|Born||Steven Scott Siler
February 15, 1987
Anaheim, California, United States
|Height||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|Weight||145 lb (66 kg; 10.4 st)|
|Reach||70.0 in (178 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Orem, Utah, United States|
|Team||The Pit Elevated|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Steven Scott Siler (born February 15, 1987) is an American mixed martial artist who competes in the featherweight division. He was a competitor on Spike TV's The Ultimate Fighter: Team Bisping vs. Team Miller.
Mixed martial arts career
Siler had a nine-fight winning streak with wins over Bellator veterans, Travis Marx and Nick Mamalis. Siler then accepted a bout with future UFC featherweight title challenger, Chad Mendes, at Tachi Palace Fights: Best of Both Worlds. Siler lost the fight inside the first minute of round one via KO.
Siler returned Throwdown MMA, claiming the featherweight title after beating Enoch Wilson. Siler won three more fights after winning the Throwdown title before challenging Cole Escovedo at Showdown Fights: New Blood. Siler lost the fight via submission (triangle choke) in the first round.
The Ultimate Fighter
In 2011, Siler had signed with the Ultimate Fighting Championship to compete on The Ultimate Fighter: Team Bisping vs. Team Miller. In the first episode, Siler gained entry into the house after defeating, Micah Miller, via submission at 0:53 of the third round. Siler was picked to be part of Team Miller. In the sixth episode, he did not make the semi-finals, as he lost to Diego Brandao via KO due to a flying knee 30 seconds into the first round.
Ultimate Fighting Championship
Siler was signed to a contract with the UFC. Siler was originally scheduled to fight Akira Corassani on December 3, 2011 at The Ultimate Fighter 14 Finale. However, Corassani was forced out with an injury and replaced by Josh Clopton. Siler defeated Clopton via unanimous decision.
Siler was expected to face Jimy Hettes at UFC on FX 4. However, Hettes was forced out of the bout with an injury and Siler instead faced UFC newcomer Joey Gambino. He won the fight via submission in the first round.
Siler was expected to face Jimy Hettes on April 27, 2013 at UFC 159. However, Hettes was forced out of the bout with an injury and replaced by Kurt Holobaugh. Siler won the back-and-forth bout via unanimous decision.
Siler faced Rony Jason on March 23, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 38. He lost the fight via a controversial TKO stoppage in the first round. Siler was initially dropped by two punches from Jason. Siler, having his back on the mat, immediately throw an up-kick as soon as Rony proceeded to walk toward him. At the very same time the referee stepped in to stop the fight as a conscious Siler was attempting to defend himself.
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|36 matches||23 wins||13 losses|
|Loss||23–13||Noad Lahat||Decision (unanimous)||UFC on Fox: Lawler vs. Brown||July 26, 2014||3||5:00||San Jose, California, United States|
|Loss||23–12||Rony Jason||TKO (punches)||UFC Fight Night: Shogun vs. Henderson 2||March 23, 2014||1||1:17||Natal, Brazil|
|Loss||23–11||Dennis Bermudez||Decision (unanimous)||UFC: Fight for the Troops 3||November 6, 2013||3||5:00||Fort Campbell, Kentucky, United States|
|Win||23–10||Mike Brown||KO (punches)||UFC Fight Night: Shogun vs. Sonnen||August 17, 2013||1||0:50||Boston, Massachusetts, United States|
|Win||22–10||Kurt Holobaugh||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 159||April 27, 2013||3||5:00||Newark, New Jersey, United States|
|Loss||21–10||Darren Elkins||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 154||November 17, 2012||3||5:00||Montreal, Quebec, Canada|
|Win||21–9||Joey Gambino||Submission (guillotine choke)||UFC on FX: Maynard vs. Guida||June 22, 2012||1||2:47||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States|
|Win||20–9||Cole Miller||Decision (unanimous)||UFC on FX: Alves vs. Kampmann||March 3, 2012||3||5:00||Sydney, Australia|
|Win||19–9||Josh Clopton||Decision (unanimous)||The Ultimate Fighter 14 Finale||December 3, 2011||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Loss||18–9||Cole Escovedo||Submission (triangle choke)||Showdown Fights: New Blood||January 28, 2011||1||2:30||Orem, Utah, United States|
|Win||18–8||Steve Sharp||Submission (guillotine choke)||WCFC: World Championship Full Contact||October 16, 2010||1||0:45||Salt Lake City, Utah, United States|
|Win||17–8||Dennis Davis||Submission (triangle choke)||Showdown Fights: Respect||September 24, 2010||1||1:22||Orem, Utah, United States|
|Win||16–8||James Francis||Submission (guillotine choke)||WCFC: The Beginning||September 4, 2010||1||0:21||Ogden, Utah, United States|
|Win||15–8||Enoch Wilson||Decision (unanimous)||Throwdown Showdown 5: Homecoming||November 20, 2009||5||5:00||Orem, Utah, United States||Won the Showdown Featherweight Championship|
