Patchy Mix

Patrick "Patchy" Mix (born August 16, 1993) is an American professional mixed martial artist, currently signed to Bellator MMA where he competes in the Bantamweight division. As of August 17, 2021, he is #3 in the Bellator Bantamweight Rankings.[3]

Patchy Mix
BornPatrick Mix
(1993-08-16) August 16, 1993 (age 28)
Angola, New York, United States
Other namesNo Love
War Ready
NationalityAmerican
Height5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight135 lb (61 kg; 9 st 9 lb)
DivisionBantamweight
Reach71+12 in (182 cm)
StyleWrestling, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
StanceSouthpaw
Fighting out ofAlbuquerque, New Mexico, United States
TeamXtreme Couture (2020–present)[1]
Jackson Wink MMA (2017–2020)[2][1]
WNY MMA & Fitness
Years active2016–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total15
Wins14
By knockout1
By submission10
By decision3
Losses1
By decision1
Amateur record
Total11
Wins11
By knockout2
By submission6
By decision3
Losses0
Other information
Children1
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

BackgroundEdit

Mix was born in Angola, New York, a small village approximately 20 miles outside of Buffalo. Mix began wrestling in the eighth grade, joining the Lake Shore High School wrestling team. With only 2 years of wrestling experience under his belt, Mix became a state qualifier in his weight class in the tenth grade, and in the process became the first wrestler from Lake Shore High to make the state tournament in over 40 years.[4]

Mixed martial arts careerEdit

King of the CageEdit

Making his pro debut in May 2016, Mix began regularly fighting for the King of the Cage promotion. Mix went undefeated in the promotion, going 9–0 and he became KOTC Bantamweight champion after defeating future UFC bantamweight Andre Ewell by submission.[5]

Bellator MMAEdit

After having championship success in King of the Cage, Mix was signed by Bellator MMA. He made his promotional debut on June 14, 2019 at Bellator 222, facing highly touted prospect Ricky Bandejas. Mix was victorious rather quickly, showing a superior ground game and submitting Bandejas with a rear-naked choke just 66 seconds into the first round.[6]

Mix's next bout took place on October 26, 2019 at Bellator 232, facing Isaiah Chapman. Mix once again showed dominance on the ground, submitting Chapman with a Suloev stretch kneebar in the first round.[7]

For Mix's next bout, he fought in the Rizin Fighting Federation, representing Bellator in a card that featured RIZIN fighters against Bellator fighters. He took on Yuki Motoya at RIZIN 20 on December 31, 2019. He was victorious via first round submission.[8] Subsequently, Mix signed his second multi-fight contract with Bellator.[9]

After racking up three straight first round victories as part of the Bellator promotion, Mix was linked to a fight against Juan Archuleta for the vacant Bellator MMA Bantamweight World Championship at Bellator 242. However, Archuleta tested positive for COVID-19 and the bout was delayed. The bout was rebooked and took place at Bellator 246 on September 12, 2020. Mix lost the bout via unanimous decision, thus facing defeat for the first time in either his amateur or professional MMA career.[10]

Mix was expected to face James Gallagher at Bellator 258 on May 7, 2021.[11] However, Gallagher withdrew from the bout.[12] UFC alum Albert Morales was announced as a replacement.[13] Mix won the bout via arm-triangle choke in the third round.[14]

The bout against James Gallagher is rescheduled for Bellator 270 on November 5, 2021.[15]

Personal lifeEdit

Mix and his girlfriend have one daughter.[4]

