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Gary "Big Daddy" Goodridge

Gary "Big Daddy" Goodridge

Always among the leaders in most PRIDE FC appearances, Gary Goodridge is recognized as the "gatekeeper" of the event. The careers of young up and coming heavyweight fighters often begin or end against "Big Daddy"! This mixed martial arts veteran was born in Trinidad & Tobago but now fights out of Barrie, Ontario, Canada. With his heavy hands, Goodridge is known for his "knockout" reputation ... among his victims: Oleg Taktarov, Valentijn Overeem, and two destructive victories over Japanese fighter Yoshiaki Yatsu. Besides mixed martial arts, "Big Daddy" is also renowned as one of the top ranked contenders in the world of professional arm wrestling. With his hard-hitting style, showmanship and attitude to take on all comers, Gary Goodridge is among the most popular fighters ever to compete in PRIDE FC!
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NAME Gary Goodridge
NICK NAME Big Daddy
ASSOCIATION
HEIGHT 6'1 / 183cm
WEIGHT 240 lbs / 110 kg
STYLE Boxing/Wrestling/Kuk Su Won
BIRTH DATE 1966-01-17
CITY Barrie
STATE Ontario 
COUNTRY Canada
PRIDE RECORD 9 / 9 / 0 (win/lose/draw)
MMA RECORD 19 / 14 / 1 (win/lose/draw)

RESULT
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SHOCKWAVE 2003  

Gary
Goodridge
vs Don
Frye
1R 0"39' IPPON (KO) - Punching  

FINAL CONFLICT 2003  

Gary
Goodridge
vs Dan
Bobish
1R 0"18' TKO - Referee Stoppage  

TOTAL ELIMINATION 2003  

Fedor
Emelianenko
vs Gary
Goodridge
1R 1"9' TKO - Referee Stoppage  

PRIDE 21 DEMOLITION  

Gary
Goodridge
vs Labasanov
Arhmed
3R 5"0' Decision  
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PRIDE 16 BEASTS FROM THE EAST  

Gary
Goodridge
vs Yoshiaki
Yatsu
1R 3"3' TKO - Forfeit  
PRIDE 15 RAGING RUMBLE  

Antonio Rodrigo
Nogueira
vs Gary
Goodridge
1R 2"37' IPPON (SUBMISSION) - Choke  

PRIDE 14 CLASH OF THE TITANS  

Gary
Goodridge
vs Valentijn
Overeem
1R 2"39' IPPON (SUBMISSION) - Other Submission  
PRIDE 11 BATTLE OF THE RISING SUN

Gary
Goodridge
vs Yoshiaki
Yatsu
1R 8"58' TKO - Referee Stoppage  
PRIDE 10 RETURN OF THE WORRIORS  

Gilbert
Yvel
vs Gary
Goodridge
1R 0"28' IPPON (KO) - Kicking  
PRIDE 9 NEW BLOOD

Ricco
Rodriguez
vs Gary
Goodridge
2R 10"0' Decision  
GRAND PRIX 2000 FINALS

Igor
Vovchanchyn
vs Gary
Goodridge
1R 10"14' TKO - Referee Stoppage  
GRAND PRIX 2000

Gary
Goodridge
vs Osamu
Tachihikari
1R 0"51' IPPON (SUBMISSION) - Choke  
PRIDE 8

Tom
Erikson
vs Gary
Goodridge
2R 10"0' Decision  
PRIDE 6

Naoya
Ogawa
vs Gary
Goodridge
2R 0"36' IPPON (SUBMISSION) - Armlock  
PRIDE 4

Igor
Vovchanchyn
vs Gary
Goodridge
1R 5"58' TKO - Referee Stoppage  
PRIDE 3

Gary
Goodridge
vs Amir
Rahnavardi
1R 7"22' IPPON (KO) - Punching  
PRIDE 2

Marco
Ruas
vs Gary
Goodridge
1R 9"9' IPPON (SUBMISSION) - Heel Hook  
PRIDE 1

Gary
Goodridge
vs Oleg
Taktarov
1R 4"57' IPPON (KO) - Punching