Tim Means
The Dirty Bird


Matched against Ramazan Emeev
January 7, 2020
Means will face Ramazan Emeev in Rio Rancho, New Mexico on Feb. 15, MMAJunkie.com reports.
The Albuquerque native will fight in his home state for the first time since he joined the UFC back in 2012. He's coming off a stretch of two wins in his last three matches after previously winning just one of his last five. Emeev won his first three UFC fights before falling to Anthony Rocco Martin by unanimous decision in November.
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Gets UFC deal renewed
December 11, 2019
Means announced Wednesday via his personal Twitter account that he signed a new mulit-fight contract with the UFC.
Means' five-fight contract expired after his first-round submission victory Saturday over Thiago Alves at UFC Washington D.C., but he'll continue to do battle in the Octagon a little while longer after excelling throughout his tenure with the promotion. Since beginning his MMA career in 2001 at 17 years old, "The Dirty Bird" owns a 29-11-1 (1 NC) record, including a 11-8-0 (1 NC) mark with the UFC.
Easily dispatches Thiago Alves
December 7, 2019
Means defeated Thiago Alves via submission (Guillotine Choke) at 2:38 of Round 1 at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Washington D.C.
It goes in the books as Means' first submission win since April 2015, but the damage was done on the feet. Means smashed his washed up opponent with everything but the kitchen sink and after dropping Alves with a massive left hand, Means clamped on the Guillotine that ended the bout. Means is now 35 years old, but he is still capable of getting the job done as long as the UFC is careful about who they match him up against. Means has alternated wins and losses in his past four fights dating back to February 2018.
Back in action at UFC DC
October 11, 2019
Means (lower leg) will fight Thiago Alves at UFC DC on Dec. 7, Nolan King of USA Today reports.
Means will finally make his return to the cage after undergoing surgery in March to repair a broken tibia and ankle. He and Alves are almost mirror images at this stage, both coming off of injuries and winding down their careers. In fact, both Means and Alves have lost three of their last four bouts, so this fight may help determine which of the two still has more left in the tank.
To undergo surgery
March 11, 2019
Means announced via his personal Instagram account that he will need to undergo surgery to repair a broken tibia and ankle.
Means was the victim of a come-from-behind knockout at UFC Wichita, but the head trauma appears to be the least of his concerns in the short term. Somewhere along the line he suffered some serious lower-leg injuries, and will likely be on the shelf for the foreseeable future. Means has typically been a fighter that likes to stay relatively active, but it seems unlikely he gets back in the cage until near the end of 2019.
Knocked out for first time since 2004
March 9, 2019
Means lost to Niko Price via KO (punch) at 4:50 of Round 1 at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Wichita, Kansas.
It's a bitterly disappointing result for Means in a fight in which he was performing well prior to the finish. Means landed his only takedown attempt and connected on 78 percent (38/49) of his strikes before one huge counter right-hand from Price ended his evening. Adding insult to injury, Means was forced to absorb two or three unnecessary shots due to the incompetence of referee Rob Hinds. A pro for 15 years, this was just the second time in Means's long career that he has been knocked out and his first since his third professional fighter in September 2004.