Joe Schilling

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Joe Schilling
Joe Schilling vs. Kaoklai Kaennorsing.jpg
Schilling (right) vs. Kaoklai Kaennorsing in October 2011.
BornJoseph Francis Schilling
(1984-01-13) January 13, 1984 (age 37)
Dayton, Ohio, U.S.
Other namesStitch 'em Up
NationalityAmerican
Height6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
DivisionSuper Middleweight
Light Heavyweight
Middleweight (MMA)
Reach75+12 in (192 cm)
StyleMuay Thai
Fighting out ofLos Angeles, California, U.S.
TeamThe Yard (2007–present)
American Top Team (2015–present)[1]
Cesar Gracie Jiu-Jitsu
Sanford MMA[2]
TrainerMark Komuro
Cesar Gracie
Years active2005–present
Professional boxing record
Total2
Wins1
By knockout1
Losses0
Draws1
Kickboxing record
Total32
Wins23
By knockout13
Losses9
By knockout5
Mixed martial arts record
Total10
Wins4
By knockout2
By submission1
By decision1
Losses6
By knockout2
By submission3
By decision1
Other information
Boxing record from BoxRec
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Joseph Francis Schilling[3] (born January 13, 1984) is an American professional Muay Thai kickboxer and mixed martial artist who most recently competed for Bellator Kickboxing in the Middleweight division, and in the Middleweight division for Bellator MMA. He was released from Bellator in October 2020 after the Mohegan Tribe Department of Athletic Regulations refused to grant him a license to fight.[4][5]

Known for his use of elbows to cut opponents and nicknamed "Stitch 'em Up",[6] Schilling began fighting professionally in 2006 and was a two-time national titlist before defeating Kaoklai Kaennorsing to become the WBC Muaythai Interim World Light Heavyweight Champion in 2011. His profile further increased the following year when he engaged in a controversial rivalry with Simon Marcus.

As of November 1, 2018, he is ranked the #7 middleweight kickboxer in the world by Combat Press.[7]

Background[edit]

Born and raised in Dayton, Ohio, Schilling was raised by a single mother alongside two other siblings. A troublesome child, Schilling was expelled from four different schools and took up Muay Thai at 15 years old, hoping that it would give him direction and focus. After being kicked out of the family home at 17, he worked odd jobs and began his fighting career in local Toughman Contests while living in a small property that his grandmother owned with his brother Kevin.[8] After his grandmother died, Schilling moved to Los Angeles, California where he found work as a personal trainer at a YMCA. He met his future trainer and business partner Mark Komuro while training at the LA Boxing Club, in downtown Los Angeles. When that gym shut down, the pair moved to a spartan gym situated in a dilapidated structure that had formerly housed the Lincoln Heights city jail,[9] with Schilling being announced at fights as fighting out of "The Jail." In keeping with that theme, when Schilling and Komuro decided to open their own gym, they were inspired to name it after the exercise area in prison, and in 2007 they opened The Yard, a Muay Thai gym located in Lincoln Heights.[10]

Career[edit]

Early career (2006–2009)[edit]

After a short and unremarkable amateur career, Schilling turned professional on September 30, 2006, taking on Lawson Baker in an 84 kg/185 lb bout on ten days' notice in Inglewood, California. He recalls striking his opponent with all his might, only to watch him continue to advance unfazed. After being dropped multiple times and nearly throwing in the towel, Schilling finally found the one weapon that worked, elbows. 47 landed elbows later, he won his first professional Muay Thai fight by way of split decision.[11]

Having amassed an undefeated record over the course of the next year, Schilling was given the opportunity to fight for the vacant International Karate Kickboxing Council (IKKC) United States Super Middleweight (-75 kg/165 lb) Muay Thai Championship against Russian import Denis Grachev in Highland, California on November 29, 2007. Grachev defeated Schilling with a 47-second knockout in the first round after Grachev delivered a spinning heel kick to the body, as Schilling was unable to beat the referee's ten count.[12]

