|Born||Mearion Shonie Bickhem III|
May 3, 1972
Chicago, Illinois, United States
|Other names||Mr. International|
|Height||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
|Weight||176 lb (80 kg; 12 st 8 lb)|
|Fighting out of||Chicago, Illinois, United States|
|Rank||Black Belt in Judo |
Black Belt in Karate
Black Belt in Jujutsu
|Years active||1997–2012 |
|Mixed martial arts record|
|University||Triton Community College |
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Mearion Shonie Bickhem III (born May 3, 1972), better known as Shonie Carter, is an American mixed martial artist. He is a former WEC Welterweight Champion, a UFC veteran, and a contestant on The Ultimate Fighter 4 reality show. He has also competed in Pancrase, Shooto, King of the Cage, M-1 Global, KSW, and Bellator. He is known for his flashy dress, colorful vocabulary, outlandish personality and use of the spinning backfist in competition.
Early life and martial arts background
Carter was born in Chicago, Illinois and served for six years in the United States Marine Corps before beginning his profession as a fighter. Carter attended Proviso East High School. He began his martial arts training in Wrestling at Triton College in River Grove, Illinois before transferring to Carson-Newman College in Tennessee where he began studying Judo and Jujutsu, under Dr. Stephen Terrell and Dr. Stephen Karr. He was also an All-American Wrestler and participated in the Olympic trials. After a semester of studying Judo, Carter enrolled in the Tennessee state championship in the White-Green, Brown, and Black Belt divisions. He won state titles in the White-Breen and Brown divisions, and placed second in the Black Belt division. His instructor awarded him his Brown Belt after his performance. Carter later added Kung Fu and Karate to his repertoire.
In addition to his MMA career, he also holds a record of 57 wins and 5 losses as a professional kickboxer.
Carter has fought in a wide variety of shows, both large and small. He has won at least ten belts in various organizations throughout his career. He began his career in 1997, fighting primarily in the Extreme Challenge promotion. Though he lost his debut fight to LaVerne Clark by knockout in just 9 seconds, he went on to rack up an 11-1-2 record before facing UFC welterweight champion Pat Miletich. He lost via a decision.
Carter began to make appearances in Pancrase and won his UFC debut at UFC 24 against Brad Gumm. He went on to win notable victories over Chris Lytle and Matt Serra. In 2003, he appeared in fledgling promotion World Extreme Cagefighting and became the WEC Welterweight Champion after defeating JT Taylor. He would lose his first title defense to Karo Parisyan. Other notable fights included a loss to future UFC title contender Jon Fitch, a victory over future UFC fighter Jess Liaudin, and a victory over Jason Black, who was undefeated in 22 fights prior to the bout.
The Ultimate Fighter 4
After losing to Nathan Quarry at UFC 53 by TKO, Carter's UFC record stood at a lukewarm 3–2. He applied as a contestant for the fourth season of The Ultimate Fighter a reality show on Spike. The season, subtitled "The Comeback", featured MMA veterans whose careers in the UFC could use a jumpstart. Carter joined Team Mojo and was picked to fight first against Team No Love's Rich Clementi. Carter arrived to the show out of shape and struggled through his initial workout. With help from his cornerman Matt Serra, however, Carter won a two-round decision over Clementi. In the second round, Carter fought a rematch with Matt Serra. Much was made of Carter's come-from-behind KO by spinning backfist in their previous encounter. Though Carter landed another spinning backfist, he lost the fight by decision.
Throughout the show, Carter earned notoriety and sparked irritation from his cast-mates with his habits, including his unusual style of dress and various artistic projects. He angered both teams by unilaterally deciding to train with Team No Love for a day. He also asked Clementi to corner him in his fight with Serra. On the show, his MMA record showed that he had 198 professional fights.
After the completion of the show, Carter did not appear on the card of the season finale. He did, however, make an appearance a month later at UFC Fight Night: Sanchez vs. Riggs, losing to Marcus Davis by unanimous decision. Afterward, Carter continued to fight in smaller promotions. He won the Throwdown Middleweight Championship at Throwdown ETC – Showdown on February 20, 2009, via a split decision victory from George Lockhart. He lost 7 out of his last 9 fights.
