Timothy Wallace Credeur II (born July 9, 1977 in Lafayette, Louisiana) is an American professional mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter. He was a cast member of SpikeTV's The Ultimate Fighter 7 and was defeated by fellow cast member Jesse Taylor in the semi-finals. He was then brought back into the competition following the disqualification of Taylor. He fought C.B. Dollaway for a spot in the finals and lost to Dollaway via decision.
Growing up in Louisiana, Tim Credeur competed in both MMA and boxing. However, he didn't train as an athlete until he joined the Navy at the age of 18. His first fight came in 1995 and since then, he has grown in experience and reputation as a quick finisher in the ring. His father was a huge fan of boxing and it was something Credeur easily fit into. As a kid he dreamed of becoming a fighter and was inspired by boxers such as Thomas Hearns, Marvin Hagler and Muhammad Ali.
The Ultimate Fighter 7Edit
Tim is a member of Louisiana's Gladiator Academy and appeared on "The Ultimate Fighter" series. During the show's semi-final fight between he and Jesse Taylor, Taylor won by unanimous decision after 3 rounds. However, after Taylor was removed from the finale for disciplinary reasons, Credeur fought C.B. Dollaway to determine who would match up against Amir Sadollah in the show's live finale.
Tim lost the match by unanimous decision after 3 rounds, though the match was very closely contested.
He was scheduled to fight fellow Team Forrest member Cale Yarbrough at the TUF 7 finale. However, Tim admitted to using the prescription drug Adderall five days prior to the event; Adderall is a drug banned by the Nevada State Athletic Commission. A drug test was performed and the prescription drug was still in Tim's system. This caused in the match to be cancelled.
As Tim admitted to the recent use of the drug and he did not fight, there was no disciplinary action taken against him; his bout with Yarbrough was rescheduled for the UFC's July 19 show, UFC: Silva vs. Irvin. . This time the match did happen and Tim won by TKO at 1:54 of round 1. Tim took on Nate Loughran at UFC: Fight For The Troops, Tim beat Loughran, due to Loughran withdrawing at the end of round two.
His next fight would be against Nick Catone at UFC Fight Night: Condit vs. Kampmann which he won by Submission (Guillotine Choke) at 3:45 of round 2, giving him his third consecutive victory in the UFC.
Tim fought on the UFC Fight Night 19 card against former middleweight title contender Nate Quarry. Tim lost the fight by unanimous decision after winning the first round but losing the second and third. The fight was shown live and free on the main card. The fight earned Fight of the Night.
Mixed martial arts recordEdit
|Professional record breakdown|
|20||12 wins||3 losses|
|Tom Lawlor||UFC 113||May 8, 2010||Montreal, Quebec, Canada|
|Loss||Nate Quarry||Decision (Unanimous)||UFC Fight Night 19: Diaz vs. Guillard||September 16, 2009||3||5:00||Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA||Won Fight of the Night Honors|
|Win||Nick Catone||Submission (Guillotine Choke)||UFC Fight Night 18: Condit vs. Kampmann||April 1, 2009||2||3:45||Nashville, Tennessee, USA|
|Win||Nate Loughran||TKO (Injury)||UFC Fight Night 16: Fight for the Troops||December 10, 2008||2||5:00||Fayetteville, North Carolina, USA|
|Win||Cale Yarbrough||KO (Punches)||UFC Fight Night 14: Silva vs Irvin||July 19, 2008||1||1:54||Las Vegas, Nevada, USA|
|Win||Chris Gates||Submission (Armbar)||SCF - Punishment at the PMAC||October 13, 2007||1||4:47||Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA|
|Win||Brandon McDowell||Submission (Triangle Choke)||IXFA - Revolution Fight Night||September 1, 2007||1||Lafayette, Louisiana, USA|
|Win||Josh Lawrence||Submission (Armbar)||Universal Gladiator Championships 4||September 22, 2006||1||4:43||Kenner, Louisiana, USA|
|Loss||Chael Sonnen||TKO||Bodog Fight - Costa Rica||August 22, 2006||1||2:18||Costa Rica|
|Win||Edward Maxwell||TKO||ISCF - Rampage in the Cage 2||June 3, 2006||1||Lafayette, Louisiana, USA|
|Win||Liam McCarty||Submission (Armbar)||ISCF - Rampage in the Cage||March 11, 2006||1||1:03||Lafayette, Louisiana, USA|
|Win||Lance Everson||Submission (Armbar)||MMA - Eruption||April 30, 2004||1||Lowell, Massachusetts, USA|
|Win||James Pokluda||Submission||Renegades Extreme Fighting||November 15, 2003||1||Houston, Texas, USA|
|Win||Bone Sayavonga||KO||Reality Combat Fighting 17||June 1, 2002||1||0:13||Lafayette, Louisiana, USA|
|Loss||Joey Villasenor||Submission (Strikes)||KOTC 13 - Revolution||May 17, 2002||2||3:24||Reno, Nevada, USA|
|Win||Kevin Denz||Submission (Armbar)||Rage in the Cage 26||March 24, 2001||1||1:54||Phoenix, Arizona, USA|
Tim Credeur is married to Mamie Lee Frederick. Tim and Mamie own three dogs. Lola Belle and Tinkerbelle are both Brussels Griffons and Ellie Mae Belle is a Maltese. Tim and Mamie reside near Mamie's family in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana.