July 14, 1979 |
Bixby, Oklahoma, U.S.
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Weight||155 lb (70 kg; 11.1 st)|
|Reach||72 in (180 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Las Vegas, Nevada|
|Rank||NCAA Division I Wrestling|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|University||Oklahoma State University|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Roller was born and raised in Bixby, Oklahoma along with his three brothers. Roller is known as one of the most decorated athletes in his state's history, a standout at Bixby High School while competing in wrestling, baseball, and football, lettering in each, and was the Tulsa World's 1998 Male Athlete of the Year. In baseball, he was a two-time letterman, playing shortstop, hitting in the lead-off spot, and was twice selected for the All-Metro Honorable Mention Team. In football, Roller played quarterback, running back, free safety, and was a three-time letterman. Roller was selected to play in the Jim Thorpe All-Star Game and was also selected as the 1997 Oklahoma Football Coaches Association All-Star Running Back. In wrestling, Roller was his high school's first four-time state champion and was twice selected as the Most Outstanding Wrestler at the state tournament. He compiled a 141-3 record and was selected for the All-State team, being voted the Most Outstanding Wrestler at the All-State match. He was also an Asics First Team All-American and received the Junior Hodge Award which is given to the nation's most dominant high school wrestler. Roller also received the Dave Schultz award which is for academic and athletic excellence, as he was also his class' salutatorian and a member of the National Honor Society. He received a scholarship to continue competing in wrestling for Oklahoma State University and was a three-time NCCA All-American, three-time Academic All-American, and Big 12 Champion. Roller was also the captain of the 2003 NCAA Championship team, and earned a bachelor's degree in psychology. He later earned his master's degree from the school while working as an assistant coach, earning three NCAA championships.
Mixed martial arts career
World Extreme Cagefighting
Roller made his WEC debut defeating Todd Moore at WEC 35 via submission (guillotine choke) at 3:00 of the first round. This was followed by another first round submission win over previously undefeated Mike Budnik at WEC 37.
Ultimate Fighting Championship
Roller was expected to face Jacob Volkmann on September 1, 2012 at UFC 151. However, after UFC 151 was cancelled, Roller/Volkmann was rescheduled and instead took place on October 5, 2012 at UFC on FX 5. Roller was taken down early in the fight and eventually submitted via rear naked choke. Shortly after the event Shane announced his retirement from mixed martial arts competition.
Shane is married and the couple have three children. Roller's three brothers, Keith, Mike, and Jimmy all played sports at the collegiate level. Keith played football, while Mike and Jimmy wrestled.
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|18 matches||11 wins||7 losses|
|Loss||11–7||Jacob Volkmann||Submission (rear naked choke)||UFC on FX: Browne vs. Bigfoot||October 5, 2012||1||2:38||Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States|
|Win||11–6||John Alessio||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 148||July 7, 2012||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Loss||10–6||Michael Johnson||Decision (unanimous)||UFC on Fox: Evans vs. Davis||January 28, 2012||3||5:00||Chicago, Illinois, United States|
|Loss||10–5||TJ Grant||Submission (armbar)||UFC Live: Cruz vs. Johnson||October 1, 2011||3||2:12||Washington, D.C. United States|
|Loss||10–4||Melvin Guillard||KO (punches)||UFC 132||July 2, 2011||1||2:12||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||10–3||Thiago Tavares||KO (punches)||UFC Live: Sanchez vs. Kampmann||March 3, 2011||2||1:28||Louisville, Kentucky, United States||Knockout of the Night|
|Win||9–3||Jamie Varner||Submission (rear-naked choke)||WEC 53||December 16, 2010||1||3:55||Glendale, Arizona, United States||Submission of the Night|
|Loss||8–3||Anthony Pettis||Submission (triangle choke)||WEC 50||August 18, 2010||3||4:51||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||8–2||Anthony Njokuani||Submission (rear-naked choke)||WEC 48||April 24, 2010||1||3:07||Sacramento, California, United States|
|Win||7–2||Danny Castillo||Submission (rear-naked choke)||WEC 44||November 18, 2009||3||3:32||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||Submission of the Night|
|Win||6–2||Marcus Hicks||Decision (unanimous)||WEC 42||August 9, 2009||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Loss||5–2||Benson Henderson||TKO (punches)||WEC 40||April 5, 2009||1||1:41||Chicago, Illinois, United States|
|Win||5–1||Mike Budnik||Submission (guillotine choke)||WEC 37||December 3, 2008||1||1:01||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||4–1||Todd Moore||Submission (guillotine choke)||WEC 35||August 3, 2008||1||3:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||3–1||Yoshihiro Kitaoka||TKO (punches)||Xtreme Fighting League||March 15, 2008||1||1:50||Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States|
|Win||2–1||Erick Fernandez||Submission (guillotine choke)||CCCF: Contenders||January 19, 2008||1||2:23||Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States|
|Win||1–1||Ryan Winthers||TKO (punches)||HRP: Fight Night||November 16, 2007||1||0:16||Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States|
|Loss||0–1||Jake Pruitt||TKO (punches)||Masters of the Cage 16||September 28, 2007||3||2:15||Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States|
- "WEC 44: Brown vs. Aldo results". www.wec.tv/index.cfmom. 2009-11-19.
- "WEC 44 bonuses: Aldo, Roller, Swanson and Franchi earn $10,000 awards". MMAJunkie.com. Retrieved November 19, 2009.
- "Njokuani vs. Roller, Page vs. Banuelos Complete WEC 48 Main Card". mmafrenzy.com. Retrieved 2010-03-08.
- "WEC 48: Aldo vs. Faber - Live Results and Commentary". BLOODYELBOW.com. 2010-04-24. Retrieved 2010-04-25.
- "Anthony Pettis vs. Shane Roller on tap for WEC 50 in August". mmajunkie.com. 2010-06-09.
- "Jamie Varner To Face Shane Roller at WEC 53". mmaweekly.com. Retrieved 2010-10-22.
- "UFC and WEC set to merge in 2011; events to air on Versus and Spike TV". mmajunkie.com. October 28, 2010.
- "Shane Roller vs. Thiago Tavares in the works for UFC on Versus 3". mmajunkie.com. December 28, 2010.
- "Melvin Guillard vs. Shane Roller set for UFC 132 in Las Vegas". mmajunkie.com. March 14, 2011.
- "Shane Roller vs TJ Grant fight announced for Oct. 1 in Washington D.C.". mmamania.com. July 29, 2011.
- "Injured McKenzie out at UFC on FOX 2; Roller steps in to face Johnson". mmajunkie.com. January 4, 2012.
- "John Alessio vs. Shane Roller booked for UFC 148 in July". mmajunkie.com. May 10, 2012.
- "Shane Roller vs. Jacob Volkmann added to September's UFC 151 card in Las Vegas". MMAjunkie.com. July 24, 2012.
- "Roller-Volkmann shifts from UFC 151 to UFC on FX 5". MMAjunkie.com. August 23, 2012.
- Erickson, Matt (2012-10-08). "Shane Roller says he's retiring following UFC on FX 5 loss to Jacob Volkmann". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved 2012-10-08.
- "Round two for Roller Former wrestling standout Shane Roller gets second chance at athletic career". LASVEGASSUN.com. 2009-07-31. Retrieved 2009-08-06.