Brett Cooper (fighter)
|Born||July 2, 1987|
Los Angeles, California, United States
|Height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Weight||185 lb (84 kg; 13.2 st)|
|Reach||70 in (178 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Long Beach, California, United States|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Brett Cooper (born July 2, 1987) is an American mixed martial artist currently competing in the Welterweight division of Absolute Championship Berkut, where he is the former Welterweight Champion. A professional competitor since 2005, he has also competed for Bellator, Affliction, the IFL, KSW, and Jungle Fight.
- 1 Background
- 2 Mixed martial arts career
- 3 Personal life
- 4 Championships and accomplishments
- 5 Mixed martial arts record
- 6 References
- 7 External links
Mixed martial arts career
Cooper made his professional debut in 2005 when he was 17 years old and won via TKO. He held a record of 5-4 with a split decision win over future EliteXC and Strikeforce veteran Conor Heun before facing future UFC and Strikeforce veteran Jason Von Flue. Cooper won the bout via TKO and then made his IFL debut in his next fight against future UFC veteran Rory Markham. Cooper won again via TKO against the Miletich Fighting Systems product and followed this up with another win to bring his record to 8-4 and making his debut in Affliction.
On January 24, 2009 Cooper fought Patrick Speight at Affliction: Day of Reckoning who he defeated by knockout.
Bellator Fighting Championships
Season Two Welterweight Tournament
In 2011, Cooper fought three times for Bellator in non-tournament bouts. He faced Alexander Shlemenko at Bellator XLIV where he lost by unanimous decision. Cooper fought Valdir Araujo at Bellator L where he won by third round technical knockout. Finally, Cooper fought Jared Hess at Bellator LVIII where he won by unanimous decision.
Season Eight Middleweight Tournament
Cooper fought Norman Paraisy at Bellator LXXXIX in the quarterfinals of the Bellator Season Eight Middleweight Tournament. He won the fight via unanimous decision. Cooper faced Dan Cramer in the semifinals at Bellator 92. Despite losing the first two rounds, Cooper rallied to win via TKO in the third round. He faced Doug Marshall in the finals and lost via knockout in the first round.
Despite losing in the finals, Cooper was chosen as a replacement for Marshall when his former opponent injured his hand. Having earlier lost to Shlemenko in 2011, Cooper had the rematch with him for the Middleweight title on September 7, 2013 at Bellator 98. He lost the back-and-forth fight via unanimous decision.
Season Ten Middleweight Tournament
In March 2014, Cooper entered the Bellator Season 10 Middleweight tournament. He faced UFC veteran Kendall Grove in the semifinals at Bellator 114. After losing the first round, Cooper rallied back to win the bout via knockout in the second round. He faced Brandon Halsey in the tournament final at Bellator 122 and lost via submission.
Stepping in as a replacement for an injured James Irvin, Cooper was set to face Brian Rogers at Bellator 125 on September 19, 2014. However, a foot injury forced Cooper out of the bout, he was replaced with promotional newcomer Rafael Carvalho.
Absolute Championship Berkut
Cooper signed with ACB and faced Beslan Isaev at ACB 43: Battle on Sura on 20 August 2016. He won by unanimous decision.
Cooper beat second Chechen super star Aslanbek Saidov at ACB 50: Rasulov vs. Goltsov on December 18, 2016. He won the fight via TKO in the third round and became a new ACB welterweight Champion.
Cooper faced Mukhamed Berkhamov at ACB 67: Cooper vs. Berkhamov on August 19, 2017. He lost the fight via knockout in the second round and lost ACB welterweight title.
Cooper is married and has a daughter.
