Professor Mike Nickels, star of season 3 of the UFC’s reality TV show “The Ultimate Fighter”, has been training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu since 2003. Mike has competed in several BJJ/Grappling tournaments all over the country, including Grapplers Quest, placing 1st each time, and the highly renowned IBJJF Pan Jiu Jitsu Championships, in which he also placed 1st at each tournament. Winning tournament after tournament and developing a highly technical and athletic game has earned Mike a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt under Professor David Ruiz.
In 2006 Mike tried out of The UFC’s reality TV show on Spike TV, “The Ultimate Fighter.” Due to Mike’s drive and will to compete amongst the best, Mike was chosen to be on the show. There he was able to train with some of the best grapplers in UFC history.
Mike Nickels 2011 acheivements:
Pan American Championships – 1st place open weight champion
Mike Nickels is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt under Professor David Ruiz,Master and Rigan Machado
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