Weight: 135-145 lbs
Affliation: The Academy
Record: 5-0 (3 SUBs)
Nick Kirk is a 28-year-old unbeaten bantamweight prospect currently training out of The Academy in Brooklyn Center. Kirk was a standout high school wrestler at Prior Lake who went on to wrestle collegiately for the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers.
During high school, Kirk finished fourth in Class AAA at 135 pounds during his junior year and improved to third place at 140 as a senior. He also placed fifth at 119 as a sophomore.
Kirk was recruited by the Gophers and wrestled there for one season at 141 pounds.
During the second half of his freshman season, Kirk got mono, and he never returned to the wrestling team.
After years away from competitive sports, Kirk received a text message from former high school classmate Travis Reddinger, who was looking for training partners to help him prepare for an upcoming fight. Kirk agreed, and that’s how his mixed martial arts career started.
Kirk had two amateur fights and now he’s 5-0 as a professional. While working hard to make it as a fighter, Kirk also works days as a butcher at Festival Foods.