Brogan Walker (born August 2, 1988) is an American[1] mixed martial artist, currently competing in the Flyweight division in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). She has previously fought for Invicta Fighting Championships.

Brogan Walker
Born (1988-08-02) August 2, 1988 (age 35)
California, United States[1]
Other namesThe Bear
Height5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)
Weight126 lb (57 kg; 9 st 0 lb)
Reach67[2] in (170 cm)
Fighting out ofHagåtña, Guam[2]
TeamElite Muay Thai
Purebred BJJ Guam
RankBlack belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu[3]
Mixed martial arts record
By submission1
By decision6
By knockout1
By decision3
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Background edit

Walker was born in California, United States. She moved to Guam after she married her Guamanian husband, Mike Sanchez. She represents Guam when competing in MMA.[1][3]

Mixed martial arts career edit

Early career edit

Walker fought under Pacific Xtreme Combat and amassed a record of 4–0 prior to getting signed by Invicta Fighting Championships.[4]

Invicta Fighting Championships edit

Walker made her Invicta debut on January 13, 2018, against Cheri Muraski at Invicta FC 27.[5] She won the fight via split decision.[6]

Her next fight came on July 21, 2018, facing Miranda Maverick at Invicta FC 30. She won the fight via unanimous decision.[7]

On October 4, 2019, Walker faced Pearl Gonzalez at Invicta FC 37.[8] She lost the fight via unanimous decision.[9]

Walker faced Erin Blanchfield at Invicta FC 41 on July 30, 2020, as a late notice replacement for Stephanie Geltmacher.[10] She lost the fight by unanimous decision.[11]

Walker faced Emilee King at Invicta FC 44 on August 27, 2021. She won the fight by a first-round submission, forcing King to tap with a rear naked choke near the end of the round.[12]

The Ultimate Fighter edit

In February 2022, Walker was announced as a cast member of The Ultimate Fighter: Team Peña vs. Team Nunes.[13] She was selected third by Julianna Peña in the fighter selections. In her first fight in the house, she faced Hannah Guy and won by majority decision. In the semi-finals, she faced Laura Gallardo and won by unanimous decision to advance to the finals.

Ultimate Fighting Championship edit

In the TUF 30 finals, Walker faced Juliana Miller on August 6, 2022, at UFC on ESPN 40.[14] She lost the fight via technical knockout in round three.[15]

Walker was scheduled to face Liang Na on March 25, 2023, at UFC on ESPN 43.[16] However, Liang pulled out due to undisclosed reasons and Walker was moved to UFC Fight Night: Pavlovich vs. Blaydes a month later as a replacement against Iasmin Lucindo.[17] She lost the fight via unanimous decision.[18]

Mixed martial arts record edit

Professional record breakdown
11 matches 7 wins 4 losses
By knockout 0 1
By submission 1 0
By decision 6 3
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 7–4 Iasmin Lucindo Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Pavlovich vs. Blaydes April 22, 2023 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss 7–3 Juliana Miller TKO (punches and elbows) UFC on ESPN: Santos vs. Hill August 6, 2022 3 3:57 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States The Ultimate Fighter 30 Women's Flyweight Tournament Final.
Win 7–2 Emilee King Submission (rear-naked choke) Invicta FC 44: A New Era August 27, 2021 1 4:28 Kansas City, Kansas, United States Walker was deducted 1 point in round 1 due to an illegal knee. Performance of the Night.
Loss 6–2 Erin Blanchfield Decision (unanimous) Invicta FC 41: Morandin vs. Ruiz July 30, 2020 3 5:00 Kansas City, Kansas, United States
Loss 6–1 Pearl Gonzalez Decision (unanimous) Invicta FC 37: Gonzalez vs. Sanchez October 4, 2019 3 5:00 Kansas City, Kansas, United States
Win 6–0 Miranda Maverick Decision (unanimous) Invicta FC 30: Frey vs. Grusander July 21, 2018 3 5:00 Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Win 5–0 Cheri Muraski Decision (split) Invicta FC 27: Kaufman vs. Kianzad January 13, 2018 3 5:00 Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Win 4–0 Kate Da Silva Decision (unanimous) Pacific Xtreme Combat 54 July 8, 2016 3 5:00 Mangila, Guam
Win 3–0 Emiko Raika Decision (unanimous) Pacific Xtreme Combat 50 December 4, 2015 3 5:00 Mangila, Guam
Win 2–0 Gabby Romero Decision (unanimous) Pacific Xtreme Combat 49 August 7, 2015 3 5:00 Mangila, Guam
Win 1–0 Jung Yoo-jin Decision (unanimous) Pacific Xtreme Combat 45 October 24, 2014 3 5:00 Mangila, Guam Flyweight debut.
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 2–0 Laura Gallardo Decision (unanimous) The Ultimate Fighter: Team Peña vs. Team Nunes July 5, 2022 (airdate) 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States TUF 30 Semi-final.
Win 1–0 Hannah Guy Decision (majority) June 21, 2022 (airdate) 2 5:00 TUF 30 Quarter-final.


