1. Jeremy StephensAt age 16, Jeremy Stephens began mixed martial arts as an amateur. He started full-time training at the age of 18. Stephens has held the UGC 155-pound belt and the MCC 155-pound belt.

    Ultimate Fighting Championship
    His first win in the octagon was against Diego Saraiva at UFC 76 via unanimous decision.

    Jeremy then scored his second win inside the Octagon after beating TUF 5 alumni Cole Miller via second round TKO at UFC Fight Night 12.

    At the finale of The Ultimate Fighter 7, Jeremy took on former trainer and friend Spencer Fisher. Stephens lost via unanimous decision.

    After the loss he rebounded with an emphatic come from behind knockout victory over BJJ black belt Rafael dos Anjos at UFC 91. In the third came out swinging and landed a huge uppercut on dos Anjos that knocked him unconscious.

    Stephens next stepped in as a late replacement for Hermes Franca against Joe Lauzon on February 7, 2009 at UFC Fight Night 7. Lauzon defeated Stephens with an armbar late in the second round.

    Then on April 1, 2009 at UFC Fight Night: Condit vs Kampmann, Stephens was out-wrestled by Gleison Tibau and lost his second straight fight via unanimous decision.

    Stephens was expected to return to the octagon on September 16, 2009 at UFC Fight Night: Diaz vs. Guillard against UFC newcomer Ronnys Torres. However, Torres sustained an injury during training and was replaced by Justin Buchholz. Stephens defeated Buchholz after landing several big strikes and opening up a deep gash on Buchholz’s forehead, forcing the doctor to stop the fight midway through the first round.

    Stephens was expected to face Nik Lentz on January 11, 2010 at UFC Fight Night 20. However, Stephens suffered a cut and was forced to pull out of the fight.

    Stephens defeated Sam Stout via split decision on May 8, 2010 at UFC 113.

    Stephens lost to Melvin Guillard on September 25, 2010 at UFC 119 via split decision.

    Stephens faced Marcus Davis on January 1, 2011 at UFC 125. After likely losing the first two rounds, Stephens then came out more aggressive in the third round and caught Davis with a counter punch resulting in a KO win.

    Stephens was expected to face Jonathan Brookins on June 4, 2011 at The Ultimate Fighter 13 Finale. However, Brookins was forced from the bout with an injury and replaced by Danny Downes.

    Stephens defeated Downes via unanimous decision after dominating all three rounds.

    Stephens faced Anthony Pettis on October 8, 2011 at UFC 136. Pettis defeated Stephens via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28).

    Stephens replaced an injured Yves Edwards against Donald Cerrone on May 15, 2012 at UFC on Fuel TV: Korean Zombie vs. Poirier He lost the fight via unanimous decision.

    Stephens made his featherweight debut against promotional newcomer Estevan Payan on May 25, 2013 at UFC 160. He won the bloody fight via unanimous decision.