Raufeon Stots Biography

Raufeon Stots is a dedicated mixed martial artist and former collegiate wrestler from the United States. He is well-known for his performance in the NCAA Division II Championship. He is known for his overwhelming performance and enthusiastic nature.

Early Life

Raufeon Stots was born in Houston, Texas, in the United States on December 16, 1988. Stots grew up in a poor home with his mother and two brothers in Houston, Texas. With a fourth-place result in the NJCAA level as a freshman, he received a scholarship to Labette Community College and became an All-American.

Raufeon Stots Career

After his mother died, Raufeon began wrestling in his junior year at Klein Oak High School. He then transferred to the University of Nebraska-Kearney (NCAA Division II), where he was forced to sit out his junior season due to a medical redshirt. With a record of 30 wins and 6 losses as a junior, he won his first DII title and helped the team win the team title. He won his second NCAA title as a senior and helped his squad win the team championship before graduating. Stots believed that his body awareness helped him transition from NCAA wrestling to mixed martial arts rapidly. Kamaru Usman, a fellow Nebraska at Kearney wrestler-turned-MMA fighter, took Stots under his wing as a mentor during his transition.

Usman was pushed to Stots by his mother because the two wrestlers had Nigerian ancestry. Jens Pulver and Pat Miletich were among the people that introduced Stots to mixed martial arts. He went 8-0 after becoming pro in May 2015, before competing in a regional event that was featured on the Lookin’ for a Fight show in an attempt to get signed by the UFC. After losing the fight, he went on to win four more fights before signing with Bellator MMA.

Further Recognition

Stots selected Bellator over LFA because of where he saw the promotion going. Stots cited the fact that he was able to battle some of the greatest in the world since he was signed as a prospect rather than a former UFC fighter as a major factor. Furthermore, the promotion’s Grand Prix tournaments were a deciding factor for Stots. Stots was supposed to fight Magomed Magomedov at Bellator 263 on July 31, 2021. On July 19, it was revealed that the fight would be canceled. On August 13th, it was rescheduled for Bellator 264. Stots was declared the winner by unanimous agreement.

Raufeon Stots Biography

Real Name Raufeon Stots
Birth Date December 16, 1988
Age (as of 2021) 32 Years
Birth Place Houston, Texas, USA
Nationality American
Profession MMA & Collegiate Wrestler
Religion Christianity
Sun sign Sagittarius

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 5’ 7” – in Centimeters – 170 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 61 kg  –  in Pounds –  135 lbs
Divison Bantamweight
Rank Brown Belt in Jiu-Jitsu
Total Games 18
Wins 17
Shoe Size 9 (U.S.)
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Black
Body Type Athletic


Brother Two


School Klein Oak High School
College University of Nebraska at Kearney

Relationship Status

Marital Status Married
Affair No
Who is his wife? Michaela Stots
Children Two

Personal Life

Raufeon Stots has two boys, Clarence and Ikechukwu. He got married to Michaela on December 10, 2016. Raufeon just relocated to Houston in order to spend more time with his family. Aside from his family, he is a hardworking and talented individual. Raufeon Stots is currently active on Instagram, where he has 10.2K followers, 1,194 followings, and 1,059 posts under the moniker @raufeonstots. He has 1,696 followers and 354 followings on Twitter, where he has been active since May 2009.

Raufeon Stots Net Worth

Raufeon has a net worth of $3 million, which he obtained exclusively via his wrestling career’s hard work and dedication. He is absolutely dedicated to his wrestling career and puts forth a lot of effort every day.


  • Raufeon is presently competing in Bellator MMA’s bantamweight division.
  • In April of 2021, Raufeon was ranked #4 in the Bellator Bantamweight Rankings.
  • Raufeon defeated Josh Hill in a unanimous decision at Bellator 258 on May 7, 2021.
  • On July 24, 2020, Raufeon challenged Cass Bell and won via submission in the third round.
  • Stots made his promotional debut on December 21, 2019, at Bellator 236 against Cheyden Leialoha. He was declared the winner by unanimous decision.
  • On November 19, 2020, Stots fought Keith Lee at Bellator 253. He was declared the winner by a unanimous judgment.

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