Blake Bowman was cast for season six of The Ultimate Fighter and competed as part of Team Hughes without a single professional bout under his belt. Although Blake was eliminated by Richie Hightower on the show, he made it through his fight and the whole season with an injured ACL.
The TUF 6 Finale aired in December 2007. Following the show, Blake had knee surgery and then made his professional debut headlining an event in Indiana in May 2008. It took only eight seconds for Blake’s kick to connect to the head of his opponent, knocking him out, and giving Blake his first pro victory inside the cage.
Now, a little over a year later, Blake is preparing for his fifth pro fight which takes place against Dustin West at Music City MMA in Nashville, Tenn. on July 18. PRO MMA (promma.info) caught up with Blake this week to talk about life after TUF, training with American Top Team, living with the Miller brothers, and his upcoming fight. Meet MMA’s funny man — Blake Bowman…