Michael Allan Budnik, Jr. (born August 8, 1974) is an American mixed martial artist[1] and former professional in-line skater.[2] He competed in the first ten X-Games.

Mike Budnik
Born (1974-08-08) August 8, 1974 (age 47)
Brooklyn, New York, United States
Other namesWildfire
Height5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight155 lb (70 kg; 11.1 st)
Fighting out ofChicago, Illinois, United States
TeamSpartan Academy
Years active2007–present
Mixed martial arts record
By knockout2
By submission6
By decision3
By submission2
By decision2
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Budnik has been a resident of Sparta Township, New Jersey.[3]

MMA careerEdit

Budnik built up an undefeated 6–0 record fighting close to home before being invited to compete in WEC. He made his debut for the organization on August 3, 2008 at WEC 35 against Greg McIntyre. He won the bout by pulling off a submission due to triangle choke in the third round.

In his next bout he would face collegiate wrestling champion and fellow Oklahoman Shane Roller. Budnik lost via guillotine choke in the first round.

Budnik competed in a notable fight against UFC veteran Rich Clementi, which he lost due to rear naked choke in the 5th round. Budnik has made it on The Ultimate Fighter 12. Budnik was eliminated on the first episode of The Ultimate Fighter by Nam Phan by 1st-round TKO due to a liver shot and punches.

Budnik fought again on July 17, 2010 against UFC Vet Anthony Macias and won the fight in the second round by submission due to an arm triangle choke to improve his record to 9–4. After recent wins over Scrap Pak fighter and Bellator and Strikeforce Vet Johnny Carson, Miletich fighter Brandon Adamson and winning the Combat MMA 155 lb. title over rising Oklahoma star Jesse Chaffin, Budnik's winning streak has reached 6 in a row.

Mixed martial arts recordEdit

Professional record breakdown
18 matches 14 wins 4 losses
By knockout 3 0
By submission 7 2
By decision 4 2
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 14–4 Jesse Chaffin TKO (punches) CMMA: Combat MMA August 17, 2013 2 2:30 Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
Win 13–4 Brandon Adamson Submission (guillotine choke) XFO 44: Xtreme Fighting Organization 44 June 16, 2012 1 4:30 Chicago, Illinois, United States
Win 12–4 Jonny Carson Submission (rear-naked choke) Xtreme Fight Night 2: Harris vs. Head February 25, 2011 3 1:15 Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
Win 11–4 William Black Decision C3 Fights: Knockout-Rockout Weekend 6 November 9, 2010 3 5:00 Concho, Oklahoma, United States
Win 10–4 Mario Stapel Decision C3 Fights: Knockout-Rockout Weekend 5 September 4, 2010 3 5:00 Concho, Oklahoma, United States
Win 9–4 Anthony Macias Submission (arm-triangle choke) C3 Fights: Knockout-Rockout Weekend 4 July 17, 2010 2 1:30 Clinton, Oklahoma, United States
Loss 8–4 Rich Clementi Submission (rear-naked choke) 5150 Combat League/XFL: New Year's Revolution January 16, 2010 5 2:10 Bixby, Oklahoma, United States
Win 8–3 Ryan Bixler Decision (split) C3: Slammin Jammin Weekend 1 September 18, 2009 3 3:00 Newkirk, Oklahoma, United States
Loss 7–3 Rafael Dias Decision (unanimous) WEC 40 April 5, 2009 3 5:00 Chicago, Illinois, United States
Loss 7–2 John Franchi Decision (split) WEC 39 March 1, 2009 3 5:00 Corpus Christi, Texas, United States
Loss 7–1 Shane Roller Submission (guillotine choke) WEC 37: Torres vs. Tapia December 3, 2008 1 1:01 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 7–0 Greg McIntyre Submission (triangle choke) WEC 35: Condit vs. Miura August 3, 2008 3 3:21 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 6–0 Dustin Phillips Submission (guillotine choke) Extreme Fighting League March 15, 2008 1 2:06 Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
Win 5–0 Tim Estes Submission (triangle choke) Extreme Fighting League January 25, 2008 2 0:51 Miami, Oklahoma, United States
Win 4–0 Kenny Giddens KO (punch) EFL: Xtreme Fight Night November 10, 2007 1 1:07 Catoosa, Oklahoma, United States
Win 3–0 Ryan Robinson TKO ICS: Cage Rage October 13, 2007 1 2:19 Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
Win 2–0 Johnny Flores Decision (split) KOTC: Jawbreaker September 29, 2007 2 N/A Oklahoma, United States
Win 1–0 Josh Pulsifer Submission (triangle choke) EFL: Battle at the Buffalo Run September 8, 2007 2 0:44 Oklahoma, United States


  1. ^ Hui, Ray (4 August 2010). "Full Cast Announced for TUF 12". MMAUniverse.com. Archived from the original on 29 January 2013. Retrieved 10 May 2011.
  2. ^ "St-Pierre, Koscheck relatively quiet as TUF 12 begins". TSN. 15 September 2010. Retrieved 10 May 2011.
  3. ^ Coach Mike Budnik Archived 2011-12-19 at the Wayback Machine, Triton Fight Academy. Accessed June 28, 2011. "Mike was a pro skater for 11 years, played some low level pro golf, and now is fighting as a pro MMA fighter. He grew up in the north east, Brooklyn and Sparta, and still misses it to death."

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