|Born||May 28, 1976|
Brooklyn, New York, United States
|Height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight||205 lb (93 kg; 14.6 st)|
|Division||Middleweight (185 lb) |
Light Heavyweight (205 lb)
|Style||Muay Thai, Kickboxing, Boxing, Submission Fighting, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu|
|Fighting out of||Athens, Georgia|
|Team||Formerly known as the Hardcore Gym, now SBG Athens|
|Rank||Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Blackbelt|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Rory Michael Singer (born May 28, 1976) is an American mixed martial artist and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt. Although Rory had made a name for himself as a 185-pound prospect; his big break came after meeting the producers of TUF. They were filming Forrest Griffin at The HardCore Gym for his fight against Stephan Bonnar in the finals of season 1. Forrest went on to win Season 1 and Rory was approached soon after to appear on Season 3.
Mixed martial arts career
Singer has a background in many different styles of fighting, being involved in martial arts since he was 11 years old. He was taught kickboxing by his brother and then added karate, Taekwondo, and other traditional martial arts. He wrestled in high school, and is a former local Golden Gloves and Muay Thai champion. Singer is also a Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. He is the co-owner of the noted MMA Gym SBG Athens along with his brother and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt Adam Singer. The HardCore Gym had produced such fighters as Forrest Griffin and Brian Bowles. Singer's MMA career includes fighting for several local organizations as well as the AFC, KOTC, PRIDE and the UFC. He gained fame from his appearance on Spike TV's series The Ultimate Fighter 3, making it to the semi-finals where he would lose to Ed Herman.
After a 5-year break from MMA, Singer was scheduled to fight Lodune Sincaid on September 26, 2014. However, Sincaid was pulled from the fight due to suspension by the California State Athletic Commission. Singer currently resides in Athens, Georgia, where he coaches BJJ, MMA, and Youth Martial Arts for people of all walks of life.
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|17 matches||8 wins||9 losses|
|Loss||11–9||Bryan Baker||TKO (punches)||MFC 20||February 20, 2009||1||4:56||Edmonton, Alberta, Canada|
|Loss||11–8||Chilo Gonzalez||Submission (kneebar)||AFL: Erupption||March 7, 2008||1||N/A||Lexington, Kentucky, United States|
|Loss||11–7||Jason MacDonald||TKO (punches)||UFC 72||June 16, 2007||2||3:18||Belfast, Northern Ireland|
|Win||11–6||Matt Masterson||Decision (unanimous)||Wild Bill's Fight Night 8 (ISKA)||April 13, 2007||3||5:00||Atlanta, Georgia, United States|
|Loss||10–6||Yushin Okami||Submission (punches)||UFC 66: Liddell vs. Ortiz||December 30, 2006||3||4:03||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||10–5||Josh Haynes||Decision (unanimous)||Ortiz vs. Shamrock 3: The Final Chapter||October 10, 2006||3||5:00||Hollywood, Florida, United States|
|Win||9–5||Ross Pointon||Submission (triangle choke)||The Ultimate Fighter: Team Ortiz vs. Team Shamrock Finale||June 24, 2006||1||0:44||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||Submission of the Night|
|Win||8–5||Josh Tamsen||Submission (triangle choke)||Full Throttle 3||July 15, 2005||1||1:23||Georgia, U.S.|
|Loss||7–5||Dennis Hallman||Submission (rear naked choke)||Absolute Fighting Champions 11||February 12, 2005||1||N/A||Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States||For vacant AFC Middleweight Championship.|
|Win||7–4||Jason Hathaway||Submission (rear naked choke)||ISCF: Domination at the DAC||November 20, 2004||1||2:06||Atlanta, Georgia, United States|
|Win||6–4||Diego Vitosky||Submission (rear naked choke)||Absolute Fighting Championships 9||July 31, 2004||1||0:58||Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States|
|Win||5–4||Wilson Gouveia||KO (knee)||KOTC 32: Bringing Heat||January 24, 2004||2||4:55||Miami, Florida, United States|
|Win||4–4||James Wakefield||Submission (armbar)||ISCF: Anarchy in August||August 2, 2003||1||N/A||Atlanta, Georgia, United States|
|Loss||3–4||Ted Govola||Decision (split)||Hardcore Fighting Championships 1||May 24, 2003||3||N/A||Revere, Massachusetts, United States|
|Loss||3–3||Daijiro Matsui||Decision (unanimous)||Pride FC: The Best, Vol. 3||October 20, 2002||2||5:00||Tokyo, Japan|
|Loss||3–2||Dustin Denes||Submission (armlock)||WEFC 1: Bring It On||June 29, 2002||2||1:42||Marietta, Georgia, United States|
|Win||3–1||Kelly Williams||Submission (strikes)||ISCF: Battle at the Brewery||April 12, 2002||1||2:54||Atlanta, Georgia, United States|
|Loss||2–1||Scott Shipman||Decision (unanimous)||RSF 7: Animal Instinct||January 26, 2002||3||N/A||Lakeland, Florida, United States|
|Win||2–0||Butch Bacon||Decision (unanimous)||RSF 6: Mayhem in Myers||December 29, 2001||3||3:00||Fort Myers, Florida, United States|
|Win||1–0||Ludwig Strydom||Submission (triangle choke)||Pride and Honor||November 24, 2001||2||0:16||South Africa|
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