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Gilbert Yvel - The Hurricane
Known around the world for his outstanding stand-up fighting style, Gilbert “The Hurricane” Yvel was...Continue»
 
Roman Zentsov - The Russian Hammer
Roman “The Russian Hammer” Zentsov was born on September 10th, 1973 in Bryansk, Russia. After traini...Continue»
 
Jeremy Horn - Gumby
Known as “Gumby” due to his extreme flexibility on the ground and on his feet, Jeremy Horn is one of...Continue»
 
Ernesto Hoost - Mr. Perfect
One of the K-1 promotions original fighters, Ernesto “Mr. Perfect” Hoost was born on July 11th, 1965...Continue»
 
Sam Hoger - The Alaskan Assassin
Born in Eagle River, Alaska, Sam Hoger quickly picked up the moniker “The Alaskan Assassin” as a ama...Continue»
 
Yves Edwards
Not many men can claim to be proficient with karate, kung fu and Muay Thai before the age of 20 but ...Continue»
 
Matt Hamill - The Hammer
The only deaf person to become a professional mixed martial arts fighter, Matt “The Hammer” Hamill w...Continue»
 
Joachim Hansen - Hell Boy
The first Scandinavian fighter to have won and held a world title in MMA, Joachim “Hell Boy” Hansen ...Continue»
 
Ian Freeman - The Machine
After training as a boxer for over ten years Ian William “The Machine” Freeman got into a street fig...Continue»
 
Heath Herring - The Texas Crazy Horse
Given the name “The Texas Crazy Horse” due to his proficiency with kicks of all kinds, Heath Herring...Continue»
 
Don Frye - The Predator
One of the original Ultimate Fighting Championship contestants, Don “The Predator” Frye was born on ...Continue»
 
Ed Herman - Short Fuse
While a fiery temper isn’t usually an advantage in professional fighting, Edward Benson “Short Fuse”...Continue»
 
Urijah Faber - California Kid
American mixed martial artist Urijah “California Kid” Faber is a native of Isla Vista, California an...Continue»
 
Spencer Fisher - The King
Spencer “The King” Fisher made his Ultimate Fighting Championship debut at the promotion’s Ultimate ...Continue»
 
Shonie Carter - Mr. International
A secondary star on The Ultimate Fighter 4 and one of the most winning MMA fighters of all time, “Mr...Continue»
 
Richard Clementi - No Love
Early training is a key aspect of what determines a great fighter later in life, and American mixed ...Continue»
 
Paul Buentello - The Headhunter
An alumnus of the legendary American Kickboxing Academy, Paul Anthony “The Headhunter” Buentello pro...Continue»
 
Marvin Eastman - The Beastman
With a strong background in collegiate wrestling and Muay Thai, Marvin Lee Eastman was well-prepared...Continue»
 
Mark Coleman - The Hammer
The most dominant amateur wrestler to ever fight in professional mixed martial arts, Mark “The Hamme...Continue»
 
Eric Esch - Butterbean
Known by fans and MMA announcers predominantly as “Butterbean”, Eric Scott Esch is most well-known f...Continue»
 
Dan Christison - The Sandman
Towering at 6’8” and 270 pounds, Dan “The Sandman” Christison is another alumnus of SpikeTV’s realit...Continue»
 
Brad Blackburn - Bad
An addiction to adrenaline can be dangerous, but for thrill-seekers like Brad “Bad” Blackburn adrena...Continue»
 
Mac Danzig
Mac Danzig was born on January 2nd, 1980 in Cleveland, Ohio. A vegan who outspokenly defends animals...Continue»
 
Marcus Aurelio - Maximus
Marcus “Maximus” Aurelio was born on August 18th, 1973 in Fortaleza, Brazil. Aurelio trained in Braz...Continue»
 
Yoshihiro Akiyama
Yoshihiro Akiyama was born on July 29th, 1975 in Osaka, Japan. After training in different martial a...Continue»
 
