|Weight Class||Lightweight (155 lbs.)|
|Height||5' 10" (178 cm)|
|Reach||70.0 in (178 cm)|
|Style||Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Wrestling, Kickboxing|
|Birth Date||December 18, 1981|
|Fighting Out Of||Las Vegas, Nevada, USA|
|Evan Dunham Pictures||Official Website|
Evan "The Kid" Dunham is an American mixed martial artist born in Eugene, Oregon. Dunham currently competes for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) in their lightweight division.
|Record||14 - 3 - 0 (Win – Loss – Draw)|
|Win||Gleison Tibau||Decision (Split)||UFC 156: Aldo vs. Edgar||2/2/2013||3||5:00|
|Loss||T.J. Grant||Decision (Unanimous)||UFC 152: Jones vs. Belfort||9/22/2012||3||5:00||Won Fight of the Night|
|Win||Nik Lentz||TKO (Doctor Stoppage)||UFC on FOX 2: Evans vs. Davis||1/28/2012||2||5:00|
|Win||Shamar Bailey||Decision (Unanimous)||UFC Fight Night 25: Battle on the Bayou||9/17/2011||3||5:00|
|Loss||Melvin Guillard||TKO (Knees)||UFC Fight Night 23: UFC Fight for the Troops 2||1/22/2011||1||2:58|
|Loss||Sean Sherk||Decision (Split)||UFC 119: Mir vs. Cro Cop||9/25/2010||3||5:00||Won Fight of the Night|
|Win||Tyson Griffin||Decision (Split)||UFC 115: Liddell vs. Franklin||6/12/2010||3||5:00||Bout featured live on SpikeTV.|
|Win||Efrain Escudero||Submission (Armbar)||UFC Fight Night 20: Maynard vs. Diaz||1/11/2010||3||1:59||Won Submission of the Night|
|Win||Marcus Aurelio||Decision (Split)||UFC 102: Couture vs. Nogueira||8/29/2009||3||5:00|
|Win||Per Eklund||TKO (Punches)||UFC 95: Sanchez vs. Stevenson||2/21/2009||1||2:13||Replaced David Baron.|
|Win||Dustin Akbari||Submission (Rear Naked Choke)||PFC 12: High Stakes||1/22/2009||3||0:40|
|Win||Eben Kaneshiro||TKO||RFC: Rise Fighting Championships||9/13/2008||2||3:05|
|Win||Cleber Luciano||Submission (Guillotine Choke)||PFP: Ring of Fire||12/09/2007||3||N/A|
|Win||Talon Hoffman||Submission (Guillotine Choke)||DB: DesertBrawl||9/28/2007||1||0:38|
|Win||Mark Daoust||Submission (Rear Naked Choke)||EWC: Elite Warriors Championship||6/02/2007||1||3:46|
|Win||Nassor Lewis||Submission (Armbar)||RFC: Rise Fighting Championships||4/28/2007||1||1:16|
|Win||Gabriel Martinez||Decision (Unanimous)||GC 62: Sprawl or Brawl||4/14/2007||2||5:00|
Evan was born to Bob and Delyn Dunham.
Mixed Martial Arts Career
Dunham made his professional debut in 2007 where he had five fights total. After winning six straight, Dunham was invited to fight for Palace Fighting Championship (PFC), a mid-size organization. Dunham won his fight over Dustin Akbari and remained undefeated.
Ultimate Fighting Championship
Dunham made his UFC debut on February 21, 2009 against Per Eklund at UFC 95: Sanchez vs. Stevenson. Dunham knocked out Eklund with a straight left at 2:14 of the first round, as a replacement for David Baron.
Dunham had his second fight in the UFC when he defeated returning veteran Marcus Aurelio at UFC 102. Dunham showed quick and accurate striking skills, and displayed some excellent submission defense against the seasoned grappler, winning the fight by Decision (Split) (29-28, 28-29, 30-27).
On January 11, 2010, Dunham faced off against The Ultimate Fighter 8 lightweight winner Efrain Escudero in Fairfax, Virginia at UFC Fight Night 20. Though Escudero had Dunham rocked early in the first round, Dunham came back, displaying his Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu by catching Escudero in a fight ending Armbar at 1:59 of the third round, that left Escudero writhing in pain on the mat. The submission earned Dunham the Submission of the Night Honors, as well as the attention of those in attendance.
It was announced at the beginning of February 2010 that Dunham would next face off against Tyson Griffin. This bout drew some interesting remarks, as both fighters train with one another at Xtreme Couture, and over the past few years the question of teammates facing off against one another was quite prevalent with the American Kickboxing Academy and Xtreme Couture stables.
- "It wouldn’t bother me," answered Dunham, when asked if it bothered him if he was to face a training partner. "I would take the fight because this is our job. You fight whoever they tell you to. Gray [Maynard] is a great training partner, and so is Tyson [Griffin]. It would kind of suck because those are the guys that I would love to have get me ready for all of my fights, so I would have to find a different outlet for training partners. If that road were to ever come up, I would talk to them about it, and I’m sure that we wouldn’t have a problem with it."
It was learned in March of 2010 that Dunham had been finally awarded his black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
The bout with Tyson Griffin took place at UFC 115: Liddell vs. Franklin on June 12, 2010. The two went at it for a full three rounds in a closely contested, technical affair. Surprisingly, Dunham showed that he had a clear advantage in the takedown department over the stocky and experienced wrestler in Griffin. Dunham took Griffin’s back on multiple occasions during the scrap and controlled the action for the bulk of the contest on his way to a Decision (Split) victory.
Dunham returned at UFC 119: Mir vs. Cro Cop on September 25, 2010, where he faced former UFC Lightweight Champion Sean Sherk. Sherk used a wrestling-heavy attack, putting Dunham on his back and opening up a huge gash beside his opponent's right eye. Sherk got his neck caught in several submission attempts, but as he always has, the former champ refused to tap and pulled away to safety. Dunham opened up and found his range in the later rounds, but it was Sherk who walked away the winner by Decision (Split), handing Dunham his first career loss. The fight went on to win the Fight of the Night Honors.
Ranks and Titles
- Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu