Gary Goodridge

Gary Goodridge
Nickname Big Daddy, The Power Puncher
Height 6 ft 3 in (190cm)
Weight 240 lb (109 kg)
Born January 17, 1966
Fighting out of Barrie, Ontario, Canada
Town of birth Trinidad and Tobago
Fighting style Kuk Sool Won
Mixed martial arts record
Wins 21
  By knockout 11
  By submission 9
Losses 15
Draws 1

Gary "Big Daddy" Goodridge (born January 17, 1966) is a Trinidad and Tobago born kickboxer and a mixed martial arts fighter, now residing in Canada. He has fought matches in K-1, UFC, and PRIDE. He is also a professional arm wrestler.


Goodridge made an immediate impression on MMA competition, winning his first two fights in UFC 8 to reach the final against Don Frye. Although he would lose this fight, he would return again for UFC 9 and UFC 10. After his second loss to Don Frye in the 1996 Ultimate Ultimate he would retire from UFC competition, and fight in many of the first PRIDE competitions. He retired from PRIDE competition due to alleged personal issues, and moved to K-1 Kickboxing events, as well as participating in the HEROs MMA promotion, where he still competes today.

Goodridge is also reported to have won 1000 arm wrestling matches in a row in an exhibition in Japan.

MMA Results

5/27/2001 Win Valenijn Overeem PRIDE 14 Submission (Strikes) Round 1
3/18/2001 Win Bob Schrijber 2H2H 2 Submission (Knee Bar) Round 1
10/31/2000 Win Yoshiaki Yatsu PRIDE 11 TKO (Strikes) Round 1
8/27/2000 Loss Gilbert Yvel PRIDE 10 KO (Head Kick) Round 1
6/4/2000 Loss Ricco Rodriguez PRIDE 9 Decision Round 2
5/1/2000 Loss Igor Vovchanchyn PRIDE Grand Prix 2000 Finals TKO (Strikes) Round 1
1/30/2000 Win Osamu Tachihikari PRIDE Grand Prix 2000 Opening Round Submission (Forearm Choke) Round 1
11/21/1999 Loss Tom Erikson PRIDE 8 Decision Round 2
3/5/1999 Win Andre Roberts UFC 19 Submission (Hand strikes) Round 1
10/11/1998 Loss Igor Vovchanchyn PRIDE 4 TKO (strikes) Round 1
7/6/1997 Win Amir Rahnavardi PRIDE 3 KO Round 1
3/15/1998 Loss Marco Ruas PRIDE 2 Submission (Heel hook) Round 1
10/11/1997 Win Oleg Taktarov Pride 1 KO Round 1
7/6/1997 Win Pedro Otavio IVF 1 Submission (Hand strikes) Round 1
7/6/1997 Win Cal Worsham IVF 1 Submission (Key lock) Round 1
7/6/1997 Win Augusto Menezes Santos IVC 1 Submission (crucifix) Round 1
3/3/1997 Loss Mario Netto UVF 6 Submission Round 1
12/7/1996 Loss Don Frye UU 96 Submission Round 1
7/12/1996 Loss Mark Coleman UFC 10 Submission Round 1
7/12/1996 Win John Campatella UFC 10 KO (Hand strikes) Round 1
5/17/1996 Loss Mark Schultz UFC 9 TKO (bleeding) Round 1
2/16/1996 Loss Don Frye UFC 8 Submission Round 1
2/16/1996 Win Jerry Bohlander UFC 8 TKO (Strikes) Round 1
2/16/1996 Win Paul Herrera UFC 8 KO (Elbow strikes) Round 1









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