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Ben Saunders Fighter Statistics

Pro MMA Record: 24-14-2

Saunders was born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida where he lived until he was in the third grade when he moved to Coral Springs, Florida. Saunders parents were divorced, and as a result he lived with his father. His older brother, Jacob, who practiced karate, helped teach his younger brother about the martial art. His twin brother, Joe, is a former member of the Florida Legislature. When Saunders was eight years old, he had a friend who was learning Tang Soo Do, which the two soon began practicing daily. However, due to poor financial status Saunders was unable to pay for legitimate instruction. At the age of 14, Saunders began training in Jeet Kune Do and worked at fast food restaurants so that he could pay the tuition. He worked out with his J. P. Taravella High School wrestling team where he learned wrestling techniques in exchange for submission techniques that he knew. Saunders, although not an instigator of street fights, did not back down from challenges and was also involved in countless street fights while growing up. At the age of 18, Saunders told his parents that he was leaving for Valencia College, when in fact he was going to train with Din Thomas to become a professional fighter.

Last Fight: Ramsey Nijem
Age: 39
Height 6'3"
Weight 170 lbs
Nick Name: "Killa B"
Nationality: United States
Association: American Top Team Orlando
24 Wins
KO / TKO
11
45%
Submission
7
29%
Decisions
7
29%
14 Losses
KO / TKO
9
64%
Submission
1
7%
Decisions
4
28%

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Reach 77 in (197 cm)
Stance Southpaw
Team American Top Team (2006–present)Gracie Barra Orlando (2004–2005)
Rank Black belt in 10th Planet Jiu-Jitsu under Eddie Bravo Black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Ricardo Libório
Years active 2004–present

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Ben Saunders next fight?
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Ben Saunders last fight?
Ben Saunders won his last fight against Ramsey Nijem by Decision (Unanimous) on Jul. 30, 2021 at XMMA 2 - Saunders vs. Nijem.
Is Ben Saunders retired?
Ben Saunders last fought Ramsey Nijem 1 year 4 months and 7 days ago, and should be considered active.
Should I bet on Ben Saunders?
Ben Saunders has a 63% win percentage, and has been favored to win in 62% of his fights.
Out of the 29 fights we have recorded, his opening odds average is a -276 favorite, and out of 18 favored matches, he has won 72% of them.
As an underdog he has been in 11 matches, with a win rate of 27% and an odds average of +191.
According to online odds, if you had bet $100 on all 29 of Ben Saunders betting fights, you would have lost $249.
Conversely if you had bet $100 on all of his opponents, you would have lost $632.
Where is Ben Saunders from?
Ben Saunders is from Orlando, Florida, United States.
Has Ben Saunders ever been knocked out?
Ben Saunders has lost 9 times by KO/TKO. He was last defeated by KO (Elbows and Punches) from Matt Brown on Dec. 14, 2019 at UFC 245 - Usman vs. Covington
How long has Ben Saunders been fighting?
Ben Saunders has been fighting for a period of 14 years 4 days, his first fight was on Jun. 26, 2007 at UFC - The Ultimate Fighter Season 6 Opening Round, Day 5. He has accumalated roughly 5 hours, 27 minutes and 23 seconds of professional combat.

