Dean Lister

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Dean Lister
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Born (1976-02-13) February 13, 1976 (age 38)
San Diego, California, United States
Other names The Boogeyman, The Machine, Mr. Fister
Nationality American
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight 220 lb (100 kg; 16 st)
Division Middleweight
Light Heavyweight
Reach 75 in (191 cm)
Style Wrestling
Team Fabio Santos Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
Throwdown Elite Training Center[1]
Rank 2nd degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Mixed martial arts record
Total 19
Wins 12
By submission 10
By decision 2
Losses 7
By decision 7
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog
Dean Lister
Medal record
Competitor for  United States
Men's Grappling
ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship
Gold 2003 São Paulo Absolute
Gold 2011 Nottingham -99kg
Silver 2013 Beijing -99kg

Dean Richard Lister (February 13, 1976) is an American mixed martial artist and a former King of the Cage Middleweight Champion. He currently fights at the Middleweight division after moving down from the Light Heavyweight class. Lister's sparring partner and the former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Tito Ortiz invited Lister to be his assistant grappling coach on the third season of the Spike TV reality show, The Ultimate Fighter.

Biography[edit]

Lister grew up in a military family and lived in several South American countries, including Venezuela and Panama. Lister speaks several languages. He lived in Panama during the U.S. invasion in 1989, and, according to Lister, he was "right in the middle of a serious combat zone".[2] After living in several different cities in the United States, Lister's family settled in San Diego for Lister's high school years.

Career[edit]

Lister often fought as a kid, mostly due to a combination of being the "new kid", a foreigner, and being small for his age. The need to protect himself led Lister to wrestling and martial arts.

He started wrestling in high school, and became the high school division wrestling champion and a U.S. National Sambo Champion. Shortly after graduating from high school, Lister visited the Fábio Santos Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy in San Diego with his wrestling teammates, and became very interested in the sport. He started competing in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in 1996, six months after he started training.

Since 1997, Lister has been working as an instructor for Santos. Lister teaches both beginner and advanced students at Throwdown Elite Training Center in San Diego. The classes typically begin with Dean teaching Brazilian Jiu Jitsu techniques, followed by Jiu Jitsu sparring.[3]

In 2000, Lister traveled to Brazil to train at Brazilian Top Team for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in Rio de Janeiro.

Lister currently holds the rank of black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, given to him by Jeffrey Higgs, who holds a black belt under Fábio Santos. He maintains that it is "the biggest and most challenging sport that exists".[2] Lister does not favor any particular technique, although he is mostly known for his leg attacks (foot locks and knee locks). Lister is a two-time U.S. National Sambo champion, a four-time U.S. Machado National Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Champion (weight class and open classes), and a National Gracie Jiu Jitsu champion.

Lister was invited three times (2000, 2003, and 2005) to the Abu Dhabi Combat Club (ADCC) championship, a prestigious grappling tournament consisting only of the top 16 grapplers in the world of each weight class. Lister won the Abu Dhabi Absolute Division championship in 2003, as well as two Superfights in 2003 and 2005; in addition, he set a tournament record by defeating 4 of his opponents consecutively (3 by submission) in 2003.

It is worth noting that one of Lister's MMA losses is against Nathan Marquardt, despite previously submitting him in the 2003 ADCC tournament.[4]

Lister was a King of the Cage Middleweight Champion, and defended his title several times before losing to Jeremy Horn in a Light Heavyweight fight. KOTC stripped Dean of his title after the loss, even though it was at a higher weight class. Years later, Lister avenged this loss by submitting Jeremy Horn with a guillotine choke in the TUF 7 finale.

Lister lost a three-round unanimous decision to Yushin Okami at UFC 92 on December 27, 2008, dropping his UFC record to 4–2. He subsequently requested to be released from his UFC contract, and has since signed with the Maximum Fighting Championship.

Dean Lister and Renato Sobral fought to a draw at Metamoris 3 a submission-only jiu-jitsu match.[5]

ADCC[edit]

Lister won the 2003 ADCC Absolute World championship and was the 2005 Superfight champion, defeating Jean Jacques Machado. He claimed the gold medal again in 2011 in the under 99 kg division by submitting João Assis in the final by a heel hook. He also submitted jiu-jitsu world champion Rodolfo Vieira, in his weight division, also with a heel hook.[6] At the 2013 ADCC in Beijing, China, Lister defeated Cristiano Lazzarini in the semi-finals of the under 99kg dvision by heel hook but would go on to lose on points in the finals to João Assis; In the absolute division Lister submitted both Hideki Sekine and João Gabriel Rocha by heel hook before losing to Marcus Almeida in the semi-finals. Lister also lost to Keenan Cornelius in the bronze medal match both on points.

