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Wes Sims
Born October 12, 1979 (1979-10-12) (age 30)
Ohio, U.S.
Other names The Project (previously),
A Whole Show
Height 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Weight 265 lb (120 kg; 18.9 st)
Division 265
Reach 81.0 in
Style Freestyle
Fighting out of Lancaster, Ohio
Team Team Hammer House
MMA record
Total 37
Wins 22
By knockout 9
By submission 11
Losses 12
Draws 1
No contests 2

Wesley Edward Sims (born October 12, 1979) is an American mixed martial artist. He is one of the tallest MMA combatants in recent times at 6 ft 8 in, and is known for his unorthodox fighting style. He is currently a member of Team Hammer House.


Training in MMA

Sims met Mark Coleman before his fight with Ricardo Morais at PRIDE 8 and started training to compete in MMA. He originally wanted to be a pro wrestler, but got into MMA with Coleman.[1]

UFC career

In 2003 Sims fought a controversial fight against Frank Mir (a Heavyweight Contender) at UFC 43. At the very beginning of the fight, Frank Mir put out his hand to touch gloves and Sims rushed past Mir's outstretched hand and into a quickly maneuvered takedown by Mir. In the first round at 2:55 Sims got up while Mir was on his back against the fence and proceeded to stomp Mir's face several times while holding the fence for extra balance. The fight was stopped and Sims was disqualified.

This started a rivalry between the two and they met again in 2004 at UFC 46. Mir easily won the first round with an arm triangle attempt. Near the end of the second round Mir hit Sims with knee strikes to the face and then punches to knock Sims out.

The Bite

Sims fought again in the UFC at the UFC 47 against Mike Kyle. Sims took the fight on less than a weeks notice after Kyle's original opponent got injured. Kyle dominated the entire first round and knocked Sims out at 4:59. Sims protested after the fight that Kyle had bitten him on the chest.[2] During the post fight interview you could clearly see a bite mark on Sims' left pectoral muscle as Sims' stated over & over that he was bitten. This marks the first time a bite has ever happened in a UFC fight since it's inception in 1993. Kyle still denies any wrong doing.

After losing to Mike Kyle he was released by the UFC and started fighting in smaller organizations including IFL, K-1, TKO, et al.

The Ultimate Fighter

Sims returned to the UFC as a cast member on the tenth season of The Ultimate Fighter, which began filming in June 2009.[3]. Sims was defeated by castmate Justin Wren by Arm Triangle in the first round of Sims' first fight in the house.