Championships and accomplishmentsEdit

Mixed martial arts recordEdit

Professional record breakdown
15 matches 14 wins 1 loss
By knockout 1 0
By submission 10 0
By decision 3 1
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 14–1 Albert Morales Submission (arm-triangle choke) Bellator 258 May 7, 2021 3 2:40 Uncasville, Connecticut, United States
Loss 13–1 Juan Archuleta Decision (unanimous) Bellator 246 September 12, 2020 5 5:00 Uncasville, Connecticut, United States For the vacant Bellator Bantamweight World Championship.
Win 13–0 Yuki Motoya Submission (guillotine choke) RIZIN 20 December 31, 2019 1 1:37 Saitama, Japan RIZIN vs. Bellator bout.
Win 12–0 Isaiah Chapman Submission (Suloev stretch) Bellator 232 October 26, 2019 1 3:49 Uncasville, Connecticut, United States Catchweight (136.25 lb) bout; Chapman missed weight.
Win 11–0 Ricky Bandejas Submission (rear-naked choke) Bellator 222 June 14, 2019 1 1:06 New York City, New York, United States
Win 10–0 Turrell Galloway TKO (elbows and punches) King of the Cage: Combat Zone February 23, 2019 1 1:45 Niagara Falls, New York, United States
Win 9–0 Keith Richardson Submission (kneebar) King of the Cage: In the Mix November 10, 2018 3 3:29 Salamanca, New York, United States Defended the KOTC Bantamweight Championship.
Win 8–0 Fard Muhammad Submission (rear-naked choke) King of the Cage: Territorial Conflict September 15, 2018 3 3:48 Niagara Falls, New York, United States Non-title bout.
Win 7–0 Tony Gravely Submission (guillotine choke) King of the Cage: No Retreat May 12, 2018 1 1:44 Salamanca, New York, United States Defended the KOTC Bantamweight Championship.
Win 6–0 Andre Ewell Submission (rear-naked choke) King of the Cage: Ultimate Mix November 18, 2017 1 2:28 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Won the vacant KOTC Bantamweight Championship.
Win 5–0 Jesse Bazzi Decision (unanimous) King of the Cage: Counterstrike August 12, 2017 3 5:00 Niagara Falls, New York, United States
Win 4–0 Nicholas Gonzalez Decision (unanimous) King of the Cage: Public Offense May 6, 2017 3 5:00 Salamanca, New York, United States
Win 3–0 Alberto Martinez Jr. Submission (rear-naked choke) King of the Cage: Raw Deal February 25, 2017 1 0:51 Niagara Falls, New York, United States
Win 2–0 Noel Arcibal Submission (rear-naked choke) King of the Cage: National Dispute September 24, 2016 1 2:55 Niagara Falls, New York, United States
Win 1–0 Tobias Taylor Decision (unanimous) Prodigy MMA May 28, 2016 3 5:00 Erie, Pennsylvania, United States

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b John Hyon Ko (April 19, 2021). Patchy Mix says Jackson/Wink is falling apart, politics behind his departure – via YouTube.
  2. ^ Shawn Bitter. "Patrick Mix: I'm chasing world titles". mymmanews.com.
  3. ^ "Bellator Rankings". www.bellator.com. Retrieved 2021-06-16.
  4. ^ a b Mike Chiapetta (June 14, 2019). "The man who couldn't lose: Introducing Patrick Mix, Bellator's unbeaten bantamweight". MMAFighting.com.
  5. ^ "Patrick Mix vs Andre Ewell Fight Result KOTC - Ultimate Mix". MMA Core.
  6. ^ Mike Chiari (June 15, 2019). "Bellator 222 Results: Chael Sonnen Retires, Rory MacDonald Retains Title, More". Retrieved November 1, 2020.
  7. ^ Jay Anderson (October 26, 2019). "Bellator 232 Results: Patrick Mix Dazzles with Suloev Stretch Sub of Isiah Chapman". Cageside Press. Retrieved November 1, 2020.
  8. ^ Peter Carroll (December 31, 2019). "RIZIN 20 results: Manel Kape stops Kai Asakura to claim bantamweight title". Retrieved November 1, 2020.
  9. ^ Ross Markey. "Patchy Mix pens new contract with Bellator". fightbookmma.com.
  10. ^ "Bellator 246: Juan Archuleta beats Patchy Mix for the bantamweight title". September 13, 2020. Retrieved November 1, 2020.
  11. ^ Mike Heck, Damon Martin (February 26, 2021). "Patchy Mix vs. James Gallagher in the works for Bellator 258". MMAFighting.com. Retrieved February 26, 2021.
  12. ^ Nolan King (April 16, 2021). "James Gallagher out of Bellator 258; Patchy Mix awaits new opponent". MMAjunkie.com.
  13. ^ "With James Gallagher out, Patchy Mix meets UFC alum Albert Morales at Bellator 258". MMA Junkie. 2021-04-29. Retrieved 2021-04-29.
  14. ^ Sherdog.com. "Bellator 258 'Archuleta vs. Pettis' Play-by-Play, Results & Round Scoring". Sherdog. Retrieved 2021-05-08.
  15. ^ "Bellator zeroes in on James Gallagher vs. Patchy Mix grudge match in Ireland". MMA Junkie. 2021-07-21. Retrieved 2021-07-21.