Ken Stone (fighter)

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Ken Stone
Born (1982-10-08) October 8, 1982 (age 32)
Residence Holliston, Massachusetts
Nationality American
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Weight 135 lb (61 kg; 9.6 st)
Division Bantamweight
Featherweight
Reach 71.0 in (180 cm)
Fighting out of Coconut Creek, Florida
Team American Top Team
Years active 2007–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total 15
Wins 11
By knockout 4
By submission 6
By decision 1
Losses 4
By knockout 3
By decision 1
Amateur career
Total 1
Wins 1
By submission 1
Losses 0
Other information
University Bridgewater State University
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Kenneth Alan Stone (born October 8, 1982) is an American mixed martial artist. A professional MMA competitor since 2007, Stone had fought mostly in regional promotions on the east coast, before signing with Zuffa.

Career[edit]

Background[edit]

Stone wrestled collegiately at Bridgewater State University from 2001-2004. He began training in mixed martial arts in 2006 and turned professional the following year.[1] He was an assistant coach for Holliston High Wrestling team from 2005-2007.

Amateur career[edit]

Six years before turning professional, Stone debuted in amateur MMA on August 24, 2001, facing Jeff Malki at Extreme Grappling Challenge 4. He won via submission,[2] and would then take a long hiatus before making his professional debut in 2007.

Early career[edit]

Stone started his professional mixed martial arts career on the regional circuit winning his first eight professional bouts, finishing all of his opponents, before dropping a five round split decision loss to Jason McLean, during which he suffered a broken foot in the second round. After fighting McLean, Ken made a decision to move down from featherweight to bantamweight weight class division.[1][3]

World Extreme Cagefighting[edit]

In October 2010 Stone signed with World Extreme Cagefighting.[1]

Stone made his promotional debut against Eddie Wineland on November 11, 2010 at WEC 53, losing via KO (slam) in the first round.[4]

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

In October 2010, World Extreme Cagefighting merged with the Ultimate Fighting Championship. As part of the merger, all WEC fighters were transferred to the UFC.[5]

Stone faced Scott Jorgensen on June 4, 2011 at The Ultimate Fighter 13 Finale.[6] Stone was arguably winning the first round until he was knocked unconscious from his guard.

Stone fought Donny Walker on September 17, 2011 at UFC Fight Night 25.[7] He won the fight via technical submission (rear naked choke) in the first round, earning his first UFC victory.

Stone was expected to face Mike Easton on January 20, 2012 at UFC on FX 1, but pulled out due to an injury.[8]

Stone was expected to face Edwin Figueroa on June 22, 2012 at UFC on FX 4.[9] However, Figueroa was forced out of the bout with an injury and replaced by Francisco Rivera.[10] However, Rivera pulled out of the bout due to an injury and was replaced by Dustin Pague.[11] Stone defeated Pague via split decision.

Stone next faced Érik Pérez on August 11, 2012 at UFC 150.[12] He lost the fight via TKO in the first round, and was subsequently released from the promotion shortly after.[13]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

  • American Fighting Organization
    • AFO Featherweight Championship (One time)

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 11–4 Érik Pérez KO (punches) UFC 150 August 11, 2012 1 0:17 Denver, Colorado, United States
Win 11–3 Dustin Pague Decision (split) UFC on FX: Maynard vs. Guida June 22, 2012 3 5:00 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win 10–3 Donny Walker Technical Submission (rear-naked choke) UFC Fight Night: Shields vs. Ellenberger September 17, 2011 1 2:26 New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Loss 9–3 Scott Jorgensen KO (punches) The Ultimate Fighter 13 Finale June 4, 2011 1 4:01 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss 9–2 Eddie Wineland KO (slam) WEC 53 December 16, 2010 1 2:11 Glendale, Arizona, United States
Win 9–1 Jason Bennett Submission (guillotine choke) AFO: Halloween Havoc 2 October 8, 2010 1 2:37 Mansfield, Massachusetts, United States
Loss 8–1 Jason McLean Decision (split) AFO: Summer Bash June 5, 2009 5 5:00 Braintree, Massachusetts, United States Defended the AFO Featherweight Championship.
Win 8–0 Eddie Felix Submission (rear-naked choke) AFO: Night of Champions April 11, 2009 1 1:54 Braintree, Massachusetts, United States Won the AFO Featherweight Championship.
Win 7–0 Nam Nguyen TKO (punches) AFO: New Year's Redemption January 3, 2009 1 3:30 Braintree, Massachusetts, United States
Win 6–0 Chris Simmons Submission (guillotine choke) United States Fight League: War in the Woods 4 September 13, 2008 2 1:30 Ledyard, Connecticut, United States
Win 5–0 Ethan Kean TKO (punches) World Championship Fighting 3 June 20, 2008 1 0:33 Wilmington, Massachusetts, United States
Win 4–0 Joe Camacho TKO (punches) Battle Cage Xtreme 4 April 19, 2008 1 2:51 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win 3–0 Daniel Duarte Submission (rear-naked choke) World Championship Fighting 2 February 8, 2008 1 1:46 Wilmington, Massachusetts, United States
Win 2–0 Ben Manseau Submission (guillotine choke) CZ 24: Renaissance October 13, 2007 1 0:30 Revere, Massachusetts, United States
Win 1–0 Josh Spearman TKO (punches) WFL 18: Calloway Cup 6 August 4, 2007 1 1:54 Revere, Massachusetts, United States

Amateur mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 1–0 Jeff Malki Submission EGC - Extreme Grappling Challenge 4 August 24, 2001 1 2:30 Revere, Massachusetts, United States

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