rookie (2006)
Adam Braidwood
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Braidwood Vs. Valimaki 2016
Born (1984-06-01) June 1, 1984 (age 33)
Richmond, British Columbia, Canada
Residence Delta, British Columbia, Canada
Nationality Canadian
Height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight 250 lb (110 kg; 18 st)
Division Heavyweight
Stance Orthodox
Fighting out of Canada
Team Pro Camp
Years active 2007
Mixed martial arts record
Total 1
Wins 1
Losses 0
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Adam Braidwood (born June 1, 1984) is a Canadian professional boxer, actor, martial artist and retired professional football defensive end. He spent the entirety of his professional football career with the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League, having started with the team in 2006.

While attending Seaquam Secondary School in Delta, Braidwood got his start in major football competition when he attended Washington State University, making their football squad as a true freshman in 2002 (and making the conference all-freshman team). Over the course of his collegiate career, Braidwood recorded 13.5 sacks, 8.5 of which came in his senior year where he started all thirteen games and was among the top ten in the Pacific-10 conference in tackles. Braidwood was drafted first overall by the Edmonton Eskimos in the 2006 Canadian College Draft. Despite playing college football in the United States, as a Canadian-born player he was considered a non-import under CFL roster rules.

At 6'4" and 250 pounds, Braidwood was known for his strength on the outside. He is the two-time winner of the strongest man award at Washington State. He recorded his first professional touchdown on September 8, 2006, recovering a fumble from Calgary Stampeders quarterback Henry Burris and taking it into the endzone during the rematch of the Labour Day Classic in Edmonton.

Professional boxing career[edit]

Braidwood is currently the first ranked heavyweight in Western Canada and the ninth ranked overall with KO boxing and The Firm Sports Management. In 2009, Braidwood defeated Devon Garnon by KO. More recently, December 2015, the former Edmonton Eskimo fought Paul MacKenzie (P-Mac), defeating him by TKO.

In March 2016, Braidwood's fight against Victor Valimaki, came to decision at the end of the third round. Since then, the heavyweight has consistently won by TKO, maintaining an almost-perfect record of wins by TKO in 2016. In June 2016, Braidwood defeated Todd Stoute by KO at 3:00 of round 2. Braidwood added another win to his record in September 2016, when he knocked out Adam Queried at 2:30 of the first round. Again, Braidwood emerged victorious over Lee Mein at 2:07 in the first round on December 2, 2016, in Edmonton, AB . This year, Braidwood has racked up four more victories, making him the number one heavyweight in Western Canada. [1]

Braidwood has added to his winning streak by defeating Eric Martel-Bahoeli on February 24, 2017 in Quebec City, making him the number one heavyweight boxer of the WBU. Bahoeli was ranked seventh (11-6-1) at the time of the fight World Boxing Union (WBU) ranks. The 12-round title fight lasted a total of 5 rounds (2:50), before finally knocking him out. In the 4rd round, Braidwood sustained a large cut above one of his eyes from a series of seconds in which he taunted Bahoeli to "hit me harder." It was a violent matchup, but it is no surprise that Braidwood emerged victorious, as he packs one of the heaviest punches in the league. He is set to defend his newly-earned title sometime in the spring of 2017.

On June 16, 2017, he competed against Tim Hague in Edmonton. Hague suffered a serious brain injury in the fight, and died two days later in a nearby hospital.[2]

Legal troubles[edit]

On November 23, 2010, Braidwood and two other men were charged after an incident late the previous Friday afternoon in the Spruce Grove, Alberta area.

On April 19, 2013, Braidwood was sentenced to 4 1/2 years for sexually assaulting a former girlfriend. [3]

On September 10, 2013, Braidwood pleaded guilty to other remaining Alberta charges and sentencing proceeded. The sentence ran concurrently with his other convictions.

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 1–0 Ryan Jimmo TKO (punches) MFC 11 - Gridiron February 3, 2007 1 1:54 Edmonton, Alberta, Canada MMA debut.

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