Lodune Sincaid

Lodune Ki Sincaid (May 7, 1973 – April 7, 2019)[2] was an American professional mixed martial artist. He was WEC Light Heavyweight Champion in 2006, and was featured on the UFC's The Ultimate Fighter 1 reality show, losing to Bobby Southworth by knockout in the first elimination match of the season. He also competed in the World Fighting Alliance and Palace Fighting Championship.[3]

Lodune Sincaid
BornLodune Ki Sincaid
(1973-05-07)May 7, 1973
Saint Paul, Minnesota, U.S.
Diedc. April 7, 2019(2019-04-07) (aged 45)[1]
Other namesThe Vanilla Gorilla
Height5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight205 lb (93 kg; 14.6 st)
DivisionMiddleweight (185 lb)
Light heavyweight (205 lb)
Fighting out ofClearwater, Florida
Years active2001–2010
Mixed martial arts record
By knockout5
By submission9
By decision1
By knockout6
By submission1
By decision2
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Mixed martial arts careerEdit

Early careerEdit

Sincaid made his professional debut in 2001 fighting in small promotions, and started off his career dominating his opponents, achieving a 6–0 record with all of the wins coming by submission or knockout.

The Ultimate FighterEdit

The UFC had been following Sincaid's career closely and invited him to compete on the first-ever Ultimate Fighter. He fought for Team Couture, led by Randy Couture, and was eliminated by future Strikeforce Light Heavyweight Champion Bobby Southworth by knockout in the first elimination match.

Sincaid was handed his first professional loss at The Ultimate Fighter 1 Finale against future UFC Middleweight Championship contender Nate Quarry, via TKO due to punches.


Sincaid made his debut in the WEC against former WEC Heavyweight Champion James Irvin. Sincaid won the bout via unanimous decision and was then offered an opportunity to fight for the WEC Light Heavyweight Championship at WEC 20, and won by a rear-naked choke submission, becoming the new WEC Light Heavyweight Champion.

Sincaid then lost his next two fights, the first being against Jason "Mayhem" Miller at WFA: King of the Streets by a rear-naked choke submission and then in his next fight Sincaid lost the WEC Light Heavyweight Championship belt to Doug Marshall by knockout. After his fight with Miller, it was revealed that Sincaid tested positive for marijuana.


After the demise of the WEC, Sincaid appeared in the Palace Fighting Championship organization as well as other small organizations.

Personal lifeEdit

Sincaid publicly spoke about his struggle with PTSD from the military and genetic bipolar disorder.[4]

On April 11, 2019, news surfaced that Lodune had been found dead in his apartment on April 7, 2019.[1]

Mixed martial arts recordEdit

Professional record breakdown
24 matches 15 wins 9 losses
By knockout 5 6
By submission 9 1
By decision 1 2
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 15–9 Givanildo Santana TKO (punches) CCS: Collision in the Cage March 20, 2010 3 4:27 Irvine, California, United States
Loss 15–8 Eric Davila TKO (punches) Adrenaline: Feel the Rush July 25, 2009 3 1:15 San Angelo, Texas, United States
Win 15–7 Larry Hopkins Submission (punches) Steele Cage MMA: Battle of the Texas Titans June 11, 2009 1 N/A Frisco, Texas, United States
Loss 14–7 Cyrille Diabaté TKO (punches) PFC 12: High Stakes January 22, 2009 2 1:15 Lemoore, California, United States
Win 14–6 Kyle Keeney TKO (punches) CageSport MMA November 29, 2008 1 4:58 Tacoma, Washington, United States
Win 13–6 Rafael Real Submission (guillotine choke) PFC 8: A Night of Champions May 8, 2008 1 1:03 Lemoore, California, United States
Loss 12–6 Cory Devela Decision (unanimous) Seasons Beatings 21 December 22, 2007 3 5:00 Portland, Oregon, United States
Loss 12–5 Jeremy Freitag Decision (split) Palace Fighting Championship: Project Complete October 18, 2007 3 5:00
Win 12–4 Rob Wince KO (knee) King of Kombat: King of Kombat September 7, 2007 1 3:10 Austin, Texas, United States
Win 11–4 Robert Hunsperger Submission (rear-naked choke) NLF: No Limits Fighting August 11, 2007 1 1:31
Win 10–4 Kenny Ento TKO (punches) PFC 2: Fast and Furious March 22, 2007 2 2:09 Lemoore, California, United States
Loss 9–4 Doug Marshall KO (punches) WEC 23: Hot August Fights August 17, 2006 2 :51 Lemoore, California, United States Lost the WEC Light Heavyweight Championship
Loss 9–3 Jason Miller Submission (rear-naked choke) WFA: King of the Streets July 22, 2006 1 4:29 Los Angeles, California, United States Sincaid tested positive for marijuana
Win 9–2 Dan Molina Submission (rear-naked choke) WEC 20: Cinco de Mayhem May 5, 2006 1 3:17 Lemoore, California, United States Won the vacant WEC Light Heavyweight Championship
Win 8–2 James Irvin Decision (unanimous) WEC 19: Undisputed March 17, 2006 3 5:00 Lemoore, California, United States
Win 7–2 Alex Schoenauer Submission (choke) SportFight 14: Resolution January 6, 2006 1 3:40 Portland, Oregon, United States
Loss 6–2 Kyacey Uscola TKO (corner stoppage) X Fighting Championships: Dome of Destruction 3 October 15, 2005 2 3:20 Tacoma, Washington, United States
Loss 6–1 Nate Quarry TKO (punches) The Ultimate Fighter 1 Finale April 9, 2005 1 3:17 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 6–0 David Avilla TKO (punches) Universal Above Ground Fighting: Ultimate Cage Fighting 4 October 12, 2003 1 Upland, California, United States
Win 5–0 Doug Sauer Submission (guillotine choke) Reality Submission Fighting: Shooto Challenge October 3, 2003 1 3:50 Belleville, Illinois, United States
Win 4–0 Nate Schroeder Submission (keylock) Universal Above Ground Fighting: Ultimate Cage Fighting 3 February 15, 2003 1 N/A Hollywood, California, United States
Win 3–0 Kelly English KO Kage Kombat April 6, 2002 1 Los Angeles, California, United States
Win 2–0 Shawn Menendes Submission Kage Kombat October 4, 2001 1 California, United States
Win 1–0 Jason Miller Submission (keylock) Reality Submission Fighting 2 January 5, 2001 1 3:46


  1. ^ a b ""Lodune Sincaid, 'TUF 1' alum and former WEC champ, dead at 45"". mmajunkie.com. April 11, 2019.
  2. ^ Mixed martial arts show results Date: April 9, 2005
  3. ^ "Strikeforce Champ Southworth Clashes with "The Butcher" at Playboy Mansion". 15 Rounds. 15 September 2007. Archived from the original on 7 July 2011. Retrieved 14 August 2010.
  4. ^ "Lodune Sincaid Bio". Archived from the original on 2019-04-13. Retrieved July 3, 2020.

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Title last held by
Scott Smith
4th WEC Light Heavyweight Champion
May 5, 2006 – August 17, 2006
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