November 10, 1988
Pine Ridge, South Dakota, United States
|Height||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
|Weight||170.8 lb (77 kg; 12 st 3 lb)|
|Reach||72.0 in (183 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Glendale, Arizona, United States|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|University||South Dakota State University|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
David Michaud (born November 10, 1988) is an American professional mixed martial artist currently competing in the Welterweight division of Bellator. A professional competitor since 2009, he formerly competed for the Legacy Fighting Alliance, the UFC and Titan FC.
Michaud, who is an Oglala Lakota Native American, was born and raised on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in Pine Ridge, South Dakota. Michaud competed in wrestling, football, and baseball at Pine Ridge High School. Michaud won All-State honors in football, was an All-Conference selection in baseball, and in wrestling, Michaud finished first for 189 lbs. his senior season and also had a second-place finish as a sophomore. Overall, he held an overall high school record of 91-19 and went 15-1 during his senior season. Michaud was also the valedictorian of his reservation high school graduating class and held a 4.0. Michaud originally went to South Dakota State University to play football, but eventually turned his attention to wrestling after competing in only two matches his freshman year. Michaud was also a standout academically.
Mixed martial arts career
Michaud then made his professional mixed martial arts debut in 2009 competing as a Welterweight in regional promotions across The Dakotas. Michaud compiled a record of 4-0, before auditioning for The Ultimate Fighter in 2012.
The Ultimate Fighter
Ultimate Fighting Championship
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|19 matches||14 wins||5 losses|
|Loss||14–5||Sadibou Sy||TKO (liver kick and punches)||PFL 12||May 9, 2019||3||5:00||Uniondale, New York, United States||2019 PFL Welterweight Quarterfinal bout.|
|Win||14–4||Christian Aguilera||TKO (punches)||Legacy Fighting Alliance 59||February 1, 2019||1||4:14||Phoenix, Arizona, United States|
|Win||13–4||Fernando Gonzalez Trevino||TKO (punches)||Combate Americas- Mexico vs. USA||October 13, 2018||2||1:07||Tucson, Arizona, United States|
|Win||12–4||Corey Davis||KO (punches)||Bellator 204||August 17, 2018||1||1:42||Sioux Falls, South Dakota, United States|
|Loss||11–4||Ciro Rodrigues||TKO (punches)||Legacy Fighting Alliance 19||August 18, 2017||1||1:57||Sioux Falls, South Dakota, United States|
|Win||11–3||Jake Lindsey||TKO (injury)||Legacy Fighting Alliance Fight Night 1||April 29, 2017||3||1:14||Sioux Falls, South Dakota, United States|
|Win||10–3||Cody Wilson||KO (punch)||EB: Beatdown 20||March 18, 2017||3||0:15||New Town, North Dakota, United States|
|Loss||9–3||Dhiego Lima||Decision (unanimous)||Titan FC 39: Cavalcante vs. Healy||June 10, 2016||5||5:00||Coral Gables, Florida, United States||For the Titan FC Welterweight Championship.|
|Win||9–2||Chris Hugh||Submission (guillotine choke)||RFA 37||April 15, 2016||1||1:44||Sioux Falls, South Dakota, United States|
|Loss||8–2||Olivier Aubin-Mercier||Submission (rear-naked choke)||UFC 186||April 25, 2015||3||3:24||Montreal, Quebec, Canada|
|Win||8–1||Garett Whiteley||Decision (unanimous)||UFC on Fox: dos Santos vs. Miocic||December 13, 2014||3||5:00||Phoenix, Arizona, United States||Lightweight debut.|
|Loss||7–1||Li Jingliang||Decision (split)||UFC 173||May 24, 2014||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||7–0||Carey Vanier||Submission (guillotine choke)||Dakota FC 17||January 11, 2014||1||4:30||Fargo, North Dakota, United States||Catchweight bout of 160 lbs.|
|Win||6–0||Ian Stonehouse||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Victory FC 2||November 2, 2013||2||3:00||Rapid City, South Dakota, United States|
|Win||5–0||Mark Scudder||Decision (unanimous)||Victory FC 2||June 1, 2013||3||5:00||Rapid City, South Dakota, United States||Catchweight bout of 175 lbs.|
|Win||4–0||Derek Abram||TKO (punches)||Crowbar MMA||June 25, 2011||1||4:04||Grand Forks, North Dakota, United States|
|Win||3–0||Cody Skidmore||TKO (punches)||Fury Fights 8||October 3, 2009||1||0:42||Brookings, South Dakota, United States|
|Win||2–0||Bryant Craven||Submission (kimura)||EDP: Vindication||September 26, 2009||1||1:56||Rapid City, South Dakota, United States|
|Win||1–0||Curtis Johnson||TKO (punches)||Fury Fights 7||April 25, 2009||1||0:40||Brookings, South Dakota, United States|
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- Staff (2012-09-15). "Episode No. 1 recap: 'The Ultimate Fighter 16: Team Carwin vs. Team Nelson'". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2012-09-15.
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- Marrocco, Steven (2014-05-01). "'TUF 16' vet David Michaud signed to UFC, meets Jingliang Li at UFC 173". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-05-01.
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- MMA Fighting Newswire (2014-10-10). "David Michaud drops to lightweight, meets Garett Whiteley at UFC on FOX 13". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-10-10.
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- Cruz, Guilherme (2015-01-17). "Michael Bisping vs. C.B. Dollaway among latest additions to UFC 186 card in Montreal". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2015-01-17.
- Marrocco, Steven (2015-04-25). "UFC 186 results: Olivier Aubin-Mercier taps gritty David Michaud in third round". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-04-25.
- Boone, Matt (19 October 2015). "17 Additional Fighters Released From UFC". mmanews.com. Retrieved 19 October 2015.
- Mike Bohn (July 10, 2018). "UFC vet David Michaud, 'TUF' contestant Jason Jackson debut at Bellator 204". mmajunkie.com.