Las Vegas – Get to know Dana White’s Contender Series fighter Cody Brundage.
The fourth season of the hit show Dana White’s Contender Series continues with Episode 5, featuring 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 fifth episode of season four takes place on Tuesday, September 1 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT, with all five bouts streaming exclusively on ESPN+ in the US.
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NAME: Cody Brundage
WEIGHT CLASS: Light heavyweight
AGE: 26 years old – 5/16/94
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-1, 205
LEG REACH: –
BIRTHPLACE: Chaplin, SC
FIGHTING OUT OF: Englewood, CO
LANGUAGES SPOKEN: English
TRAINER: Marc Montoya
STRENGTHS: Wrestling, control, power
TRAINING: Pro practice 10-12, strength and conditioning 1-2, individual session 3-4:30
PROFESSIONAL MMA RECORD: 5-0
Thoughts on opponent, William Knight? He’s a grinder like me who’s big and strong, a shorter 205er, pretty well rounded.
When and why did you start training for fighting? I just loved the sport and needed to compete after NCAA wrestling. Nothing filled that void until I found MMA.
What ranks and titles have you held? Middleweight and light heavyweight champion for Lights Out Championships
Do you have any heroes? My parents
What would it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It would be a goal accomplished, a dream realized and that all the hard work is paying off.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I was a triple major in history, English, and secondary education.
What was your job before you started fighting? I was a college wrestling coach at Oliver college in Michigan and then I worked as a union carpenter after that.
Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? I was a 2x NCAA national qualifier
Specific accomplishments in pro competition? Held two professional titles on the regional scene
Ranks in any martial arts styles: Blue belt in BJJ
Favorite grappling technique: Double leg
Favorite Striking technique: The one that lands
Twitter account name: @Codybrundage1
Facebook account: Cody brundage mma fighter
Instagram account: Cody_brundage_
OTHER KEY POINTS:
- Pro since 2019
- Three wins by KO, one by submission (arm triangle)
- Three first round finishes
Roberto Villa is the CEO, Founder, Executive Writer, Senior Editor of FightBook MMA. Has a passion for Combat Sports and also a podcast host for Sitting Ringside. He’s also a former MMA fighter and Kickboxer.