Throughout 2008, he turned his focus towards mixed martial arts and amassed a 1-3 record in the sport with all of his bouts ending in a submission. Schilling also debuted as a professional boxer on December 20, 2008 and knocked out his opponent Orlando Brizzio in just five seconds, the fastest KO in American combat sports history.[13] He made his return to Muay Thai in early 2009 and took wins over Chidi Njokuani and Chris Spång before experiencing a devastating loss to Wang Hong Xiang on August 30, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Fighting under Sanshou rules for the first time, Schilling was repeatedly thrown and taken down throughout the bout and injured both of his knees. He was counted out by the referee in round two when he could not continue after a leg sweep.[14] He required surgery on his knees after the fight which resulted in a year-long layoff.[15]

United States Champion (2010–2011)[edit]

Schilling made his return to the ring on September 26, 2010 in his adopted hometown of Los Angeles where he faced Ryan Roy in a bout for the Muay Thai Association of America (MTAA) United States Super Middleweight (-75 kg/165 lb) Championship. After dominating Roy in the first round utilizing his height advantage with knees from the Thai clinch, Schilling forced the referee to stop the contest in the second when he barraged his opponent with a series of unanswered elbows.[16][17] Less than a month later, he made his international debut as he defeated Argentine opponent Luciano Vazquez via fourth round technical knockout at the historic Rajadamnern Stadium in Bangkok, Thailand on October 24, 2010.[18][19]

On December 5, 2010 in Los Angeles, he beat Chaz Mulkey by third-round TKO in a WBC Muay Thai United States Super Middleweight (-76.204 kg/168 lb) title eliminator. He knocked Mulkey down four times throughout the bout, causing a referee stoppage.[20][21] Schilling was then scheduled to face Ky Hollenbeck for the WBC National Super Middleweight Championship on March 5, 2011 in Los Angeles but Hollenbeck withdrew from the bout to fight for a world title and was replaced by Chase Green, and so the interim belt was then put on the line instead.[22][23] After forcing a standing eight count on Green with a combination of a thip to the face and punches early in round one, he pounced on his hurt opponent and finished the fight with a flurry of strikes at the 2:13 mark of the opening stanza.[24]

Schilling was expected to fight at the Stand Up Promotions' World Class Championship Muay Thai event in Anaheim, California on August 13, 2011[25][26] but he dropped out to fight Brandon Banda for the vacant WBC United States Light Heavyweight (-79.379 kg/175 lb) Championship at Lion Fight: Battle in the Desert 3 in Primm, Nevada a week later.[27][28][29] The bout was the pair's rubber match as they had gone 1-1 as amateurs, and Schilling took the lead in their rivalry as he knocked his foe unconscious with a knee strike inside the opening round to claim his second national title.[30]

Entry onto the world stage (2011–2012)[edit]

Having established himself as an elite fighter domestically, Joe Schilling was matched up with two-time Rajadamnern Stadium Champion and K-1 star Kaoklai Kaennorsing in a WBC Interim World Light Heavyweight Championship bout at the M-One: Thailand vs. America event held at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on October 21, 2011.[31][32][33] The fight was one-sided in favour of Schilling, as he floored the Thai in the opening seconds and again immediately after he beat the referee's eight count. After a period of clinching, he knocked Kaoklai down for the third time with a right hook towards the end of the round, ending the fight.[34]

In January 2012, Schilling and former foe Chaz Mulkey were brought in as sparring partners for MMA star Nick Diaz ahead of his Interim UFC Welterweight Championship match with Carlos Condit at UFC 143.[35]

Joe Schilling and Canada's Simon Marcus went head to head in a bout to determine North America's top Light Heavyweight at Lion Fight: Battle in the Desert 5 in Las Vegas on February 25, 2012.[36][37][38] Both men agreed to a "winner takes all" scenario, meaning that whoever came out victorious would take 100% of the fight purse,[39] and the fight ended as controversially as it began. In round one, Marcus tripped Schilling, sending his head slamming into the canvas. As Schilling returned to his feet, clearly hurt from the throw, Marcus stormed in and knocked him down with a left hook. He was able to beat the count but Marcus went on the attack again and knocked Schilling out with a right elbow soon after.[40] After the fight, Schilling's camp made the accusation that the sweep that Marcus used to daze him initially was illegal and appealed to the Nevada State Athletic Commission to have the bout result overturned to a no contest, which was rejected.[41][42]

