Tim Means

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Tim Means
Born Timothy Means
(1984-02-20) February 20, 1984 (age 31)
Wilburton, Oklahoma, United States
Other names The Dirty Bird
Nationality American
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)[1]
Weight 170 lb (77 kg; 12 st 2 lb)
Division Middleweight (185 lb)
Welterweight (170 lb)
Lightweight (155 lb)
Reach 75.0 in (191 cm)[2]
Fighting out of Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
Team Power MMA
Fit NHB[3]
Trainer Tom Vaughn
Years active 2004-present
Professional boxing record
Total 3
Wins 2
Losses 1
By knockout 1
Mixed martial arts record
Total 32
Wins 24
By knockout 16
By submission 4
By decision 4
Losses 7
By knockout 1
By submission 3
By decision 3
Draws 1
Other information
Boxing record from Boxrec
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Tim Means (born February 20, 1984) is an American professional mixed martial artist currently competing in the Welterweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. A professional competitor since 2004, Means has also formerly competed for King of the Cage and Legacy FC. Means is the former King of the Cage Lightweight Champion and the former King of the Cage Junior Welterweight Champion.

Background[edit]

Born in Wilburton, Oklahoma, and raised in New Mexico, Means began training at the age of 12, as he was a troubled kid and was taken under the wing of a local trainer. In 2004, Means was involved in a shooting incident outside of a bar and suffered a nine-inch gunshot wound in the femoral artery of his thigh. Means was prescribed painkillers and morphine, and developed a morphine dependency. After Mean's prescriptions ran out, he began experimenting with methamphetamine. A few years after Means began using meth, he found himself in trouble with the law, and was charged with aggravated assault after punching a man who broke into his home. After serving the four-year prison sentence early in his MMA career, Means turned his life around.[4][5]

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Means began his MMA career in 2004, recording a 3-2 record before serving a prison sentence.[6] His two losses were to future UFC fighters Spencer Fisher and Luke Caudillo.[7]

King of the Cage[edit]

Means returned to MMA in 2009 and reeled off six consecutive victories via first round stoppage, including a nine-second TKO win over Matt Green at KOTC: New Breed. He earned his first title at KOTC: Steel on Oct. 7, 2010 when he defeated Bobby Green to win the KOTC Junior Welterweight (160 lbs) belt. He defended the belt on four occasions, most recently in a first-round TKO victory over Mario Ramos at KOTC: High Performance on Nov. 19, 2011. He added the KOTC Lightweight title with a victory over Tye Brown at KOTC: Total Destruction on Jan. 21, 2012.

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

Means made his UFC debut on February 15, 2012, defeating Bernardo Magalhaes by unanimous decision at UFC on Fuel TV 1.[8]

Means overwhelmed Justin Salas on June 8, 2012 at UFC on FX 3, knocking him down multiple times before finishing him with punches in just over a minute..[9]

Means was expected to face promotional newcomer Abel Trujillo on September 1, 2012 at UFC 151.[10] However, after UFC 151 was cancelled, the bout was rescheduled for December 8, 2012 at UFC on Fox 5.[11] On the day of the weigh-ins for the event, Means fell in a hotel sauna, injuring his head, and was replaced by Marcus LeVesseur.[12]

Means lost a unanimous decision to Jorge Masvidal on April 20, 2013 at UFC on Fox 7.[13]

Means, replacing an injured Bobby Green, lost a unanimous decision to Danny Castillo on July 27, 2013 at UFC on Fox 8, and was subsequently released from UFC.[14][15]

Legacy FC[edit]

After his release from the UFC, Means was called to replace Danny Salinas in the main event against Pete Spratt on September 13, 2013, at Legacy FC 23. He won via first-round knockout.

Means then defeated Artenas Young in the first round at Legacy FC 27, on January 31, 2014.

UFC return[edit]

Following two wins on the regional circuit, Means was re-signed by the UFC and lost a unanimous decision to Neil Magny in a welterweight bout on May 10, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 40, replacing William Macário.[16]

Means beat Hernani Perpetuo by unanimous decision on July 26, 2014 at UFC on Fox 12.[17]

Means won a split decision over Márcio Alexandre on December 20, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 58.[18]

Means earned a Performance of the Night bonus for defeating Dhiego Lima via TKO in the first round on February 28, 2015 at UFC 184.[19][20][21]

Means, replacing an injured Kenny Robertson, defeated George Sullivan via submission (arm-triangle choke) in round three on April 18, 2015, at UFC on Fox 15.[22][23]

Means faced Matt Brown on July 11, 2015 at UFC 189.[24] Despite finding some success via striking early in the fight, Means lost the fight by submission due to a guillotine choke.[25]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

