Las Vegas – Get to know Dana White’s Contender Series fighter “Money” Mike Breeden.
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 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: Mike Breeden
NICKNAME: “Money” Mike Breeden
WEIGHT CLASS: Lightweight
AGE: 31 years old – 4/21/89
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 5-10, 155
LEG REACH: –
BIRTHPLACE: Springfield, MO
FIGHTING OUT OF: Lee’s Summit, MO
LANGUAGES SPOKEN: English
TRAINER: James Krause – Glory MMA
TRAINING: The type of training (jiu-jitsu, S&C, etc.) depends on the day, but I usually go to
the gym first for a couple hours, off to work after my morning session, and then back to the gym
for a few hours again at night.
PROFESSIONAL MMA RECORD: 8-2
Thoughts on opponent, Anthony Romero? Just another well-rounded and durable opponent.
When and why did you start training for fighting? To lose weight and get back in shape.
What ranks and titles have you held? Purple belt in jiu-jitsu and two amateur titles. I’m not the most “credentialed” fighter, but I’m still here and exciting.
What would it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It would mean all my hard work over the last decade didn’t go to waste and I achieved my ultimate goal of competing in the UFC. It would help provide better opportunities for me to be able to provide for my family.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I went to trade school to become an electrical journeyman for the IBEW, but realized it wasn’t for me.
What was your job before you started fighting? Electrical Apprentice for IBEW
Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? Championship belts for Shofight & Cage of Honor promotions
Favorite grappling technique: Kimura
Favorite Striking technique: Left hook
Facebook account: mikebreedenmma
Instagram account: money.mike.mma
OTHER KEY POINTS:
- Pro since 2017
- Seven wins by KO
- Five first-round finishes
- On three fight winning streak
- Origin of nickname: “James Krause gave me the nickname.”