Due to the controversy surrounding the ending of their first fight, Schilling and Simon Marcus rematched at Lion Fight 6 in Las Vegas on May 12, 2012 in a bout to determine the number one contender for Artem Levin's WBC World Light Heavyweight Championship.[43][44][45] It was close this time, with both men exchanging menacing shots. Marcus' knees and throws from the clinch would be the deciding factor, however, as he was awarded the majority decision (47-47, 48-47, 49-46).[46]

Despite losing in the number one contender's match, Schilling was to be given a shot at Artem Levin and his WBC World Light Heavyweight Championship at the Battle for the Belts event in Bangkok, Thailand on June 9, 2012 after Simon Marcus pulled out.[47] However, Levin himself then withdrew due to knee surgery[48] and, while Artem Vakhitov was originally tabbed as his replacement,[49] Karapet Karapetyan eventually stepped in as the final opponent and Schilling's interim title was put on the line.[50] Having dominated every round but the third, Schilling won on the judges' scorecards to make the first defence of his interim belt.[51]

In the main event of Lion Fight 7 in Las Vegas on October 13, 2012, he met Eddie Walker in an 82 kg/180 lb bout.[52][53][54] Schilling attacked Walker's lead leg from the start and scored knockdowns with elbows in rounds one and two. As Schilling got more aggressive towards the end of round two and began to look for the finish, Walker let his hands go and connected with a short right cross which sent Schilling crashing to the canvas in a state of unconsciousness.[55][56]

He was slated to fight Edwin Aguilar at Lion Fight 9 in Las Vegas on March 15, 2013[57][58] but was denied a license due to medical concerns by the Nevada State Athletic Commission.[59] It was also reported that he would face Steven Wakeling under Oriental kickboxing rules at GLORY 5: London in London, England on March 23, 2013[60] but he was replaced by his old foe Simon Marcus in that bout after rejecting the contract from GLORY.[61]

He was set to make his return against Charles Byrd at Lion Fight 10 in Las Vegas on July 26, 2013.[62][63][64][65] However, he was removed from the card and the Lion Fight roster when he refused to sign an exclusive contract with the promotion.[66][67]

GLORY (2013–2016)[edit]

Schilling finally made his GLORY debut when he competed in and won the four-man 85 kg/187 lb tournament at GLORY 10: Los Angeles - Middleweight World Championship Tournament in Ontario, California on September 28, 2013.[68][69] He was scheduled to fight Steve Wakeling in the semi-finals[70] but the Englishman was unable to compete due to visa issues and was replaced by Kengo Shimizu.[71] Schilling took a dominant unanimous decision over Shimizu before meeting Artem Levin in the final. Levin had a strong first round but Schilling bounced back to floor the Russian with a right overhand followed by a knee in the second. The bout was ruled a draw after the regulation three rounds and so it went to an extension round to decide the winner in which Schilling scored a controversial knockdown and secured himself the unanimous decision.[72][73][74]

He fought up-and-comer Wayne Barrett in the main event of GLORY 12: New York - Lightweight World Championship Tournament in New York City, New York on November 23, 2013, losing a unanimous decision.[75][76] Barrett dropped Schilling twice in round two but Schilling rallied back to score a knockdown of his own with a knee in the third. It was too little, too late, however, as he lost the fight on points.[77][78][79]

