Steven Timothy Peterson (born May 29, 1990) is an American professional mixed martial artist. Peterson currently competes in the Featherweight division for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). A professional competitor since 2010, Peterson has also competed for Bellator Fighting Championships and the Legacy Fighting Alliance.
|Born||Steven Timothy Peterson|
May 29, 1990
Redondo Beach, California, United States
|Height||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
|Weight||145 lb (66 kg; 10 st 5 lb)|
|Reach||70 in (178 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Plano, Texas, United States|
McKinney, Texas, United States
|Rank||Brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu |
Green/white band in Muay Thai
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Mixed martial arts careerEdit
Peterson made his second and final appearance in Bellator on March 23, 2012 against Chris Jones at Bellator 62, losing via split decision. Peterson competed extensively in both Legacy FC and Legacy Fighting Alliance, winning the Legacy FC Bantamweight title at Legacy FC 56 vs. Manny Vasquez via rear-naked choke. He lost a title unification bout at LFA 1 against Leandro Higo via unanimous decision.
Dana White Tuesday Night Contender SeriesEdit
Ultimate Fighting ChampionshipEdit
Peterson made his UFC debut at UFC Fight Night 126 on February 18, 2018 against Humberto Bandenay. However, due to a visa issue for Bandenay, he was replaced by Brandon Davis. Peterson lost the fight via unanimous decision. This fight earned him the Fight of the Night award.
Peterson faced Luis Peña on March 23, 2019 at UFC Fight Night 148. At the weigh-ins, Peña weighed in at 148.5 lbs, 2.5 pounds over the featherweight non-title fight limit of 146 lbs. Peña was fined 30% of his fight purse and the bout proceed at catchweight. Peterson lost the fight via unanimous decision. Peterson signed a new, four-fight contract with the UFC after the fight.
Peterson faced Martín Bravo on September 21, 2019 at UFC on ESPN+ 17. Peterson won the fight by knockout via a spinning back fist in the second round. This win earn him the Performance of the Night award. Peterson said of his knockout, "I went to evade his spinning backfist and it just naturally came because I made the same step and it was right after I jabbed when he did it. The jab was the perfect setup. I was just in a flow state when I did it. Everything came natural when I landed that backfist."
Peterson was expected to face Aalon Cruz on February 29, 2020 at UFC Fight Night 169. However, Peterson was pulled from the event for an undisclosed reason, and he was replaced by promotional newcomer Spike Carlyle.
Peterson was scheduled to meet Seung Woo Choi on February 6, 2021 at UFC Fight Night 184. However, Peterson pulled out of the fight on January 15 due to an injury, and he was replaced by promotional newcomer Collin Anglin.
Peterson faced Chase Hooper on June 12, 2021 at UFC 263. At the weigh-ins, Peterson weighed in at 148.5 pounds, two and a half pounds over the featherweight non-title fight limit. The bout proceeded at catchweight and he was fined 20% of his purse, which went go to his opponent Hooper. Peterson won the fight via unanimous decision.
