Timothy Samuel Elliott (born December 24, 1986) is an American mixed martial artist who currently competes in the Flyweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). He is the former Titan FC Flyweight Champion. He has been professional competitor since 2009 and is currently in his second tenure with the UFC. He is a three-time winner of fight bonuses in the UFC, winning fight of the night twice, and performance of the night once. As of October 14, 2019, he is #9 in the UFC flyweight rankings.
|Born||Timothy Samuel Elliott|
December 24, 1986
Wichita, Kansas, United States
|Height||5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)|
|Weight||125 lb (57 kg; 8.9 st)|
|Reach||67 in (170 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Lee's Summit, Missouri, United States|
|Team||Glory MMA and Fitness|
|Rank||Blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
- 1 Background
- 2 Mixed martial arts career
- 3 Personal life
- 4 Championships and accomplishments
- 5 Mixed martial arts record
- 6 See also
- 7 References
- 8 External links
Elliott was born on December 24, 1986 in Wichita, Kansas. Elliott originally attended Campus High School, but transferred to Wichita South High School during his junior year. Elliott was a state wrestling champion at Wichita South his senior year in 2005. Elliott was on the wrestling team at Labette Community College before transferring to the University of Central Oklahoma. He earned a bachelor's degree in Science and General Studies.
Mixed martial arts careerEdit
Ultimate Fighting ChampionshipEdit
Elliott signed with UFC on April 17, 2012.
In his second fight, Elliott faced Jared Papazian on December 15, 2012 at The Ultimate Fighter: Team Carwin vs. Team Nelson Finale. He won the fight via unanimous decision (30–25, 30–25, 30–26). The fight also earned him the Fight of the Night bonus.
Elliott fought Ali Bagautinov at UFC 167 on November 16, 2013. The bout marked his first appearance on the main card of a pay-per-view event in the fight. He lost the fight via unanimous decision.
Elliott made his debut and faced former UFC Flyweight Iliarde Santos at Titan FC 34 for the inaugural Titan FC Flyweight Championship. He won the fight by a dominant unanimous decision and picked up the Titan FC Flyweight Championship.
The Ultimate FighterEdit
On July 21, 2016 Elliott was announced as a cast member on the 24th season of The Ultimate Fighter. The winner of the show, won a chance to fight Demetrious Johnson for the UFC Flyweight Championship. Despite being ranked as the number 3 seed, Elliott was selected as the first overall pick by former opponent Joseph Benavidez.
In his first fight, Elliott faced 14th ranked 'Team Cejudo' fighter Charlie Alaniz. He submitted Aniz in the first round by bulldog choke. In the quarterfinals, Elliott faced 6th ranked 'Team Cejudo' fighter and former Caged contestant Matt Schnell. Despite being struck with a devastating groin kick in the opening moments of the bout, he was able to recover and submit Schnell in the first round by front choke. In the semifinals, Elliott faced 15th ranked 'Team Benavidez' teammate Eric Shelton. After two competitive rounds, Elliott was declared the winner by majority decision. Elliott fought 5th ranked 'Team Benavidez' teammate Hiromasa Ogikubo in the final round. Elliott won the fight by unanimous decision 30–27, winning the 24th season of The Ultimate Fighter.
Return to the UFCEdit
As a result of winning The Ultimate Fighter 24, Elliott won the opportunity to fight flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson. He fought Johnson on December 3, 2016 at The Ultimate Fighter 24 Finale for the flyweight championship. Elliott lost the fight by unanimous decision.
Elliott faced Louis Smolka on April 15, 2017 at UFC on Fox: Johnson vs. Reis. He won the fight by unanimous decision. The win earned Elliott his second Fight of the Night bonus award, and his first since returning the organization.
Elliott was expected to face Justin Scoggins on December 16, 2017 at UFC on Fox 26. However, Scoggins pulled out of the bout in early December citing a back injury and was replaced by Pietro Menga. The bout was cancelled as Menga failed to show to the weigh in because he did not make weight. Elliott was offered the fight at catchweight at 131 pounds, which would have given him 10% of Menga's fight purse, but he declined.
After the fight against Menga was cancelled, the UFC offered Elliott a fight at UFC 219, which Elliott only accepted under the condition he fights somebody who has never missed weight and has never backed out of a fight at the last minute. Elliott fought promotional newcomer Mark De La Rosa at bantamweight. He won in the second round by submission via an anaconda choke. After the fight, he dedicated the win to his coach, Robert Follis, who died earlier in the month. For the fight, Elliott won a $50,000 Performance of the Night bonus, his first performance of the night bonus and third fight bonus in the UFC overall.
