Sammy Morgan (fighter)

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Sammy Morgan
Born (1981-09-28) September 28, 1981 (age 33)
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Other names The Squeeze
Nationality American
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight 165 lb (75 kg; 11.8 st)
Division Lightweight
Welterweight
Middleweight
Team Team Bison
Mixed martial arts record
Total 29
Wins 18
By knockout 4
By submission 13
By disqualification 1
Losses 11
By knockout 3
By submission 5
By decision 2
Unknown 1
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Sammy "The Squeeze" Morgan (born September 28, 1981) is an American professional mixed martial artist who competes as a Welterweight. He was a contestant on The Ultimate Fighter 2 and also fought in the Strikeforce, EliteXC, King of the Cage, and Shooto promotions.[1]

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Morgan made his professional debut in 2001 and compiled a record of 16-6 with notable wins over Aaron Riley and Duane Ludwig before becoming a contestant on The Ultimate Fighter 2.

The Ultimate Fighter 2[edit]

Morgan was picked fifth by Matt Hughes. Competing for Team Hughes, and in his only fight during the show, was defeated by Luke Cummo after being knocked out from a knee strike.

Morgan then fought at The Ultimate Fighter 2 Finale on November 5, 2005 against Josh Burkman. Morgan was knocked out 21 seconds into the fight due to a slam.

After picking up two wins in outside promotions, Morgan made his UFC return at UFC Fight Night 6 on August 17, 2006 against Forrest Petz. Morgan was defeated via unanimous decision.

Post-UFC[edit]

After leaving the UFC, Morgan picked up another win in an independent promotion before facing Cung Le at Strikeforce: Four Men Enter, One Man Survives on November 16, 2007. Morgan was defeated in the third round via TKO due to a body kick.

Morgan made his next appearance at ShoXC: Elite Challenger Series against Paul Daley and was defeated in the first round via TKO. Morgan then fought Fabrício Camões at ShoXC: Hamman vs. Suganuma 2 and was defeated via rear-naked choke submission 47 seconds into the fight.

Morgan faced Duane Ludwig at Strikeforce: Payback on October 3, 2008. Morgan lost via first-round TKO.

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 19-12 Duane Ludwig TKO (strikes) Strikeforce: Payback October 3, 2008 1 2:01 Colorado, United States
Loss 19-11 Fabrício Camões Submission (rear-naked choke) ShoXC: Hamman vs. Suganuma 2 March 15, 2008 1 0:47 Friant, California, United States
Loss 19-10 Paul Daley TKO (strikes) ShoXC: Elite Challenger Series January 25, 2008 1 2:12 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Loss 19-9 Cung Le TKO (body kick) Strikeforce: Four Men Enter, One Man Survives November 16, 2007 3 1:58 California, United States
Win 19-8 Sam Jackson Submission (rear-naked choke) EFX: Myth in Maplewood August 2, 2007 1 N/A Minnesota, United States
Loss 18-8 Forrest Petz Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night 6 August 17, 2006 3 5:00 Nevada, United States
Win 18-7 Kenneth Allen Submission (guillotine choke) EFX: Fury May 3, 2006 1 N/A Minnesota, United States
Win 17-7 Shannon Ritch Submission (toe hold) KOTC: The Return March 19, 2006 1 1:29 California, United States
Loss 16-7 Josh Burkman KO (slam and elbows) The Ultimate Fighter 2 Finale November 5, 2005 1 0:21 Nevada, United States
Win 16-6 Duane Ludwig KO (punches) Ring of Fire 16 April 9, 2005 1 0:52 Colorado, United States
Loss 15-6 Darin Brudigan Submission (injury) Ultimate Combat Sports 4 August 20, 2004 2 3:00
Win 15-5 Matt Brady Submission (armbar) ICC: Trials 2 April 30, 2004 1 N/A Minnesota, United States
Loss 14-5 Akira Kikuchi Submission (armbar) Shooto: 3/4 in Kitazawa Town Hall March 4, 2004 1 2:51 Tokyo, Japan
Loss 14-4 Manny Gamburyan Decision (unanimous) RSF: Shooto Challenge 2 January 2, 2004 3 5:00 Illinois, United States
Win 14-3 Aaron Riley Submission (armbar) Shooto USA: Warrior Spirit: Evolution November 14, 2003 1 2:41 Nevada, United States
Win 13-3 Alex Gasson Technical Submission (armbar) ROF 9: Eruption August 9, 2003 2 0:11 Wisconsin, United States
Win 12-3 DR Williams Submission (armbar) IFA: Explosion July 5, 2003 1 1:07
Win 11-3 Ryan Severson Submission (armbar) IFA: Clash of the Champions May 24, 2003 1 N/A Minnesota, United States
Win 10-3 Tom Kirk Submission (triangle choke) ICC 2: Rebellion April 18, 2003 1 2:58
Win 9-3 Brad Busho Submission (armbar) BRB: Bar Room Brawl March 19, 2003 1 N/A
Win 8-3 Randy Zimmerman Submission (triangle choke) BRB: Bar Room Brawl March 5, 2003 1 2:08
Loss 7-3 Billy Rush Submission (toe hold) ICC 1: Retribution January 12, 2003 1 1:09 Minnesota, United States
Win 7-2 Chad Rockwite DQ MCS 4: Minnesota Combat Sports 4 October 26, 2002 2 Minnesota, United States
Win 6-2 Mike Henery KO MCS 2: Minnesota Combat Sports 2 July 5, 2002 1 0:40 Minnesota, United States
Win 5-2 John Henery Submission (strikes) MCS 1: Minnesota Combat Sports 1 June 7, 2002 1 Minnesota, United States
Loss 4-2 Haythem Khalil Submission (armbar) UW: Amateurs December 7, 2001 N/A Minnesota, United States
Win 4-1 Joe Sheppard TKO (punches) UW: Ultimate Wrestling Minnesota October 28, 2001 1 0:46 Minnesota, United States
Win 3-1 Roger Stiner Submission UW: Caged Fights September 9, 2001 1 1:18 Minnesota, United States
Loss 2-1 Adrian Serrano Submission (armbar) UW: Caged Fights September 9, 2001 1 0:40 Minnesota, United States
Win 2-0 Andy Pond TKO (injury) UW: St. Paul July 15, 2001 2 4:30 Minnesota, United States
Win 1-0 Jeff Kislowski Submission (toe hold) UW: Ultimate Fight Minnesota June 2, 2001 1 3:05 Minnesota, United States

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