Lumumba Sayers

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Lumumba Sayers
Born Denver, Colorado
Other names Heavy Hands
Nationality American
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13.2 st)
Division Middleweight
Fighting out of Denver, Colorado
Team Grappler's Edge
Mixed martial arts record
Total 10
Wins 6
By knockout 1
By submission 5
Losses 4
By submission 4
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Lumumba Sayers is an American mixed martial artist currently competing in the Middleweight division. He formerly competed under the Strikeforce banner.


Sayers is from Denver, Colorado, attending Denver East High School and then continued his education at Colorado State University. He has a combat sports background in boxing and also participated in many Toughman Contests before being introduced to mixed martial arts.[1]

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Sayers made his professional debut in October 2009. He fought primarily in his native Colorado and was the Fight to Win Middleweight Champion, Rocky Mountain Bad Boyz and No Mercy Extreme Fighting Professional Middleweight Champion.[2] Before signing with Strikeforce, he amassed a record of 4-1, with none of his victories making it to the second round.


Sayers debuted for Strikeforce in July 2011 on the undercard of Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Henderson. He lost his debut to current UFC Middleweight Derek Brunson by submission in the first round.

Sayers returned to the promotion in the main event at Strikeforce Challengers: Britt vs. Sayers. He defeated Antwain Britt via knockout at just 28 seconds into the first round, the first knockout victory of his career.

Sayers earned a main card slot for Strikeforce: Tate vs. Rousey, He faced veteran Scott Smith[3] and won via guillotine choke submission in the first round.[4]

Sayers faced Anthony Smith at Strikeforce: Rousey vs. Kaufman, he lost via triangle choke submission in round one.

Independent promotions[edit]

Sayers faced UFC Vet Tommy Speer on April 5, 2013 at MFW - 2, he lost via rear-naked choke submission in the first round.

Personal life[edit]

Sayers is married and has children.[5]

Sayers is currently a bounty hunter in Denver, Colorado and was featured on the CMT show Dog and Beth: On the Hunt in episode one. He also works as a mover of furniture, working long hours to help support his family.[6]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 6-4 Tommy Speer Submission (rear-naked choke) MFW: Made For War 2 April 5, 2013 1 3:39 Castle Rock, Colorado, United States
Loss 6-3 Anthony Smith Submission (triangle choke) Strikeforce: Rousey vs. Kaufman August 18, 2012 1 3:52 San Diego, California, United States
Win 6-2 Scott Smith Submission (guillotine choke) Strikeforce: Tate vs. Rousey March 3, 2012 1 1:34 Columbus, Ohio, United States
Win 5-2 Antwain Britt KO (punches) Strikeforce Challengers: Britt vs. Sayers November 18, 2011 1 0:28 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss 4-2 Derek Brunson Submission (rear naked choke) Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Henderson July 30, 2011 1 4:33 Hoffman Estates, Illinois, United States Strikeforce Debut
Win 4-1 Edward Banks Submission (arm triangle choke) Full Force Fighting 1 January 29, 2011 1 2:39 Denver, Colorado, United States
Win 3-1 Justin Guthrie Submission (armbar) No Mercy Extreme Fighting 27 August 7, 2010 1 1:16 Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
Loss 2-1 Preston Snook Submission Red Dragon Promotions: Enter the Septagon May 8, 2010 1 4:15 Lawton, Oklahoma, United States
Win 2-0 Ian Berg Submission (guillotine choke) Fight to Win: Phenoms January 30, 2010 1 0:30 Denver, Colorado, United States
Win 1-0 Brian Christina Submission (rear naked choke) Rocky Mountain Nationals: Stars of MMA October 30, 2009 1 0:54 Denver, Colorado, United States MMA Debut


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