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Daniel DeWayne Severn (born June 8, 1958) is an Americanmarker mixed martial artist and professional wrestler, notable for his success in the early years of Ultimate Fighting Championship tournaments. 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 and the World Wrestling Federation. He holds a professional MMA Record of 91–16–7.

Biography

Wrestling

Severn has a long history in Greco-Roman and freestyle judo-hensho wrestling. He was a four time All-American at Arizona State Universitymarker, the original Sunkist Kid of the Sunkist Kids , and a wrestling coach at both his alma mater Arizona Statemarker and Michigan Statemarker. He has wrestled in Turkeymarker, Japanmarker, Cubamarker, Hungarymarker, Canadamarker, and Francemarker as well as the U.S.A.marker.

Severn failed to win in Olympic trials in both 1984 and 1988. In his long career, he has held many national and international titles. He was often introduced to the UFC Octagon as holding more than 100 in total. Severn also held the US national record for victories by pin from 1976 to 1992.

Mixed martial arts

Severn was the first world-class wrestler to enter the UFC, foreshadowing the period of dominance by wrestlers such as Don Frye in UFC 8 and 9 and Mark Coleman in UFC 10 and 11. Severn entered the UFC in 1994 at UFC 4: Revenge of the Warriors, where he captured the hearts of many UFC fans by executing two impressive back suplexs on Anthony Macias. In the finals of UFC 4, Severn was defeated by Royce Gracie who secured a triangle choke for the victory. The submission loss came after Severn was in Gracie's guard for almost 15 minutes, with the wrestler unable to finish his opponent for lack of striking and submission experience.

He soon roared back into mixed martial arts competition, dominating his opponents to capture the tournament championship at UFC 5: Return of the Beast. Severn's first fight with russian Oleg Taktarov at UFC 5 was what many think his greatest performance ever. He pounded Taktarov that night, opening huge cuts on both Oleg's face & the back of the head (back of the head shots were legal then in the UFC) displaying some of the most brutal ground & pound using knees ever seen. He won by TKO after the ref stopped the fight to protect 'The Russian Bear'.

After dominating UFC 5, Severn earned a title shot against Ken Shamrock at UFC 6 to determine the first UFC Superfight Champion, but was defeated by Shamrock via Guillotine Choke.

Severn went on to win Ultimate Ultimate 1995, a tournament consisting of UFC champions and runners up. Here Severn defeated Paul Varelans, David "Tank" Abbott, and Oleg Taktarov in a single night. He was also victorious over Ken Shamrock at UFC 9 to become the UFC Superfight Champion, his third title win for the promotion.

Severn managed his friend and fellow UFC champion Don Frye during UFC 8. In 1999, Severn founded a new mixed martial arts promotion intended to provide a platform for amateur fighters, called The Danger Zone, in which Severn has also fought. Severn has also trained and became a mentor to notable mixed martial artists including former UFC light-heavyweight champion Rashad Evans and The Ultimate Fighter competitor Luke Zachrich.

Dan was inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame at UFC 52.

Professional wrestling

Severn is an accomplished professional wrestler, having worked for UWF International in Japanmarker, the National Wrestling Alliance, and the World Wrestling Federation.

He entered the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) in 1995, and defeated Chris Candido for his first NWA World Heavyweight Championship on a Smoky Mountain Wrestling card. Severn would go on to win the UFC championship that year, making him the first and only man to hold an MMA and a professional wrestling championship simultaneously. Severn would go on to hold the NWA Championship for four years, the longest reign in over two decades and currently the third-longest reign in the belt's history.

As NWA champion, Severn appeared in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) during a storyline where the NWA invaded the WWF. During his one year tenure, he competed in the Brawl for All tournament, beating The Godfather in the first round. However, he withdrew prior to the quarterfinals, allowing The Godfather to advance by default. He would also take part in the 1998 King of the Ring tournament, only to lose to The Rock in the Semi-Finals. He was part of the 1999 Royal Rumble being the 8th entrant lasting almost 6 minutes before being eliminated by Mabel.

