Nah-Shon Burrell

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Nah-Shon Burrell
Born Nah-Shon D. Burrell [1]
(1990-02-05) February 5, 1990 (age 28)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Other names The Rock-n-Rolla
Residence Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Nationality American
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight 170 lb (77 kg; 12 st)
Division Welterweight
Middleweight
Reach 71.0 in (180 cm)
Stance Orthodox
Fighting out of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Team Fight Firm
Years active 2010–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total 27
Wins 15
By knockout 10
By decision 5
Losses 11
By knockout 2
By submission 1
By decision 8
No contests 1
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Nah-Shon Burrell (born February 5, 1990) is an American professional mixed martial artist currently competing in the Welterweight division. A professional competitor since 2010, Burrell has competed for Bellator MMA, the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), Strikeforce, Absolute Championship Berkut and the Cage Fury Fighting Championships.

Background[edit]

Burrell is from the Overbrook neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and attended Overbrook High School where he competed in football as well as track and field, and was talented. Burrell often got into fights and ultimately did not stick with sports as he admits that "did not like taking orders". However, after Burrell began watching UFC fights, he became motivated to become a mixed martial arts fighter himself.[2]

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Burrell started his MMA career in 2010. He fought only for middle Atlantic states organizations. With a MMA record of 5-1, he signed with Strikeforce.

Strikeforce[edit]

Burrell made his debut on May 20, 2011 at Strikeforce: Overeem vs. Werdum against Joe Ray. He won via unanimous decision.[3]

Burrell faced Lukasz Les on August 12, 2011 at Strikeforce Challengers: Gurgel vs. Duarte.[4] He won via TKO in the second round.

Burrell faced James Terry on January 7, 2012 at Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Jardine. He won via split decision.[5]

Burrell was expected to face Bobby Voelker on May 19, 2012 at Strikeforce: Barnett vs. Cormier, however Voelker had to withdraw due to injury and was replaced by Chris Spang.[6] He lost via TKO in the first round.

Burrell was expected to face Yuri Villefort on September 29, 2012 at Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Healy.[7] However, the event was cancelled due to headliner and lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez getting injured.[8]

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

Burrell made his promotional debut against fellow Strikeforce import Yuri Villefort on February 23, 2013 at UFC 157. He won the back-and-forth fight via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28).[9]

Burrell faced Stephen Thompson on May 25, 2013 at UFC 160.[10] He lost the fight by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 29-28)[11] and was subsequently released from the promotion.[12]

Bellator MMA[edit]

Burrell was expected to make his promotional debut against Dante Rivera on November 15, 2013 at Bellator 108. However, Rivera was removed from the card due to undisclosed reasons and Burrell instead faced Jesus Martinez.[13] He won the fight via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28).[14]

Burrell faced Andrey Koreshkov in the quarterfinal match of Bellator Season Ten Welterweight Tournament on March 14, 2014 at Bellator 112.[15] He was defeated early in the first round via TKO at 0:41.

Burrell faced Michael Page at Bellator 128 on October 10, 2014, and lost the bout via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27).[16]

Absolute Championship Berkut[edit]

Burrell faced Beslan Isaev on December 23, 2017 at ACB 77. He lost the fight by majority decision.

Burrell faced Albert Tumenov on December 23, 2017 at ACB 80. He lost the fight by unanimous decision.

