January 30, 1981 |
Kansas City, Missouri, United States
|Other names||The Rosedale Reaper|
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Weight||170 lb (77 kg; 12 st)|
|Fighting out of||Gladstone, Missouri, United States|
Impact Elite MMA
|Rank||American Jiu-Jitsu3rd Degree Black Belt In|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Rob Kimmons (born January 30, 1981) is an American mixed martial artist who most recently competed at middleweight for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). He is also known as "The Rosedale Reaper".
Mixed martial arts career
Rob Kimmons made his professional mixed martial arts debut on November 21, 2003 for the HOOKnSHOOT promotion. He knocked out David Webster in the first round to notch his first professional win. Rob won two more times in 2004 and was signed to World Extreme Cagefighting and was given a fight against Joe Riggs for the vacant middleweight title. Kimmons lost the fight in the first round. After winning six straight fights since the loss to Riggs, Kimmons took his second loss this time to Ryan Jensen.
In July 2007, Kimmons faced UFC veteran, Marvin Eastman for the International Fighting Organization's middleweight title. Kimmons lost the fight by decision. Kimmons then dropped down to the welterweight division two months later in order to face Tristan Yunker for the IFO's welterweight title. Kimmons won the title in the first round.
He currently holds a 3rd degree black belt in American Jujitsu under Steve Crawford.
Kimmons now trains out of K2l's Grindhouse in Lee Summit Missouri with the likes of James Krause (WEC) and Eric Marriott (Bellator).
Ultimate Fighting Championship
Kimmons made his debut defeating Rob Yundt on the undercard of TUF 7 Finale. Kimmons submitted Yundt with a guillotine choke in round 1.
He had his second fight for the company on the UFC Fight Night 15 card taking on Dan Miller. Miller dominated the fight and submitted Kimmons early in round one. Kimmons bounced back with a win on the UFC Fight Night 18 card by choking Joe Vedepo unconscious. Kimmons won submission of the night honors.
After suffering a TKO loss to Jorge Rivera, Kimmons plans to move to the UFC welterweight division instead of middleweight.
Kimmons was scheduled to face Mike Pierce on March 21, 2010 at UFC Live: Vera vs. Jones, but Kimmons was forced off the card with an injury. Pierce is now set to face UFC newcomer Julio Paulino.
Kimmons next faced Dongi Yang on March 3, 2011 at UFC Live: Sanchez vs. Kampmann. He lost the fight via TKO due to punches near the end of the second round and was subsequently released from the promotion.
Kimmons faced King of the Cage veteran Brendan Seguin in Kansas City, Kan., for Titan FC 19 on July 29, 2011. “Now that I’m out of that, I can’t lose, a loss is not okay,” Kimmons told MMAWeekly. “I never want to lose again. I want to hurry up and get back into the UFC.” He lost the fight via unanimous decision.
He faced Chuck Parmelee on September, 10th 2011 winning the fight in 53 seconds via Guillotine Choke.
He faced Andre Kase on October, 6th 2012 winning the fight 3:14 in the first round via TKO due to Knees.
He faced Dan McGlasson on November, 17th 2012 winning the fight via Submission due to strikes.