Severn appeared in 2000 in the short-lived WXO promotion. In 2001, he again won the NWA World Heavyweight Championship, this time from Shinya Hashimoto in Japan. This title reign would be controversial (an American referee in a Japanese promotion issuing a fast count), and short-lived, as the title was stripped from Severn when he was unable to appear on the inaugural NWA-TNA pay-per-view to defend his title; the belt was won that evening by Severn's long-time rival, Ken Shamrock.

Severn was the original president of Price of Glory Wrestling, held out of his training facility in Coldwater, Michigan. In mid 2007, there were some unresolved things that led Severn to no longer own Price of Glory Wrestling . It seems that Mark Pennington is now the owner and booker of the popular promotion that is still running in Severn's training facility Michigan Sports Camps. Severn has also wrestled for the promotion, having notable feuds with Jimmy Jacobs, N8 Mattson, C.J. Otis, and Keith "Shamrock" Creme (as Ken Shamrocks long lost half brother). Severn most recently defeated Johnny Dynamo in a "Retirement Match" to take the promotions Heavyweight title.

In wrestling







Championships and accomplishments

Amateur wrestling



Mixed martial arts

  • Continental Freefighting Alliance
    • CFA Super Heavyweight Championship (1 time, current)


  • Gladiator Challenge
    • Gladiator Challenge Superfight Heavyweight Championship (1 time, current)


  • The Danger Zone
    • Undefeated in Danger Zone single bout competition






Professional wrestling





  • Global Wrestling Alliance
    • GWA Heavyweight Championship (2 times)






MMA record



Footnotes

1. 'Mat Stars Open Quest Of Olympics', The Sunday Oklahoman, 18 March 1984

2. 'Canadian wrestlers third, Cubans grapple to victory', Stephen McHale, The Globe and Mail, 25 November 1985

