Bubba McDaniel

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Robert "Bubba" McDaniel
Born (1983-05-03) May 3, 1983 (age 34)
Childress, Texas, United States
Other names Bubba
The Menace
Nationality American
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13.2 st)
Division Middleweight
Light Heavyweight
Heavyweight
Reach 75.0 in (191 cm)
Fighting out of Wichita Falls, Texas, United States
Team Jackson's MMA
Years active 2005–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total 38
Wins 28
By knockout 7
By submission 19
By decision 2
Losses 10
By knockout 2
By submission 7
By decision 1
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Robert "Bubba" McDaniel (born May 3, 1983) is an American mixed martial artist who formerly fought as a Middleweight for the Ultimate Fighting Championship where he went (1–2). He was a member of FX's The Ultimate Fighter: Team Jones vs. Team Sonnen. He currently competes for Bellator MMA as a Light Heavyweight and Middleweight.

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

The Ultimate Fighter[edit]

In January 2013, it was announced that McDaniel was selected for The Ultimate Fighter: Team Jones vs. Team Sonnen.[1] To get into the TUF house, McDaniel defeated Ryan Bigler by TKO. During the choosing of teams, he was the third pick of Jon Jones for Team Jones and sixth overall.

McDaniel faced eventual winner Kelvin Gastelum in the preliminary round. Despite being favored to win, McDaniel was submitted in the second round via rear-naked choke.

McDaniel was chosen by Jones for the wildcard spot and faced Kevin Casey. Bubba won via corner stoppage after Casey didn't answer the bell for the third round.

McDaniel lost via early KO to Uriah Hall in the quarterfinals.

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

McDaniel made his UFC debut against castmate Gilbert Smith on April 13, 2013 at The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale.[2] He won the fight via submission in the third round.

McDaniel faced Brad Tavares on August 28, 2013 at UFC Fight Night 27.[3] He lost the fight via unanimous decision.

McDaniel was expected to face TUF 17 castmate Tor Troéng on March 15, 2014 at UFC 171.[4] However, Troéng was forced to pull out of the bout citing an injury. McDaniel instead faced UFC newcomer Sean Strickland.[5] He failed again and lost the bout via submission in the first round and was subsequently released from the promotion.[6]

Bellator MMA[edit]

Previous to fighting in the UFC, McDaniel appeared on an early Bellator MMA fight card in 2009. He faced William Chris Spicer at Bellator 6 and won the fight via rear-naked choke submission in the first round.

In May 2014, McDaniel signed with Bellator MMA. He made his return on June 6, 2014, facing Matt Jones at Bellator 121.[7] He won the fight by unanimous decision.

McDaniel faced Emiliano Sordi on October 10, 2014 at Bellator 128.[8] He lost via guillotine choke submission in the first round.

In his second fight for the promotion, McDaniel faced Kenyon Jackson at Bellator 146 on November 20, 2015. He won the fight via TKO in the second round.

After nearly two years away from Bellator, McDaniel will compete at Light Heavyweight when he replaces Muhammed Lawal against Liam McGeary at Bellator 185 on October 20, 2017.[9] The following week, McGeary pulled out of the fight due to an injury.

