Jeremy Dean Stephens (born May 26, 1986) is an American professional mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter from Des Moines, Iowa. Stephens is currently signed under the Ultimate Fighting Championship promotion, fighting in their lightweight division. Mixed martial arts career, At age 16, Jeremy Stephens began mixed martial arts as an amateur. He started full-time training at the age of 18. Stephens has held the UGC 155-pound belt and the MCC 155-pound belt. Ultimate Fighting Championship: Jeremy Stephens was defeated in his UFC debut against UFC veteran Din Thomas at UFC 71 on May 26, 2007. His first win in the UFC was against Diego Saraiva at UFC 76 by unanimous decision. Jeremy then scored his second win inside the Octagon after beating TUF 5 alumni Cole Miller at UFC Fight Night 12. At the finale of The Ultimate Fighter 7, Jeremy took on former trainer and friend Spencer Fisher. Stephens lost by unanimous decision. Joe Lauzon was scheduled to fight Hermes Franca on February 7 in the main event for UFC Fight Night 17. However, Franca pulled out of the event with a torn anterior crucial ligament in his right knee. Jeremy Stephens stepped in as a late replacement for Franca. Lauzon defeated Stephens with an armbar in the second round. Then at UFC Fight Night: Condit vs Kampmann Stephens lost by unanimous decision to Gleison Tibau. Stephens returned to the octagon on September 16, 2009 at UFC Fight Night: Diaz vs. Guillard. Originally set to fight Brazilian UFC newcomer Ronnys Torres, an injury Torres sustained during training meant he was replaced by Justin Buchholz. Stephens defeated Buchholz after landing several big strikes and opening up a deep gash on Buchholz's forehead, forcing the doctor to stop the fight midway through the first round. Stephens was expected to face Nik Lentz on January 11, 2010 at UFC Fight Night 20. However, Stephens suffered a cut and was forced to pull out of the fight. Stephens defeated Sam Stout at UFC 113 on May 8, 2010 via split decision and earned Fight of the Night honors. Stephens lost to Melvin Guillard on September 25, 2010 at UFC 119 via split decision. Stephens faced Marcus Davis on January 1, 2011 at UFC 125. After likely losing the first two rounds, Stephens then came out more aggressive in the third round and caught Davis with a counter punch that knocked Davis out cold. The knockout was later named the "Knockout of the Night", Stephens' third KO bonus. Stephens is expected to face Jonathan Brookins on June 4, 2011 at The Ultimate Fighter 13 Finale. Personal life, Jeremy has one daughter. Mixed martial arts record, Professional record breakdown 25 matches 19 wins 6 losses By knockout 14 0 By submission 3 3 By decision 2 3 Draws 0 No contests 0 ResultRecordOpponentMethodEventDateRoundTimeLocationNotes N/A N/A Jonathan Brookins N/A The Ultimate Fighter 13 Finale 02011-06-04 4 June 2011 N/A N/A Las Vegas, Nevada, USA Win 19-6 Marcus Davis KO (Punch) UFC 125: Resolution 02011-01-01 1 January 2011 3 2:33 Las Vegas, Nevada, USA Knockout of the Night Loss 18-6 Melvin Guillard Decision (Split) UFC 119: Mir vs. Cro Cop 02010-09-25 25 September 2010 3 5:00 Indianapolis, Indiana, USA Win 18-5 Sam Stout Decision (Split) UFC 113: Machida vs. Shogun 2 02010-05-08 8 May 2010 3 5:00 Montreal, Quebec, Canada Fight Of The Night Win 17-5 Justin Buchholz TKO (Cut) UFC Fight Night 19: Diaz vs. Guillard 02009-09-16 16 September 2009 1 3:23 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Knockout of the Night Loss 16-5 Gleison Tibau Decision (Unanimous) UFC Fight Night 18: Condit vs. Kampmann 02009-04-01 1 April 2009 3 5:00 Nashville, Tennessee Loss 16-4 Joe Lauzon Submission (Armbar) UFC Fight Night 17: Lauzon vs. Stephens 02009-02-07 7 February 2009 2 4:43 Tampa, Florida, USA Win 16-3 Rafael dos Anjos KO (Punches) UFC 91: Couture vs. Lesnar 02008-11-15 15 November 2008 3 0:39 Las Vegas, Nevada, USA Knockout of the Night Loss 15-3 Spencer Fisher Decision (Unanimous) The Ultimate Fighter 7 Finale 02008-06-21 21 June 2008 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, USA Win 15-2 Cole Miller TKO (Punches) UFC Fight Night: Swick vs Burkman 02008-01-23 23 January 2008 2 4:44 Las Vegas, Nevada, USA Win 14-2 Diego Saraiva Decision (Unanimous) UFC 76: Knockout 02007-09-22 22 September 2007 3 5:00 Anaheim, California, USA Win 13-2 Nick Walker TKO (Punches) MCC 9: Heatwave 02007-07-27 27 July 2007 1 4:45 Iowa, USA Loss 12-2 Din Thomas Submission (Armbar) UFC 71: Liddell vs. Jackson 02007-05-26 26 May 2007 2 2:44 Las Vegas, Nevada, USA Win 12-1 Vern Jefferson TKO (Punches) Greensparks: Full Contact Fighting 3 02007-03-17 17 March 2007 1 3:58 Iowa, USA Win 11-1 Norm Alexander Submission (Triangle Choke) TFC: Battle at the Barn 02007-02-21 21 February 2007 1 3:26 Des Moines, Iowa, USA Win 10-1 Chris Mickle TKO (Punches) MCC 5: Thanksgiving Throwdown 02006-11-22 22 November 2006 4 0:27 Des Moines, Iowa, USA Win 9-1 Aaron Williams TKO (Punches) Universal Gladiator Championships 4: The Civil War 02006-09-22 22 September 2006 1 Kenner, Louisiana, USA Win 8-1 Doug Alcorn Submission (Armbar) Greensparks: Full Contact Fighting 1 02006-08-19 19 August 2006 1 1:56 Clive, Iowa, USA Win 7-1 Chris Mickle TKO (Punches) MCC 4: The Rematch 02006-07-15 15 July 2006 2 3:36 Des Moines, Iowa, USA Win 6-1 Kendrick Johnson TKO (Punches) Midwest Cage Championships 1 02006-02-11 11 February 2006 1 1:46 Des Moines, Iowa, USA Win 5-1 Will Shutt TKO (Punches) XKK: Trials 02005-08-27 27 August 2005 1 1:19 Des Moines, Iowa, USA Win 4-1 Sharome Blanchard TKO (Punches) XKK: Des Moines 02005-03-19 19 March 2005 1 2:36 Des Moines, Iowa, USA Loss 3-1 Chris Mickle Submission (Rear Naked Choke) Downtown Destruction 3 02005-05-02 2 May 2005 2 1:51 Des Moines, Iowa, USA Win 3-0 Chris Caleb TKO (Punches) Jungle Madness 2 02005-02-02 2 February 2005 1 1:44 Owatonna, Minnesota, USA Win 2-0 Gary Percival Submission (Punches) Downtown Destruction 2 02005-01-15 15 January 2005 1 0:44 Des Moines, Iowa, USA Win 1-0 Ted Worthington TKO (Punches) Downtown Destruction 1 02005-01-12 12 January 2005 1 0:33 Des Moines, Iowa, USA