Las Vegas – Get to know Dana White’s Contender Series fighter Jimmy “The Brick” Flick.
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NAME: Jimmy Flick
NICKNAME: Jimmy “The Brick” Flick
WEIGHT CLASS: Flyweight
AGE: 29 years old – 9/7/90
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 5-7, 125
LEG REACH: –
BIRTHPLACE: Sand Springs, OK
FIGHTING OUT OF: Tulsa, OK
LANGUAGES SPOKEN: English
STYLE: Wrestling / Jiu-Jitsu
TRAINER: Giovanni Perucci
STRENGTHS: Wrestling, BJJ
TRAINING: I get up at 5am to head to CrossFit, which I do three times a week. I then go to
work until 3:30 then run before sprints or do a mitt session followed by a technical bag class, BJJ
or sparring, depending on what day it is.
PROFESSIONAL MMA RECORD: 14-5
Thoughts on opponent, Nate Smith? He’s a tough opponent with a well-rounded game.
When and why did you start training for fighting? When I was 17, I dropped out of school being stupid and my father moved me to Corpus Christi, Texas to put me in a gym to start my career.
What ranks and titles have you held? I’m a brown belt in BJJ and have held the IXFA 125 Title, XFN 135 Title, Freestyle Cage Fighting 125 Title and the LFA 125 Title
What would it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It would mean the world to me as growing up life wasn’t easy, and I lived a very poor life with two older brothers and two older sisters.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? No
What was your job before you started fighting? I have had many jobs, but currently I’ve been working for five years at Tulsa Plastic Company, where I run a CNC Saw.
Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? I went 7-0 as an amateur with six finishes in the first round and one in the second round. I also held two titles – one at 125 and one at 135
Specific accomplishments in pro competition? I’m 3-0 in LFA with three finishes – one in the first, one in the second and one in the third, with the biggest win in LFA being over UFC vet and current Bare Knuckle champ Johnny Bedford
Ranks in any martial arts styles: I have been a brown belt in BJJ for eight years
Favorite grappling technique: Von Flu Choke aka Von Flick Choke, which is what I call it
Favorite Striking technique: Jab, Jab, Cross, Head Kick
Twitter account name: @jimmyflick
Facebook account: Jimmy “THE BRICK” Flick
Instagram account: the_brick_mma
OTHER KEY POINTS:
- Pro since 2010
- 12 wins by submission (6 arm triangle, armbar, shoulder choke, guillotine, 3 undisclosed submissions
- Seven first round finishes
- Has won four of his last five and two in a row
- Origin of nickname: “I got the nickname because my game is solid all over, like a BRICK.”
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.