Welterweight

    Stephen Thompson

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    Stephen Thompson
    Stephen Thompson
    Welterweight|13-2-1 (W-L-D)
    Stephen Thompson
    Age 34 (2/11/1983)
    Height/Weight 6'0"   170 lbs
    Reach 75"
    Stance Orthodox
    From Simpsonville, SC
    Fights Out Of Simpsonville, SC
    Career Stats
    SSTR%
    43.3%
    SUB
    0
    KO
    5

    UFC 143: Diaz vs. Condit

    Final

    Welterweight
    Dan Stittgen
    8 TSL 22
    Stephen Thompson WIN
    36.4% TSAc 57.9%
    0 TD 0
    KO/TKO
    DanStittgen Final R1, 4:13 StephenThompson
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    Fighter Bio

    TRAINING: My training camp consists of "3 a days". Strength & Conditioning in the morning. Thomas Lee Wrestling and RCJ Machado Jiu-jitsu at noon and Pitch Black Kickboxing in the evenings.

    When and why did you start training for fighting? When I was three years old. My father was a professional fighter and owned a Karate school. All the kids in our family started training at age three.

    What ranks and titles have you held? Five-time world champion kickboxer. I hold a 5th degree black belt in Tetsushin Ryu Kempo Karate, a 1st degree in Tetsushin Ryu Jujitsu and a Purple belt in RCJ Machado Jiu-jitsu.

    Do you have any heroes? None

    What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? I want to fight the best in the world and I want to be a champion, so being the in the UFC is a dream come true.

    Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? No

    What was your job before you started fighting?
    I've worked at my family's karate academy, doing everything from cleaning bathrooms to what I do now as the head kids’ instructor.

    Specific accomplishments in amateur competition?
    37-0, 16 amateur kickboxing titles:
    1.    1999 ISKA Georgia State Middleweight Amateur Champion
    2.    2000 ISKA Southeast Middleweight Amateur Champion
    3.    2000 IKF East Coast Middleweight Amateur Champion
    4.    2000 PKC National Light Middleweight Amateur Champion
    5.    2000 IKF National Middleweight Amateur Champion
    6.    2000 USAKBF North American Middleweight Amateur Champion
    7.    2001 IKF National Light Heavyweight Amateur Champion
    8.    2001 PKC National Light Heavyweight Amateur Champion
    9.    2001 USAKBF World Light Heavyweight Amateur Champion
    10.    2001 WPKA World Light Heavyweight Amateur Champion
    11.    2002 IKF National Light Heavyweight Amateur Champion
    12.    2002 IKF North American Light Cruiserweight Amateur Champion
    13.    2003 U.S. National Martial Arts Team World Cup Light Heavyweight Champion
    14.    2003 KICK North American Cruiserweight Champion
    15.    2003 I.A.K.S.A. World Champion
    16.    2003 IKF FCR Amateur Light Cruiserweight World Champion

    Specific accomplishments in pro competition? Undefeated - competed in the Chuck Norris World Combat League

    Favorite grappling technique:
    RNC

    Favorite striking technique:
    Spinning backfist

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    UFC Career Stats

    FIGHTS RPF TIME DEC KO SUB TKO DQ FFT FOTN
    Career Totals 11 2.7 12:57 3 5 0 0 0 0 1
    Stats Legend [ + ]
    DEC - Decisions DQ - Disqualifications FFT - Forfeits FIGHTS - Fights FOTN - Fight Of The Nights KO - Knockouts RPF - Rounds Per Fight Average SUB - Submissions TIME - Average Fight Duration TKO - Technical Knockouts
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