MMA By The Numbers: James Wilks
May 27, 2012 - by staff
English welterweight mixed martial artist James Wilks announced earlier this month that he was retiring from the sport due to a long list of injuries sustained inside the octagon. The 34-year-old Leicestershire England native made the decision after being told by doctors if he continued to fight he would be facing significant high risk of paralysis should he get injured. Wilks made the announcement that his 9-year carer was ending back on May 14th. He entered mixed martial arts back in 2003 after training in TaeKwonDo, Jeet Kune Do and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
During the first 5-years of his mixed martial arts career, Wilks fought in the King Of The Cage, Total Combat and Gladiator Challenge organizations. In 2009 he was signed by Dana White’s Ultimate Fighting Championship where he competed in Season 9 of The Ultimate Fighter. He won the welterweight division of the show defeating DaMarques Johnson in the season’s finale. His final fight was a loss to Claude Patrick in October of 2010 and he has been inactive due to injury since. James Wilks ends his mixed martial arts career with a record of 7-4.
Below we look at the professional mixed martial arts career of James Wilks by the numbers…
Ultimate Fighting Championship:
* 2 Fights on UFC Pay-Per-View with a record of 0-2.
* 4 Fights on UFC The Ultimate Fighter with a record of 4-0.
* 2 Main Event Fights on UFC The Ultimate Fighter.