Personal life[edit]

Lister was formerly married to model Flavia Mazoni.[7]

Dean Lister portrait taken during his seminar in Pedro Bessa BJJ Gym, Cork, Ireland.

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 12–7 Rodney Moore Submission (inverted heel hook) Cage Contender 13 March 28, 2012 3 2:44 Belfast, Northern Ireland
Loss 11–7 Thales Leites Decision (unanimous) MFC 23 December 4, 2009 3 5:00 Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Loss 11–6 Yushin Okami Decision (unanimous) UFC 92 December 27, 2008 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 11–5 Jeremy Horn Submission (guillotine choke) TUF 7 Finale June 21, 2008 1 3:53 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 10–5 Jordan Radev Decision (unanimous) UFC 79 December 29, 2007 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss 9–5 Nate Marquardt Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night 8 January 25, 2007 3 5:00 Hollywood, Florida, United States
Win 9–4 Yuki Sasaki Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night 6 August 17, 2006 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 8–4 Alessio Sakara Submission (triangle choke) UFC 60 May 27, 2006 1 2:20 Los Angeles, California, United States
Loss 7–4 Ricardo Arona Decision (unanimous) Pride Total Elimination 2005 April 23, 2005 3 5:00 Osaka, Japan 2005 Pride Middleweight Grand Prix Opening round
Win 7–3 Akira Shoji Submission (triangle choke) Pride Bushido 6 April 3, 2005 1 3:13 Yokohama, Japan
Loss 6–3 Amar Suloev Decision (split) Pride Bushido 4 July 19, 2004 2 5:00 Nagoya, Japan
Loss 6–2 Jeremy Horn Decision (majority) King of the Cage 31 December 6, 2003 4 5:00 San Jacinto, California, United States For KOTC Light Heavyweight Championship.
Win 6–1 James Lee Submission (armbar) KOTC 29: Renegades September 5, 2003 1 N/A San Jacinto, California, United States Defended KOTC Middleweight Championship.
Win 5–1 Brian Sleeman Submission (double armbar) KOTC 25: Flaming Fury June 29, 2003 1 1:14 San Jacinto, California, United States Defended KOTC Middleweight Championship.
Win 4–1 Brendan Seguin Submission (triangle choke) KOTC 16 - Double Cross August 2, 2002 3 4:37 San Jacinto, California, United States Won KOTC Middleweight Championship.
Win 3–1 Jacen Flynn Submission (kimura) KOTC 12 - Cold Blood February 9, 2002 2 4:28 San Jacinto, California, United States
Win 2–1 Jerry Jenkins Submission (heel hook) KOTC 11 - Domination September 29, 2001 1 4:24 San Jacinto, California, United States
Loss 1–1 Jacen Flynn Decision (split) KOTC 7 - Wet and Wild February 24, 2001 3 5:00 San Jacinto, California, United States
Win 1–0 John Jensen Submission (kneebar) KOTC 5 - Cage Wars September 16, 2000 1 1:50 San Jacinto, California, United States

Grappling Record[edit]

