James
Wilks
8-4-0( W-L-D )

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 4 fights.
Record: 8-4-0
Summary: Speed

Fighter Info

Nickname: Lightning
From: Leicester England
Age: 36
Height: 6' 1" ( 185 cm )
Weight: 170 lb ( 77 kg )

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
190
45% Successful
86
Types of Successful Strikes
0
86
48% Standing
41% Clinch
12%
41
35
10
Striking Defense
50
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
18
22% Successful
4
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
12
4
4
Takedown Defense
67
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay
Loss
James Wilks Oct 16, 2010
12 0 0 0 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Claude Patrick 23 3 0 8
Win
James Wilks Jun 12, 2010
38 1 1 1 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Peter Sobotta 15 1 2 1
Loss
Matt Brown Nov 14, 2009
45 0 3 2 R3 KO/TKO
James Wilks 19 1 3 2
James Wilks Jun 20, 2009
17 2 8 1 R1 Submission
DaMarques Johnson 13 0 0 0

Biography

Training: I split my day into two training sessions. I usually do one tough session sparring or drilling with Kickboxing with takedowns or Jiu-Jitsu with punches. The second session of the day will be more technical, coming up with specific counters and a game plan.

When and why did you start training for fighting? My dad introduced me to Karate when I was eight. I did this for 2 years on and off, then started back up with Tae Kwon Do when I was 15. From there I became passionate about martial arts and it evolved from there.

What ranks and titles have you held? The Ultimate Fighter season nine welterweight winner, Gladiator Challenge Welterweight Champion, Gracie US Nationals NO-Gi Advanced Gold Medalist, 2008

Do you have any heroes? Bruce Lee

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It means a lot for me to fight in the UFC. It is the UFC which inspired me to cross train in different martial arts at an early age and led to me competing in MMA.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Yes, Bachelors with Honors in Business and Land Management

What was your job before you started fighting? Since I left college I have taught martial arts
Ranks in any martial arts styles: Brown Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Black Belt Tae Kwon Do, Full Instructor Jeet Kune Do, Representative Instructor - Combat Submission Wrestling under Erik Paulson, United States Marine Corps - Subject Matter Expert (Empty Hand and Edged Weapons)

Favorite grappling technique: Rear Naked Choke

Favorite Striking technique: Knee

Career

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