Championships and achievementsEdit
Mixed martial arts recordEdit
|Professional record breakdown|
|28 matches||19 wins||9 losses|
|Win||19–9||Chase Hooper||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 263||June 12, 2021||3||5:00||Glendale, Arizona, United States||Catchweight (148.5 lb) bout; Peterson missed weight.|
|Win||18–9||Martín Bravo||KO (spinning back fist)||UFC Fight Night: Rodríguez vs. Stephens||September 21, 2019||2||1:31||Mexico City, Mexico||Performance of the Night.|
|Loss||17–9||Alex Caceres||Decision (unanimous)||UFC on ESPN: dos Anjos vs. Edwards||July 20, 2019||3||5:00||San Antonio, Texas, United States|
|Loss||17–8||Luis Peña||Decision (unanimous)||UFC Fight Night: Thompson vs. Pettis||March 23, 2019||3||5:00||Nashville, Tennessee, United States||Catchweight (148.5 lb) bout; Peña missed weight.|
|Win||17–7||Matt Bessette||Decision (split)||The Ultimate Fighter: Undefeated Finale||July 6, 2018||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Loss||16–7||Brandon Davis||Decision (unanimous)||UFC Fight Night: Cowboy vs. Medeiros||February 18, 2018||3||5:00||Austin, Texas, United States||Fight of the Night.|
|Win||16–6||Dustin Winter||TKO (punches)||LFA 28||December 8, 2017||2||2:38||Dallas, Texas, United States||Return to Featherweight.|
|Loss||15–6||Benito Lopez||Decision (split)||Dana White's Contender Series 7||August 22, 2017||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||15–5||Ryan Hollis||Submission (rear-naked choke)||LFA 16||July 14, 2017||2||1:43||Dallas, Texas, United States||Catchweight (140 lb) bout.|
|Loss||14–5||Leandro Higo||Decision (unanimous)||LFA 1||January 13, 2017||5||5:00||Dallas, Texas, United States||For the inaugural LFA Bantamweight Championship.|
|Win||14-4||Manny Vasquez||Technical Submission (rear-naked choke)||Legacy FC 56||June 24, 2016||4||3:08||Dallas, Texas, United States||Won the Legacy FC Bantamweight Championship.|
|Win||13-4||Irwin Rivera||Decision (unanimous)||Legacy FC 46||October 2, 2015||3||5:00||Allen, Texas, United States|
|Win||12-4||Caio Machado||Submission (guillotine choke)||Legacy FC 38||February 13, 2015||1||3:55||Allen, Texas, United States|
|Win||11–4||Ray Rodriguez||Decision (unanimous)||Legacy FC 33||July 18, 2014||3||5:00||Allen, Texas, United States||Featherweight bout.|
|Win||10-4||Ray Rodriguez||TKO||Legacy FC 28||February 21, 2014||2||n/a||Arlington, Texas, United States||Featherweight bout.|
|Win||9–4||Nelson Salas||TKO (punches)||Xtreme Knockout 19||August 17, 2013||4||1:58||Dallas, Texas, United States||Won the XKO Bantamweight Championship.|
|Loss||8–4||George Pacurariu||KO (punch)||Legacy FC 19||April 12, 2013||1||3:42||Dallas, Texas, United States|
|Loss||8–3||Matt Hobar||Decision (majority)||Legacy FC 16||December 14, 2012||3||5:00||Dallas, Texas, United States|
|Win||8–2||Cody Williams||Submission (omoplata)||Legacy FC 14||September 14, 2012||2||4:46||Houston, Texas, United States||Catchweight (140 lb) bout.|
|Win||7–2||Matt Hobar||TKO (arm injury)||Legacy FC 13||August 17, 2012||1||4:04||Dallas, Texas, United States||Return to Bantamweight.|
|Loss||6–2||Chris Jones||Decision (split)||Bellator 62||March 23, 2012||3||5:00||Laredo, Texas, United States||Featherweight bout.|
|Win||6–1||Steve Garcia||Submission (guillotine choke)||Legacy FC 8||September 16, 2011||1||1:40||Houston, Texas, United States||Bantamweight bout.|
|Win||5–1||Alex Russ||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Xtreme Knockout 11||July 23, 2012||1||1:57||Arlington, Texas, United States|
|Win||4–1||Douglas Frey||Decision (majority)||Xtreme Knockout 10||April 9, 2012||4||1:11||Arlington, Texas, United States|
|Win||3–1||Quaint Kempf||Submission (armbar)||Xtreme Knockout 9||January 29, 2011||1||0:24||Arlington, Texas, United States|
|Loss||2–1||Brad Mitchell||Decision (unanimous)||Xtreme Knockout 8||October 9, 2010||3||3:00||Arlington, Texas, United States|
|Win||2–0||Ernest de la Cruz||Decision (unanimous)||Bellator 27||September 2, 2010||3||3:00||San Antonio, Texas, United States||Featherweight bout.|
|Win||1–0||Marcus Dupar||Submission (armbar)||TCF: Puro Combate 1||August 4, 2010||3||2:26||Houston, Texas, United States|
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