|Born||August 8, 1974|
Brooklyn, New York, United States
|Height||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
|Weight||155 lb (70 kg; 11.1 st)|
|Fighting out of||Chicago, Illinois, United States|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
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.
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|
|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|
- 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.
- "St-Pierre, Koscheck relatively quiet as TUF 12 begins". TSN. 15 September 2010. Retrieved 10 May 2011.
- 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."