Mike Dolce used to be a municipal tax assessor in New Jersey and weighed 280 pounds. After working his way all the way down to 170 pounds, he quit his job to take up mixed martial arts fighting. He stands 5 feet, 11 inches. He began his professional career with three straight wins, two via decisions and one via technical knockout. The next four, however, were not so successful. He lost his next four fights under his coach Matt Lindland. Now he is a member of the International Fight
League Organization under Portland Wolfpack.
Outside the ring, Mike Dolce serves as the conditioning coach for Oregon-based Team Quest.
Mike Dolce is part of the cast of reality mixed martial arts competition The Ultimate Fighter. Team Rampage vs. Team Forrest on Spike TV. This latest installment features 32 middleweight fighters who will vie for a six-figure, multi-fight contract with the organization Ultimate Fighting Championship. The cast is immediately trimmed down to the final 16 fighters to move in the house. For this season, the fighters are divided into two teams, each coached by UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Quinton Jackson and Light heavyweight number 1 contender and season one winner Forrest Griffin.
He is married to Brandy Dolce.