Championships and accomplishmentsEdit
Mixed martial artsEdit
Mixed martial arts recordEdit
|Professional record breakdown|
|25 matches||15 wins||9 losses|
|Loss||15–9–1||Deiveson Figueiredo||Submission (guillotine choke)||UFC Fight Night: Joanna vs. Waterson||October 12, 2019||1||3:08||Tampa, Florida, United States||Return to Flyweight.|
|Win||15–8–1||Mark De La Rosa||Submission (anaconda choke)||UFC 219||December 30, 2017||2||1:41||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||Return to Bantamweight. Performance of the Night.|
|Loss||14–8–1||Ben Nguyen||Submission (rear-naked choke)||UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Hunt||June 11, 2017||1||0:49||Auckland, New Zealand|
|Win||14–7–1||Louis Smolka||Decision (unanimous)||UFC on Fox: Johnson vs. Reis||April 15, 2017||3||5:00||Kansas City, Missouri, United States||Fight of the Night.|
|Loss||13–7–1||Demetrious Johnson||Decision (unanimous)||The Ultimate Fighter: Tournament of Champions Finale||December 3, 2016||5||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||For the UFC Flyweight Championship.|
|Win||13–6–1||Pedro Nobre||Decision (unanimous)||Titan FC 37||March 5, 2016||5||5:00||Ridgefield, Washington, United States||Defended the Titan FC Flyweight Championship.|
|Win||12–6–1||Felipe Efrain||Submission (guillotine choke)||Titan FC 35||September 19, 2015||2||2:30||Ridgefield, Washington, United States||Defended the Titan FC Flyweight Championship.|
|Win||11–6–1||Iliarde Santos||Decision (unanimous)||Titan FC 34||July 18, 2015||5||5:00||Kansas City, Missouri, United States||Won the inaugural Titan FC Flyweight Championship.|
|Loss||10–6–1||Zach Makovsky||Decision (unanimous)||UFC Fight Night: Henderson vs. Thatch||February 14, 2015||3||5:00||Broomfield, Colorado, United States|
|Loss||10–5–1||Joseph Benavidez||Submission (guillotine choke)||UFC 172||April 26, 2014||1||4:08||Baltimore, Maryland, United States|
|Loss||10–4–1||Ali Bagautinov||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 167||November 16, 2013||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||10–3–1||Louis Gaudinot||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 164||August 31, 2013||3||5:00||Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States|
|Win||9–3–1||Jared Papazian||Decision (unanimous)||The Ultimate Fighter: Team Carwin vs. Team Nelson Finale||December 15, 2012||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||Fight of the Night.|
|Loss||8–3–1||John Dodson||Decision (unanimous)||UFC on Fox: Diaz vs. Miller||May 5, 2012||3||5:00||East Rutherford, New Jersey, United States|
|Win||8–2–1||Josh Rave||Technical Submission (D'Arce choke)||RFA 2||March 30, 2012||1||0:28||Kearney, Nebraska, United States||Flyweight debut.|
|Win||7–2–1||Jens Pulver||KO (knee)||RFA 1||December 16, 2011||2||2:12||Kearney, Nebraska, United States||Bantamweight bout.|
|Win||6–2–1||Kashif Solarin||Submission||Cowboy MMA: Caged Cowboys||May 21, 2011||1||0:57||Ponca City, Oklahoma, United States|
|Win||5–2–1||John McDowell||TKO (punches)||Art of War Cage Fights||February 26, 2011||1||2:56||Ponca City, Oklahoma, United States|
|Win||4–2–1||Victor Dominguez||Decision (unanimous)||C3 Fights||October 22, 2010||3||5:00||Newkirk, Oklahoma, United States|
|Win||3–2–1||Cody Fuller||Submission (triangle choke)||Bricktown Brawl 5||June 25, 2010||3||2:34||Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States|
|Win||2–2–1||Michael Casteel||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Bricktown Brawl 4||April 2, 2010||1||2:01||Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States|
|Win||1–2–1||Victor Veloquio||KO (punches)||BB 3: Holiday Havoc||December 11, 2009||1||0:33||Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States|
|Loss||0–2–1||Jacky Bryant||TKO (punches)||Bricktown Brawl 2||August 28, 2009||1||0:52||Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States|
|Loss||0–1–1||Shane Howell||Submission (triangle choke)||Harrah Fight Night||June 27, 2009||3||2:25||Harrah, Oklahoma, United States|
|Draw||0–0–1||Jerod Spoon||Draw||Bricktown Brawl 1||May 8, 2009||3||5:00||Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States|
Mixed martial arts exhibition recordEdit
|Exhibition record breakdown|
|4 matches||4 wins||0 losses|
|Win||4–0||Hiromasa Ogikubo||Decision (unanimous)||The Ultimate Fighter: Tournament of Champions||November 30, 2016||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||TUF 24 Final round|
|Win||3–0||Eric Shelton||Decision (majority)||The Ultimate Fighter: Tournament of Champions||November 23, 2016||2||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||TUF 24 Semi-final round|
|Win||2–0||Matt Schnell||Submission (front choke)||The Ultimate Fighter: Tournament of Champions||November 16, 2016||1||3:24||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||TUF 24 Quarter-final round|
|Win||1–0||Charlie Alaniz||Submission (bulldog choke)||The Ultimate Fighter: Tournament of Champions||October 12, 2016||1||1:51||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||TUF 24 Round of 16|
*Date given is the air date of the episode. The actual dates of the fight are not released by the UFC
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