Pro Record: 14-9-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
Team: One Kick Gym
Age: 38
Sex: Male
Height: 6 Feet. 4 Inch(es).
Weight: 205 lbs.
Out of: Hammond, NV
Born: Munster, IN

Stephan Bonnar's Professional Record

Date Result Opponent Event Method Round Time
11/15/2014 Loss Tito Ortiz Bellator MMA 131 Decision Split Decision 3
10/13/2012 Loss Anderson Silva UFC 153: Silva vs. Bonnar TKO/RSC Referee Stoppage from Strikes 1 4:40
11/19/2011 Win Kyle Kingsbury UFC 139: Shogun vs. Henderson Decision Unanimous Decision 3
12/04/2010 Win Igor Pokrajac UFC: The Ultimate Fighter Team GSP vs Koscheck Finale Decision Unanimous Decision 3
07/03/2010 Win Krzysztof Soszynski UFC 116: Lesnar vs. Carwin TKO/RSC Referee Stoppage from Strikes 2 3:08
02/20/2010 Loss Krzysztof Soszynski UFC 110: Nogueira vs. Velasquez TKO/RSC Doctor Stoppage from a Cut 3 1:04
07/11/2009 Loss Mark Coleman UFC 100 Decision Unanimous Decision 3
01/31/2009 Loss Jon Jones UFC 94: St-Pierre vs Penn 2 Decision Unanimous Decision 3
10/20/2007 Win Eric Schafer UFC 77 Hostile Territory TKO/RSC Referee Stoppage from Strikes 2 2:47
NSF 07/07/2007 Win Mike Nickels UFC 73 Submission Rear Naked Choke 1 2:14
08/26/2006 Loss Forrest Griffin UFC 62: Liddell vs. Sobral Decision Unanimous Decision 3
06/28/2006 Loss Rashad Evans UFC Fight Night 5 Decision Majority Decision 3
04/06/2006 Win Keith Jardine UFC Fight Night 4 Decision Unanimous Decision 3
01/16/2006 Win James Irvin UFC Fight Night 3 Submission Kimura 1 4:30
08/06/2005 Win Sam Hoger UFC Fight Night 1 Decision Unanimous Decision 3
04/09/2005 Loss Forrest Griffin UFC: The Ultimate Fighter Finale Decision Unanimous Decision 3
* 11/02/2004 Win Mike Swick UFC: The Ultimate Fighter Season 1 Submission Arm Bar 1 4:58
* 10/17/2004 Win Bobby Southworth UFC: The Ultimate Fighter Season 1 Decision Split Decision 0
NSF 06/05/2004 Win Sean Sallee Ironheart Crown 7: The Crucible Submission Triangle Choke 1 2:28
NSF 04/24/2004 Win Bill Hill Total Fight Challenge 1 TKO/RSC Referee Stoppage 1
NSF 11/22/2003 Win Brad Lynde Ironheart Crown 6 Inferno Submission Rear Naked Choke 1 4:10
NSF 09/13/2003 Loss Lyoto Machida Jungle Fight 1 TKO/RSC Doctor Stoppage 1
NSF 01/26/2002 Win Jay Massey Ultimate Athlete 1: The Genesis Submission Guillotine Choke 1 1:09
NSF 11/10/2001 Win Brian Ebersole Ironheart Crown 3: Exodus Submission Guillotine Choke 1
NSF 11/10/2001 Win Josh Krueger Ironheart Crown 3: Exodus Submission Arm Bar 1 2:55

Stephan Bonnar's Amateur Record

Date Result Opponent Event Method Round Time
NSF 09/07/2002 Win Terry Martin Maximum Fighting Challenge 1 Decision Unanimous 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

Fighter Bio


Born in Hammond, IN. Stephan has loved the art of fighting since childhood. Growing up, he was fascinated with Bruce Lee, pro wrestling and boxing. He began wrestling at ten, and Tae Kwon Do at thirteen. Earning his Tae Kwon Do black belt, at the age of sixteen.

As a high school wrestler, Stephan always longed to advance his fighting skill set. Stephan graduated from Purdue University in 2000. And recently completed a Graduate degree in Muscle Activation Techniques. During the summer of 1999 Stephan began training at the Carlson Gracie Jr. Jiu Jitsu school in Chicago. In the summer of 2001 and a fight promoter visited the school looking for fighters to compete in the Ironheart Crown that November. Stephan decided to give it a try. He defeated both his opponents by stoppage...and took home the title.

Six months after the Ironheart Crown, the legendary Carlson Gracie Sr. came to Chicago, and Stephan became his protege. Around this same time Stephan began training in boxing. He entered and won the super heavyweight Chicago Golden Gloves titles is 2002 (novice division) and again in 2004 (open division). With the open title Stephan had the chance to compete in the national Golden Gloves tournament in Kansas City, MO. Here he stopped his first two opponents, both nationally ranked, then lost a close decision to one of the finalists in my third fight. He also competed in various Jiu Jitsu tournaments, winning a gold medal in the Pan Ams in 2002 Adult Blue Belt division.

In the summer of 2004 Stephan was chosen to be a cast member of Spike TV's "The Ultimate Fighter". He went on to fight in the finale against Forrest Griffen, in what many describe as one of the greatest fights in UFC history.