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Ben Saunders

Ben "Killa B" Saunders

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  • Given Name: Benjamin Saunders
  • MMA Record: 21-9-2 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: Killa B
  • Current Streak: 2 Losses
  • Age: 35 | Date of Birth: 1983.04.13
  • Last Fight: February 24, 2018 in UFC
  • Weight Class: Welterweight | Last Weigh-In: 171.0 lbs
  • Affiliation: American Top Team
  • Height: 6'3" (190cm) | Reach: 77.5" (197cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $281,000 USD
  • Born: Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
  • Fighting out of: Orlando, Florida
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Ben Saunders MMA Fight Record

Record by Year and By Promotion

Pro Results Opponent Event Date
Confirmed Upcoming Bout

Us Jake Ellenberger
21-9-2 31-13-0

Us UFC Fight Night 131: Rivera vs. Moraes
Main Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2018.06.01
Loss | KO/TKO | Punch
2:38 Round 2 of 3, 7:38 Total

Us Alan Jouban
21-8-2 15-6-0

Us UFC on FOX 28: Emmett vs. Stephens
Preliminary Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2018.02.24
Odds: +220 (Moderate Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $73,000 ($23K Base, $50K Fight/Night) | Weigh-In: 171.0 lbs (77.6 kgs)
#16 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2018
#14 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2018
UFC on FOX 28 Fight of the Night
Loss | KO/TKO | Strikes
2:29 Round 2 of 3, 7:29 Total

De Peter Sobotta
21-7-2 16-5-1

Se UFC Fight Night 109: Gustafsson vs. Teixeira
Main Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2017.05.28
Odds: +105 (Near Even) | Weigh-In: 168.0 lbs (76.2 kgs) | Referee: Neil Hall
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Court McGee
20-7-2 18-5-0

Us UFC Fight Night 103: Rodriguez vs. Penn
Main Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2017.01.15
Odds: +110 (Near Even) | Disclosed Pay: $40,000 ($20K Base, $20K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 170.0 lbs (77.1 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
Win | Submission | Armlock
0:17 Round 1 of 3

Us Jacob Volkmann
19-7-2 19-6-0

Us Fight Night At The Island
Main Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2016.09.09
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
1:14 Round 2 of 3, 6:14 Total

Ca Patrick Cote
19-6-2 22-9-0

Us UFC Fight Night 81: Dillashaw vs. Cruz
Preliminary Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2016.01.17
Odds: -150 (Slight Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $18,000 Base | Weigh-In: 170.0 lbs (77.1 kgs) | Referee: Steve Rita
Win | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Kenny Robertson
18-6-2 15-3-0

Us UFC on FOX 16: Dillashaw vs. Barao 2
Preliminary Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2015.07.25
Odds: +115 (Near Even) | Weigh-In: 170.5 lbs (77.3 kgs) | Referee: Otto Torriero
Cancelled Bout Erick Silva UFC UFN 62 2015.03.21
Reason: Saunders Injury
Win | Submission | Injury
0:57 Round 1 of 3

Us Joe Riggs
17-6-2 40-14-0

Us UFC on FOX 13: Dos Santos vs. Miocic
Preliminary Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2014.12.13
Odds: -275 (Moderate Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $28,000 ($14K Base, $14K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 170.0 lbs (77.1 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy | Walkout Music: Ludacris feat. Young Jeezy - Grew Up a Screw Up
Win | Submission
2:18 Round 1 of 3

Us Chris Heatherly
16-6-2 8-1-0

Us UFC Fight Night 49: Henderson vs. dos Anjos
Preliminary Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2014.08.23
Odds: -400 (Heavy Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $74,000 ($12K Base, $12K Bonus, $50K Perf/Night) | Weigh-In: 170.0 lbs (77.1 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
#79 Greatest Submission of All Time
#6 Best MMA Submission of the Year 2014
UFC Fight Night 49 Performance of the Night
Cancelled Bout Jose Landi-Jons Titan FC 29 2014.08.22
Reason: Saunders to UFC
Cancelled Bout Matt Riddle Titan FC 29 2014.08.22
Reason: Riddle Injury
Loss | KO/TKO | Kick
4:33 Round 2 of 3, 9:33 Total

Br Douglas Lima
16-5-2 24-5-0

Us Bellator 100: Lima vs. Saunders 2
Main Event | Tournament Finals | 170 lbs

2013.09.20
Odds: +300 (Moderate Underdog) | Weigh-In: 169.4 lbs (76.8 kgs) | Referee: Jason Herzog
#46 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2013
Cancelled Bout Douglas Lima Bellator 97 2013.07.31
Reason: Lima Rib Injury
Win | KO/TKO | Kick
2:56 Round 1 of 3

