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Kendall Grove

Kendall "Da Spyder" Grove

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  • Given Name: Kendall Kekoa Grove
  • MMA Record: 23-17-0, 1 NC (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: Da Spyder
  • Current Streak: 2 Losses
  • Age: 35 | Date of Birth: 1982.11.12
  • Last Fight: July 14, 2017 in BFC
  • Weight Class: Middleweight | Last Weigh-In: 185.7 lbs
  • Affiliation: Straight Rootless Jiu Jitsu
  • Height: 6'6" (199cm) | Reach: 79.0" (201cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $350,000 USD
  • Born: Wailuku, Maui, Hawaii, United States
  • Fighter Pages: Sherdog  |  Wikipedia  |  The UG  |  UFC.com
  • Fighting out of: Maui, Hawaii
  • Personal Pages: Twitter  |  Facebook  |  Official Site

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Kendall Grove MMA Fight Record

Record by Year and By Promotion

Pro Results Opponent Event Date
Confirmed Upcoming Bout

Us AJ Matthews
23-17-0 8-7-0

Us Bellator 193: Larkin vs. Gonzalez
Main Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2018.01.26
Loss | Submission | Choke
4:37 Round 1 of 3

Us John Salter
23-16-0 13-3-0

Us Bellator 181: Campos vs. Girtz 3
Co-Main Event | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2017.07.14
Odds: +180 (Slight Underdog) | Weigh-In: 185.7 lbs (84.2 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
Cancelled Bout Mike Rhodes Bellator 174 2017.03.03
Reason: Rhodes Missed Weight
Cancelled Bout Chris Honeycutt Bellator 174 2017.03.03
Reason: Honeycutt Injury
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
1:43 Round 2 of 3, 6:43 Total

Ru Alexander Shlemenko
23-15-0 53-9-0

Us Bellator 162: Shlemenko vs. Grove
Main Event | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2016.10.21
Odds: +210 (Moderate Underdog) | Weigh-In: 185.6 lbs (84.2 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
Cancelled Bout Michał Materla KSW 35 2016.05.27
Reason: Breach of Contract
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
0:35 Round 2 of 3, 5:35 Total

Br Francisco France
22-15-0 13-3-1

Us Bellator 150: Kongo vs. Queiroz
Main Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2016.02.26
Odds: -150 (Slight Favorite) | Weigh-In: 186.0 lbs (84.4 kgs) | Referee: Rob Hinds
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
2:27 Round 3 of 3, 12:27 Total

Us Joey Beltran
21-15-0 16-11-0

Us Bellator 143: Warren vs. Davis
Co-Main Event | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2015.09.25
Odds: -145 (Slight Favorite) | Weigh-In: 185.5 lbs (84.1 kgs) | Referee: Kerry Hatley
Loss | KO/TKO
2:25 Round 4 of 5, 17:25 Total

Us Brandon Halsey
21-14-0 8-0-0

Us Bellator 137: Halsey vs. Grove
Main Event | Title Challenge | Catchweight | 188

2015.05.15
Odds: +500 (Heavy Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $16,000 Base | Weigh-In: 184.9 lbs (83.9 kgs) | Referee: Mike Beltran
Win | Submission | Choke
4:14 Round 2 of 3, 9:14 Total

Rc Christian M'Pumbu
20-14-0 18-6-1

Us Bellator 127: Straus vs. Wilcox
Main Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2014.10.03
Odds: +135 (Slight Underdog) | Weigh-In: 186.0 lbs (84.4 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
3:33 Round 2 of 3, 8:33 Total

Us Brett Cooper
20-13-0 19-9-0

Us Bellator 114: Shlemenko vs. Ward
Main Card | Tournament Semifinal | 185 lbs

2014.03.28
Odds: +150 (Slight Underdog) | Weigh-In: 185.0 lbs (83.9 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Joe Vedepo
19-13-0 13-8-0

Us Bellator 104: Hawn vs. Weedman 2
Main Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2013.10.18
Odds: -260 (Moderate Favorite) | Weigh-In: 185.7 lbs (84.2 kgs) | Referee: Rob Hinds
Win | KO/TKO
4:53 Round 1 of 3

En Danny Mitchell
18-13-0 12-3-1

Us GWC 1: USA vs. U.K.
Main Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2013.06.29
Weigh-In: 190.9 lbs (86.6 kgs) | Referee: Paul Wilkes
Cancelled Bout Valentino Petrescu GWC 1 2013.06.29
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
4 Rounds, 20:00 Total

Pl Michał Materla
18-12-0 18-3-0

Pl KSW 23: Khalidov vs. Manhoef
Main Card | Title Challenge | Middleweight | 185

2013.06.08
Odds: +230 (Moderate Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $1,000 Fight/Night | Weigh-In: 185.0 lbs (83.9 kgs) | Referee: Tomasz Bronder | Walkout Music: Kanye West - Clique
KSW 23 Fight of the Night
Loss | Decision | Unanimous

