|Born||April 23, 1984|
London, Ontario, Canada
|Other names||Hands of Stone|
|Height||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
|Weight||155 lb (70 kg; 11.1 st)|
|Reach||70.0 in (178 cm)|
|Style||Karate, Kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu|
|Fighting out of||London, Ontario, Canada|
|Team||Adrenaline Training Center|
|Rank||Purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Samuel James Stout (born April 23, 1984) is a retired Canadian mixed martial artist from London, Ontario. He is widely known for his 20 fight stint with the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He is a former TKO Lightweight Champion.
Stout is from London Ontario, Canada and began karate and kickboxing at around age of 14. He has also competed in professional kickboxing, holding a record of 16-4 with a win over Kotetsu Boku in K-1 Max.
Mixed martial arts career
Stout made his UFC debut at UFC 58: USA vs. Canada. Although Stout was originally scheduled to face Kenny Florian, Florian withdraw from the bout due to a back injury. On short notice, Spencer Fisher – of the prestigious Miletich Fighting Systems camp – agreed to substitute for the injured Florian. Stout and Fisher fought for three action packed rounds at with Stout winning a split decision. Although the bout was not aired on the pay-per-view broadcast, the fight has subsequently been shown on episodes of UFC Unleashed. The fight was voted #16 on the UFC's 100 greatest fights show.
Stout succumbed to a rear naked choke submission at the hands of Kenny Florian during The Ultimate Fighter 3 finale on June 24, 2006. Following his loss to Kenny Florian, Stout defeated Jay Estrada by armbar, avenging his first career loss. In February 2007, Stout defeated Brazilian submission grappler Fabio Holanda to defend his TKO World Lightweight Championship.
In Stout's return to the UFC in the main event of UFC Fight Night 10, he was defeated in a rematch by Spencer Fisher via unanimous decision. Later, at UFC 80, he defeated Per Eklund from Sweden, by unanimous decision. Stout lost by split decision to Rich Clementi at UFC 83 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The scores were 29–27 Clementi, 29–28 Stout and 29–28 Clementi.
At UFC 89, Stout was defeated by Terry Etim via unanimous decision. Combining precise kicks with fast hands and a precise jab, Etim controlled Stout through the duration of the fight, only having to fend off sporadic and often desperate bursts from the Canadian in reply.
Stout's next fight was against Matt Wiman at UFC 97, which he won via unanimous decision (29–28, 29–28, 29–28) after hurting Wiman with a brutal liver shot. The fight was declared Fight of the Night.
Stout's was set to fight against Phillipe Nover at UFC Fight Night 19. On September 16, 2009, the day of the fight, Nover had a seizure. As a result, the match was cancelled. Stout defeated Joe Lauzon by unanimous decision on January 2, 2010 at UFC 108. The bout earned Fight of the Night honours, giving Stout his fourth FOTN.
Stout was then defeated by Jeremy Stephens via split decision at UFC 113 in his home country of Canada. The bout won the Fight of the Night award, giving Stout his fifth, tying him with Tyson Griffin for the most Fight of the Nights in UFC history.
Stout next faced Paul Taylor on October 23, 2010 at UFC 121. The first round saw Stout bloody Taylor's nose and successfully gain a takedown. Taylor came back in the second, catching Stout on the inside. Stout went on to win a razor thin split decision (29–28, 28–29, 30–27). MMAJunkie scored the fight 29–28 Taylor and Sherdog gave Taylor all 3 rounds.
Stout next faced Yves Edwards on June 11, 2011 at UFC 131. Stout won the fight via first-round KO after countering Edwards with an overhand left square on the chin and earned Knockout of the Night honours. This also marked Stout's first stoppage victory in the UFC.
Stout was expected to face Isaac Vallie-Flagg on June 15, 2013 at UFC 161. However, Vallie-Flagg was forced out with a back injury and was replaced by James Krause. He lost the back-and-forth fight via submission in the third round in a bout that earned both participants Fight of the Night honours.
Stout faced Ross Pearson on March 14, 2015 at UFC 185. Stout lost the fight via knockout in the second round after he was dropped with a left hook and finished off with a right hand on the ground.
Stout announced his retirement from mixed martial arts in September 2015.
