George Sullivan (fighter)

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George Sullivan
Born (1981-03-13) March 13, 1981 (age 37)
Red Bank, New Jersey, United States
Other namesThe Silencer
NationalityAmerican
Height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)[1]
Weight170 lb (77 kg; 12 st 2 lb)
DivisionWelterweight
Reach73 12 in (187 cm)
Fighting out ofBelmar, New Jersey, United States
TeamPellegrino MMA
TrainerKurt Pellegrino
RankBrown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Kurt Pellegrino[2]
Years active2006–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total25
Wins17
By knockout11
By decision6
Losses7
By knockout1
By submission5
By decision1
No contests1
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

George Sullivan (born March 13, 1981) is an American mixed martial artist currently competing in the Welterweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Sullivan made his professional debut in 2006 competing in regional promotions in his native New Jersey, compiled a record of 14–3, and won the Cage Fury Fighting Championships Welterweight Championship.[3] Sullivan signed with the UFC in the winter of 2013.[4]

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

Sullivan made his promotional debut against fellow newcomer Mike Rhodes on January 25, 2014 at UFC on Fox 10.[4] Sullivan won the fight via unanimous decision.[5]

In his next fight, Sullivan faced Igor Araújo on September 13, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 51.[6] After winning the first round, Sullivan won the bout via knockout in the second round as he was able to land several punches from within Araújo's half guard, forcing the referee to stop the fight.[7]

Sullivan was expected to face Kenny Robertson on April 18, 2015 at UFC on Fox 15.[8] However, Robertson pulled out of the bout citing injury and was replaced by Tim Means.[9] He lost the back and forth fight via submission in the third round.[10]

Sullivan was expected to face Marcio Alexandre Jr. on July 12, 2015 at The Ultimate Fighter 21 Finale.[11] However, Alexandre pulled out of the fight during the week leading up to the event citing a rib injury and was replaced by promotional newcomer Dominic Waters.[12] Sullivan won the one-sided fight via unanimous decision.[13]

Sullivan faced Alexander Yakovlev at UFC on Fox 18 on January 30, 2016.[14] He lost the fight via knockout in the first round.[15]

Sullivan was expected to face Héctor Urbina on July 23, 2016 at UFC on Fox 20.[16] However, Sullivan was pulled from the event due to a "potential compliance issue" with the UFC's anti-doping policy stemming from "voluntarily disclosed information" he provided to USADA.[17]

Sullivan was expected to face Randy Brown on February 11, 2017 at UFC 208,[18] but was pulled from the card after USADA informed him of another potential violation.[19]

Sullivan faced Niko Price January 27, 2018 at UFC on Fox: Jacaré vs. Brunson 2.[20] He lost the fight via rear-naked choke submission in the second round.[21]

Sullivan faced Mickey Gall on August 25, 2018 at UFC Fight Night 135.[22] He lost the fight via rear-naked choke submission in the first round.[23]

It was announced in October 2018 that Sullivan was released from UFC.[24]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

  • Cage Fury Fighting Championships
    • CFFC Welterweight Championship (One time)

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 17–7 (1) Mickey Gall Submission (rear-naked choke) UFC Fight Night: Gaethje vs. Vick August 25, 2018 1 1:09 Lincoln, Nebraska, United States
Loss 17–6 (1) Niko Price Submission (rear-naked choke) UFC on Fox: Jacaré vs. Brunson 2 January 27, 2018 2 4:21 Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
Loss 17–5 (1) Alexander Yakovlev KO (punch) UFC on Fox: Johnson vs. Bader January 30, 2016 1 3:59 Newark, New Jersey, United States
Win 17–4 (1) Dominic Waters Decision (unanimous) The Ultimate Fighter: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians Finale July 12, 2015 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss 16–4 (1) Tim Means Submission (arm-triangle choke) UFC on Fox: Machida vs. Rockhold April 18, 2015 3 3:41 Newark, New Jersey, United States
Win 16–3 (1) Igor Araújo KO (punches) UFC Fight Night: Bigfoot vs. Arlovski September 13, 2014 2 2:31 Brasília, Brazil
Win 15–3 (1) Mike Rhodes Decision (unanimous) UFC on Fox: Henderson vs. Thomson January 25, 2014 3 5:00 Chicago, Illinois, United States
Win 14–3 (1) Jesus Martinez TKO (punches) CFFC 26 August 17, 2013 2 3:12 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States Defended the CFFC Welterweight Championship.
Win 13–3 (1) Brandon Becker TKO (punches) CFFC 24 May 11, 2013 2 1:53 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States Defended the CFFC Welterweight Championship.
Win 12–3 (1) Julian Lane TKO (punches) CFFC 19 February 2, 2013 2 2:30 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States Defended the CFFC Welterweight Championship.
Win 11–3 (1) Tenyeh Dixon Decision (unanimous) CFFC 16 August 24, 2012 5 5:00 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States Defended the CFFC Welterweight Championship.
Win 10–3 (1) Greg Soto KO (punch) CFFC 14 April 14, 2012 1 2:03 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States Won the CFFC Welterweight Championship.
Win 9–3 (1) Mike Winters Decision (unanimous) CFFC 12 December 10, 2011 3 5:00 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Loss 8–3 (1) Elijah Harshbarger Decision (unanimous) Ring of Combat 35 April 8, 2011 3 5:00 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States For Ring of Combat Welterweight Championship.
Win 8–2 (1) Erik Oganov Decision (unanimous) Ring of Combat 33 December 3, 2010 3 4:00 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win 7–2 (1) James Frier TKO (knees and punches) Ring of Combat 31 September 24, 2010 1 2:24 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win 6–2 (1) Tiawan Howard TKO (punches) Ring of Combat 29 April 16, 2010 2 2:31 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win 5–2 (1) Al Buck TKO (punches) WCA: Pure Combat February 6, 2009 1 3:58 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Loss 4–2 (1) Nick Calandrino Submission (eye injury) BCX 4 April 19, 2008 1 3:13 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win 4–1 (1) Roberto Concepcion TKO (knees and punches) BCX 3 October 20, 2007 1 1:38 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win 3–1 (1) David Porter TKO (punches) Ring of Combat 13 March 16, 2007 1 2:08 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States Catchweight (180 lbs) bout.
Loss 2–1 (1) Marc Stevens Submission (rear-naked choke) CITC: Marked Territory September 30, 2006 3 2:58 Lincroft, New Jersey, United States
NC 2–0 (1) Rob Russo NC (illegal knee) Reality Fighting 13 August 5, 2006 2 1:12 Wildwood, New Jersey, United States
Win 2–0 Anthony D'Angelo Decision (split) Reality Fighting 12 April 29, 2006 3 3:00 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win 1–0 Gregg Small TKO (punches) Reality Fighting 11 February 11, 2006 2 1:30 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States

