Evan Dunham

Evan Dunham to retire after UFC Sao Paulo fight with Francisco Trinaldo

Longtime UFC Veteran Evan Dunham announced yesterday that his upcoming September 22 UFC Sao Paulo fight with Francisco Trinaldo will be his last.

“September 22 will be my last fight. I can retire from the sport that I love with my head held high. I know that I never held anything back while in the cage and September 22 will be no different. My goals and priorities have shifted throughout the years and I am ready to concentrate on building my gym, as well as any new opportunities that come my way.
I have gone toe 2 toe with many of the worlds best competitors and I am truly grateful for this. My passion for Jiu Jitsu will continue to be a driving force in my gym and at select Jiu Jitsu competitions.
I want to thank my family, friends and fans for all of your support throughout the years.”

Dunham, whose current professional mixed martial arts record is 18-7-1, came to the UFC at UFC 95 in February 2009.  He went 4-0 in the UFC before dropping a split decision loss to Sean Sherk.  Dunham’s amateur career dates back to 2004; three years later he made the decision to turn pro.

The UFC Fight Night 137 fight card in Sao Paulo, Brazil is headlined by Thiago Santos vs. Jimi Manuwa.