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Joe Stevenson

Joe "Daddy" Stevenson

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  • Given Name: Joseph Christopher Stevenson
  • MMA Record: 33-16-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: Daddy
  • Current Streak: 2 Losses
  • Age: 35 | Date of Birth: 1982.06.15
  • Last Fight: February 14, 2017 in TUF
  • Weight Class: Lightweight | Last Weigh-In: 171.0 lbs
  • Affiliation: Joe Stevenson's Cobra Kai
  • Height: 5'7" (171cm) | Reach: 70.0" (178cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $508,000 USD
  • Born: Torrance, California, United States
  • Fighting out of: Victorville, California
  • Head Coach: Greg Jackson
  • Other Coaches: N/A
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Joe Stevenson MMA Fight Record

Record by Year and By Promotion

Pro Results Opponent Event Date
Loss | KO/TKO | Punch
Exhibition Bout
0:18 Round 1 of 2

Us Hayder Hassan
33-16-0 6-3-0

Us The Ultimate Fighter Season 25: Redemption
Main Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2017.02.14
Weigh-In: 171.0 lbs (77.6 kgs) | Referee: Jason Herzog
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
Exhibition Bout
2 Rounds, 10:00 Total

Us Justin Edwards
33-16-0 9-5-0

Us The Ultimate Fighter Season 25: Redemption
Main Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2017.02.08
Weigh-In: 170.0 lbs (77.1 kgs) | Referee: Chris Tognoni
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Br Gabriel Miglioli
32-16-0 9-7-0

Us TFE: Vengeance
Main Event | Vacant Title | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2016.08.26
Win | KO/TKO
1:21 Round 1 of 3

Us Daniel McWilliams
31-16-0 14-34-0

Us CFL 8
Main Event | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2016.07.30
Loss | Decision | Split
5 Rounds, 25:00 Total

Us Dominique Robinson
31-15-0 8-4-2

Us Super Brawl Showdown 1
Main Event | Vacant Title | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2015.01.30
Weigh-In: 154.2 lbs (69.9 kgs)
Loss | Submission | Choke
1:04 Round 2 of 3, 6:04 Total

Us Dakota Cochrane
31-14-0 11-3-0

Us RFA 3: Stevenson vs. Cochrane
Main Event | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2012.06.30
Referee: Mark Powell
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Cu Javier Vazquez
31-13-0 15-5-0

Us UFC on Versus 4: Barry vs. Kongo
Preliminary Card | Featherweight | 145 lbs

2011.06.26
Odds: -180 (Slight Favorite) | Weigh-In: 146.0 lbs (66.2 kgs) | Referee: Keith Peterson
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Danny Castillo
31-12-0 10-3-0

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

2011.03.03
Odds: -135 (Slight Favorite) | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs (70.3 kgs) | Referee: Gary Copeland
Loss | KO/TKO | Punch
1:54 Round 1 of 3

Us Mac Danzig
31-11-0 19-8-1

Ca UFC 124: St. Pierre vs. Koscheck 2
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2010.12.11
Odds: -275 (Moderate Favorite) Upset Defeat | Weigh-In: 155.5 lbs (70.5 kgs) | Referee: Dan Miragliotta
#24 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2010
UFC 124 Knockout of the Night
Cancelled Bout Takanori Gomi UFC on Versus 2 2010.08.01
Reason: Stevenson Knee Injury
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Au George Sotiropoulos
31-10-0 11-2-0

Au UFC 110: Nogueira vs. Velasquez
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2010.02.20
Odds: -251 (Moderate Favorite) Upset Defeat | Disclosed Pay: $50,000 Fight/Night | Weigh-In: 154.0 lbs (69.9 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
#30 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2010
UFC 110 Fight of the Night
Win | KO/TKO | Elbows
4:03 Round 2 of 3, 9:03 Total

Us Spencer Fisher
30-10-0 23-4-0

Us UFC 104: Machida vs Shogun
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2009.10.24
Odds: -258 (Moderate Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $94,000 ($47K Base, $47K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 155.5 lbs (70.5 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean | Walkout Music: The Black Eyed Peas - I Gotta Feeling
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Nate Diaz
29-10-0 10-3-0

