Sean
Sherk
38-4-1( W-L-D )

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 13 fights.
Record: 38-4-1
Summary: Excellent wrestler, great conditioning, very strong.

Fighter Info

Nickname: Muscle Shark
From: Minneapolis, MN USA
Fights Out Of: Oak Grove, MN
Age: 40
Height: 5' 6" ( 167 cm )
Weight: 155 lb ( 70 kg )

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
1196
35% Successful
415
Types of Successful Strikes
0
415
53% Standing
16%
31%
220
65
130
Striking Defense
55
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
113
44% Successful
50
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
4
47
3
Takedown Defense
57
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay
Win
Sean Sherk Sep 25, 2010
38 5 0 4 R3 Decision - Split
Evan Dunham 75 0 7 1
Loss
Frankie Edgar May 23, 2009
74 1 1 0 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Sean Sherk 27 1 0 0
Win
Sean Sherk Oct 25, 2008
92 3 0 2 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Tyson Griffin 74 0 0 0
BJ Penn May 24, 2008
122 0 0 0 R3 KO/TKO
Sean Sherk 46 0 0 0
Sean Sherk Jul 7, 2007
35 16 2 20 R5 Decision - Unanimous
Hermes Franca 6 0 3 0
Sean Sherk Oct 14, 2006
60 8 1 15 R5 Decision - Unanimous
Kenny Florian 23 0 4 0
Win
Sean Sherk Apr 15, 2006
39 2 0 0 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Nick Diaz 57 1 3 0
Loss
Georges St-Pierre Nov 19, 2005
58 3 0 1 R2 KO/TKO
Sean Sherk 20 0 0 0
Win
Sean Sherk
PRIDE Bushido 2
Feb 15, 2004
23 5 1 12 R2 Decision - Unanimous
Ryuki Ueyama 2 0 1 0
Matt Hughes Apr 25, 2003
44 5 1 10 R5 Decision - Unanimous
Sean Sherk 19 3 1 2
Win
Sean Sherk Sep 27, 2002
6 1 0 0 R1 TKO - Doctor's Stoppage
Benji Radach 7 0 0 0
Win
Sean Sherk Mar 22, 2002
21 7 0 4 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Jutaro Nakao 4 0 0 0
Win
Sean Sherk Feb 23, 2001
12 4 0 0 R2 Submission
Tiki Ghosn 1 0 0 0

Biography

Training: On a typical day I’ll usually grapple, train jiu-jitsu and wrestling for about an hour in the morning.  Do focus mitts for ½ hour, ground and pound bag for 10-15 minutes, and then do cable sprints and cable sprawls.  I usually work out 2-3 times a day.  Every day varies though.

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started wrestling at age seven.  I wrestled for the Minnesota All Star team and placed in national and state tournaments 10 times. I watched the first UFCs with Royce Gracie and Ken Shamrock and I started practicing judo for a while and then I found the school where I train now, the Minnesota Martial Arts Academy. I started training in shoot wrestling and then I started competing as an amateur a few years ago. While watching the UFC, I thought it would be great thing to do.  But honestly, I never thought I would actually fight in it.

What ranks and titles have you held?
Former UFC Lightweight Champion

Do you have any heroes?
When I was younger, I used to really look up to my older brother.  He was a good wrestler in high school, and college, and he taught me a lot.

What is your favorite technique?
Side choke as far as submissions. On my feet, I like to throw punches and go into takedowns.

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC?
It means me getting up everyday and training 3-4 times a day, living and breathing this sport it’s a 24 hour a day 7 day a week commitment.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn?
No college.

What was your job before you started fighting?
I was a machinist at a factory for 2 years when I first started fighting.  The guys there used to call me Rocky because when I was training for a fight I would go outside during my lunch break and run, do sprints and push dumpsters back and forth in the parking lot.  They probably thought I was nuts!!!  Huh, maybe I am?

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