Today Herb Dean is the most active and respected official in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) with well over 5,000 professional MMA matches worldwide. Though he is mostly seen in action in the Octagon, he is an experienced MMA Judge as well.
His resume is packed with officiating matches for:
The Ultimate Fighting Championship® (UFC)
King of the Cage® (KOTC)
International Fight League® (IFL)
World Extreme Combat® (WEC)
Friday Night Fights®
The Gracie Fight Fest®
He can be seen on the hit Fuel TV and Spike TV show The Ultimate Fighter and Showtime Elite Extreme Combat. Herb has refereed some of the most memorable fights in UFC history including Tim Sylvia vs. Frank Mir, Tito Ortiz vs. Ken Shamrock, Stephan Bonner vs. Forrest Griffin and Tim Sylvia vs. Andre Arlovski. He as also refereed notable names such as Royce Gracie, Renzo Gracie, George St. Pierre, Chuck Liddell, Matt Huges, Quinton Jackson, Randy Couture, Anderson Silva and Urijah Faber. Herb is not only a MMA referee but also a professional MMA fighter himself with a professional record of 2-3-0 with wins via submission and knockout. He holds a 2nd Dan Black Belt in Jiu Jitsu.