Samuel James Stout (born April 23, 1984)[3] is a retired Canadian professional mixed martial artist. A professional from 2003 until 2015, Stout is best known for his 20-fight stint with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), winning Fight of the Night honors seven times. He is also the former TKO Major League MMA Lightweight Champion.

Sam Stout
BornSamuel James Stout
(1984-04-23) April 23, 1984 (age 38)
London, Ontario, Canada
Nickname(s)Hands of Stone
Height5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight155 lb (70 kg; 11.1 st)
Reach70 in (180 cm)[1]
StyleKarate, Kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Fighting out ofLondon, Ontario, Canada
TeamAdrenaline Training Center
TrainerShawn Tompkins
RankPurple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu[2]
Years active2003–2015
Kickboxing record
Mixed martial arts record
By knockout9
By submission1
By decision10
By knockout3
By submission3
By decision6
Other information
SpouseJessica Stout
ChildrenLogan Stout
Sydney Love Stout
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog


Stout was born in London, Ontario, Canada, on April 23, 1984. Stout has an older sister, Emilie, who would become the wife of late Shawn Tompkins.[4] Albeit Stout followed his father's footsteps and begun karate at a young age, he didn't continue it – or any other sport – very seriously.[5][4] It wasn't until Tompkins enticed Stout to start kickboxing around 2000.[4] Before transitioning to mixed martial arts, Stout competed in professional kickboxing, holding a record of 16–4 with a win over Kotetsu Boku in K-1 Max.[6]

Mixed martial arts careerEdit

Ultimate Fighting ChampionshipEdit

Stout made his UFC debut at UFC 58: USA vs. Canada, on March 4, 2006. Although Stout was originally scheduled to face Kenny Florian, Florian withdraw from the bout due to a back injury. On short notice, Spencer Fisher – of the prestigious Miletich Fighting Systems camp – agreed to substitute for the injured Florian. Stout and Fisher fought for three action packed rounds at with Stout winning a split decision. Although the bout was not aired on the pay-per-view broadcast, the fight has subsequently been shown on episodes of UFC Unleashed. The fight was voted #16 on the UFC's 100 greatest fights show.

Stout succumbed to a rear naked choke submission at the hands of Kenny Florian during The Ultimate Fighter 3 finale on June 24, 2006. Following his loss to Kenny Florian, Stout defeated Jay Estrada by armbar, avenging his first career loss. In February 2007, Stout defeated Brazilian submission grappler Fabio Holanda to defend his TKO World Lightweight Championship.

In Stout's return to the UFC in the main event of UFC Fight Night 10, he was defeated in a rematch by Spencer Fisher via unanimous decision. Later, at UFC 80, he defeated Per Eklund from Sweden, by unanimous decision. Stout lost by split decision to Rich Clementi at UFC 83 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The scores were 29–27 Clementi, 29–28 Stout and 29–28 Clementi.

At UFC 89, Stout was defeated by Terry Etim via unanimous decision. Combining precise kicks with fast hands and a precise jab, Etim controlled Stout through the duration of the fight,[7] only having to fend off sporadic and often desperate bursts from the Canadian in reply.[7]

Stout's next fight was against Matt Wiman at UFC 97, which he won via unanimous decision (29–28, 29–28, 29–28) after hurting Wiman with a brutal liver shot. The fight was declared Fight of the Night.[8]

Stout's was set to fight against Phillipe Nover at UFC Fight Night 19. On September 16, 2009, the day of the fight, Nover had a seizure. As a result, the match was cancelled.[9] Stout defeated Joe Lauzon by unanimous decision on January 2, 2010 at UFC 108.[10] The bout earned Fight of the Night honours, giving Stout his fourth FOTN.

Stout was then defeated by Jeremy Stephens via split decision at UFC 113 in his home country of Canada. The bout won the Fight of the Night award, giving Stout his fifth, tying him with Tyson Griffin for the most Fight of the Nights in UFC history.