It was announced during the GLORY 15: Istanbul broadcast that Schilling would be one of eight fighters competing in the GLORY 17: Los Angeles - Last Man Standing Middleweight Tournament in Inglewood on June 21, 2014.[80] It was later revealed that Schilling would face Simon Marcus for the third time in the quarter-finals.[81] He drew Simon Marcus for the third time in the quarter-finals and was floored with a flurry of punches by his Canadian rival in round two. He outworked Marcus in rounds one and three, however, and the judges scored the match a unanimous draw to send it into an extension round to decide the winner. Marcus was docked a point by referee "Big" John McCarthy for dropping his gumshield numerous times and, now forced to go for the knockout, was caught by a counter right cross from Schilling in the last twenty seconds of the fight which left him unconscious on the mat. Rematching Wayne Barrett in the semis, Schilling got revenge on another of his rivals as he took a split decision victory to book his place in the final against the man he faced in the tournament final a year earlier, Artem Levin. Levin scored a first-round knockdown over Schilling with a spinning backfist and was later docked a point by referee Al Wichgers for extensive clinching in round three. It was not enough for Schilling, however, as he lost a clear-cut unanimous decision.[82][83][84]

Schilling returned to the GLORY ring to face Robert Thomas on February 6, 2015 at GLORY 19: Virginia.[85] He won the fight by unanimous decision.

Bellator MMA (2014–2020)[edit]

On October 3, 2014 it was announced that Schilling had signed with Bellator MMA. He made his debut against fellow kickboxer Melvin Manhoef on November 15, 2014 at Bellator 131.[86] Schilling won the back-and-forth fight via knockout in the second round.

In his second fight for the promotion, Schilling faced Rafael Carvalho on April 10, 2015 at Bellator 136.[87] He lost the back and forth fight via split decision.

In his third fight for the promotion, Schilling faced promotional newcomer Hisaki Kato at Bellator 139 on June 26, 2015.[88] Schilling lost the fight via knockout in the second round. This marked the first time Schilling has been knocked out in a mixed martial arts match.

Schilling made his return to Bellator on November 30, 2018 at Bellator 210 facing Will Morris[89] He won the fight via technical knockout due to corner stoppage.

Schilling faced Keith Berry at Bellator 219 on March 29, 2019.[90] He won the fight via unanimous decision.

Schilling faced Tony Johnson at Bellator 229 on October 4, 2019.[91] He lost the fight via knockout in the third round.

Schilling was scheduled to face Curtis Millender at Bellator 249 on October 15, 2020.[92] However, the bout was scrapped as Schilling's license was denied by the athletic commission.[93]

Bellator MMA announced on October 27, 2020, that Schilling had been released from the promotion.[94]

Bellator Kickboxing (2016–2017)[edit]

On June 24, 2016, Schilling made his debut for Bellator Kickboxing facing Hisaki Kato in a rematch at Bellator Kicking 2. He lost the fight via knockout due to a spinning back fist in the second round.[95]

Personal life[edit]

Schilling has two sons, Joe and Jax, with his fiancée Cina Brown.[96] He is a cigarette smoker, an unusual trait for a professional fighter,[97] and also uses marijuana.[98]

He appeared in a minor role in the 2016 film Kickboxer: Vengeance.[99]

Street altercations[edit]

Following his Bellator Kickboxing 4 win over Vittorio Iermano at the Nelson Mandela Forum in Florence, Italy on December 10, 2016, Schilling and two of his coaches were involved in a street altercation outside the venue with a group of seven locals.[100]

In September 2020, Schilling posted an Instagram Live video showing himself kicking a homeless man on a street, and claiming that he attacked the man after finding the victim using a sex toy in the showers of Schilling's gym.[101]

Footage emerged on June 28, 2021 showing Schilling punching and knocking unconscious Justin Balboa, a 31-year-old bar patron who was described as being "extremely intoxicated" in a Fort Lauderdale Police Department report, in a bar in Fort Lauderdale, Florida the previous night. Balboa was hospitalized with a head injury.[102] Schilling claimed self-defense, saying that he was "scared for [his] life" and "simply defending [himself] against the evil in this world".[103] On July 1, Balboa filed a personal injury lawsuit in Broward County circuit court against Schilling for battery, and the bar where the incident took place for negligence.[104]

Championships and awards[edit]

Kickboxing[edit]

Mixed Martial Arts[edit]

Boxing record[edit]

