Jules Menou Bruchez (born August 16, 1977 in Crowley, Louisiana) is an American professional mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter. He was a cast member of SpikeTV's The Ultimate Fighter: Team Nogueira vs. Team Mir.
Mixed Martial ArtsEdit
Bruchez got his start into MMA when he started karate and judo. He is a black belt in karate. Bruchez started training as a disciple of former the Olympian in judo and the dean of mixed martial arts in Lafayette, Josh Artig, at Ronan Dojo. Bruchez also trains with "The Ultimate Fighter 7" semifinalist, Tim Credeur.
The Ultimate FighterEdit
Jules Bruchez defeated Eric Magee with a rear naked choke in the first round to win a spot into the TUF house. Bruchez would then go on to fight Vinny Magalhães but was defeated by arm bar submission in the first round. Before this fight Krzysztof Soszynski pranked Bruchez by placing a stuffed body bag and an R.I.P. headstone on Bruchez's bed. Bruchez considered it a funny prank and just laughed it off.
Ultimate Fighting ChampionshipEdit
Currently in Mixed Martial ArtsEdit
Bruchez tried to get on a small fight card for a small MMA company but was unable to do so because of the UFC not releasing him from his contract until it was too late to get a fight for March. Bruchez then entered talks with XFC MMA in Tampa and a small based company in Canada. Bruchez has now dropped down to the 185 weight division. Bruchez won his first fight after being released by UFC at a Cajun Fighting Championships event.
Bruchez is married.
Mixed Martial Arts RecordEdit
|Loss||Danny Abbadi||TKO (Broken leg)||Showdown||August 28, 2009||1||1:08||Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States|
|Win||Brandon Holland||Decision (Split)||Cajun Fighting Championships||June 26, 2009||3||5:00||Lafayette, Louisiana, United States|
|Loss||Eliot Marshall||Submission (Rear Naked Choke)||The Ultimate Fighter 8 Finale||December 13, 2008||1||1:27||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|