Result Opponent Method Event Division Year
Loss United StatesJosh Barnett Submission (scarf hold choke) Metamoris IV Superfight 2014
Draw BrazilRenato Sobral Draw Metamoris III Superfight 2014
Win FinlandJanne-Pekka Pietiläinen Referee Decision Macaco Branco Primates Superfight 2014
Win BrazilTarsis Humphreys Submission (Heel Hook) World Jiu-Jitsu Expo Superfight 2013
Loss United StatesKeenan Cornelius Points ADCC 2013 Absolute 2013
Loss BrazilMarcus Almeida Points ADCC 2013 Absolute 2013
Win BrazilJoão Gabriel Rocha Submission (Heel Hook) ADCC 2013 Absolute 2013
Win JapanHideki Sekine Submission (Heel Hook) ADCC 2013 Absolute 2013
Loss BrazilJoão Assis Points ADCC 2013 -99kg 2013
Win BrazilCristiano Lazzarini Submission (Heel Hook) ADCC 2013 -99kg 2013
Win United StatesEzra Lenon Submission (Heel Hook) ADCC 2013 -99kg 2013
Win ChinaJia Jing Jang Submission (Heel Hook) ADCC 2013 -99kg 2013
Loss BrazilJoão Assis Referee Decision Grapplers Quest: UFC Fan Expo Absolute 2013
Win United StatesKyle Griffin Submission (Toe Hold) Grapplers Quest: UFC Fan Expo Absolute 2013
Draw BrazilAlexandre Ribeiro Draw Metamoris I Superfight 2012
Win BrazilRicardo Abreu Submission (Heel Hook) Grapplers Quest: UFC Fan Expo Superfight 2012
Win BrazilJoão Assis Submission (Heel Hook) ADCC 2011 -99kg 2011
Win BrazilRodolfo Vieira Submission (Heel Hook) ADCC 2011 -99kg 2011
Win PolandRadek Turek Submission (Heel Hook) ADCC 2011 -99kg 2011
Win BrazilAugusto Ferrari Points ADCC 2011 -99kg 2011
Loss BrazilVinny Magalhães Points ADCC 2009 Absolute 2009
Loss BrazilGlover Teixeira Points ADCC 2009 -99kg 2009
Win DenmarkAndreas Olsen Submission (Triangle Choke) ADCC 2009 -99kg 2009
Win BrazilJean Jacques Machado Points ADCC 2005 Superfight 2005
Win BrazilAlexandre Ferreira Submission (Heel Hook) ADCC 2003 Absolute 2003
Win BrazilMárcio Cruz Points (3-0) ADCC 2003 Absolute 2003
Win BrazilSaulo Ribeiro Submission (Kneebar) ADCC 2003 Absolute 2003
Win United StatesNate Marquardt Submission (Kimura) ADCC 2003 Absolute 2003
Loss BrazilAlexandre Ribeiro Points ADCC 2003 -99kg 2003
Win SwedenIlir Latifi Submission (Guillotine Choke) ADCC 2003 -99kg 2003

Grappling credentials[edit]

ADCC World Submission Wrestling Championships

ADCC 2013 -99 kg: 2nd Place

ADCC 2011 -99 kg: 1st Place

ADCC 2005 Superfight championship: Defeated Jean Jacques Machado.

ADCC 2003 -98 kg: Quarter finals Openweight: 1st Place

ADCC 2002 North American Trials -99 kg: 1st Place

Record of opponents:

  • Won: Jean Jacques Machado (pts 9-0), Iiir Latifi (sub-guillotine), Nathan Marquardt (sub-kimura), Saulo Ribeiro (sub-kneelock), Marcio 'Pe De Pano' Cruz (pts 3-0), Alexandre Ferreira 'Cacareco' (sub-heelhook), Masutatsu Yano (sub-rear naked choke), Augusto Ferrari (pts 2-0), Radek Turek (sub-heelhook), Rodolfo Vieira (sub-heelhook), Joao Assis (sub-heelhook), Ricardo "Demente" Abreu (sub-heelhook)
  • Draw: Xande Ribeiro (Metamoris Pro 2012)

Misc.

Two-time national (US) sambo champion.

Four-time Machado National (US) BJJ champion

National (US) Gracie BJJ champion.

Three-time ADCC World champion

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fight Finder: Dean Lister". Sherdog. 2007. Retrieved 2007-08-16. 
  2. ^ a b UFC. "Dean Lister profile". Retrieved 2009-01-07. 
  3. ^ DeanLister.com (2006). "Official Homepage of Dean Lister". Official Homepage of Dean Lister, World Champion Grappler. Retrieved 2006-06-12. 
  4. ^ ADCC 2003 - Dean Lister vs. Nathan Marquardt at youtube
  5. ^ "Metamoris 3: Bravo vs. Gracie Results". mmanuts.com. Retrieved March 29, 2014. 
  6. ^ http://www.mixedmartialarts.com/news/354380/Dean-Lister-celebrating-ADCC-title-at-Oktoberfest/
  7. ^ Dean Lister Comes Home for UFC Debut Saturday "I had a lot of personal issues with my ex-wife and family stuff and I lost a lot of my motivation," Lister admitted. He attended San Diego State University.

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