Las Vegas – Get to know Dana White’s Contender Series fighter Collin “All In” Huckbody.
The fourth season of the hit show Dana White’s Contender Series continues with Episode 4, 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 event takes place on takes place on Tuesday, August 25 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: Collin Huckbody
NICKNAME: Collin “All In” Huckbody
WEIGHT CLASS: Middleweight
AGE: 25 years old – 9/29/94
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-3, 185
LEG REACH: –
BIRTHPLACE: Park Rapids, MN
FIGHTING OUT OF: Albuquerque, NM by way of St. Cloud, MN
LANGUAGES SPOKEN: English
TRAINER: Mike Winkeljohn / Brock Larson
STRENGTHS: Mentally strong, physically gifted, and calm in the moment
TRAINING: Strength and conditioning in the early morning, afternoon grappling, and nighttime
PROFESSIONAL MMA RECORD: 7-2
Thoughts on opponent, Kyron Bowen? I don’t know him personally, but I know he has a lanky build and not much wrestling experience.
When and why did you start training for fighting? I’ve wrestled and played multiple sports from an early age. This fueled my desire to compete, train MMA, and eventually take my first amateur fight right out of high school. I’ve been training jiu-jitsu since I was 15 and wrestling since I was four years old.
What ranks and titles have you held? BJJ purple belt, 2x Minnesota State wrestling placer, JUCO wrestling experience. Submission Hunt champ
Do you have any heroes? Fedor Emelianenko
What would it mean for you to fight in the UFC? Fighting in the UFC is a goal I’ve been striving for ever since I was wrestling in high school. I always envisioned myself competing at the highest level in something.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Itasca Community College – no degree.
What was your job before you started fighting? Working with the mentally disabled.
Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? KOTC World amateur – Fastest submission winner
Favorite grappling technique: D’Arce and head and arm choke
Favorite Striking technique: Low calf kick
Twitter account name: @hukkabody
Facebook account: CollinHuckbody
Instagram account: Collin Huckbody
OTHER KEY POINTS:
- Pro since 2017
- On four-fight winning streak
- Five wins by submission (4 arm triangle, RNC)
- Three first round finishes
- Last loss was in 2018 via decision to UFC vet Bevon Lewis