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See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fight Card - The Ultimate Fighter Finale American Top Team vs. Blackzilians". UFC.com. Retrieved July 17, 2015.
  2. ^ Sullivan_UFC (January 16, 2016). "4 years a purple belt is now over brown belt earned the right way". Twitter. Retrieved January 30, 2016.
  3. ^ kpmma (2012-04-12). "Our George Sullivan is the new CFFC Welterweight Champion!". pelligrinomma.com. Retrieved 2014-04-12.
  4. ^ a b Erik Fontenez (2014-01-12). "UFC on Fox 10 adds debuting welterweights to Chicago fight card". mmaweekly.com. Retrieved 2014-01-12.
  5. ^ Staff (2014-01-25). "UFC on FOX 10: George Sullivan vs. Mike Rhodes". mmaweekly.com. Retrieved 2014-01-25.
  6. ^ Andrew Ravens (2014-07-14). "Three bouts added To UFC Fight Night 51". mmafrenzy.com. Retrieved 2014-07-14.
  7. ^ Ben Fowlkes (2014-09-13). "UFC Fight Night 51 results: George Sullivan shuts down Igor Araújo in second". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-09-13.
  8. ^ Damon Martin (2015-02-04). "Kenny Robertson vs. George Sullivan added to FOX UFC Fight Night in New Jersey". foxsports.com. Retrieved 2015-02-04.
  9. ^ Staff (2015-03-24). "Tim Means steps in for Kenny Robertson, meets George Sullivan at UFC on FOX 15". mmajunkie.com.
  10. ^ Steven Marrocco (2015-04-18). "UFC on FOX 15 results: Tim Means submits George Sullivan in Round 3". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-04-18.
  11. ^ Tristen Critchfield (2015-06-11). "George Sullivan to Meet Marcio Alexandre Jr. at 'TUF 21' Finale on July 12". sherdog.com. Retrieved 2015-06-11.
  12. ^ Guilherme Cruz (2015-07-05). "Marcio Alexandre Jr. out with rib injury, George Sullivan now meets Dominic Waters at TUF 21 Finale". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2015-07-05.
  13. ^ Matt Erickson (2014-07-12). "TUF 21 Finale results: George Sullivan dominates short-notice Dominic Waters". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-07-12.
  14. ^ "UFC on Fox: Johnson vs. Bader". Ultimate Fighting Championship. Retrieved 2015-11-04.
  15. ^ Ben Fowlkes (2016-01-30). "UFC on FOX 18 results: Alexander Yakovlev stops George Sullivan with first round KO". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-01-30.
  16. ^ Staff (2016-04-04). "UFC on Fox 20 update: 4 bouts confirmed for July 23 card in Chicago". sherdog.com. Retrieved 2016-04-04.
  17. ^ Staff (2016-07-21). "George Sullivan pulled from UFC on FOX 20 for 'potential compliance issue' with anti-doping policy". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-07-21.
  18. ^ Dale Jordan (2016-12-14). "George Sullivan vs. Randy Brown added to UFC 208 in Brooklyn". mmamad.com. Retrieved 2016-12-14.
  19. ^ http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2017/1/29/14425934/mma-news-george-sullivan-pulled-from-ufc-208-potential-usada-violation
  20. ^ "With new additions, UFC Fight Night Charlotte card now boasts 11 bouts". charlotteobserver. Retrieved 2017-12-20.
  21. ^ "UFC on FOX 27 results: Niko Price chokes out George Sullivan in second round". MMAjunkie. 2018-01-27. Retrieved 2018-01-28.
  22. ^ "Mickey Gall vs George Sullivan set for UFC Fight Night 135 - MMA Mad". MMA Mad. 2018-07-12. Retrieved 2018-07-12.
  23. ^ "UFC Fight Night 135 results: Mickey Gall taps George Sullivan with fifth RNC in five wins". MMAjunkie. 2018-08-26. Retrieved 2018-08-26.
  24. ^ "UFC Roster Update: Kajan Johnson, 13 Others Among Departures". Retrieved 2018-10-04.
  25. ^ Sherdog.com. "George". Sherdog. Retrieved 2018-10-04.

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