Us Raul Amaya
15-5-2 11-1-0

Us Bellator 90
Preliminary Card | Tournament Semifinal | 170 lbs

2013.02.21
Odds: -450 (Heavy Favorite) | Weigh-In: 170.3 lbs (77.2 kgs) | Referee: Jason Herzog
#32 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2013
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Tg Koffi Adzitso
14-5-2 18-9-0

Us Bellator 86
Main Card | Tournament Quarterfinal | 170 lbs

2013.01.24
Odds: -400 (Heavy Favorite) | Weigh-In: 169.8 lbs (77.0 kgs) | Referee: Kerry Hatley
Win | KO/TKO | Strikes
0:22 Round 1 of 3

Us Brian Warren
13-5-2 18-15-1

Us Bellator 72: 2012 Summer Series 2
Preliminary Card | Catchweight | 178 lbs

2012.07.20
Weigh-In: 177.0 lbs (80.3 kgs) | Referee: Troy Waugh
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Bryan Baker
13-4-2 17-3-0

Ca Bellator 67
Main Card | Tournament Semifinal | 170 lbs

2012.05.04
Odds: -170 (Slight Favorite) | Weigh-In: 171.0 lbs (77.6 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Raul Amaya
12-4-2 9-0-0

Us Bellator 63
Main Card | Tournament Quarterfinal | 170 lbs

2012.03.30
Odds: -550 (Heavy Favorite) | Weigh-In: 170.0 lbs (77.1 kgs) | Referee: Todd Anderson
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
1:21 Round 2 of 3, 6:21 Total

Br Douglas Lima
12-3-2 20-4-0

Ca Bellator 57
Main Event | Tournament Finals | 170 lbs

2011.11.12
Odds: -115 (Near Even) | Weigh-In: 170.4 lbs (77.3 kgs) | Referee: Yves Lavigne
Win | Submission | Armlock
1:45 Round 3 of 3, 11:45 Total

Br Luis Santos
11-3-2 54-7-1

Us Bellator 53
Main Event | Tournament Semifinal | 170 lbs

2011.10.08
Odds: -140 (Slight Favorite) | Weigh-In: 170.5 lbs (77.3 kgs) | Referee: Jason Herzog
Win | KO/TKO | Strikes
0:29 Round 3 of 3, 10:29 Total

Us Chris Cisneros
10-3-2 13-3-0

Us Bellator 49
Main Card | Tournament Quarterfinal | 170 lbs

2011.09.10
Odds: -550 (Heavy Favorite) | Weigh-In: 171.0 lbs (77.6 kgs) | Referee: Keith Peterson
Cancelled Bout Rick Hawn Bellator 49 2011.09.10
Reason: Hawn Knee Injury
Win | KO/TKO | Injury
1:24 Round 3 of 3, 11:24 Total

Us Matt Lee
9-3-2 13-9-1

Us Bellator 39
Main Card | Catchweight | 175 lbs

2011.04.02
Odds: -590 (Heavy Favorite) | Weigh-In: 174.5 lbs (79.2 kgs) | Referee: Kevin MacDonald
Win | Submission | Strikes

Us Elijah Harshbarger

Us World Extreme Fighting

2010.11.06
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Dennis Hallman
8-2-2 48-13-2

Us UFC 117: Silva vs Sonnen
Preliminary Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2010.08.07
Odds: -290 (Moderate Favorite) Upset Defeat | Disclosed Pay: $12,000 Base | Weigh-In: 171.0 lbs (77.6 kgs) | Referee: Marcos Rosales | Walkout Music: Ludacris feat. Young Jeezy - Grew Up a Screw Up
Cancelled Bout Jake Ellenberger UFC 111 2010.03.27
Reason: Saunders Moved to Main Card
Cancelled Bout Martin Kampmann UFC 111 2010.03.27
Reason: Kampmann Withdrew (cut)
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Jon Fitch
8-1-2 21-3-0

Us UFC 111: St-Pierre vs Hardy
Main Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2010.03.27
Odds: +280 (Moderate Underdog) | Weigh-In: 169.0 lbs (76.7 kgs) | Referee: Dan Miragliotta | Walkout Music: The Game feat. Lil Wayne - My Life
Win | KO/TKO | Knees
3:24 Round 1 of 3

Us Marcus Davis
7-1-2 16-5-0

Us UFC 106: Ortiz vs Griffin 2
Preliminary Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2009.11.21
Odds: +210 (Moderate Underdog) Upset Victory | Disclosed Pay: $20,000 ($10K Base, $10K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 170.0 lbs (77.1 kgs) | Referee: Josh Rosenthal
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
3:47 Round 2 of 3, 8:47 Total

