Tim Elliott

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Tim Elliott
Born Timothy Samuel Elliott
(1986-12-24) December 24, 1986 (age 31)
Wichita, Kansas, United States
Nationality American
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Weight 125 lb (57 kg; 8.9 st)
Division Flyweight (2009–present)
Reach 67 in (170 cm)
Fighting out of Lee's Summit, Missouri, United States
Team Glory MMA and Fitness[1]
Rank      Blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu[2]
Years active 2009–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total 24
Wins 15
By knockout 3
By submission 6
By decision 6
Losses 8
By knockout 1
By submission 3
By decision 4
Draws 1
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Timothy Samuel Elliott[3] (born December 24, 1986) is an American mixed martial artist who currently competes in the Flyweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). He is the former Titan FC Flyweight Champion. He has been professional competitor since 2009 and is currently in his second tenure with the UFC. As of May 26, 2018, he is ranked 13th in the UFC's Flyweight rankings.[4] He is a three-time winner of fight bonuses in the UFC, winning fight of the night twice, and performance of the night once.

Background[edit]

Elliott was born on December 24, 1986 in Wichita, Kansas. Elliott originally attended Campus High School, but transferred to Wichita South High School during his junior year. Elliott was a state wrestling champion at Wichita South his senior year in 2005.[5] Elliott was on the wrestling team at Labette Community College before transferring to the University of Central Oklahoma. He earned a bachelor's degree in Science and General Studies.

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Elliott compiled a record of 8–2–1 in his first 11 fights before signing with the UFC, including a notable KO victory over former UFC Lightweight Champion Jens Pulver.

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

Elliott signed with UFC on April 17, 2012.[6]

In his UFC debut, Elliott faced The Ultimate Fighter 14 winner John Dodson on May 5, 2012 at UFC on Fox 3, replacing an injured Darren Uyenoyama.[7] Elliott lost the fight via unanimous decision.

In his second fight, Elliott faced Jared Papazian on December 15, 2012 at The Ultimate Fighter: Team Carwin vs. Team Nelson Finale.[8] He won the fight via unanimous decision (30–25, 30–25, 30–26). The fight also earned him the Fight of the Night bonus.

For his third fight, Elliott faced Louis Gaudinot on August 31, 2013 at UFC 164.[9] He won the fight via unanimous decision.

Elliott fought Ali Bagautinov at UFC 167 on November 16, 2013.[10] The bout marked his first appearance on the main card of a pay-per-view event in the fight. He lost the fight via unanimous decision.

Elliott faced Joseph Benavidez on April 26, 2014 at UFC 172.[11] He lost the fight via submission in the first round.

Elliott was expected to face Wilson Reis on August 23, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 49.[12] However, Elliott pulled out of the bout in the days leading up to the event.[13]

Elliott faced Zach Makovsky on February 15, 2015 at UFC Fight Night 60.[14] He lost the back-and-forth fight by unanimous decision and was subsequently released from the organization.[15]

Titan FC[edit]

Elliott made his debut and faced former UFC Flyweight Iliarde Santos at Titan FC 34 for the inaugural Titan FC Flyweight Championship. He won the fight by a dominant unanimous decision and picked up the Titan FC Flyweight Championship.

For his first title defense, Elliott faced undefeated prospect and promotional newcomer Felipe Efrain at Titan FC 35 on September 19, 2015.[16] He won the fight by submission in the second round.