Boxing record
1 Wins (1 (T)KO's), 0 Losses, 1 Draw
Date Result Opponent Event Location Method Round Time Record
2009-03-21 Draw United States Tyrell Hendrix Playboy Mansion Beverly Hills, California, US Technical Draw 2 3:00 1–0–1
2008-12-20 Win Italy Orlando Brizzio Hollywood Park Racetrack Inglewood, California, US KO 1 0:05 1–0
Legend:   Win   Loss   Draw/No contest   Notes

Kickboxing record[edit]

Professional kickboxing record
23 wins (13 KOs), 9 losses, 0 draws
Date Result Opponent Event Location Method Round Time Record
2017-12-9 Win Belgium Filip Verlinden Bellator Kickboxing 8: Florence Florence, Italy Decision (unanimous) 3 3:00 23–9
2017-9-23 Win Morocco Najib Idali Bellator Kickboxing 7: San Jose San Jose, California TKO (doctor stoppage) 2 3:00 22–9
2017-4-14 Win Romania Alexandru Negrea Bellator Kickboxing 6: Budapest[106] Budapest, Hungary Decision (unanimous) 3 3:00 21–9
2016-12-10 Win Italy Vittorio Iermano Bellator Kickboxing 4: Florence[107] Florence, Italy TKO (strikes) 1 2:43 20–9
2016-06-24 Loss Japan Hisaki Kato Bellator Kickboxing 2: St. Louis St. Louis, Missouri, USA KO (spinning back fist) 2 2:59 19–9
2016-05-13 Loss Netherlands Jason Wilnis GLORY 30: Los Angeles Ontario, California, US Decision (majority) 3 3:00 19–8
2016-02-26 Win United States Mike Lemaire GLORY 27: Chicago Hoffman Estates, Illinois, US Decision (unanimous) 3 3:00 19–7
2015-10-09 Win Netherlands Jason Wilnis GLORY 24: Denver Denver, Colorado, US TKO (injury) 2 3:00 18–7
GLORY Middleweight Championship eliminator.
2015-02-06 Win Canada Robert Thomas GLORY 19: Virginia Hampton, Virginia, US Decision (unanimous) 3 3:00 17–7
2014-06-21 Loss Russia Artem Levin Glory 17: Los Angeles - Last Man Standing, Final Inglewood, California, US Decision (unanimous) 3 3:00 16–7
For the 2014 Glory Last Man Standing Middleweight (-84.8 kg/187 lb) Tournament Championship and the Glory Middleweight (-84.8 kg/187 lb) Championship.
2014-06-21 Win United States Wayne Barrett Glory 17: Los Angeles - Last Man Standing, Semi Finals Inglewood, California, US Decision (split) 3 3:00 16–6
2014-06-21 Win Canada Simon Marcus Glory 17: Los Angeles - Last Man Standing, Quarter Finals Inglewood, California, US KO (right cross) 4 2:41 15–6
2013-11-23 Loss United States Wayne Barrett Glory 12: New York - Lightweight World Championship Tournament New York City, New York, US Decision (unanimous) 3 3:00 14–6
2013-09-28 Win Russia Artem Levin Glory 10: Los Angeles - Middleweight World Championship Tournament, Final Ontario, California, US Extension round decision (unanimous) 3 3:00 14–5
Wins the 2013 Glory Middleweight (-84.8 kg/187 lb) World Championship Tournament Championship.
2013-09-28 Win Japan Kengo Shimizu Glory 10: Los Angeles - Middleweight World Championship Tournament, Semi Finals Ontario, California, US Decision (unanimous) 3 3:00 13–5
