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Shane Roller

Shane Roller

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  • Given Name: Shane Derrick Roller
  • Professional MMA Record: 11-7-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname:
  • Current Streak: 1 Loss
  • Age: 35 | Date of Birth: 1979.07.14
  • Last Fight: October 05, 2012 in UFC
  • Weight Class: Lightweight | Last Weigh-In: 156.0 lbs
  • Affiliation: Team Takedown
  • Height: 5'10" (178cm) | Reach: 72.0" (183cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $223,200 USD
  • Born: Bixby, Oklahoma, United States
  • Fighter Pages: Sherdog  |  Wikipedia  |  The UG  |  UFC.com
  • Fighting out of: Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Personal Pages: Twitter  |  Facebook
  • College: Oklahoma State University
  • Foundation Style: N/A

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A lightweight who trains at Team Takedown with the likes of welterweight contender Johny Hendricks, Shane Roller is a former D1 wrestler who also possesses a submission game, winning six of his 11 victories by some form of choke. Roller signed with the WEC after compiling a 3-1 record in regional promotions, and would defeat his first two opponents with first round guillotine chokes. He would then take on eventual WEC champ and current UFC lightweight kingpin Benson Henderson, where he would lose for the first time in the WEC, by first round TKO. He would then win three straight, including submission wins over Danny Castillo and Anthony Njokuani. Roller would then take part in a fight to determine the next title challenger at 155, facing off with Anthony Pettis. After a back and forth fight, Roller would tire, and Pettis would finish in the second round with a triangle choke. After choking out Jamie Varner, Roller would enter the UFC on a high note.

Roller shocked many in his UFC debut against Thiago Tavares. The fight would make the Versus broadcast, despite the fact that the fight was a preliminary feature. Throughout the fight, Tavares seemed to be picking the former Oklahoma State wrestler apart on the feet, and stuffing all of his takedowns. Color commentator Joe Rogan was even commenting that Roller's striking needed work, and looked awkward. Out of nowhere, Roller landed a big straight right, flooring Tavares, and knocking the Brazilian unconscious. It was the first time Roller knocked out an opponent under the Zuffa banner.

Roller would not be as lucky in his next three fights, getting brutally knocked out by striking specialist Melvin Guillard, losing by submission to up and comer TJ Grant, and losing a decision to TUF 12 finalist Michael Johnson. However, Roller would bounce back against John Alessio, winning a decision, thus ending his three fight skid. He would however lose in his next match by first round submission to Jacob Volkmann. Following the loss Roller announced via twitter that he would be hanging up the gloves for good.


Last updated 10.08.2012, 3:56 PM ET
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Record by Year and By Promotion

Pro Results Opponent Event Date
Loss | Submission | Choke
2:38 Round 1 of 3

Jacob Volkmann
Ref: Herb Dean

UFC on FX 5: Browne vs. Silva
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2012.10.05
Odds: +155 Slight Underdog | Disclosed Pay: $25,000 Base | Weigh-In: 156.0 lbs
Cancelled Bout Jacob Volkmann UFC 151 2012.09.01
Reason: Event Cancelled
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

John Alessio
Ref: Josh Rosenthal

UFC 148: Silva vs. Sonnen 2
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2012.07.07
Odds: -165 Slight Favorite | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Michael Johnson
Ref: Herb Dean

UFC on FOX 2: Evans vs. Davis
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2012.01.28
Odds: -250 Moderate Favorite Upset Defeat | Weigh-In: 156.0 lbs
Loss | Submission | Armlock
2:12 Round 3 of 3, 12:12 Total

TJ Grant
Ref: Fernando Yamasaki

UFC on Versus 6: Cruz vs. Johnson
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2011.10.01
Odds: -185 Slight Favorite | Weigh-In: 156.0 lbs
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
2:12 Round 1 of 3

Melvin Guillard
Ref: Josh Rosenthal

UFC 132: Cruz vs Faber II
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2011.07.02
Odds: +245 Moderate Underdog | Disclosed Pay: $21,000 Base | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs
#27 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2011
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
1:28 Round 2 of 3, 6:28 Total

Thiago Tavares
Ref: Mario Yamasaki

UFC on Versus 3: Sanchez vs Kampmann
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2011.03.03
Odds: -130 Slight Favorite | Disclosed Pay: $40,000 KO/Night | Weigh-In: 156.0 lbs
#29 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2011
UFC on Versus 3 Knockout of the Night
Win | Submission | Choke
3:55 Round 1 of 3

Jamie Varner
Ref: Herb Dean

WEC 53: Henderson vs. Pettis
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2010.12.16
Odds: +155 Slight Underdog | Disclosed Pay: $10,000 Sub/Night | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs
WEC 53 Submission of the Night
Loss | Submission | Choke
4:51 Round 3 of 3, 14:51 Total

Anthony Pettis
Ref: Herb Dean

WEC 50: Cruz vs. Benavidez
Co-Main Event | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2010.08.18
Odds: -220 Moderate Favorite Upset Defeat | Disclosed Pay: $16,000 Base | Weigh-In: 156.0 lbs
#18 Best MMA Submission of the Year 2010
WEC 50 Submission of the Night
Win | Submission | Choke
3:07 Round 1 of 3

Anthony Njokuani
Ref: Josh Rosenthal

WEC 48: Aldo vs Faber
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2010.04.24
Odds: -101 Near Even | Disclosed Pay: $28,000 ($14K Base, $14K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 155.5 lbs
Win | Submission | Choke
3:32 Round 3 of 3, 13:32 Total

Danny Castillo
Ref: Herb Dean

WEC 44: Brown vs. Aldo
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2009.11.18
Odds: +118 Near Even | Disclosed Pay: $34,000 ($12K Base, $12K Bonus, $10K Sub/Night) | Weigh-In: 156.0 lbs
WEC 44 Submission of the Night
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Marcus Hicks
Ref: Josh Rosenthal

WEC 42: Torres vs. Bowles
Preliminary Card | Catchweight | 159 lbs

2009.08.09
Odds: -155 Slight Favorite | Disclosed Pay: $21,200 ($11,200 Base, $10K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 156.0 lbs
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
1:41 Round 1 of 3

Benson Henderson
Ref: Scott Fisher

WEC 40: Torres vs. Mizugaki
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2009.04.05
Odds: -198 Moderate Favorite Upset Defeat | Weigh-In: 156.0 lbs
Win | Submission | Choke
1:01 Round 1 of 3

Mike Budnik
Ref: Yves Lavigne

WEC 37: Torres vs Tapia
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2008.12.03
Odds: -282 Moderate Favorite | Disclosed Pay: $16,000 ($8K Base, $8K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 156.0 lbs
Win | Submission | Choke
3:00 Round 1 of 3

Todd Moore
Ref: Josh Rosenthal

WEC 35: Condit vs Miura
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2008.08.03
Odds: -110 Near Even | Disclosed Pay: $12,000 ($6K Base, $6K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Yoshihiro Kitaoka

Xtreme Fighting League

2008.03.15
Win | Submission | Choke

Erick Fernandez

C3 Fights

2008.01.19
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Ryan Winthers

HRP

2007.11.16
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches

Jake Pruitt

MOTC 16

2007.09.28

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