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Evan Dunham

Evan Dunham

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  • Name: Evan Dunham
  • Professional MMA Record: 14-5-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
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  • Current Streak: 2 Losses
  • Age: 32 | Date of Birth: 1981.12.18
  • Last Fight: November 16, 2013 in UFC
  • Weight Class: Lightweight | Last Weigh-In: 156.0 lbs
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $359,000 USD
  • Height: 5'10" (178cm) | Reach: 70.0" (178cm)
  • Gym/Affiliation: Xtreme Couture
  • Born: Eugene, Oregon, United States
  • Fighter Pages: Sherdog  |  Wikipedia  |  The UG  |  UFC.com
  • Fighting out of: Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Personal Pages: Twitter  |  Facebook  |  Official Site

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One of the most talented lightweight prospects currently competing in the UFC, Evan Dunham trains predominantly with the highly touted Xtreme Couture gym in Las Vegas, Nevada. Turning professional in 2007, Dunham went unbeaten in his first seven fights—finishing six of his opponents—to earn a birth in the UFC in 2009. Dunham passed his first test in the Octagon with flying colors, flattening Swedish lightweight Per Eklund with a left hand in the first round. He then went on to defeat highly respected fighters Marcus Aurelio, Efrain Escudero, and Tyson Griffin in his next three performances. 


Although he suffered consecutive losses to Sean Sherk and Melvin Guillard in his next two bouts, he rebounded to win to two of his next three fights with victories over Shamar Bailey and Nik Lentz while losing a unanimous decision to TJ Grant. Dunham would redeem himself at UFC 156, winning a split decision against fellow UFC veteran Gleison Tibau. However he would lose a very close decision in his next fight to Rafael Dos Anjos when the two squared off at UFC on FX 8.


A Southpaw with powerful punches and a slick, aggressive submission game, Dunham is another example of the next generation of MMA fighter who is large for his weight class and has no obvious holes in his game.

Last updated 04.09.2014, 9:21 AM ET
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Evan Dunham MMA Fight Record

Professional Results Opponent Event Date
Cancelled Bout Mark Bocek UFC UFN 2014.04.16
Reason: Dunham Injury
Loss | Submission | Choke
3:49 Round 2 of 3, 8:49 Total
Donald Cerrone
Ref: Mario Yamasaki
UFC 167: St. Pierre vs. Hendricks
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs
2013.11.16
Odds: -110 Near Even | Disclosed Pay: $25,000 Base | Weigh-In: 156.0 lbs
#33 Best MMA Submission of the Year 2013
UFC 167 Submission of the Night
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Rafael dos Anjos
Ref: Kevin Mulhall
UFC on FX 8: Belfort vs. Rockhold
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs
2013.05.18
Odds: +180 Slight Underdog | Weigh-In: 156.0 lbs
Win | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Gleison Tibau
Ref: Yves Lavigne
UFC 156: Aldo vs. Edgar
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs
2013.02.02
Odds: -135 Slight Favorite | Disclosed Pay: $46,000 ($23K Base, $23K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
TJ Grant
Ref: Dan Miragliotta
UFC 152: Jones vs. Belfort
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs
2012.09.22
Odds: -140 Slight Favorite | Disclosed Pay: $65,000 Fight/Night | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs
#24 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2012
UFC 152 Fight of the Night
Cancelled Bout Edson Barboza UFC 146 2012.05.26
Reason: Dunham Injury
Win | KO/TKO | Injury
5:00 Round 2 of 3, 10:00 Total
Nik Lentz
Ref: John McCarthy
UFC on FOX 2: Evans vs. Davis
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs
2012.01.28
Odds: -390 Moderate Favorite | Disclosed Pay: $65,000 Fight/Night | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs
#21 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2012
UFC on FOX 2 Fight of the Night
Cancelled Bout Paul Sass UFC on FOX 2 2012.01.28
Reason: Sass Injury
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Shamar Bailey
Ref: Kevin Mulhall
UFC Fight Night 25: Battle on the Bayou
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs
2011.09.17
Odds: -450 Heavy Favorite | Weigh-In: 156.0 lbs
Cancelled Bout George Sotiropoulos UFC 132 2011.07.02
Reason: Dunham Injury
Loss | KO/TKO | Knees
2:58 Round 1 of 3
Melvin Guillard
Ref: Mario Yamasaki
UFC Fight Night 23: Fight for the Troops 2
Main Event | Lightweight | 155 lbs
2011.01.22
Odds: -240 Moderate Favorite Upset Defeat | Weigh-In: 156.0 lbs
#39 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2011
#12 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2011
UFC Fight Night 23 Knockout of the Night
Cancelled Bout Kenny Florian UFC UFN 23 2011.01.22
Reason: Florian Knee Injury
Loss | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Sean Sherk
Ref: Rob Hinds
UFC 119: Mir vs Cro Cop
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs
2010.09.25
Odds: -185 Slight Favorite | Disclosed Pay: $70,000 Fight/Night | Weigh-In: 156.0 lbs
#14 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2010
#25 Greatest Lightweight MMA Fight of All Time
UFC 119 Fight of the Night
Win | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Tyson Griffin
Ref: Herb Dean
UFC 115: Liddell vs Franklin
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs
2010.06.12
Odds: +170 Slight Underdog | Disclosed Pay: $26,000 ($13K Base, $13K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs
Win | Submission | Armlock
1:59 Round 3 of 3, 11:59 Total
Efrain Escudero
Ref: Dan Miragliotta
UFC Fight Night 20: Maynard vs Diaz
Co-Main Event | Lightweight | 155 lbs
2010.01.11
Odds: +209 Moderate Underdog Upset Victory | Disclosed Pay: $48,000 ($9K Base, $9K Bonus, $30K Sub/Night) | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs
#76 Greatest Submission of All Time
#18 Best MMA Submission of the Year 2010
UFC Fight Night 20 Submission of the Night
Win | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Marcus Aurelio
Ref: Shawn Gregory
UFC 102: Couture vs. Nogueira
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs
2009.08.29
Odds: +140 Slight Underdog | Disclosed Pay: $14,000 ($7K Base, $7K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs
Cancelled Bout Matt Veach UFC 102 2009.08.29
Reason: Veach Injury
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
2:13 Round 1 of 3
Per Eklund
Ref: Marc Goddard
UFC 95: Sanchez vs. Stevenson
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs
2009.02.21
Odds: +126 Slight Underdog | Weigh-In: 154.0 lbs
Win | Submission | Choke Dustin Akbari Palace Fighting Championship 2009.01.22
Win | KO/TKO | Punches Eben Kaneshiro RFC 2008.09.13
Win | Submission | Choke Cleber Luciano PFP 2007.12.09
Win | Submission | Choke Talon Hoffman High Desert Brawl 2007.09.28
Win | Submission | Choke Mark Daoust EWC Elite Warriors Championship 2007.06.02
Win | Submission | Armlock Nassor Lewis Rise FC 2 2007.04.28
Win | Decision | Unanimous Gabriel Martinez Gladiator Challenge 2007.04.14

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