2012-10-13 Loss United States Eddie Walker Lion Fight 7 Las Vegas, Nevada, US KO (right cross) 2 2:13 12–5
2012-06-09 Win Armenia Karapet Karapetyan Battle for the Belts Bangkok, Thailand Decision 5 3:00 12–4
Defends the WBC Muaythai Interim World Light Heavyweight (-79.379 kg/175 lb) Championship.
2012-05-12 Loss Canada Simon Marcus Lion Fight 6 Las Vegas, Nevada, US Decision (majority) 5 3:00 11–4
2012-02-25 Loss Canada Simon Marcus Lion Fight: Battle in the Desert 5 Las Vegas, Nevada, US KO (right elbow) 1 2:50 11–3
2011-10-21 Win Thailand Kaoklai Kaennorsing M-One: Thailand vs. America Los Angeles, California, US TKO (referee stoppage) 1 2:43 11–2
Wins the WBC Muaythai Interim World Light Heavyweight (-79.379 kg/175 lb) Championship.
2011-08-20 Win United States Brandon Banda Lion Fight: Battle in the Desert 3 Primm, Nevada, US KO (right knee) 1 2:38 10–2
Wins the WBC Muaythai United States Light Heavyweight (-79.379 kg/175 lb) Championship.
2011-03-05 Win United States Chase Green MTAA Muay Thai National Championships[108] Los Angeles, California, US TKO (referee stoppage) 1 2:13 9–2
Wins the WBC Muaythai Interim United States Super Middleweight (-76.204 kg/168 lb) Championship.
2010-12-05 Win United States Chaz Mulkey King's Birthday Celebration Los Angeles, California, US TKO (referee stoppage) 3 1:06 8–2
2010-10-24 Win Argentina Luciano Vazquez Bangrajan Fights, Rajadamnern Stadium Bangkok, Thailand TKO (referee stoppage) 4 N/A 7–2
2010-09-26 Win United States Ryan Roy MTAA National Muay Thai Championships Los Angeles, California, US TKO (referee stoppage) 2 N/A 6–2
Wins the MTAA United States Super Middleweight (-75 kg/165 lb) Championship.
2009-08-30 Loss China Wang Hong Xiang WCK World Championship Muay Thai Las Vegas, Nevada, US TKO (referee stoppage) 2 2:54 5–2
2009-06-13 Win Sweden Chris Spång WCK: Full Rules Muaythai Inglewood, California, US TKO (corner stoppage) 2 3:00 5–1
2009-04-25 Win Nigeria Chidi Njokuani Dominant Knockout 1 Irving, Texas, US Decision (unanimous) 5 3:00 4–1
2007-11-29 Loss Russia Denis Grachev WCK: Full Rules Muay Thai Highland, California, US KO (spinning heel kick to the body) 1 0:47 3–1
For the IKKC United States Super Middleweight (-75 kg/165 lb) Muay Thai Championship.
2007-07-07 Win United States Neil Chatchaiyan WCK World Championship Muay Thai: Hot Summer Fights[109] Inglewood, California, US TKO (referee stoppage) 4 1:36 3–0
2007-04-05 Win United States Gary Wheeler WCK: Full Rules Muay Thai[110] Highland, California, US TKO (cut) 3 0:53 2–0
2006-09-30 Win United States Lawson Baker World Championship Muay Thai: Ultimate Conquest[111] Inglewood, California, US Decision (split) 4 3:00 1–0
Legend:   Win   Loss   Draw/No contest   Notes