3. 'OC comes up empty', Lee Scheide, The Orange County Register, 8 March 1992

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91 Wins 16 Losses , 7 Draws
Result
Record
Opponent
Method
Event
Date
Round, Time
Notes
Win 91–16–7 Eddie Trotter TKO (Corner Stoppage) Gladiator Fighting Championship 23 2009-10-24 1 5:00
Win 90–16–7 Woody Young Submission (Arm-Triangle Choke) KOTC – Disputed 2009-07-25 2 2:31
Win 89–16–7 Steve Eakins Decision (Unanimous) Gladiator Challenge – The Beast 2009-05-16 3 5:00
Loss 88–16–7 William Richey Decision (Unanimous) Iroquois – MMA Championships 7 2009-01-24 3 5:00
Loss 88–15–7 Pavel Botka Decision Heaven or Hell – Hell Cage 2008-05-03 N/A
Win 88–14–7 Damon Clark Submission (Kimura) WFC – Armageddon 2008-04-12 2
Win 87–14–7 Colin Robinson Decision (Unanimous) Cage Wars – Max Extreme fighting 2008-03-09 3
Win 86–14–7 Ian Asham Submission (Kimura) Iroquois – MMA Championships II 2008-02-09
Win 85–14–7 Don Richard Decision (Unanimous) KOTC – Bad Boys 2007-11-21 3 5:00
Win 84–14–7 Jimmy Westfall Decision (Unanimous) UFP – Universal Fight promotions 2007-10-13 3 5:00
Win 83–14–7 Mark Smith TKO (Corner Stoppage) TOTP – Titans of the Pentagon 2007-9-22 1
Win 82–14–7 Victor Vincelette Submission (Rear Naked Choke) WFC – Rumble in the Red Rocks 2007-06-09 1 1:35
Win 81–14–7 Terrell Pree Submission (Armbar) WVF – Minot 2007-04-21 1 4:18
Win 80–14–7 Jason Keith Submission (Rear Naked Choke) GC 60 – Invasion 2007-03-23 1 2:36
Win 79–14–7 Kasey Geyer Submission (Rear Naked Choke) CCCF – River Wind Rumble 2007-02-24 2 1:25
Win 78–14–7 Clifford Coon Submission (Rear Naked Choke) CCCF – Red River Riot 2007-02-17 1 1:53
Loss 77–14–7 Dave Legeno Decision (Unanimous) CR 20 – Born 2 Fight 2007-02-10 3 5:00
Win 77–13–7 Wade Hamilton Submission (Keylock) KOTC – Mass Destruction 2007-01-26 1 3:08
Win 76–13–7 Chris Clark Submission (Heel Hook) IFC – Rumble on the River 2 2006-11-10 1 3:08
Win 75–13–7 Brian Heden Decision (Majority) NFA – Night of the Beast 2006-09-23 N/A
Win 74–13–7 Skip Hall Submission (Guillotine Choke) IE – Independent Event 2006-08-26 1
Win 73–13–7 Robert Berry Submission (Rear Naked Choke) Goshin Ryu 15 2006-06-03 1 4:21
Win 72–13–7 Victor Vincelette Submission (Strikes) WFC – Rumble in the Rockies 2006-01-21 1 1:22
Loss 71–13–7 Joop Kasteel KO (Punch) RINGS Holland – Men of Honor 2005-12-11 1 1:28
Win 71–12–7 Tyson Smith Submission (Strikes) AWE – Action Wrestling Entertainment 2005-10-05 1 4:12
Loss 70–12–7 Victor Valimaki Decision (Unanimous) MFC 8 – Resurrection 2005-09-09 3 5:00
Win 70–11–7 Rick Collup Submission (Knees) GC 39 – Titans Collide 2005-07-17 2
Win 69–11–7 Shannon Ritch Submission (Triangle Choke) Extreme Wars-X-1 2005-07-02 2
Win 68–11–7 Shannon Ritch Submission (Keylock) NFC-Northern Fighting Championships 2005-06-03 2
Win 67–11–7 Cal Worsham TKO (Injury) GC 34 – Legends Collide 2005-01-27 3
Win 66–11–7 Lee Mein TKO CFC – Continental Fighting Championships 2004-11-20 2 1:41
Loss 65–11–7 James Thompson Decision (Unanimous) UC 11-Wrath of the Beast 2004-09-12 5 5:00
Win 65–10–7 Chad Rafdel TKO (Corner Stoppage) AFA – Beast 2004-07-31 1
Win 64–10–7 Hidetada Irie Decision (Unanimous) Gladiator FC – Day 1 2004-06-26 3 5:00
Win 63–10–7 Ruben Villareal Decision (Split) GC 27 – FightFest 2 2004-06-03 2 5:00
Win 62–10–7 Greg Lockhart Submission Dangerzone – Cage Fighting 2004-04-10 2 1:45
