|Born||January 17, 1986|
Winfield, Kansas, United States
|Other names||The Evolution|
|Height||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Weight||170.8 lb (77.5 kg; 12.20 st)|
|Division||Welterweight (170 lb)|
|Reach||75.5 in (192 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Wheat Ridge, Colorado, United States|
|Team||Grudge Training Center|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Tyler Stinson (born January 17, 1986) is an American mixed martial artist and professional wrestler, who most recently competed in the Welterweight division. A professional competitor since 2006, Stinson has also formerly competed for Bellator MMA, Strikeforce, Titan FC, and the World Series of Fighting.
Born and raised in Winfield, Kansas, Stinson competed in baseball, football, and track and field at Winfield High School, and was talented. Stinson was introduced to MMA by a friend at the age of 20, which piqued his interest. Less than a week later, Stinson began competing himself.
Mixed martial arts career
Stinson started his career in 2006. From his mixed martial arts debut until the beginning of 2010, he fought mainly for southern American promotions, as C3 Fights, Art of Fighting and Masters of the Cage.
Stinson was expected to make his debut against Demi Deeds on April 29, 2010 at Bellator 16. However, he was called to replace an injured Sean Pierson against Dan Hornbuckle in the Season Two Welterweight Tournament Quarterfinal on April 22, 2010 at Bellator 15. Stinson lost via submission in the first round.
World Series of Fighting
In December 2013, it was announced that Stinson signed a four-fight deal with World Series of Fighting. He made his debut on January 18, 2014 against Valdir Araujo at WSOF 8 and won via TKO in the third round.
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|40 matches||30 wins||10 losses|
|Win||30–10||Dave Burrow||Decision (split)||C3 Fights: Fight Night||July 16, 2016||3||5:00||Newkirk, Oklahoma, United States|
|Win||29–10||Jose Figueroa||Decision (split)||Titan FC 31||October 31, 2014||3||5:00||Tampa, Florida, United States|
|Loss||28–10||Joshua Burkman||KO (punch)||WSOF 9||March 29, 2014||1||2:15||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||28–9||Valdir Araujo||TKO (punches)||WSOF 8||January 18, 2014||3||2:23||Hollywood, Florida, United States|
|Win||27–9||Armando Montoya Jr.||TKO (punches)||Prize Fighting Championship 4||October 18, 2013||1||3:38||Denver, Colorado, United States|
|Win||26–9||Rob Kimmons||TKO (punches)||Epic Fight Night 1: Stinson vs. Kimmons||June 29, 2013||1||0:54||Kansas City, Missouri, United States|
|Win||25–9||Zac Kelley||KO (punch)||C3 Fights: Armageddon 2012||December 1, 2012||1||4:34||Newkirk, Oklahoma, United States|
|Loss||24–9||Jordan Mein||Decision (unanimous)||Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Kennedy||July 14, 2012||3||5:00||Portland, Oregon, United States|
|Loss||24–8||Tarec Saffiedine||Decision (split)||Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Jardine||January 7, 2012||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||24–7||Ryan Bixler||Submission (triangle choke)||C3 Fights: Fall Brawl||October 22, 2011||1||2:54||Newkirk, Oklahoma, United States|
|Win||23–7||Eduardo Pamplona||KO (punch)||Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Henderson||July 30, 2011||1||0:15||Hoffman Estates, Illinois, United States|
|Win||22–7||Nate James||Decision (split)||Bellator 40||April 9, 2011||3||5:00||Newkirk, Oklahoma, United States|
|Win||21–7||Matt Delanoit||KO (punch)||C3 Fights: SlamFest||January 29, 2011||1||3:56||Newkirk, Oklahoma, United States|
|Loss||20–7||Steve Carl||Technical submission (guillotine choke)||Bellator 26||August 26, 2010||1||2:30||Kansas City, Missouri, United States||175 lb Catchweight; Bellator Season Four Welterweight Tournament Qualifier.|
|Win||20–6||Mike Jackson||KO (punches)||C3 Fights: Slammin Jammin Weekend 5||August 7, 2010||3||3:42||Newkirk, Oklahoma, United States|
