Tim Means

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Tim Means
Born Timothy Means
(1984-02-20) February 20, 1984 (age 31)
Wilburton, Oklahoma, United States
Other names The Dirty Bird
Nationality American
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)[1]
Fighting out of Albuquerque, New Mexico
Team Power MMA
Fit NHB[2]
Years active 2004-present
Mixed martial arts record
Total 31
Wins 24
By knockout 16
By submission 4
By decision 4
Losses 6
By knockout 1
By submission 2
By decision 3
Draws 1
Other information
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[edit]

Early career[edit]

Means began his MMA career in 2004, recording a 3-2 record before serving a prison sentence.[3] His two losses were to future UFC fighters Spencer Fisher and Luke Caudillo.[4]

King of the Cage[edit]

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[edit]

Means made his UFC debut against Bernardo Magalhaes on February 15, 2012 at UFC on Fuel TV 1.[5] He won the fight via unanimous decision.

Means faced Justin Salas on June 8, 2012 at UFC on FX 3.[6] 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.[7] However, after UFC 151 was cancelled, Means/Trujillo was rescheduled to take place on December 8, 2012 at UFC on Fox 5.[8] 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.[9]

Means faced Jorge Masvidal on April 20, 2013 at UFC on Fox 7.[10] He lost the fight via unanimous decision.

Means faced Danny Castillo on July 27, 2013 at UFC on Fox 8, replacing an injured Bobby Green.[11] He lost the fight by unanimous decision and was subsequently released by the promotion.[12]

Legacy FC[edit]

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.

UFC return[edit]

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.[13] He lost the fight via unanimous decision.

Means faced Hernani Perpetuo on July 26, 2014 at UFC on Fox 12.[14] He won the fight via unanimous decision.

Means faced Márcio Alexandre on December 20, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 58.[15] He won the fight by split decision.

Means next faced Dhiego Lima at UFC 184 on February 28, 2015. He won the fight via TKO in the first round, which also earned Means a Performance of the Night bonus.[16]

Means next faced George Sullivan on April 18, 2015 at UFC on Fox 15, replacing an injured Kenny Robertson.[17] He won the fight via arm-triangle choke in the third round.

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

  • King of the Cage
    • KOTC Lightweight Champion (One time; fourteenth)
    • KOTC Junior Welterweight Champion (One time; fifth)

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
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

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Fight Card - UFC Fight Night Brown vs. Silva". UFC.com. Retrieved May 11, 2014. 
  2. ^ http://fitnhb.com/fighters/
  3. ^ http://couchfighter.co/news/talkback/tim-means-from-a-prison-cell-to-the-octagon/
  4. ^ "UFC Profile". ufc.com. February 14, 2012. 
  5. ^ "KOTC Champ Tim Means Signs to Face Bernardo Magalhaes at UFC on Fuel 1". mmaweekly.com. February 2, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Tim Means Vs. Justin Salas Set For UFC on FX 3". bloodyelbow.com. April 7, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Martinez vs. Cruickshank added to UFC 151". MMAJunkie.com. July 20, 2012. Retrieved July 20, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Means-Trujillo moved from scrapped UFC 151 to UFC on FOX 5". mmajunkie.com. August 27, 2012. 
  9. ^ 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. 
  10. ^ "UFC on FOX 7 adds Masvidal-Means". mmajunkie.com. February 7, 2013. 
  11. ^ Staff (2013-07-11). "Tim Means replaces Bobby Green, faces Danny Castillo at UFC on FOX 8". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-07-11. 
  12. ^ Dann Stupp (August 11, 2013). "After UFC release, Tim Means to fight Pete Spratt in Legacy FC 23 headliner". mmajunkie.com. 
  13. ^ Staff (April 10, 2014). "Tim Means replaces William Macario, meets Neil Magny at UFC Fight Night 40". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved April 10, 2014. 
  14. ^ Dana Becker (May 22, 2014). "Tim Means To Meet Hernani Perpetuo At UFC On FOX 12". fightling.com. Retrieved May 22, 2014. 
  15. ^ Staff (2014-10-17). "Tim Means vs. Marcio Alexandre Jr. slotted for UFC Fight Night 58 in Brazil". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-10-17. 
  16. ^ 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. 
  17. ^ Staff (2015-03-24). "Tim Means steps in for Kenny Robertson, meets George Sullivan at UFC on FOX 15". mmajunkie.com. 

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