Sam Stout

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Sam Stout
Born (1984-04-23) April 23, 1984 (age 29)
London, Ontario, Canada
Other names Hands of Stone
Nationality Canadian
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight 169 lb (77 kg; 12.1 st)
Division Lightweight
Welterweight
Reach 70.0 in (178 cm)[1]
Stance Orthodox
Fighting out of London, Ontario, Canada
Team Team Tompkins
Syndicate MMA
Trainer Shawn Tompkins (formerly)
Mark Hominick
Years active 2003-present
Kickboxing record
Total 20
Wins 16
Losses 4
Mixed martial arts record
Total 31
Wins 20
By knockout 9
By submission 1
By decision 10
Losses 10
By knockout 1
By submission 3
By decision 6
Draws 1
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Samuel James Stout (born April 23, 1984) is a Canadian mixed martial artist from London, Ontario. He is currently signed to the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He is a former TKO Lightweight Champion.

Background[edit]

Stout is from Ontario, Canada and began karate and kickboxing at a young age. He has also competed in professional kickboxing, holding a record of 16-4 with a win over Kotetsu Boku in K-1 Max.[2]

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Stout made his UFC debut at UFC 58: USA vs. Canada. Although Stout was originally scheduled to face Kenny Florian, Florian withdraw from the bout due to a back injury. On short notice, Spencer Fisher – of the prestigious Miletich Fighting Systems camp – agreed to substitute for the injured Florian. Stout and Fisher fought for three action packed rounds at with Stout winning a split decision. Although the bout was not aired on the pay-per-view broadcast, the fight has subsequently been shown on episodes of UFC Unleashed. The fight was voted #16 on the UFC's 100 greatest fights show.

Stout succumbed to a rear naked choke submission at the hands of Kenny Florian during The Ultimate Fighter 3 finale on June 24, 2006. Following his loss to Kenny Florian, Stout defeated Jay Estrada by armbar, avenging his first career loss. In February 2007, Stout defeated Brazilian submission grappler Fabio Holanda to defend his TKO World Lightweight Championship.

In Stout's return to the UFC in the main event of UFC Fight Night 10, he was defeated in a rematch by Spencer Fisher via unanimous decision. Later, at UFC 80, he defeated Per Eklund from Sweden, by unanimous decision. Stout lost by split decision to Rich Clementi at UFC 83 in Montreal, Canada. The scores were 29–27 Clementi, 29–28 Stout and 29–28 Clementi.

At UFC 89, Stout was defeated by Terry Etim via unanimous decision. Combining precise kicks with fast hands and a precise jab, Etim controlled Stout through the duration of the fight,[3] only having to fend off sporadic and often desperate bursts from the Canadian in reply.[3]

Stout's next fight was against Matt Wiman at UFC 97, which he won via unanimous decision (29–28, 29–28, 29–28) after hurting Wiman with a brutal liver shot. The fight was declared Fight of the Night.[4]

Stout's was set to fight against Phillipe Nover at UFC Fight Night 19. On September 16, 2009, the day of the fight, Nover had a seizure. As a result, the match was cancelled.[5] Stout defeated Joe Lauzon by unanimous decision on January 2, 2010 at UFC 108.[6] The bout earned Fight of the Night honors, giving Stout his fourth FOTN.

Stout was then defeated by Jeremy Stephens via split decision at UFC 113 in his home country of Canada. The bout won the Fight of the Night award, giving Stout his fifth, tying him with Tyson Griffin for the most Fight of the Nights in UFC history.

Stout next faced Paul Taylor on October 23, 2010 at UFC 121.[7] The first round saw Stout bloody Taylor's nose and successfully gain a takedown. Taylor came back in the second, catching Stout on the inside. Stout went on to win a razor thin split decision (29–28, 28–29, 30–27).[8] MMAJunkie scored the fight 29–28 Taylor and Sherdog gave Taylor all 3 rounds.[9][10]

Stout was expected to face Paul Kelly on February 5, 2011 at UFC 126.[11] However, Stout was forced out of the bout with an injury and replaced by Donald Cerrone.[12]

Stout next faced Yves Edwards on June 11, 2011 at UFC 131.[13] Stout won the fight via first round KO after countering Edwards with an overhand left square on the chin and earned Knockout of the Night honors. This also marked Stout's first stoppage victory in the UFC.

Stout was expected to face Dennis Siver on October 29, 2011 at UFC 137.[14] However, it was announced on August 29, 2011 that Stout had pulled out of the bout.[15]

Stout faced Thiago Tavares on January 14, 2012 at UFC 142.[16] Stout lost the fight by a close unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28).

Stout faced Spencer Fisher for a third time on June 22, 2012 at UFC on FX 4.[17] He won the fight by unanimous decision. Both participants earned Fight of the Night honors for their performances.

