Las Vegas – Get to know Dana White’s Contender Series fighter Brady “The Kung Fu Warrior” Huang.
Dana White’s Contender Series continues with Episode 2 which features a lineup of rising athletes looking to make their dreams come true by impressing UFC President Dana White and earning a spot on the UFC roster. The second episode of season four takes place on Tuesday, August 11 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT, with all five bouts streaming exclusively on ESPN+ in the US.
NAME: Brady Huang
NICKNAME: Brady “The Kung Fu Warrior” Huang
WEIGHT CLASS: Bantamweight
AGE: 27 years old – 12/16/92
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 5-9, 135
LEG REACH: –
BIRTHPLACE: San Francisco, CA
FIGHTING OUT OF: San Francisco, CA
LANGUAGES SPOKEN: English, Cantonese (Chinese)
TRAINER: Zhong Luo, Kenny Johnson, Juan Gomez, Jason Park
STRENGTHS: Well-rounded, heart
TRAINING: Striking in the morning, grappling in the evening, or vice versa.
PROFESSIONAL MMA RECORD: 11-1
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Thoughts on opponent, Adrian Yanez? I watched him fight in the main event of LFA way before this matchup was set. He is very tough and athletic, and he has fast hands; this should be a fun scrap.
When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training for fighting when I was 16 for self-defense purposes.
What ranks and titles have you held? URCC Bantamweight Champion (2x), Dragon House Featherweight Champion
Do you have any heroes? My Father, my mother, and my brother.
What would it mean for you to fight in the UFC? To fight my way from small casino shows and underground fights to the big league – a dream come true.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I went to San Francisco State University. I earned my bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology and Minor in Health Education, graduating with honors.
What was your job before you started fighting? I worked as an RA (Resident Assistant) and Personal Trainer.
Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? 14 full contact amateur fights.
Specific accomplishments in pro competition? URCC Bantamweight Champion (2x), Dragon
House Featherweight Champion
Ranks in any martial arts styles: Purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Favorite grappling technique: Getting the submission
Favorite Striking technique: Hook punches
Instagram account: @BradyHuang
OTHER KEY POINTS:
Pro since 2016
Six wins by KO, four by submission (3 triangle, kimura)
Nine first round finishes
On three fight winning streak
Lone loss was to UFC vet Martin Day in August 2018
Origin of nickname: “I was learning Kung Fu when I first started training in martial arts.”
Q & A Courtesy of the UFC
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