Bradley Kohler (born May 26, 1964) is an American former professional mixed martial artist who competed in the Heavyweight division. A professional from 1997 until 2012, Kohler competed for the UFC, RINGS and DEEP.[1]

Brad Kohler
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BornBradley Kohler
(1964-05-26) May 26, 1964 (age 58)
Bloomington, Minnesota, United States
NationalityAmerican
Height5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)
Weight234 lb (106 kg; 16.7 st)
DivisionHeavyweight
StanceOrthodox
Fighting out ofMinneapolis, Minnesota
TeamMinnesota Martial Arts Academy
Years active1997–2004, 2010–2012 (MMA)
Mixed martial arts record
Total27
Wins12
By knockout8
By submission4
Losses15
By knockout9
By submission6
Notable studentsTravis Wiuff
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

BackgroundEdit

Born and raised in Cleveland Ohio, Kohler was raised in an abusive environment by his alcoholic father. Under the tutelage of his uncle Mike, a Special Forces veteran and Greco-Roman wrestler. In high school, Kohler competed in wrestling and Football Inventor of the Combohitter, a wall-mounted boxing apparatus that is very popular. Author - Prime "it doesn't last forever. Motivational Public speaker and mentor to those in need. 2022 Running for State Senate Mn

CareerEdit

Kohler made his professional debut in July 1997 at the HOOKnSHOOT: Absolute Fighting Championship 2 Heavyweight Tournament, winning a grueling quarterfinal fight against then 8–4 Travis Fulton via TKO at 52:24. In the semifinal he won via TKO due to a hand injury, and in the final faced Caz Daniels. He won after Daniels submitted from strikes at 17:35. After amassing a professional record of 7–0, he made his UFC debut against Tra Telligman at UFC Japan. Kohler was handed his first professional loss via armbar at 10:05.

Kohler's most notable fight occurred at UFC 22 against Steve Judson, where he scored one of the more infamous knockouts in MMA history. 30 seconds into the first round, Kohler feigned a takedown attempt, only to land an explosive right cross. Judson was knocked out instantly, and suffered a deep gash to his chin at the point of impact. Remaining unconscious and showing signs of having difficulty breathing, referees immediately signaled to the medical staff who administered oxygen treatment to Judson, who was taken out via stretcher to the local hospital.

He made his return to MMA in 2010 after a near 6-year hiatus against Travis Fulton where he lost via KO in the first round 1:01 at CFX: Mayhem in Minneapolis.

Kohler fought for the last time in 2012 against Shane DeZee. Kohler won the fight by TKO after DeZee submitted to punches at 1:42 of round two.

Mixed martial arts recordEdit

Professional record breakdown
27 matches 12 wins 15 losses
By knockout 8 9
By submission 4 6
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 12–15 Shane DeZee TKO (submission to punches) Throwdown at the Crowne September 8, 2012 2 1:42 St. Paul, Minnesota, United States
Loss 11–15 Brad Scholten TKO (doctor stoppage) Violent Night June 2, 2012 1 5:00 Maplewood, Minnesota, United States
Loss 11–14 Cameron Befort TKO (submission to punches) Gladiator October 2, 2010 1 3:27 Rochester, Minnesota, United States
Loss 11–13 Travis Fulton KO (head kick) XKL Evolution 2 April 24, 2010 1 1:01 Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Loss 11–12 Jong Wang Kim Submission (rear-naked choke) Gladiator FC: Day 1 June 6, 2004 1 1:19 South Korea
Loss 11–11 Dos Caras Jr. TKO (shoulder injury) DEEP: 12th Impact September 15, 2003 1 1:25 Tokyo, Japan Openweight bout.
Loss 11–10 Greg Wikan TKO (injury) UW: St. Cloud 1 March 15, 2002 1 1:25 Minnesota, United States
Loss 11–9 Valentijn Overeem Submission (kneebar) RINGS: Millennium Combine 2 June 15, 2000 1 0:31 Tokyo, Japan
Loss 11–8 Jason Allar TKO (strikes) EC 31: Extreme Challenge 31 March 24, 2000 1 3:42 Kenosha, Wisconsin, United States
Loss 11–7 Chris Haseman Submission (kimura) RINGS: King of Kings 1999 Final February 26, 2000 1 1:11 Tokyo, Japan
Loss 11–6 Renato Sobral KO (soccer kick) WEF 8: Goin' Platinum January 15, 2000 2 0:50 Rome, Georgia, United States
Loss 11–5 Mikhail Ilyukhin Submission (armbar) RINGS: King of Kings 1999 Block A October 28, 1999 1 2:16 Tokyo, Japan
Win 11–4 Yoshihisa Yamamoto Submission (smother) RINGS: King of Kings 1999 Block A October 28, 1999 1 1:57 Tokyo, Japan
Win 10–4 Steve Judson KO (punch) UFC 22 September 24, 1999 1 0:30 Lake Charles, Louisiana, United States
Win 9–4 Butch Williams Submission (armbar) UW: Ultimate Wrestling August 13, 1999 1 4:15 Bloomington, Minnesota, United States
Win 8–4 Andy Douglas Submission (rear-naked choke) CC 3: Cage Combat 3 July 15, 1999 1 1:30 Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Loss 7–4 Dan Severn TKO UW: Ultimate Wrestling June 25, 1999 1 7:57 Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Loss 7–3 Paul Pumphery TKO (injury) EC 17: Extreme Challenge 17 November 4, 1998 1 0:06 Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Loss 7–2 Joe Pardo Submission (heel hook) EC 17: Extreme Challenge 15 February 27, 1998 1 1:43 Muncie, Indiana, United States
Loss 7–1 Tra Telligman Submission (armbar) UFC Japan: Ultimate Japan December 21, 1997 1 10:05 Yokohama, Japan
Win 7–0 Joe Slick TKO (corner stoppage) IFC 6: Battle at Four Bears September 20, 1997 1 4:12 New Town, North Dakota, United States
Win 6–0 Joel Sutton TKO (corner stoppage) IFC 6: Battle at Four Bears September 20, 1997 1 1:24 New Town, North Dakota, United States
Win 5–0 Sam Adkins TKO (cut) EC 9: Extreme Challenge 9 August 30, 1997 1 6:56 Davenport, Iowa, United States
Win 4–0 Scott Morton Submission (neck crank) EC 8: Extreme Challenge 8 August 9, 1997 1 3:42 Iowa, United States
Win 3–0 Caz Daniels TKO (submission to punches) HOOKnSHOOT: Absolute Fighting Championship 2 July 19, 1997 1 17:35 United States
Win 2–0 Frank Amalfitano TKO (hand injury) HOOKnSHOOT: Absolute Fighting Championship 2 July 19, 1997 1 4:52 United States
Win 1–0 Travis Fulton TKO (submission to punches) HOOKnSHOOT: Absolute Fighting Championship 2 July 19, 1997 1 52:24 United States

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Brad Kohler (11-13-0) Official Mixed Martial Arts Record". www.mixedmartialarts.com. Archived from the original on 2010-07-19.

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