Rad Martinez

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Rad Martinez
Born Radley Martinez
(1987-03-12) March 12, 1987 (age 30)
West Jordan, Utah, U.S.
Nationality American
Height 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Weight 145 lb (66 kg; 10.4 st)
Division Lightweight
Featherweight
Fighting out of West Jordan, Utah
Team Victory MMA
Wrestling NCAA Division I Wrestling All-American at Clarion University
Years active 2008-2014
Mixed martial arts record
Total 18
Wins 15
By knockout 6
By decision 9
Losses 3
By knockout 1
By submission 1
By decision 1
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Radley Martinez (born March 12, 1987) is retired American mixed martial artist. He was signed with Bellator Fighting Championships, where he competed in their featherweight division.

Amateur Wrestling Career[edit]

Martinez was a standout wrestler in college, competing for Clarion University. While at Clarion, Martinez qualified for the NCAA championships on three occasions. As a sophomore in 2001 with a fourth-place finish at the EWL(Eastern Wrestling League) championships, in 2002 with a second-place finish at the EWL championships and in 2003 with a third-place finish at the EWL championships. In 2003, as a senior he entered the NCAA tournament unseeded but made All American honors when he captured a fifth-place finish. In the fifth place bout he defeated #2 seed Cliff Moore of Iowa by decision 4-0. Martinez ended his career with a 98-27 record.

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Martinez made his professional MMA debut in January 2008 and has made a name for himself fighting mainly in the West Coast region. Before signing with Bellator, he amassed an impressive record of 9 wins and 2 losses.

Bellator Fighting Championships[edit]

Martinez made his Bellator debut at Bellator 50 in September 2011, where he defeated Brian van Hoven by decision. He returned to the promotion at Bellator 62 on the preliminary card gainst Doug Frey and won via first-round TKO.

In the fall of 2012, Martinez entered as a participant in the Bellator Featherweight Tournament. He faced Nazareno Malegarie in the opening round at Bellator 76. He won the fight via unanimous decision.

Martinez eventually faced Shahbulat Shamhalaev in the finals of the Season Seven Featherweight Tournament on February 21, 2013 at Bellator 90.[1] Despite winning the first round, Martinez lost the fight via knock out in the second round.

Martinez had his retirement fight at Bellator 114 on March 28 where he defeated Edson Berto by unanimous decision.

Personal life[edit]

Martinez was also featured on ESPN's Outside the Lines in June 2011.[2] The story covered how Martinez took care of his paraplegic father while trying to maintain a career in mixed martial arts. Martinez is a good friend and was a college wrestling teammate of former UFC Lightweight Champion Frankie Edgar.[3]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 15–3 Edson Berto Decision (unanimous) Bellator 114 March 28, 2014 3 5:00 West Valley City, Utah, United States
Loss 14–3 Shahbulat Shamhalaev KO (punch) Bellator 90 February 21, 2013 2 2:12 West Valley City, Utah, United States Bellator Season 7 Featherweight Tournament Final
Win 14–2 Wagnney Fabiano Decision (unanimous) Bellator 80 November 9, 2012 3 5:00 Hollywood, Florida, United States Bellator Season 7 Featherweight Tournament Semifinal
Win 13–2 Nazareno Malegarie Decision (unanimous) Bellator 76 October 12, 2012 3 5:00 Windsor, Ontario, Canada Bellator Season 7 Featherweight Tournament Quarterfinal
Win 12–2 Doug Frey TKO (punches) Bellator 62 March 23, 2012 1 4:08 Laredo, Texas, United States
Win 11–2 Greg McFarland TKO (punches) Fight Kings - Phenoms January 13, 2012 1 2:02 Hollywood, Florida, United States
Win 10–2 Brian van Hoven Decision (unanimous) Bellator 50 September 17, 2011 3 5:00 Hollywood, Florida, United States
Loss 9–2 Brian Cobb Submission (rear-naked choke) FFW 3: Back in Bakersfield May 20, 2011 2 3:41 Bakersfield, California, United States
Win 9–1 Mike Christensen Decision (unanimous) Showdown Fights: New Blood January 28, 2011 3 5:00 Orem, Utah, United States
Win 8–1 Joe Brammer TKO (doctor stoppage) ZarMMA: Fight Night November 12, 2010 3 3:27 Layton, Utah, United States
Win 7–1 Jacob Clark Decision (unanimous) KOTC: Underground 57 May 22, 2010 3 5:00 Cortez, Colorado, United States
Win 6–1 Steve Sharp Decision (unanimous) Throwdown Showdown 5: Homecoming November 20, 2009 5 5:00 Orem, Utah, United States
Win 5–1 Stryder Davis Decision (unanimous) Throwdown Showdown 4: Cuatro June 6, 2009 5 5:00 West Valley City, Utah, United States
Win 4–1 David Allred TKO (punches) Jeremy Horn's Elite Fight Night 6 January 5, 2009 1 2:13 Layton, Utah, United States
Win 3–1 Steve Sharp Decision (unanimous) Throwdown Showdown 2: The Return September 26, 2008 5 5:00 Orem, Utah, United States
Win 2–1 Eddie Pelczynski TKO (punches) Jeremy Horn's Elite Fight Night 3 July 12, 2008 1 1:25 Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Loss 1–1 Travis Marx Decision (unanimous) Throwdown Showdown 1: Showdown April 18, 2008 3 5:00 Orem, Utah, United States
Win 1–0 Dan Berry TKO (punches) UCE: Round 30 - Episode 4 January 26, 2008 1 2:31 Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

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