Inducted into HOF(Pioneer Wing): April 16, 2005
Dan Severn is a retired former champion and professional wrestler most notable for his success in the early years of UFC. Severn has fought and wrestled for many mixed martial arts and professional wrestling promotions, including King of the Cage, PRIDE FC, Cage Rage, WEC, RINGS, MFC and the World Wrestling Federation (WWF).
Severn is the first man to compete in UFC and WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment) at the same time and held the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) and UFC championships at the same time. Severn is a world record holder for holding 13 championships.
Severn began his MMA career in 1994 and was the first world class wrestler to compete in the UFC. In 1995, Severn won the UFC 5 tournament when he defeated Dave Beneteau with an americana early in the first round. Severn’s next championship win came later in 1995 when he defeated Oleg Taktarov by unanimous decision in the Ultimate Ultimate 1995 championship.
Severn ‘s last title won under the UFC banner came in 1996 with a split-decision win over Hall of Famer Ken Shamrock at UFC 9.
Dan Severn had a storied MMA career that spanned 18 years . During the course of his career, he has had 127 fights , winning 101 fights, with an impressive 60 submission wins.
Born: June 8, 1958
Height: 6 ft 2 in
Weight: 250 lb
Style: Wrestling, Judo, Jujitsu, Sambo
Fighting out of: Coldwater, Michigan
Total Fights – 127
Wins – 101
By knockout – 17
By submission – 60
By decision – 24
Losses – 19
By knockout – 3
By submission – 9
By decision – 7
Draws – 7
Dan Severn Videos
Severn vs Shamrock
Severn vs Gracie
Severn vs Griffin
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