February 20, 1984
Wilburton, Oklahoma, United States
|Other names||The Dirty Bird|
|Height||6 ft 2 in (188 cm)|
|Weight||170 lb (77 kg; 12 st 2 lb)|
|Division||Middleweight (185 lb)
Welterweight (170 lb)
Lightweight (155 lb)
|Reach||75.0 in (191 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Albuquerque, New Mexico|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Tim Means (born February 20, 1984) is an American professional mixed martial artist currently competing in the Welterweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. A professional competitor since 2004, Means has also formerly competed for King of the Cage, and is the former KOTC Lightweight Champion and the former KOTC Junior Welterweight Champion.
Mixed martial arts career
King of the Cage
Means returned to MMA in 2009 and reeled off six consecutive victories via first round stoppage, including a nine-second TKO win over Matt Green at KOTC: New Breed. He earned his first title at KOTC: Steel on Oct. 7, 2010 when he defeated Bobby Green to win the KOTC Junior Welterweight (160 lbs) belt. He defended the belt on four occasions, most recently in a first-round TKO victory over Mario Ramos at KOTC: High Performance on Nov. 19, 2011. He added the KOTC Lightweight title with a victory over Tye Brown at KOTC: Total Destruction on Jan. 21, 2012.
Ultimate Fighting Championship
Means faced Justin Salas on June 8, 2012 at UFC on FX 3. Means overwhelmed Salas from the opening seconds of the fight, knocking him down multiple times before finishing him with punches in just over a minute.
Means was expected to face promotional newcomer Abel Trujillo on September 1, 2012 at UFC 151. However, after UFC 151 was cancelled, Means/Trujillo was rescheduled to take place on December 8, 2012 at UFC on Fox 5. Then on the day of the weigh-ins for the event, Means sustained a head injury caused by a fall in a hotel sauna and was replaced by Marcus LeVesseur.
After his release from the UFC, Means was immediately called to replace Danny Salinas and placed in the main event against Pete Spratt on Sept. 13, 2013 at Legacy FC 23. He won the fight via knockout in the first round.
Means then faced Artenas Young at Legacy FC 27 on January 31, 2014. He won via TKO in the first round.
Following his two emphatic wins on the regional circuit, Means was re-signed by the UFC and faced Neil Magny in a Welterweight bout on May 10, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 40, replacing William Macário. He lost the fight via unanimous decision.
Championships and accomplishments
- King of the Cage
- KOTC Lightweight Champion (One time; fourteenth)
- KOTC Junior Welterweight Champion (One time; fifth)
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|31 matches||24 wins||6 losses|
|Win||24–6–1||George Sullivan||Submission (arm-triangle choke)||UFC on Fox: Machida vs. Rockhold||April 18, 2015||3||3:41||Newark, New Jersey, United States|
|Win||23–6–1||Dhiego Lima||TKO (punches)||UFC 184||February 28, 2015||1||2:17||Los Angeles, California, United States||Performance of the Night.|
|Win||22–6–1||Márcio Alexandre||Decision (split)||UFC Fight Night: Machida vs. Dollaway||December 20, 2014||3||5:00||Barueri, Brazil|
|Win||21–6–1||Hernani Perpétuo||Decision (unanimous)||UFC on Fox: Lawler vs. Brown||July 26, 2014||3||5:00||San Jose, California, United States|
|Loss||20–6–1||Neil Magny||Decision (unanimous)||UFC Fight Night: Brown vs. Silva||May 10, 2014||3||5:00||Cincinnati, Ohio, United States|
|Win||20–5–1||Artenas Young||TKO (punches)||Legacy FC 27||January 31, 2014||1||1:38||Houston, Texas, United States|
|Win||19–5–1||Pete Spratt||KO (elbows and punches)||Legacy FC 23||September 13, 2013||1||2:24||San Antonio, Texas, United States||Return to Welterweight.|
|Loss||18–5–1||Danny Castillo||Decision (unanimous)||UFC on Fox: Johnson vs. Moraga||July 27, 2013||3||5:00||Seattle, Washington, United States||Catchweight (160 lbs) bout; Means missed weight.|
|Loss||18–4–1||Jorge Masvidal||Decision (unanimous)||UFC on Fox: Henderson vs. Melendez||April 20, 2013||3||5:00||San Jose, California, United States|
|Win||18–3–1||Justin Salas||TKO (knee and punches)||UFC on FX: Johnson vs. McCall||June 8, 2012||1||1:06||Sunrise, Florida, United States|
|Win||17–3–1||Bernardo Magalhaes||Decision (unanimous)||UFC on Fuel TV: Sanchez vs. Ellenberger||February 15, 2012||3||5:00||Omaha, Nebraska, United States|
