Spencer William Fisher (born May 9, 1976) is an American mixed martial arts fighter from Brevard, North Carolina. He trains at Evolution Gym in Moline, IL with Ryan Grage and currently fights in the lightweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship promotion.
He made his UFC debut at Ultimate Fight Night 2, scoring a second-round submission victory over Thiago Alves. He then defeated Aaron Riley at Ultimate Fight Night 3 by TKO after the first round. Perhaps Fisher's most notable early fight was with Canadian kickboxer Sam Stout on the undercard of UFC 58. When Stout's original opponent Kenny Florian sustained an injury in training that left him unable to compete, Fisher took the fight on very late notice, reportedly having to cut twenty pounds in the final two days leading up to the match. Although Fisher seemed to land harder punches, Stout landed more and came away with a controversial split decision.
Fisher returned at UFC 60 against Matt Wiman and won by TKO in the second round, hitting Wiman with a flying knee that forced referee John McCarthy to stop the bout. Fisher was able to record another first round TKO at UFC 64 against Dan Lauzon. His win streak came to a halt at Ultimate Fight Night 8, where he was defeated in round two by TKO (strikes) by Hermes Franca.
In a rematch of their UFC 58 match, Fisher defeated Sam Stout at Fight Night 10 by unanimous decision after three rounds. This rematch with Stout propelled Fisher into the spotlight, as it was the main event, it won Fight of the Night and because both fighters took massive amounts of punishment throughout the fight. It has also been named as one of the UFC's 100 Greatest Fights. Fisher was scheduled to fight Din Thomas at UFC Fight Night 11, but was forced to withdraw due to a staph infection. Ironically, Fisher's replacement for this match was Kenny Florian, who Fisher had replaced in the UFC 58 fight against Sam Stout.
Fisher fought Frank Edgar at UFC 78: Validation on November 17, 2007. Fisher lost this fight by unanimous decision. Fisher's next fight was scheduled to be against Marcus Aurelio at UFC Fight Night 13, but he was forced to withdraw due to a shoulder injury. With his shoulder healed, Fisher was next scheduled to fight young up and comer Jeremy Stephens at The Ultimate Fighter: Team Rampage vs. Team Forrest Finale on June 21, 2008. Fisher dominated Stephens and won by unanimous decision.
|Professional record breakdown|
|33||23 wins||5 losses|
|Loss||Joe Stevenson||Submission (Elbows)||UFC 104: Machida vs. Shogun||October 24, 2009||2||4:03||Los Angeles, California, US|
|Win||Caol Uno||Decision (Unanimous)||UFC 99: The Comeback||June 13, 2009||3||5:00||Cologne, Germany|
|Win||Shannon Gugerty||Submission (Triangle Choke)||UFC 90: Silva vs. Côté||October 25, 2008||3||3:55||Rosemont, Illinois, US||Submission Of The Night Award|
|Win||Jeremy Stephens||Decision (Unanimous)||The Ultimate Fighter 7 Finale||June 21, 2008||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, US|
|Loss||Frank Edgar||Decision (Unanimous)||UFC 78: Validation||November 17, 2007||3||5:00||Newark, New Jersey, US|
|Win||Sam Stout||Decision (Unanimous)||UFC Fight Night 10||June 12, 2007||3||5:00||Hollywood, Florida, US||Fight Of The Night Award|
|Loss||Hermes Franca||TKO (Punches)||UFC Fight Night 8||January 25, 2007||2||4:03||Hollywood, Florida, US|
|Win||Dan Lauzon||TKO (Punches)||UFC 64: Unstoppable||October 14, 2006||1||4:38||Las Vegas, Nevada, US|