After finishing his stint on The Ultimate Fighter, Carter appeared on BET's similar program The Iron Ring as a coach for Lil Jon's team, Headbusters. While taping, Carter verbally sparred with Floyd Mayweather, the leader of another team, over a fight stoppage. Mayweather was condescending toward the sport of mixed martial arts throughout the show. Carter claims that he has gained more notoriety from members of the black community since his appearance on The Iron Ring than from his UFC and The Ultimate Fighter appearances.
On May 16, 2008, Carter served as an impromptu guest referee for a notorious bout at a Legends of Fighting event that resulted in a double-knockout. Eight seconds into the bout, newcomers Tyler Bryan and Shaun Parker landed simultaneous knockout punches. The video of the double-knockout, and Carter's subsequent reaction, has been viewed on YouTube over 1 million times. He spoke with C.M. Punk on making the jump to the professional wrestling ring.
Bare Knuckle Boxing
On April 22, 2017, Carter took part in a "bare knuckle" (in actuality fighters hands were wrapped) boxing event for Bare Knuckle Boxing in England at BKB 4. He faced undefeated Jimmy "Celtic Warrior" Sweeney, BKB's most popular and recognized fighter, in a Middleweight title fight. Carter lost a spirited bout by decision after five rounds, but took Sweeney the distance, the first fighter in BKB history to do so. Shonie had his training camp for this bout with Lytes Out Podcast host Mike Davis.
Carter is currently single and has three children: a daughter Sierra Rena, and sons Samearion Andreas, and Kavion Osiris. He resides in Chicago teaching at the Honbu Dojo Shidokan USA under the guidance of USA Shidokan Branch Chief Eddie Yoshimura. He is a bartender and bouncer at the Mexican restaurant Fiesta Cantina in the Wrigleyville neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois and a personal trainer at the LA Fitness Gym's Ravenswood location.
Championships and accomplishments
- Tennessee State Judo Championships
- Tennessee Middleweight Judo Championship (Two times)
- Ireland Super Cup
- Ireland Super Cup Welterweight Championship
- Shidōkan German Cup
- Shidōkan German Cup Championship
- Shidōkan Mixed Fighting
- SMF Welterweight Championship
- Shidōkan Superfight
- Shidōkan Superfight Middleweight Championship
- United States Shidōkan Championships
- USSC Lightweight Championship
- USSC Middleweight Championship
- USSC Light Middleweight Championship
- Illinois State Kickboxing
- Illinois Light Heavyweight Championship
- North Carolina State Kickboxing
- North Carolina Middleweight Championship
Mixed martial arts
- Extreme Challenge
- EC Lightweight Championship
- EC Lightweight Tournament Championship
- Indiana Martial Arts Challenge
- IMAC Welterweight Championship
- International Fighting Championship
- IFC Welterweight Superfight Championship
- Iron Heart Crown
- IHC Shooto North American Welterweight Championship
- King of the Cage
- KOTC Welterweight Superfight Championship
- Throwdown Middleweight Championship
- World Extreme Cagefighting
- World Fighting Council
- WFC Middleweight Championship
- North American Grappling Association
- NAGA Midwest Super Heavyweight Championship
- United States Pankration Championship
- United States Pankration Championship
- Awards and accomplishments