Stout next faced Paul Taylor on October 23, 2010 at UFC 121.[11] The first round saw Stout bloody Taylor's nose and successfully gain a takedown. Taylor came back in the second, catching Stout on the inside. Stout went on to win a razor thin split decision (29–28, 28–29, 30–27).[12] MMAJunkie scored the fight 29–28 Taylor and Sherdog gave Taylor all 3 rounds.[13][14]

Stout was expected to face Paul Kelly on February 5, 2011 at UFC 126.[15] However, Stout was forced out of the bout with an injury and replaced by Donald Cerrone.[16]

Stout next faced Yves Edwards on June 11, 2011 at UFC 131.[17] Stout won the fight via first-round KO after countering Edwards with an overhand left square on the chin and earned Knockout of the Night honours. This also marked Stout's first stoppage victory in the UFC.

Stout was expected to face Dennis Siver on October 29, 2011 at UFC 137.[18] However, it was announced on August 29, 2011 that Stout had pulled out of the bout.[19]

Stout faced Thiago Tavares on January 14, 2012 at UFC 142.[20] Stout lost the fight by a close unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28).

Stout faced Spencer Fisher for a third time on June 22, 2012 at UFC on FX 4.[21] He won the fight by unanimous decision. Both participants earned Fight of the Night honours for their performances.

Stout fought John Makdessi on November 17, 2012 at UFC 154.[22] After being outstruck for three rounds, Stout lost via unanimous decision.

Stout faced Strikeforce import Caros Fodor on February 23, 2013 at UFC 157.[23] Stout defeated Fodor by split decision.

Stout was expected to face Isaac Vallie-Flagg on June 15, 2013 at UFC 161.[24] However, Vallie-Flagg was forced out with a back injury and was replaced by James Krause.[25] He lost the back-and-forth fight via submission in the third round in a bout that earned both participants Fight of the Night honours.

Stout faced Cody McKenzie on December 14, 2013 at UFC on Fox 9.[26] He won the fight via unanimous decision.

Stout faced K. J. Noons in a welterweight bout on April 16, 2014 at The Ultimate Fighter Nations Finale.[27][28] He lost the fight via knockout in the first round.

Stout faced Ross Pearson on March 14, 2015 at UFC 185.[29] Stout lost the fight via knockout in the second round after he was dropped with a left hook and finished off with a right hand on the ground.[30]

Stout faced Frankie Perez at UFC Fight Night 74 on August 23, 2015.[31] He lost the fight via knockout in the first round.[32]

Stout announced his retirement from mixed martial arts in September 2015.[33]

Personal lifeEdit

Stout has a daughter, Logan (born 2014), from his previous relationship with Tara Cassetta.[34] On April 12, 2020, Stout announced on his social media that he and his wife Jessica Lablanche (Montreal-based makeup artist for Folio Montreal) welcomed a daughter, Sydney, to the world. However, at the age of only a month, she passed away in her sleep.[35]

Stout has been involved with several other UFC fighters (Sean Pierson, Mark Hominick, and Matt Mitrione) as part of a Toronto area anti-bullying program.[36]

Alongside with Chris Horodecki and Mark Hominick, Stout co-owns the Adrenaline Training Center located in his home town of London, Ontario.[37]