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 15–11 (1) Ron Stallings Decision (unanimous) CES MMA 52 August 17, 2018 3 5:00 Lincoln, Rhode Island, United States
Loss 15–10 (1) Arbi Agujev Decision (unanimous) ACB 84: Agujev vs. Burrell April 7, 2018 3 5:00 Bratislava, Slovakia
Loss 15–9 (1) Albert Tumenov Decision (unanimous) ACB 80: Tumenov vs. Burrell February 16, 2018 3 5:00 Krasnodar, Russia
Loss 15–8 (1) Beslan Isaev Decision (majority) ACB 77: Abdulvakhabov vs. Vartanyan 2 December 23, 2017 3 5:00 Moscow, Russia
Win 15–7 (1) Micah Terrill TKO (punches) XCC 28: Xtreme Caged Combat 28 June 23, 2017 1 1:16 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Return to Welterweight.
Loss 14–7 (1) Tim Williams Decision (unanimous) Cage Fury Fighting Championships 59 July 9, 2016 3 5:00 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Win 14–6 (1) Dustin Long TKO (punches) Global Proving Ground 24 May 14, 2016 1 4:40 Voorhees, New Jersey, United States Won vacant Global Proving Ground Middleweight Championship.
Win 13–6 (1) Chris Curtis Decision (split) CES 34: Curtis vs. Burrell April 1, 2016 5 5:00 Mashantucket, Connecticut, United States Catchweight bout (176 lb); Burrell missed weight.[17]
Win 12–6 (1) Ryan Dickson TKO (punches) Global Proving Ground 22 November 21, 2015 2 0:29 Voorhees, New Jersey, United States
Loss 11–6 (1) Lyman Good Submission (rear-naked choke) Cage Fury Fighting Championships 48 May 9, 2015 1 3:47 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States Return to Welterweight; For the CFFC Welterweight Championship.
Win 11–5 (1) Ryan Hodge TKO (punches) New England Fights: Fight Night 16 February 7, 2015 1 3:16 Lewiston, Maine, United States Middleweight debut.
Loss 10–5 (1) Michael Page Decision (unanimous) Bellator 128 October 10, 2014 3 5:00 Thackerville, Oklahoma, United States
Loss 10–4 (1) Andrey Koreshkov TKO (knee and punches) Bellator 112 March 14, 2014 1 0:41 Hammond, Indiana, United States Bellator Season Ten Welterweight Tournament Quarterfinal.
Win 10–3 (1) Jesus Martinez Decision (unanimous) Bellator 108 November 15, 2013 3 5:00 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
NC 9–3 (1) Mike Wade No Contest Richmond Rumble MMA September 28, 2013 3 5:00 Richmond, Virginia, United States Originally ruled split decision and later overturned to a no contest.
Loss 9–3 Stephen Thompson Decision (unanimous) UFC 160 May 25, 2013 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 9–2 Yuri Villefort Decision (unanimous) UFC 157 February 23, 2013 3 5:00 Anaheim, California, United States Catchweight bout (175.8 lb); Burrell missed weight.[18]
Loss 8–2 Chris Spang TKO (knee and punches) Strikeforce: Barnett vs. Cormier May 19, 2012 1 3:25 San Jose, California, United States
Win 8–1 James Terry Decision (split) Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Jardine January 7, 2012 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 7–1 Lukasz Les TKO (leg kick and punches) Strikeforce Challengers: Gurgel vs. Duarte August 12, 2011 2 2:09 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 6–1 Joe Ray Decision (unanimous) Strikeforce: Overeem vs. Werdum June 18, 2011 3 5:00 Dallas, Texas, United States Catchweight bout (180 lb); both fighters missed weight.[19]
Win 5–1 Daryl Harris KO (knee) Cage Fury Fighting Championships 8 May 20, 2011 2 1:32 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win 4–1 Craig Thieme TKO (punches) Cage Fury Fighting Championships 6 February 5, 2011 3 3:34 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win 3–1 Robert Corpora TKO (punches) Asylum Fight League 32 November 5, 2010 2 3:34 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Loss 2–1 Chris Curtis Decision (unanimous) Xtreme Caged Combat: Hostile Intent October 1, 2010 3 5:00 Feasterville-Trevose, Pennsylvania, United States
Win 2–0 Juan Garcia TKO (punches) Xtreme Caged Combat: Onslaught July 16, 2010 1 4:24 Feasterville-Trevose, Pennsylvania, United States
Win 1–0 Brad Pole TKO (punches) Jake the Snake Promotions: Cage Time 2 June 19, 2010 1 3:28 Ocean City, Maryland, United States

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nah-shon Burrell's profile Tapology.com
  2. ^ http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/Philly_UFC_fighter_Nah-Shon_Burrell_UFC-160_Bernard_Hopkins.html
  3. ^ Strikeforce Overeem vs. Werdum results: Nah-Shon Burrell dominates Joe Ray by Nate Wilcox (Bloodyelbow.com) on June 18, 2011
  4. ^ Five-fight main card set for Strikeforce Challengers 18 on Aug. 12 MMAJunkie.com (August 2, 2011)
  5. ^ 'Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Jardine' results: Burrell edges Terry via split decision MMAJunkie.com (January 7, 2012)
  6. ^ Strikeforce 'Barnett vs Cormier' fight card: Nah-Shon Burrell vs Chris Spang preview by Brian Hemminger (MMAMania.com) on May 15, 2012
  7. ^ Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Healy gains new bouts MMAWeekly.com (August 30, 2012)
  8. ^ Strikeforce Melendez vs. Healy cancelled due to Gilbert Melendez getting injured by Matthew Roth (Bleacherreport.com) on September 24, 2012
  9. ^ Steven Marrocco (2013-02-23). "UFC 157 results/photos: Nah-Shon Burrell tops Yuri Villefort in opening thriller". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-06-24. 
  10. ^ Staff (2013-04-03). "Amir Sadollah injured, Nah-Shon Burrell now meets Stephen Thompson at UFC 160". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-04-03. 
  11. ^ Steven Marrocco (2013-05-25). "UFC 160 results/photos: Stephen Thompson grinds out win over Nah-Shon Burrell". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-06-09. 
  12. ^ Mike Bohn (2013-06-23). "Report: Karlos Vemola and Nah-Shon Burrell among six fighters released from the UFC". MMAmania.com. Retrieved 2013-06-24. 
  13. ^ "Jesus Martinez fills in against Nah-Shon Burrell at Bellator 108". NJMMAnews.com. 2013-11-05. Archived from the original on 2013-11-15. Retrieved 2013-11-14. 
  14. ^ Brian Knapp (2013-11-15). "'Rampage' Jackson wrecks Joey Beltran with last-second left hook at Bellator 108". Sherdog.com. Retrieved 2013-11-16. 
  15. ^ Radik Khuzin (March 13, 2014). "Daniel Straus vs. Pat Curran 112". bellator.com. Retrieved March 9, 2014. 
  16. ^ Jacob Cooper (September 9, 2014). "Michael Page vs. Nah-Shon Burrell added to Bellator 128". fansided.com. Retrieved September 10, 2014. 
  17. ^ Nah-Shon Burrell heavy, so CES MMA 34 fight with champ Chris Curtis now non-title bout by John Morgan (MMAJunkie.com) on March 31, 2016
  18. ^ Alex Ballentine (2013-02-22). "UFC 157 Weigh-In Video: Official Results for Card's Biggest Bouts". Bleacher Report. Retrieved 2013-02-23. 
  19. ^ "Overeem vs. Werdum" official weigh-in results: Overeem (256), Werdum (246) set by John Morgan (MMAJunkie.com) on June 17, 2011

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