  • King of the Cage
    • KOTC Lightweight Champion (One time; fourteenth)
    • KOTC Junior Welterweight Champion (One time; fifth)

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 24–7–1 Matt Brown Submission (guillotine choke) UFC 189 July 11, 2015 1 4:44 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 24–6–1 George Sullivan Submission (arm-triangle choke) UFC on Fox: Machida vs. Rockhold April 18, 2015 3 3:41 Newark, New Jersey, United States
Win 23–6–1 Dhiego Lima TKO (punches) UFC 184 February 28, 2015 1 2:17 Los Angeles, California, United States Performance of the Night.
Win 22–6–1 Márcio Alexandre Jr. Decision (split) UFC Fight Night: Machida vs. Dollaway December 20, 2014 3 5:00 Barueri, Brazil
Win 21–6–1 Hernani Perpétuo Decision (unanimous) UFC on Fox: Lawler vs. Brown July 26, 2014 3 5:00 San Jose, California, United States
Loss 20–6–1 Neil Magny Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Brown vs. Silva May 10, 2014 3 5:00 Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Win 20–5–1 Artenas Young TKO (punches) Legacy FC 27 January 31, 2014 1 1:38 Houston, Texas, United States
Win 19–5–1 Pete Spratt KO (elbows and punches) Legacy FC 23 September 13, 2013 1 2:24 San Antonio, Texas, United States Return to Welterweight.
Loss 18–5–1 Danny Castillo Decision (unanimous) UFC on Fox: Johnson vs. Moraga July 27, 2013 3 5:00 Seattle, Washington, United States Catchweight (160 lbs) bout; Means missed weight.
Loss 18–4–1 Jorge Masvidal Decision (unanimous) UFC on Fox: Henderson vs. Melendez April 20, 2013 3 5:00 San Jose, California, United States
Win 18–3–1 Justin Salas TKO (knee and punches) UFC on FX: Johnson vs. McCall June 8, 2012 1 1:06 Sunrise, Florida, United States
Win 17–3–1 Bernardo Magalhaes Decision (unanimous) UFC on Fuel TV: Sanchez vs. Ellenberger February 15, 2012 3 5:00 Omaha, Nebraska, United States Lightweight debut.
Win 16–3–1 Tye Brown TKO (punches) KOTC: Total Destruction January 21, 2012 1 0:30 Thackerville, Oklahoma, United States Defended the KOTC Junior Welterweight Championship.
Win 15–3–1 Mario Ramos TKO (punches) KOTC: High Performance November 19, 2011 1 1:07 Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States
Win 14–3–1 Cody Pfister Submission (rear-naked choke) KOTC: Kingpin August 27, 2011 1 2:15 Lubbock, Texas, United States Defended the KOTC Junior Welterweight Championship.
Win 13–3–1 Cris Leyva TKO (knees and punches) KOTC: Fight to Live May 14, 2011 3 1:28 Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States Defended the KOTC Junior Welterweight Championship.
Win 12–3–1 Ricky Musgrave KO (punches) ECSC: Friday Night Fights 2 February 11, 2011 3 4:53 Clovis, New Mexico, United States
Win 11–3–1 Dom O'Grady Decision (split) KOTC: Steel December 9, 2010 5 5:00 San Bernardino, California, United States Defended the KOTC Junior Welterweight Championship.
Win 10–3–1 Bobby Green TKO (retirement) KOTCe: Inferno October 7, 2010 2 5:00 Highland, California, United States Won the KOTC Junior Welterweight Championship.
Draw 9–3–1 Dom O'Grady Draw (majority) KOTC: Lock Down July 30, 2010 3 5:00 Edmonton, Alberta, Canada Penalized for an elbow to the back of the head.
Win 9–3 Cody Garlett TKO (punches) KOTC: Honor May 14, 2010 1 1:17 Mescalero, New Mexico, United States Middleweight bout.
Loss 8–3 Jaime Jara Technical Submission (guillotine choke) KOTC: Legacy March 26, 2010 1 2:19 Reno, Nevada, United States Middleweight bout.
Win 8–2 John Cronk Submission (rear-naked choke) KOTC: Horse Power November 28, 2009 1 0:46 Mescalero, New Mexico, United States
Win 7–2 Marcio Navarro TKO (punches) KOTC: Gunslinger August 8, 2009 1 3:53 Concho, Oklahoma, United States
Win 6–2 Matt Butterfield KO (knee) KOTC: El Lobo May 23, 2009 1 0:04 Towaoc, Colorado, United States
Win 5–2 Matt Green TKO (punches) KOTC: New Breed March 7, 2009 1 0:09 Mescalero, New Mexico, United States
Win 4–2 Brad Nordquist KO (punches) KOTC: Rapture February 28, 2009 1 2:07 Towaoc, Colorado, United States
Win 3–2 July Guiterrez Submission (rear-naked choke) Fightworld 4 March 26, 2005 N/A N/A Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
Loss 2–2 Spencer Fisher Technical Submission (triangle choke) IFC: Eve Of Destruction March 5, 2005 1 1:44 Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Loss 2–1 Luke Caudillo TKO (injury) Ring of Fire 13 September 24, 2004 1 1:40 Castle Rock, Colorado, United States
Win 2–0 Nathan Brown TKO (punches) Extreme Fighting Championships 2 May 1, 2004 1 N/A Ardmore, Oklahoma, United States
Win 1–0 Josh Barlowe TKO (punches) Rumble in the Desert March 13, 2004 N/A N/A Grand Junction, Colorado, United States