Championships and accomplishments
- Absolute Championship Berkut
- Welterweight championship (one time)
- Bellator Fighting Championships
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|38 matches||25 wins||13 losses|
|Win||25-13||André Santos||KO (punches)||ACB 82: Silva vs. Kolobegov||March 9, 2018||1||1:42||São Paulo, Brazil|
|Win||24–13||Sharaf Davlatmurodov||TKO (punches)||ACB 76: Young Eagles 23||December 9, 2017||2||3:29||Gold Coast, Australia|
|Loss||23–13||Mukhamed Berkhamov||KO (punches)||ACB 67: Cooper vs. Berkhamov||August 19, 2017||2||0:32||Grozny, Russia||Lost ACB Welterweight Championship.|
|Win||23–12||Aslambek Saidov||TKO (punches)||ACB 50: Stormbringer||December 18, 2016||3||0:27||St.Petersburg, Russia||Won vacant ACB Welterweight Championship.|
|Win||22–12||Beslan Isaev||Decision (unanimous)||ACB 43: Battle of the Sura||August 20, 2016||3||5:00||Penza, Russia||Return to Welterweight.|
|Loss||21–12||Maiquel Falcao||KO (punch)||KSW 32: Road to Wembley||October 31, 2015||1||0:59||London, England|
|Win||21–11||Jessie Glass||TKO (punches)||Gladiator Challenge: California State Championship Series||June 20, 2015||1||2:11||San Jacinto, California, United States|
|Loss||20–11||Mamed Khalidov||Decision (unanimous)||KSW 29: Reload||December 6, 2014||3||5:00||Kraków, Poland|
|Loss||20–10||Brandon Halsey||Submission (armbar)||Bellator 122||July 25, 2014||1||2:09||Temecula, California, United States||Bellator Season Ten Middleweight Tournament Final.|
|Win||20–9||Kendall Grove||KO (punches)||Bellator 114||March 28, 2014||2||3:33||West Valley City, Utah, United States||Bellator Season Ten Middleweight Tournament Semifinal.|
|Loss||19–9||Alexander Shlemenko||Decision (unanimous)||Bellator 98||September 7, 2013||5||5:00||Uncasville, Connecticut, United States||For the Bellator Middleweight Championship.|
|Loss||19–8||Doug Marshall||KO (punches)||Bellator 95||April 4, 2013||1||3:39||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States||Bellator Season Eight Middleweight Tournament Final.|
|Win||19–7||Dan Cramer||TKO (punches)||Bellator 92||March 7, 2013||3||3:19||Temecula, California, United States||Bellator Season Eight Middleweight Tournament Semifinal.|
|Win||18–7||Norman Paraisy||Decision (unanimous)||Bellator 89||February 14, 2013||3||5:00||Charlotte, North Carolina, United States||Bellator Season Eight Middleweight Tournament Quarterfinal.|
|Win||17–7||Darryl Cobb||Decision (unanimous)||Bellator 80||November 9, 2012||3||5:00||Hollywood, Florida, United States|
|Win||16–7||Jared Hess||Decision (unanimous)||Bellator 58||November 19, 2011||3||5:00||Hollywood, Florida, United States|
|Win||15–7||Joe Doerksen||TKO (punches)||Score Fighting Series 2||October 14, 2011||1||3:55||Hamilton, Ontario, Canada|
|Win||14–7||Valdir Araujo||TKO (punches)||Bellator 50||September 17, 2011||3||0:35||Hollywood, Florida, United States|
|Loss||13–7||Alexander Shlemenko||Decision (unanimous)||Bellator 44||May 14, 2011||3||5:00||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States|
|Win||13–6||Keith Berry||KO (punches)||Lords of the Cage||November 19, 2010||1||0:10||Temecula, California, United States|
|Win||12–6||Matt Major||TKO (punches)||Bellator 29||September 16, 2010||2||1:27||Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States||Middleweight debut.|
|Loss||11–6||Steve Carl||Decision (split)||Bellator 15||April 22, 2010||3||5:00||Uncasville, Connecticut, United States||Bellator Season Two Welterweight Tournament Quarterfinal.|