|Win||Matt Wiman||KO (Flying Knee)||UFC 60: Hughes vs. Gracie||May 27, 2006||2||1:43||Los Angeles, California, US|
|Loss||Sam Stout||Decision (Split)||UFC 58: USA vs. Canada||March 4, 2006||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, US||Fight Of The Night Award|
|Win||Randy Hauer||Submission (Triangle Choke)||Battle at the Boardwalk||February 17, 2006||1||4:19||Atlantic City, New Jersey, US|
|Win||Aaron Riley||TKO (Doctor Stoppage)||UFC Ultimate Fight Night 3||January 16, 2006||1||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, US|
|Win||Thiago Alves||Submission (Triangle Choke)||UFC Ultimate Fight Night 2||October 3, 2005||2||4:43||Las Vegas, Nevada, US|
|Win||Henry Matamoros||TKO (Punches)||SuperBrawl 40||April 30, 2005||1||2:48||Hammond, Indiana, US|
|Win||Kyle Watson||KO (Knee)||Courage Fighting Championships 2||March 26, 2005||1||0:33||Decatur, Illinois, US|
|Win||Tim Means||Submission (Triangle Choke)||IFC: Eve Of Destruction||March 5, 2005||1||1:44||Salt Lake City, Utah, US|
|Win||John Strawn||Submission (Triangle Choke)||VFC 8: Fallout||November 27, 2004||2||3:32||Council Bluffs, Iowa, US|
|Win||Shawn McCully||KO (Punch)||Xtreme Kage Kombat||August 7, 2004||1||1:05||Des Moines, Iowa, US|
|Loss||Carlo Prater||Decision (Unanimous)||Freestyle Fighting Championships 9||May 14, 2004||3||5:00||Biloxi, Mississippi, US|
|Win||Josh Neer||Decision (Split)||VFC 7: Showdown||March 6, 2004||5||5:00||Council Bluffs, Iowa, US|
|Win||Eddy Ellis||TKO (Injury)||IFC: Battleground Tahoe||January 31, 2004||2||3:10||Lake Tahoe, Nevada, US|
|Win||Darryl Guthmiller||Submission (Armbar)||ICC 2: Rebellion||April 18, 2003||2||2:45||Minneapolis, Minnesota, US|
|Win||Kurt Illeman||TKO (Leg Kicks)||Extreme Challenge 49||February 8, 2003||1||1:42||Davenport, Iowa, US|
|Win||John Spears||TKO (Punches)||Tuesday Night Fights||December 17, 2002||1||1:02||Davenport, Iowa, US|
|Win||Adam Copenhaver||TKO (Corner Stoppage)||VFC 3: Total Chaos||November 23, 2002||1||3:00||Council Bluffs, Iowa, US|
|Win||Tim Palmer||TKO (Punches)||VFC 3: Total Chaos||November 23, 2002||1||0:56||Council Bluffs, Iowa, US|
|Win||Dave Gries||Submission (Strikes)||VFC 3: Total Chaos||November 23, 2002||1||1:33||Council Bluffs, Iowa, US|
|Win||Ryan Heckert||Submission (Armbar)||VFC 2: Bragging Rights||August 17, 2002||1||2:54||Council Bluffs, Iowa, US|
- ↑ In two days, he had to find a way to drop 20 pounds and prepare to face Sam Stout on short notice at UFC 58.
- ↑ UFC lightweight contender Spencer “King” Fisher (20-3) has confirmed that a staph infection in his knee has forced him to withdraw from his fight with Din Thomas at UFC Fight Night 11.
- ↑ Savage, Greg (March 17, 2008). Injury Knocks Fisher Out of Aurelio Bout. Sherdog.com. Retrieved on 2008-03-18.
- ↑ http://web.archive.org/20080807034336/www.mmaweekly.com/absolutenm/templates/dailynews.asp?articleid=6820&zoneid=13
- ↑ Spencer Fisher vs. Duane "Bang" Ludwig targeted for UFC LIVE. mmajunkie.com. Archived from the original on 2012-07-13. Retrieved on 2010-01-12.
- ↑ Report: Fisher out, Ludwig faces newcomer Elkins at UFC on Versus 1 in March. mmajunkie.com. Archived from the original on 2012-07-10. Retrieved on 2010-02-27.
- ↑ The Miletich fighter was in touch with his softer side Monday, spending the better part of the day in a Bettendorf, Iowa, hospital to be by the side of his wife, Emily. They welcomed the newest addition to the Fisher family, a baby girl, who will join two sisters at home.