- U.S.A. Martial Arts Hall of Fame Induction (2008)
- Lifetime Achievement Award, Combat Radio Broadcasting (2009)
- Action Martial Arts Hall of Fame Induction (2010)
- Master's Hall of Fame Induction (2011)
|57 wins (? KOs), 5 losses, 0 draws|
|2001-12-15||Loss||Cung Le||Strikeforce||San Jose, California, USA||Decision (unanimous)||5||3:00|
|For the IKF World Light Heavyweight (-81.3 kg/179 lb) Sanshou Championship.|
|Legend: Win Loss Draw/No contest Notes|
Mixed martial arts record
|91 matches||51 wins||32 losses|
|Loss||51–32–7 (1)||Joe Riggs||TKO (punches)||ZPromotions: Fight Night Medicine Hat 4||September 9, 2017||2||4:54||Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada||For the vacant Fight Night Light Heavyweight Championship.|
|Loss||51–31–7 (1)||Johnny Parsons||KO (punches)||Golden Fights: Cage Wars 22||July 25, 2015||1||0:34||Grand Junction, Colorado, United States|
|Win||51–30–7 (1)||Shannon Ritch||TKO (injury)||Super Brawl Showdown 1||January 30, 2015||1||5:00||Phoenix, Arizona, United States|
|Loss||50–30–7 (1)||Matt Dwyer||TKO (retirement)||Battlefield Fight League 27||January 18, 2014||3||5:00||Richmond, British Columbia, Canada||For the BFL Welterweight Championship.|
|Loss||50–29–7 (1)||Josh Bryant||TKO (punches)||KOTC: Heavy Duty||September 21, 2012||2||2:15||Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States|
|Loss||50–28–7 (1)||Brandon Halsey||Decision (unanimous)||KOTC: Reckless Abandon||February 2, 2012||3||5:00||Highland, California, United States|
|Win||50–27–7 (1)||Landon Showalter||Decision (unanimous)||Rumble on the Ridge 20||October 15, 2011||3||5:00||Snoqualmie, Washington, United States|
|Loss||49–27–7 (1)||Rumen Dimitrov||TKO (punches)||BMMAF: Warriors 19||March 10, 2011||2||2:48||Sofia, Bulgaria|
|Loss||49–26–7 (1)||Jeremy Knafo||Decision (unanimous)||Israel FC: Genesis||November 9, 2010||3||5:00||Tel Aviv, Israel|
|Loss||49–25–7 (1)||Torrance Taylor||Decision (unanimous)||Bellator 25||August 19, 2010||3||5:00||Chicago, Illinois, United States|
|Loss||49–24–7 (1)||Rick Hawn||TKO (head kick and punches)||Triumph Fighter 3: Havoc||July 31, 2010||2||4:08||Milford, New Hampshire United States|
|Loss||49–23–7 (1)||Dylan Andrews||Decision (unanimous)||Cage Fighting Championship 13||April 17, 2010||3||5:00||Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia|
|Loss||49–22–7 (1)||Nabil Khatib||Decision (split)||W-1 MMA 4: Bad Blood||March 20, 2010||3||5:00||Montreal, Quebec, Canada|
|Win||49–21–7 (1)||Derek Smith||Submission (front choke)||CFX: Cage Fighting Xtreme||February 13, 2010||1||2:32||St. Cloud, Minnesota, United States|
|Loss||48–21–7 (1)||Anthony Macias||Decision (unanimous)||Freestyle Cage Fighting 37||November 7, 2009||3||5:00||Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States|
|Loss||48–20–7 (1)||Carlos Newton||Decision (unanimous)||W-1 MMA 4: High Voltage||October 10, 2009||3||5:00||Gatineau, Quebec, Canada||Originally for the W-1 Welterweight Championship; however Newton failed to make weight and the bout was made a non-title fight.|
|Win||48–19–7 (1)||Danny Abbadi||KO (punches)||Respect in the Cage 1: Expo & Fight||September 20, 2009||1||4:23||Pico Rivera, California, United States|
|Loss||47–19–7 (1)||Derrick Noble||Decision (unanimous)||VFC: A Night of Vengeance||September 5, 2009||3||5:00||Oranjestad, Aruba|