Win 61–10–7 Johnathan Ivey Decision (Unanimous) HFC 3 – Hardcore Fighting Championships 3 2004-03-27 N/A
Loss 60–10–7 Tony Bonello Submission (Rear naked choke) XFC 4 – Australia vs The World 2004-03-19 1 1:36
Loss 60–9–7 Ulysses Castro Submission (Verbal) ETB – Enter the Beast 2004-03-06 3 2:45
Draw 60–8–7 Jerry Vrbanovic Draw KOTC 33 – After Shock 2004-02-20 2 5:00
Loss 60–8–6 Seth Petruzelli Decision (Unanimous) KOTC 32 – Bringing Heat 2004-01-24 3 5:00
Win 60–7–6 Ray Seraille Submission (Armbar) PXC 1 – Pacific X-Treme Combat 2004-01-17 3
Win 59–7–6 Mathias Hughes Submission SB – Seasons Beatings 2003-12-18 1 2:40
Draw 58–7–6 Homer Moore Draw RITC 54 – 'The Beast' vs 'The Rock' 2003-10-25 3 3:00
Win 58–7–5 Gary Dudley TKO (Strikes) GC 18 – Gladiator Challenge 18 2003-08-21 1 2:08
Win 57–7–5 Dan Christison Decision (Split) KOTC 24 – Mayhem 2003-06-14 3 5:00
Win 56–7–5 Shane Moore Submission HFC 1 – Hardcore Fighting Championships 1 2003-05-24 2
Win 55–7–5 Cory Timmerman Decision (Unanimous) KOTC 23 – Sin City 2003-05-16 3 5:00
Loss 54–7–5 Ulysses Castro Decision MFC 6 – Road To Gold 2003-02-22 3 5:00
Draw 54–6–5 Pat Stano Draw WATS – War at the Shore 2003-01-17 3 5:00
Win 54–6–4 Mike Ward Submission (Bulldog Choke) UC 4 – Eyes of the Beast 2002-12-01 3 1:42
Win 53–6–4 Justin Eilers Decision (Unanimous) VFC 3 – Total Chaos 2002-11-23 N/A
Win 52–6–4 Mark Smith Submission (Keylock) KOTC 18 – Sudden Impact 2002-11-01 1 2:56
Win 51–6–4 Dan Christison Decision Aztec Challenge 1 2002-09-06 3 5:00
Win 50–6–4 John Jensen TKO (Towel) KOTC: New Mexico 2002-06-19 1 5:00
Win 49–6–4 Steve Sayegh Submission (Strikes) Dangerzone – Caged Heat 2002-04-13 1 5:45
Win 48–6–4 Forrest Griffin Decision RSF 5: New Blood Conflict 2001-10-27 3 4:00
Draw 47–6–4 Travis Fulton Draw Iowa Challenge 3 2001-09-22 3 5:00
Win 47–6–3 Lenn Walker Submission (Strikes) UW – St. Paul 2001-07-15 1 1:49
Win 46–6–3 Travis Fulton Decision WEC 1: Princes of Pain 2001-06-30 3 5:00
Win 45–6–3 Wes Sims Decision RSF 2 – Attack at the Track 2001-06-23 3 4:00
Win 44–6–3 Harry Moskowitz Submission (Keylock) Reality Combat Fighting 11 2001-05-10 N/A
Loss 43–6–3 Jonathan Wiezorek Submission RSF 1 – Redemption in the Valley 2001-04-21 2 1:03
Win 43–5–3 Aaron Keeney Submission (Keylock) Dangerzone – Insane In Ft. Wayne 2000-11-25 1 2:03
Win 42–5–3 Travis Fulton Submission (Rear Naked Choke) Dangerzone – Night of the Beast 2000-10-28 1 2:01
Loss 41–5–3 Pedro Rizzo Submission (Strikes) UFC 27 – Ultimate Bad Boyz 2000-09-22 1 1:33
Win 41–4–3 Andrei Kopylov Decision (Unanimous) Rings – Millennium Combine 3 2000-08-23 2 5:00
Win 40–4–3 John Dixon Submission (Keylock) CFA 2 – Continental Freefighting Alliance 2 2000-07-19 1 5:18
Win 39–4–3 Ron Rumpf Submission (Keylock) Dangerzone – Battle At The Bear 2000-07-08 1 0:54
Win 38–4–3 Robert Stines Submission (Neck Crank) Dangerzone – Ft. Wayne 2 2000-05-20 1 0:44
Win 37–4–3 Marcus Silveira Submission (Arm-Triangle Choke) WEF 9 – World Class 2000-05-13 1 4:46
Win 36–4–3 Bart Vale TKO (Doctor Stoppage) CFA 1 – Collision at the Crossroads 2000-03-25 2 0:36
Loss 35–4–3 Josh Barnett Submission (Armbar) SuperBrawl 16 2000-02-08 4 1:21
Win 35–3–3 Mark Jaquith Decision Dangerzone – Ft. Wayne 1999-11-22 1 15:00
Win 34–3–3 Phil Ortiz Submission (Keylock) Extreme Challenge 28 1999-10-09 1 1:55
Win 33–3–3 David Ferguson Submission (Strikes) Dangerzone – Ft. Smith 1999-09-18 1 8:36
Win 32–3–3 Nick Starks Decision Ultimate Reality Fighting 1999-07-18 N/A 0:00