Championships and awards
- Ultimate Fighting Championship
- TKO Major League MMA
- TKO Lightweight Championship (One time, with four defences; subsequently vacated title)
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|33 matches||20 wins||12 losses|
|Loss||20–12–1||Frankie Perez||TKO (punches)||UFC Fight Night: Holloway vs. Oliveira||August 23, 2015||1||0:54||Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada|
|Loss||20–11–1||Ross Pearson||KO (punches)||UFC 185||March 14, 2015||2||1:33||Dallas, Texas, United States|
|Loss||20–10–1||KJ Noons||KO (punches)||The Ultimate Fighter Nations Finale: Bisping vs. Kennedy||April 16, 2014||1||0:30||Quebec City, Quebec, Canada||Welterweight bout.|
|Win||20–9–1||Cody McKenzie||Decision (unanimous)||UFC on Fox: Johnson vs. Benavidez 2||December 14, 2013||3||5:00||Sacramento, California, United States|
|Loss||19–9–1||James Krause||Submission (guillotine choke)||UFC 161||June 15, 2013||3||4:47||Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada||Fight of the Night.|
|Win||19–8–1||Caros Fodor||Decision (split)||UFC 157||February 23, 2013||3||5:00||Anaheim, California, United States|
|Loss||18–8–1||John Makdessi||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 154||November 17, 2012||3||5:00||Montreal, Quebec, Canada|
|Win||18–7–1||Spencer Fisher||Decision (unanimous)||UFC on FX: Maynard vs. Guida||June 22, 2012||3||5:00||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States||Fight of the Night.|
|Loss||17–7–1||Thiago Tavares||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 142||January 14, 2012||3||5:00||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Win||17–6–1||Yves Edwards||KO (punch)||UFC 131||June 11, 2011||1||3:52||Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada||Knockout of the Night.|
|Win||16–6–1||Paul Taylor||Decision (split)||UFC 121||October 23, 2010||3||5:00||Anaheim, California, United States|
|Loss||15–6–1||Jeremy Stephens||Decision (split)||UFC 113||May 8, 2010||3||5:00||Montreal, Quebec, Canada||Fight of the Night.|
|Win||15–5–1||Joe Lauzon||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 108||January 2, 2010||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||Fight of the Night.|
|Win||14–5–1||Matt Wiman||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 97||April 18, 2009||3||5:00||Montreal, Quebec, Canada||Fight of the Night.|
|Loss||13–5–1||Terry Etim||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 89||October 18, 2008||3||5:00||Birmingham, England|
|Loss||13–4–1||Rich Clementi||Decision (split)||UFC 83||April 19, 2008||3||5:00||Montreal, Quebec, Canada|
|Win||13–3–1||Per Eklund||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 80||January 19, 2008||3||5:00||Newcastle upon Tyne, England|
|Win||12–3–1||Martin Grandmont||KO (punches)||TKO 30: Apocalypse.||September 28, 2007||1||3:00||Montreal, Quebec, Canada||Defended the TKO World Lightweight Championship.|
|Loss||11–3–1||Spencer Fisher||Decision (unanimous)||UFC Fight Night: Stout vs. Fisher||June 12, 2007||3||5:00||Hollywood, Florida, United States||Fight of the Night.|
|Win||11–2–1||Fabio Holanda||TKO (corner stoppage)||TKO 28: Inevitable||February 9, 2007||2||5:00||Montreal, Quebec, Canada||Defended the TKO World Lightweight Championship.|
|Win||10–2–1||Jay Estrada||Submission (armbar)||TKO 27: Reincarnation||September 29, 2006||2||1:21||Montreal, Quebec, Canada||Defended the TKO World Lightweight Championship.|
|Loss||9–2–1||Kenny Florian||Submission (rear-naked choke)||The Ultimate Fighter: Team Ortiz vs. Team Shamrock Finale||June 24, 2006||1||1:46||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||9–1–1||Spencer Fisher||Decision (split)||UFC 58||March 4, 2006||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||8–1–1||Donald Ouimet||KO (punches)||TKO 23: Extreme||November 5, 2005||1||4:43||Victoriaville, Quebec, Canada||Defended the TKO World Lightweight Championship.|
|Win||7–1–1||Donald Ouimet||Decision (split)||TKO 21: Collision||July 15, 2005||3||5:00||Montreal, Quebec, Canada||Won the TKO World Lightweight Championship.|
|Win||6–1–1||Tyler Jackson||Decision (unanimous)||TKO 20: Champion vs. Champion||April 2, 2005||3||5:00||Montreal, Quebec, Canada|
|Win||5–1–1||Joey Brown||TKO (punches)||TKO 19: Rage||January 29, 2005||1||2:45||Montreal, Quebec, Canada|
|Win||4–1–1||Dave Goulet||KO (head kick)||TKO 18: Impact||November 26, 2004||3||0:59||Montreal, Quebec, Canada|
|Win||3–1–1||Steve Claveau||TKO (elbows)||TKO 17: Revenge||September 25, 2004||1||3:07||Victoriaville, Quebec, Canada|
|Win||2–1–1||Yves Jabouin||TKO (punch)||TKO 16: Infernal||May 22, 2004||1||4:15||Quebec City, Quebec, Canada|
|Win||1–1–1||Stephane Laliberte||TKO (punches)||TKO: FutureStars||March 27, 2004||1||4:12||Victoriaville, Quebec, Canada|
|Draw||0–1–1||Joey Clark||Draw||ICC: Trials||March 12, 2004||2||5:00||Minnesota, United States|
|Loss||0–1||Jay Estrada||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Total Martial Arts Challenge||June 7, 2003||1||2:14||Cicero, Illinois, United States|
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