James
Varner

  • Age:
    36
  • Gender:
    Male
  • Height:
    5' 8"
  • Weight:
    155
  • Fighting Out Of:
    AZ

Stats

W-L-D
21-12-1
(T)KO
8-2
SUB
10-5
  • Age:
    36
  • Gender:
    Male
  • Height:
    5' 8"
  • Weight:
    155
  • Fighting Out Of:
    AZ

Stats

W-L-D
21-12-1
(T)KO
8-2
SUB
10-5

Professional Career Statistics

Current Streak

  • Losses:
    4

Quick Hits

  • Fastest Win:
    00:40
  • Fastest KO:
    01:09
  • Fastest SUB:
    00:40

(T)KO/DEC/SUB Rates

  • Finish Rate:
    85.7%
  • Finished Rate:
    58.3%
  • Win by Decision Rate:
    14.3%
  • Loss by Decision Rate:
    33.3%
  • Win by KO Rate:
    38.1%
  • Loss by KO Rate:
    16.7%
  • Win by SUB Rate:
    47.6%
  • Loss by SUB Rate:
    41.7%

Time in cage

  • Pro Record:
    21-12-1 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Career Length:
    11 years, 8 months, 16 days
  • Rounds Fought:
    50.7
  • Avg. Fights/Year:
    3
  • Longest Layoff:
    0 years, 11 month, 15 days
  • Quickest Turnaround:
    7 days

By the rounds

  • Ave. Rounds (Ws):
    1.2
  • Ave. Length of Fight (Ws):
    05:51
  • Ave. Rounds (Ls):
    1.9
  • Ave. Length of Fight (Ls):
    09:36

Professional Fight Record

Date Res. Opponent Weightclass Method Round Time
12/13/2014
Loss
21-11-1
Drew Dober
(14-6-0)
Lightweight
156 vs 156
Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
UFC on FOX: Miocic vs Dos Santos
1 01:52
05/24/2014
Loss
21-10-1
James Krause
(20-5-0)
Lightweight
155 vs 156
TKO/RSC
UFC 173: Barao vs Dillashaw
1 05:00
02/01/2014
Loss
21-9-1
Abel Trujillo
(11-5-0)
Lightweight
156 vs 155.5
KO (Strike)
UFC 169: Barao vs Faber
2 02:32
08/31/2013
Loss
21-8-1
Gleison Tibau
(25-9-0)
Lightweight
156 vs 155
Decision (Split Decision)
UFC 164: Pettis vs. Henderson
3 05:00
12/29/2012
Win
20-8-1
Melvin Guillard
(28-11-2)
Lightweight
155 vs 155
Decision (Split Decision)
UFC 155: Dos Santos vs Velasquez
3 05:00
08/04/2012
Loss
20-7-1
Joe Lauzon
(21-7-0)
Lightweight
156 vs 155.8
Submission (Triangle Choke)
UFC on Fox: Shogun vs. Vera
3 02:44
05/26/2012
Win
19-7-1
Edson Barboza
(10-0-0)
Lightweight
156 vs 155
TKO/RSC
UFC 146: Mir vs. Dos Santos
1 03:23
02/10/2012
Win
18-7-1
Drew Fickett
(41-16-0)
Welterweight
160 vs 160.6
Submission (Strikes)
XFC 16: High Stakes
1 00:40
10/21/2011
Win
17-7-1
Nate Jolly
(10-3-0)
Welterweight
159.6 vs 159.6
TKO/RSC
XFC 14: Resurrection
1 01:09
09/23/2011
Loss
17-6-1
Dakota Cochrane
(9-1-0)
Welterweight
164 vs 165
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
Titan Fighting Championship 20: Varner vs Cochrane and Rogers vs Sanchez
3 05:00
05/13/2011
Win
16-6-1
Tyler Combs
(14-6-0)
Welterweight
169.5 vs 170
TKO/RSC
XFO 39
1 01:30
12/16/2010
Loss
16-5-1
Shane Roller
(7-3-0)
Lightweight
156 vs 155
Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
WEC 53: Henderson vs. Pettis
1 03:55
09/30/2010
Loss
16-4-1
Donald Cerrone
(11-3-0)
Lightweight
156 vs 155
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
WEC 51: Aldo vs. Gamburyan
3 05:00
06/20/2010
Draw
16-4-0
Kamal Shalorus
(6-0-1)
Lightweight
156 vs 155
Draw (Split Draw)
WEC 49: Varner vs. Shalorus
3 05:00
01/10/2010
Loss
16-3-0
Benson Henderson
(9-1-0)
Lightweight
Submission (Guillotine Choke)
WEC 46: Varner vs. Henderson
3 02:41
01/25/2009
Win
15-3-0
Donald Cerrone
(9-0-0)
Lightweight
155 vs 154.5
Decision (Split Decision)
WEC 38: Varner vs. Cerrone
5 05:00
08/03/2008
Win
14-3-0
Marcus Hicks
(8-0-0)
Lightweight
155 vs 155
TKO/RSC
WEC 35: Live on Versus
1 02:08
NSF
02/13/2008
Win
13-3-0
Rob McCullough
(15-3-0)
Lightweight
KO
WEC 32: Live on Versus
3 02:54
08/05/2007
Win
12-3-0
Sherron Leggett
(13-3-0)
Lightweight
156 vs 156
TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage)
WEC 29: Live on Versus
1 04:08
03/03/2007
Win
11-3-0
Jason Gilliam
(10-0-0)
Lightweight
155.5 vs 155.5
Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
UFC 68: The Uprising
1 01:34
08/26/2006
Loss
11-2-0
Hermes Franca
(15-5-0)
Lightweight
155 vs 155
Submission (Arm Bar)
UFC 62: Liddell vs. Sobral
3 03:31
NSF
01/14/2006
Win
10-2-0
Leonard Wilson
(2-2-1)

