|Weight Class||Heavyweight (261 lbs.) / Light Heavyweight (206 lbs.)|
|Height||6' 1" (186cm)|
|Birth Date||June 29, 1981|
|Fighting Out Of||Las Vegas, Nevada|
|Mike Whitehead Pictures||Official Website|
Mike Whitehead is an American mixed martial artist who competes as a Light Heavyweight. He fought for the Tucson Scorpions of the International Fight League (IFL) and was a contestant on The Ultimate Fighter 2. Whitehead has competed against big named opponents such as Tim Sylvia, Ben Rothwell, Brandon Vera, Keith Jardine, and Renato Sobral.
He is the IFC Heavyweight Champion, defeating Chase Gormley for the title.
 Professional Record
|Record||26 - 7 - 0 (Win – Loss – Draw)|
|Win||Eddie Sanchez||Decision (Split)||PFC: Pure Fighting Championships 6||12/10/2010||3||5:00|
|Win||Chase Gormley||TKO (Punches)||IFC: Extreme Challenge||7/10/2010||4||N/A||Won IFC Heavyweight Championship|
|Loss||Muhammed Lawal||KO (Punches)||Strikeforce: Evolution||12/19/2009||1||3:08|
|Win||Kevin Randleman||Decision (Unanimous)||Strikeforce: Lawler vs. Shields||6/06/2009||3||5:00|
|Win||Leo Pla||Submission (Guillotine Choke)||M-1 Challenge 8: USA||10/29/2008||1||1:20|
|Loss||Renato Sobral||Decision (Unanimous)||Affliction: Banned||7/19/2008||3||5:00|
|Win||Zak Jensen||Submission (Armbar)||Beatdown: 4 Bears Casino||5/10/2008||1||2:06|
|Win||Soakai Pulu||Submission||Throwdown ETC: Showdown||4/18/2008||1||0:59|
|Win||Daniel Sarafian||Decision (Unanimous)||PFP: Ring of Fire||12/09/2007||3||5:00|
|Win||Vernon White||TKO (Punches)||IFL: Las Vegas||6/16/2007||2||0:54|
|Win||Wojtek Kaszowski||TKO (Punches)||IFL: Connecticut||4/13/2007||1||2:43|
|Win||Krzysztof Soszynski||Decision (Unanimos)||IFL: Championship Final||12/29/2006||3||4:00||IFL Super-fight; unaffiliated with IFL team system|
|Win||Mark Kerr||TKO (Punches)||IFL: World Championship Semifinals||11/02/2006||1||4:04|
|Win||Michael Buchkovich||Submission (Strikes)||CFC 2: Combat Fighting Championship||9/23/2006||1||4:04|
|Win||Ruben Villareal||Submission (Keylock)||Valor Fighting: Showdown at Cache Creek II||9/15/2006||1||1:02|
|Win||Rich Beecroft||Submission (Keylock)||RITC 85: Xtreme Cage Fighting||8/05/2006||1||1:17|
|Win||Rocky Batastini||Submission (Kimura)||RITC 83: Rampage||6/10/2006||1||N/A|
|Win||Mike Bourke||Forgeit||UAGF: Kaos on the Kampus||5/20/2006||N/A||N/A|
|Win||Robert Beraun||Submission (Kimura)||RITC 80: Fight Night at the Fort||3/18/2006||1||2:57|
|Loss||Keith Jardine||Decision (Unanimous)||UFC 57: Liddell vs. Couture 3||2/04/2006||3||5:00|
|Win||Travis Fulton||Submission (Choke)||EC 61: Extreme Challenge 61||4/22/2005||1||1:30|
|Win||Aaron Brink||Decision (Unanimous)||UAGF: Clover Combat||3/25/2005||3||5:00|
|Win||Matt Bear||Submission (Strikes)||VFC 9: Madness||3/05/2005||2||0:54|
|Loss||Brandon Vera||TKO (Doctor Stoppage)||WEC 13: Heavyweight Explosion||1/22/2005||2||1:12||Heavyweight Grand Prix Final|
|Win||Terroll Dees||Submission (Neck Crank)||WEC 13: Heavyweight Explosion||1/22/2005||1||3:43||Heavyweight Grand Prix Opening Round|
|Win||Demian Decorah||TKO||EC 59: Extreme Challenge||9/24/2004||1||3:25|
|Win||Brian Stromberg||Submission||SF 5: Stadium||8/28/2004||2||N/A|
|Win||Karl Knothe||Submission (Neck Crank)||EC 58: Extreme Challenge 58||6/11/2004||1||1:17|
|Loss||Alex Paz||Decision (Split)||HOOKnSHOOT: Absolute Fighting Championships 2||3/28/2003||2||5:00|
|Loss||Tim Sylvia||TKO (Knee and Punches)||SB 24: Return of the Heavyweights 2||4/27/2002||1||2:38|
|Win||Ben Rothwell||Decision (Unanimous)||SB 24: Return of the Heavyweight 2||4/27/2002||2||5:00|
|Loss||Tim Sylvia||TKO (Punches)||SB 24: Return of the Heavyweights 1||4/26/2002||1||3:46|
|Win||Kim Bower||TKO||GVT: Gladiators Vale Tudo||3/10/2001||N/A||N/A|
 Mixed Martial Arts Career
Whitehead started wrestling at North Idaho JC, Southern Oregon University, and Missouri. He is a 3 time All American Wrestler and Abu Dhabi qualifier. In 2005 he participated in the The Ultimate Fighter 2 reality series on Spike TV.
Before being a contestant on The Ultimate Fighter, Whitehead took part in a WEC tournament to crown a Heavyweight Champion. He defeated Terroll Dees in his first fight, making it to the finals to face Brandon Vera. Whitehead lost the fight via TKO (Doctor Stoppage) at 1:12 of the second round.
He was on a 12 fight win streak, including five straight victories in the IFL, before losing to Renato Sobral at Affliction: Banned. He has proven himself dangerous standing and striking, as well as with wrestling and submission grappling.
He bounced back from his loss with a victory over Leo Pla at an M-1 event. He was then scheduled to fight Kevin Randleman at Strikeforce: Lawler vs. Shields on June 6, 2009. He took the former UFC Heavyweight Champion to the scorecards, winning a unanimous decision victory.
 "Person of Interest"
In April 2010 it was learned that Whitehead is a "person of interest" by the Las Vegas police department in a case involving an alleged sexual assault and marijuana-grow operation. No warrant had been issued at the time.