Win 31–3–3 Brad Kohler TKO (Slam) Ultimate Wrestling 1999-06-25 1 7:57
Win 30–3–3 Slade Martin Submission (Keylock) Dangerzone – Mahnomen 1999-06-19 1 3:30
Win 29–3–3 Ross Quam Submission (Jaw Lock) BITBH – Brawl in the Black Hills 1 1999-05-15 1 N/A
Win 28–3–3 Kevin Rosier Submission (Bulldog Choke) Cage Combat 1 1998-12-08 1
Win 27–3–3 Joe Frailey Submission (Armbar) SuperBrawl 9 1998-09-19 1 4:02
Draw 26–3–3 Pat Miletich Draw Extreme Challenge 20 1998-08-22 1 20:00
Win 26–3–2 Chris Franco TKO (Cut) SuperBrawl 8 1998-08-04 1 4:55
Win 25–3–2 Sam Adkins Submission (Keylock) IFC: Showdown at Shooting Star 1998-06-20 1 12:57
Win 24–3–2 Steve Miller Submission (Rear naked choke) WSW – World Shoot Wrestling 1998-06-12 1 5:45
Win 23–3–2 John Calvo TKO (Punches) SB 7 – SuperBrawl 7 1998-04-25 1 3:38
Win 22–3–2 Travis Fulton Submission (Keylock) Gladiators – Gladiators 2 1998-04-18 1 10:39
Win 21–3–2 Kevin Rosier TKO (Strikes) EC 15 – Extreme Challenge 15 1998-02-27 1 0:53
Draw 20–3–2 Kimo Leopoldo Draw PRIDE 1 – PRIDE 1 1997-10-11 1 30:00
Win 20–3–1 John Renfroe Submission (Keylock) IFC 6 – Battle at Four Bears 1997-09-20 1 2:28
Win 19–3–1 John Dixon Submission (Strikes) IFC 5 – Battle in the Bayou 1997-09-05 1 2:33
Win 18–3–1 Lance Gibson Submission (Keylock) SB 5 – SuperBrawl 5 1997-08-23 1 26:22
Win 17–3–1 Paul Buentello Submission USWF 6 – Unified Shoot Wrestling Federation 6 1997-08-16 1 2:55
Win 16–3–1 Ebenezer Fontes Braga TKO (Cut) IVC 1 – Real Fight Tournament 1997-07-06 1 8:17
Draw 15–3–1 Jeremy Horn Draw EC 7 – Extreme Challenge 7 1997-06-25 1 20:00
Win 15–3 John Renfroe TKO EC 6 – Extreme Challenge 6 1997-05-10 1 2:29
Loss 14–3 Mark Coleman Submission (Choke) UFC 12 – Judgement Day 1997-02-07 1 2:57 For UFC Heavyweight title
Win 14–2 Steven Goss Submission (Rear naked choke) EC 1 – Extreme Challenge 1 1996-11-23 1 1:53
Win 13–2 Mitsuhiro Matsunaga Submission (Armlock) U-Japan 1996-11-17 1 1:32
Win 12–2 Mario Neto Decision UVF 4 – Universal Vale tudo Fighting 4 1996-10-22 1 40:00
Win 11–2 Dennis Reed Submission (Neck Crank) BATB 1 – Brawl at the Ballpark 1 1996-09-01 1 4:10
Win 10–2 Doug Murphy Submission (Keylock) VTJ 1996 – Vale tudo Japan 1996 1996-07-07 1 3:23
Win 9–2 Ken Shamrock Decision (Split) UFC 9 – Motor City Madness 1996-05-17 1 30:00 Won UFC Superfight title
Win 8–2 Oleg Taktarov Decision (Unanimous) UU 95 – Ultimate Ultimate 1995 1995-12-16 1 30:00 Won Ultimate Ultimate 95 Tournament
Win 7–2 Tank Abbott Decision (Unanimous) UU 95 – Ultimate Ultimate 1995 1995-12-16 1 18:00
Win 6–2 Paul Varelans Submission (Arm triangle choke) UU 95 – Ultimate Ultimate 1995 1995-12-16 1 1:01
Loss 5–2 Ken Shamrock Submission (Guillotine choke) UFC 6 – Clash of the Titans 1995-07-14 1 2:14 For UFC Superfight title
Win 5–1 Dave Beneteau Submission (Keylock) UFC 5 – The Return of the Beast 1995-04-07 1 3:01 Won UFC 5 Tournament
Win 4–1 Oleg Taktarov TKO (Cut) UFC 5 – The Return of the Beast 1995-04-07 1 4:21
Win 3–1 Joe Charles Submission (Rear naked choke) UFC 5 – The Return of the Beast 1995-04-07 1 1:38
Loss 2–1 Royce Gracie Submission (Triangle choke) UFC 4 – Revenge of the Warriors 1994-12-16 1 15:49
Win 2–0 Marcus Bossett Submission (Rear naked choke) UFC 4 – Revenge of the Warriors 1994-12-16 1 0:52
Win 1–0 Anthony Macias Submission (Rear naked choke) UFC 4 – Revenge of the Warriors 1994-12-16 1 1:45

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