'Bad' Brad Blackburn is a fighter who has competed in both the IFL and the UFC, and he was cut after a two-fight losing streak in that promotion with back-to-back losses to TUF alumni Amir Sadollah and Damarques Johnson.
Blackburn was set to face John Alessio for his first fight since being released from the UFC, but he was injured and replaced by War Machine. He made his Bellator debut versus dangerous Dan Hornbuckle. Blackburn lost a close yet unanimous decision to the well-rounded Hornbuckle in a back-and-forth war.
Blackburn next fought Jory Erickson losing via first round technical knockout in February 2011 and hasn't fought since then.
- Brad Blackburn vs. Pat Healy 1 - The fight was Pat Healy's MMA debut and his first loss.
- Brad Blackburn vs. Quenton Pongracz
- Brad Blackburn vs. Steve Legault - The fight was a fourteen second knockout victory for Blackburn.
- Brad Blackburn vs. Chris Wilson - The fight was for the IFL.
- Jay Hieron vs. Brad Blackburn - The fight was considered a mild upset for Blackburn with the quick knockout victory.
- Brad Blackburn vs. Delson Heleno - Many thought Delson Heleno was winning a decision until the comeback knockout from Blackburn.
- Brad Blackburn vs. Edgar Garcia - The fight was Edgar Garcia's UFC debut and he came into the fight undefeated. The fight was a controversial split decision and many thought Garcia won it, and the crowd booed the judges and Brad Blackburn very loudly. Joe Rogan thought Garcia won as well. I think Blackburn did.
- Amir Sadollah vs. Brad Blackburn - The fight was Blackburn's first defeat in the UFC.
- Brad Blackburn vs. Damarques Johnson - The fight was Damarques Johnson's second straight win bonus, with Knockout of the Night after his Sub of the Night win over Edgar Garcia. Blackburn was shockingly cut after the fight.
- Dan Hornbuckle vs. Brad Blackburn - The fight was Blackburn's Bellator debut.