Submission (Choke)
Rage in the Cage 78: Back with a Vengance
2 01:07
NSF
07/09/2005
Loss
10-1-0
Tony Llamas
(4-6-0)

Disqualification (Illegal Strike)
King of the Cage 56: Caliente
05:00
NSF
06/30/2005
Win
9-1-0
Paul Arroyo
(1-2-0)

Submission (Strikes)
Rage in the Cage 71
1 02:03
NSF
06/11/2005
Win
8-1-0
Adam Roland
(1-1-0)

TKO/RSC
Rage in the Cage 70: The Return
1 02:46
NSF
07/23/2004
Win
7-1-0
Jesse Bongfeldt
(1-1-0)
Middleweight
TKO/RSC
WFF : Championship 77
1 04:12
NSF
06/25/2004
Win
6-1-0
Kyle Bradley
(3-2-0)

Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
Fight Factory
1 02:53
NSF
06/12/2004
Win
5-1-0
Kyle Sprouse
(1-0-0)

Submission (Choke)
Rage in the Cage 63: It's Time
1 01:47
NSF
05/14/2004
Win
4-1-0
Garett Davis
(2-3-0)

Submission (Triangle Choke)
World Freestyle Fighting Championships 6
1 03:53
NSF
04/30/2004

4-1-0
James Upshur
(6-1-1)

Unknown (No Contest)
Rage in the Cage 61: Relentless
05:00
NSF
07/19/2003
Win
3-1-0
Jarvis Brenaman
(0-0-0)

Submission (Triangle Choke)
Evolution Combat Sports
1 01:22
NSF
07/12/2003
Win
2-1-0
David Klein
(1-1-0)

Submission (Choke)
Rage in the Cage 50: The Prelude
3 01:56
NSF
06/07/2003
Win
1-1-0
Justin Nauling
(3-0-0)

Submission (Arm Bar)
Rage in the Cage 49: Stare Down
2 00:38
NSF
04/12/2003
Loss
1-0-0
Jesse Moreng
(1-0-0)

Decision (Unanimous Decision)
Rage in the Cage 47: Unstoppable
3 03:00
NSF
03/27/2003
Win
0-0-0
Carlos Ortega
(3-2-0)

Decision (Unanimous Decision)
Rage in the Cage 46: Launching Pad
3 03:00

* Bouts marked with an 'Official' logo denote results which have been verified by an ABC-recognized athletic commission
* Bouts marked with an (*) are considered exhibition bouts and do not count towards the fighter's record
* Weights marked with an (*) denote those over the limit for the weight class