Date Result Record Opponent Method Event Round Time Location Notes
2008-11-28 Win 22–12–1 (2) United States Jason DeAngelo KO (Punches) FCFS 29 – Battlefield 2 1 0:18 United States Fort Wayne, Indiana, US
2008-06-28 Win 21–12–1 (2) United States Clifford Coon Submission (Kneebar) FCFS 26 – Beach-N-Brawl 1 1:32 United States Fort Wayne, Indiana, US
2008-06-28 Win 20–12–1 (2) United States William Clifford Submission (Guillotine Choke) FCFS 26 – Beach-N-Brawl 1 2:12 United States Fort Wayne, Indiana, US
2008-06-07 Loss 19–12–1 (2) Canada Steve Bosse Submission (Ankle Lock) TKO 34 – Sims VS Bosse 1 3:05 Canada Montreal, Quebec, Canada
2007-09-29 Loss 19–11–1 (2) United States Travis Fulton Decision (Unanimous) FF – Capitol Punishment 3 5:00 United States Columbus, US
2007-07-07 Loss 19–10–1 (2) United States Chris Guillen TKO (Unable to continue) IFO – Fireworks in the Cage 2 5:00 United States Las Vegas, Nevada, US
2007-06-16 Win 19–9–1 (2) United States Daniel Long TKO (Punches) FCFS 12 – Bloodsport 1 4:01 United States Fort Wayne, Indiana, US
2007-05-11 Loss 18–9–1 (2) United States Chris Guillen Decision (Unanimous) UAFC – Art of War 2 3 5:00 United States Dallas, Texas, US
2007-03-22 NC 18–8–1 (2) United States Van Palacio No Contest PFC 2 – Fast and Furious 1 0:54 United States Lemoore, California, US
2007-02-10 Win 18–8–1 (1) United States William Jaggers Submission (Strikes) FCFS 7-Fight Club 1 0:28 United States Fort Wayne, Indiana, US
2006-12-09 Win 17–8–1 (1) United States Albert Palmer Submission (Strikes) FOG – Fists of Furry 1 0:54 United States Richmond, Indiana, US
2006-10-27 Win 16–8–1 (1) Mexico Anton Cano DQ (groin kick) MMA – Mexico 2 0:08 Mexico Monterrey, Mexico
2006-10-06 Win 15–8–1 (1) Germany Kimo Leopoldo TKO (Referee Stoppage) Extreme Wars 5 – Battlegrounds 1 1:13 United States Honolulu, Hawaii, US
2006-09-16 Win 14–8–1 (1) United States Robert Hogan KO FCFS 3 – Full Contact Fight Series 1 1:07 United States Auburn, Indiana, US
2006-09-02 Win 13–8–1 (1) United States Jabari Hawthorne KO (Knees) HHCF 27 – Rumble at the Rodeo 2 1 0:36 United States Chillicothe, Ohio, US
2006-06-17 Win 12–8–1 (1) United States Paul Bowers Submission UFS 2 – Ultimate Fight Series 2 1 0:39 United States Auburn, Indiana, US
2006-06-03 Loss 11–8–1 (1) Brazil Daniel Gracie Technical Submission (Rear Naked Choke) IFL – Championship 2006 1 2:42 United States Atlantic City, New Jersey, US
2006-04-15 Win 11–7–1 (1) United States Buddy Butler Submission (Strikes) UFS – Ultimate Fight Series 1 0:50 United States Auburn, Indiana, US
2006-03-03 Draw 10–7–1 (1) Brazil Daniel Gracie Technical Draw GFC – Team Gracie vs Team Hammer House 2 5:00 United States Columbus, Ohio, US
2005-11-13 Win 10–7 (1) Japan Jyunpei Hamada Submission (Triangle Choke) RFN 2 – Ryukyu Fight Night 2 1 3:07 Japan Okinawa, Japan
2005-09-03 Win 9–7 (1) United States Dustin Sutton TKO (punches) HHCF 22 – Rumble at the Rodeo 1 0:36 United States Chillicothe, Ohio, US
2005-08-26 Win 8–7 (1) United States Shane Lightle KO (punch) HHCF 21 – Redemption 1 1:54 United States Columbus, Ohio, US
2004-12-12 Loss 7–7 (1) United States Tim Sylvia TKO (Punches) SB 38 – SuperBrawl 38 1 1:32 United States Honolulu, Hawaii, US
2004-11-20 Loss 7–6 (1) Netherlands Antoni Hardonk Submission (Keylock) K-1 Fighting Network Rumble on the Rock 2004 1 4:24 United States Honolulu, Hawaii, US
2004-09-10 Win 7–5 (1) United States Joe Mellotte Submission (strikes) EFC 9 – Extreme Fighting Challenge 9 1 1:00 United States Cleveland, Ohio, US
2004-09-05 Loss 6–5 (1) Canada Ricardeau Francois TKO APEX – Genesis 2 0:26 Canada Montreal, Quebec, Canada
2004-04-02 Loss 6–4 (1) United States Mike Kyle KO (Punch) UFC 47: It's On 1 4:59 United States Las Vegas, Nevada, US Released from the UFC
2004-01-31 Loss 6–3 (1) United States Frank Mir KO (Strikes) UFC 46: Supernatural 2 4:21 United States Las Vegas, Nevada, US
2003-06-06 Loss 6–2 (1) United States Frank Mir DQ (Stomping a Downed Opponent) UFC 43: Meltdown 1 2:55 United States Las Vegas, Nevada, US UFC Debut
2002-12-13 Win 6–1 (1) Brazil Marcus Silveira TKO HOOKnSHOOT – Absolute Fighting Championships 1 2 2:13 United States Fort Lauderdale, Florida, US
2002-10-19 NC 5–1 (1) United States Edwin Allseitz No Contest HHCF 3 – Unfinished Fury United States Lancaster, Ohio, US
2002-05-11 Win 5–1 United States Mike Shepard Submission (Guillotine Choke) WEF 12 – World Extreme Fighting 12 1 3:00 United States Steubenville, Ohio, US
2002-05-04 Win 4–1 United States John Harmon Submission (Triangle Choke) HHCF 1 – Backyard Brawl United States Lancaster, Ohio, US
2002-03-23 Win 3–1 United States Joe Mellotte Submission (Triangle Choke) OCF – Ohio Cage Fights United States Delaware, Ohio, US
2002-05-15 Win 2–1 United States Josh Mueller N/A UW – St. Cloud 1 1 1:18 United States St. Cloud, Minnesota, US
2002-01-26 Win 1–1 United States Mike Paduano TKO (Refusal to fight) RSF 7 – Animal Instinct 1 0:00 United States Lakeland, Florida, US
2001-06-23 Loss 0–1 United States Dan Severn Decision RSF 2 – Attack at the Track 3 4:00 United States Chester, West Virginia, US


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