|Win||47–18–7 (1)||George Lockhart||Decision (split)||Throwdown ETC: Showdown||February 20, 2009||3||5:00||Salt Lake City, Utah, United States|
|Win||46–18–7 (1)||Ryan Scheeper||Submission (kimura)||ISCF: Bad Intentions||December 12, 2008||1||2:08||Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin, United States|
|Win||45–18–7 (1)||Allan Hope||Submission (armbar)||CCF 3: Undisputed||November 28, 2008||1||2:32||Edmonton, Alberta, Canada|
|Loss||44–18–7 (1)||Matt Major||Decision (unanimous)||CCFC: Rumble in the Park||August 23, 2008||3||5:00||Fresno, California, United States|
|Win||44–17–7 (1)||Demi Deeds||TKO||PFC: Primetime Fighting Championships||May 30, 2008||2||2:41||Indiana, United States|
|Win||43–17–7 (1)||John Cronk||Decision (unanimous)||WFC: Armageddon||April 12, 2008||3||5:00||Denver, Colorado, United States|
|Loss||42–17–7 (1)||Brad Zazulak||TKO (injury)||MFC 14: High Rollers||November 23, 2007||1||2:09||Enoch, Alberta, Canada|
|Win||42–16–7 (1)||Chris Powers||Decision (unanimous)||ISCF: Fight 2 the Finish||November 9, 2007||3||5:00||Chicago, Illinois, United States|
|Win||41–16–7 (1)||Joshua Taibl||TKO (submission to strikes)||EC 83: Extreme Challenge 83||September 1, 2007||2||3:20||Riverside, Iowa, United States|
|Win||40–16–7 (1)||Kris Fleurstil||TKO (punches)||XFO 18: Xtreme Fighting||June 30, 2007||1||4:05||Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin, United States|
|Loss||39–16–7 (1)||Marcus Davis||Decision (unanimous)||UFC Fight Night: Sanchez vs. Riggs||December 13, 2006||3||5:00||San Diego, California, United States|
|Win||39–15–7 (1)||Alex Carter||Submission (rear-naked choke)||IFC: Rumble on the River||March 11, 2006||1||3:21||Kearney, Nebraska, United States|
|Win||38–15–7 (1)||Jason Black||TKO (arm injury)||KOTC: Redemption on the River||February 17, 2006||1||1:18||Moline, Illinois, United States|
|Loss||37–15–7 (1)||Mike Pyle||Submission (triangle choke)||WEC 18: Unfinished Business||January 13, 2006||1||2:06||Lemoore, California, United States||For the WEC Welterweight Championship.|
|Loss||37–14–7 (1)||Jonathan Goulet||Submission (bulldog choke)||TKO 23: Extreme||November 5, 2005||1||3:05||Victoriaville, Quebec, Canada|
|Win||37–13–7 (1)||Marcin Zontek||Decision (unanimous)||KSW IV: Konfrontacja||September 10, 2005||2||5:00||Warsaw, Poland|
|Win||36–13–7 (1)||Josh Haynes||Decision (unanimous)||IFC: Rock N' Rumble||July 30, 2005||3||5:00||Reno, Nevada, United States|
|Win||35–13–7 (1)||Jason MacDonald||Decision (unanimous)||TKO 21: Collision||July 15, 2005||3||5:00||Montreal, Quebec, Canada|
|Loss||34–13–7 (1)||Nate Quarry||TKO (punches)||UFC 53: Heavy Hitters||June 4, 2005||1||2:37||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States|
|Loss||34–12–7 (1)||Jorge Oliveira||Decision (unanimous)||WEC 13: Heavyweight Explosion||January 22, 2005||3||5:00||Lemoore, California, United States|
|NC||34–11–7 (1)||Buddy Clinton||No Contest (confusion over fight length)||KOTC 45: King of the Cage 45||November 20, 2004||2||5:00||Indiana, United States|
|Win||34–11–7||John Cronk||TKO (doctor stoppage)||KOTC 44: Revenge||November 14, 2004||1||5:00||San Jacinto, California, United States|
|Win||33–11–7||Jody Poff||Submission (rear-naked choke)||WEC 12||October 21, 2004||1||3:48||Lemoore, California, United States|
