Height 5 ft 7 in (170 cm)
Weight 155 lb (70 kg)
Born June 15, 1982
Fighting out of Las Vegas, Nevada
Town of birth Torrance, California
Fighting style Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Wrestling
Mixed martial arts record
By knockout 6
By submission 12
Joseph Christopher "Daddy" Stevenson (born June 15, 1982 in Torrance, California) is a mixed martial artist fighting out of Las Vegas, Nevada. On November 5, 2005, he won the Welterweight division of season two of the The Ultimate Fighter, a reality television series produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship. By defeating Luke Cummo in a close, but unanimous decision after three rounds at the UFC Ultimate Fighter 2 Finale, Stevenson received a contract with the UFC and a new car. He subsequently moved to the Lightweight division, where he is currently ranked at #10 in the world by Sherdog.com.
Joe lost his father to bone marrow cancer. Joe and his first wife, Lisa, have two sons, Joe Jr. and Tyler. Joe and his second wife Maia have one son, Frankie. They are currently expecting their second son. He graduated in the class of 2000 from Silverado High School in Victorville California.
Stevenson was one of the more experienced fighters participating in The Ultimate Fighter 2. He had a professional record of 24-6-0 and held the 155 lb. championship at both King of the Cage and Gladiator Challenge going into the show.
On April 6, 2006 in his first fight after winning The Ultimate Fighter 2, he lost to Josh Neer at Ultimate Fight Night 4 by unanimous decision.
On July 8, 2006 at UFC 61, Joe won his bout with Octagon veteran Yves Edwards. After opening up a deep cut on Edwards' head due to elbow strikes, the doctors were forced to pull Edwards from the match.
At UFC 65, Stevenson defeated Dokonjonosuke Mishima by guillotine choke submission.
At UFC Fight Night 9, Stevenson defeated Melvin Guillard by guillotine choke submission.
At UFC 74, Stevenson defeated Kurt Pellegrino by unanimous decision. After the fight doctors determined that during the course of the fight Stevenson's nose had been fractured.
Stevenson was set to fight BJ Penn for the interim lightweight championship title at UFC 80 due to ongoing litigation regarding Sean Sherk's steroid use.  On December 4, 2007, the California State Athletic Comission upheld a reduced suspension for Sherk, prompting the UFC to strip him of the lightweight championship. UFC President Dana White confirmed that Stevenson and Penn's match will now be to fill the vacant lightweight championship, but the winner of that fight will face Sherk at the next opportunity.