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MMA Fighter and Lehigh Valley Native Scott “The Animal” Heckman will be signing autographs at the Lehigh Valley Steelhawks 4/28 game to benefit Veterans Sanctuary of Allentown! Join Heckman and the Steelhawks in support of our veterans by coming out to see the Steelhawks take on the Chicago Slaughter at 7PM!

Scott “The Animal” Heckman is an extremely talented up and coming, motivated MMA fighter pursuing his dream to make it into the UFC. He was recently called back for a second interview, photo shoot, physical and medical evaluation on January 9-13 by the UFC for a nationally syndicated TV show called The Ultimate Fighter 15 or “TUF 15”. TUF 15 is a subsidiary of the UFC.

Scott did not make it on the television show, however he was personally invited to train with “Team Cruz” in Las Vegas for four weeks.

Scott is a Bangor, PA native that began his career in the sport of wrestling at a very young age. He amassed a career record of 142-19 at Bangor high school with two bronze medals and a fifth place showing at the PIAA state tournament. He capped his high school career by placing 8th in the country at the highly touted senior national tournament.

Our competitor then embarked on a successful collegiate career by becoming an NCAA Division I qualifier, a 2x PSAC champion in 2006-07, and two 4th place finishes in 2008-09. During his collegiate career he defeated former middle weight UFC champion Frankie Edgar.

Upon graduating from ESU he focused his efforts into the Mixed Martial Arts arena. This turned out to be an excellent fit. His blended wrestling background and street fighter approach has proven to be a very difficult situation for any opponent to handle. Heckman’s boasts an amateur and pro record of 12-3 and has appeared on Spike television,, and MTV2 via The Bellator Fighting Championships.

Heckman is a determined competitor always seeking a way to unlock more greatness, and to continue building a successful career. This takes a lot of time, sacrifice, and dedication. Scott currently trains three times per day at different facilities to unlock all of his potential and make him the best athlete he can be for his sponsors. Scott’s done this thus far, hence his credentials. He is a committed individual.

Heckman’s accomplishments include:
Lightweight Champion for “Locked in a Cage”
BJJ Blue Belt
Division One Wrestler
D1 National Qualifier
Dead Serious Adv No-Gi Champion 2010
Dead Serious Blue Belt Champion 2010
Pan-Am Silver Medalist 2009
American Nationals Silver Medalist 2009
American Nationals Silver Medalist 2008
2008 UGC Absolute Adv-Gi Champion
2008 Diamond State Games Adv-Gi Bronze Medalist
2008 In house Tournament of Champions White Belt Division
2008 In house Tournament of Champions Blue Belt Division
Beat current UFC light weight Champion Frankie Edgar in wrestling
Training partner for Wilson Reis (Elite XC Champ)
Training partner for Dominick Cruz (UFC Champ)