|Loss||32–11–7||Azred Telkusheev||Decision (unanimous)||M-1 MFC: Middleweight GP||October 9, 2004||2||5:00||St. Petersburg, Russia|
|Win||32–10–7||Jason Biswell||TKO (elbows)||WEC 11||August 20, 2004||1||3:13||Lemoore, California, United States|
|Win||31–10–7||Jess Liaudin||Decision||CW: Cage Wars||May 30, 2004||3||5:00||Belfast, Northern Ireland|
|Loss||30–10–7||Karo Parisyan||Decision (unanimous)||WEC 10||May 21, 2004||3||5:00||Lemoore, California, United States||Lost the WEC Welterweight Championship.|
|Win||30–9–7||Gabe Garcia||TKO (injury)||WEC 9||January 16, 2004||1||0:30||Lemoore, California, United States|
|Loss||29–9–7||Jon Fitch||TKO (submission to slam)||Shooto USA: Warrior Spirit Evolution||November 14, 2003||3||0:41||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||29–8–7||JT Taylor||Decision (unanimous)||WEC 8: Halloween Fury 2||October 17, 2003||3||5:00||Lemoore, California, United States||Won the vacant WEC Welterweight Championship.|
|Win||28–8–7||Dax Bruce||Submission (rear-naked choke)||WEC 7: This Time It's Personal||August 9, 2003||1||2:28||Lemoore, California, United States|
|Draw||27–8–7||Kousei Kubota||Draw||Shidokan: New Combat Festival||July 13, 2003||2||5:00||Tokyo, Japan|
|Loss||27–8–6||Ronald Jhun||Decision (unanimous)||KOTC 23: Sin City||May 16, 2003||5||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||27–7–6||Peter Angerer||Decision||Shido: Fists of Fury 2||April 12, 2003||3||5:00||Germany|
|Loss||26–7–6||Jeremy Jackson||Decision (unanimous)||WEC 6: Return of a Legend||March 27, 2003||3||5:00||Lemoore, California, United States|
|Win||26–6–6||Seichi Ikemoto||Decision (unanimous)||Shooto: 3/18 in Korakuen Hall||March 18, 2003||3||5:00||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||25–6–6||Fernando Vasconcelos||TKO (corner stoppage)||KOTC 21: Invasion||February 21, 2003||2||5:00||Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States|
|Win||24–6–6||Mike Nomikos||Submission (neck crank)||Shidokan: World Open 2002||December 5, 2002||2||N/A||Chicago, Illinois, United States|
|Draw||23–6–6||Ronald Jhun||Draw||SB 27: SuperBrawl 27||November 9, 2002||3||5:00||Honolulu, Hawaii, United States|
|Win||23–6–5||Jay Buck||Decision (split)||IHC 5: Tribulation||October 26, 2002||3||5:00||Hammond, Indiana, United States|
|Win||22–6–5||Randy Velarde||Submission (rear-naked choke)||KOTC 16: Double Cross||August 2, 2002||1||4:53||San Jacinto, California, United States|
|Win||21–6–5||Kolo Koka||Decision (unanimous)||SB 25: SuperBrawl 25||July 13, 2002||3||5:00||Honolulu, Hawaii, United States|
|Win||20–6–5||Armin Eslami||Decision||Shido: Fists of Fury 1||April 13, 2002||3||5:00||Mossingen, Germany|
|Loss||19–6–5||Pat Miletich||KO (head kick)||UFC 32||June 29, 2001||2||2:42||East Rutherford, New Jersey, United States|
|Win||19–5–5||Matt Serra||KO (spinning back fist)||UFC 31||May 4, 2001||3||4:51||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States|
|Win||18–5–5||Yuji Hoshino||Decision (majority)||Pancrase: Trans 7||December 4, 2000||1||15:00||Tokyo, Japan|
|Loss||17–5–5||Steve Berger||Submission (rear-naked choke)||RSF 1: Reality Submission Fighting 1||October 6, 2000||1||2:41||Belleville, Illinois, United States|
|Win||17–4–5||Joe Merit||Decision (unanimous)||RSF 1: Reality Submission Fighting 1||October 6, 2000||1||18:00||Belleville, Illinois, United States|
