Dave Strasser


Dave Strasser
Dave Strasser
Born 13 July 1969 (1969-07-13) (age 42)
Nationality American
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight 167 lb (76 kg; 11.9 st)
Division Welterweight
Style Boxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Fighting out of Kenosha, Wisconsin
Team Freestyle Academy
Years active 1996-2008
Mixed martial arts record
Total 37
Wins 25
By knockout 5
By submission 14
By decision 6
Losses 8
By knockout 1
By submission 5
By decision 2
Draws 4

Dave Strasser (born July 13, 1969) is an American mixed martial arts fighter. He competes in the Welterweight division.

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Mixed martial arts career

Strasser's second professional fight was a no-rules bout against a fighter making his professional debut, Travis Fulton.[1] Strasser subdued the inexperienced Fulton with a choke hold from behind.[1] Fulton would go on to become one of the most prolific fighters in mixed martial arts history, with almost 250 recorded professional decisions as of January 2010.

At UFC 42, Strasser fought a welterweight bout against Romie Aram.[2] Aram had been undefeated before the fight, and was being groomed by the UFC for a possible title shot against Matt Hughes.[3] As such, Aram came into the fight as the favorite.[3] In the first round, Strasser was immediately dropped by a punch to the head, but he successfully pulled guard, and the referee stood the fighters up.[2] Strasser scored a takedown later in the round, delivering punches and elbows from the top position.[2] Strasser controlled the second round with standup striking, though Aram remained competitive.[2] The fighters remained on their feet in the third round, with Aram delivering more powerful punches but Strasser displaying better precision.[2] Strasser's blows in this round made Aram's nose bleed.[2] All three judges scored the fight for Strasser, and he won by unanimous decision.[2]

Strasser fought again in the UFC at UFC 44.[4] In the welterweight match, his opponent was judo practitioner Karo Parisyan, who was making his debut in the UFC.[4] Parisyan's status as a student of notable judokas Gene LeBell and Gokor Chivchyan increased fan interest in the bout,[4] but the 21-year-old was still seen as a significant underdog.[5] When the fight started, Strasser attempted to stay on his feet and exchange punches.[4] Parisyan, however, performed a judo throw, which put Strasser on the ground and placed him in position for a kimura armlock, which Parisyan duly applied.[5] As a result of the hold, Strasser submitted at 3:52 of the first round.[4] This fight was notable, as judokas had not enjoyed many prior successes in MMA competitions, and Parisyan's win helped to establish judo as a viable martial arts style in MMA.[5]

Strasser has also worked as a mixed martial arts trainer and promoter. He runs a gym, Dave Strasser's Freestyle Academy, in Kenosha, Wisconsin.[6] Nick Thompson[7] and Jameel Massouh[8] are among the fighters who have trained with Strasser.