Stout fought John Makdessi on November 17, 2012 at UFC 154.[18] After being outstruck for three rounds, Stout lost via unanimous decision.

Stout faced Strikeforce import Caros Fodor on February 23, 2013 at UFC 157.[19] Stout defeated Fodor by split decision.

Stout was expected to face Isaac Vallie-Flagg on June 15, 2013 at UFC 161.[20] However, Vallie-Flagg was forced out with a back injury and was replaced by James Krause.[21] He lost the back-and-forth fight via submission in the third round in a bout that earned both participants Fight of the Night honors.

Stout faced Cody McKenzie on December 14, 2013 at UFC on Fox 9.[22] He won the fight via unanimous decision.

Stout faced KJ Noons in a welterweight bout on April 16, 2014 at The Ultimate Fighter Nations Finale.[23][24] He lost the fight via knockout in the first round.

Charity Work[edit]

Stout has been involved with several other UFC fighters (Sean Pierson, Mark Hominick, and Matt Mitrione) as part of a Toronto area anti-bullying program.[25]

Championships and awards[edit]

  • TKO Major League MMA
    • TKO Lightweight Championship (One time)

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 20–10–1 K.J. Noons KO (punches) The Ultimate Fighter Nations Finale: Bisping vs. Kennedy April 16, 2014 1 0:30 Quebec City, Quebec, Canada Welterweight bout
Win 20–9–1 Cody McKenzie Decision (unanimous) UFC on Fox: Johnson vs. Benavidez 2 December 14, 2013 3 5:00 Sacramento, California, United States
Loss 19–9–1 James Krause Submission (guillotine choke) UFC 161 June 15, 2013 3 4:47 Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Fight of the Night
Win 19–8–1 Caros Fodor Decision (split) UFC 157 February 23, 2013 3 5:00 Anaheim, California, United States
Loss 18–8–1 John Makdessi Decision (unanimous) UFC 154 November 17, 2012 3 5:00 Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Win 18–7–1 Spencer Fisher Decision (unanimous) UFC on FX: Maynard vs. Guida June 22, 2012 3 5:00 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States Fight of the Night
Loss 17–7–1 Thiago Tavares Decision (unanimous) UFC 142 January 14, 2012 3 5:00 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Win 17–6–1 Yves Edwards KO (punch) UFC 131 June 11, 2011 1 3:52 Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Knockout of the Night
Win 16–6–1 Paul Taylor Decision (split) UFC 121 October 23, 2010 3 5:00 Anaheim, California, United States
Loss 15–6–1 Jeremy Stephens Decision (split) UFC 113 May 8, 2010 3 5:00 Montreal, Quebec, Canada Fight of the Night
Win 15–5–1 Joe Lauzon Decision (unanimous) UFC 108 January 2, 2010 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Fight of the Night
Win 14–5–1 Matt Wiman Decision (unanimous) UFC 97 April 18, 2009 3 5:00 Montreal, Quebec, Canada Fight of the Night
Loss 13–5–1 Terry Etim Decision (unanimous) UFC 89 October 18, 2008 3 5:00 Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
Loss 13–4–1 Rich Clementi Decision (split) UFC 83 April 19, 2008 3 5:00 Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Win 13–3–1 Per Eklund Decision (unanimous) UFC 80 January 19, 2008 3 5:00 Newcastle, England, United Kingdom
Win 12–3–1 Martin Grandmont KO (punches) TKO 30: Apocalypse September 28, 2007 1 3:00 Montreal, Quebec, Canada Defended TKO World Lightweight Championship
Loss 11–3–1 Spencer Fisher Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Stout vs Fisher June 12, 2007 3 5:00 Hollywood, Florida, United States Fight of the Night
Win 11–2–1 Fabio Holanda TKO (corner stoppage) TKO 28: Inevitable February 9, 2007 2 5:00 Montreal, Quebec, Canada Defended TKO World Lightweight Championship
Win 10–2–1 Jay Estrada Submission (armbar) TKO 27: Reincarnation September 29, 2006 2 1:21 Montreal, Quebec, Canada Defended TKO World Lightweight Championship
Loss 9–2–1 Kenny Florian Submission (rear-naked choke) The Ultimate Fighter 3 Finale June 24, 2006 1 1:46 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 9–1–1 Spencer Fisher Decision (split) UFC 58 March 4, 2006 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 8-1–1 Donald Ouimet KO (punches) TKO 23: Extreme November 5, 2005 1 4:43 Victoriaville, Quebec, Canada Defended TKO World Lightweight Championship
Win 7–1–1 Donald Ouimet Decision (split) TKO 21: Collision July 15, 2005 3 5:00 Montreal, Quebec, Canada Won TKO World Lightweight Championship
Win 6–1–1 Tyler Jackson Decision (unanimous) TKO 20: Champion vs. Champion April 2, 2005 2 4:50 Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Win 5–1–1 Joey Brown TKO (punches) TKO 19: Rage January 29, 2005 1 2:45 Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Win 4–1–1 Dave Goulet KO (head kick) TKO 18: Impact November 26, 2004 3 0:59 Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Win 3–1–1 Steve Claveau TKO (elbows) TKO 17: Revenge September 25, 2004 1 3:07 Victoriaville, Quebec, Canada
Win 2–1–1 Yves Jabouin TKO (punch) TKO 16: Infernal May 22, 2004 1 4:15 Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
Win 1–1–1 Stephane Laliberte TKO (punches) TKO: FutureStars March 27, 2004 1 4:12 Victoriaville, Quebec, Canada
Draw 0–1–1 Joey Clark Draw ICC: Trials March 12, 2004 2 5:00 Minnesota, United States
Loss 0–1 Jay Estrada Submission (rear-naked choke) Total Martial Arts Challenge June 7, 2003 1 2:14 Cicero, Illinois, United States

