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"The Dirty Bird"

Tim Means

Welterweight Division

32-13-1 (W-L-D)

19

Wins by Knockout

5

Wins by Submission

4

First Round Finishes

Tim Means

athlete record

Event Results

Info

Learn more about Tim Means' UFC history, fighter facts, and Q&A below.

Status
Active
Hometown
Wilburton, United States
Trains at
FIT NHB Albuquerque, NM
Fighting style
Striker
Age
38
Height
74.00
Weight
170.50
Octagon Debut
Feb. 15, 2012
Reach
75.00
Leg reach
43.50

Fighter Facts

  • Pro since 2004
     
  • 19 wins by KO, five by submission (3 RNC, arm triangle, guillotine)
     
  • Has won four of his last five and three in a row
     
  • First two losses came against UFC vets Spencer Fisher and Luke Caudillo
     
  • After going 3-2 in first five fights, took four-year hiatus from the sport. 29-10-1, 1 NC since his return.
     
  • 21st UFC appearance at welterweight (12-7, 1 NC)
     
  • Origin of nickname: “I dyed my hair for an amateur fight a teammate said I looked like a dirty bird. The name stuck.”

UFC History
UFC Fight Night (6/18/22) Means was submitted by Kevin Holland via D'Arce choke at 1:28 of the second round 
UFC Fight Night (6/26/21) Means won a three round unanimous decision over Nicolas Dalby
UFC 255 (11/21/20) Means won a three round unanimous decision over Mike Perry
UFC Fight Night (8/8/20) Means won a three round unanimous decision over Laureano Staropoli
UFC Fight Night (2/15/20) Means was submitted by Daniel Rodriguez via guillotine choke at 3:37 of the second round
UFC on ESPN (12/7/19) Means submitted Thiago Alves via guillotine choke at 2:38 of the first round
UFC Fight Night (3/9/19) Means was knocked out by Niko Price at 4:50 of the first round
TUF 28 Finale (11/30/18) Means stopped Ricky Rainey via strikes at 1:18 of the first round
UFC Fight Night (2/3/18) Means lost a three round split decision to Sergio Moraes
UFC Fight Night (11/19/17) Means lost a three round split decision to Belal Muhammad
UFC Fight Night (6/25/17) Means won a three round unanimous decision over Alex Garcia
UFC Fight Night (3/11/17) Means was submitted by Alex Oliveira via rear naked choke at 2:38 of the second round
UFC 207 (12/30/16) Means’ fight with Alex Oliveira was ruled a no contest at 3:33 of the first round when Oliveira couldn’t continue due to an accidental foul
UFC 202 (8/20/16) Means stopped Sabah Homasi via strikes at 2:56 of the second round
UFC Fight Night (12/10/15) Means knocked out John Howard at :21 of the second round
UFC 189 (7/11/15) Means was submitted by Matt Brown via guillotine choke at 4:44 of the first round
UFC on FOX (4/18/15) Means submitted George Sullivan via arm triangle choke at 3:41 of the third round
UFC 184 (2/28/15) Means stopped Dhiego Lima via strikes at 2:17 of the first round
UFC Fight Night (12/20/14) Means won a three round split decision over Marcio Alexandre
UFC on FOX (7/26/14) Means won a three round unanimous decision over Hernani Perpetuo
UFC Fight Night (5/10/14) Means lost a three round unanimous decision to Neil Magny
UFC on FOX (7/27/13) Means lost a three round unanimous decision to Danny Castillo
UFC on FOX (4/20/13) Means lost a three round unanimous decision to Jorge Masvidal
UFC on FX (6/8/12) Means stopped Justin Salas via strikes at 1:06 of the first round
UFC on FUEL TV (2/15/12) Means won a three round unanimous decision over Bernardo Magalhaes

Q&A
When and why did you start training for fighting?
Coach Vaughn got me started when I was about 18 years old. I was a scrappy little kid, and he was helping me stay away from the bad crowd and keeping me out of trouble - New Mexico can be a tough place to grow up.
What ranks and titles have you held? KOTC champion at lightweight, welterweight, super welterweight.
Do you have any heroes? My coach Tom Vaughn, My family.
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It means everything, it has been a long and hard struggle to get here, and now I am just going to show why I belong to stay here. It means all my hard work has paid off, and that all the people who believed in me were right and I want to make all of them proud.
What was your job before you started fighting? I have worked construction, now I help coach little kids at the gym.
Favorite grappling technique: Rear Naked Choke
Favorite Striking technique: Flying Knee