Rob is currently engaged to Kayla Hampton. His mixed martial arts interests started in the small Midwestern town of Rolla, Mo where at the young age of 16 he was challenged by his close personal friends; his coach Kenneth Sparks (Warrior Gym) and his favorite corner woman Christina Skaggs. Rob is quoted as saying "she can light a fire under anyone and kept me focused, if it were not for these two individuals impact in my life I would never have made it this far, I was really headed in the wrong direction." ref>"Kimmons' future on the line". Slam! Fighting. 2009-10-20. Archived from the original on October 23, 2009. Retrieved 2009-10-21. </re
Championships and accomplishments
- International Fighting Organization
- IFO Welterweight Championship (One time)
- Ultimate Fighting Championship
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|36 matches||27 wins||9 losses|
|Win||27–9||Jake Bramstone||TKO (punches)||FWR Fights||August 11, 2013||1||0:01||Kansas City, Missouri, United States|
|Loss||26–9||Tyler Stinson||TKO (punches)||Epic Fight Night 1: Stinson vs. Kimmons||June 29, 2013||1||0:54||Kansas City, Missouri, United States|
|Win||26–8||Dan McGlasson||Submission (punches)||Tommy Tran Promotions||November 17, 2012||1||3:25||Branson, Missouri, United States|
|Win||25–8||Andre Kase||TKO (punches and knees)||Eyewin Monster Brawl||October 6, 2012||1||3:14||Wichita, Kansas, United States|
|Win||24–8||Chuck Parmelee||Submission (guillotine choke)||Shark Fights 19||September 10, 2011||1||0:53||Independence, Missouri, United States|
|Loss||23–8||Brendan Seguin||Decision (unanimous)||Titan FC 19||July 29, 2011||3||5:00||Kansas City, Kansas, United States||Light Heavyweight bout|
|Loss||23–7||Yang Dongi||TKO (punches)||UFC Live: Sanchez vs. Kampmann||March 3, 2011||2||4:47||Louisville, Kentucky, United States|
|Loss||23–6||Kyle Noke||Submission (rear-naked choke)||UFC 122||November 13, 2010||2||1:33||Oberhausen, Germany|
|Win||23–5||Steve Steinbeiss||Decision (unanimous)||UFC Live: Jones vs. Matyushenko||August 1, 2010||3||5:00||San Diego, California, United States|
|Loss||22–5||Jorge Rivera||TKO (punches)||UFC 104||October 24, 2009||3||1:53||Los Angeles, California, United States|
|Win||22–4||Joe Vedepo||Technical Submission (guillotine choke)||UFC Fight Night: Condit vs. Kampmann||April 1, 2009||1||1:54||Nashville, Tennessee, United States||Submission of the Night|
|Loss||21–4||Dan Miller||Submission (rear-naked choke)||UFC Fight Night: Diaz vs. Neer||September 17, 2008||1||1:27||Omaha, Nebraska, United States|
|Win||21–3||Rob Yundt||Submission (guillotine choke)||The Ultimate Fighter: Team Rampage vs Team Forrest Finale||June 21, 2008||1||3:58||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||20–3||Ryan Sheeper||Submission||World Cage FC||April 5, 2008||1||1:36||Missouri, United States|
|Win||19–3||Fernando Rivera||Submission||Titan FC 11||March 22, 2008||1||1:10||Kansas City, Missouri, United States|
|Win||18–3||Tristan Yunker||Submission (rear-naked choke)||International Fighting Organization: Kimmons vs. Yunker||September 21, 2007||1||2:55||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||Move to Welterweight; Won the IFO Welterweight Championship|
|Loss||17–3||Marvin Eastman||Decision (unanimous)||International Fighting Organization: Eastman vs. Kimmons||July 7, 2007||5||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||For the IFO Middleweight Championship|
|Win||17–2||Curt Bee||TKO||American Bushido: 2007 GP Final||June 2, 2007||1||1:53||McCook, Illinois, United States|
|Win||16–2||Joe Enright||Submission (guillotine choke)||American Bushido: 2007 GP Semifinals||April 7, 2007||1||2:21||McCook, Illinois, United States|
|Win||15–2||Jasper Mayfield||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Titan FC 7||March 23, 2007||1||1:43||Kansas City, Kansas, United States|
|Win||14–2||Josh Lee||Submission (triangle choke)||American Bushido: 07 GP Quarterfinals||February 24, 2007||1||1:46||McCook, Illinois, United States|