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Professional record breakdown
10 matches 4 wins 6 losses
By knockout 2 2
By submission 1 3
By decision 1 1
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 4–6 Tony Johnson KO (punch) Bellator 229 October 4, 2019 3 2:07 Temecula, California, United States
Win 4–5 Keith Berry Decision (unanimous) Bellator 219 March 29, 2019 3 5:00 Temecula, California, United States
Win 3–5 Will Morris TKO (corner stoppage) Bellator 210 November 30, 2018 1 5:00 Thackerville, Oklahoma, United States
Loss 2–5 Hisaki Kato KO (Superman punch) Bellator 139 June 26, 2015 2 0:34 Mulvane, Kansas, United States
Loss 2–4 Rafael Carvalho Decision (split) Bellator 136 April 10, 2015 3 5:00 Irvine, California, United States
Win 2–3 Melvin Manhoef KO (punch) Bellator 131 November 15, 2014 2 0:32 San Diego, California, United States
Loss 1–3 Damion Douglas Submission (rear-naked choke) ShoXC: Elite Challenger Series September 26, 2008 1 0:46 Santa Ynez, California, United States
Loss 1–2 Tony Ferguson Submission (Von Flue choke) TFA 12 September 13, 2008 2 2:12 Long Beach, California, United States
Win 1–1 Maurice Doucette Submission (triangle choke) CXF: Uprising in Upland June 14, 2008 1 1:38 Upland, California, United States
Loss 0–1 Matt Makowski Submission (rear-naked choke) ShoXC: Elite Challenger Series January 25, 2008 1 4:01 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Former Glory, Bellator fighter Joe Schilling knocks out bar patron, cites self-defence – ‘I was scared for my life’ Nick Atkin, South China Morning Post (29 June 2021)
  3. ^ NSAC report of WCK Muay Thai
  4. ^ Bellator releases AJ Agazarm, Joe Schilling, many others Jack Silfen, fansided.com (October 28, 2020)
  5. ^ Video: Ex-kickboxer & Bellator fighter Joe Schilling in violent barroom confrontation David Castillo, bloodyelbow.com (June 28, 2021)
  6. ^ Muay Thai Champ Joe Schilling Discusses This Weekends Fight With Marcus & Training Nick Diaz
  7. ^ "Combat Press Kickboxing Rankings: November 2018". combatpress.com.
  8. ^ Interview with American Muay Thai Fighter, Joe Schilling
  9. ^ City Delivers KO Blow to Northeast Boxing Gym, 5/10.
  10. ^ Galen Okazaki, "Muay Thai is Life's 'Profiles in American Muay Thai' presents Joe 'Stich 'em Up' Schilling," 3/8/11
  11. ^ "Can't Stop Crazy profile". Archived from the original on February 11, 2013. Retrieved March 15, 2013.
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  15. ^ Muay Thai is Life's “Profiles in American Muay Thai” presents Joe “Stich ‘em Up” Schilling
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  17. ^ National Muay Thai Championships Sept. 26th feature Chunuawat, Embree, Roy, Schilling, and Oblonsky
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  19. ^ Joe Schilling Stitches ‘Em Up with the Science
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  21. ^ Event Recap: Ross defeats Malaipet, Schilling finishes Mulkey Archived 2012-08-29 at the Wayback Machine
  22. ^ Joe Schilling vs. Ky Hollenbeck WBC Title fight set for March 5th MTAA show Archived 2012-12-19 at the Wayback Machine
  23. ^ MTAA March 5th fight card, Ky Hollenbeck out, Chase Green in against Joe Schilling
  24. ^ Stand Up Promotions "Schilling vs. Green" recap
  25. ^ Joe Schilling vs. Kaoklai Kaennorsing rumored for August 13th Stand Up Promotions event
  26. ^ Fight Card for Stand Up Promotions "World Class Championship Muay Thai"
  27. ^ Joe Schilling and Brandon Banda rumored to fight for vacant WBC Muay Thai Light Heavyweight U.S. National Title
  28. ^ Cosmo Alexandre vs. Sakmongkol official to headline Battle in the Desert 3, three more fights confirmed Archived 2012-09-05 at the Wayback Machine
  29. ^ Four titles on the line at Lion Fight Promotions "Battle in the Desert 3" Archived 2012-08-29 at the Wayback Machine
  30. ^ Results and Recap: Lion Fight Promotions "Battle in the Desert 3" Archived 2012-07-02 at the Wayback Machine
