|Height||5' 10" (178 cm)|
|Fighting Out Of||Portland, Oregon|
|Nathan Coy Pictures||Official Website|
Nathan Coy is an American professional mixed martial artist who competes as a Welterweight. He is currently signed with the Strikeforce promotion. He holds notable wins over UFC fighters Rick Story and Mike Pierce.
Coy is the current MFC Welterweight Champion and the most recent SportFight Welterweight Champion.
 Professional Record
|Record||11 - 4 - 0 (Win – Loss – Draw)|
|Win||Ryan McGillivray||TKO (Doctor Stoppage)||MFC 33: Collision Course||5/4/2012||3||5:00||Won MFC Welterweight Championship (Vacant)|
|Win||Dhiego Lima||Decision (Unanimous)||MFC 32: Bitter Rivals||1/27/2012||3||5:00||Earned bout for vacant Welterweight Championship|
|Win||Patrick Mikesz||Decision (Unanimous)||W-1 MMA 7: Reloaded||10/15/2011||3||5:00|
|Loss||Nate Moore||KO (Punches)||Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Cyborg||1/29/2011||2||0:25|
|Loss||Tyron Woodley||Decision (Split)||Strikeforce Challengers 8: Lindland vs. Casey||5/21/2010||3||5:00|
|Win||Travis Bush||Submission (Punches)||SF 27: Wild Card||3/12/2010||1||0:16||Defended Sport Fight Welterweight Championship|
|Win||Chris Albandia||Submission (Arm Triangle Choke)||Raw Power: MMA||12/10/2009||1||3:00|
|Win||J.T. Taylor||TKO (Punches)||CS: CageSport MMA||7/25/2009||1||3:39|
|Loss||Paul Bradley||Decision (Split)||WCA: Pure Combat||2/06/2009||3||5:00|
|Loss||Brian Foster||Submission (Kimura)||Pro Battle MMA: Immediate Impact||10/04/2008||1||N/A|
|Win||Mike Pierce||Decision (Unanimous)||SF 23: Heated Rivals||6/20/2008||5||5:00||Won Sport Fight Welterweight Championship|
|Win||Jerrod Jones||Submission (Punches)||SF 22: Re-Awakening||4/18/2008||2||2:37|
|Win||Dave Courchaine||KO (Punch)||Strikeforce: At the Dome||2/23/2008||1||1:46|
|Win||Rick Story||Decision (Unanimous)||SF 21: Seasons Beatings||12/22/2007||3||5:00|
|Win||Aaron Emerson||Submission||SF 20: Homecoming||10/27/2007||2||N/A|
 Mixed Martial Arts Career
Coy won the SportFight Welterweight Championship, when he defeated Mike Pierce. He earned a razor-thin decision over his opponent, with the judges scoring the five-round affair 49-46, 49-46, and 48-47. Pierce had become a popular villain among some Portland fight cliques at the time. In 2006, he left Team Quest, where Coy trained, for Braveheart, another training facility a few miles down the road. A lot of animosity followed, and that was before Pierce had beaten two Team Quest fighters back-to-back before meeting Coy. So it was a major win for Coy to walk away not only with the win, but with Pierce's Welterweight title.
After winning the title, he went on to lose his next two fights, the first to future UFC competitor Brian Foster, losing by way of Kimura. His second defeat came at the hands of Ring of Combat Middleweight Champion Paul Bradley in Bradley's Welterweight debut. Bradley defeated Coy by Decision (Split).
Coy bounced back from his two consecutive losses when he defeated WEC veteran JT Taylor at 3:39 of the first round by TKO (Punches). He then defeated Chris Albandia with an Arm Triangle Choke in the first round of his next fight.
In his first title defense of his SportFight Welterweight title, which took place two years after winning the title, Coy faced off against Travis Bush, ending the fight in sixteen seconds of the first round by way of submission due to strikes. At the time, Bush was actually the promotion's Lightweight Champion who had moved up a weight class to challenge Coy for his title. Both fighters rushed to the center of the ring once the bell rang, where they began to throw leather, but it was Coy who got the best of the exchange. After catching Bush with a brutal knee while in the Thai clinch, Coy rained down shots from side control, forcing the referee stoppage.
There was some controversy, as Bush claimed that Coy had hit him low prior to landing the devastating knee, though Coy dismissed the claim.
- “It was a good knee to the head is what it was,” said the Welterweight Champion. “I really want to thank the people who come out and support me. We can do it again anytime. I’m willing to fight anytime any place, and I’ll bring it.”
Coy returned to action on May 21, 2010 at ShoMMA 8: Lindland vs. Casey, where he faced undefeated American Top Team prospect Tyron Woodley. Woodley started out in typical fashion, working the fight to the ground and setting up on top. But Coy showed great character and capability by working back to his feet and showing a potent striking game. The second round showcased a bit more of Woodley's striking, though Coy stood firm in the fire and answered in kind. However, when Coy slipped on a high kick, Woodley capitalized by moving to the back and locking in an Armbar in the final seconds, though the bell sounded before he could finish the hold. With the first two rounds tight, there was little room for error in the third. Woodley remained in a defensive posture with his back to the cage as Coy pushed the pace, picking his opponent apart with low kicks and crisp punches. Woodley earned a takedown, but the favor was quickly returned, and Coy took the third clearly by riding out the position until the final bell. Despite Coy somehow earning all three rounds of the fight on one card, the remaining two judges saw the fight 29-28 for Woodley, who took the Decision (Split).