Us The Ultimate Fighter 9 Finale
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2009.06.20
Odds: +158 (Slight Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $95,000 ($35K Base, $35K Bonus, $25K Fight/Night) | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs (70.3 kgs) | Referee: Steve Mazzagatti
The Ultimate Fighter 9 Finale Fight of the Night
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Diego Sanchez
29-9-0 19-2-0

Gb UFC 95: Sanchez vs. Stevenson
Main Event | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2009.02.21
Odds: +271 (Moderate Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $40,000 Fight/Night | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs (70.3 kgs) | Referee: Dan Miragliotta
#40 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2009
UFC 95 Fight of the Night
Loss | Submission | Choke
4:03 Round 1 of 3

Us Kenny Florian
29-8-0 10-3-0

Us UFC 91: Couture vs Lesnar
Co-Main Event | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2008.11.15
Odds: +178 (Slight Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $35,000 Base | Weigh-In: 156.0 lbs (70.8 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
Win | Submission | Choke
2:57 Round 2 of 3, 7:57 Total

Br Gleison Tibau
28-8-0 19-4-0

Us UFC 86: Jackson vs. Griffin
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2008.07.05
Odds: -240 (Moderate Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $60,000 ($30K Base, $30K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs (70.3 kgs) | Referee: Steve Mazzagatti
Loss | Submission | Choke
4:02 Round 2 of 5, 9:02 Total

Us BJ Penn
28-7-0 11-4-1

Gb UFC 80: Rapid Fire
Main Event | Vacant Title | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2008.01.19
Odds: +265 (Moderate Underdog) | Weigh-In: 154.0 lbs (69.9 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
#29 Greatest Submission of All Time
#27 Greatest Lightweight MMA Fight of All Time
UFC 80 Submission of the Night
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Kurt Pellegrino
27-7-0 11-2-0

Us UFC 74: Respect
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2007.08.25
Odds: -300 (Moderate Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $32,000 ($16K Base, $16K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs (70.3 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
Win | Submission | Choke
0:27 Round 1 of 3

Us Melvin Guillard
26-7-0 21-5-2

Us UFC Fight Night 9: Stevenson vs Guillard
Main Event | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2007.04.05
Odds: -160 (Slight Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $32,000 ($16K Base, $16K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 153.0 lbs (69.4 kgs) | Referee: Steve Mazzagatti
Win | Submission | Choke
2:07 Round 1 of 3

Jp Dokonjonosuke Mishima
25-7-0 18-4-2

Us UFC 65: Bad Intentions
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2006.11.18
Odds: -315 (Moderate Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $24,000 ($12K Base, $12K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs (70.3 kgs) | Referee: Mario Yamasaki
Win | KO/TKO | Injury
5:00 Round 2 of 3, 10:00 Total

Bs Yves Edwards
24-7-0 31-10-1

Us UFC 61: Bitter Rivals
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2006.07.08
Odds: +160 (Slight Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $24,000 ($12K Base, $12K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs (70.3 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Josh Neer
24-6-0 16-3-1

Us UFC Fight Night 4
Main Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2006.04.06
Odds: -500 (Heavy Favorite) Upset Defeat | Disclosed Pay: $12,000 Base | Weigh-In: 171.0 lbs (77.6 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Luke Cummo
23-6-0 3-2-0

Us The Ultimate Fighter 2 Finale
Main Card | Tournament Finals | 170 lbs

2005.11.05
Disclosed Pay: $10,000 ($5K Base, $5K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 170.0 lbs (77.1 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
Win | Submission | Armlock
Exhibition Bout
4:49 Round 1 of 3

Us Jason Von Flue
23-6-0 10-4-1

Us The Ultimate Fighter Season 2
Main Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2005.07.12
Weigh-In: 170.0 lbs (77.1 kgs) | Referee: Steve Mazzagatti
Win | Submission
Exhibition Bout
4:12 Round 1 of 3

Us Marcus Davis
23-6-0 3-2-0

Us The Ultimate Fighter Season 2
Main Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2005.06.22
Weigh-In: 171.0 lbs (77.6 kgs) | Referee: Steve Mazzagatti
Win | Submission | Choke

