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Michael John Nickels (born December 13, 1971) is an American mixed martial arts fighter who competes in the Ring of Fire MMA Colorado, MFC (Maximum Fighting Championship) and was also a contestant on season 3 of The Ultimate Fighter, under Ken Shamrock.

Mike Nickels is a brown belt in Machado Jiu-Jitsu. He is the owner and instructor of Colorado Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy-Highlands Ranch in Highlands Ranch, CO.

Nickels, is known to have extensive art work covering most of his 6' 4" body frame, he is also the Owner as well as an Artist of a Tatu Parlour, the "White Lotus", in Highlands Ranch, CO.

Mixed martial arts careerEdit

Nickels lost the fight against Magalhaes in a submission by armbar on December 4, 2009.

Nickels has gone 3-0 in his last 3 fights, most recently on October 2, 2009, defeating UFC veteran David Heath at MFC 22 in Canada. He scored both "Fight of The Night", and "Submission of the Night" awards in the match. The fight was quoted as the "Best Fight" in MMA History.

Nickels has done competition fights in the Ring of Fire and from September 2004 to September 2005, earned 3 wins and 1 loss. In 2006, Nickels participated in the third season of The Ultimate Fighter. He lost in his first fight to Matt Hamill by unanimous decision; however, he returned on the undercard for the finale, defeating previously undefeated Wes Combs by rear naked choke in the first round.

Nickels lost the fight against Stephan Bonnar at UFC 73.

Other achievementsEdit

In April 2005, Nickels won a gold medal at the Pan American Brazilian jiu-jitsu championships. He went on to win a gold medal at both Grapplers Quest Nevada (November 2005) and at the Shawn Ray 1st Annual Submission Grappling Classic (May 2006).

He fought and beat James Funny by submission in the 1st round at the Ring of Fire on April 11, 2009 in Denver, CO. He also won his fight against Vladimir Vuckovic at Ring of Fire 32 on June 13 2008 via rear naked choke in the 1st round.

OtherEdit

"Big Mike" Nickels has a heavy training schedule, with Machado jiu-jitsu black belt and Helio Gracie trained David Ruiz. David Ruiz has accompanied Nickels to all competitions.

Personal lifeEdit

Mike and his wife DeVoyn have a son, Esiah age 6 and a new baby girl named Amari, born on March 24, 2009. Mike also has a daughter, Rayven, 20, from his teen years.

Mixed martial arts recordEdit

Result Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location
Loss 8-3 Brazil flag Vinny Magalhaes Submission (Armbar) ROF 36: Demolition 02009-
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December 3, 2009
1 1:19 United States flag Colorado, United States
Win 8-2 United States flag David Heath Submission (Read Naked Choke) MFC 22: Payoff 02009-
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October 2, 2009
3 4:02 Canada flag Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Win 7-2 United States flag James Funny Submission (Armlock) ROF 34: Judgment Day 02009-
April
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April 11, 2009
1 1:13 United States flag Colorado, United States
Win 6-2 Russia flag Vladimir Vuckovic Submission (Rear Naked Choke) ROF 32: Respect 02008-
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June 13, 2008
1 2:18 United States flag Colorado, United States
Loss 5-2 United States flag Stephan Bonnar Submission (Rear Naked Choke) UFC 73: Stacked 02007-
July
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July 7, 2007
1 2:14 United States flag California, United States
Win 5-1 United States flag Carpaccio Owens KO ROF 29: Aftershock 02007-
April
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April 28, 2007
1 0:07 United States flag Colorado, United States
Win 4-1 United States flag Wes Combs Submission (Rear Naked Choke) The Ultimate Fighter 3 Finale 02006-
June
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June 24, 2006
1 3:10 United States flag Nevada, United States
Win 3-1 United States flag Noah Inhofer Submission (Rear Naked Choke) ROF 19: Showdown 02005-
September
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September 10, 2005
2 United States flag Colorado, United States
Loss 2-1 United States flag Craig Zellner Submission (Armbar) ROF 15: Inferno 02005-
February
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February 12, 2005
1 1:01 United States flag Colorado, United States
Win 2-0 United States flag James Meyers TKO ROF 14: No Mercy 02004-
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December 11, 2004
1 2:33 United States flag Colorado, United States
Win 1-0 United States flag Chris Valle Submission (Choke) ROF 13: Ring of Fire 13 02004-
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September 24, 2004
2 United States flag Colorado, United States

ReferencesEdit

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  1. {{cite web |url=http://www.westword.com/2006-05-11/news/no-pain-no-gain/full%7Ctitle=No Pain, No Gain: Mike Nickels aims to knock out the competition.|accessdate=2009-05-27|publisher=WestWord.com|date=2006-05-11.

External linksEdit


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