|Born||Kyle Loren Kingsbury
March 22, 1982
San Jose, United States
|Height||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Weight||205 lb (93 kg; 14.6 st)|
|Reach||79.0 in (201 cm)|
|Fighting out of||San Jose, California|
|Team||American Kickboxing Academy|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Kyle Loren Kingsbury (born March 22, 1982) is an American mixed martial artist. He was a cast member of Spike TV's The Ultimate Fighter: Team Nogueira vs. Team Mir. Kyle is currently signed with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), fighting in their Light Heavyweight division.
Kingsbury attended Monta Vista High School in Cupertino, California. Kingsbury played high school football for the school, playing the defensive tackle position. He earned many titles such as: "Defensive Lineman of the Year" in the Santa Clara Valley League (2000), two-time first-team all-league selection (1999 and 2000), also earned second-team All-Central Coast Section honors behind first-team selection Jared Allen his senior year. Kingsbury was selected by the North squad for the North vs. South San Jose Charlie Wedemeyer All-Star football game, after a senior season where he racked up 53 tackles, 10 sacks and two fumble recoveries in his final year. Kyle was the captain for both his football team and his wrestling team.
Kingsbury later transferred to Arizona State University (ASU). He was a walk-on for the football team where he was a scout team member in the 2003 season and saw playing time in the 2004 season, including in ASU's 2004 Sun Bowl victory over Purdue University.
Mixed martial arts
The Ultimate Fighter
Kingsbury fought Ryan Bader for a spot on the show, he lost to Bader by arm-triangle choke in the second round. After the discovery of two injured fighters, Kingsbury was brought in to replace one of them. He was picked by Antonio Nogueira's team and Nogueira called Kingsbury the leader of the team. In the first round of fights, Krzysztof Soszynski defeated Kingsbury. In the finale Kingsbury was matched up against Tom Lawlor. Kingsbury lost a unanimous decision to Lawlor at the Ultimate Fighter Finale.
Ultimate Fighting Championship
Kingsbury made his UFC debut against former The Ultimate Fighter: Team Nogueira vs. Team Mir castmate Tom Lawlor. He was defeated via unanimous decision on the preliminary card at the The Ultimate Fighter 8 Finale. Even though Kingsbury did not win any fights on TUF and did not win his debut, the UFC decided to keep him signed.
Kingsbury lost to debuting Jimi Manuwa on September 29, 2012 at UFC on Fuel TV 5 by TKO due to doctor stoppage. Kingsbury took tremendous punishment in the fight before the doctor ended the bout due to his left eye swelling shut. Kingsbury revealed on The MMA Hour that his orbital bone was fractured in two places but that it did not require surgery.
Kyle is a huge supporter of the U.S. military, and has gone on 12 tours to visit troops stationed overseas. The tours range from 10-17 days, often going to upwards of 7 countries on a single tour. He most recently went to Afghanistan and Kuwait for 2 weeks in January of 2014, only returning home for 6 days, before departing again for a Western Hemisphere tour lasting 10 days. On tour, Kyle has been to Iraq, Afghanistan, Bahrain, Dubai, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Abu Dhabi, Germany, Belgium, England, Cuba, France, Honduras, Puerto Rico, Djibouti, and The Bahamas.
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|17 matches||11 wins||5 losses|
|Loss||11–5 (1)||Jimi Manuwa||TKO (doctor stoppage)||UFC on Fuel TV: Struve vs. Miocic||September 29, 2012||2||5:00||Nottingham, United Kingdom|
|Loss||11–4 (1)||Glover Teixeira||Submission (arm-triangle choke)||UFC 146||May 26, 2012||1||1:53||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Loss||11–3 (1)||Stephan Bonnar||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 139||November 19, 2011||3||5:00||San Jose, California, United States|
|Win||11–2 (1)||Fabio Maldonado||Decision (unanimous)||The Ultimate Fighter 13 Finale||June 4, 2011||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||Fight of the Night|
|Win||10–2 (1)||Ricardo Romero||TKO (knees to the body and punches)||UFC 126||February 5, 2011||1||0:21||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||9–2 (1)||Jared Hamman||Decision (unanimous)||UFC Fight Night: Marquardt vs. Palhares||September 15, 2010||3||5:00||Austin, Texas, United States||Fight of the Night|
|Win||8–2 (1)||Razak Al-Hassan||Decision (split)||UFC 104||October 24, 2009||3||5:00||Los Angeles, California, United States|
|Loss||7–2 (1)||Tom Lawlor||Decision (unanimous)||The Ultimate Fighter 8 Finale||December 13, 2008||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Loss||7–1 (1)||Tony Lopez||TKO (punches)||KOTC: River Rage||September 15, 2007||1||1:36||Laughlin, Nevada, United States|
|Win||7–0 (1)||Demian Decorah||Decision (unanimous)||KOTC: Battle at the Bowl||July 21, 2007||2||5:00||Lac du Flambeau, Wisconsin, United States|
|NC||6–0 (1)||Maurice Jackson||N/A||KOTC: Eclipse||May 26, 2007||1||N/A||San Carlos, Arizona, United States|
|Win||6–0||Angelo Mcleroy||Submission (rear naked choke)||KOTC: Caged Chaos||February 10, 2007||1||1:39||Laughlin, Nevada, United States|
|Win||5–0||Rocky Batastini||Submission (rear naked choke)||RITC 89: Triple Main Event||December 2, 2006||1||0:19||Fountain Hills, Arizona, United States|
|Win||4–0||Aric Dylan||KO (punches)||RITC 87: Rage in the Cage||September 29, 2006||1||1:45||Phoenix, Arizona, United States|
|Win||3–0||Brian Ryan||Decision (unanimous)||RITC 85: Xtreme Cage Fighting||August 5, 2006||3||3:00||Phoenix, Arizona, United States|
|Win||2–0||Dan Glasgow||TKO (knee to the body and punches)||RITC 84: Celebrity Theatre||July 1, 2006||1||0:29||Phoenix, Arizona, United States|
|Win||1–0||Joe Tsosie||KO (knee)||RITC 83: Rampage||June 10, 2006||1||0:19||Fountain Hills, Arizona, United States|
- "Kyle Kingsbury and Razak Al-Hassan agree to UFC 104 bout in October". MMAjunkie.
- Steven Marrocco. "Kyle Kingsbury vs. Jared Hamman targeted for UFC Fight Night 22". MMajunkie.
- "Kyle Kingsbury to fight Ricardo Romero at UFC 126". mmadiehards.com. December 1, 2010.
- "Kyle Kingsbury vs. Fabio Malonado added to The Ultimate Fighter 13 Finale". mmajunkie.com. 2011-03-15.
- "Stephan Bonnar vs. Kyle Kingsbury added to UFC 139 in San Jose". mmajunkie.com. August 23, 2011.
- "Glover Teixeira vs Kyle Kingsbury booked for May 26 in Las Vegas". mmamania.com. February 23, 2012.
- "Manuwa Draws Kingsbury At UFC On Fuel 5". YourMMA.tv. July 21, 2012.