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Jeremy Stephens

Jeremy "Lil' Heathen" Stephens

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  • Given Name: Jeremy Dean Stephens
  • Pro MMA Record: 28-18-0, 1 NC (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: Lil' Heathen
  • Current Streak: 4 Losses
  • Age: 34 | Date of Birth: 1986.05.26
  • Last Fight: May 09, 2020 in UFC
  • Weight Class: Featherweight | Last Weigh-In: 150.5 lbs
  • Affiliation: Alliance MMA
  • Height: 5'9" (176cm) | Reach: 71.0" (180cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $1,258,900 USD
  • Born: Des Moines, Iowa, United States
  • Fighting out of: San Diego, California
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Jeremy Stephens began fighting as a professional mixed martial artist as a teenager, winning 12 of his first 13 bouts before being invited to join the UFC in 2007. Since joining the UFC, Stephens has emerged as a talented prospect with the potential to one day fight for the belt, winning bouts with Diego Saraiva, Cole Miller, Rafael dos Anjos, and Sam Stout. He has also met with some tough losses along the way.


Though he has been submitted more than once, Stephens has never been knocked out in a professional fight, and has finished the majority of his wins by way of knockout, including a famous uppercut knockout of dos Anjos in 2008, which won the Knockout of the Night award from UFC 91: Couture vs. Lesnar. Stephens throws hard and keeps moving forward, forcing his opponents to think their way around his aggression or else get KO’d.


Stephens would go 4-5 after the Dos Anjos KO with wins that included a Fight of the Night over Sam Stout and a Knockout of the Night over Marcus Davis. Stephens was expected to face Yves Edwards at UFC on FX 5 however living up to his nickname of Lil Heathen he was arrested on the day of the fight. The UFC did all they could to get him released from jail so he could still fight but to no avail. After being knocked out for the first time in his career when he eventually fought Edwards at UFC on Fox 5, Stephens dropped to featherweight and won a unanimous decision over Strikeforce import Estevan Payan. He would follow that with another win this time over Rony Jason in Brazil when he finished him in the very first round with a perfectly thrown head kick that Jason ducked right into.


Stephens would continue his surge winning his 3rd straight fight when he won a Unanimous Decision over Darren Elkins at UFC on Fox 10. Following the contest against Elkins, Stephens would stumble dropping a unanimous decision to Cub Swanson at UFC Fight Night 44. Looking to get back on the winning track, Stephens would be scheduled to face Charles Olivera at the Ultimate Fighter 20 season finale. Stephens would go on to lose a decision having been defending against submissions for a majority of the bout. 

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