Igor Vovchanchyn - Ice Cold
Igor Yaroslavovich “Ice Cold” Vovchanchyn was born on June 8th, 1973 in Zolochiv, Ukraine. Vovchanch...Continue»
 
Joey Villasenor
Joey Villasenor was born on October 17th, 1975 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Although he never fought ...Continue»
 
Jason Von Flue - Live Wire
Jason Lee “Live Wire” Von Flue was born on August 1st, 1975 in San Luis Obispo, California. Jason tr...Continue»
 
Bryan Vetell
Bryan Vetell was born on July 26th, 1977 in New York City, New York. Vetell began his training later...Continue»
 
Mark Weir - The Wizard
Mark “The Wizard” Weir was born on September 19th, 1967 in Gloucester, England. After beginning his...Continue»
 
Nam Phan
Nam Phan was born on March 13th, 1983 in Westminster, California. He began his martial arts training...Continue»
 
Jason MacDonald - The Athlete
Jason Anthony “The Athlete” MacDonald was born on June 3rd, 1975 in Merigomish, Nova Scotia, Canada....Continue»
 
Chris Lytle - Lights Out
Chris “Lights Out” Lytle was born on August 18th, 1974 in Indianapolis, Indiana. While looking for a...Continue»
 
Travis Lutter - The Serial Killer
Travis “The Serial Killer” Lutter was born on May 12th, 1973 in Fort Worth, Texas. Travis opened his...Continue»
 
David Tank Abbott
David “Tank” Abbott was born on April 26th, 1965 in Huntington Beach, California. After combining hi...Continue»
 
Renzo Gracie
Renzo Gracie was born on March 11th, 1967 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. A member of the legendary Graci...Continue»
 
Phil Baroni - The New York Bad Ass
Phil “The New York Bad Ass” Baroni was born on April 16th, 1976 in New York City, New York. After sp...Continue»
 
Peter Aerts - The Dutch Lumberjack
Peter “The Dutch Lumberjack” Aerts was born on October 25th, 1970 in the Netherlands. With both his...Continue»
 
Patrick Cote - The Predator
Patrick “The Predator” Cote was born on February 29th, 1980 in Rimouski, Quebec, Canada. Cote took u...Continue»
 
Kenny Florian - KenFlo
Kenneth “KenFlo” Florian was born on May 26th, 1976 in Westwood, Massachusetts. After competing in s...Continue»
 
Keith Jardine - The Dean of Mean
Keith Hector Jardine was born on October 31st, 1975 in Butte, Montana. After combining his street f...Continue»
 
Jeff Joslin - The Inferno
Jeff “The Inferno” Joslin was born on April 30th, 1975 in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. A life of train...Continue»
 
Matt Lindland
Matthew ‘The Law’ Lindland (also nicknamed ‘Woogie’ due to his resemblance to the character in the f...Continue»
 
Lyoto Machida
Lyoto Machida was born on May 30th, 1978 in Salvador, Brazil. Born to a Japanese-Brazilian Shotokan ...Continue»
 
Chuck Liddell
Chuck ‘Iceman’ Liddell (born Charles David Liddell) was born on December 17th, 1969 in Santa Barbara...Continue»
 
Josh Koscheck
Josh ‘Kos’ Koscheck was born on November 30th, 1977 in Waynesburg, Pennsylvania. After wrestling dur...Continue»
 
Takanori Gomi
Takanori Gomi was born on September 22nd, 1978 in Kanagawa, Japan. He began training in boxing at th...Continue»
 
Shinya Aoki
Shinya ‘Tobikan Judan’ Aoki was born on May 9th, 1983 in Japan. A former police officer, Aoki has tr...Continue»
 
Rich Franklin
Rich ‘Ace’ Franklin was born on October 5th, 1974 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Franklin says that his martia...Continue»
 
Ricardo Arona
Ricardo Arona was born on July 17th, 1978 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. After competing for several yea...Continue»
 
Michael Bisping
Michael ‘The Count’ Bisping was born on February 28th, 1979 on a military base in Cyprus, England. A...Continue»
 
