Reese Paul Andy (born March 31, 1973) is an American mixed martial artist. He has previously fought for the UFC and was a member of the Seattle Tiger Sharks in the IFL.

Reese Andy
Born (1973-03-31) March 31, 1973 (age 48)
Minot, North Dakota, United States
Other namesRiptide
Height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight205 lb (93 kg; 14.6 st)
DivisionLight Heavyweight
Heavyweight (formerly)
Fighting out ofAuburn, Washington
TeamWest Coast Fight Team
AMC Pankration (formerly).[1]
WrestlingNCAA Division I All-American Wrestler
Mixed martial arts record
By knockout1
By submission2
By decision4
By knockout2
By decision1
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog


Andy grew up in a family of four brothers, all of whom were All-American wrestlers.[2] He started organized wrestling in the sixth grade, and went on to become a three-time 4-A state champion at Skyview High School in Billings, Montana.[3] He also earned a Bronze Medal in the 1991 Greco-Roman Junior World Championships and participated in the 1993 World Espoir Greco-Roman Championships.[2]

Wrestling careerEdit

Andy wrestled in the 177-pound division for the Wyoming Cowboys from 1994-96.[3] He earned All-America honors in each of his three seasons, finishing sixth nationally at his weight in 1995 and second in 1994 and '96.[3] He finished his collegiate career ranked seventh in school history with 110 career wins and seventh with 38 wins in a single season (1996).[3] He was inducted into the Wyoming Athletics Hall of Fame in 2004.[3]

NCAA Division 1

  • 1994 – 177 lbs, 2nd
  • 1995 – 177 lbs, 6th
  • 1996 – 177 lbs, 2nd

ADCC grapplingEdit

Andy was a competitor at both the 2003 and 2005 ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship. In 2003, he won 1 and lost 1 match in both the -88 kg division and absolute divisions.[4] In 2005, he won 1 and lost 1 match in the -88 kg division and lost his only bout in the absolute division.[5]

Mixed martial arts careerEdit

Early careerEdit

Andy began training in mixed martial arts in 2000 after seeing the success college wrestlers were having in the sport.[2] He turned pro in 2005, winning two fights with the Superbrawl promotion in Hawaii before being signed by the upstart International Fight League.

International Fight LeagueEdit

Andy recorded a 5–1 record in six bouts with the IFL, posting his first career loss against fellow collegiate wrestler Aaron Stark. He fought in the main event of IFL: Everett on June 1, 2007 vs. Krzysztof Soszynski. Despite coming in just over the heavyweight minimum at 208 pounds, he defeated the much larger and more experienced Soszynski via split decision.[6]

Ultimate Fighting ChampionshipEdit

After his victory over Soszynski, Andy signed a contract with the UFC. He made his UFC debut losing to Brandon Vera via unanimous decision at UFC: Silva vs. Irvin in Las Vegas, Nevada on July 19, 2008.[7]

Andy lost to Matt Hamill via TKO in the second round at UFC 92 on December 27, 2008.[8]

Following his loss to Hamill, Andy was cut from the UFC.[9]

Personal lifeEdit

Currently, Andy runs his own gym and teaches MMA classes at West Coast Fight Team in Auburn, Washington.[10]

Mixed martial arts recordEdit

Professional record breakdown
10 matches 7 wins 3 losses
By knockout 1 2
By submission 2 0
By decision 4 1
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 7–3 Matt Hamill TKO (punches) UFC 92 December 27, 2008 2 2:19 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss 7–2 Brandon Vera Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Silva vs. Irvin July 19, 2008 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Returns to Light Heavyweight
Win 7–1 Krzysztof Soszynski Decision (split) IFL: Everett June 1, 2007 3 4:00 Everett, Washington, United States
Win 6–1 Adam Maciejewski Submission (rear-naked choke) IFL: Moline April 7, 2007 2 3:11 Moline, Illinois, United States Heavyweight debut
Win 5–1 Justin Levens Decision (unanimous) IFL: Oakland January 19, 2007 3 4:00 Oakland, California, United States
Win 4–1 Jamal Patterson TKO (punches) IFL: Championship Final December 29, 2006 2 3:24 Uncasville, Connecticut, United States
Loss 3–1 Aaron Stark TKO (punches) IFL: Portland September 9, 2006 3 2:00 Portland, Oregon, United States
Win 3–0 Mike Ciesnolevicz Decision (split) IFL: Championship 2006 June 3, 2006 3 4:00 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win 2–0 Trevor Garrett Submission (rear-naked choke) Superbrawl: Icon July 23, 2005 1 4:15 Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Win 1–0 Kala Hose Decision (unanimous) Superbrawl 39 April 9, 2005 3 5:00 Honolulu, Hawaii, United States


  1. ^ "Countdown to Battleground: Meet Reese Andy".
  2. ^ a b c "UFC Profile - Reese Andy".
  3. ^ a b c d e "Wyoming Athletics Hall of Fame - Reese Andy".
  4. ^ "2003 ADCC results".retrieved 5/29/13
  5. ^ "2005 ADCC results".retrieved 5/29/13
  6. ^ "Reese Andy vs. Krzysztof Soszynski".
  7. ^ "Brandon Vera expected to meet Reese Andy at UFC Fight Night 14".
  8. ^ "Matt Hamill vs. Reese Andy nearly official for UFC 92".
  9. ^ "Light heavyweight Reese Andy cut from the UFC". Five Ounces of Pain.
  10. ^ "West Coast Fight Team Instructors".retrieved 5/29/13

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