Us Joe Camacho

Us King of the Cage

2004.02.20
Win | Submission

Us Cory Cass

Us Gladiator Challenge

2003.12.07
Win | KO/TKO | Knee

Us Thomas Schulte

Us King of the Cage

2003.11.02
Win | KO/TKO

Demitrius Jefford

Us Gladiator Challenge

2003.09.28
Win | KO/TKO | Retired

Kiko Cassela

Us King of the Cage

2003.08.10
Win | Submission | Choke

Us Thomas Denny

Us King of the Cage

2003.05.16
Win | Submission | Armlock

Us Charles Kim

Us Gladiator Challenge

2003.04.13
Win | KO/TKO | Elbows

Casey Balkenbush

Us Gladiator Challenge

2003.02.16
Loss | Decision | Unanimous

Us Romie Aram

Us King of the Cage

2002.10.19
Win | Submission | Strikes

Us Jeremy Jackson

Us King of the Cage

2002.06.22
Win | Submission | Leglock

Us Cruz Chacon

Us Ring of Fire

2002.03.15
Win | Submission | Choke

Jerry Gummo

Us King of the Cage

2002.02.09
Win | Decision

Us Brad Gumm

Us California Regional

2001.11.11
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Gary Aldar

Us Gladiator Challenge

2001.09.09
Loss | Decision

Us Brad Gumm

Us Gladiator Challenge

2001.08.19
Win | Decision | Split

Ryan Painter

Us King of the Cage

2001.08.04
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Us Edwin Dewees

Us Gladiator Challenge

2001.06.17
Loss | Decision | Unanimous

Us Ronald Jhun

Us Hawaii Regional

2001.05.29
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Us Maurice Wilson

Us Gladiator Challenge

2001.04.07
Win | Submission

Us Kai Kamaka

Us Gladiator Challenge

2001.02.18
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Us Erik Meaders

Us King of the Cage

2000.11.29
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Mike Berardi

Us Rage in the Cage

2000.08.30
Win | Submission

Us David Roberts

Us California Regional

2000.05.13
Win | Decision

Us Toby Imada

Us King of the Cage

2000.04.15
Loss | Submission | Choke

Us Maurice Wilson

EFC

2000.02.02
Loss | Submission | Choke

Us Chris Brennan

Us King of the Cage

1999.10.30
Win | Submission | Choke

Us Steve Horton

Us Colorado Regional

1999.06.01
Loss | KO/TKO | Punch

Us Jens Pulver

Us Colorado Regional

1999.06.01
Win | Submission | Choke

Us Joe Camacho

Us California Regional

1999.05.15

Joe Stevenson Wiki Update Wiki

A black belt in both Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Judo, as well as an experienced amateur wrestler, Joe “Daddy” Stevenson showed serious promise when he made his MMA debut in 1999, compiling a 23-6 professional record over the next five years. Stevenson finally caught his big break in 2005, when he participated in and won the welterweight tournament of The Ultimate Fighter 2. Since winning the tournament and dropping to the 155 lb. division, Stevenson has consistently been among the top ten fighters in the UFC lightweight division. He has defeated notables Yves Edwards, Melvin Guillard, Kurt Pellegrino, Gleison Tibau, Nate Diaz, and Spencer Fisher during his run with the promotion, as well as contended for the lightweight title in 2008 in a loss to BJ Penn.


Stevenson is at his best when he relies on his wrestling and submission grappling experience. He has finished almost half of his professional fights by way of submission. Stevenson is so powerful a grappler that he is able to finish chokes on opponents even when they are not locked in perfectly, simply as a result of his crushing strength. Stevenson has also made strides in his boxing game in recent years.


The Ultimate Fighter 2

Episode 4 Stevenson def. Marcus Davis by Submission (Elbows) at 4:10 of Round 1

Episode 12 Stevenson def. Jason Von Flue by Submission (Armbar) at 4:46 of Round 1

TUF 2 Finale Stevenson def. Luke Cummo by Unanimous Decision

Last updated 02.17.2014, 12:29 PM ET
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