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Evan Dunham

Evan Dunham

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  • Name: Evan Dunham
  • MMA Record: 15-6-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: N/A
  • Current Streak: 1 Win
  • Age: 33 | Date of Birth: 1981.12.18
  • Last Fight: January 03, 2015 in UFC
  • Weight Class: Lightweight | Last Weigh-In: 155.5 lbs
  • Affiliation: Xtreme Couture
  • Height: 5'10" (178cm) | Reach: 70.0" (178cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $413,000 USD
  • 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. He would drop a second straight when Donald Cerrone submitted him at UFC 167. He will look to get back on a winning run when he faces Edson Barboza in the Co-Main Event of UFC Fight Night 45.


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 07.15.2014, 9:18 AM ET
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Record by Year and By Promotion

Pro Results Opponent Event Date
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Rodrigo Damm
14-6-0 12-8-0

UFC 182: Jones vs. Cormier
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2015.01.03
Odds: -600 (Huge Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $54,000 ($27K Base, $27K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 155.5 lbs (70.5 kgs) | Referee: Chris Tognoni
#28 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2015
Loss | KO/TKO
3:06 Round 1 of 3

Edson Barboza
14-5-0 13-2-0

UFC Fight Night 45: Cerrone vs. Miller
Co-Main Event | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2014.07.16
Odds: +265 (Moderate Underdog) | Weigh-In: 155.5 lbs (70.5 kgs) | Referee: Keith Peterson
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
14-4-0 20-6-0

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 (70.8 kgs) | Referee: Mario Yamasaki
#37 Best MMA Submission of the Year 2013
UFC 167 Submission of the Night
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Rafael dos Anjos
14-3-0 18-6-0

UFC on FX 8: Belfort vs. Rockhold
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2013.05.18
Odds: +180 (Slight Underdog) | Weigh-In: 156.0 lbs (70.8 kgs) | Referee: Kevin Mulhall
Win | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Gleison Tibau
13-3-0 26-8-0

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 (70.3 kgs) | Referee: Yves Lavigne
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

TJ Grant
13-2-0 18-5-0

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 (70.3 kgs) | Referee: Dan Miragliotta
#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
12-2-0 21-4-2

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 (70.3 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
#25 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
11-2-0 12-3-0

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 (70.8 kgs) | Referee: Kevin Mulhall
Cancelled Bout George Sotiropoulos UFC 132 2011.07.02
Reason: Dunham Injury
Loss | KO/TKO | Knees
2:58 Round 1 of 3

Melvin Guillard
11-1-0 27-8-2

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 (70.8 kgs) | Referee: Mario Yamasaki
#40 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2011
#13 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
11-0-0 35-4-1

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 (70.8 kgs) | Referee: Rob Hinds | Walkout Music: Beastie Boys - Sabotage
#14 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2010
#29 Greatest Lightweight MMA Fight of All Time
UFC 119 Fight of the Night
Win | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Tyson Griffin
10-0-0 14-2-0

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 (70.3 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean | Walkout Music: Beastie Boys - Sabotage
Win | Submission | Armlock
1:59 Round 3 of 3, 11:59 Total

Efrain Escudero
9-0-0 12-0-0

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 (70.3 kgs) | Referee: Dan Miragliotta
#81 Greatest Submission of All Time
#19 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
8-0-0 18-7-0

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 (70.3 kgs) | Referee: Shawn Gregory | Walkout Music: T-Pain - ?
Cancelled Bout Matt Veach UFC 102 2009.08.29
Reason: Veach Injury
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
2:13 Round 1 of 3

Per Eklund
7-0-0 15-3-1

UFC 95: Sanchez vs. Stevenson
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2009.02.21
Odds: +126 (Slight Underdog) | Weigh-In: 154.0 lbs (69.9 kgs) | Referee: Marc Goddard
Win | Submission | Choke

Dustin Akbari

Palace Fighting Championship

2009.01.22
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Eben Kaneshiro

Oregon Regional

2008.09.13
Win | Submission | Choke

Cleber Luciano

Philippines Regional

2007.12.09
Win | Submission | Choke

Talon Hoffman

High Desert Brawl

2007.09.28
Win | Submission | Choke

Mark Daoust

Oregon Regional

2007.06.02
Win | Submission | Armlock

Nassor Lewis

Oregon Regional

2007.04.28
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Gabriel Martinez

Gladiator Challenge

2007.04.14
Amateur Results Opponent Event Date
Loss | Decision | Unanimous

Gray Maynard

SportFight

2006.04.08
Loss | KO/TKO

Jarod Jones

SportFight

2006.03.11
Win | Submission | Choke

Brent Alvarez

Oregon Regional

2006.01.21
Win | Submission | Choke

Beau Hamilton

Oregon Regional

2005.11.12
Loss | Submission

Justin Nelson

Full Contact Fighting Federation

2005.10.22
Win | KO/TKO

Manuel Parks

Full Contact Fighting Federation

2004.10.09
Win | Submission

Loyal Newman

Full Contact Fighting Federation

2004.08.07

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