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Other names  The Greek
Weight  77 kg
Height  1.83 m
Name  Mike Bronzoulis
Nationality  American

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Born  Mikel Bronzoulis 5 January 1979 (age 36)Houston, Texas, United States (1979-01-05)
Residence  Houston, Texas, United States
Division  WelterweightLightweight (current)
Fighting out of  Houston, Texas, United States
Team  Revolution Dojo / Paradigm / Main Street Boxing Gym
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Mikel "Mike" Bronzoulis (born January 5, 1979) is an American mixed martial artist who is currently signed to Bellator MMA fighting in the Welterweight division, Bronzoulis has competed for Strikeforce and Shark Fights. Bronzoulis was a finalist on Spike TV's Bellator: Fight Master reality show.

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Background

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Bronzolis began practicing martial arts when he was around seven years old, when his father, a martial artist himself, brought the young Bronzoulis to a karate school. From the beginning, Bronzoulis had found his passion, eventually learning Tae Kwon Do, Tang Shu Do, Shotokan, Shotoru, American Freestyle, and kickboxing. When he turned 16, Bronzoulis spent most of his time at the Fairtex Thai kickboxing camp and also watched Jean-Claude Van Damme movies.

Mixed martial arts career

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Bronzoulis made his professional debut in 2007. On April 25, 2009 he fought UFC veteran Kamal Shalorus to a majority draw.

Shark Fights

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Bronzoulis made his Shark Fights debut in 2010 at Shark Fights 12 where he defeated Anselmo Martinez via disqualification. His next fight under the organization was at Shark Fights 14: Horwich vs. Villefort against Lucas Lopes where he won via unanimous decision.

Legacy Fighting Championship

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On March 20, 2010, Bronzoulis was defeated by Levi Forrest via unanimous decision at Legacy FC 2 for the Legacy Welterweight Title.

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On November 5, 2010, Bronzoulis defeated Jonathan Harris at Legacy FC 4 via TKO due to punches in round one to win the Legacy FC Welterweight Championship.

On January 29, 2011, Bronzoulis defeated Joe Christoper at Legacy FC 5 via TKO due to punches in round three to retain the Legacy FC Welterweight Championship, he later vacated the title when he signed with Strikeforce.

On December 16, 2011, Bronzoulis returned to Legacy FC against Jorge Patino at Legacy FC 9 losing via unanimous decision.

On May 11, 2012, Bronzoulis lost to UFC vet Gerald Harris at Legacy FC 11 via split decision.

On November 16, 2012, Bronzoulis defeated Robert Shawn Machado at Legacy FC 15 via unanimous decision.

Strikeforce

On May 25, 2011 it was announced that Bronzoulis had signed a four-fight deal with Strikeforce.

Bronzoulis made his debut for the promotion on June 18, 2011 against WEC veteran Todd Moore at Strikeforce: Overeem vs. Werdum. He lost the fight via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28).

Bronzoulis rebounded from this loss just two months later when he defeated Chad Leonhardt via TKO in the third round on the undercard of Strikeforce Challengers: Gurgel vs. Duarte.

Bellator MMA

On May 6, 2013, it was announced that Bronzoulis would be featured as a participant on Bellator MMA's reality TV show Fight Master: Bellator MMA.

In his preliminary fight to get on the show, Bronzoulis defeated Gareth Joseph by unanimous decision. During the team selection, he chose Randy Couture to be his coach. In his second fight, Bronzoulis defeated Jason Norwood by knockout in the third round. In the quarter-finals, Bronzoulis faced friend Chris Lozano and won via unanimous decision. In the semifinals, he fought Eric Bradley and, despite being controlled for most of two rounds, mounted a comeback and won via TKO in the second round. He was set to face Joe Riggs in the tournament final scheduled to take place at Bellator 98, but the bout was canceled after Riggs suffered an eye injury. The bout eventually took place on November 2, 2013 at Bellator 106 and Bronzoulis lost via unanimous decision.

Post-Bellator

Bronzoulis faced Brandon Farran at Triple A MMA 4: Caged Hostility on January 16, 2014. Bronzoulis lost the fight via TKO (punches) in the first round, marking the first KO/TKO loss of his career.

Bronzoulis faced Keith Johnson at Titan FC 29 on August 22, 2014. He lost via rear naked choke submission in the third round.

Return to Legacy FC

Bronzoulis returned to the promotion as he faced Justin Reiswerg at Legacy FC 37 on November 14, 2014. He won the fight by submission in the second round, ending his three-fight losing streak over the past year.

In his next fight for the promotion, Bronzoulis faced Jonathan Harris at Legacy FC 39 on February 27, 2015. He won the fight via TKO in the first round.

Championships and accomplishments

  • Bellator MMA
  • Fight Master: Bellator MMA Season 1 Runner Up
  • Legacy Fighting Championship
  • Legacy FC Welterweight Championship (One time)
  • One successful title defense
  • Legacy FC Lightweight Championship (One time)
  • References

    Mike Bronzoulis Wikipedia