Mixed martial arts record

Result Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 25-8-4 Steve Corley Submission (injury) FCC 34 - Freestyle Combat Challenge 34 02008-03-29 March 29, 2008 1 Wisconsin, United States
Loss 24-8-4 England Paul Daley Decision (unanimous) Cage Rage 16 02006-04-22 April 22, 2006 3 5:00 London, England
Win 24-7-4 United States Emyr Bussade Decision MFC - Boardwalk Blitz 02006-03-04 March 4, 2006 3 5:00 New Jersey, United States
Win 23-7-4 Derrick Reed Submission LOF 2 - Legends of Fighting 2 02005-10-21 October 21, 2005 1 Indiana, United States
Loss 22-7-4 Japan Hidetaka Monma KO (punch) GCM - D.O.G. 2 02005-06-11 June 11, 2005 1 3:30 Tokyo, Japan
Win 22-6-4 Brian Dunn TKO FCC 19 - Freestyle Combat Challenge 19 02005-05-14 May 14, 2005 N/A Wisconsin, United States
Loss 21-6-4 Canada Georges St. Pierre Submission (kimura) TKO 19 - Rage 02005-01-29 January 29, 2005 1 1:52 Quebec, Canada
Win 21-5-4 United States Pat Healy Decision (unanimous) MT 1 - Madtown Throwdown 1 02004-08-21 August 21, 2004 N/A Wisconsin, United States
Loss 20-5-4 Russia Ansar Chalangov Submission (guillotine choke) M-1 MFC - Russia vs the World 7 02003-12-05 December 5, 2003 1 0:53 St. Petersburg, Russia
Loss 20-4-4 Armenia Karo Parisyan Submission (kimura) UFC 44 02003-09-26 September 26, 2003 1 3:52 Nevada, United States
Win 20-3-4 United States Romie Aram Decision (unanimous) UFC 42 02003-04-25 April 25, 2003 3 5:00 Florida, United States
vDraw 19-3-4 Russia Islam Karimov Draw M-1 MFC - Russia vs the World 4 02002-11-15 November 15, 2002 2 5:00 St. Petersburg, Russia
Win 19-3-3 Japan Seichi Ikemoto Submission (rear naked choke) Shooto - Treasure Hunt 7 02002-06-29 June 29, 2002 1 3:10 Osaka, Japan
Win 18-3-3 Japan Takuya Wada Decision (split) Shooto - Treasure Hunt 6 02002-05-05 May 5, 2002 3 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Win 17-3-3 Brazil Alexandre Barros Decision HOOKnSHOOT - Overdrive 02002-03-09 March 9, 2002 3 5:00 Indiana, United States
Loss 16-3-3 United States Ronald Jhun Submission (armbar) SB 21 - SuperBrawl 21 02001-05-24 May 24, 2001 2 4:42 Hawaii, United States
vDraw 16-2-3 United States Chris Lytle Draw RSF 3 - Reality Submission Fighting 3 02001-03-30 March 30, 2001 1 18:00 Illinois, United States
Win 16-2-2 Steve Miller TKO (cut) IC 1 - Iowa Challenge 1 02001-02-10 February 10, 2001 1 Iowa, United States
Win 15-2-2 Riley McIlhon Submission (strikes) FCC 3 - Freestyle Combat Challenge 3 02001-01-06 January 6, 2001 1 3:23
Win 14-2-2 United States Paul Rodriguez Decision (majority) WEF 8 - Goin' Platinum 02000-01-15 January 15, 2000 3 4:00 Georgia, United States
Win 13-2-2 Eric Meaders TKO NG 13 - Neutral Grounds 13 01999-11-20 November 20, 1999 2 California, United States
Win 12-2-2 United States Toby Imada Submission (armbar) NG 13 - Neutral Grounds 13 01999-11-20 November 20, 1999 1 California, United States
Loss 11-2-2 Tom Schmitz Submission (triangle choke) EC 29 - Extreme Challenge 29 01999-11-13 November 13, 1999 1 1:56 Wisconsin, United States
Win 11-1-2 Sean Brockmole TKO (guillotine choke) EC 23 - Extreme Challenge 23 01999-04-02 April 2, 1999 1 1:32 Indiana, United States
Win 10-1-2 Jeff Lindsay Submission (punches) EC 23 - Extreme Challenge 23 01999-04-02 April 2, 1999 1 3:01 Indiana, United States
Win 9-1-2 Brian Campbell Submission (keylock) Gladiators 2 - Gladiators 2 01999-03-18 March 18, 1999 1 12:20 Iowa, United States
Loss 8-1-2 United States Adrian Serrano Decision (split) EC 13 - Extreme Challenge 13 01998-01-16 January 16, 1998 1 20:00 Wisconsin, United States
Win 8-0-2 Brett Al-azzawi Submission (punches) EC 12 - Extreme Challenge 12 01997-12-13 December 13, 1997 1 3:55 Michigan, United States
Win 7-0-2 Brazil Daniel Vianna Submission (punches) EC 12 - Extreme Challenge 12 01997-12-13 December 13, 1997 1 8:59 Michigan, United States
Win 6-0-2 United States Phil Johns Submission (punches) EC 11 - Extreme Challenge 11 01997-11-22 November 22, 1997 1 8:39 Iowa, United States
vDraw 5-0-2 United States Adrian Serrano Draw EC 10 - Extreme Challenge 10 01997-10-04 October 4, 1997 1 15:00 Iowa, United States
Win 5-0-1 United States Jesse Jones Submission (keylock) EC 5 - Extreme Challenge 5 01997-04-18 April 18, 1997 1 9:25 Iowa, United States
Win 4-0-1 Caz Daniels Submission (armbar) EC 5 - Extreme Challenge 5 01997-04-18 April 18, 1997 1 N/A Iowa, United States
Win 3-0-1 Rolando Higueros TKO (cut) EC 1 - Extreme Challenge 1 01996-11-23 November 23, 1996 1 8:32 Iowa, United States
vDraw 2-0-1 George Schirmer Draw BATB 1 - Brawl at the Ballpark 1 01996-09-01 September 1, 1996 1 15:00 Iowa, United States
Win 2-0 United States Travis Fulton Submission (rear naked choke) Gladiators - Gladiators 1 01996-07-26 July 26, 1996 1 Iowa, United States
Win 1-0 CG Sierra Submission (rear naked choke) QCU 2 - Quad City Ultimate 2 01996-05-11 May 11, 1996 1 1:40 Illinois, United States

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References

  1. ^ a b McCauley, Bob. "Travis Fulton - on the road to the top", Martial Arts magazine, November 1, 1999.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Plott, J. Michael. "Xtreme Fighting: UFC 42: Sudden Impact", Black Belt magazine, August 2003, pp. 54-55.
  3. ^ a b Meltzer, Dave. "UFC 42: Wrestler vs. wrestler", Yahoo! Sports, May 14, 2009.
  4. ^ a b c d e Plott, J. Michael. "Xtreme Fighting: Couture Spanks Ortiz at UFC 44", Black Belt magazine, January 2004, pp. 52 & 94.
  5. ^ a b c Fogan, Sara. "Judo Stylist Triumphs at UFC 44", Black Belt magazine, April 2004, p. 118.
  6. ^ Cole, David. "Ready to rumble `Ultimate fighting,' described by some as barbaric, will brawl in Kenosha", The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, October 19, 1999.
  7. ^ "20 questions for... NICK THOMPSON", mmaranks.com interview, published February 27, 2006.
  8. ^ Knapp, Brian. "Torres retains title in all-out slugfest", ESPN.com, published April 6, 2009.

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