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Wesley Edward Sims (born October 12, 1979) is an American mixed martial artist. He is one of the tallest MMA combatants in recent times at 6 ft 8 in and is known for his unorthodox fighting style. He is currently a member of Team Hammer House.

Training in MMAEdit

Sims met Mark Coleman before his fight with Ricardo Morais at PRIDE 8 and started training to compete in MMA. He originally wanted to be a pro wrestler, but got into MMA with Coleman.[1]

UFC careerEdit

In 2003 Sims fought a controversial fight against Frank Mir (a Heavyweight Contender) at UFC 43. At the very beginning of the fight, Frank Mir put out his hand to touch gloves and Sims rushed past Mir's outstretched hand and into a quickly maneuvered takedown by Mir. In the first round at 2:55 Sims got up while Mir was on his back against the fence and proceeded to stomp Mir's face several times while holding the fence for extra balance. The fight was stopped and Sims was disqualified.

This started a rivalry between the two and they met again in 2004 at UFC 46. Mir easily won the first round with an arm triangle attempt. Near the end of the second round Mir hit Sims with knee strikes to the face and then punches to knock Sims out.

The BiteEdit

Sims fought again in the UFC at the UFC 47 against Mike Kyle. Sims took the fight on less than a weeks notice after Kyle's original opponent got injured. Kyle dominated the entire first round and knocked Sims out at 4:59. Sims protested after the fight that Kyle had bitten him on the chest.[2] During the post fight interview, a bite mark could clearly be seen on Sims' left pectoral muscle as Sims' stated over & over that he was bitten. This marks the first time a bite has ever happened in a UFC fight since its inception in 1993. Kyle still denies any wrong doing.

After losing to Mike Kyle he was released by the UFC and started fighting in smaller organizations including IFL, K-1, TKO, et al.

The Ultimate FighterEdit

Sims returned to the UFC as a cast member on the tenth season of The Ultimate Fighter, which began filming in June 2009.[3]. Sims was defeated by castmate Justin Wren by Arm Triangle in the first round of Sims' first fight in the house. Despite his early exit from the competition, Sims was seen regularly on the show and may have earned a reputation for being one of the bullies of the household due to his constant childlike tauntings of Matt Mitrione and Zak Jensen.

StrikeforceEdit

Sims made his Strikeforce debut against Bobby Lashley on January 30, 2010 at Strikeforce: Miami.[4]. Sims came up short and was defeated by Bobby Lashley by TKO. Wes was expected to fight former UFC heavyweight champion Tim Sylvia in Ohio outside of Strikeforce but the Ohio State Athletic Commission did not sanction the bout, citing that the fight was "non-competetive". [5]

