Brennan Ward

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Brennan Ward
Born(1988-06-28) June 28, 1988 (age 26)[1]
Waterford, Connecticut, United States
Other namesThe Irish Bad Boy
NationalityAmerican
Height5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight185 lb (84 kg; 13.2 st)
DivisionMiddleweight (185 lb)
Reach71.0 in (180 cm)
Fighting out ofWaterford, Connecticut, United States
TeamWhaling City Boxing
Rivera Athletic Center
WrestlingNCAA Division III Wrestling
Years active2008, 2012–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total12
Wins9
By knockout6
By submission2
By decision1
Losses3
By knockout1
By submission2
UniversityJohnson & Wales University
Notable school(s)Waterford High School
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog
 
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Brennan Ward
Born(1988-06-28) June 28, 1988 (age 26)[1]
Waterford, Connecticut, United States
Other namesThe Irish Bad Boy
NationalityAmerican
Height5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight185 lb (84 kg; 13.2 st)
DivisionMiddleweight (185 lb)
Reach71.0 in (180 cm)
Fighting out ofWaterford, Connecticut, United States
TeamWhaling City Boxing
Rivera Athletic Center
WrestlingNCAA Division III Wrestling
Years active2008, 2012–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total12
Wins9
By knockout6
By submission2
By decision1
Losses3
By knockout1
By submission2
UniversityJohnson & Wales University
Notable school(s)Waterford High School
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Brennan Ward (born June 28, 1988) is an American mixed martial artist who competes in Bellator's Middleweight division.

Background[edit]

Ward was born and raised in Waterford, Connecticut. He competed in wrestling at Waterford High School, graduating in 2006, before continuing his career at Johnson & Wales University, which has a Division III program. At Johnson & Wales, Ward demonstrated his talents, earning All-American honors and was also the runner-up in the nation for his weight class, after winning the New England title.[2]

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Ward started his professional career in 2008, but only became active in 2012. He fought mainly for Rhode Island's promotion Classic Entertainment and Sports (CES MMA).

With a record of four wins and no losses, Ward signed with Bellator.

Bellator[edit]

Ward was expected to make his debut against Valter Roberto on November 16, 2012 at Bellator 81. However, Roberto was replaced by Sam McCoy due to undisclosed reasons.[3] Ward won via KO in the very first round.[4]

Ward faced Aaron Johnson on February 14, 2013 at Bellator 89. He had his first career's defeat via submission at 15 seconds of round one.[5]

Ward was expected to face Vadiano La Luz on February 28, 2013 at Bellator 91. However, La Luz was replaced by Yair Moguel due to undisclosed reasons.[6] Ward won via submission due to a rear-naked choke in the first round.[7]

Ward was expected to face Dave Vitkay on September 7, 2013 at Bellator 98. However, he was called to replace Andreas Spång against Justin Torrey in the quarterfinal match of Bellator Season Nine Middleweight Tournament at the same event.[8] Ward won via TKO in the second round and advanced to the semifinal.[9]

Ward was expected to face Perry Filkins in the semifinal on October 4, 2013 at Bellator 102. Filkins, however, was injured and replaced by Joe Pacheco.[10] Ward won the fight via submission in the second round.[11]

Ward faced Mikkel Parlo in the finals on November 8, 2013 at Bellator 107. He won the fight via TKO due to punches in the second round.[12]

Ward faced Bellator Middleweight Champion Alexander Shlemenko at Bellator 114 on March 28, 2014.[13] Despite doing well in the first round, Ward lost the bout due to a submission early in the second round.

Ward was expected to face James Irvin at Bellator 123 on September 5, 2014, however, the bout was cancelled for unknown reasons. Ward instead faced Tamdan McCrory on the same card.[14] Ward lost the bout via knockout in the first round.

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Amateur wrestling[edit]

Mixed martial arts[edit]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res.RecordOpponentMethodEventDateRoundTimeLocationNotes
Loss9–3Tamdan McCroryKO (punches)Bellator 123September 5, 201410:21Uncasville, Connecticut, United States
Loss9–2Alexander ShlemenkoSubmission (guillotine choke)Bellator 114March 28, 201421:22West Valley City, Utah, United StatesFor the Bellator Middleweight Championship.
Win9–1Mikkel ParloTKO (punches)Bellator 107November 8, 201321:39Thackerville, Oklahoma, United StatesBellator Season Nine Middleweight Tournament Final.
Win8–1Joe PachecoSubmission (guillotine choke)Bellator 102October 4, 201322:41Visalia, California, United StatesBellator Season Nine Middleweight Tournament Semifinal.
Win7–1Justin TorreyTKO (punches)Bellator 98September 7, 201323:28Uncasville, Connecticut, United StatesBellator Season Nine Middleweight Tournament Quarterfinal.
Win6–1Yair MoguelSubmission (rear-naked choke)Bellator 91February 28, 201310:57Rio Rancho, New Mexico, United States187 lb Catchweight bout; Moguel missed weight.[18]
Loss5–1Aaron JohnsonSubmission (armbar)Bellator 89February 14, 201310:15Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
Win5–0Sam McCoyKO (punches)Bellator 81November 16, 201212:49Kingston, Rhode Island, United States
Win4–0Shedrick GoodridgeTKO (punches)CES MMA: Real PainOctober 6, 201212:36Providence, Rhode Island, United States188 lb Catchweight bout.[19]
Win3–0Harley BeekmanDecision (unanimous)CES MMA: Never SurrenderApril 13, 201235:00Lincoln, Rhode Island, United States
Win2–0Josh MellenTKO (punches)CES MMA: Extreme MeasuresFebruary 3, 201211:32Lincoln, Rhode Island, United States190 lb Catchweight bout.[20]
Win1–0Mike MannaTKO (punches)USFL: War in the Woods 2February 23, 200812:15Ledyard, Connecticut, United States

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Brennan Ward's profile". Bellator.com. Retrieved September 23, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Brennan Ward & William Mulligan earn NCAA bids at NEWA championship". Providence.JWUathletics.com. February 27, 2011. Retrieved September 28, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Valter Roberto vs. Brennan Ward: Bellator 81". Tapology.com. Retrieved September 23, 2013. 
  4. ^ Brian Knapp (November 16, 2012). "Marcin Held, Dave Jansen punch tickets to lightweight final at Bellator 81". Sherdog.com. Retrieved September 23, 2013. 
  5. ^ Tristen Critchfield (November 16, 2012). "Eduardo Dantas starches teammate Marcos Galvão, defends 135-pound title at Bellator 89". Sherdog.com. Retrieved September 23, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Brennan Ward vs. Vadiano La Luz: Bellator 91". Tapology.com. Retrieved September 23, 2013. 
  7. ^ Brian Knapp (February 28, 2013). "Attila Vegh dethrones Christian M'Pumbu, takes light heavyweight title at Bellator 91". Sherdog.com. Retrieved September 23, 2013. 
  8. ^ MMAjunkie.com staff (September 6, 2013). "Andreas Spang ruled out of Bellator 98, Justin Torrey meets Brennan Ward". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved September 23, 2013. 
  9. ^ MMAjunkie.com staff (September 7, 2013). "Bellator 98 results: Shlemenko retains title in slugfest with Cooper". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved September 23, 2013. 
  10. ^ Nick Mahmood (September 25, 2013). "Perry Filkins suffers injury, out of Bellator tournament". Mass-MMA.com. Retrieved October 17, 2013. 
  11. ^ MMAjunkie.com staff (October 4, 2013). "Bellator 102 results: Kongo flattens Godbeer, Queiroz whacks Johnson". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved October 25, 2013. 
  12. ^ MMAjunkie.com staff (November 8, 2013). "Bellator 107 results: Kongo, Warren, Ward post tourney wins". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved November 9, 2013. 
  13. ^ Staff (January 15, 2014). "Middleweight champ Alexander Shlemenko faces Brennan Ward at Bellator 114". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved January 15, 2014. 
  14. ^ "Bellator 123 Fight Card Finalized With Fourteen Bouts". mmaweekly.com. July 22, 2014. 
  15. ^ "JWU's Brennan Ward takes second at NCAA division III championship". Providence.JWUathletics.com. March 6, 2010. Retrieved September 23, 2013. 
  16. ^ "JWU wrestling takes third at Ithaca Bombers Invitational". Providence.JWUathletics.com. November 8, 2009. Retrieved September 23, 2013. 
  17. ^ "2010 Ithaca invitational results". Centenarycollege.edu. Retrieved September 23, 2013. 
  18. ^ Press release (February 27, 2013). "Bellator 91 weigh-in results: Christian M’Pumbu vs. Attila Vegh title fight set". MMAweekly.com. Retrieved September 23, 2013. 
  19. ^ "Brennan Ward vs. Shedrick Goodridge: CES 13: Real Pain". Tapology.com. Retrieved September 23, 2013. 
  20. ^ "Brennan Ward vs. Josh Mellen: CES 9: Extreme Measures". Tapology.com. Retrieved September 23, 2013.