July 9, 1977|
Lafayette, Louisiana, United States
|Height||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Weight||185 lb (84 kg; 13.2 st)|
|Reach||75 in (191 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, United States|
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Rodrigo Medeiros Black belt in |
Black belt in Judo
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
|Born||July 9, 1977|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/||United States Navy|
|Years of service||1996-???|
|Other work||Professional Mixed martial arts|
Timothy Wallace Credeur II (born July 9, 1977) is a retired American mixed martial artist. He was a cast member of SpikeTV's The Ultimate Fighter 7 and was defeated by fellow cast member Jesse Taylor in the semi-finals. He was then brought back into the competition following the disqualification of Taylor. He fought C.B. Dollaway for a spot in the finals and lost to Dollaway via decision.
Growing up in Louisiana, Tim Credeur competed in both MMA and boxing. However, he did not train as an athlete until he joined the Navy at the age of 18. His first fight came in 1995 and since then, he has grown in experience and reputation as a quick finisher in the ring. His father was a huge fan of boxing and it was something Credeur easily fit into. As a kid he dreamed of becoming a fighter and was inspired by boxers such as Thomas Hearns, Marvin Hagler and Muhammad Ali. Credeur was the second person in Louisiana to obtain a Black Belt rank in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
Mixed martial arts career
The Ultimate Fighter 7
Tim is a member of Louisiana's Gladiator Academy and appeared on "The Ultimate Fighter" series. Tim advanced to the semifinals with victories over Erik Charles, Matthew Riddle, and Dan Cramer (all by submission). During the show's semi-final fight between him and Jesse Taylor, Taylor won by unanimous decision after 3 rounds. However, after Taylor was removed from the finale for disciplinary reasons, Credeur fought C.B. Dollaway to determine who would match up against Amir Sadollah in the show's live finale.
Tim lost the match by unanimous decision after 3 rounds, though the match was very closely contested.
He was scheduled to fight fellow Team Forrest member Cale Yarbrough at the TUF 7 finale. However, Tim admitted to using the prescription drug Adderall five days prior to the event; Adderall is a drug banned by the Nevada State Athletic Commission. A drug test was performed and the prescription drug was still in Tim's system. As a result, the match was cancelled.
As Tim admitted to the recent use of the drug and he did not fight, there was no disciplinary action taken against him; his bout with Yarbrough was rescheduled for the UFC's July 19 show, UFC: Silva vs. Irvin. This time the match did happen and Tim won by TKO at 1:54 of round 1. Tim took on Nate Loughran at UFC: Fight For The Troops, Tim beat Loughran, due to Loughran withdrawing at the end of round two.
His next fight would be against Nick Catone at UFC Fight Night: Condit vs. Kampmann which he won by Submission (Guillotine Choke) at 3:45 of round 2, giving him his third consecutive victory in the UFC.
Tim fought on the UFC Fight Night 19 card against former middleweight title contender Nate Quarry. Tim lost the fight by unanimous decision after winning the first round but losing the second and third. The fight was shown live and free on the main card. The fight earned Fight of the Night.
Credeur was scheduled to face Tom Lawlor on May 8, 2010 at UFC 113, but was forced off the card with another injury. He was replaced by Joe Doerksen. Credeur later revealed that he was forced out of the scheduled UFC 113 bout due to an abnormality found during a brain scan.
In 2013 Credeur quietly retired from fighting to focus on teaching and coaching in his MMA gym in Lafayette, Louisiana.
Credeur and his wife Mamie had their first child, a daughter named Audrey on January 4, 2011.
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|16 matches||12 wins||4 losses|
|Loss||12–4||Ed Herman||TKO (punches)||The Ultimate Fighter 13 Finale||June 4, 2011||1||0:48||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Loss||12–3||Nate Quarry||Decision (unanimous)||UFC Fight Night: Diaz vs. Guillard||September 16, 2009||3||5:00||Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States||Fight of the Night|
|Win||12–2||Nick Catone||Submission (guillotine choke)||UFC Fight Night: Condit vs. Kampmann||April 1, 2009||2||3:45||Nashville, Tennessee, United States|
|Win||11–2||Nate Loughran||TKO (injury)||UFC: Fight for the Troops||December 10, 2008||2||5:00||Fayetteville, North Carolina, United States|
|Win||10–2||Cale Yarbrough||KO (punches)||UFC Fight Night: Silva vs. Irvin||July 19, 2008||1||1:54||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||9–2||Chris Gates||Submission (armbar)||SCF: Punishment at the PMAC||October 13, 2007||1||4:47||Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States|
|Win||8–2||Brandon McDowell||Submission (triangle choke)||IXFA: Revolution Fight Night||September 1, 2007||1||1:35||Lafayette, Louisiana, United States|
|Win||7–2||Josh Lawrence||Submission (armbar)||Universal Gladiator Championships 4||September 22, 2006||1||4:43||Kenner, Louisiana, United States|
|Loss||6–2||Chael Sonnen||TKO (punches)||Bodog Fight: Costa Rica||August 22, 2006||1||2:18||Costa Rica|
|Win||6–1||Edward Maxwell||TKO||ISCF: Rampage in the Cage 2||June 3, 2006||1||N/A||Lafayette, Louisiana, United States|
|Win||5–1||Liam McCarty||Submission (armbar)||ISCF: Rampage in the Cage||March 11, 2006||1||1:03||Lafayette, Louisiana, United States|
|Win||4–1||Lance Everson||Submission (armbar)||MMA: Eruption||April 30, 2004||1||3:02||Lowell, Massachusetts, United States|
|Win||3–1||James Pokluda||Submission||Renegades Extreme Fighting||November 15, 2003||1||2:22||Houston, Texas, United States|
|Win||2–1||Bone Sayavonga||KO||Reality Combat Fighting 17||June 1, 2002||1||0:13||Lafayette, Louisiana, United States|
|Loss||1–1||Joey Villaseñor||Submission (punches)||KOTC 13 - Revolution||May 17, 2002||2||3:24||Reno, Nevada, United States|
|Win||1–0||Kevin Denz||Submission (armbar)||Rage in the Cage 26||March 24, 2001||1||1:54||Phoenix, Arizona, United States|
- "Tim Credeur Tests Positive For Adderall, TUF 7 bought against Cale Yarbrough Cancelled". Retrieved 2008-06-22.
- "Tim Credeur out, UFC newcomer Gerald Harris in at UFC Fight Night 20 in January". mmajunkie.com. Archived from the original on 2009-12-14. Retrieved 2009-12-11.
- "Tom Lawlor vs. Tim Credeur Set for UFC 113 on May 8 in Montreal". mmafrenzy.com. Retrieved 2010-02-12.
- "Doerksen Replaces Credeur at UFC 113". sherdog.com. Retrieved 2010-04-20.
- "Tim Credeur Talks Cancer Scare". Heavy.com. February 23, 2011.
- "Tim Credeur vs. Ed Herman Targeted For TUF 13 Finale". Heavy.com. February 19, 2011.
- "Tim Credeur vs. Brad Tavares added to UFC 137 in Las Vegas". mmajunkie.com. July 20, 2011. Archived from the original on July 22, 2011.
- "Tim Credeur out, Dustin Jacoby in against Brad Tavares at UFC 137". MMAJunkie.com. October 1, 2011. Archived from the original on July 11, 2012. Retrieved October 1, 2011.
- "My wife Mamie delivered our 9 lb daughter after 28 hours in labor. Mamie is a soldier and my princess is beautiful!". Bloodyelbow.com. 2011-01-04. Retrieved 2011-01-05.