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Mike van Arsdale

Born June 20, 1965 (1965-06-20) (age 44)
Waterloo, Iowa
Nationality United States American
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight 205 lb (93 kg; 14.6 st)
Style Wrestling
Fighting out of San Jose, California
MMA record
Total 13
Wins 8
By knockout 1
By submission 6
Losses 5
Draws 0

Mike van Arsdale (born June 20, 1965 in Waterloo, Iowa) is an American mixed martial artist who has competed in the Ultimate Fighting Championship and currently signed with the American Fight League.[1] He holds a professional record of eight wins and five losses and his last fight in the UFC was at UFC 57, where he lost to Renato Sobral via a rear naked choke.

His MMA debut came in 1998 when he traveled to Brazil to compete in the no-rules International Vale Tudo Championships, a tournament in which van Arsdale won three consecutive fights in one evening to claim the title.

A decorated high school and collegiate wrestler Van Arsdale was 1988 NCAA Division 1 collegiate wrestling champion at 167 lb (76 kg), while competing for Iowa State University. He has been inducted into the Iowa Wrestling Hall of Fame.

Mixed martial arts record

Result Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location
Loss 8–5 United States Matt Lindland Submission (Guillotine Choke) Raze MMA – Fight Night 02006-04-29 April 29, 2006 1 3:38 United States California, United States
Loss 8–4 Brazil Jorge Oliveira Submission (Triangle Choke) PFA – Pride and Fury 4 02006-03-24 March 24, 2006 1 4:02 United States Idaho, United States
Loss 8–3 Brazil Renato Sobral Submission (Rear Naked Choke) UFC 57 – Liddell vs Couture 3 02006-02-04 February 4, 2006 1 2:21 United States Nevada, United States
Loss 8–2 United States Randy Couture Submission (D'Arce Choke) UFC 54 – Boiling Point 02005-08-20 August 20, 2005 3 0:52 United States Nevada, United States
Win 8–1 United States John Marsh Decision (Unanimous) UFC 52 – Couture vs Liddell 2 02005-04-16 April 16, 2005 3 5:00 United States Nevada, United States
Win 7–1 United States Emanuel Newton Submission (Kimura) MMA Mexico – Day 1 02004-12-17 December 17, 2004 1 Mexico Mexico
Win 6–1 United States Mario Lopez Submission (Crucifix) EP – XXXtreme Impact 02003-12-28 December 28, 2003 1 0:28 Mexico Mexico
Win 5–1 Australia Chris Haseman TKO (Strikes) WFA 3 – Level 3 02002-11-23 November 23, 2002 2 3:10 United States Nevada, United States
Loss 4–1 Brazil Wanderlei Silva KO (Punch and Kick) IVC 6 – The Challenge 01998-08-23 August 23, 1998 1 4:00 Brazil Brazil
Win 4–0 United States Joe Pardo Submission (Armlock) UFC 17 – Redemption 01998-05-15 May 15, 1998 1 11:01 United States Alabama, United States
Win 3–0 Brazil Dario Amorim Submission (Shoulder Injury) IVC 4 – The Battle 01998-02-07 February 7, 1998 1 2:42 Brazil Brazil
Win 2–0 Brazil Marcelo Barbosa Submission (Punches) IVC 4 – The Battle 01998-02-07 February 7, 1998 1 3:36 Brazil Brazil
Win 1–0 Brazil Francisco Nonato Submission (Keylock) IVC 4 – The Battle 01998-02-07 February 7, 1998 1 5:42 Brazil Brazil

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