Us Jesse Taylor

Au K-OZ Entertainment

2013.02.23
Loss | Submission | Leglock
3:36 Round 2 of 3, 8:36 Total

Pl Mamed Khalidov
18-10-0 25-4-2

Pl KSW 21: Final Resolution
Main Event | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2012.12.01
Weigh-In: 187.0 lbs (84.8 kgs) | Referee: Tomasz Bronder
KSW 21 Submission of the Night
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Us Chris Cisneros

Us Just Scrap

2012.11.10
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
4:45 Round 2 of 3, 9:45 Total

Cu Ariel Gandulla
16-10-0 8-6-0

Ca AFC 13: Natural Selection
Co-Main Event | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2012.11.03
Weigh-In: 185.0 lbs (83.9 kgs)
Win | Submission | Choke

Us Joe Cronin

Us Just Scrap

2012.09.08
Win | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Derek Brunson
14-10-0 9-0-0

Us ShoFight 20
Co-Main Event | Vacant Title | Middleweight | 190

2012.06.16
Weigh-In: 189.1 lbs (85.8 kgs)
Cancelled Bout Terry Martin ShoFight 20 2012.06.16
Reason: Martin Not Cleared
Loss | Submission | Choke
1:52 Round 2 of 3, 6:52 Total

Br Jay Silva
14-9-0 7-5-0

Us Superior Cage Combat 4: Grove vs. Silva
Main Event | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2012.02.16
Disclosed Pay: $10,000 Base | Weigh-In: 185.0 lbs (83.9 kgs) | Referee: Steve Mazzagatti
#46 Best MMA Submission of the Year 2012
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Jp Ikuhisa Minowa
13-9-0 53-32-8

Us ProElite 3: Da' Spyder vs. Minowaman
Main Event | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2012.01.21
Odds: -420 (Heavy Favorite) | Weigh-In: 185.0 lbs (83.9 kgs) | Referee: Yuji Shimada
Win | Submission | Choke
0:59 Round 1 of 3

Us Joe Riggs
12-9-0 34-13-0

Us ProElite 1: Arlovski vs Lopez
Main Event | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2011.08.28
Odds: -240 (Moderate Favorite) | Weigh-In: 184.8 lbs (83.8 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Tim Boetsch
12-8-0 12-4-0

Us UFC 130: Rampage vs Hamill
Preliminary Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2011.05.28
Odds: -140 (Slight Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $28,000 Base | Weigh-In: 185.0 lbs (83.9 kgs) | Referee: Steve Mazzagatti
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Br Demian Maia
12-7-0 13-2-0

Us The Ultimate Fighter 12 Finale
Main Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2010.12.04
Odds: +260 (Moderate Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $28,000 Base | Weigh-In: 186.0 lbs (84.4 kgs) | Referee: Josh Rosenthal
Win | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Hr Goran Reljić
11-7-0 8-1-0

Us UFC 116: Lesnar vs Carwin
Preliminary Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2010.07.03
Odds: +120 (Near Even) | Disclosed Pay: $50,000 ($25K Base, $25K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 184.0 lbs (83.5 kgs) | Referee: Mario Yamasaki
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
2:50 Round 2 of 3, 7:50 Total

Us Mark Muñoz
11-6-0 7-1-0

Ae UFC 112: Invincible
Main Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2010.04.10
Odds: +150 (Slight Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $75,000 Fight/Night | Weigh-In: 185.0 lbs (83.9 kgs) | Referee: Marc Goddard | Walkout Music: Chamillionaire - Good Morning
#28 Greatest Middleweight MMA Fight of All Time
#32 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2010
UFC 112 Fight of the Night
Win | Submission | Choke
3:59 Round 1 of 3

Us Jake Rosholt
10-6-0 6-1-0

Us UFC 106: Ortiz vs Griffin 2
Preliminary Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2009.11.21
Odds: +156 (Slight Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $44,000 ($22K Base, $22K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 186.0 lbs (84.4 kgs) | Referee: Mario Yamasaki
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Ricardo Almeida
10-5-0 10-3-0

Us UFC 101: Declaration
Main Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2009.08.08
Odds: +137 (Slight Underdog) | Weigh-In: 185.5 lbs (84.1 kgs) | Referee: Mario Yamasaki
Win | KO/TKO | Strikes
1:32 Round 1 of 3

Ca Jason Day
9-5-0 18-8-0

Us UFC 96: Jackson vs. Jardine
Preliminary Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2009.03.07
Odds: -196 (Moderate Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $44,000 ($22K Base, $22K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 185.0 lbs (83.9 kgs) | Referee: Rick Fike
Win | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Evan Tanner
8-5-0 32-7-0

Us The Ultimate Fighter 7 Finale
Main Event | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2008.06.21
Odds: +133 (Slight Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $32,000 ($16K Base, $16K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 186.0 lbs (84.4 kgs) | Referee: Steve Mazzagatti
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
1:20 Round 1 of 3

