Lodune Ki Sincaid (May 7, 1973 – April 7, 2019) 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.
|Born||Lodune Ki Sincaid|
May 7, 1973
Saint Paul, Minnesota, U.S.
|Died||c. April 7, 2019(aged 45)|
|Other names||The Vanilla Gorilla|
|Height||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
|Weight||205 lb (93 kg; 14.6 st)|
|Division||Middleweight (185 lb) |
Light heavyweight (205 lb)
|Fighting out of||Clearwater, Florida|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Mixed martial arts 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 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.
On April 11, 2019, news surfaced that Lodune had been found dead in his apartment on April 7, 2019.
Mixed martial arts recordEdit
|Professional record breakdown|
|24 matches||15 wins||9 losses|
|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|
- ""Lodune Sincaid, 'TUF 1' alum and former WEC champ, dead at 45"". mmajunkie.com. April 11, 2019.
- Mixed martial arts show results Date: April 9, 2005
- "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.
- "Lodune Sincaid Bio". Archived from the original on 2019-04-13. Retrieved July 3, 2020.