Championships and awardsEdit

Mixed martial arts recordEdit

Professional record breakdown
33 matches 20 wins 12 losses
By knockout 9 3
By submission 1 3
By decision 10 6
Draws 1
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 20–12–1 Frankie Perez TKO (punches) UFC Fight Night: Holloway vs. Oliveira August 23, 2015 1 0:54 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
Loss 20–11–1 Ross Pearson KO (punches) UFC 185 March 14, 2015 2 1:33 Dallas, Texas, United States
Loss 20–10–1 K. J. Noons KO (punches) The Ultimate Fighter Nations Finale: Bisping vs. Kennedy April 16, 2014 1 0:30 Quebec City, Quebec, Canada Welterweight bout.
Win 20–9–1 Cody McKenzie Decision (unanimous) UFC on Fox: Johnson vs. Benavidez 2 December 14, 2013 3 5:00 Sacramento, California, United States
Loss 19–9–1 James Krause Submission (guillotine choke) UFC 161 June 15, 2013 3 4:47 Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Fight of the Night.
Win 19–8–1 Caros Fodor Decision (split) UFC 157 February 23, 2013 3 5:00 Anaheim, California, United States
Loss 18–8–1 John Makdessi Decision (unanimous) UFC 154 November 17, 2012 3 5:00 Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Win 18–7–1 Spencer Fisher Decision (unanimous) UFC on FX: Maynard vs. Guida June 22, 2012 3 5:00 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States Fight of the Night.
Loss 17–7–1 Thiago Tavares Decision (unanimous) UFC 142 January 14, 2012 3 5:00 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Win 17–6–1 Yves Edwards KO (punch) UFC 131 June 11, 2011 1 3:52 Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Knockout of the Night.
Win 16–6–1 Paul Taylor Decision (split) UFC 121 October 23, 2010 3 5:00 Anaheim, California, United States
Loss 15–6–1 Jeremy Stephens Decision (split) UFC 113 May 8, 2010 3 5:00 Montreal, Quebec, Canada Fight of the Night.
Win 15–5–1 Joe Lauzon Decision (unanimous) UFC 108 January 2, 2010 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Fight of the Night.
Win 14–5–1 Matt Wiman Decision (unanimous) UFC 97 April 18, 2009 3 5:00 Montreal, Quebec, Canada Fight of the Night.
Loss 13–5–1 Terry Etim Decision (unanimous) UFC 89 October 18, 2008 3 5:00 Birmingham, England
Loss 13–4–1 Rich Clementi Decision (split) UFC 83 April 19, 2008 3 5:00 Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Win 13–3–1 Per Eklund Decision (unanimous) UFC 80 January 19, 2008 3 5:00 Newcastle upon Tyne, England
Win 12–3–1 Martin Grandmont KO (punches) TKO 30: Apocalypse. September 28, 2007 1 3:00 Montreal, Quebec, Canada Defended the TKO World Lightweight Championship.
Loss 11–3–1 Spencer Fisher Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Stout vs. Fisher June 12, 2007 3 5:00 Hollywood, Florida, United States Fight of the Night.
Win 11–2–1 Fabio Holanda TKO (corner stoppage) TKO 28: Inevitable February 9, 2007 2 5:00 Montreal, Quebec, Canada Defended the TKO World Lightweight Championship.
Win 10–2–1 Jay Estrada Submission (armbar) TKO 27: Reincarnation September 29, 2006 2 1:21 Montreal, Quebec, Canada Defended the TKO World Lightweight Championship.
Loss 9–2–1 Kenny Florian Submission (rear-naked choke) The Ultimate Fighter: Team Ortiz vs. Team Shamrock Finale June 24, 2006 1 1:46 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 9–1–1 Spencer Fisher Decision (split) UFC 58 March 4, 2006 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 8–1–1 Donald Ouimet KO (punches) TKO 23: Extreme November 5, 2005 1 4:43 Victoriaville, Quebec, Canada Defended the TKO World Lightweight Championship.
Win 7–1–1 Donald Ouimet Decision (split) TKO 21: Collision July 15, 2005 3 5:00 Montreal, Quebec, Canada Won the TKO World Lightweight Championship.
Win 6–1–1 Tyler Jackson Decision (unanimous) TKO 20: Champion vs. Champion April 2, 2005 3 5:00 Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Win 5–1–1 Joey Brown TKO (punches) TKO 19: Rage January 29, 2005 1 2:45 Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Win 4–1–1 Dave Goulet KO (head kick) TKO 18: Impact November 26, 2004 3 0:59 Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Win 3–1–1 Steve Claveau TKO (elbows) TKO 17: Revenge September 25, 2004 1 3:07 Victoriaville, Quebec, Canada
Win 2–1–1 Yves Jabouin TKO (punch) TKO 16: Infernal May 22, 2004 1 4:15 Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
Win 1–1–1 Stephane Laliberte TKO (punches) TKO: FutureStars March 27, 2004 1 4:12 Victoriaville, Quebec, Canada
Draw 0–1–1 Joey Clark Draw ICC: Trials March 12, 2004 2 5:00 Minnesota, United States
Loss 0–1 Jay Estrada Submission (rear-naked choke) Total Martial Arts Challenge June 7, 2003 1 2:14 Cicero, Illinois, United States