Fight Record

W / L Opponent Event/Date Method Referee Round Time
win Ramsey Nijem XMMA 2 - Saunders vs. Nijem
Jul/30/2021
Decision (Unanimous) 3 5:00
loss Matt Brown UFC 245 - Usman vs. Covington
Dec/14/2019
KO (Elbows and Punches) Keith Peterson 2 4:55
loss Takashi Sato UFC Fight Night 150 - Jacare vs. Hermansson
Apr/27/2019
TKO (Punches and Elbows) Larry Downs Jr. 2 1:18
loss Lyman Good UFC 230 - Cormier vs. Lewis
Nov/03/2018
KO (Punches) Herb Dean 1 1:32
loss Sergio Moraes UFC Fight Night 137 - Santos vs. Anders
Sep/22/2018
Submission (Arm-Triangle Choke) Jerin Valel 2 4:35
win Jake Ellenberger UFC Fight Night 131 - Rivera vs. Moraes
Jun/01/2018
KO (Knee to the Body) Dan Miragliotta 1 1:56
loss Alan Jouban UFC on Fox 28 - Emmett vs. Stephens
Feb/24/2018
KO (Punch) Andrew Glenn 2 2:38
loss Peter Sobotta UFC Fight Night 109 - Gustafsson vs. Teixeira
May/28/2017
TKO (Punches and Knee) Neil Hall 2 2:29
win Court McGee UFC Fight Night 103 - Rodriguez vs. Penn
Jan/15/2017
Decision (Unanimous) John McCarthy 3 5:00
win Jacob Volkmann Fight Night at the Island - Saunders vs. Volkmann
Sep/09/2016
Submission (Armbar) John McCarthy 1 0:17
loss Patrick Cote UFC Fight Night 81 - Dillashaw vs. Cruz
Jan/17/2016
TKO (Punches) Steve Rita 2 1:14
win Kenny Robertson UFC on Fox 16 - Dillashaw vs. Barao 2
Jul/25/2015
Decision (Split) Otto Torriero 3 5:00
win Joe Riggs UFC on Fox 13 - Dos Santos vs. Miocic
Dec/13/2014
TKO (Neck Injury) John McCarthy 1 0:57
win Chris Heatherly UFC Fight Night 49 - Henderson vs. dos Anjos
Aug/23/2014
Submission (Omoplata) John McCarthy 1 2:18
loss Douglas Lima Bellator MMA - Bellator 100
Sep/20/2013
KO (Head Kick) Jason Herzog 2 4:33
win Raul Amaya Bellator MMA - Bellator 90
Feb/21/2013
KO (Head Kick) Jason Herzog 1 2:56
win Koffi Adzitso Bellator MMA - Bellator 86
Jan/24/2013
Decision (Unanimous) Kerry Hatley 3 5:00
win Brian Warren BFC - Bellator Fighting Championships 72
Jul/20/2012
TKO (Knees) Troy Waugh 1 0:22
loss Bryan Baker BFC - Bellator Fighting Championships 67
May/04/2012
Decision (Unanimous) John McCarthy 3 5:00
win Raul Amaya BFC - Bellator Fighting Championships 63
Mar/30/2012
Decision (Unanimous) Todd Anderson 3 5:00
loss Douglas Lima BFC - Bellator Fighting Championships 57
Nov/12/2011
KO (Punches) Yves Lavigne 2 1:21
win Luis Santos BFC - Bellator Fighting Championships 53
Oct/08/2011
Submission (Keylock) Jason Herzog 3 1:45
win Chris Cisneros BFC - Bellator Fighting Championships 49
Sep/10/2011
TKO (Knee to the Body and Punches) Keith Peterson 3 0:29
win Matt Lee BFC - Bellator Fighting Championships 39
Apr/02/2011
TKO (Doctor Stoppage) Kevin MacDonald 3 1:24
win Elijah Harshbarger WEF - Saunders vs. Harshbarger
Nov/06/2010
TKO (Submission to Punches and Elbows) Chris Adams 1 4:22
loss Dennis Hallman UFC 117 - Silva vs. Sonnen
Aug/07/2010
Decision (Unanimous) Marcos Rosales 3 5:00
loss Jon Fitch UFC 111 - St. Pierre vs. Hardy
Mar/27/2010
Decision (Unanimous) Dan Miragliotta 3 5:00
win Marcus Davis UFC 106 - Ortiz vs. Griffin 2
Nov/21/2009
KO (Knees) Josh Rosenthal 1 3:24
loss Mike Swick UFC 99 - The Comeback
Jun/13/2009
TKO (Punches) Leon Roberts 2 3:47
win Brandon Wolff UFC Fight Night 16 - Fight for the Troops 1
Dec/10/2008
TKO (Knees) Al Coley 1 1:49
win Ryan Thomas UFC 87 - Seek and Destroy
Aug/09/2008
Submission (Armbar) Daryl Guthmiller 2 2:28
win Daniel Barrera UFC - The Ultimate Fighter 6 Finale
Dec/08/2007
Decision (Unanimous) Yves Lavigne 3 5:00
win Charles Blanchard CFC 3 - Combat Fighting Championship 3
Feb/17/2007
Submission (Armbar) 1 0:46
win Kenny Stevens CFC 1 - Combat Fighting Championship 1
Jul/15/2006
TKO (Punches) 3 3:05
win Rick Delvecchio AFC 15 - Absolute Fighting Championships 15
Feb/18/2006
KO (Head Kick) Troy Waugh 1 4:31
win Reggie Pena AFC 14 - Absolute Fighting Championships 14
Dec/10/2005
Submission (Triangle Choke) Troy Waugh 1 1:12
draw Diego Lionel Visotzky AFC 12 - Absolute Fighting Championships 12
Apr/30/2005
Draw Marco Lopez 2 5:00
draw Crafton Wallace AFC 8 - Absolute Fighting Championships 8
May/01/2004
Draw James Warring 2 5:00
loss Tom Speer UFC - The Ultimate Fighter Season 6 Quarterfinals, Day 3
Jul/09/2007
Decision (Majority) Steve Mazzagatti 2 5:00
win Daniel Barrera UFC - The Ultimate Fighter Season 6 Opening Round, Day 5
Jun/26/2007
Decision (Majority) Herb Dean 2 5:00