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Team Minnesota Martial Arts Academy
Age 45
Gender Male
Height 5' 6"
Weight Class Lightweight

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.

Professional Career Statistics

Pro Record 34-4-1 (Win-Loss-Draw)
Career Length 11 years, 3 months, 6 days
Rounds Fought 72.8
Avg. Fights/Year 3.5
Longest Layoff 1 year, 4 months, 2 days
Quickest Turnaround 5 days

Record BreakDown

- KO/TKO SUB DEC
Wins 9 12 13
Losses 2 0 2
Finish Rate 61.8%
Finished Rate 50.0%
Win by Decision Rate 38.2%
Loss by Decision Rate 50.0%
Win by KO Rate 26.5%
Loss by KO Rate 50.0%
Win by SUB Rate 35.3%
Loss by SUB Rate 0.0%
Win Method
Loss Method

Current Streak

1 Win

Quick Hits

Fastest Win 00:00
Fastest KO 00:32
Fastest SUB -
Ave. Rounds (Ws) 1.7
Ave. Length of Fight (Ws) 08:24
Ave. Rounds (Ls) 3.1
Ave. Length of Fight (Ls) 15:43
Finish Rounds
Finished Rounds

Official Professional Fight Record

Date Opponent Weightclass Method Round Time
Official MMA Fight Results 09/25/2010 W
(33-4-1)
Evan Dunham
(11-0-0)
LW
(155.0 vs. 156.0)
Decision (Split Decision)
UFC 119: Mir vs. Cro Cop
5
Official MMA Fight Results 05/23/2009 L
(33-3-1)
Frankie Edgar
(9-1-0)
LW
(156.0 vs. 155.0)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC 98: Evans vs Machida
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 10/25/2008 W
(32-3-1)
Tyson Griffin
(12-1-0)
LW
(156.0 vs. 155.0)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC 90: Silva vs. Cote
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 05/24/2008 L
(32-2-1)
BJ Penn
(12-4-1)
LW
(155.0 vs. 155.0)
TKO/RSC (Didn't Answer the Bell for Round)
UFC 84: Ill Will
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 07/07/2007 W
(31-2-1)
Hermes Franca
(18-5-0)
LW
(154.5 vs. 154.5)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC 73
5 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 10/14/2006 W
(30-2-1)
Kenny Florian
(5-2-0)
LW
(154.5 vs. 155.0)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC 64: Unstoppable
5 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 04/15/2006 W
(29-2-1)
Nick Diaz
(11-5-0)
WW
(170.0 vs. 171.0)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC 59: Reality Check
5 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 11/19/2005 L
(29-1-1)
Georges St-Pierre
(10-1-0)
WW
(170.0 vs. 169.0)
TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage from Strikes)
UFC 56: Full Force
2 2:53
NSF 09/16/2005 W
(28-1-1)
Joel Blanton
(10-6-0)
Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
Guilty Boxing: Pride and Glory
1 5:00
NSF 11/12/2004 W
(27-1-1)
Lee King
(4-7-1)
Submission (Arm Triangle Choke)
Extreme Challenge 60
1 2:20
Official MMA Fight Results 09/23/2004 W
(26-1-1)
Brodie Farber
(4-1-0)
MW
(170.0 vs. 175.0)
Submission (Choke)
Sport Fight 6: Battleground in Reno
1 0:55
NSF 09/04/2004 W
(25-1-1)
Darin Brudigan
(2-0-0)
Submission (Arm Triangle Choke)
Cage Fighting Xtreme 2
NSF 06/11/2004 W
(24-1-1)
Gerald Strebendt
(8-4-0)
TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage from Strikes)
Extreme Challenge 58
1 3:52
NSF 06/04/2004 W
(23-1-1)
Eric Heinz
(0-2-0)
Submission (Neck Crank)
Professional Fighting Association: Pride & Fury 1
1 0:58
NSF 04/30/2004 W
(22-1-1)
Jake Short
(5-3-0)
Submission (Choke)
International Cage Combat: Trials 2
1 5:00
NSF 04/17/2004 W
(21-1-1)
Kaleo Padilla
(3-3-0)
Submission (Neck Crank)
So You Think You Tough 4
2 1:17
NSF 02/15/2004 W
(20-1-1)
Ryuki Ueyama
(9-6-4)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
Pride: Bushido 2
2 5:00
NSF 12/28/2003 W
(19-1-1)
Charles Diaz
(5-3-0)
Submission (Keylock)
XXXtreme Impact 1
2 0:58
NSF 12/12/2003 W
(18-1-1)
Mark Long
(9-8-1)
TKO/RSC (Punches)
Extreme Combat Minnesota
1 0:32
NSF 08/02/2003 W
(17-1-1)
John Alexander
(4-1-0)
TKO/RSC
Extreme Combat Minnesota: Best of the Best 2 - Night Event
1 5:00
NSF 04/25/2003 L
(17-0-1)
Matt Hughes
(31-3-0)
WW Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC 42: Sudden Impact
5 5:00
NSF 12/07/2002 W
(16-0-1)
John Alexander
(4-0-0)
Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
Extreme Combat Minnesota: Fight Fest Minnesota 2002 Day 2
1 2:28
NSF 09/27/2002 W
(15-0-1)
Benji Radach
(9-0-0)
TKO/RSC (Doctor Stoppage from a Cut)
UFC 39: The Warriors Return
1 4:16
Official MMA Fight Results 03/22/2002 W
(14-0-1)
Jutaro Nakao
(12-7-2)
WW
(169.0 vs. 170.0)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC 36: Worlds Collide
3 5:00
NSF 10/19/2001 W
(13-0-1)
Claudionor Fontinelle
(4-6-0)
Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
Universal Combat Challenge 6: Redemption
2 1:04
NSF 07/29/2001 D
(13-0-0)
Kiuma Kunioku
(20-14-6)
Draw
Pancrase: Night Event - Neo Blood Tournament
3 5:00
NSF 07/15/2001 W
(12-0-0)
Curtis Brigham
(3-1-0)
TKO/RSC (Corner Throws in the Towel)
Ultimate Wrestling Minnesota: St.Paul
3 1:15
NSF 06/02/2001 W
(11-0-0)
Jason Purcell
(0-3-0)
TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage)
Ultimate Wrestling Minnesota: Ultimate Fight Minnesota
1 1:42
NSF 04/29/2001 W
(10-0-0)
Martin Armendarez
(4-0-0)
TKO/RSC (Referee stoppage from Strikes)
King of the Cage 8: Bombs Away
3 2:07
NSF 03/30/2001 W
(9-0-0)
Manny Gamburyan
(4-1-0)
Decision
Reality Submission Fighting
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 02/23/2001 W
(8-0-0)
Tiki Ghosen
(3-1-0)
Submission (Dislocated Shoulder)
UFC 30: Battle on the Boardwalk
2 4:47
NSF 01/05/2001 W
(7-0-0)
Karo Parisyan
(6-1-0)
TKO/RSC (Corner Stops the Fight)
Reality Submission Fighting
3 0:42
NSF 11/03/2000 W
(6-0-0)
Ken Parham
(0-2-1)
Decision
Submission Fighting Championships: Tribute To Bryan Madden
NSF 10/06/2000 W
(5-0-0)
Karo Parisyan
(6-0-0)
Decision
Reality Submission Fighting
3 5:00
NSF 10/09/1999 W
(3-0-0)
Scott Bills
(3-2-0)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
Extreme Challenge 28
2 5:00
NSF 10/09/1999 W
(3-0-0)
Steve Gomm
(3-1-0)
Decision (Split Decision)
Extreme Challenge 28
2 5:00
NSF 10/04/1999 W
(2-0-0)
Kurtis Jensen
(0-0-0)
TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage from Punches)
Extreme Challenge Trials: October 1999
1 0:37
NSF 08/13/1999 W
(1-0-0)
Johnnie Holland
(0-0-0)
Submission (Key Lock)
Ultimate Wrestling Minnesota: Ultimate Wrestling Minnesota 3
2 2:10
NSF 06/19/1999 W
(0-0-0)
Roscoe Ostyn
(0-1-0)
Decision
Danger Zone 2: Mahnomen
3 5:00
* 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