Matt Serra
Matt ‘The Terror’ Serra was born on June 2nd, 1974 in East Meadow, New York. He grew up studying Kun...Continue»
 
Mark Hunt
Mark Hunt was born on March 23rd, 1974 in Auckland, New Zealand. After a street fight that saw Hunt ...Continue»
 
Kendall Grove
Kendall ‘Da Spyder’ Grove was born on November 12th, 1982 in Maui, Hawaii. After beginning jiu jitsu...Continue»
 
Karo Parisyan
Karo ‘The Heat’ Parisyan (born Karapet Parisyan) was born on August 28th, 1982 in Yerevan, Armenia. ...Continue»
 
Jon Fitch
Jonathan ‘Jon’ Fitch was born on February 24th, 1978 in Indianapolis, Indiana. After high school Fit...Continue»
 
Hermes Franca
Hermes Franca (born Hermes Franca-Barros) was born on August 26th, 1974 in Fortaleza, Brazil. After ...Continue»
 
Hayato Sakurai
Hayato ‘Mach’ Sakurai was born on August 24th, 1975 in Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan. Hayato trained his...Continue»
 
Diego Sanchez
Diego ‘The Nightmare’ Sanchez was born on December 31st, 1981 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Sanchez be...Continue»
 
Denis Kang
Denis Kang was born on September 17th, 1977 in Saint Pierre and Miquelon, a small group of French is...Continue»
 
Dan Henderson
Daniel ‘Hollywood’ Henderson was born on August 24th, 1970 in Apple Valley, California. After wrest...Continue»
 
B.J. Penn
B.J. ‘The Prodigy’ Penn (born Jay Dee Penn) was born on December 12th, 1978 in Hilo, Hawaii. After b...Continue»
 
Rashad Evans - "Sugar"
Rashad "Sugar" Evans was born on September 25th, 1979 in Niagra Falls, New York. Rashad was a two-ti...Continue»
 
Nick Diaz - "Diablo"
Nick "Diablo" Diaz was born on August 2nd, 1983 in Stockton California. After lettering on his high ...Continue»
 
Mike Swick - "Quick"
Mike "Quick" Swick was born on June 19th, 1979 in Houston, Texas. Swick has possessed a strong love ...Continue»
 
Matt Hughes
Matt Hughes was born on October 13th, 1973 in Hillsboro, Illinois. Matt and his twin brother Mark we...Continue»
 
Josh Burkman - "The People's Warrior"
Josh "The People's Warrior" Burkman was born on April 10th, 1980 in Salt Lake City, Utah. After wre...Continue»
 
Frank Shamrock
Frank Shamrock (born Frank Alisio Juarez III) was born on December 8th, 1972 in Santa Monica, Califo...Continue»
 
Forrest Griffin
Forrest Griffin was born on July 1st, 1979 in Columbus, Ohio. After spending his initial school yea...Continue»
 
Brandon Vera
Brandon ‘The Truth’ Vera was born on October 10th, 1977 in Norfolk, Virginia. The Filipino-American ...Continue»
 
Anderson Silva
Anderson ‘The Spider’ Silva was born on April 14th, 1975 in Brazil. He began his mixed martial arts ...Continue»
 
Sean Sherk - "The Muscle Shark"
Sean "The Muscle Shark" Sherk was born on August 5th, 1973. Fighting in both the UFC and PRIDE MMA ...Continue»
 
George St. Pierre - "Rush"
George "Rush" St. Pierre was born on May 19, 1981 in Saint Isidore, Quebec, Canada. St. Pierre says...Continue»
 
Quinton Jackson - "Rampage"
Quinton "Rampage" Jackson was born June 20, 1979. As a mixed martial arts fighter he has become well...Continue»
 
Tim Sylvia - "The Maine-iac"
Tim Sylvia was born March 5, 1976. From the time he was a child, he studied martial arts, joining a ...Continue»
 
Mauricio Rua - "Shogun"
Mauricio Rua also known as "Shogun" Rua was born November 25, 1981 in Curitiba, Brazil. As a mixed m...Continue»
 