See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ a b c "Invicta FC 30: Guam's Brogan Walker-Sanchez hopes to spread the 'Håfa Adai' spirit through MMA". AXS. Retrieved 2019-10-29.
  2. ^ a b "Brogan Walker-Sanchez ("Killer Bee") | MMA Fighter Page". Tapology. Retrieved 2019-10-29.
  3. ^ a b Tomas, Jojo Santo. "Pacific Daily News". Pacific Daily News. Retrieved 2019-10-29.
  4. ^ a b "Brogan". Sherdog. Retrieved 2019-10-29.
  5. ^ "Brogan Walker Sanchez ready for Invicta fight against Miranda Ma - News: On Air. Online. On Demand". Retrieved 2019-10-29.
  6. ^ Post, Matt Weiss | The Guam Daily. "Guam's Brogan Walker-Sanchez wins debut in Invicta FC 27". The Guam Daily Post. Retrieved 2019-10-29.
  7. ^ Tomas, Jojo Santo. "Brogan Walker-Sanchez stays undefeated at 6-0". Pacific Daily News. Retrieved 2019-10-29.
  8. ^ Cunningham, Nicholas (2019-10-03). ""Chi-Town Princess" Pearl Gonzalez moves to main event tomorrow night against Brogan Walker-Sanchez at Invicta FC 37 on UFC Fight Pass | Hola America News". Retrieved 2019-10-29.
  9. ^ "Invicta FC 37 results: Pearl Gonzalez edges Brogan Sanchez, Mariya Agapova impresses". MMA Junkie. 2019-10-05. Retrieved 2019-10-29.
  10. ^ Critchfeld, Tristen (14 July 2020). "Brogan Walker-Sanchez Replaces Geltmacher, Meets Erin Blanchfield at Invicta FC 41". Retrieved 13 April 2022.
  11. ^ Sargent, Robert (30 July 2020). "Invicta Fighting Championships 41 Live Play-By-Play & Results". Retrieved 13 April 2022.
  12. ^ Daily Post Staff (20 September 2021). "Brogan Walker-Sanchez reigns over King in Invicta FC 44". Retrieved 13 April 2022.
  13. ^ "TUF Season 30: UFC champions Julianna Pena & Amanda Nunes faceoff as coaches". FIGHTMAG. 2022-02-05. Retrieved 2022-02-05.
  14. ^ "TUF 30 heavyweight and women's flyweight finals set for UFC on ESPN 40". MMA Junkie. 2022-07-19. Retrieved 2022-07-20.
  15. ^ Bitter, Shawn (2022-08-06). "UFC Vegas 59: Juliana Miller Caps Off Win Over Brogan Walker with DX Chop, TUF Trophy". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2022-08-07.
  16. ^ "Na Liang faces Brogan Walker at UFC San Antonio". Asian MMA. 2023-02-10. Retrieved 2023-02-10.
  17. ^ Arshad (2023-03-17). "Brogan Walker replaced M.Martinez against Iasmin Lucindo at April 22 UFC event". Retrieved 2023-03-18.
  18. ^ Anderson, Jay (2023-04-22). "UFC Vegas 71: Iasmin Lucindo Wins One-Sided Fight with Brogan Walker". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2023-04-24.

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