|Weight Class||Welterweight (170 lbs.)|
|Height||5' 10" (178 cm.)|
|Birth Date||May 25, 1977|
|Fighting Out Of||Seattle, Washington, USA|
|Brad Blackburn Pictures||Official Website|
Brad Lavale Blackburn a.k.a Brad "Bad" Blackburn is an American mixed martial artist. He fought for the Seattle Tiger Sharks in the now defunct International Fight League (IFL) but and then fought in the UFC's welterweight division, before being released after his loss to DaMarques Johnson.
|Record||18 - 13 - 1 (Win – Loss – Draw) (1 NC)|
|Loss||Jory Erickson||TKO (Punches)||CS: CageSport 13||2/19/2011||1||2:50|
|Loss||Dan Hornbuckle||Decision (Unanimous)||BFC: Bellator Fighting Championships 25||8/19/2010||3||5:00|
|Loss||DaMarques Johnson||TKO (Kick to the Body)||UFC 112: Invincible||4/10/2010||3||2:08||Post-fight Blackburn was released from the UFC|
|Loss||Amir Sadollah||Decision (Unanimous)||UFC Fight Night 20: Maynard vs. Diaz||1/11/2010||3||5:00|
|Win||Edgar Garcia||Decision (Split)||The Ultimate Fighter 9 Finale||6/20/2009||3||5:00|
|Win||Ryo Chonan||Decision (Unanimous)||UFC 92: The Ultimate 2008||12/27/2008||3||5:00|
|Win||James Giboo||TKO (Flying Knee and Punches)||UFC Fight Night 14: Silva vs. Irvin||7/19/2008||2||2:29||UFC debut|
|Win||Delson Heleno||KO (Punch)||IFL: New Jersey||4/04/2008||3||1:50|
|NC||Travis Cox||No Contest (Illegal Knee to the Head)||IFL: 2007 Team Championship Final||9/20/2007||1||2:32|
|Win||Jay Hieron||TKO (Punches)||IFL: Everett||6/01/2007||1||0:40|
|Loss||Mark Miller||Decision (Unanimous)||IFL: Moline||4/07/2007||3||4:00|
|Win||Chris Wilson||Decision (Unanimous)||IFL: Portland||9/09/2006||3||4:00|
|Loss||Rory Markham||KO (Punch)||IFL: Championship 2006||6/03/2006||2||0:23|
|Win||Gustavo Machado||Decision (Split)||IFL: Legends Championship 2006||4/29/2006||3||4:00|
|Loss||Ray Perales||Decision (Split)||XFC: Dome of Destruction 3||10/15/2005||3||5:00|
|Loss||Roger Huerta||TKO (Corner Stoppage)||IFC: Rock N' Rumble||7/30/2005||3||2:19||For IFC Welterweight Championship; Huerta was a last minute replacement for Tony Fryklund.|
|Loss||Jay Jack||Submission (Forearm Choke)||ROF 15: Inferno||2/12/2005||3||3:18|
|Loss||Brandon Melendez||Decision||SF 8: Justice||1/08/2005||3||5:00||For SportFight Welterweight Championship|
|Win||Steve Legault||TKO||APEX: Genesis||9/05/2004||1||0:14|
|Win||Ronny Morales||Submission (Rear Naked Choke)||DB 11: DesertBrawl 11||7/17/2004||1||N/A|
|Win||Pat Healy||KO (Punches)||RITR 8: Rumble in the Ring 8||11/16/2002||1||0:39|
|Loss||Brad Gumm||Decision (Unanimous)||MFC 4: New Groundz||6/01/2002||3||5:00|
|Loss||Ryan Healy||Decision||FCFF: Rumble at the Roseland 3||5/11/2002||N/A||N/A|
|Win||Quenton Pongracz||TKO (Corner Stoppage)||MFC 3: Canadian Pride||3/03/2002||1||N/A|
|Loss||Grady Hurley||Decision (Split)||RITR: Rumble in the Rockies||1/26/2002||2||N/A|
|Win||Clayton Purvis||TKO (Cut)||FCFF: Rumble at the Roseland 1||1/19/2002||N/A||N/A|
|Win||Landon Showalter||Submission (Armbar)||UFCF: Olympia Ring Challenge||1/05/2002||1||2:59|
|Win||Matt Wurstner||Submission (Triangle Choke)||RITR 4: Rumble in the Ring 4||12/01/2001||1||N/A|
|Draw||Matt Wurstner||Draw||RITR 3: Rumble in the Ring 3||8/25/2001||2||5:00|
|Win||Pat Healy||KO (Punch)||PPKA: Muckelshoot||8/15/2001||1||0:39|
|Win||Jai Walsh||Decision (Unanimous)||UFCF: War 2001||4/21/2001||3||3:00|
|Win||Jason Dickson||TKO (Punches)||UFCF: Everett Extreme Challenge 2||11/04/2000||1||N/A|
At 22 he began training as a boxer, but soon switched over to mixed martial arts after training with a few friends.
In his spare time Blackburn likes to fish and ride quads around Seattle with his friends and family.
Mixed Martial Arts Career
On July 30, 2005, Blackburn replaced an injured Tony Fryklund as a last minute replacement, where he faced off against Roger Huerta for the IFC Welterweight Championship. He was defeated by TKO (Corner Stoppage) in the third round.
Blackburn made his UFC debut at UFC Fight Night 14: Silva vs. Irvin against James Giboo, who he defeated by TKO (Flying Knee and Punches) in the second round. He followed this up with two more consecutive decision wins over Ryo Chonan and Edgar Garcia.
After going 3-0 in the UFC, Blackburn signed a new four-fight deal with the promotion in August of 2009. Unfortunately, Blackburn's first fight after signing his new contract was against The Ultimate Fighter 7 middleweight winner, Amir Sadollah. The two began a stand-up battle, with Sadollah gaining the upper hand, catching Blackburn quite a few times, though he was never able to get a stoppage, as he continued to take the fight to the mat when his opponent was rocked. Sadollah's much improved stand-up earned him the Decision (Unanimous) win, ending Blackburn's six-fight win streak.
He returned to action on April 10, 2010 at UFC 112: Invincible, where he faced off against The Ultimate Fighter 9 finalist DaMarques Johnson. Johnson found himself on the wrong end of a boxing and grappling showcase for 10 minutes and appeared to be down two rounds heading into the final frame. Blackburn put him on the mat once again, but Johnson exploded out of the position and worked to the top. A series of elbows from the top cut Blackburn open, and Johnson continued the assault as the two returned to their feet and Johnson earned the stoppage at 2:08 of the final round due to TKO (Kick to the Body).
Blackburn's first fight since being released by the UFC took place on August 19, 2010 at Bellator 25 where he faced Bellator's Season Two Welterweight Tournament Finalist Dan Hornbuckle. Blackburn opened with effective boxing and outstruck Hornbuckle en route to claiming the opening round. But as time wore on, Blackburn's crisp attacks lessened in frequency, and Hornbuckle was able to effectively mix in kicks and knees along with his punches from range. Hornbuckle battled through a brutal groin shot over the final round-and-a-half, and Blackburn's face began to show the effects of the punishment in the final frame, and though he battled valiantly until the end, it was Hornbuckle who won the fight by Decision (Unanimous), scoring 29-28 on all three judges' cards.
Brad has two children, a son and a daughter.