Amateur Career Statistics

Amateur Record 2-0-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
Career Length -
Rounds Fought 8.3
Avg. Fights/Year 1.0
Longest Layoff -
Quickest Turnaround -

Record BreakDown

- KO/TKO SUB DEC
Wins 0 0 2
Losses 0 0 0
Finish Rate 0.0%
Finished Rate 0.0%
Win by Decision Rate 100.0%
Loss by Decision Rate 0.0%
Win by KO Rate 0.0%
Loss by KO Rate 0.0%
Win by SUB Rate 0.0%
Loss by SUB Rate 0.0%
Win Method

Current Streak

2 Wins

Quick Hits

Fastest Win 10:00
Fastest KO -
Fastest SUB -
Ave. Rounds (Ws) 4.2
Ave. Length of Fight (Ws) 12:30
Ave. Rounds (Ls) 0.0
Ave. Length of Fight (Ls) 00:00
Finish Rounds

Official Amateur Fight Record

Date Opponent Weightclass Method Round Time
NSF 07/11/1999 W
(0-0-0)
Dean Kugler
(0-0-0)
Decision
Midwest MMA Championships
1 10:00
NSF 07/11/1999 W
(0-0-0)
Joe Paun
(0-0-0)
Decision
Midwest MMA Championships
1 15:00
* 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