Martial Arts background
Jimy “The Kid” Hettes has won 9 of his professional fights and all 4 of his amateur fights by submission, with his first 6 wins have come in the first round. He is a 2-time Keystone State Games Judo Gold Medalist and earned the nickname “Judo Jim” at Greg Jackson’s Camp in Albuquerque, NM. Hettes started boxing at age 14 and began training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu at the age of 16 and is currently the head instructor at Northeast Ju-Jitsu in Swoyersville, Pennsylvania.
Mixed Martial Arts career
Following an undefeated amateur MMA record of 4-0, Jimy “The Kid” Hettes turned professional in June 2009. Hettes is 10-0 as a professional with 9 of his wins coming via submission.
On July 16, 2011, Hettes won the Martial Arts Super Sport (MASS) Featherweight Title over ROC Champion Jacob “The Hunter” Kirwan, a victory which secured him a contract with the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
Ultimate Fighting Championship
Hettes was originally expected to make his UFC debut in December 2010 as part of The Ultimate Fighter: Team GSP vs. Team Koscheck Finale card; Hettes turned the offer down due to prior engagements with another promotion. In July 2011, Hettes officially signed with the UFC.
Hettes defeated Nam Phan on December 30, 2011 at UFC 141. Hettes used his superior judo to take Phan down repeatedly, and also utilized excellent control on the ground. He landed a great deal of unanswered ground and pound and threatened with submissions throughout, taking a dominant unanimous decision (30-25, 30-25, 30-26).
|Total Pro Fights:||11|
|Summary:||Submissions, agility, cardio|
|From:||Kingston, Pennsylvania USA|
|Fights Out Of:||Swoyersville, Pennsylvania USA|
|Height:||5′ 9″ ( 175 cm )|
|Weight:||145 lb ( 65 kg )|
Specific accomplishments in pro competition?100% finish rate, all submission victories, Martial Arts Super Sport Featherweight Champion, Northeast MMA Featherweight Champion
Ranks in any martial arts styles: Judo Brown Belt, BJJ Purple Belt
Favorite grappling technique: Guillotine
Favorite Striking technique: Superman Punch