Joseph Christopher Stevenson is a retired American mixed martial artist fighting out of Hesperia, California. Coached by Matt Hughes, Stevenson rose to prominence by becoming The Ultimate Fighter 2 Welterweight Tournament Winner. Following a drop in weight class and two-year undefeated streak, he was ranked among the top UFC Lightweight competitors, culminating into a title shot for the vacant UFC Lightweight Championship against B.J. Penn at UFC 80: Rapid Fire. Stevenson fought most of his career as a Lightweight and made his Featherweight debut at UFC Live: Kongo vs. Barry. He is the former King of the Cage Lightweight Champion.
|Born:||Joseph Christopher Stevenson, June 15, 1982, Torrance, California, United States|
|Residence:||Hesperia, California, United States|
|Division:||Featherweight (145lb) (2011–2012), Lightweight (155lb) (2006–2011, 2012-present), Welterweight (170lb)|
|Reach:||70 in (177.8 cm)|
|Style:||BJJ, Judo, Gaidojutsu|
|Team:||Jackson's Submission Fighting|
|Rank:||Black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, Black belt in Judo|
|University:||Victor Valley College|
|Notable school(s):||Silverado High|
|IMDb:||Joe Stevenson's IMDb|
About Joe Stevenson
Welterweight with a Jiu-Jitsu and Judo background won Spike TV's The Ultimate Fighter 2.
He was introduced to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu at age 13.
He is a former KOTC Lightweight Champion and KOTC Welterweight Champion.
He fathered four sons: Joe Jr., Tyler, Frankie, and Maximus.
He was defeated by Josh Neer with a unanimous judges decision on April 6, 2006.
Information related to Joe Stevenson
- http://www.joestevenson.com/ Official site