Conor Heun

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Conor Heun
Born (1979-02-11) February 11, 1979 (age 39)[1]
Boulder, Colorado
Other names Hurricane
Nationality American
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)[1]
Weight 155 lb (70 kg; 11.1 st)[1]
Division Lightweight
Stance Orthodox
Fighting out of Boulder, Colorado
Team 10th Planet Jiu-Jitsu
Rank Black belt in 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu
blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Mixed martial arts record
Total 14
Wins 9
By knockout 1
By submission 5
By decision 3
Losses 5
By knockout 1
By decision 4
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Conor Heun (born February 11, 1979) is an American mixed martial artist who competes in the Lightweight division. He most recently fought for Strikeforce prior to its dissolution into the UFC.

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Conor has fought for Strikeforce, EliteXC and the International Fight League, as a member of the Los Angeles Anacondas,[2] during his career. Conor has also been featured on the MTV program Bully Beatdown and The History Channel former series Human Weapon.[3]

Heun made his Television debut on a ShoXC card against Marlon Mathias. Mathais broke Heun's jaw a minute and a half into the first round with a well timed knee. Heun, showing the heart and warrior spirit he has come to be known for, kept fighting, winning the close fight via majority decision.

His next fight would be a second-round TKO stoppage of James Edson Berto on the Elite XC card made famous when Kimbo Slice was TKO'd in just 14 seconds.

Heun made his Strikeforce debut against former UFC fighter Jorge Gurgel on a ShoMMA card in June 2009. He lost the fight via decision and the fight was said to be one of the best Strikeforce fights of 2009.

After a year off due to injury, he returned to the promotion on the Strikeforce: Los Angeles card. He faced boxer and former EliteXC lightweight champion KJ Noons on relatively short notice but lost the fight via split decision.

Conor fought Magno Almeida on the Strikeforce: Overeem vs. Werdum undercard. Heun displayed amazing submission defense and excellent ground and pound earning him the unanimous decision victory. Almeida caught Conor in a desperate armbar attempt at the buzzer which dislocated Conor's elbow.

Heun faced Ryan Couture at Strikeforce: Tate vs. Rousey on March 3, 2012.[4] He lost the fight via TKO in the third round.

Personal life[edit]

Heun studied English Literature, Journalism, and Organizational Communications Learning and Design at Ithaca College.

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 9–5 Ryan Couture TKO (punches) Strikeforce: Tate vs. Rousey March 3, 2012 3 2:52 Columbus, Ohio, United States
Win 9–4 Magno Almeida Decision (unanimous) Strikeforce: Overeem vs. Werdum June 18, 2011 3 5:00 Dallas, Texas, United States
Loss 8–4 K.J. Noons Decision (split) Strikeforce: Los Angeles June 16, 2010 3 5:00 Los Angeles, California, United States
Loss 8–3 Jorge Gurgel Decision (unanimous) Strikeforce Challengers: Villasenor vs. Cyborg June 19, 2009 3 5:00 Kent, Washington, United States
Win 8–2 James Edson Berto TKO (punches and elbows) EliteXC: Heat October 4, 2008 2 2:18 Sunrise, Florida, United States
Win 7–2 Marlon Mathias Decision (majority) ShoXC: Elite Challenger Series March 21, 2008 3 5:00 Santa Ynez, California, United States
Win 6–2 Noah Shinable Submission (armbar) OctoberFist 2007: Fight Night on Fright Night October 31, 2007 1 1:17 Orange County, California, United States
Loss 5–2 LC Davis Decision (split) International Fight League August 2, 2007 3 4:00 East Rutherford, New Jersey, United States
Win 5–1 Tristan Wit Submission (armbar) IFL: Everett June 1, 2007 1 3:59 Everett, Washington, United States
Win 4–1 Gilbert Salinas Submission (D'arce choke) Total Fighting Alliance 6 April 28, 2007 1 1:37 Santa Monica, California, United States
Win 3–1 Clint Coronel Decision (split) IFL: Los Angeles March 17, 2007 3 4:00 Los Angeles, California, United States
Win 2–1 Jonathan Pastrana Submission (guillotine choke) TFA 5: Conflict on the Coast February 24, 2007 2 1:23 Santa Monica, California, United States
Loss 1–1 Brett Cooper Decision (split) TFA 4: Fight Night on Fright Night November 3, 2006 3 5:00 Carson, California, United States
Win 1–0 Martin Hench Submission (rear naked choke) PF 1: The Beginning May 12, 2006 2 0:46 Hollywood, California, United States


  1. ^ a b c "Conor "Hurricane" Heun MMA Stats, Pictures, News, Videos, Biography". 1979-11-02. Retrieved 2012-12-26.
  2. ^ "Anacondas, Sabres Win at International Fight league Los Angeles - MMA News". Retrieved 2012-12-26.
  3. ^ "Bully Beatdown (Season 3) | Full Episodes, Photos, Episode Synopsis and Recaps". MTV. Retrieved 2012-12-26.
  4. ^ "Conor Heun Meets Ryan Couture at Strikeforce: Tate vs. Rousey". 2012-01-23. Retrieved 2012-12-26.

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