|Loss||14–8||Chad Mendes||KO (punches)||TPF: Best of Both Worlds 3||July 16, 2009||1||0:44||Lemoore, California, United States|
|Win||14–7||Shawn Bias||Submission (guillotine choke)||Throwdown Showdown 4: Cuatro||June 6, 2009||1||3:15||West Valley City, Utah, United States|
|Win||13–7||Nick Mamalis||Submission (guillotine choke)||Throwdown Showdown 3: Big Time||February 20, 2009||1||1:25||Salt Lake City, Utah, United States|
|Win||12–7||Camrann Pacheco||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Throwdown Showdown 2: The Return||September 26, 2008||1||2:29||Orem, Utah, United States|
|Win||11–7||Olly Bradstreet||Submission (guillotine choke)||Total Mayhem 2||August 16, 2008||1||3:47||Ogden, Utah, United States|
|Win||10–7||Travis Marx||Submission (triangle choke)||Jeremy Horn's Elite Fight Night 2||May 17, 2008||2||3:35||Salt Lake City, Utah, United States|
|Win||9–7||Dan Berry||Submission||UCE: Round 30: Episode 11||March 15, 2008||1||1:27||Salt Lake City, Utah, United States|
|Win||8–7||Mikael Smith||TKO (punches)||Bush Cree Promotions||August 25, 2007||2||0:12||Grand Junction, Colorado, United States|
|Win||7–7||John Sharp||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Cage Fighting Championship 3||August 10, 2007||1||1:47||Ogden, Utah, United States|
|Win||6–7||Lance Gorman||Submission (rear-naked choke)||UCE: Round 26: Episode 13||June 30, 2007||2||1:43||Tooele, Utah, United States|
|Loss||5–7||Olly Bradstreet||Submission (guillotine choke)||UCE: Round 26: Finals||June 16, 2007||2||1:50||St. George, Utah, United States|
|Win||5–6||Travis Worenscroft||Submission (rear-naked choke)||UCE: Round 26: Episode 9 Day 1||June 1, 2007||1||1:50||Salt Lake City, Utah, United States|
|Loss||4–6||Matt May||TKO (punches)||XFS 5: Heavy Hitters||May 12, 2007||4||2:27||Boise, Idaho, United States|
|Loss||4–5||Dwayne Shelton||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Combat Sports Challenge||March 24, 2007||1||3:14||Richmond, Virginia, United States|
|Win||4–4||Matthew Rider||TKO (strikes)||UCE: Round 25: Episode 9 Day 1||March 2, 2007||1||2:26||West Jordan, Utah, United States|
|Loss||3–4||Olly Bradstreet||Submission (rear-naked choke)||UCE: Round 23: Finals||November 18, 2006||1||3:07||West Valley City, Utah, United States|
|Win||3–3||Kawaika Kauwe||Decision (split)||UCE: Round 23: Episode 6 Day 1||November 3, 2006||3||3:00||West Jordan, Utah, United States|
|Loss||2–3||Kawaika Kauwe||TKO (injury)||UCE: Round 22: Episode 2||July 29, 2006||2||0:45||Tooele, Utah, United States|
|Loss||2–2||Kawaika Kauwe||Technical Submission (guillotine choke)||UCE: Round 21: Underage Show||June 24, 2006||1||1:54||Salt Lake City, Utah, United States|
|Win||2–1||Jared Garn||Decision (split)||UCE: Round 20: Episode 7||April 15, 2006||3||3:00||West Jordan, Utah, United States|
|Loss||1–1||Olly Bradstreet||TKO (punches)||UCE: Round 18: Episode 5 Day 1||December 2, 2005||1||2:03||Salt Lake City, Utah, United States|
|Win||1–0||Samuel Hewitt||Decision (split)||UCE: Round 14: Finals||April 23, 2005||3||3:00||West Valley City, Utah, United States|
- "Fight Card - UFC Fight Night Lawler vs. Brown". UFC.com. Retrieved July 27, 2014.
- Tuf 14 Cast Announcement
- "Cole Miller Meets Steven Siler at UFC on FX 2". mmaweekly.com. December 30, 2011.
- "Jim Hettes vs. Steven Siler on Deck for UFC on FX 4". MMAWeekly.com. Retrieved March 23, 2012.
- "Joey Gambino replaces Jimy Hettes, meets Steven Siler at UFC on FX 4". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved May 23, 2012.
- "UFC 154 adds featherweights Steven Siler vs. Darren Elkins". mmajunkie.com. October 2, 2012. Retrieved October 2, 2012.
- Staff (February 22, 2013). "Steven Siler announces UFC 159 fight with Jimy Hettes". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved February 22, 2013.
- Staff (March 19, 2013). "With Jim Hettes out, Kurt Holobaugh steps in to face Steven Siler at UFC 159". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved March 19, 2013.
- Staff (2013-07-01). "Akira Corassani off UFC on FOX Sports 1 1 card, Steven Siler meets Mike Brown". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-07-01.
- Staff (2013-09-17). "Dennis Bermudez vs. Steven Siler joins UFC Fight Night 31 'Troops' lineup". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-09-17.
- Guilherme Cruz (2014-01-21). "Rony Jason vs. Steven Siler added to UFC Fight Night card in Brazil". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2014-01-21.
- Ben Fowlkes (2014-03-23). "Rony Jason gets quick stoppage of protesting Steven Siler". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-03-23.
- Matt Erickson (2014-05-15). "UFC on FOX 12 books Steven Siler vs. Noad Lahat for San Jose". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-05-15.