|Win||16–3–1||Tye Brown||TKO (punches)||KOTC: Total Destruction||January 21, 2012||1||0:30||Thackerville, Oklahoma, United States||Won KOTC Lightweight Championship.|
|Win||15–3–1||Mario Ramos||TKO (punches)||KOTC: High Performance||November 19, 2011||1||1:07||Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States|
|Win||14–3–1||Cody Pfister||Submission (rear-naked choke)||KOTC: Kingpin||August 27, 2011||1||2:15||Lubbock, Texas, United States||Defended KOTC Junior Welterweight Championship.|
|Win||13–3–1||Cris Leyva||TKO (knees and punches)||KOTC: Fight to Live||May 14, 2011||3||1:28||Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States||Defended KOTC Junior Welterweight Championship.|
|Win||12–3–1||Ricky Musgrave||KO (punches)||ECSC: Friday Night Fights 2||February 11, 2011||3||4:53||Clovis, New Mexico, United States|
|Win||11–3–1||Dom O'Grady||Decision (split)||KOTC: Steel||December 9, 2010||5||5:00||San Bernardino, California, United States||Defended KOTC Junior Welterweight Championship.|
|Win||10–3–1||Bobby Green||TKO (retirement)||KOTCe: Inferno||October 7, 2010||2||5:00||Highland, California, United States||Won KOTC Junior Welterweight Championship.|
|Draw||9–3–1||Dom O'Grady||Draw (majority)||KOTC: Lock Down||July 30, 2010||3||5:00||Edmonton, Alberta, Canada||Penalized for an elbow to the back of the head.|
|Win||9–3||Cody Garlett||TKO (punches)||KOTC: Honor||May 14, 2010||1||1:17||Mescalero, New Mexico, United States||Middleweight bout.|
|Loss||8–3||Jaime Jara||Technical Submission (guillotine choke)||KOTC: Legacy||March 26, 2010||1||2:19||Reno, Nevada, United States||Middleweight bout.|
|Win||8–2||John Cronk||Submission (rear-naked choke)||KOTC: Horsepower||November 28, 2009||1||0:46||Mescalero, New Mexico, United States|
|Win||7–2||Marcio Navarro||TKO (punches)||KOTC: Gunslinger||August 8, 2009||1||3:53||Concho, Oklahoma, United States|
|Win||6–2||Matt Butterfield||KO (knee)||KOTC: El Lobo||May 23, 2009||1||0:04||Towaoc, Colorado, United States|
|Win||5–2||Matt Green||TKO (punches)||KOTC: New Breed||March 7, 2009||1||0:09||Mescalero, New Mexico, United States|
|Win||4–2||Brad Nordquist||KO (punches)||KOTC: Rapture||February 28, 2009||1||2:07||Towaoc, Colorado, United States|
|Win||3–2||July Guiterrez||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Fightworld 4||March 26, 2005||N/A||N/A||Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States|
|Loss||2–2||Spencer Fisher||Technical Submission (triangle choke)||IFC: Eve Of Destruction||March 5, 2005||1||1:44||Salt Lake City, Utah, United States|
|Loss||2–1||Luke Caudillo||TKO (injury)||Ring of Fire 13||September 24, 2004||1||1:40||Castle Rock, Colorado, United States|
|Win||2–0||Nathan Brown||TKO (punches)||Extreme Fighting Championships 2||May 1, 2004||1||N/A||Ardmore, Oklahoma, United States|
|Win||1–0||Josh Barlowe||TKO (punches)||Rumble in the Desert||March 13, 2004||N/A||N/A||Grand Junction, Colorado, United States|
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- "KOTC Champ Tim Means Signs to Face Bernardo Magalhaes at UFC on Fuel 1". mmaweekly.com. February 2, 2012.
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- "Martinez vs. Cruickshank added to UFC 151". MMAJunkie.com. July 20, 2012. Retrieved July 20, 2012.
- "Means-Trujillo moved from scrapped UFC 151 to UFC on FOX 5". mmajunkie.com. August 27, 2012.
- Brand, Jeremy (2012-12-07). "Tim Means out, Marcus LeVesseur in at UFC on FOX 5 against Abel Trujillo". MMAsucka.com. Retrieved 2012-12-07.
- "UFC on FOX 7 adds Masvidal-Means". mmajunkie.com. February 7, 2013.
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- Staff (April 10, 2014). "Tim Means replaces William Macario, meets Neil Magny at UFC Fight Night 40". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved April 10, 2014.
- Dana Becker (May 22, 2014). "Tim Means To Meet Hernani Perpetuo At UFC On FOX 12". fightling.com. Retrieved May 22, 2014.
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- Matt Erickson (2015-03-01). "UFC 184 bonuses: Of course Ronda Rousey won $50,000. But who joined her?". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-03-01.
- Staff (2015-03-24). "Tim Means steps in for Kenny Robertson, meets George Sullivan at UFC on FOX 15". mmajunkie.com.