Finishing instinct is key to locking up a UFC contract on Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series. In today’s episode of Across The Pond, you will meet a great lakes Viking ready to ransack and plunder the middleweight division of the UFC with his axe-grinding ground assaults. A professional mixed martial artist since March 2017 and representing Jackson-Wink MMA and Start BJJ, Collin Huckbody owns an 8-2 record in 10 professional bouts comprised of six submissions and two decisions. Huckbody earned a contract from the UFC on week four during the fourth season of Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series in 2020 and has also fought for several other promotions including North Star Combat and Legacy Fighting Alliance. He has finished six of his eight victories in his time thus far as a professional mixed martial artist with four first-round finishes, He has made it onto the scorecards twice in his pro career.
In his MMA debut, he submitted Travis McCullough via rear-naked choke in the first round. Huckbody tapped out James Roland Walter and Tom Krenzel. He defeated Krenzel for the second time at NSC 9 Bad Intentions via unanimous decision. Huckbody defeated Charlie Brown via unanimous decision at Pure Fighting Championships 12. Then at NSC 10 Warrior Rising, he submitted Nick Wagner in the second round via arm-triangle choke. Huckbody also tapped out Clarence Jordan via arm-triangle choke in round three at Tony G Presents The Aftermath.
In the opening contest of DWTNCS week four of season four, he submitted Kyron Bowen via arm-triangle choke in the first round. The victory earned Huckbody the sixth submission win of his professional career and also picked up a contract from the UFC in the process. Taking it to the ground is a fatal error as this Viking can rain down chaos from a favourable vantage point when he gains top position!