|Win||13–2||Charlie Kropf||Submission (guillotine choke)||Titan FC 6||January 26, 2007||1||1:50||Kansas City, Kansas, United States|
|Win||12–2||Steve Schneider||Decision (unanimous)||World Series of Rumble||November 16, 2006||3||5:00||Kansas, United States|
|Win||11–2||Sean Huffman||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Titan FC 5||August 4, 2006||1||0:47||Kansas City, Kansas, United States|
|Win||10–2||Mike Van Meer||Submission (guillotine choke)||Titan FC 4||June 9, 2006||1||3:35||Kansas City, Kansas, United States|
|Loss||9–2||Ryan Jensen||Submission (choke)||Victory FC 14: Aggression||May 20, 2006||1||N/A||United States|
|Win||9–1||Mike Van Meer||Submission (punches)||Midwest Cage Championship 2: Midwest Xplosion||April 8, 2006||2||1:56||Des Moines, Iowa, United States|
|Win||8–1||Kenny Stevens||Decision (unanimous)||Titan FC 1||March 11, 2006||3||5:00||Kansas City, Kansas, United States|
|Win||7–1||Darin Brudigan||Decision (unanimous)||Victory FC 12: Warpath||February 25, 2006||3||5:00||Council Bluffs, Iowa, United States|
|Win||6–1||Brian Green||KO (punch)||Midwest Cage Championship 1: In the Beginning||February 11, 2006||1||0:50||Des Moines, Iowa, United States|
|Win||5–1||Dan Rau||Submission (guillotine choke)||Victory FC 11: Demolition||December 3, 2005||1||2:15||Council Bluffs, Iowa, United States|
|Win||4–1||James Wade||TKO (punches)||Shooto: Battle at the Ballpark||June 18, 2005||1||2:20||St. Louis, Missouri, United States|
|Loss||3–1||Joe Riggs||Submission (punches)||WEC 15||May 19, 2005||1||1:24||Lemoore, California, United States||For WEC Middleweight Championship|
|Win||3–0||Chad Sullivan||TKO||International Sport Combat Federation: Clash of the Titans||June 30, 2004||1||0:27||Kansas City, Missouri, United States|
|Win||2–0||Jason Purcell||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Victory FC 7: Showdown||March 6, 2004||1||N/A||Council Bluffs, Iowa, United States|
|Win||1–0||David Webster||KO||HOOKnSHOOT: Kansas City||November 21, 2003||1||N/A||Kansas City, Missouri, United States|
Amateur mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|7 matches||7 wins||0 losses|
|Win||7–0||Cameron Smith||Submission||Adrenaline Extreme Combat 5: War in the Cage 5||March 25, 2005||1||3:10||Kansas City, Kansas, United States|
|Win||6–0||Tommy Eblen||TKO||Adrenaline Extreme Combat 4||January 21, 2005||2||2:10||Kansas City, Missouri, United States|
|Win||5–0||Nathan Frampton||Submission||KO Fight Night Promotions: Beaumont Brawl 2||January 7, 2005||1||N/A||Kansas City, Missouri, United States|
|Win||4–0||Chris Henning||TKO||KO Fight Night Promotions: Blood and Sweat||October 4, 2003||1||N/A||Blue Springs, Missouri, United States|
|Win||3–0||Aaron Bollig||TKO||International Sport Combat Federation: Cowtown Rumble 3||June 21, 2003||1||N/A||Kansas City, Kansas, United States|
|Win||2–0||Josh Hargis||Submission (punches)||International Sport Combat Federation: Cowtown Rumble 2||March 8, 2003||2||N/A||Independence, Missouri, United States|
|Win||1–0||Mike Searcy||TKO||International Sport Combat Federation: Cowtown Rumble 1||November 16, 2002||1||0:09||Independence, Missouri, United States|
- "Mike Pierce vs. Rob Kimmons slated for UFC on Versus 1 on March 21". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2010-01-18.
- "Rob Kimmons injured, Julio Paulino steps in to face Mike Pierce at UFC on Versus 1". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2010-02-26.
- "Rob Kimmons vs. Steve Steinbeiss targeted for August's UFC on Versus 2". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2010-05-12.
- "Rob Kimmons vs. Dongi Yang Latest Addition to UFC on Versus 3 Card". mmaweekly.com. January 10, 2011.
- "UFC cuts Rob Kimmons after recent loss". mmajunkie.com. March 23, 2011.
- "The Rob Kimmons Game Plan: Crush it at Titan FC 19, Work His Way Back to the UFC". MMAweekly.com. 2011-07-29.
- "International Sport Combat Federation: Beaumont Brawl 2 Official Results". mixedmartialarts.com. January 7, 2005.