Biography(references)Stephens was born in Des Moines, Iowa, on May 26, 1986, and came from a broken home. When he was eight years old, Stephens parents divorced and he constantly switched between schools while also living in various apartments, shelters, and even in his mother's car before moving to Norwalk, Iowa with his father, who was granted custody of Stephens when he was in the fifth grade. Growing up, Stephens played baseball, basketball, and also competed in wrestling. Stephens attended Norwalk High School where he was a standout in baseball and wrestling, having returned to wrestling during his senior year. While beginning his career in mixed martial arts, Stephens looked up to and later became friends with fellow Des Moines native Josh Neer.
Fighter Trivia(references)Stephens has spoken about how self-doubt has affected his life and how his failures have led to suicidal thoughts in the past. Stephens was charged with felony assault and burglary, stemming from an incident that took place in Des Moines, Iowa in 2011. Most of the charges, however, were eventually dropped, and Stephens pleaded guilty to one count of disorderly conduct, a misdemeanor.
Awards & Accolades
UFC: Knockout of the Night (Three times) vs. Rafael dos Anjos, Justin Buchholz, and Marcus Davis
UFC: Fight of the Night (Six times) vs. Renan Barão, Cub Swanson, Sam Stout, Gilbert Melendez, Choi Doo-ho and Yair Rodríguez
UFC: Performance of the Night (One time) vs. Josh Emmett
UFC: Tied (Anderson Silva) for second-most knockdowns in UFC history (18)
MMAJunkie.com: 2014 June Fight of the Month vs. Cub Swanson
MMAJunkie.com: 2019 October Fight of the Month vs. Yair Rodríguez
Top Finishes: Jeremy Stephens
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