Pro Record: 34-4-1 (Win-Loss-Draw)
Team: Minnesota Martial Arts Academy
Age: 41
Sex: Male
Height: 5 Feet. 6 Inch(es).
Weight: 168 lbs.
Out of: Oak Grove, MN
Born: St. Francis, MN
Sean Sherk is an American mixed martial artist, who has fought in both the UFC and PRIDE FC. Sherk won the UFC Lightweight Champion in October 2006 against Kenny Florian via unanimous decision. Sherk has a background in wrestling, and, after joining the Minnesota Martial Arts Academy, he began to practice boxing, shoot wrestling, and Muay Thai.
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Sean Sherk's Professional Record

Date Result Opponent Event Method Round Time
09/25/2010 Win Evan Dunham UFC 119: Mir vs. Cro Cop Decision Split Decision 5
05/23/2009 Loss Frankie Edgar UFC 98: Evans vs Machida Decision Unanimous Decision 3
10/25/2008 Win Tyson Griffin UFC 90: Silva vs. Cote Decision Unanimous Decision 3
05/24/2008 Loss BJ Penn UFC 84: Ill Will TKO/RSC Didn't Answer the Bell for Round 3 5:00 Title Fight
NSF 07/07/2007 Win Hermes Franca UFC 73 Decision Unanimous Decision 5 Title Fight
10/14/2006 Win Kenny Florian UFC 64: Unstoppable Decision Unanimous Decision 5 Title Fight
04/15/2006 Win Nick Diaz UFC 59: Reality Check Decision Unanimous Decision 5
11/19/2005 Loss Georges St-Pierre UFC 56: Full Force TKO/RSC Referee Stoppage from Strikes 2 2:53
NSF 09/16/2005 Win Joel Blanton Guilty Boxing: Pride and Glory Submission Rear Naked Choke 1
NSF 11/12/2004 Win Lee King Extreme Challenge 60 Submission Arm Triangle Choke 1 2:20
09/23/2004 Win Brodie Farber Sport Fight 6: Battleground in Reno Submission Choke 1
NSF 09/04/2004 Win Darin Brudigan Cage Fighting Xtreme 2 Submission Arm Triangle Choke
NSF 06/11/2004 Win Gerald Strebendt Extreme Challenge 58 TKO/RSC Referee Stoppage from Strikes 1 3:52
NSF 06/04/2004 Win Eric Heinz Professional Fighting Association: Pride & Fury 1 Submission Neck Crank 1
NSF 04/30/2004 Win Jake Short International Cage Combat: Trials 2 Submission Choke 1
NSF 04/17/2004 Win Kaleo Padilla So You Think You Tough 4 Submission Neck Crank 2 1:17
NSF 02/15/2004 Win Ryuki Ueyama Pride: Bushido 2 Decision Unanimous Decision 2
NSF 12/28/2003 Win Charles Diaz XXXtreme Impact 1 Submission Keylock 2
NSF 12/12/2003 Win Mark Long Extreme Combat Minnesota TKO/RSC Punches 1
NSF 08/02/2003 Win John Alexander Extreme Combat Minnesota: Best of the Best 2 - Night Event TKO/RSC 1
NSF 04/25/2003 Loss Matt Hughes UFC 42: Sudden Impact Decision Unanimous Decision 5 Title Fight
NSF 12/07/2002 Win John Alexander Extreme Combat Minnesota: Fight Fest Minnesota 2002 Day 2 Submission Rear Naked Choke 1 2:28
NSF 09/27/2002 Win Benji Radach UFC 39: The Warriors Return TKO/RSC Doctor Stoppage from a Cut 1 4:16
03/22/2002 Win Jutaro Nakao UFC 36: Worlds Collide Decision Unanimous Decision 3
NSF 10/19/2001 Win Claudionor Fontinelle Universal Combat Challenge 6: Redemption Submission Rear Naked Choke 2 1:04
NSF 07/29/2001 Draw Kiuma Kunioku Pancrase: Night Event - Neo Blood Tournament 3
NSF 07/15/2001 Win Curtis Brigham Ultimate Wrestling Minnesota: St.Paul TKO/RSC Corner Throws in the Towel 3 1:15
NSF 06/02/2001 Win Jason Purcell Ultimate Wrestling Minnesota: Ultimate Fight Minnesota TKO/RSC Referee Stoppage 1 1:42
NSF 04/29/2001 Win Martin Armendarez King of the Cage 8: Bombs Away TKO/RSC Referee stoppage from Strikes 3 2:07
NSF 03/30/2001 Win Manny Gamburyan Reality Submission Fighting Decision 3
02/23/2001 Win Tiki Ghosen UFC 30: Battle on the Boardwalk Submission Dislocated Shoulder 2 4:47
NSF 01/05/2001 Win Karo Parisyan Reality Submission Fighting TKO/RSC Corner Stops the Fight 3
NSF 11/03/2000 Win Ken Parham Submission Fighting Championships: Tribute To Bryan Madden Decision
NSF 10/06/2000 Win Karo Parisyan Reality Submission Fighting Decision 3
NSF 10/09/1999 Win Scott Bills Extreme Challenge 28 Decision Unanimous Decision 2
NSF 10/09/1999 Win Steve Gomm Extreme Challenge 28 Decision Split Decision 2
NSF 10/04/1999 Win Kurtis Jensen Extreme Challenge Trials: October 1999 TKO/RSC Referee Stoppage from Punches 1 0:37
NSF 08/13/1999 Win Johnnie Holland Ultimate Wrestling Minnesota: Ultimate Wrestling Minnesota 3 Submission Key Lock 2 2:10
NSF 06/19/1999 Win Roscoe Ostyn Danger Zone 2: Mahnomen Decision

Sean Sherk's Amateur Record

Date Result Opponent Event Method Round Time
NSF 07/11/1999 Win Dean Kugler Midwest MMA Championships Decision 1
NSF 07/11/1999 Win Joe Paun Midwest MMA Championships Decision 1
: Bout results verified by an official State, Tribal, Provincial, or Municipal Commission.
NSF: Non Sanctioned Fight
* : For a variety of reasons, including weight disparity and the demands of entertainment, Exhibition Bouts are held, in which the contest is unscripted and hard fought, but the results do not count on a fighter's Official Record.
NC: Fight Declared No Contest

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Fighter Bio


"The Muscle Shark" Sean Keith Sherk (born August 5, 1973) is an American mixed martial arts fighter. As of October 14, 2006, he holds a professional mixed martial arts record of 33-2-1. He has fought in both the UFC and PRIDE, drawing comparisons in style and body-type to American wrestler and former UFC Welterweight Champion Matt Hughes, whom Sherk had once fought and lost a close decision to after a five-round championship bout.

Sherk became the UFC Lightweight Champion on October 14, 2006 at UFC 64. He is only the second UFC Lightweight Champion to date, and is the only champion since the division's reinstatement in 2006.