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fight Card - UFC 189 Mendes vs. McGregor". UFC.com. Retrieved July 17, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Fight Card - UFC Fight Night Brown vs. Silva". UFC.com. Retrieved May 11, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Fit NHB Fighters". Retrieved July 12, 2015. 
  4. ^ http://www.ufc.com/fighter/Tim-Means
  5. ^ http://mmasucka.com/2012/12/04/budding-ufc-lightweight-star-tim-means-talks-career-rebirth-surviving-shooting-prison-time-drug-addictions/
  6. ^ http://couchfighter.co/news/talkback/tim-means-from-a-prison-cell-to-the-octagon/
  7. ^ "UFC Profile". ufc.com. February 14, 2012. 
  8. ^ "KOTC Champ Tim Means Signs to Face Bernardo Magalhaes at UFC on Fuel 1". mmaweekly.com. February 2, 2012. 
  9. ^ "Tim Means Vs. Justin Salas Set For UFC on FX 3". bloodyelbow.com. April 7, 2012. 
  10. ^ "Martinez vs. Cruickshank added to UFC 151". MMAJunkie.com. July 20, 2012. Retrieved July 20, 2012. 
  11. ^ "Means-Trujillo moved from scrapped UFC 151 to UFC on FOX 5". mmajunkie.com. August 27, 2012. 
  12. ^ Brand, Jeremy (2012-12-07). "Tim Means out, Marcus LeVesseur in at UFC on FOX 5 against Abel Trujillo". MMAsucka.com. Retrieved 2012-12-07. 
  13. ^ "UFC on FOX 7 adds Masvidal-Means". mmajunkie.com. February 7, 2013. 
  14. ^ Staff (2013-07-11). "Tim Means replaces Bobby Green, faces Danny Castillo at UFC on FOX 8". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-07-11. 
  15. ^ Dann Stupp (August 11, 2013). "After UFC release, Tim Means to fight Pete Spratt in Legacy FC 23 headliner". mmajunkie.com. 
  16. ^ Staff (April 10, 2014). "Tim Means replaces William Macario, meets Neil Magny at UFC Fight Night 40". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved April 10, 2014. 
  17. ^ Dana Becker (May 22, 2014). "Tim Means To Meet Hernani Perpetuo At UFC On FOX 12". fightling.com. Retrieved May 22, 2014. 
  18. ^ Staff (2014-10-17). "Tim Means vs. Marcio Alexandre Jr. slotted for UFC Fight Night 58 in Brazil". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-10-17. 
  19. ^ Tristen Critchfield (2015-01-16). "UFC 184 Update: Tim Means to face Dhiego Lima on Feb. 28 in Los Angeles". sherdog.com. Retrieved 2015-01-16. 
  20. ^ Brent Brookhouse (2015-02-28). "UFC 184 results, photos: Tim Means looks 'Dirty' good in first-round TKO of Dhiego Lima". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-02-28. 
  21. ^ Matt Erickson (2015-03-01). "UFC 184 bonuses: Of course Ronda Rousey won $50,000. But who joined her?". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-03-01. 
  22. ^ Staff (2015-03-24). "Tim Means steps in for Kenny Robertson, meets George Sullivan at UFC on FOX 15". mmajunkie.com. 
  23. ^ Steven Marrocco (2015-04-18). "UFC on FOX 15 results: Tim Means submits George Sullivan in Round 3". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-04-18. 
  24. ^ Staff (2015-04-21). "Matt Brown vs. Tim Means added to UFC 189". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-04-21. 
  25. ^ Brent Brookhouse (2015-07-11). "UFC 189 results: Matt Brown chokes out Tim Means in first after slugfest". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-07-11. 

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