Nathan Gregory Moore (born April 8, 1983) is a retired American mixed martial artist. A professional from 2006 until 2013, he competed for Strikeforce.

Nate Moore
Born (1983-04-06) April 6, 1983 (age 36)
Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight171 lb (78 kg; 12.2 st)
Fighting out ofSan Jose, California
TeamAmerican Kickboxing Academy
Years active2006-2013
Mixed martial arts record
By knockout4
By submission3
By decision1
By knockout2
By submission1
By decision1
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog


Born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana, Moore was a two-time state wrestling champion, a Junior National Freestyle Wrestling Champion, and also received All-State honors in football while attending Perry Meridian High School. Moore then attended Purdue University where he continued his wrestling career and was the team's captain. Moore also competed in the Greco-Roman category at Purdue.[1]

Mixed martial arts careerEdit

Early careerEdit

Moore compiled a professional record of 6-1 before being signed by Strikeforce.


Moore made his debut for Strikeforce in 2009, defeating Louis Taylor via submission due to punches in the second round. Moore returned to Strikeforce only to lose to future Welterweight Champion Tarec Saffiedine at Strikeforce Challengers: Lindland vs. Casey via second-round knockout.

His next fight for the promotion was scheduled to be against Nathan Coy at Strikeforce: Woodley vs. Saffiedine. The fight instead took place at Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Cyborg which Moore won via KO in the second round.

Moore's next fight was against Jason High on July 14, 2012 at Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Kennedy.[2] He lost the fight via guillotine choke submission in the first round.

Independent PromotionsEdit

Moore most recently competed at MMA Xtreme: Fists will Fly on August 24, 2013 and lost via unanimous decision.

Personal lifeEdit

Moore is the founder of Combat Circuit [3] located at American Kickboxing Academy.

Film and televisionEdit

Moore was featured in the award-winning mixed martial arts documentary Fight Life, the film is directed by James Z. Feng and released in 2013.[4]

Mixed martial arts recordEdit

Professional record breakdown
12 matches 8 wins 4 losses
By knockout 4 2
By submission 3 1
By decision 1 1
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 8–4 Dominique Steele Decision (unanimous) MMA Xtreme: Fists will Fly August 24, 2013 3 5:00 Evansville, Indiana, United States
Loss 8–3 Jason High Submission (guillotine choke) Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Kennedy July 14, 2012 1 0:26 Portland, Oregon, United States
Win 8–2 Nathan Coy KO (punches) Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Cyborg January 29, 2011 2 0:25 San Jose, California, United States
Loss 7–2 Tarec Saffiedine KO (punch) Strikeforce Challengers: Lindland vs. Casey May 21, 2010 2 1:21 Portland, Oregon, United States
Win 7–1 Louis Taylor TKO (submission to punches) Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Rogers November 7, 2009 2 3:24 Hoffman Estates, Illinois, United States
Win 6–1 Charles Dera Submission (armbar) Pryme Time Promotions: Riot at the Hyatt March 5, 2009 1 2:48 Westlake Village, California, United States
Loss 5–1 Waylon Kennell KO (knee) Unleashed Fight October 11, 2008 1 0:17 Alpine, California, United States
Win 5–0 Kurt Osiander KO (punch) GC 80: Summer Showdown July 18, 2008 1 0:06 San Francisco, California, United States
Win 4–0 Elario Moreno TKO (punches) GC 75: Erin-Go-Brawl March 15, 2008 1 1:25 San Francisco, California, United States
Win 3–0 Ricco Talamantes Submission (armbar) United Fight League August 11, 2007 1 1:10 Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Win 2–0 Rashad Dragon TKO (submission to punches) FightFest: Black and Blues Tour July 6, 2007 1 4:07 Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Win 1–0 John Troyer Decision (unanimous) United Fight League 2 August 6, 2006 3 5:00 Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

Amateur RecordEdit

Result Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 1–0 Bo Hoffman TKO United Fight League 1 June 23, 2006 1 1:36 Indianapolis, Indiana


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  2. ^ "Strikeforce: Rockhold vs Kennedy".
  3. ^ "Combat Circuit".
  4. ^ Fight Life: MMA Documentary[permanent dead link]

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