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 28–10 Juan Torres TKO (punches) Strike League 1: Fight Your Fight April 8, 2017 2 4:16 Cedar Park, Texas, United States Heavyweight debut
Win 27–10 Kenyon Jackson TKO (punches) Bellator 146 November 20, 2015 2 4:14 Thackerville, Oklahoma, United States Catchweight (195 lbs) bout
Loss 26–10 Hayward Charles Submission (anaconda choke) HERO FC: Best of the Best VI September 26, 2015 2 3:27 El Paso, Texas, United States For Hero FC Middleweight Championship[10]
Win 26–9 Kenyon Jackson Submission (choke) Legend Fights: Lopez vs. Alexander July 24, 2015 1 4:06 Shawnee, Oklahoma, United States [11]
Win 25–9 Edgar Verdin Submission (rear-naked choke) Fury Fighting 7: McDaniel vs. Verdin July 11, 2015 2 1:27 Humble, Texas, United States Light Heavyweight bout
Win 24–9 Marvin Babe TKO (punches) Horsepower Promotions: Fists of Fury 8 March 7, 2015 1 3:45 Woodward, Oklahoma, United States Light Heavyweight bout
Loss 23–9 Emiliano Sordi Submission (guillotine choke) Bellator 128 October 10, 2014 1 0:58 Thackerville, Oklahoma, United States
Win 23–8 Ron Fields Submission (rear-naked choke) Extreme Combat Challenge: Fireworks July 26, 2014 2 1:55 Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Win 22–8 Matt Jones Decision (unanimous) Bellator 121 June 6, 2014 3 5:00 Thackerville, Oklahoma, United States Catchweigh (190 lbs) bout
Loss 21–8 Sean Strickland Submission (rear-naked choke) UFC 171 March 15, 2014 1 4:33 Dallas, Texas, United States
Loss 21–7 Brad Tavares Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Condit vs. Kampmann 2 August 28, 2013 3 5:00 Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Win 21–6 Gilbert Smith Submission (triangle armbar) The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale April 13, 2013 3 2:49 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 20–6 Keith Cunagin Submission (guillotine choke) Legends of Fighting 53: Memorium June 16, 2012 1 2:32 Indianapolis, Indiana, United States Catchweigh (195 lbs) bout
Win 19–6 Eric Schambari Decision (unanimous) Fight Game: Premier Event December 2, 2011 3 5:00 Frisco, Texas, United States
Win 18–6 Johnny Rees Submission (rear-naked choke) Legends of Fighting 45: Line of Fire March 11, 2011 1 0:47 Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Win 17–6 Kyacey Uscola TKO (punches) Pure Fighting Championships 6 December 10, 2010 2 3:28 Red Deer, Alberta, Canada
Win 16–6 Rob Wince Submission (triangle choke) Ohio Fight Conference: Round 5 July 17, 2010 2 2:08 Columbus, Ohio, United States
Win 15–6 Nikolaos Rueve Boscarino Submission (americana) CNG Promotions: Queen City Meltdown June 26, 2010 2 2:35 Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Loss 14–6 Lucas Lopes KO (punches) MMA Big Show: A Prodigy Returns April 17, 2010 1 2:13 Florence, Indiana, United States
Win 14–5 Billy Horne TKO (punches) MMA Big Show: Mayhem September 17, 2009 1 0:43 Florence, Indiana, United States
Win 13–5 William Chris Spicer Submission (rear-naked-choke) Bellator 6 May 8, 2009 1 2:53 Robstown, Texas, United States
Loss 12–5 Alexander Shlemenko TKO (flying knee to the body) ShoXC: Elite Challenger Series October 10, 2008 1 5:00 Hammond, Indiana, United States
Win 12–4 Kala Hose Submission (rear-naked-choke) EliteXC: Return of the King June 14, 2008 1 0:41 Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Win 11–4 Alex Cisne TKO KOTC: Rising Stars May 24, 2008 2 2:37 Devol, Oklahoma, United States
Loss 10–4 Tom Jones Submission (north-south choke) Freestyle Cage Fighting 17 Mar 15, 2008 1 1:04 Shawnee, Oklahoma, United States
Loss 10–3 Dan Molina Submission (triangle choke) KOTC: Arch Rivals October 27, 2007 1 2:05 Reno, Nevada, United States
Win 10–2 Blake Norsworthy TKO KOTC: Jawbreaker September 29, 2007 1 2:43 Devol, Oklahoma, United States
Win 9–2 Mike Queen Submission (rear-naked-choke) Freestyle Cage Fighting 12 August 18, 2007 3 1:03 Shawnee, Oklahoma, United States
Win 8–2 Cody Malicott Submission Big Chief Promotions June 9, 2007 1 0:45 Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
Win 7–2 Craig Cobb Submission (triangle choke) Freestyle Cage Fighting 10 April 7, 2007 1 1:42 Stillwater, Oklahoma, United States
Loss 6–2 Gerald Harris Submission (injury) Freestyle Cage Fighting 6 November 10, 2006 2 4:55 Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
Win 6–1 Nick Budig Submission (rear-naked choke) Freestyle Cage Fighting: Brawl For It All 2 October 7, 2006 2 2:18 Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
Win 5–1 Jeff McConnell Submission (rear-naked choke) Freestyle Cage Fighting: Brawl For It All August 19, 2006 1 1:26 Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
Win 4–1 Brandon McDowell Submission Ultimate Texas Showdown 5 April 29, 2006 1 0:56 Frisco, Texas, United States
Win 3–1 Allan McGuire Submission (armbar) American Cage Fighting: Showdown at Sundown Mar 10, 2006 1 0:27 Stillwater, Oklahoma, United States
Win 2–1 Roger Kimes Submission (armbar) Xtreme Fighting League - EK 19: Battle at the Brady 3 February 18, 2006 1 1:27 Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
Loss 1–1 Horace Spencer Submission (choke) Xtreme Fighting League December 30, 2005 1 N/A Oklahoma, United States
Win 1–0 York Ash Submission (armbar) World Fighting Organization December 2, 2005 1 N/A Oklahoma, United States

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Ultimate Fighter 17 cast revealed". mmafighting.com. 2013-01-09. 
  2. ^ "TUF 17 Finale fight card". mmafighting.com. April 9, 2013. Retrieved April 9, 2013. 
  3. ^ Staff (2013-06-04). "McDaniel vs. Tavares added to UFC on FOX Sports 1 2 in Indy". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-06-04. 
  4. ^ "Silva-St Preux, McDaniel-Troeng booked for UFC 171 in Dallas". mmajunkie.com. 2013-12-07. 
  5. ^ Staff (2014-03-03). "Sean Strickland replaces Tor Troeng, faces Robert McDaniel at UFC 171". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-03-03. 
  6. ^ Staff (2014-04-21). "Report: UFC releases Bubba McDaniel and Renee Forte". bloodyelbow.com. Retrieved 2014-04-24. 
  7. ^ Josh Sanchez (2014-05-23). "Bellator 121 fight card announced with James Thompson, Sokoudjou and more". fansided.com. Retrieved 2014-05-27. 
  8. ^ "Sarnavskiy vs. Gunderson, McDaniel vs. Sordi added to Bellator 128". fansided.com. 
  9. ^ "Bubba McDaniel Replaces 'King Mo,' Meets Liam McGeary at Bellator 185 on Oct. 20". 
  10. ^ "HERO FC - Photos from HERO FC's post - Facebook". 
  11. ^ "Bubba McDaniel vs. Ken Jackson". Tapology.