Wes Shivers

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Wes Shivers
Born Wesley Shivers
(1977-03-08) March 8, 1977 (age 38)
Brandon, Mississippi, United States
Other names The Perfect Storm
Nationality American
Height 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Weight 265 lb (120 kg; 18.9 st)
Division Heavyweight
Reach 81.5 in (207 cm)
Fighting out of Biloxi, Mississippi
Team Freelance
Years active 2007-present
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Wesley Davis Shivers (born March 8, 1977) is an American professional mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter.[1] He was a cast member of SpikeTV's The Ultimate Fighter: Heavyweights.[2] Shivers also played in three National Football League games with the Tennessee Titans in 2000.[3] Shivers had a small role in movie Never Back Down 2: The Beatdown .

Football career[edit]

After he entered high school, Wes decided that he wanted to devote all of his time to American football. He stopped playing all sports with the exception of football and spent his time training to be a champion. After graduation, Shivers attended a junior college prior to attending Mississippi State University. Shivers played on the football team as an offensive tackle.[4] 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 before being cut.[5] Shivers became a police officer after retiring but retired from that to pursue MMA.

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

In his first career fight, Deuce McCallister broke his nose prior to the 1997 Egg Bowl. 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.[6]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
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

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Mixed martial arts exhibition record[edit]


Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 0–1 James McSweeney Decision (Majority) The Ultimate Fighter: Heavyweights 2 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada Preliminary bout

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