Pro Record: 4-1-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
Team: Vanguard Gym
Age: 28
Sex: Male
Height: 5 Feet. 6 Inch(es).
Weight: 145 lbs.
Out of: VA

Michael Pope's Professional Record

Date Result Opponent Event Method Round Time
09/27/2014 Win Kyle Newson Glory Fights Strike Off 2 Submission 1 1:53
08/16/2014 Win Thad Frick Cage Fury Fighting Championships 39 Decision Unanimous Decision 3
06/28/2014 Loss William Algeo Cage Fury Fighting Championships 37 Submission Rear Naked Choke 2 2:51
NSF 07/13/2013 Win Noe Quintanilla Warrior Challenge 24 Submission Rear Naked Choke 1 3:08
07/28/2012 Win Jonathan Hughes Operation Octogon 07/28/12 Submission 2 1:47

Michael Pope's Amateur Record

Date Result Opponent Event Method Round Time
NSF 07/30/2011 Win Spencer Strube Operation Octagon 07/30/11 Decision Unanimous Decision 3 Title Fight
NSF 03/26/2011 Win Jessie Mitchell, Jr. Operation Octagon 03/26/11 Decision Unanimous Decision 5 Title Fight
NSF 10/30/2010 Win Donald Ooton Operation Octagon XIII Submission Rear Naked Choke 3 1:44 Title Fight
NSF 06/26/2010 Win George Taylor Operation Octagon 6/26/10 Submission Guillotine Choke 1 1:21
11/07/2009 Loss Mike Diggs OPERATION OCTAGON IX Submission Guillotine Choke 1 4:59 Title Fight
NSF 09/19/2009 Win Joshua Anderson BattleFC - Baddest Fighters on the Planet Decision Unanimous Decision 3
NSF 08/15/2009 Win David McGraw Operation Octagon 8/15/09 TKO/RSC Referee Stoppage from Strikes 2 2:57
NSF 07/15/2009 Win Sean Oneal Bitter Nights Submission Rear Naked Choke 1 2:51
NSF 05/30/2009 Win Hollis Hines Operation Octagon VII Submission Rear Naked Choke 1 1:20
NSF 03/14/2009 Win Marcus Daniels Operation Octagon 3/14/09 Submission Arm Triangle Choke 1 1:12
: Bout results verified by an official State, Tribal, Provincial, or Municipal Commission.
NSF: Non Sanctioned Fight
* : For a variety of reasons, including weight disparity and the demands of entertainment, Exhibition Bouts are held, in which the contest is unscripted and hard fought, but the results do not count on a fighter's Official Record.
NC: Fight Declared No Contest

Fighter Bio

Mike "Popezilla" Pope

ike Pope is a Pro Mixed Martial Arts fighter from the Washington, DC metro area. After compiling an impressive 8-1-0 record and 4 time Operation Octagon Lightweight Champ, Mike turned pro in July 2012. Mike won his Pro debut w/ an impressive victory and remains undefeated as a Pro.

Mike started training (BJJ/MMA/TKD/etc?) at (age?) and has continued since. In addition to his impressive MMA fight resume, Mike is a CrossFit Instructor, USA Weightlifting Level 1 Sport Performance Coach, Purple Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and earned two championships in the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation, plus weight class Blue Belt titles at the Pan No-Gi Championship and World No-Gi Championship. He leads Thai Boxing, BJJ, wrestling, and CrossFit classes at the Manassas location and manages the day to day operations for the gym., remaining in peak physical condition and ready to get in the cage year round.

If all of this wasn’t enough, Mike is a dedicated family man. Any time he is not at the gym working or training he spends with his children and loving wife, who also helps him manage his MMA career, family and cooks him fantastic meals that help him keep his regimented diet.