|Win||11–5||Sérgio Moraes||KO (punch)||Jungle Fight 16||October 17, 2009||2||5:00||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Loss||10–5||Waachiim Spiritwolf||TKO (punches)||Fight Force International: Ultimate Chaos||June 27, 2009||1||3:41||Biloxi, Mississippi, United States|
|Win||10–4||Joe Cronin||TKO (doctor stoppage)||Call To Arms 1||May 16, 2009||1||1:17||Ontario, California, United States|
|Win||9–4||Patrick Speight||TKO (punches)||Affliction: Day of Reckoning||January 24, 2009||2||4:10||Anaheim, California, United States|
|Win||8–4||Dusty Arden||KO (punches)||PureCombat 4: Bombs Away||June 6, 2008||2||0:39||Visalia, California, United States|
|Win||7–4||Rory Markham||TKO (punches)||IFL: World Grand Prix Finals||December 29, 2007||2||1:15||Uncasville, Connecticut, United States|
|Win||6–4||Jason Von Flue||TKO (punches)||PureCombat 1: From the Ashes||December 1, 2007||1||N/A||Visalia, California, United States|
|Win||5–4||Vince Guzman||Submission (anaconda choke)||Shooto: The Arrival: This is Shooto||August 18, 2007||1||1:58||Irvine, California, United States|
|Loss||4–4||Toby Grear||Decision||Total Fighting Alliance 6: War on the Shore||April 28, 2007||3||5:00||Santa Monica, California, United States|
|Win||4–3||Jesse Romero||Submission (guillotine choke)||Total Fighting Alliance 5: Conflict on the Coast||February 24, 2007||2||2:09||Santa Monica, California, United States|
|Win||3–3||Conor Heun||Decision (split)||Total Fighting Alliance 4: Fight Night, Fright Night||November 3, 2006||3||5:00||Carson, California, United States|
|Loss||2–3||Jesse Romero||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Universal Above Ground Fighting: Kaos on the Kampus||May 20, 2006||2||3:52||Los Angeles, California, United States|
|Loss||2–2||Bryan Joplin||Decision (unanimous)||California Xtreme Fighting 1||April 29, 2006||3||5:00||Upland, California, United States|
|Loss||2–1||Ed Ratcliff||KO (spinning heel kick)||Total Combat 12||December 17, 2005||2||N/A||Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico|
|Win||2–0||Jesse Romero||Decision (unanimous)||World FC: Rumble at the Ramada||December 8, 2005||3||N/A||Norwalk, California, United States|
|Win||1–0||Cody Culkin||TKO (punches)||Total Combat 10||October 25, 2005||1||1:38||San Diego, California, United States|
- ""Fudoshin" Brett Cooper's Tapology Profile". tapology.com. Retrieved August 16, 2014.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-12-26. Retrieved 2013-02-08.
- "Cooper Clobbers Araujo in Bellator 50 Undercard Showstealer". Sherdog.com. Retrieved 2016-11-11.
- "Sandro Taps Dias, Cooper Outduels Hess on Bellator 58 Undercard". Sherdog.com. Retrieved 2016-11-11.
- "Joe Warren Rebounds at Bellator 80; Volkov, Martinez Advance to Tournament Finals". Sherdog.com. Retrieved 2016-11-11.
- "Bellator Releases Middleweight Tournament Brackets - 5thRound.com". 5thround.com. 31 January 2013. Retrieved 2016-11-11.
- "Brett Cooper replaces Doug Marshall, faces champ Shlemenko at Bellator 98". Archived from the original on 2013-11-10.
- Staff. "Bellator 98 results: Shlemenko retains title in slugfest with Cooper". MMAjunkie.com. Archived from the original on 2013-11-20. Retrieved 2013-09-08.
- "James Irvin out, Brian Rogers meets Brett Cooper at Bellator 125". mmajunkie.com. August 29, 2014.
- "Brett Cooper suffers foot injury; Brian Rogers to fight Rafael Carvalho at Bellator 125". sherdog.com. September 9, 2014.
- "Cooper vs. Saidov". acbmma.com. Archived from the original on October 21, 2016.
- "Cooper vs. Davlatmurodov". acbmma.com.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-07-31. Retrieved 2013-08-13.