Elliott next faced former UFC Bantamweight Pedro Nobre at Titan FC 37 on March 5, 2016. He won the fight by unanimous decision for his second successful title defense.[17]

The Ultimate Fighter[edit]

On July 21, 2016 Elliott was announced as a cast member on the 24th season of The Ultimate Fighter. The winner of the show, won a chance to fight Demetrious Johnson for the UFC Flyweight Championship.[18] Despite being ranked as the number 3 seed, Elliott was selected as the first overall pick by former opponent Joseph Benavidez.[19]

In his first fight, Elliott faced 14th ranked 'Team Cejudo' fighter Charlie Alaniz. He submitted Aniz in the first round by bulldog choke.[20] In the quarterfinals, Elliott faced 6th ranked 'Team Cejudo' fighter and former Caged contestant Matt Schnell. Despite being struck with a devastating groin kick in the opening moments of the bout, he was able to recover and submit Schnell in the first round by front choke.[21] In the semifinals, Elliott faced 15th ranked 'Team Benavidez' teammate Eric Shelton. After two competitive rounds, Elliott was declared the winner by majority decision.[22] Elliott fought 5th ranked 'Team Benavidez' teammate Hiromasa Ogikubo in the final round. Elliott won the fight by unanimous decision 30–27, winning the 24th season of The Ultimate Fighter.

Return to the UFC[edit]

As a result of winning The Ultimate Fighter 24, Elliott won the opportunity to fight flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson. He fought Johnson on December 3, 2016 at The Ultimate Fighter 24 Finale for the flyweight championship.[23] Elliott lost the fight by unanimous decision.[24]

Elliott faced Louis Smolka on April 15, 2017 at UFC on Fox: Johnson vs. Reis.[25] He won the fight by unanimous decision.[26] The win earned Elliott his second Fight of the Night bonus award, and his first since returning the organization.[27]

Elliott faced Ben Nguyen on June 10, 2017 at UFC Fight Night 110.[28] He was quickly submitted (rear-naked choke) in the opening minute of the fight.[29]

Elliott was expected to face Justin Scoggins on December 16, 2017 at UFC on Fox 26.[30] However, Scoggins pulled out of the bout in early December citing a back injury and was replaced by Pietro Menga.[31] The bout was cancelled as Menga failed to show to the weigh in because he did not make weight.[32] Elliott was offered the fight at catchweight at 131 pounds, which would have given him 10% of Menga's fight purse, but he declined.[33]

After the fight against Menga was cancelled, the UFC offered Elliott a fight at UFC 219, which Elliott only accepted under the condition he fights somebody who has never missed weight and has never backed out of a fight at the last minute.[34] Elliott fought promotional newcomer Mark De La Rosa at bantamweight.[35] He won in the second round by submission via an anaconda choke. After the fight, he dedicated the win to his coach, Robert Follis, who died earlier in the month.[36] For the fight, Elliott won a $50,000 Performance of the Night bonus, his first performance of the night bonus and third fight bonus in the UFC overall.[37]

Personal life[edit]

