Baton Rouge Native Wins UFC Bout

Kyle Bradley TKO's his opponent in the first round

Thursday, May 28, 2009 - 7:48pm

May 23rd was a good day for 26 year old Baton Rouge native Kyle Bradley. It was the day Kyle recorded his first win with the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) during a nationally televised Pay-per-View event held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

The fight was over one minute into the first round thanks to Bradley scoring a TKO over his opponent, Phillipe Nover.

Nover was most noted for becoming a finalist on the Ultimate Fighter, a popular reality show which aired on the Spike network.

Bradley grew up in Baton Rouge and says he started boxing out of high school "as a way to keep competitive after football took me nowhere."

"I won’t say I got bored boxing, because I love the sport/art, but I eventually was more drawn to the sport of MMA because of how dynamic the fighters had to be and the variety the matchups provided."

Find out more on Kyle Bradley at the official UFC website,