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Lightweight Division

Not Fighting

"Lil' Heathen"

Jeremy Stephens

Lightweight Division

28-19-0 (W-L-D)

19

Wins by Knockout

2

Wins by Submission

7

Wins by Decision

Jeremy Stephens

athlete record

Event Results

Info

Learn more about Jeremy Stephens' UFC history, fighter facts, and Q&A below.

Status
Not Fighting
Hometown
Des Moines, United States
Trains at
Alliance MMA - Chula Vista
Fighting style
Freestyle
Age
35
Height
68.50
Weight
156.00
Octagon Debut
May. 27, 2007
Reach
71.00
Leg reach
38.50

Fighter Facts

  • Sparring sessions with buddy Josh Neer are legendary
     
  • 19 wins by KO, two by submission (triangle choke, armbar)
     
  • Has won three of his last nine
     
  • Returning to lightweight after 18 fights at featherweight (8-9, 1 NC)

 

UFC History

UFC Fight Night (7/17/21) Stephens was submitted by Mateusz Gamrot via kimura at 1:05 of the first round
UFC 249 (5/9/20) Stephens was knocked out by Calvin Kattar at 2:42 of the second round
UFC on ESPN (10/18/19) Stephens lost a three round unanimous decision to Yair Rodriguez
UFC Fight Night (9/21/19) Stephens’ bout with Yair Rodriguez was ruled a no contest due to an accidental eye poke by Rodriguez that rendered Stephens unable to continue. The time was :15 of round one
UFC 235 (3/2/19) Stephens lost a three round unanimous decision to Zabit Magomedsharipov
UFC on FOX (7/28/18) Stephens was stopped by Jose Aldo via strikes at 4:19 of the first round
UFC on FOX (2/24/18) Stephens knocked out Josh Emmett at 1:35 of the second round
UFC Fight Night (1/14/18) Stephens stopped Dooho Choi via strikes at 2:36 of the second round
UFC 215 (9/9/17) Stephens won a three round unanimous decision over Gilbert Melendez
UFC on FOX (4/15/17) Stephens lost a three round split decision to Renato Moicano
UFC 205 (11/12/16) Stephens lost a three round unanimous decision to Frankie Edgar
UFC Fight Night (5/29/16) Stephens won a three round unanimous decision over Renan Barao
UFC 194 (12/12/15) Stephens lost a three round unanimous decision to Max Holloway
UFC 189 (7/11/15) Stephens stopped Dennis Bermudez via strikes at :32 of the third round
TUF 20 Finale (12/12/14) Stephens lost a three round unanimous decision to Charles Oliveira
UFC Fight Night (6/28/14) Stephens lost a five round unanimous decision to Cub Swanson
UFC on FOX (1/25/14) Stephens won a three round unanimous decision over Darren Elkins
UFC Fight Night (11/9/13) Stephens knocked out Rony Jason at :40 of the first round
UFC 160 (5/25/13) Stephens won a three round unanimous decision over Estevan Payan
UFC on FOX (12/8/12) Stephens was knocked out by Yves Edwards at 1:55 of the first round
UFC on FUEL TV (5/15/12) Stephens lost a three round unanimous decision to Donald Cerrone
UFC 136 (10/8/11) Stephens lost a three round split decision to Anthony Pettis
TUF 13 Finale (6/4/11) Stephens won a three round unanimous decision over Danny Downes
UFC 125 (1/1/11) Stephens knocked out Marcus Davis at 2:33 of the third round
UFC 119 (9/25/10) Stephens lost a three round split decision to Melvin Guillard
UFC 113 (5/8/10) Stephens won a three round split decision over Sam Stout
UFC Fight Night (9/16/09) Stephens stopped Justin Buchholz via cuts at 3:32 of the first round.
UFC Fight Night (4/1/09) Stephens lost a three round unanimous decision to Gleison Tibau.
UFC Fight Night (2/7/09) Stephens was submitted by Joe Lauzon via armbar at 4:43 of the second round.
UFC 91 (11/15/08) Stephens scored one of the most spectacular knockouts of 2008 when he KOed Rafael dos Anjos at :39 of the third round.
TUF 7 Finale (6/21/08) Stephens lost a three round unanimous decision to Spencer Fisher.
UFC Fight Night (1/23/08) Stephens stopped Cole Miller with strikes at 4:44 of the second round.
UFC 76 (9/22/07) Stephens scored a three round unanimous decision over Diego Saraiva.
UFC 71 (5/26/07) Stephens fought well before being submitted via armbar in the second round (2:44) by Din Thomas.

 

Q&A

TRAINING: Go hard all day every day, because it's a blessing to do what you love. 
When and why did you start training for fighting? I grew up rough and fought a lot. I started amateur when I was 16 and started training full-time by 18 years of age.
What ranks and titles have you held? MCC and UGC 155-pound belts. Purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Do you have any heroes? God, Josh Neer, and Randy Couture
What is your favorite technique? Jiu-Jitsu and Muay Thai techniques
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It’s the Super Bowl
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I came from the school of hard knocks.