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mookie Alexander (November 17, 2012). "UFC 154 fight card primer: Sam Stout vs. John Makdessi". bloodyelbow.com. 
  2. ^ http://www.ufc.com/fighter/Sam-Stout
  3. ^ a b Terry Etim: Kicking and nit-picking his way back to form
  4. ^ http://mmajunkie.com/news/13845/matt-wiman-vs-sam-stout-in-works-for-ufc-97-in-montreal.mma
  5. ^ Csonka, Larry (September 16, 2009). "Phillipe Nover vs. Sam Stout Off Of UFC Fight Night 19". 411mania.com. Retrieved September 16, 2009. 
  6. ^ "Joe Lauzon vs Sam Stout in the works for UFC 108 on Jan. 2". MMAMania.com. 2009-09-28. Retrieved 2009-09-29. 
  7. ^ "Paul Taylor vs. Sam Stout targeted for UFC 121". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2010-07-10. 
  8. ^ "UFC 121 Preliminary card recap: McGee taps Jensen, Lawlor smothers Cote". mmajunkie.com. October 23, 2010. 
  9. ^ http://mmajunkie.com/news/21121/ufc-121-play-by-play-and-live-results.mma
  10. ^ http://www.sherdog.com/news/news/UFC-121-Results-amp-Live-Play-by-Play-27640
  11. ^ "Sam Stout vs. Paul Kelly for UFC 126". fightersonly.com. November 24, 2010. 
  12. ^ Lee Whitehead (January 3, 2011). "Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone Steps In To Face Paul Kelly At UFC 126". MMAWeekly.com. 
  13. ^ "Sam Stout vs. Yves Edwards on tap for UFC 131". mmajunkie.com. March 14, 2011. 
  14. ^ Conlan, Brendhan (July 16, 2011). "Sam Stout scrap with Dennis Siver in the works for UFC 137". fiveouncesofpain.com. 
  15. ^ Marrocco, Steven (August 29, 2011). "Sam Stout withdraws from UFC 137". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved August 29, 2011. 
  16. ^ "Sam Stout vs. Thiago Tavares slated for UFC 142 in Brazil". mmmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2011-11-08. 
  17. ^ "Spencer Fisher vs. Sam Stout III added to UFC on Fx 4 in Atlantic City". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2012-04-03. 
  18. ^ "John Makdessi vs. Sam Stout added to UFC 154". mmajunkie.com. September 7, 2012. 
  19. ^ "Strikeforce import Caros Fodor meets Sam Stout at UFC 157". mmajunkie.com. December 21, 2012. 
  20. ^ Jeff Cain (March 6, 2013). "Sam Stout vs. Isaac Vallie-Flagg Added to UFC 161 Fight Card". MMAweekly.com. Retrieved March 6, 2013. 
  21. ^ Staff (2013-05-29). "James Krause replaces Isaac Vallie-Flagg, meets Sam Stout at UFC 161". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-05-29. 
  22. ^ Trent Reinsmith (October 4, 2013). "Cody McKenzie vs. Sam Stout added to UFC on Fox 9". bloodyelbow.com. Retrieved October 4, 2013. 
  23. ^ C.J. Tuttle (January 29, 2014). "UFC Ultimate Fight (TUF) 'Nations' Finale fight card: KJ Noons vs Sam Stout fight official for Quebec City". mmamania.com. Retrieved January 29, 2014. 
  24. ^ Karim Zidan (April 15, 2014). "Lightweights Sam Stout and KJ Noons successfully petition to change their TUF Nations finale bout to 170lb". mmamania.com. Retrieved April 15, 2014. 
  25. ^ Hauch, Valerie (December 6, 2011). "What did UFC fighters have to say about bullying?". The Star (Toronto). 

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