  31. ^ Joe Schilling vs. Kaoklai likely for October M-One Muay Thai event in Los Angeles
  32. ^ Four bouts official for M-One Muay Thai at Club Nokia; Schilling, Ross, Rungravee, Kaoklai and Adanza confirmed
  33. ^ Joe Schilling vs. Kaoklai set to fight for WBC Muay Thai world title at Club Nokia on October 21st
  34. ^ Results and Recap: M-One "Team Thailand vs. Team America"
  35. ^ "Diaz brings in Top Muay Thai Fighters Schilling & Mulkey in Preparation for Condit at UFC 143". Archived from the original on February 2, 2012. Retrieved March 15, 2013.
  36. ^ Five Fantastic Fights in February
  37. ^ Schilling vs. Marcus, Mulkey vs. Choplin and more expected to take place at Lion Fight Promotions "Battle in the Desert 5" Archived 2012-12-19 at the Wayback Machine
  38. ^ Fight card for Lion Fight Promotions "Battle in the Desert 5" Archived 2012-08-29 at the Wayback Machine
  39. ^ NSAC approves winner take all scenario for Joe Schilling vs. Simon Marcus at Lion Fight Promotions "Battle in the Desert 5"
  40. ^ Results & Recap: Lion Fight Promotions "Battle in the Desert 5" Archived 2012-12-18 at the Wayback Machine
  41. ^ Simon Marcus responds to criticism concerning his victory over Joe Schilling
  42. ^ Joe Schilling's appeal rejected by Nevada State Athletic Commission
  43. ^ Joe Schilling vs. Simon Marcus re-match taking place at Lion Fight Promotions May 12th event
  44. ^ Schilling vs. Marcus official for Lion Fight Muay Thai VI
  45. ^ Fight Card set for Lion Fight Muay Thai VI: Schilling vs. Marcus
  46. ^ Results & Recap: Lion Fight Muay Thai VI "Schilling vs. Marcus 2"
  47. ^ Simon Marcus rumored to be out of bout with Artem Levin, Joe Schilling tabbed as replacement
  48. ^ Artem Levin rumored to be out of fight with Joe Schilling at Battle for the Belts on June 9th
  49. ^ Artem Levin officially out of fight with Joe Schilling, Artem Vakhitov replaces him Archived 2014-02-01 at the Wayback Machine
  50. ^ Karapet Karapetyan expected to replace Artem Vakhitov against Joe Schilling at Battle for the Belts on June 9th Archived 2013-12-12 at the Wayback Machine
  51. ^ Battle for the Belts: Pinca, Kem, Sagetdao, Schilling Among Winners
  52. ^ Joe Schilling vs. Alex Berrios rumored as main event for September 8th Lion Fight Muay Thai VII event
  53. ^ Joe Schilling vs. Eddie Walker and Joseph Valtellini vs. Gregory Choplin set for Lion Fight Muay Thai VII October 13th Archived 2012-12-19 at the Wayback Machine
  54. ^ Schilling vs. Walker and Valtellini vs. Choplin official for Lion Fight Muay Thai VII on October 13th Archived 2013-12-17 at the Wayback Machine
  55. ^ Results and Recap of Lion Fight Muay Thai 7: Walker KO's Schilling
  56. ^ Weekend Results: Eddie Walker KO's Joe Schilling
  57. ^ Lion Fight 9 - Fights Announced: Marcus vs. Levin, Ross, Schilling, van Soest
  58. ^ Simon Marcus vs. Artem Levin official for Lion Fight 9; Tiffany Van Soest, Kevin Ross, and Joe Schilling all in action as well Archived 2013-03-30 at the Wayback Machine
  59. ^ Joe Schilling no longer fighting at Lion Fight 9 against Edwin Aguilar
  60. ^ Joe Schilling vs. Steve Wakeling Slated for GLORY 5 London
  61. ^ GLORY 5 London Fight Card
  62. ^ Lion Fight 10 Announced for July 26th
  63. ^ New Fights Announced for Lion Fight 10
  64. ^ Yodsanklai vs. Chike Lindsay, Ognjen Topic vs. Coke Chunhawat, and more expected at Lion Fight 10 Archived 2013-09-27 at the Wayback Machine
  65. ^ Yodsanklai Fairtex vs. Chike Lindsay official for Lion Fight 10 in July Archived 2013-09-27 at the Wayback Machine
  66. ^ Ognjen Topic the Latest to Sign Exclusive Lion Fight Deal
  67. ^ Joe Schilling removed from Lion Fight 10
  68. ^ GLORY 10 Los Angeles: Middleweight Tournament
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  73. ^ GLORY 10 results, LIVE online fight coverage stream for 'Los Angeles'
  74. ^ Joe Schilling is the New GLORY Middleweight Champion of the World
  75. ^ Main Event for GLORY 12 Unveiled: Joe Schilling vs. Wayne Barrett
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