|Win||19–6||Leonardo Peçanha||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Bellator 22||June 17, 2010||1||1:42||Kansas City, Missouri, United States|
|Loss||18–6||Dan Hornbuckle||Submission (triangle choke)||Bellator 15||April 22, 2010||1||2:03||Uncasville, Connecticut, United States||Bellator Season Two Welterweight Tournament Quarterfinal.|
|Win||18–5||Jerome Martinez||Submission (armbar)||C3 Fights: Slammin Jammin Weekend 4||February 13, 2010||1||1:47||Newkirk, Oklahoma, United States|
|Win||17–5||Brandon Newsome||Submission (triangle choke)||Titan FC 14||October 2, 2009||1||1:57||Kansas City, Kansas, United States|
|Win||16–5||Matt Bean||TKO (punches)||C3 Fights: Slammin Jammin Weekend 1||September 18, 2009||1||2:16||Newkirk, Oklahoma, United States|
|Loss||15–5||Delson Heleno||Submission (triangle choke)||AOF 4: Damage||August 22, 2009||1||4:44||Tampa, Florida, United States|
|Win||15–4||Yasubey Enomoto||TKO (punches)||AOF 3: Rumble at Robarts||June 13, 2009||3||1:59||Sarasota, Florida, United States|
|Win||14–4||Drew Fickett||TKO (punches)||C3 Fights||February 28, 2009||1||3:35||Newkirk, Oklahoma, United States|
|Win||13–4||Jeff Davis||TKO (punches)||Havic Prizefighting: Downtown Throwdown 2||November 22, 2008||1||2:09||Wichita, Kansas, United States|
|Win||12–4||Eric Marriott||Decision (unanimous)||Mixed Martial Madness||October 17, 2008||3||5:00||Wichita, Kansas, United States|
|Loss||11–4||Leonardo Peçanha||Submission (triangle choke)||C3 Fights: Clash in Concho||September 19, 2008||1||N/A||Concho, Oklahoma, United States|
|Win||11–3||Cory Brandt||TKO (punches)||C3 Fights: Showdown 2||August 16, 2008||1||0:33||Cherokee, North Carolina, United States|
|Win||10–3||Dominic Brown||Submission||Good Guys Promotions||August 15, 2008||1||4:35||Junction City, Kansas, United States|
|Win||9–3||Bill Albrecht||TKO (punches)||LFC 1: The Genesis||May 10, 2008||1||0:16||Wichita, Kansas, United States|
|Win||8–3||Joseph Sullivan||TKO (punches)||Independent Event||March 29, 2008||1||0:32||Wichita, Kansas, United States|
|Loss||7–3||Anthony Lapsley||Submission (triangle choke)||Midwest Cage Combat||November 2, 2007||2||3:39||Wichita, Kansas, United States|
|Win||7–2||Ken Jackson||TKO (injury)||IFO: Wiuff vs. Salmon||September 1, 2007||1||2:24||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||6–2||Tony Barker||KO (punch)||IFO: Eastman vs. Kimmons||July 7, 2007||2||4:45||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||5–2||Matt Priest||KO (punch)||Midwest Cage Combat||June 23, 2007||1||0:10||Wichita, Kansas, United States|
|Loss||4–2||Joe Bunch||Decision (unanimous)||Masters of the Cage 12||March 17, 2007||3||5:00||Norman, Oklahoma, United States|
|Win||4–1||Dominic Brown||KO (punch)||Good Guys Promotions||February 10, 2007||1||4:35||Wichita, Kansas, United States|
|Win||3–1||Quinton McCottrell||KO (punch)||Masters of the Cage 9||January 20, 2007||1||0:09||Norman, Oklahoma, United States|
|Win||2–1||Mike Messina||Submission||Masters of the Cage 4||September 23, 2006||2||2:25||Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States|
|Win||1–1||Kevin Adams||TKO (punches)||Masters of the Cage 3||August 19, 2006||2||1:12||Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States|
|Loss||0–1||Kevin Adams||Decision (split)||Masters of the Cage 2||July 14, 2006||3||5:00||Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States|
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- Dann Stupp and John Morgan (January 7, 2012). "'Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Jardine' results: Saffiedine takes split decision over Stinson". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved August 10, 2013.
- Erickson, Matt (July 14, 2012). "'Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Kennedy' results: Jordan Mein outboxes Tyler Stinson". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved August 10, 2013.
- Brand, Jeremy (December 10, 2013). "Tyler Stinson signs four-fight deal with World Series of Fighting". MMAsucka.com. Retrieved December 21, 2013.