Us Jorge Rivera
8-4-0 15-6-0

Gb UFC 80: Rapid Fire
Main Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2008.01.19
Odds: -368 (Moderate Favorite) Upset Defeat | Weigh-In: 186.0 lbs (84.4 kgs) | Referee: Dan Miragliotta
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
4:45 Round 1 of 3

Ca Patrick Cote
8-3-0 10-4-0

Us UFC 74: Respect
Main Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2007.08.25
Odds: -288 (Moderate Favorite) Upset Defeat | Disclosed Pay: $12,000 Base | Weigh-In: 184.0 lbs (83.5 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
UFC 74 Knockout of the Night
Win | Submission | Choke
4:42 Round 2 of 3, 9:42 Total

Us Alan Belcher
7-3-0 10-3-0

Us UFC 69: Shootout
Main Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2007.04.07
Odds: -165 (Slight Favorite) | Weigh-In: 185.5 lbs (84.1 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
Win | Submission | Elbows
3:59 Round 1 of 3

Us Chris Price
6-3-0 9-0-0

Us UFC The Final Chapter: Ortiz vs Shamrock 3
Main Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2006.10.10
Odds: -520 (Heavy Favorite) | Weigh-In: 184.5 lbs (83.7 kgs) | Referee: Troy Waugh
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Ed Herman
5-3-0 12-3-0

Us The Ultimate Fighter 3 Finale
Main Card | Tournament Finals | 185 lbs

2006.06.24
Odds: +155 (Slight Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $10,000 ($5K Base, $5K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 184.5 lbs (83.7 kgs) | Referee: Steve Mazzagatti
Win | KO/TKO
Exhibition Bout
0:34 Round 3 of 3, 10:34 Total

Ca Kalib Starnes
5-3-0 6-0-1

Us The Ultimate Fighter Season 3
Main Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2006.02.21
Weigh-In: 186.0 lbs (84.4 kgs) | Referee: Steve Mazzagatti
Win | Submission | Choke
Exhibition Bout
3:47 Round 1 of 2

Gb Ross Pointon
5-3-0 4-6-0

Us The Ultimate Fighter Season 3
Main Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2006.01.30
Weigh-In: 185.0 lbs (83.9 kgs) | Referee: Steve Mazzagatti
Win | Submission | Choke

Us Jay Carter

Us Rumble on the Rock

2005.10.07
Loss | KO/TKO | Punch

Us Hector Ramirez

Us King of the Cage

2005.05.07
Win | Submission | Choke

Matt Gidney

Mx Total Combat

2005.04.02
Loss | Submission | Choke

Us Savant Young

Us Hawaii Regional

2005.03.19
Win | KO/TKO

Matt Hendricks

Mx Total Combat

2005.01.29
No Contest

Ricky Gunz

Mx Total Combat

2004.10.24
Loss | KO/TKO | Elbows

Us Joe Riggs

Us Rumble on the Rock

2004.05.07
Win | Submission | Choke

Kaipo Kalama

Us Icon Sport

2004.03.28
Win | Submission | Choke

Tripstin Kersiano

Us Hawaii Regional

2003.07.27

Kendall Grove Wiki Update Wiki

Native Hawaiian Kendall “Da Sypder” Grove found his entrance into mixed martial arts as a high school wrestler in Baldwin High School in his hometown of Wailuku, Hawaii, and from there transitioned to fighting in Rumble on the Rock and similar local promotions. Grove found his mature MMA identity during the course of Season 3 of the UFC’s long-running reality series, The Ultimate Fighter, where he met “The Huntington Beach Bad Boy,” Tito Ortiz. Ortiz and Grove established a bond, and Grove credited Ortiz with instilling in him the discipline and high level work ethic that propelled him to future success in the UFC promotion.


It is fair to say, however, that “Da Spyder” was underestimated by most during the course of his Ultimate Figher run and, perhaps owing in part to his lanky frame, when Kendall entered the Ultimate Fighter 3 Finale against Ed Herman in June of 2006 most still viewed him as an upstart and underdog. Grove beat Herman to take the TUF 3 crown, and went on to notable success in the UFC, including wins against Alan “The Talent” Belcher, the late Evan Tanner, and Jake Rosholt.


Grove’s potent MMA game revolves around his extremely slick Jiu-Jitsu, his endless gas tank, and his excellent use of a thin but deceptively powerful 6’6” frame. Grove also sports excellent takedown defense, an essential trait as he has been forced to face a squadron of powerful wrestlers in his most recent few years in the UFC.


The Ultimate Fighter 3

Episode 3 Grove def. Ross Pointon by Rear Naked Choke at 3:45 of Round 1

Episode 10 Grove def. Kalib Starnes by Submission (Rib Injury) at 0:30 of Round 3

TUF 3 Finale Grove def. Ed Herman by Unanimous Decision


Last updated 02.18.2014, 5:10 PM ET
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