Sean Michael Salmon (born September 11, 1977 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin) is an American mixed martial artist who currently competes as a middleweight. He has an overall record of 17 wins and 8 losses, with a UFC record of 0 and 2.
He is a member of Jorge Gurgel's fight team based in West Chester, Ohio.
Salmon is also a columnist for MMA news site MMAjunkie.com.
Salmon made his UFC debut in the main event of UFC Fight Night 8 on January 25, 2007. In a nationally televised fight against Rashad Evans, the heavyweight winner of The Ultimate Fighter 2, Salmon lost due to knockout from a head kick at 1:06 in the second round.
Salmon was then scheduled to fight Eric Schafer at UFC 71 on May 26, 2007, but he instead faced Alan Belcher after Schafer broke a rib during training. In the preliminary fight, Salmon lost due to guillotine choke submission in the first round.
On June 9, 2007, Salmon submitted Jason Freeman at a North American Allied Fight Series event in Cleveland called Fite Nite at the Flats III, winning via keylock. On August 11, 2007, he defeated Bill Hall via unanimous decision at the Xtreme Fighting Organization's "XFO 19" show. On September 1, 2007, he was defeated via guillotine choke by UFC veteran Travis Wiuff in an International Fighting Organization title fight.
On November 16, 2007, Salmon lost to Jorge Santiago by knockout in a Strikeforce tournament. According to Sherdog.com, and California State Athletic Commission Executive Officer Armando Garcia, Salmon suffered a seizure in the ring after he was KO'ed by Santiago. Garcia also stated Salmon's career was in jeopardy.
2008 saw Salmon's return to the cage, with a September 19 TKO victory over Mitch Whitesel in an NAAFS event. Barely three weeks later, however, on October 11, Salmon's fortunes reversed, as Josh Haynes forced him to tap to an ankle lock.
Sean has a son named Marcus. He lives in Columbus, Ohio and trains full-time in mixed-martial arts.
|17-9||Loss||Alexander Shlemenko||KO (Knee to the Body)||FF 27 - Fight Festival 27||3/13/2010||1||0:40||Helsinki, Finland|
|17-8||Win||Yuki Sasaki||Decision (Unanimous)||FF 26 - Fight Festival 26||10/17/2009||3||5:00||Helsinki, Finland|
|16-8||Loss||Allan Weickert||Submission (Armbar)||NAAFS - Fight Nite in the Flats 5||6/6/2009||2||2:05||Cleveland, Ohio|
|16-7||Win||John Doyle||Decision (Unanimous)||Ring of Combat 24||4/17/2009||3||5:00||Atlantic City, New Jersey|
|15-7||Loss||Lucio Linhares||Submission (Rear Naked Choke)||Fight Festival 25||3/14/2009||1||2:07||Helsinki, Finland|
|15-6||Loss||Josh Haynes||Submission (Achilles Lock)||SuperFights MMA - Night of Combat 2||10/11/2008||2||2:49||Las Vegas, Nevada, USA|
|15-5||Win||Mitch Whitesel||TKO||NAAFS - Night of Pain 4||9/19/2008||2||N/A||Columbus, Ohio, USA|
|14-5||Loss||Jorge Santiago||KO (Flying Knee)||Strikeforce: Four Men Enter, One Man Survives||11/16/2007||1||0:24||San Jose, California, USA|
|14-4||Win||Marcus Vinicios||TKO||HCF - Title Wave||10/19/2007||2||4:22||Calgary, Alberta, Canada|
|13-4||Win||Mikko Rupponen||TKO (Cut)||FF 22 - Fight Festival 22||9/22/2007||1||3:32||Helsinki, Finland|
|12-4||Win||Jason Jones||TKO (Cut)||NAAFS - Rock n Rumble||09/8/2007||1||1:30||Cleveland, Ohio, USA|
|11-4||Loss||Travis Wiuff||Submission (Guillotine Choke)||IFO:Wiuff vs. Salmon||09/1/2007||1||2:37||Las Vegas, Nevada, USA|
|11-3||Win||William Hill||Unanimous Decision||XFO 19||08/11/2007||3||5:00||Island Lake, Illinois, USA|
|10-3||Win||Jason Freeman||Submission (Keylock)||NAAFS - Fight Night in the Flats III||06/9/2007||1||1:19||Cleveland, Ohio, USA|
|9-3||Loss||Alan Belcher||Submission (Guillotine Choke)||UFC 71: Liddell vs. Jackson||05/26/2007||1||0:51||Las Vegas, Nevada, USA|
|9-2||Loss||Rashad Evans||KO (Head Kick)||UFC Fight Night 8||01/25/2007||2||1:06||Hollywood, Florida, USA|
|9-1||Win||Matt Hershberger||Submission (Strikes)||FF - Fightfest 8||10/20/2006||1||0:51||Cleveland, Ohio, USA|
|8-1||Win||Bobby Martinez||Submission (Keylock)||LOF 9 - Legends of Fighting 9||09/29/2006||1||1:19||Indianapolis, Indiana, USA|
|7-1||Win||Lucas Lopes||Submission||FF 6 - Fightfest 6||09/23/2006||2||2:44||Corpus Christi, Texas, USA|
|6-1||Loss||David Heath||Submission||FF 5 - Korea vs USA||07/15/2006||1||0:50||McAllen, Texas, USA|
|6-0||Win||22px Hans Marrero||Submission (Keylock)||DFC 1 - Diesel Fighting Championships 1||06/30/2006||1||1:04||Dallas, Texas, USA|
|5-0||Win||Danny Sheehan||TKO||FFP - Untamed 5||06/16/2006||1||1:42||Mansfield, Ohio, USA|
|4-0||Win||Jim Bundy||Submission (Armbar)||FF 3 - Fightfest 3||05/6/2006||1||1:27||Youngstown, Ohio, USA|
|3-0||Win||Bryan Zanders||TKO||KOTC - Redemption on the River||02/17/2006||2||1:46||Moline, Illinois, USA|
|2-0||Win||Jerry Spiegel||Decision||KOTC - Raging Bull||12/16/2005||3||5:00||Cleveland, Ohio, USA|
|1-0||Win||Rob Wince||Submission (Keylock)||HHCF 24 - Thanksgiving Throwdown 2||11/26/2005||1||N/A||Columbus, Ohio, USA|
- ↑ Full-Time Fighter: Sean Salmon Discusses a Departure from the UFC - MMAjunkie.com
- ↑ [http://salmon205.blogspot.com/ Sean Salmon's Blog Catching Up....]. salmon205.blogspot.com (2006-08-20). Retrieved on 2009-05-19.