March 8, 1977
Brandon, Mississippi, United States
|Other names||The Perfect Storm|
|Height||6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)|
|Weight||265 lb (120 kg; 18.9 st)|
|Reach||81.5 in (207 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Biloxi, Mississippi|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Wesley Davis Shivers (born March 8, 1977) is an American professional mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter. He was a cast member of SpikeTV's The Ultimate Fighter: Heavyweights. Shivers also played in three National Football League games with the Atlanta Falcons in 2000. Shivers had a small role in movie Never Back Down 2: The Beatdown and "Universal Soldier The Reckoning".
After he entered high school at Benton Academy, Wes decided that he wanted to devote all of his time to American football. He stopped playing all sports with the exception of football. After graduation, Shivers attended a junior college prior to attending Mississippi State University. Shivers played on the football team as an offensive tackle. He was named a Junior College All-American, as well as being on the All-Southeastern Conference team. Shivers was drafted by the Tennessee Titans in the 7th round of the 2000 draft and played three games with Atlanta before being cut. Shivers became a police officer after retiring but retired from that to pursue MMA.
Mixed martial arts career
After picking up 4 stoppage wins in local Mississippi organizations, Shivers spent a good part of 2009 participating in the UFC's The Ultimate Fighter: Heavyweights. In his first fight, he lost a controversial majority decision to eventual semi-finalist James McSweeney.
After more than a year, Shivers returned to action, defeating Goldman Butler at Strikeforce Challengers: Wilcox vs. Ribeiro via KO.
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|9 matches||8 wins||1 loss|
|Win||8–1||Goldman Butler||KO (punch)||Strikeforce Challengers: Wilcox vs. Ribeiro||November 19, 2010||1||2:15||Jackson, Mississippi, United States|
|Win||7–1||Jerry Carol||Submission (arm-triangle choke)||Psychout - MMA||March 7, 2009||1||1:49||Jackson, Mississippi, United States|
|Loss||6–1||Brad Tidwell||KO (punch)||Fight Force International - Blood and Sand 6||November 22, 2008||2||0:16||Byram, Mississippi, United States|
|Win||6–0||Justin Thornton||KO (punch)||Psychout - MMA||September 27, 2008||3||1:16||Byram, Mississippi, United States|
|Win||5–0||Christopher Adams||KO (punch)||Fight Force International - Blood and Sand 5||July 26, 2008||1||N/A||Biloxi, Mississippi, United States|
|Win||4–0||Carlton Little||Submission (rear-naked choke)||KOTC: Reckless||May 17, 2008||1||1:53||Greenville, Mississippi, United States|
|Win||3–0||Greg Maher||KO (punches)||Fight Force International - Blood and Sand 4||April 5, 2008||1||1:42||Biloxi, Mississippi, United States|
|Win||2–0||Bo Hooks||TKO (punches)||Fight Force International - Beatdown||October 6, 2007||1||0:10||Hattiesburg, Mississippi, United States|
|Win||1–0||James Neely||Submission (guillotine choke)||ShoXC: Elite Challenger Series||August 25, 2007||1||2:22||Vicksburg, Mississippi, United States|
Mixed martial arts exhibition record
|Exhibition record breakdown|
|1 match||0 wins||1 loss|
|Loss||0–1||James McSweeney||Decision (Majority)||The Ultimate Fighter: Heavyweights||2||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada||Preliminary bout|