For the past 28 seasons, The Ultimate Fighter has remained in a constant state of elevation with a brand new home in ESPN Plus beginning this season to celebrate the show’s return to the glory days of MMA television after a drought of prolonged absence. In today’s episode of Across The Pond, you will be introduced to a pistol of the Cascades looking to etch his name in the ever-growing line of TUF success stories. A professional mixed martial artist since August 2018 and representing Skyjitsu, Brady Hiestand owns a 5-1 record through six professional bouts comprised of two submissions, two knockouts, and one decision. Hiestand has finished 80 percent of his wins during his career as a pro-MMA fighter thus far and has gone to the scorecards a single time during his journey in the professional MMA ranks. Hiestand is currently a member of The Ultimate Fighter season 29 as a member of Team Alex.
In his professional MMA debut at Excite Fight Conquest of the Cage, he submitted Phil Shriver in the first round. Hiestand defeated Corey Conway via unanimous decision at FFC 32 to earn his first and only decision win as a professional so far. He defeated his next two opponents in Jeff Coleman and Jessie Jacobsen. Then, Hiestand tapped out Shane Sargent in the first round via rear-naked choke. The victory earned Hiestand the second submission win of his professional career.
In 2021, he was selected to be a part of The Ultimate Fighter season 29 cast at bantamweight. On the opening episode of the season, Hiestand was chosen as the seventh bantamweight selection for team Alex. With plenty of youthful explosion and upside, Hiestand is just the latest in Northwestern MMA whose boom and bang style is well worth laying down the hard-earned cash with a substantial dose of fireworks to follow!