Rodney Wallace (fighter)
November 21, 1981
Bamberg, South Carolina
|Other names||Sho Nuff The Master|
|Height||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
|Weight||205 lb (93 kg; 14.6 st)|
|Fighting out of||Charlotte, North Carolina|
|Team||Team ROC/Fight Legion|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Wallace was born in Bamberg, South Carolina, moved to Passaic, New Jersey when he was one year old, then returned to his birthplace at the age of 13 when he began playing football and wrestling. At Bamberg-Ehrhardt High School, Wallace competed in both sports as well as track and field, and reached the state championship in wrestling when he was freshman, then won the championship in his sophomore, junior, and senior years. Wallace continued his football career with a scholarship to NCAA Division II Catawba College in Salisbury, North Carolina where he was an All-Conference running back from 2001-2004 and finished his career as the school's all-time leading rusher.
Mixed martial arts career
Ultimate Fighting Championship
Wallace next fought Jared Hamman on March 27, 2010 at UFC 111. Wallace lost this fight by way of a unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28). This fight was very fast paced and there were several situations in which both men were rocked. The fight was selected as Fight of the Night, earning both fighters $65,000.
Wallace was scheduled to face Stanislav Nedkov on August 7, 2010 at UFC 117. However, Nedkov was forced from the card with an injury and was replaced by Phil Davis. Wallace lost the fight via unanimous decision.
Following the loss to Davis, Wallace was released from the promotion.
After his release from the UFC, Wallace went on to face and defeat David Heath at MFC 27 via unanimous decision. He lost his second fight for the promotion against Emanuel Newton at MFC 28 via submission.
Wallace next faced Cale Yarbrough on April 15, 2011 at Scrap Live: Fight Night 7.
Rodney Wallace next fought Derrick Mehmen at WMMA 1: Fighting for a Better World on March 31, 2012. Wallace won this fight via unanimous decision.
In August 2014, Wallace was released from Bellator, along with twelve other fighters.
Championships and accomplishments
- SMASH Fight
- SMASH Fight Light Heavyweight Championship (One time, current)
- Warfare FC
- WFC Light Heavyweight Championship (One time, current)
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|31 matches||21 wins||9 losses|
|Loss||21–9–1||Kelly Anundson||Decision (unanimous)||Bellator 121||June 6, 2014||3||5:00||Thackerville, Oklahoma, United States||Light Heavyweight Tournament quarterfinal|
|Win||21–8–1||Ariel Gandulla||Decision (unanimous)||HKFC - School of Hard Knocks 36||May 10, 2014||3||5:00||Fort St. John, British Columbia, Canada|
|Win||20–8–1||Carlos Eduardo||Decision (unanimous)||Bellator 116||April 11, 2014||3||5:00||Temecula, California, United States|
|Loss||19–8–1||Maxim Grishin||Decision (split)||Driven MMA: One||March 1, 2014||3||5:00||Canton, Ohio, United States|
|Loss||19–7–1||Luiz Cane||KO (flying knee)||SFT 1||September 20, 2013||1||3:56||São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil|
|Draw||19–6–1||Paulo Filho||Draw (time limit)||Selva MMA 2||August 4, 2013||5||5:00||Rio Branco, Brazil|
|Win||19–6||Matheus Wendell Santi Scheffel||TKO (punches)||SMASH Fight 2||July 13, 2013||2||2:56||Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil||Won SMASH Fight Light Heavyweight Championship|
|Win||18–6||Aaron Johnson||KO (punches)||Warfare FC 9: Apocalypse||June 21, 2013||1||2:00||North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, United States||Won Warfare FC Light Heavyweight Championship|
