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