|Loss||16–4–5||Nate Marquardt||Decision (unanimous)||Pancrase: 2000 Anniversary Show||September 24, 2000||2||3:00||Yokohama, Japan|
|Win||16–3–5||Chris Lytle||Decision (unanimous)||3||3:00|
|Win||15–3–5||Yoshinori Kawasaki||Decision (unanimous)||Pancrase: Trans 5||July 23, 2000||1||10:00||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||14–3–5||Adrian Serrano||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 26||June 9, 2000||2||5:00||Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States|
|Draw||13–3–5||Kiuma Kunioku||Draw||Pancrase: Trans 3||April 30, 2000||2||3:00||Yokohama, Japan|
|Win||13–3–4||Brad Gumm||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 24||March 10, 2000||2||5:00||Lake Charles, Louisiana, United States|
|Win||12–3–4||Kousei Kubota||Decision (unanimous)||Pancrase: Trans 1||January 23, 2000||1||10:00||Tokyo, Japan|
|Draw||11–3–4||Takafumi Ito||Draw||Pancrase: Breakthrough 10||November 28, 1999||1||15:00||Osaka, Japan|
|Loss||11–3–3||Steve Berger||Decision (split)||IHC 1: Ironheart Crown||November 6, 1999||2||2:00||Chicago, Illinois, United States|
|Loss||11–2–3||Sean Hughes||Decision||EC 27: Extreme Challenge 27||August 21, 1999||1||20:00||Davenport, Iowa, United States|
|Draw||11–1–3||Simon Posner||Draw||SB 12: SuperBrawl 12||June 1, 1999||3||5:00||Honolulu, Hawaii, United States|
|Win||11–1–2||Phil Johns||Submission (knee injury)||EC 23: Extreme Challenge 23||April 2, 1999||1||2:59||Indianapolis, Indiana, United States|
|Win||10–1–2||Keith Wisniewski||KO (spinning back fist)||IMAC 3: Indiana Martial Arts Challenge 3||March 6, 1999||1||0:40||Indiana, United States|
|Win||9–1–2||Robert Masko||Decision||EB 1: Extreme Brawl 1||October 21, 1998||N/A||N/A||Kenosha, Wisconsin, United States|
|Draw||8–1–2||Dave Menne||Draw||EC 20: Extreme Challenge 20||August 22, 1998||1||20:00||Davenport, Iowa, United States|
|Win||8–1–1||Carl Davis||Submission (choke)||Tropicana D'Cache Club Fights||June 5, 1998||N/A||N/A||Chicago, Illinois, United States|
|Win||7–1–1||Jesse Jones||Submission (frustration)||EC 16: Extreme Challenge 16||March 26, 1998||1||9:05||Council Bluffs, Iowa, United States|
|Win||6–1–1||James Clingerman||Decision||IMAC 1: Indiana Martial Arts Challenge 1||March 6, 1998||1||15:00||Laporte, Indiana, United States|
|Win||5–1–1||Sean Brockmole||Submission (choke from side mount)||1||6:04|
|Win||4–1–1||Todd Taylor||Submission (rear-naked choke)||CF: Combat Fighting||February 14, 1998||N/A||N/A||Chicago, Illinois, United States|
|Win||3–1–1||Andy Sanders||Submission (crucifix)||EC 5: Extreme Challenge 5||April 18, 1997||1||3:24||Waterloo, Iowa, United States|
|Win||2–1–1||Dave Menne||Decision (split)||1||15:00|
|Draw||1–1–1||Daniel Vianna||Draw||CC 3: Chicago Challenge 3||March 15, 1997||N/A||N/A||Chicago, Illinois, United States|
|Win||1–1||Chad Cox||KO||EC 4: Extreme Challenge 4||February 22, 1997||1||2:45||Council Bluffs, Iowa, United States|
|Loss||0–1||Laverne Clark||KO (punches)||EC 3: Extreme Challenge 3||February 15, 1997||1||0:09||Davenport, Iowa, United States|
Bare Knuckle Boxing record
|1 match||0 wins||1 loss|
|Loss||0-1||Jimmy Sweeney||Decision (unanimous)||BKB 5||May 2017||5||2:00||?, England, Great Britain||For the BKB Middleweight World Championship.|
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