Tim Means
The Dirty Bird


Facing Dalby June 26
June 15, 2021
Means will now take on Nicolas Dalby at the UFC event on June 26, Nolan King of USA Today reports.
With Danny Roberts being off the June 19 card, the UFC acted quick to find an opponent for Means. Sergey Khandozhko had to withdraw from the June 26 card due to injury, so Means will now replace him against Dalby in a welterweight bout. Means will be making his first trip to the Octagon since last November when he defeated Mike Perry.
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Pulls out of Saturday's fight
June 15, 2021
Means announced Tuesday via his personal Twitter account that he won't face Danny Roberts in a welterweight fight Saturday at the UFC's event in Las Vegas.
Means didn't immediately provide an explanation behind the matchup being cancelled, making it unclear whether he chose to withdraw or if Roberts did. More details on the nature behind cancellation should arrive in the coming days.
Fight set up for June
May 21, 2021
Means (31-12-1) will fight Danny Roberts (17-5-0) at a UFC event on June 19, Marcel Dorff of MMADNA reports.
Means will return to the Octagon for the first time since November and will look to make it three wins in a row after defeating Mike Perry and Laureano Staropoli in his previous two appearances. The 37-year-old Means will have a meager advantage in height and reach over his opponent who hasn't fought since early November of 2019.
Outlasts Mike Perry in Vegas
November 21, 2020
Means defeated Mike Perry via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28) at UFC 255 on Saturday in Las Vegas.
Means picked up a nice victory in addition to pocketing 30 percent of Perry's purse after the later missed weight on Friday. Means deserved this victory but it didn't come easy. He had to survive a very deep choke from Perry in Round 1 before eventually working his way back to the feet and calming things down. While Perry was trying to knock Means' head off with every shot, "The Dirty Bird" took a far more calculated approach. He fired off repeated, unanswered jabs, and since Perry never adjusted, Means kept throwing it. Means is 4-4 in his past eight fights dating back to November 2017 and is quite likely to remain highly inconsistent moving forward but this was a strong showing in a difficult situation for the 36-year-old.
Opponent misses weight
November 20, 2020
Means' opponent in Saturday's welterweight bout at UFC 255, Mike Perry, missed weight but the fight will still continue as planned, Brett Okamoto of ESPN reports.
Perry weighed in at over four pounds past the welterweight non-title fight limit at 175.5 pounds. Perry will have to forfeit 30 percent of his purse, however. Means stepped in to take this fight for Robbie Lawler, who had to withdraw for an undisclosed reason.
Steps in against Mike Perry
November 2, 2020
Means will take on Mike Perry in a welterweight matchup at UFC 255 on Nov. 21, Ariel Helwani of ESPN reports.
Means takes the place of Robbie Lawler, who withdrew for undisclosed reasons. Means will be looking to win his second fight in a row, something he hasn't done since all the way back in 2015-2016. He's alternated wins and losses over his last six fights. Perry will also be searching for his second straight win, as he bounced back from a pair of losses to defeat Mickey Gall by unanimous decision in June. This should be a fan-friendly matchup between two high-volume strikers, though Means statistically owns the advantage in both significant strikes landed and absorbed. Means will also enter with four-inch advantages in both height and reach.