Rory Singer

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Rory Singer
Born (1976-05-28) May 28, 1976 (age 42)
Brooklyn, New York, United States
Other namesOutburst
Height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight205 lb (93 kg; 14.6 st)
DivisionMiddleweight (185 lb)
Light Heavyweight (205 lb)
StyleMuay Thai, Kickboxing, Boxing, Submission Fighting, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Fighting out ofAthens, Georgia
TeamFormerly known as the Hardcore Gym, now SBG Athens
RankBrazilian Jiu Jitsu Blackbelt
Mixed martial arts record
By knockout1
By submission7
By decision3
By knockout2
By submission4
By decision3
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[edit]

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.[1] Singer currently resides in Athens, Georgia, where he coaches BJJ, MMA, and Youth Martial Arts for people of all walks of life.

Personal life[edit]

Singer married in August 2008.[2] Singer is Jewish.[3] He attended the University of Georgia where he earned a degree in biological engineering.[3]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
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[4]
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.[5]
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

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Lodune Sincaid suspended by CSAC - out of tournament w/ Jeremy Horn, Rory Singer etc - Sherdog Mixed Martial Arts Forums". Archived from the original on 2014-08-12.
  2. ^ "With life's challenges now balanced, Rory Singer returning to action". MMA. February 14, 2009. Archived from the original on March 14, 2009. Retrieved March 9, 2009.
  3. ^ a b "Rory Singer - MMA Fighter on The Ultimate Fighter III TV show on Spike TV".
  4. ^ "Quickest Submission Finishes In UFC".
  5. ^ "The Official American Top Team News".

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