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: 41
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
75
5
0
0
7
4
1
R3 Decision - Split
Loss
Sean Sherk
May 23, 2009
74
27
1
1
1
0
0
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Sean Sherk
Oct 25, 2008
92
74
3
0
0
0
2
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Sean Sherk
May 24, 2008
122
46
0
0
0
0
0
0
R3 KO/TKO
Sean Sherk
Jul 7, 2007
35
6
16
0
2
3
20
0
R5 Decision - Unanimous
Sean Sherk
Oct 14, 2006
60
23
8
0
1
4
15
0
R5 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Sean Sherk
Apr 15, 2006
39
57
2
1
0
3
0
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Loss
Sean Sherk
Nov 19, 2005
58
20
3
0
0
0
1
0
R2 KO/TKO
Win
Sean Sherk
Ryuki Ueyama
PRIDE Bushido 2
Feb 15, 2004
23
2
5
0
1
1
12
0
R2 Decision - Unanimous
Sean Sherk
Apr 25, 2003
44
19
5
3
1
1
10
2
R5 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Sean Sherk
Sep 27, 2002
6
7
1
0
0
0
0
0
R1 TKO - Doctor's Stoppage
Win
Sean Sherk
Mar 22, 2002
21
4
7
0
0
0
4
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Sean Sherk
Feb 23, 2001
12
1
4
0
0
0
0
0
R2 Submission

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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