RecordEdit

Date Result Record Opponent Method Event Round Time Location Notes
2010-01-30 Loss 22-13-1 (2) United States flag Bobby Lashley TKO (Punches) Strikeforce: Miami 1 2:06 United States flag Sunrise, Florida, US
2008-11-28 Win 22–12–1 (2) United States flag Jason DeAngelo KO (Punches) FCFS 29 – Battlefield 2 1 0:18 United States flag Fort Wayne, Indiana, US
2008-06-28 Win 21–12–1 (2) United States flag Clifford Coon Submission (Kneebar) FCFS 26 – Beach-N-Brawl 1 1:32 United States flag Fort Wayne, Indiana, US
2008-06-28 Win 20–12–1 (2) United States flag William Clifford Submission (Guillotine Choke) FCFS 26 – Beach-N-Brawl 1 2:12 United States flag Fort Wayne, Indiana, US
2008-06-07 Loss 19–12–1 (2) Canada flag Steve Bosse Submission (Ankle Lock) TKO 34 – Sims VS Bosse 1 3:05 Canada flag Montreal, Quebec, Canada
2007-09-29 Loss 19–11–1 (2) United States flag Travis Fulton Decision (Unanimous) FF – Capitol Punishment 3 5:00 United States flag Columbus, US
2007-07-07 Loss 19–10–1 (2) United States flag Chris Guillen TKO (Unable to continue) IFO – Fireworks in the Cage 2 5:00 United States flag Las Vegas, Nevada, US
2007-06-16 Win 19–9–1 (2) United States flag Daniel Long TKO (Punches) FCFS 12 – Bloodsport 1 4:01 United States flag Fort Wayne, Indiana, US
2007-05-11 Loss 18–9–1 (2) United States flag Chris Guillen Decision (Unanimous) UAFC – Art of War 2 3 5:00 United States flag Dallas, Texas, US
2007-03-22 NC 18–8–1 (2) United States flag Van Palacio No Contest PFC 2 – Fast and Furious 1 0:54 United States flag Lemoore, California, US
2007-02-10 Win 18–8–1 (1) United States flag William Jaggers Submission (Strikes) FCFS 7-Fight Club 1 0:28 United States flag Fort Wayne, Indiana, US
2006-12-09 Win 17–8–1 (1) United States flag Albert Palmer Submission (Strikes) FOG – Fists of Furry 1 0:54 United States flag Richmond, Indiana, US
2006-10-27 Win 16–8–1 (1) Mexico flag Anton Cano DQ (groin kick) MMA – Mexico 2 0:08 Mexico flag Monterrey, Mexico
2006-10-06 Win 15–8–1 (1) Germany flag Kimo Leopoldo TKO (Referee Stoppage) Extreme Wars 5 – Battlegrounds 1 1:13 United States flag Honolulu, Hawaii, US
2006-09-16 Win 14–8–1 (1) United States flag Robert Hogan KO FCFS 3 – Full Contact Fight Series 1 1:07 United States flag Auburn, Indiana, US
2006-09-02 Win 13–8–1 (1) United States flag Jabari Hawthorne KO (Knees) HHCF 27 – Rumble at the Rodeo 2 1 0:36 United States flag Chillicothe, Ohio, US
2006-06-17 Win 12–8–1 (1) United States flag Paul Bowers Submission UFS 2 – Ultimate Fight Series 2 1 0:39 United States flag Auburn, Indiana, US
2006-06-03 Loss 11–8–1 (1) Brazil flag Daniel Gracie Technical Submission (Rear Naked Choke) IFL – Championship 2006 1 2:42 United States flag Atlantic City, New Jersey, US
2006-04-15 Win 11–7–1 (1) United States flag Buddy Butler Submission (Strikes) UFS – Ultimate Fight Series 1 0:50 United States flag Auburn, Indiana, US
2006-03-03 Draw 10–7–1 (1) Brazil flag Daniel Gracie Technical Draw GFC – Team Gracie vs Team Hammer House 2 5:00 United States flag Columbus, Ohio, US
2005-11-13 Win 10–7 (1) Japan flag Jyunpei Hamada Submission (Triangle Choke) RFN 2 – Ryukyu Fight Night 2 1 3:07 Japan flag Okinawa, Japan
2005-09-03 Win 9–7 (1) United States flag Dustin Sutton TKO (punches) HHCF 22 – Rumble at the Rodeo 1 0:36 United States flag Chillicothe, Ohio, US
2005-08-26 Win 8–7 (1) United States flag Shane Lightle KO (punch) HHCF 21 – Redemption 1 1:54 United States flag Columbus, Ohio, US
2004-12-12 Loss 7–7 (1) United States flag Tim Sylvia TKO (Punches) SB 38 – SuperBrawl 38 1 1:32 United States flag Honolulu, Hawaii, US
2004-11-20 Loss 7–6 (1) Netherlands flag Antoni Hardonk Submission (Keylock) K-1 Fighting Network Rumble on the Rock 2004 1 4:24 United States flag Honolulu, Hawaii, US
2004-09-10 Win 7–5 (1) United States flag Joe Mellotte Submission (strikes) EFC 9 – Extreme Fighting Challenge 9 1 1:00 United States flag Cleveland, Ohio, US
2004-09-05 Loss 6–5 (1) Canada flag Ricardeau Francois TKO APEX – Genesis 2 0:26 Canada flag Montreal, Quebec, Canada
2004-04-02 Loss 6–4 (1) United States flag Mike Kyle KO (Punch) UFC 47: It's On 1 4:59 United States flag Las Vegas, Nevada, US Released from the UFC
2004-01-31 Loss 6–3 (1) United States flag Frank Mir KO (Strikes) UFC 46: Supernatural 2 4:21 United States flag Las Vegas, Nevada, US
2003-06-06 Loss 6–2 (1) United States flag Frank Mir DQ (Stomping a Downed Opponent) UFC 43: Meltdown 1 2:55 United States flag Las Vegas, Nevada, US UFC Debut
2002-12-13 Win 6–1 (1) Brazil flag Marcus Silveira TKO HOOKnSHOOT – Absolute Fighting Championships 1 2 2:13 United States flag Fort Lauderdale, Florida, US
2002-10-19 NC 5–1 (1) United States flag Edwin Allseitz No Contest HHCF 3 – Unfinished Fury United States flag Lancaster, Ohio, US
2002-05-11 Win 5–1 United States flag Mike Shepard Submission (Guillotine Choke) WEF 12 – World Extreme Fighting 12 1 3:00 United States flag Steubenville, Ohio, US
2002-05-04 Win 4–1 United States flag John Harmon Submission (Triangle Choke) HHCF 1 – Backyard Brawl United States flag Lancaster, Ohio, US
2002-03-23 Win 3–1 United States flag Joe Mellotte Submission (Triangle Choke) OCF – Ohio Cage Fights United States flag Delaware, Ohio, US
2002-05-15 Win 2–1 United States flag Josh Mueller N/A UW – St. Cloud 1 1 1:18 United States flag St. Cloud, Minnesota, US
2002-01-26 Win 1–1 United States flag Mike Paduano TKO (Refusal to fight) RSF 7 – Animal Instinct 1 0:00 United States flag Lakeland, Florida, US
2001-06-23 Loss 0–1 United States flag Dan Severn Decision RSF 2 – Attack at the Track 3 4:00 United States flag Chester, West Virginia, US

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