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||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 mixed martial artist who has competed as a lightweight and welterweight. He is a former King of the Cage Lightweight and Junior Welterweight Champion. He has competed in the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
Mixed martial arts career
Early MMA 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.
One the heels of his two emphatic wins on the regional circuit, Means was resigned by the UFC and is expected to face Neil Magny in a welterweight bout on May 10, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 40, replacing William Macario.
Championships and accomplishments
Mixed martial arts
- King of the Cage
- KOTC Lightweight Champion (One time; fourteenth)
- KOTC Junior Welterweight Champion (One time; fifth)
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|26 matches||20 wins||5 losses|
|Win||20–5–1||Artenas Young||TKO (punches)||Legacy FC 27||January 31, 2014||1||1:38||Houston, Texas, USA||Welterweight bout|
|Win||19–5–1||Pete Spratt||KO (elbows and punches)||Legacy FC 23||September 13, 2013||1||2:24||San Antonio, Texas, USA||Welterweight bout|
|Loss||18–5–1||Danny Castillo||Decision (unanimous)||UFC on Fox: Johnson vs. Moraga||July 27, 2013||3||5:00||Seattle, Washington, USA||Means missed weight; 160 lb catchweight bout|
|Loss||18–4–1||Jorge Masvidal||Decision (unanimous)||UFC on Fox: Henderson vs. Melendez||April 20, 2013||3||5:00||San Jose, California, USA|
|Win||18–3–1||Justin Salas||TKO (punches)||UFC on FX: Johnson vs. McCall||June 8, 2012||1||1:06||Sunrise, Florida, USA|
|Win||17–3–1||Bernardo Magalhaes||Decision (unanimous)||UFC on Fuel TV: Sanchez vs. Ellenberger||February 15, 2012||3||5:00||Omaha, Nebraska, USA|
|Win||16–3–1||Tye Brown||TKO (punches)||King of the Cage: Total Destruction||January 21, 2012||1||0:30||Thackerville, Oklahoma, USA||Won KOTC Lightweight Championship|
|Win||15–3–1||Mario Ramos||TKO (punches)||King of the Cage: High Performance||November 19, 2011||1||1:07||Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA|
|Win||14–3–1||Cody Pfister||Submission (rear naked choke)||King of the Cage: Kingpin||August 27, 2011||1||2:15||Lubbock, Texas, USA||Defended KOTC Junior Welterweight Title|
|Win||13–3–1||Cris Leyva||TKO (knees and punches)||King of the Cage: Fight to Live||May 14, 2011||3||1:28||Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA||Defended KOTC Junior Welterweight Title|
|Win||12–3–1||Ricky Musgrave||KO (punches)||ECSC: Friday Night Fights 2||February 11, 2011||3||4:53||Clovis, New Mexico, USA|
|Win||11–3–1||Dom O'Grady||Decision (split)||King of the Cage: Steel||December 9, 2010||5||5:00||San Bernardino, California, USA||Defended KOTC Junior Welterweight Title|
|Win||10–3–1||Bobby Green||TKO (stoppage)||King of the Cage: Inferno||October 7, 2010||2||5:00||Highland, California, USA||Won KOTC Junior Welterweight Championship|
|Draw||9–3–1||Dom O'Grady||Draw (majority)||King of the Cage: Lock Down||July 30, 2010||3||5:00||Edmonton, Alberta, CAN||Means penalized for elbow to the back of the head.|
|Win||9–3||Cody Garlett||TKO (punches)||King of the Cage: Honor||May 14, 2010||1||1:17||Mescalero, New Mexico, USA|
|Loss||8–3||Jaime Jara||Technical Submission (guillotine choke)||King of the Cage: Legacy||March 26, 2010||1||2:19||Reno, Nevada, USA||Fought at Middleweight|
|Win||8–2||John Cronk||Submission (rear naked choke)||King of the Cage: Horsepower||November 28, 2009||1||0:46||Mescalero, New Mexico, USA|
|Win||7–2||Marcio Navarro||TKO (punches)||King of the Cage: Gunslinger||August 8, 2009||1||3:53||Concho, Oklahoma, USA|
|Win||6–2||Matt Butterfield||KO (knee)||King of the Cage: El Lobo||May 23, 2009||1||0:04||Towaoc, Colorado, USA|
|Win||5–2||Matt Green||TKO (punches)||King of the Cage: New Breed||March 7, 2009||1||0:09||Mescalero, New Mexico, USA|
|Win||4–2||Brad Nordquist||KO (punches)||King of the Cage: Rapture||February 28, 2009||1||2:07||Towaoc, Colorado, USA|
|Win||3–2||July Guiterrez||Submission (rear naked choke)||Fightworld 4||March 26, 2005||N/A||N/A||Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA|
|Loss||2–2||Spencer Fisher||Technical Submission (triangle choke)||IFC: Eve Of Destruction||March 5, 2005||1||1:44||Salt Lake City, Utah, USA|
|Loss||2–1||Luke Caudillo||TKO (injury)||Ring of Fire 13||September 24, 2004||1||1:40||Castle Rock, Colorado, USA|
|Win||2–0||Nathan Brown||TKO (strikes)||Extreme Fighting Championships 2||May 1, 2004||1||N/A||Ardmore, Oklahoma, USA|
|Win||1–0||Josh Barlowe||TKO (punches)||Rumble in the Desert||March 13, 2004||N/A||N/A||Grand Junction, Colorado, USA|
- "UFC Profile". ufc.com. February 14, 2012.
- "KOTC Champ Tim Means Signs to Face Bernardo Magalhaes at UFC on Fuel 1". mmaweekly.com. February 2, 2012.
- "Tim Means Vs. Justin Salas Set For UFC on FX 3". bloodyelbow.com. April 7, 2012.
- "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.
- Staff (2013-07-11). "Tim Means replaces Bobby Green, faces Danny Castillo at UFC on FOX 8". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-07-11.
- Dann Stupp (August 11, 2013). "After UFC release, Tim Means to fight Pete Spratt in Legacy FC 23 headliner". mmajunkie.com.
- Staff (April 10, 2014). "Tim Means replaces William Macario, meets Neil Magny at UFC Fight Night 40". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved April 10, 2014.