Nathan David Coy[2] (born July 24, 1978) is an American mixed martial artist who most recently competed in the Welterweight division of the UFC. A professional competitor since 2008, he has also competed for Bellator, the MFC, and Strikeforce.

Nathan Coy
Born (1978-07-24) July 24, 1978 (age 41)
Portland, Oregon, United States
Other namesSoulforce
Height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight170 lb (77 kg; 12 st)
Reach71 in (180 cm)
Fighting out ofCoconut Creek, Florida, United States
TeamAmerican Top Team
WrestlingNCAA Division I Wrestling[1]
Years active2008-present
Mixed martial arts record
By knockout3
By submission4
By decision8
By knockout2
By submission3
By decision2
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog


A former wrestling star for Oregon State University, he wrestled in the 174 pounds weight category. Nathan was an All-American and finished his Oregon State career with an 85-42 record.[3]

Mixed martial arts careerEdit

In the beginning of his MMA career Coy was very successful, winning his first five fights. However, he went on to lose to future UFC fighters Brian Foster and Paul Bradley consecutively. Then posted three straight first round finishes.


Coy made his debut for Strikeforce back in 2008, defeating Dave Courchaine by KO in the 1st round. In 2010, Coy returned to face Tyron Woodley at ShoMMA 8: Lindland vs. Casey, but lost by split decision.

His next fight for Strikeforce was scheduled to be against Nate Moore at ShoMMA 13: Woodley vs. Saffiedine. The fight instead took place at Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Cyborg which Coy lost via KO in the second round.

Maximum Fighting ChampionshipEdit

Coy made his MFC Debut on January 27, 2012 against Dhiego Lima at MFC 32, Coy won via Unanimous Decision.

Coy defeated Ultimate Fighter Alumni Ryan McGillivray on May 4, 2012 at MFC 33 via third round Doctor Stoppage to win the MFC Welterweight Championship.

Bellator MMAEdit

Coy made his debut with Bellator MMA in September 2013 where he defeated Andy Uhrich.

In March 2014, he entered into the Bellator Season 10 Welterweight tournament. He faced Paul Bradley in the opening round on March 14, 2014 at Bellator 112 and won the fight via unanimous decision.

In the semifinals, Coy faced Adam McDonough at Bellator 116 on April 11, 2014. Coy lost via second-round KO.[4]

Coy has since been released from the promotion.[5]

The Ultimate Fighter: American Top Team vs. BlackziliansEdit

Nathan Coy was confirmed as a cast member for The Ultimate Fighter 21 representing American Top Team.[6]

Ultimate Fighting ChampionshipEdit

Coy faced Danny Roberts on December 10, 2015 at UFC Fight Night 80, replacing an injured Michael Graves.[7] He lost the fight via technical submission in the first round.[8]

Coy next faced Jonavin Webb on February 21, 2016 at UFC Fight Night 83.[9] He won the fight via unanimous decision.[10]

Coy faced Zak Cummings on April 15, 2017 at UFC on Fox 24.[11] He lost the fight via technical submission due to a guillotine choke in the first round.[12]

Personal lifeEdit

Coy is married to his wife Cristina and has one daughter and one son.

Championships and accomplishmentsEdit

  • SportFight MMA
    • SportFight Welterweight Championship (One time)