Aleksander Emelianenko
Aleksander Emelianenko was born August 2, 1981 in Russia to a welder and teacher. Aleksander was the...Continue»
 
Andrei Arlovski - "The Pitbull"
Andrei "The Pitbull" Arlovski was born on February 4, 1979 in Minsk, Belarus. As a Belarusian mixed ...Continue»
 
Gabriel Gonzaga - "Napao"
Gabriel "Napao" Gonzaga-Nogueira was born on May 18, 1979 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. As a mixed mart...Continue»
 
Josh Barnett - "The Babyface Assassin"
Josh Barnett, of UFC fame, was born Joshua L. Barnett on November 10, 1977 in Seattle, Washington. A...Continue»
 
Randy Couture - "The Natural"
Randy Couture was born on June 22, 1963. Couture began wrestling in junior high and continued throug...Continue»
 
Mirko Filipovic - "Cro Cop"
Mirko Filipovic was born on September 10, 1974 in Croatia. During his professional tenure he has bee...Continue»
 
Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira - "Minotauro"
Antonio Rodrigo "Minotauro" Nogueira was born June 2, 1976 in Vitoria da Conquista, Brazil along wit...Continue»
 
Fedor Emelianenko
Fedor Emelianenko was born September 28, 1976 in Rubezhnoe, Luhansk. Although today the region is pa...Continue»
 
 

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Aleksander Emelianenko

Anderson Silva

Andrei Arlovski - "The Pitbull"

Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira - "Minotauro"

B.J. Penn

Brad Blackburn - Bad

Brandon Vera

Bryan Vetell

Chris Lytle - Lights Out

Chuck Liddell

Dan Christison - The Sandman

Dan Henderson

David Tank Abbott

Denis Kang

Diego Sanchez

Don Frye - The Predator

Ed Herman - Short Fuse

Eric Esch - Butterbean

Ernesto Hoost - Mr. Perfect

Fedor Emelianenko

Forrest Griffin

Frank Shamrock

Gabriel Gonzaga - "Napao"

George St. Pierre - "Rush"

Gilbert Yvel - The Hurricane

Hayato Sakurai

Heath Herring - The Texas Crazy Horse

Hermes Franca

Ian Freeman - The Machine

Igor Vovchanchyn - Ice Cold

Jason MacDonald - The Athlete

Jason Von Flue - Live Wire

Jeff Joslin - The Inferno

Jeremy Horn - Gumby

Joachim Hansen - Hell Boy

Joey Villasenor

Jon Fitch

Josh Barnett - "The Babyface Assassin"

Josh Burkman - "The People's Warrior"

Josh Koscheck

Karo Parisyan

Keith Jardine - The Dean of Mean

Kendall Grove

Kenny Florian - KenFlo

Lyoto Machida

Mac Danzig

Marcus Aurelio - Maximus

Mark Coleman - The Hammer

Mark Hunt

Mark Weir - The Wizard

Marvin Eastman - The Beastman

Matt Hamill - The Hammer

Matt Hughes

Matt Lindland

Matt Serra

Mauricio Rua - "Shogun"

Michael Bisping

Mike Swick - "Quick"

Mirko Filipovic - "Cro Cop"

Nam Phan

Nick Diaz - "Diablo"

Patrick Cote - The Predator

Paul Buentello - The Headhunter

Peter Aerts - The Dutch Lumberjack

Phil Baroni - The New York Bad Ass

Quinton Jackson - "Rampage"

Randy Couture - "The Natural"

Rashad Evans - "Sugar"

Renzo Gracie

Ricardo Arona

Rich Franklin

Richard Clementi - No Love

Roman Zentsov - The Russian Hammer

Sam Hoger - The Alaskan Assassin

Sean Sherk - "The Muscle Shark"

Shinya Aoki

Shonie Carter - Mr. International

Spencer Fisher - The King

Takanori Gomi

Tim Sylvia - "The Maine-iac"

Travis Lutter - The Serial Killer

Urijah Faber - California Kid

Yoshihiro Akiyama

Yves Edwards