J.R. Coughran - Official UFC® Profile
4-1-0( W-L-D )
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Record: 4-1-0
Summary: Freestyle

Fighter Info

Nickname: Bam Bam
From: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma United States
Fights Out Of: Choctaw, Oklahoma United States
Age: 25
Weight: 145 lb ( 65 kg )
Reach 71"
Leg Reach 39"


TRAINING: I wake up, go to work at my physical therapy job, then hit the weights with my trainer Kevin Malahy. In the evening, I typically spar, hit mitts, or grapple.

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training for fighting in 2013 after watching UFC 157 where my now coach Matt Grice fought Dennis Bermudez. I saw that fight and saw that Matt was from here and I was instantly hooked and inspired to train with him and take this as far as I can.

Do you have any heroes? My grandfather Ernest Demers and my coach Matt Grice.

What would it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It would mean everything has paid off. All the times I had no money, all the training, all the punishment to my body, and all the sacrifice was worth it.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Yes, briefly but I left to pursue fighting. I can always go back to school. I can't always fight.

What was your job before you started fighting? I have done it all. I've been a lifeguard, a little league umpire, a personal trainer, worked in a lumber yard, but now I work at a physical therapy clinic as a Technician. I really enjoy that job.

Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? 4-1 record

Specific accomplishments in pro competition? HD MMA Featherweight Champion 

Ranks in any martial arts styles: White belt in BJJ

Favorite grappling technique: Rear naked choke

Favorite Striking technique: Anything that targets the liver
  • Pro since 2016
  • Three wins by KO, one by submission (RNC)
  • Four first round finishes
  • Origin of nickname: “I got it from my teammate Manny Muro because I was the young kid throwing bombs in the gym.”


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