Isaac Vallie-Flagg

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Isaac Vallie-Flagg
Born (1978-04-08) April 8, 1978 (age 41)
Ypsilanti, Michigan, United States
NationalityAmerican
Height5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Weight156 lb (71 kg; 11 st 2 lb)
DivisionLightweight
Welterweight
Reach70.0 in (178 cm)[1]
Fighting out ofAlbuquerque, New Mexico, United States
TeamJackson's Submission Fighting
RankPurple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu[2]
Years active2003 - present
Mixed martial arts record
Total24
Wins16
By knockout5
By submission5
By decision6
Losses7
By submission3
By decision3
By disqualification1
Draws1
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Isaac Vallie-Flagg (born April 8, 1978) is an American mixed martial artist, who formerly competed in the Lightweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. A professional competitor since 2003, he has also formerly competed in Strikeforce, Titan FC, and King of the Cage.

Background[edit]

Vallie-Flagg is from Ann Arbor, Michigan and attended Community High School. Troubled growing up, Vallie-Flagg was not active in sports apart from dabbling with lacrosse. After viewing a UFC event, Vallie-Flagg began training in mixed martial arts and Brazilian jiu-jitsu.

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Strikeforce[edit]

Vallie-Flagg made his Strikeforce debut against Brian Melancon at Strikeforce: Overeem vs. Werdum winning the bout via split decision.[3]

Vallie-Flagg was scheduled to face Bobby Green at Strikeforce Challengers: Britt vs. Sayers, but he pulled out of the bout on November 11, 2011.[4]

Vallie-Flagg next faced Gesias Cavalcante at Strikeforce: Barnett vs. Cormier.[5] He won the fight via split decision.

Vallie-Flagg was scheduled to face Adriano Martins at Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Healy.[6] However, on September 23, 2012 it was announced that the event was cancelled due to an injury to headliner Gilbert Melendez.[7]

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

Following the dissolution of Strikeforce, Vallie-Flagg was brought over to the UFC. In his debut, he faced Yves Edwards on February 2, 2013 at UFC 156.[8] He won the fight split decision.

Vallie-Flagg was expected to face Sam Stout on June 15, 2013 at UFC 161.[9] However, Vallie-Flagg was forced out with a back injury and was replaced by James Krause.[10]

Vallie-Flagg faced Elias Silvério on January 15, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 35.[11] He lost the fight via unanimous decision.

Vallie-Flagg was briefly linked to a bout with Danny Castillo on April 26, 2014 at UFC 172.[12] However, the UFC removed Vallie-Flagg from the bout in favor of a match up with Takanori Gomi.[13][14] He lost the fight via unanimous decision. Despite the loss on the scorecards, Vallie-Flagg was awarded his first Fight of the Night bonus award for the bout.[15]

Vallie-Flagg faced Matt Wiman at UFC Fight Night 57 on November 22, 2014.[16] He lost the back-and-forth fight via unanimous decision, and was subsequently released from the promotion shortly after.[17]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Mixed martial arts[edit]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 16–7–1 Jonathan Gary Submission (rear-naked choke) Fresquez Productions: Rumble on Route 66 2 August 6, 2016 1 4:15 Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
Loss 15–7–1 Jason Witt DQ (illegal knee) Titan FC 34 July 18, 2015 3 1:54 Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Win 15–6–1 Travis Coyle Submission (knee and punches) Jackson's MMA Series XV June 6, 2015 1 3:52 Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States
Loss 14–6–1 Matt Wiman Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Edgar vs. Swanson November 22, 2014 3 5:00 Austin, Texas, United States
Loss 14–5–1 Takanori Gomi Decision (unanimous) UFC 172 April 26, 2014 3 5:00 Baltimore, Maryland, United States Fight of the Night.
Loss 14–4–1 Elias Silvério Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Rockhold vs. Philippou January 15, 2014 3 5:00 Duluth, Georgia, United States
Win 14–3–1 Yves Edwards Decision (split) UFC 156 February 2, 2013 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 13–3–1 Gesias Cavalcante Decision (split) Strikeforce: Barnett vs. Cormier May 19, 2012 3 5:00 San Jose, California, United States Lightweight debut.
Win 12–3–1 Brian Melancon Decision (split) Strikeforce: Overeem vs. Werdum June 18, 2011 3 5:00 Dallas, Texas, United States Catchweight (175 lb) bout.
Win 11–3–1 Danny Rodriguez TKO (knee & punches) Jackson's MMA Series 4 April 9, 2011 2 3:28 Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
Win 10–3–1 Alejandro Villalobos KO (punches) Nemesis Fighting: MMA Global Invasion December 11, 2010 3 N/A Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Draw 9–3–1 Ken Jackson Draw C3 Fights: Slammin Jammin Weekend 5 August 7, 2010 3 5:00 Newkirk, Oklahoma, United States
Win 9–3 Robert Simmons TKO (punches) KOTC: Native Warriors March 6, 2010 1 2:48 Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States
Win 8–3 Mike Barreras Decision (unanimous) DCMMAS: Duke City MMA Series 2 July 25, 2009 3 5:00 Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
Win 7–3 Anselmo Martinez Decision (unanimous) Gods of War January 24, 2009 3 5:00 Las Cruces, New Mexico, United States
Win 6–3 Adrian Gutierrez TKO (punches) SCA: Duke City Bike and Brawl 2 August 23, 2008 2 N/A Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
Win 5–3 Brad Nordquist TKO (punches) KOTC: Badlands July 12, 2008 2 0:50 Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
Win 4–3 Abel Vargas Submission (rear-naked choke) KOTC: Hierarchy October 13, 2007 1 2:01 Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
Loss 3–3 Rudy Bears Submission (rear-naked choke) FW 15: Rumble at Rt. 66 Casino July 28, 2007 1 4:00 Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
Win 3–2 Ashton Castro Submission (punches) YTYT: Ground Um and Pound Um April 21, 2007 1 4:15 Kona, Hawaii, United States
Loss 2–2 Patrick Reeves Submission (armbar) Knuckle Up Productions: Fight Night August 4, 2006 1 1:07 Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States
Win 2–1 Eric Regan Submission (rear-naked choke) Knuckle Up Productions: Slugfest May 19, 2006 1 1:23 Espanola, New Mexico, United States
Win 1–1 Danny Wren Decision (unanimous) KOTC 35: Acoma February 28, 2004 2 5:00 Acoma, New Mexico, United States
Loss 0–1 Ben Schilsler Submission (armbar) KOTC 26: Gladiator Challenge August 3, 2003 1 0:29 Acoma, New Mexico, United States