Elliott lives and trains in Las Vegas, Nevada. He has one daughter.[33]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Mixed martial arts[edit]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 15–8–1 Mark De La Rosa Submission (anaconda choke) UFC 219 December 30, 2017 2 1:41 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Bantamweight debut. Performance of the Night.
Loss 14–8–1 Ben Nguyen Submission (rear-naked choke) UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Hunt June 11, 2017 1 0:49 Auckland, New Zealand
Win 14–7–1 Louis Smolka Decision (unanimous) UFC on Fox: Johnson vs. Reis April 15, 2017 3 5:00 Kansas City, Missouri, United States Fight of the Night.
Loss 13–7–1 Demetrious Johnson Decision (unanimous) The Ultimate Fighter: Tournament of Champions Finale December 3, 2016 5 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States For the UFC Flyweight Championship.
Win 13–6–1 Pedro Nobre Decision (unanimous) Titan FC 37 March 5, 2016 5 5:00 Ridgefield, Washington, United States Defended the Titan FC Flyweight Championship.
Win 12–6–1 Felipe Efrain Submission (guillotine choke) Titan FC 35 September 19, 2015 2 2:30 Ridgefield, Washington, United States Defended the Titan FC Flyweight Championship.
Win 11–6–1 Iliarde Santos Decision (unanimous) Titan FC 34 July 18, 2015 5 5:00 Kansas City, Missouri, United States Won the inaugural Titan FC Flyweight Championship.
Loss 10–6–1 Zach Makovsky Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Henderson vs. Thatch February 14, 2015 3 5:00 Broomfield, Colorado, United States
Loss 10–5–1 Joseph Benavidez Submission (guillotine choke) UFC 172 April 26, 2014 1 4:08 Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Loss 10–4–1 Ali Bagautinov Decision (unanimous) UFC 167 November 16, 2013 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 10–3–1 Louis Gaudinot Decision (unanimous) UFC 164 August 31, 2013 3 5:00 Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Win 9–3–1 Jared Papazian Decision (unanimous) The Ultimate Fighter: Team Carwin vs. Team Nelson Finale December 15, 2012 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Fight of the Night.
Loss 8–3–1 John Dodson Decision (unanimous) UFC on Fox: Diaz vs. Miller May 5, 2012 3 5:00 East Rutherford, New Jersey, United States
Win 8–2–1 Josh Rave Technical Submission (D'Arce choke) RFA 2 March 30, 2012 1 0:28 Kearney, Nebraska, United States
Win 7–2–1 Jens Pulver KO (knee) RFA 1 December 16, 2011 2 2:12 Kearney, Nebraska, United States
Win 6–2–1 Kashif Solarin Submission Cowboy MMA: Caged Cowboys May 21, 2011 1 0:57 Ponca City, Oklahoma, United States
Win 5–2–1 John McDowell TKO (punches) Art of War Cage Fights February 26, 2011 1 2:56 Ponca City, Oklahoma, United States
Win 4–2–1 Victor Dominguez Decision (unanimous) C3 Fights October 22, 2010 3 5:00 Newkirk, Oklahoma, United States
Win 3–2–1 Cody Fuller Submission (triangle choke) Bricktown Brawl 5 June 25, 2010 3 2:34 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
Win 2–2–1 Michael Casteel Submission (rear-naked choke) Bricktown Brawl 4 April 2, 2010 1 2:01 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
Win 1–2–1 Victor Veloquio KO (punches) BB 3: Holiday Havoc December 11, 2009 1 0:33 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
Loss 0–2–1 Jacky Bryant TKO (punches) Bricktown Brawl 2 August 28, 2009 1 0:52 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
Loss 0–1–1 Shane Howell Submission (triangle choke) Harrah Fight Night June 27, 2009 3 2:25 Harrah, Oklahoma, United States
Draw 0–0–1 Jerod Spoon Draw Bricktown Brawl 1 May 8, 2009 3 5:00 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States

Mixed martial arts exhibition record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 4–0 Hiromasa Ogikubo Decision (unanimous) The Ultimate Fighter: Tournament of Champions November 30, 2016 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States TUF 24 Final round
Win 3–0 Eric Shelton Decision (majority) The Ultimate Fighter: Tournament of Champions November 23, 2016 2 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States TUF 24 Semi-final round
Win 2–0 Matt Schnell Submission (front choke) The Ultimate Fighter: Tournament of Champions November 16, 2016 1 3:24 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States TUF 24 Quarter-final round
Win 1–0 Charlie Alaniz Submission (bulldog choke) The Ultimate Fighter: Tournament of Champions October 12, 2016 1 1:51 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States TUF 24 Round of 16

*Date given is the air date of the episode. The actual dates of the fight are not released by the UFC

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Andrew Richardson (December 1, 2016). "Fighter on Fighter: Breaking down UFC TUF 24 Finale's Tim Elliott". MMAmania.com. 
  3. ^ http://boxing.nv.gov/uploadedFiles/boxingnvgov/content/results/2016_Results/12-03-16MMA.pdf
  4. ^ Official UFC rankings
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  10. ^ Staff. "Ali Bagautinov vs. Tim Elliott set for November's UFC 167 in Las Vegas". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-09-18. 
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