|Win||17–6||Salomão Ribeiro||Decision (unanimous)||Jungle Fight 53||June 1, 2013||3||5:00||Japeri, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Win||16–6||Joaquim Ferreira||TKO (punches)||SMASH Fight 1||May 3, 2013||3||1:22||Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil|
|Win||15–6||Guilherme Viana||Decision (split)||Iron Fight Combat 2||December 7, 2012||3||5:00||Aracaju, Sergipe, Brazil|
|Loss||14–6||Michał Materla||KO (punches)||KSW 21: Final Resolution||December 1, 2012||1||0:22||Warsaw, Poland|
|Win||14–5||Cristiano Lazzarini||TKO (punches)||Brasil Fight 6: Brasil x EUA||September 21, 2012||2||4:28||Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil|
|Win||13–5||Aaron Johnson||KO (punch)||RFN: Renaissance Fight Night||July 28, 2012||4||4:00||Montgomery, Alabama, United States||Wallace missed weight - Non Title Fight|
|Loss||12–5||Mamed Khalidov||KO (punch)||KSW 19||May 12, 2012||1||1:55||Łódź, Poland|
|Win||12–4||Derrick Mehmen||Decision (unanimous)||WMMA 1: Fighting for a Better World||March 31, 2012||3||5:00||El Paso, Texas, United States|
|Win||11–4||Cale Yarbrough||Decision (unanimous)||Scrap Live: Fight Night 7||April 15, 2011||3||5:00||Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States|
|Loss||10–4||Emanuel Newton||Submission (rear naked choke)||MFC 28||February 25, 2011||2||4:34||Enoch, Alberta, Canada|
|Win||10–3||David Heath||Decision (unanimous)||MFC 27||November 12, 2010||3||5:00||Enoch, Alberta, Canada|
|Loss||9–3||Phil Davis||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 117||August 7, 2010||3||5:00||Oakland, California, United States|
|Loss||9–2||Jared Hamman||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 111||March 27, 2010||3||5:00||Newark, New Jersey, United States||Fight of the Night|
|Loss||9–1||Brian Stann||Decision (unanimous)||The Ultimate Fighter: Heavyweights Finale||December 5, 2009||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||9–0||Gregory Milliard||Decision (unanimous)||VFC: A Night Of Vengeance||September 5, 2009||3||5:00||Oranjestad, Aruba|
|Win||8–0||Aaron Stark||Submission (kimura)||VFC: A Night Of Vengeance||September 5, 2009||2||2:18||Oranjestad, Aruba|
|Win||7–0||Antwain Britt||Submission (armbar)||VFC: A Night Of Vengeance||September 5, 2009||1||3:59||Oranjestad, Aruba|
|Win||6–0||Marcus Vanttinen||Decision (unanimous)||M-1 Challenge 16||June 5, 2009||2||5:00||Kansas City, Kansas, United States|
|Win||5–0||Michael Brown||Decision (unanimous)||RFC: Revolution Fight Club 3||February 20, 2009||3||5:00||Miami, Florida, United States|
|Win||4–0||Carlos Zevallos||TKO (punches)||RFC: Revolution Fight Club 2||December 19, 2008||1||0:08||Miami, Florida, United States|
|Win||3–0||Ovince St. Preux||Decision (unanimous)||VFC 1: Vengeance Fighting Championship 1||September 27, 2008||3||5:00||Concord, North Carolina, United States|
|Win||2–0||Toni Valtonen||Decision (unanimous)||M-1 Challenge 3 - Gran Canaria||May 31, 2008||2||5:00||San Agustin, Grand Canaria, Spain|
|Win||1–0||Wesley Cantillo||Decision (unanimous)||RFC 1: Revolution Fight Club 1||April 18, 2008||3||5:00||Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, United States|
- "UFC newcomer Rodney Wallace meets Brian Stann at The Ultimate Fighter 10 Finale". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2009-10-18.
- "Rodney Wallace v. Jared Hamman at UFC 111". sbnation.com. Retrieved 2010-01-10.
- "Wallace vs. Nedkov among five UFC 117 preliminary-card additions". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2010-06-04.
- "Phil Davis replaces injured Stanislav Nedkov, meets Rodney Wallace at UFC 117". mmajunkie.com. 2010-07-22.
- "UFC parts ways with Rodney Wallace". fiveouncesofpain.com. 2010-09-22.
- "James Thompson vs. Eric Prindle headlines now-complete Bellator 121 card". mmajunkie.com. May 23, 2014.
- "Bellator releases Attila Vegh, Shahbulat Shamhalaev and eleven other fighters". mmafighting.com. August 25, 2014.