Mixed martial arts recordEdit

Professional record breakdown
22 matches 15 wins 7 losses
By knockout 3 2
By submission 4 3
By decision 8 2
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 15–7 Zak Cummings Technical Submission (guillotine choke) UFC on Fox: Johnson vs. Reis April 15, 2017 1 4:21 Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Win 15–6 Jonavin Webb Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Cowboy vs. Cowboy February 21, 2016 3 5:00 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Loss 14–6 Danny Roberts Technical Submission (triangle choke) UFC Fight Night: Namajunas vs. VanZant December 10, 2015 1 2:46 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss 14–5 Adam McDonough TKO (punch) Bellator 116 April 11, 2014 2 0:30 Temecula, California, United States Bellator Season 10 Welterweight Tournament Semifinal.
Win 14–4 Paul Bradley Decision (unanimous) Bellator 112 March 14, 2014 3 5:00 Hammond, Indiana, United States Bellator Season 10 Welterweight Tournament Quarterfinal.
Win 13–4 Andy Uhrich Decision (unanimous) Bellator 101 September 27, 2013 3 5:00 Portland, Oregon, United States
Win 12–4 Kevin Nowaczyk Decision (unanimous) Hoosier Fight Club 14 February 9, 2013 3 5:00 Valparaiso, Indiana, United States
Win 11–4 Ryan McGillivray TKO (doctor stoppage) MFC 33 May 4, 2012 3 5:00 Edmonton, Alberta, Canada Won the MFC Welterweight Championship.
Win 10–4 Dhiego Lima Decision (unanimous) MFC 32 January 27, 2012 3 5:00 Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Win 9–4 Patrick Mikesz Decision (unanimous) Warrior-1 MMA 7: Reloaded October 15, 2011 3 5:00 Coral Gables, Florida, United States
Loss 8–4 Nate Moore KO (punches) Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Cyborg January 29, 2011 2 0:25 Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Loss 8–3 Tyron Woodley Decision (split) Strikeforce Challengers: Lindland vs. Casey May 21, 2010 3 5:00 Portland, Oregon, United States
Win 8–2 Travis Bush Submission (punches) Sportfight 27: Wild Card March 12, 2010 1 0:16 Grande Ronde, Oregon, United States
Win 7–2 Chris Albandia Submission (arm-triangle choke) Raw Power MMA 1 December 10, 2009 1 3:00 Sanabis, Bahrain
Win 6–2 JT Taylor TKO (punches) CageSport 6 July 25, 2009 1 3:39 Tacoma, Washington, United States
Loss 5–2 Paul Bradley Decision (split) World Cagefighting Alliance: Pure Combat February 6, 2009 3 5:00 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Loss 5–1 Brian Foster Submission (kimura) Pro Battle MMA: Immediate Impact October 4, 2008 1 4:08 Springdale, Arkansas, United States
Win 5–0 Mike Pierce Decision (unanimous) SportFight 23: Heated Rivals June 20, 2008 5 5:00 Portland, Oregon, United States Won the SportFight Welterweight Championship.
Win 4–0 Jerrod Jones Submission (punches) SportFight 22: Re-Awakening April 18, 2008 2 2:37 Portland, Oregon, United States
Win 3–0 Dave Courchaine TKO (punches) Strikeforce: At The Dome February 23, 2008 1 0:46 Tacoma, Washington, United States
Win 2–0 Rick Story Decision (unanimous) SportFight 21: Seasons Beatings December 22, 2007 3 5:00 Portland, Oregon, United States
Win 1–0 Aaron Emerson Submission SportFight 20: Homecoming October 27, 2007 2 N/A Portland, Oregon, United States

Mixed martial arts exhibition recordEdit

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 1–1 Valdir Araújo Decision (unanimous) The Ultimate Fighter 21 June 24, 2015 (airdate) 2 5:00 Boca Raton, Florida, United States
Loss 0–1 Vicente Luque Submission (anaconda choke) The Ultimate Fighter 21 June 3, 2015 (airdate) 3 2:26 Boca Raton, Florida, United States

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Nathan Coy - Official UFC Fighter Profile". Retrieved April 16, 2017.
  2. ^ "MIXED MARTIAL ARTS SHOW RESULTS : Cosmopolitan Resort, Las Vegas" (PDF). December 10, 2015. Retrieved 2016-05-07.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on January 22, 2009. Retrieved December 6, 2010.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "Bellator 116 results: play-by-play & updates". April 11, 2014.
  5. ^ "Ex-title challengers Eric Prindle, Anthony Leone, among 19 fighters released by Bellator". June 25, 2014.
  6. ^ "TUF 21 ATT vs Blackzilians". Archived from the original on 2015-09-29. Retrieved 2014-01-28.
  7. ^ "Nathan Coy in against Danny Roberts at UFC Fight Night 80". 2015-11-30. Retrieved 2015-11-30.
  8. ^ Mike Bohn (2015-12-10). "UFC Fight Night 80 results: Danny Roberts catches Nathan Coy with triangle choke". Retrieved 2015-12-10.
  9. ^ "Jonavin Webb vs. Nathan Coy booked for UFC Fight Night 83". 2016-01-23. Retrieved 2016-01-23.
  10. ^ Ben Fowlkes (2016-02-21). "UFC Fight Night 83 results: Nathan Coy gets unanimous nod over Jonavin Webb". Retrieved 2016-02-21.
  11. ^ Staff (2017-02-17). "Nathan Coy vs. Zak Cummings added to UFC on FOX 24 in Kansas City". Retrieved 2017-02-17.
  12. ^ Ben Fowlkes (2017-04-15). "UFC on FOX 24 results: Zak Cummings chokes out Nathan Coy in front of home K.C. crowd". Retrieved 2017-04-15.

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