Posted 8/26/07 4:41:00PM
LEMOORE, CALIF. — Brad Imes (10-3 MMA, 0-3 UFC) used to be known for his stint on the UFC’s popular reality show, “The Ultimate Fighter.” Now, the heavyweight fighter, who competes at tonight’s Palace Fighting Championships’ “Retreat Surrender” event, is known for two memorable submission victories.
Imes fought his way into the “TUF 2” finals, where he lost to eventual heavyweight winner Rashad Evans, and after losing his next two UFC fights (to Dan Christison and Heath Herring), the UFC released him. He then left the spotlight to fight in smaller organizations.
He’d soon find the spotlight again, though, when he became one of a handful of professional fighters to finish an opponent via the ever-rare and elusive gogoplata.
Posted 1/8/08 10:08:00AM
Even though im not really for many TUF guys; any big dude that is flexable enough to pull a gogo on someone in a fight, has my respect.