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Christian Wellisch
Born September 13, 1975 (1975-09-13) (age 34)
Budapest, Hungary
Nationality Hungarian
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight 206 lb (93 kg; 14.7 st)
Style Wrestling
Fighting out of Sacramento, California
Team American Kickboxing Academy
MMA record
Total 13
Wins 8
By knockout 4
By submission 3
Losses 5

Christian Wellisch (born September 13, 1975) is an American mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter, born in Hungary. He currently competes in the light heavyweight division.

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Mixed martial arts career

Wellisch began his professional career in 2001 as a heavyweight fighting in smaller promotions. In 2006, he scored a stoppage victory over the undefeated Dan Evensen. With a record of 6–2, Wellisch made his Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) debut against Cheick Kongo at UFC 62. He lost by knockout due to a knee strike in the first round. Wellisch followed up with two victories against Anthony Perosh and Scott Junk at UFC 66 and UFC 76 respectively. His streak ended at UFC 84, where undefeated rising star Shane Carwin knocked him out with a punch in 44 seconds of the first round, knocking his mouthguard out as well.

In November 2008, the UFC released Wellisch from his contract along with Jon Fitch and other American Kickboxing Academy (AKA) fighters as a result of a dispute over the exclusive license rights for a video game between AKA and UFC President Dana White.[1] The dispute was resolved a day later and Wellisch, along with the other AKA fighters, were re-signed.[2]

In his next appearance, Wellisch made his light heavyweight debut at UFC 94, where he lost to Jake O'Brien by split decision. With his second consecutive loss, and the UFC facing a glut of fighters due to recent acquisitions of World Extreme Cagefighting contracts, Wellisch was cut from the UFC roster.[3]

Mixed martial arts record

Result Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location
Loss 8–5 United States Jake O'Brien Decision (Split) UFC 94: St-Pierre vs. Penn 2 02009-01-31 January 31, 2009 3 5:00 United States Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss 8–4 United States Shane Carwin KO (Punch) UFC 84: Ill Will 02008-05-24 May 24, 2008 1 0:44 United States Nevada, United States
Win 8–3 United States Scott Junk Submission (Heel Hook) UFC 76: Knockout 02007-09-22 September 22, 2007 1 3:19 United States California, United States
Win 7–3 Australia Anthony Perosh Decision (Unanimous) UFC 66: Liddell vs Ortiz 2 02006-12-30 December 30, 2006 3 5:00 United States Nevada, United States
Loss 6–3 France Cheick Kongo KO (Knee) UFC 62: Liddell vs Sobral 02006-08-26 August 26, 2006 1 2:51 United States Nevada, United States
Win 6–2 Norway Dan Evensen TKO (Corner Stoppage) IFC – Caged Combat 02006-04-01 April 1, 2006 2 5:00 United States California, United States
Win 5–2 United States Tom Howard Submission (Rear Naked Choke) Valor Fighting – Showdown At Cache Creek 02006-02-03 February 3, 2006 1 2:11 United States California, United States
Loss 4–2 Australia Soa Palelei TKO Shooto Australia – NHB 02004-02-12 February 12, 2004 1 Australia Australia
Win 4–1 United States Vince Lucero TKO CFM – Octogono Extremo 02003-09-27 September 27, 2003 1 Mexico Mexico
Loss 3–1 Japan Kensuke Sasaki Submission X-1 02003-09-06 September 6, 2003 1 2:35 Japan Yokohama, Japan
Win 3–0 United States Jay White TKO (Strikes) WEC 4 – Rumble Under The Sun 02002-08-31 August 31, 2002 3 3:42 United States Connecticut, United States
Win 2–0 Sam Sotello Submission (Rear Naked Choke) KOTC 16 – Double Cross 02002-08-02 August 2, 2002 1 4:20 United States California, United States
Win 1–0 United States Dennis Taddio TKO (Punches) Shogun 1 – Shogun 1 02001-12-15 December 15, 2001 1 1:23 United States Hawaii, United States

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References

  1. ^ "Jon Fitch, Christian Wellisch and possibly others cut by UFC". MMAMania.com. November 19th, 2008. http://mmamania.com/2008/11/19/jon-fitch-christian-wellisch-and-possibly-others-cut-by-ufc/. Retrieved 2009-02-10.  
  2. ^ Martin, Damon (November 20th, 2008). "24 HOURS LATER; JON FITCH BACK WITH UFC". MMAWeekly.com. http://www.mmaweekly.com/absolutenm/templates/dailynews.asp?articleid=7635&zoneid=13. Retrieved 2009-02-10.  
  3. ^ Caplan, Sam (February 10, 2009). "Christian Wellisch and Eddie Sanchez added to list of recent UFC cuts". FiveOuncesOfPain.com. http://fiveouncesofpain.com/2009/02/10/christian-wellisch-and-eddie-sanchez-added-to-list-of-recent-ufc-cuts/. Retrieved 2009-02-10.  
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