Us Mike Swick
7-0-2 13-2-0

De UFC 99: The Comeback
Main Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2009.06.13
Odds: +178 (Slight Underdog) | Weigh-In: 169.0 lbs (76.7 kgs) | Referee: Leon Roberts | Walkout Music: Ludacris feat. Young Jeezy - Grew Up a Screw Up
UFC 99 Knockout of the Night
Cancelled Bout Ryan Madigan UFC 96 2009.03.07
Reason: Saunders Shattered Toe
Cancelled Bout Dustin Hazelett UFC 96 2009.03.07
Reason: Hazelett Injury
Win | KO/TKO | Knees
1:49 Round 1 of 3

Us Brandon Wolff
6-0-2 7-2-0

Us UFC Fight Night 16: Fight for the Troops
Preliminary Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2008.12.10
Odds: -351 (Moderate Favorite) | Weigh-In: 170.0 lbs (77.1 kgs) | Referee: Al Coley
Win | Submission | Armlock
2:28 Round 2 of 3, 7:28 Total

Us Ryan Thomas
5-0-2 9-1-0

Us UFC 87: Seek and Destroy
Preliminary Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2008.08.09
Odds: -251 (Moderate Favorite) | Weigh-In: 170.0 lbs (77.1 kgs) | Referee: Darryl Guthmiller
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Daniel Barrera
4-0-2 0-0-0

Us The Ultimate Fighter 6 Finale
Main Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2007.12.08
Odds: -231 (Moderate Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $16,000 ($8K Base, $8K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 169.0 lbs (76.7 kgs) | Referee: Yves Lavigne
Loss | Decision | Majority
Exhibition Bout
2 Rounds, 7:00 Total

Us Thomas Speer
4-0-2 11-1-0

Us The Ultimate Fighter Season 6: Team Hughes vs. Team Serra
Main Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2007.07.09
Weigh-In: 170.0 lbs (77.1 kgs) | Referee: Steve Mazzagatti
Win | Decision | Majority
Exhibition Bout
2 Rounds, 10:00 Total

Us Daniel Barrera
4-0-2 0-0-0

Us The Ultimate Fighter Season 6: Team Hughes vs. Team Serra
Main Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2007.06.26
Weigh-In: 170.0 lbs (77.1 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
Win | Submission | Armlock

Us Charles Blanchard

Us Florida Regional

2007.02.17
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Us Kenny Stevens

Us Florida Regional

2006.07.15
Win | KO/TKO

Us Rick Delvecchio

Us Absolute Fighting Championship

2006.02.18
Win | Submission | Choke

Us Reggie Peña

Us Absolute Fighting Championship

2005.12.10
Draw

Ar Diego Lionel Visotzky

Us Absolute Fighting Championship

2005.04.30
Draw

Us Crafton Wallace

Us Absolute Fighting Championship

2004.05.01

Ben Saunders Wiki Update Wiki

After gaining a reputation for smiling through the majority of his fights on the sixth season of The Ultimate Fighter reality show, it was clear that Ben Saunders was a unique welterweight fighter. Saunders failed to make it to the Finals in the tournament, but after defeating a fellow cast member in the live Finale he quickly found his range in the welterweight division. The unusually tall and powerful Saunders dispatched Ryan Thomas, Brandon Wolff, and Marcus Davis over the course of his next four fights, finishing the latter two with devastating knees from the Thai clinch, a la Anderson Silva.


Saunders fell on rough times however losing back to back fights to perennial contender Jon Fitch and veteran Dennis Hallman which led to him being released by the UFC. He would soon sign on to fight in Bellator.


Saunders has found success in the Bellator cage having reached the finals of the season 5 welterweight tourney and the semifinals of the season 6 tournament. He has an overall record of 5-2 in the promotion.


Saunders faced off against Koffi Adzitso in the season 8 welterweight tourney quarterfinals at Bellator 86. He would cruise his way to a 30-27 Unanimous Decision victory in the opening round. He would face off against Raul Amaya for the second time and instead of winning a decision this time he would finish Amaya with an impressive head kick knockout in the first round. He would then have a rematch with Douglas Lima as the main event of Bellator 100 but would lose to him a second time by TKO.


Following that loss however Saunders would get a second shot at the UFC and would return in impressive fashion finishing Chris Heatherly with an omoplata to earn a Performance of the Night bonus. He would pick up his second win in a row when he faced Joe Riggs who injured his next when he took Saunders down.


The Ultimate Fighter 6

Episode 6 Saunders def. Dan Barrera by Majority Decision

Episode 11 Tom Speer def. Saunders by Unanimous Decision

Last updated 12.31.2014, 8:57 AM ET
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