See alsoEdit


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  2. ^ sammyjstout (Sam Stout) (March 25, 2014). "Some of the white belts training at Adrenaline MMA received their blue belts today from Rowan Cunningham..." Instagram. Archived from the original on 2021-12-24. Retrieved August 23, 2015.
  3. ^ Mixed martial arts show results Date: January 2nd 2010
  4. ^ a b c Joseph Santoliquito (March 12, 2012). "Gone Too Soon Shawn Tompkins: A Tribute".
  5. ^ Sam Stout (June 17, 2019). "Happy Father's Day @stout_roy couldn't ask for a better dad. And a better grandpa for Logan". Archived from the original on 2021-12-24.
  6. ^ "Sam Stout | UFC". 14 September 2018.
  7. ^ a b Terry Etim: Kicking and nit-picking his way back to form Archived 2009-02-21 at the Wayback Machine
  8. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-03-08. Retrieved 2012-06-18.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  9. ^ Csonka, Larry (September 16, 2009). "Phillipe Nover vs. Sam Stout Off Of UFC Fight Night 19". Retrieved September 16, 2009.
  10. ^ "Joe Lauzon vs Sam Stout in the works for UFC 108 on Jan. 2". 2009-09-28. Retrieved 2009-09-29.
  11. ^ "Paul Taylor vs. Sam Stout targeted for UFC 121". Archived from the original on 2010-07-13. Retrieved 2010-07-10.
  12. ^ "UFC 121 Preliminary card recap: McGee taps Jensen, Lawlor smothers Cote". October 23, 2010. Archived from the original on July 12, 2012.
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  14. ^ "UFC 121 Results & Live Play-by-Play".
  15. ^ "Sam Stout vs. Paul Kelly for UFC 126". November 24, 2010.
  16. ^ Lee Whitehead (January 3, 2011). "Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone Steps In To Face Paul Kelly At UFC 126".
  17. ^ "Sam Stout vs. Yves Edwards on tap for UFC 131". March 14, 2011.
  18. ^ Conlan, Brendhan (July 16, 2011). "Sam Stout scrap with Dennis Siver in the works for UFC 137". Archived from the original on July 18, 2011. Retrieved July 16, 2011.
  19. ^ Marrocco, Steven (August 29, 2011). "Sam Stout withdraws from UFC 137". Archived from the original on October 1, 2011. Retrieved August 29, 2011.
  20. ^ "Sam Stout vs. Thiago Tavares slated for UFC 142 in Brazil". Retrieved 2011-11-08.
  21. ^ "Spencer Fisher vs. Sam Stout III added to UFC on Fx 4 in Atlantic City". Retrieved 2012-04-03.
  22. ^ "John Makdessi vs. Sam Stout added to UFC 154". September 7, 2012. Archived from the original on September 10, 2012.
  23. ^ "Strikeforce import Caros Fodor meets Sam Stout at UFC 157". December 21, 2012.
  24. ^ Jeff Cain (March 6, 2013). "Sam Stout vs. Isaac Vallie-Flagg Added to UFC 161 Fight Card". Retrieved March 6, 2013.
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  27. ^ C.J. Tuttle (January 29, 2014). "UFC Ultimate Fight (TUF) 'Nations' Finale fight card: K. J. Noons vs Sam Stout fight official for Quebec City". Retrieved January 29, 2014.
  28. ^ Karim Zidan (April 15, 2014). "Lightweights Sam Stout and K. J. Noons successfully petition to change their TUF Nations finale bout to 170lb". Retrieved April 15, 2014.
  29. ^ Elias Cepeda (2015-01-14). "Ross Pearson to face Sam Stout at UFC 185". Retrieved 2015-01-14.
  30. ^ Dave Doyle (2015-03-14). "UFC 185 results: Ross Pearson knocks out Sam Stout". Retrieved 2015-03-14.
  31. ^ Keith Grienke (2015-06-30). "Stout, Campbell Official for UFC Saskatoon". Retrieved 2015-06-30.
  32. ^ Steven Marrocco (2015-08-23). "UFC Fight Night 74 results: Frankie Perez stops Sam Stout in 54 seconds, retires at age 26". Retrieved 2015-08-23.
  33. ^ Keith Grienke (2015-09-02). "Sam Stout Retires". Retrieved 2015-09-02.
  34. ^ Rebecca Zandbergen (January 10, 2020). "5-year-old Londoner donates entire piggy bank savings to Australian wildlife rescue efforts".
  35. ^ Danny Segura (May 26, 2020). "GoFundMe page started for former UFC fighter Sam Stout after death of his month-old daughter".
  36. ^ Hauch, Valerie (December 6, 2011). "What did UFC fighters have to say about bullying?". The Star. Toronto.
  37. ^ E. Spencer Kyte (April 28, 2020). "Mark Hominick's Big Moment".

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