January 1, 1983 |
Iowa City, Iowa
|Other names||The Doctor|
|Residence||Iowa City, Iowa|
|Height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Weight||185 lb (84 kg; 13.2 st)|
|Fighting out of||Iowa City, Iowa|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Mixed martial arts career
Vedepo made his professional MMA debut in November 2005. He went undefeated at 6–0 in the first two and a half years of his career.
Ultimate Fighting Championship
Vedepo was expected to face Gerald Harris on August 28, 2010 at UFC 118, replacing an injured Alessio Sakara. On August 18, it was announced that the Vedepo/Harris bout had been scrapped from the card.
Following his release from the UFC, Vedepo fought at ZT Fight Night: Heavyweights Collide, where he fought two weight classes higher at Heavyweight and on only a few days notice. He faced Oli Thompson, winning via TKO (punches) in the second round. He was expected to fight Rob Broughton to crown the tournament winner but Vedepo broke his hand in his semifinals bout against Thompson, which forced him out of the finals.
Vedepo is also notable for inventing the modified shin choke, also known as the Vedepo Choke, he used this submission to win his debut fight in Bellator.
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|24 matches||16 wins||8 losses|
|Win||16–8||Cortez Coleman||Decision (majority)||Bellator 121||June 6, 2014||3||5:00||Thackerville, Oklahoma, United States|
|Win||15–8||Ben Crowder||TKO (leg injury)||Bellator 117||April 18, 2014||1||0:48||Council Bluffs, Iowa, United States|
|Loss||14–8||Kendall Grove||Decision (unanimous)||Bellator 104||October 18, 2013||3||5:00||Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States|
|Loss||14–7||Eddie Larrea||TKO (punches)||Triple A MMA 2||August 10, 2013||1||0:45||Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States|
|Loss||14–6||Louis Taylor||KO (punches)||Bellator 84||December 14, 2012||1||4:12||Hammond, Indiana, United States|
|Win||14–5||Mike Bernhard||Submission (Vedepo choke)||Bellator 80||November 9, 2012||1||3:26||Hollywood, Florida, United States|
|Loss||13–5||Jason Buck||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Pinnacle Combat MMA 10||April 27, 2012||1||0:43||Dubuque, Iowa, United States|
|Win||13–4||Kenneth Allen||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Extreme Challenge 202||January 28, 2012||1||2:17||Bettendorf, Iowa, United States|
|Loss||12–4||Dmitry Samoilov||Decision (unanimous)||League S-70: Russia vs. Brazil||August 5, 2011||2||5:00||Sochi, Krasnodar Krai, Russia|
|Win||12–3||Dennis Reed||Submission (armbar)||Revolution Combat Championships 11: Cocked and Loaded||June 19, 2010||1||1:31||Columbus Junction, Iowa, United States|
|Win||11–3||Oli Thompson||TKO (punches)||ZT Fight Night: Heavyweights Collide||January 30, 2010||2||1:24||Hove, East Sussex, England|
|Win||10–3||Miguel Bernard||Submission (armbar)||ZT Fight Night: Heavyweights Collide||January 30, 2010||1||0:33||Hove, East Sussex, England|
|Win||9–3||Webster Farris||KO (punch)||Adrenaline MMA IV||September 18, 2009||1||0:14||Council Bluffs, Iowa, United States|
|Loss||8–3||Rob Kimmons||Technical submission (guillotine choke)||UFC Fight Night 18||April 1, 2009||1||1:54||Nashville, Tennessee, United States|
|Loss||8–2||Alessio Sakara||KO (head kick)||UFC Fight Night 15||September 17, 2008||1||1:27||Omaha, Nebraska, United States|
|Win||8–1||Brian Green||Submission (verbal)||MCC 14: Pride or Fate||June 14, 2008||3||4:25||Urbandale, Iowa, United States|
|Win||7–1||Karl Kelly||Submission (keylock)||Pinnacle Combat: MMA||April 26, 2008||1||1:44||Dubuque, Iowa, United States|
|Loss||6–1||Mario Miranda||TKO (punches)||Carnage at the Creek 2||April 5, 2008||3||2:38||Shelton, Washington, United States|
|Win||6–0||Rob Smith||TKO (knees)||XFO 22: Xtreme Fighting Organization||February 23, 2008||2||1:17||Crystal Lake, Illinois, United States|
|Win||5–0||Chris Powers||Submission (kimura)||Mainstream MMA: Vengeance||October 20, 2007||1||2:55||Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States|
|Win||4–0||Todd Carney||TKO (strikes)||Extreme Challenge 83||September 1, 2007||1||4:34||Riverside, Iowa, United States|
|Win||3–0||Jeremy Norwood||KO (punch)||Rwevolution Combat Championships Vol. 1: The Doctor is Out||August 17, 2007||1||1:35||West Liberty, Iowa, United States|
|Win||2–0||Joe Winterfeldt||N/A||Title Fighting Championships 1||April 21, 2006||1||N/A||Des Moines, Iowa, United States|
|Win||1–0||Jesse Lennox||Decision (unanimous)||Mainstream MMA 1: Inception||November 18, 2005||3||5:00||Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States|
- Bellator 84 Recap: Volkov Is New Heavyweight Champion, Lightweight Tournament Postponed. cagepotato.com. December 15, 2012
- "Joe Vedepo replaces Alessio Sakara, faces Gerald Harris at UFC 118". mmajunkie.com. August 5, 2010.
- "UFC 118 fight card complete with 10 bous; Harris vs. Vedepo off preliminary card". mmajunkie.com. August 18, 2010.