Bare knuckle record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 2-0 Randy Hedderick TKO (broken hand) Bare Knuckle FC 5 April 6, 2019 3 1:22 Biloxi, Mississippi, United States
Win 1-0 Cory Simpson KO (punches) World Bare Knuckle Fighting Federation November 9, 2018 2 1:20 Casper, Wyoming, United States

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fight Card - UFC 172 Jones vs. Teixeira". UFC.com. Retrieved May 3, 2014.
  2. ^ "Isaac Vallie-Flagg - Official UFC Fighter Profile". UFC.com. Retrieved November 23, 2014.
  3. ^ "Strikeforce: JZ-Wilcox no contest, Heun, Burrell, Vallie-Flag, Moore earn wins". Retrieved 14 July 2011.
  4. ^ "Isaac Vallie-Flagg out at Strikeforce Challengers 20, promotion seeking lightweight". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 14 November 2011.
  5. ^ "Strikeforce Update: JZ Cavalcante Matched Against Isaac Vallie-Flagg for May 19 Card in San Jose". sherdog.com. Retrieved 5 April 2012.
  6. ^ "Isaac Vallie-Flagg Faces Adriano Martins at Strikeforce 'Melendez vs. Healy' in Sacramento". sherdog.com. Retrieved 10 August 2012.
  7. ^ "Strikeforce Announces Cancellation of Saturday's Event in Sacramento". strikeforce.com. September 23, 2012.
  8. ^ "Yves Edwards vs. Isaac Vallie-Flagg added to February's UFC 156 fight card". mmajunkie.com. January 7, 2013.
  9. ^ Jeff Cain (March 6, 2013). "Sam Stout vs. Isaac Vallie-Flagg Added to UFC 161 Fight Card". MMAweekly.com. Retrieved March 7, 2013.
  10. ^ Staff (2013-05-29). "James Krause replaces Isaac Vallie-Flagg, meets Sam Stout at UFC 161". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-05-29.
  11. ^ Dana Becker (2013-12-07). "Isaac Vallie-Flagg To Face Elias Silverio". fightline.com. Retrieved 2013-12-07.
  12. ^ Shaun Al-Shatti (February 20, 2014). "Danny Castillo vs. Isaac Vallie-Flagg slated for UFC 172 in Baltimore". MMAfighting.com. Retrieved February 20, 2014.
  13. ^ Staff (March 4, 2014). "Takanori Gomi replaces Danny Castillo, meets Isaac Vallie-Flagg at UFC 172". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved March 4, 2014.
  14. ^ Staff (March 5, 2014). "Danny Castillo rebooked against Charlie Brenneman at UFC 172". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved March 27, 2014.
  15. ^ Matt Erickson (2014-04-27). "UFC 172 bonuses: Gomi, Vallie-Flagg, Benavidez, Beal win $50,000". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-04-27.
  16. ^ MMAJunkie Staff (2014-08-27). "Matt Wiman returns at UFC Fight Night 57 in Austin, meets Isaac Vallie-Flagg". mmajunke.com. Retrieved 2014-08-27.
  17. ^ MMAJunkie.com Staff (2014-12-30). "Isaac Vallie-Flagg announces UFC release, petitions Bellator MMA for job". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-12-30.

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