|Nickname||The Rosedale Reaper|
|Association||American Jiu-Jitsu Academy / Xtreme Couture|
|Weight Class||Middleweight (185 lbs.)|
|Height||5' 10" (178 cm)|
|Style||Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Kickboxing, Wrestling|
|Birth Date||January 30, 1981|
|Fighting Out Of||Liberty, Missouri|
|Rob Kimmons Pictures||Official Website|
Rob Kimmons is an American mixed martial artist who currently competes as a Middleweight. He currently fights for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).
|Record||24 - 8 - 0 (Win – Loss – Draw)|
|Win||Chuck Parmelee||Submission (Guillotine Choke)||SF 19: Shark Fights 19||9/10/2011||1||0:53|
|Loss||Brendan Seguin||Decision (Unanimous)||Titan Fighting Championships 19||7/29/2011||3||5:00|
|Loss||Dongi Yang||TKO (Punches)||UFC on Versus 3: Sanchez vs. Kampmann||3/03/2011||2||4:47||Released by UFC following loss|
|Loss||Kyle Noke||Submission (Rear Naked Choke)||UFC 122: Marquardt vs. Okami||11/13/2010||2||1:33|
|Win||Steve Steinbeiss||Decision (Unanimous)||UFC Live: Jones vs. Matyushenko||8/01/2010||3||5:00|
|Loss||Jorge Rivera||TKO (Punches)||UFC 104: Machida vs. Shogun||10/24/2009||3||1:53|
|Win||Joe Vedepo||Technical Submission (Guillotine Choke)||UFC Fight Night 18: Condit vs. Kampmann||4/01/2009||1||1:54||Won Submission of the Night Honors|
|Loss||Dan Miller||Submission (Rear Naked Choke)||UFC Fight Night 15: Diaz vs. Neer||9/17/2008||1||1:27|
|Win||Rob Yundt||Submission (Guillotine Choke)||The Ultimate Fighter 7 Finale||6/21/2008||1||3:58||UFC debut|
|Win||Ryan Sheeper||Submission||WCFC: World Cage Fighting Championships||4/05/2008||1||1:36|
|Win||Fernando Rivera||Submission||TFC 11: Battlestar 2||3/22/2008||1||1:10|
|Win||Tristan Yunker||Submission (Rear Naked Choke)||IFO: Kimmons vs. Yunker||9/21/2007||1||2:55||Won IFO Welterweight Championship|
|Loss||Marvin Eastman||Decision (Unanimous)||IFO: Eastman vs. Kimmons||7/07/2007||5||5:00||For IFO Middleweight Championship|
|Win||Curt Bee||TKO||American Bushido: 2007 Grand Prix Final||6/02/2007||1||1:53|
|Win||Joe Enright||Subission (Guillotine Choke)||American Bushido: 2007 Grand Prix Semifinals||4/07/2007||1||2:21|
|Win||Jasper Mayfield||Submission (Rear Naked Choke)||TFC 7: Red Rumble||3/23/2007||1||1:43|
|Win||Josh Lee||Submission (Triangle Choke)||American Bushido: 2007 Grand Prix Quarterfinals||2/24/2007||1||1:46|
|Win||Charlie Kropf||Submission (Guillotine Choke)||TFC 6: Titan Fighting Championships 6||1/26/2007||1||1:50|
|Win||Steve Schneider||Decision||WSOR: World Series of Rumble||11/17/2006||N/A||N/A|
|Win||Sean Huffman||Submission (Rear Naked Choke)||TFC 5: Titan Fighting Championship 5||8/04/2006||1||0:47|
|Win||Mike Van Meer||Submission (Guillotine Choke)||TFC 4: Memorial Mayhem||6/09/2006||1||3:35|
|Loss||Ryan Jensen||Submission (Choke)||VFC 14: Aggression||5/20/2006||1||N/A||For VFC Middleweight Championship|
|Win||Mike Van Meer||Submission (Strikes)||MCC 2: Midwest Xplosion||4/08/2006||2||1:56|
|Win||Kenny Stevens||Decision (Unanimous)||TFC 1: Titan Fighting Championships 1||3/11/2006||3||5:00|
|Win||Darin Brudigan||Decision (Unanimous)||VFC 12: Warpath||2/25/2006||3||5:00|
|Win||Brian Green||KO||MCC 1: Midwest Cage Championships 1||2/11/2006||1||0:50|
|Win||Dan Rau||Submission (Guillotine Choke)||VFC 11: Demolition||12/03/2005||1||2:15|
|Win||James Wade||TKO||Shooto: Brawl at the Ballpark||6/18/2005||1||2:20|
|Loss||Joe Riggs||Submission (Punches)||WEC 15: Judgment Day||5/19/2005||1||1:24||For WEC Middleweight Championship (Vacant)|
|Win||Chad Sullivan||TKO||ISCF: Clash of the Titans||6/30/2004||1||0:27|
|Win||Jason Purcell||Submission (Choke)||VFC 7: Showdown||3/06/2004||1||N/A|
|Win||David Webster||KO||HOOKnSHOOT: Kansas City||11/21/2003||1||N/A|
Mixed Martial Arts Career
Rob Kimmons made his professional mixed martial arts debut on November 21, 2003 for the HOOKnSHOOT promotion. He knocked out David Webster in the first round to notch his first professional win. Rob won two more times in 2004 and was signed to World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC) and was given a fight against Joe Riggs for the vacant middleweight title. Kimmons lost the fight in the first round. After winning six straight fights since the loss to Riggs, Kimmons took his second loss this time to Ryan Jensen.
In July 2007, Kimmons faced UFC veteran, Marvin Eastman for the International Fighting Organization's middleweight title. Kimmons lost the fight by decision. Kimmons then dropped down to the welterweight division two months later in order to face Tristan Yunker for the IFO's welterweight title. Kimmons won the title in the first round.
He currently holds a 3rd degree black belt in American Jujitsu under Steve Crawford.
Ultimate Fighting Championships
Kimmons had his second fight for the company on the UFC Fight Night 15: Diaz vs. Neer card taking on Dan Miller. Miller dominated the fight and submitted Kimmons early in round one. Kimmons bounced back with a win on the UFC Fight Night 18 card by chocking Joe Vedepo unconscious. Kimmons won submission of the night honors.
After suffering a TKO loss to Jorge Rivera, Kimmons plans to move to the UFC welterweight devision instead of middleweight.
Kimmons was scheduled to face Mike Pierce on March 21, 2010 at UFC on Versus 1: Vera vs. Jones, but Kimmons was forced off the card with an injury. Pierce is now set to face UFC newcomer Julio Paulino.
Kimmons next faced Steve Steinbeiss on August 1, 2010 at UFC Live: Jones vs. Matyushenko. Kimmons used multiple takedowns, submission attempts, and sporadic but effective clinch work to defeat Steinbeiss by Decision (Unanimous).
Ranks and Titles
- 15-0 (13 knockouts 2 submissions) as an amateur fighter
- Held three titles, one at heavyweight, one at light heavy and one at middleweight.
- Won the World Series of Rumble welterweight title
- American Bushido Grand Prix Championship (16 man tourney)
- IFO welterweight championship
Ranks in any Martial Arts Styles
- 3rd degree black belt in American Jujitsu
Rob and wife Tiffany have three sons, Anthony, Donato, and Christian, who is nicknamed Gigi.