Dan Christison

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Dan Christison
Born (1972-04-26) April 26, 1972 (age 42)
Los Angeles, California, United States
Other names The Sandman
Nationality American
Height 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Weight 265 lb (120 kg; 18.9 st)
Division 265 & 265+
Reach 85 in (220 cm)
Fighting out of Albuquerque, New Mexico
Team Jackson's Mixed Martial Arts
Years active 2001-present
Mixed martial arts record
Total 27
Wins 20
By knockout 7
By submission 13
Losses 7
By knockout 1
By decision 6
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Daniel B. Christison (born April 26, 1972) is an American mixed martial artist. He fought for the San Jose Razorclaws of the International Fight League and has fought for the Ultimate Fighting Championship, He was also a cast member on the second season of The Ultimate Fighter as part of Team Hughes.

Background[edit]

Christison was born and raised in Los Angeles, California and had a rough upbringing which fueled his interest to begin mixed martial arts. He studied traditional Chinese martial arts before learning Brazilian jiu-jitsu and then transitioned into mixed martial arts.

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

At 6'8" and 270 lbs, Christison is a Heavyweight who fights chiefly with a submission wrestling style.[citation needed] Christison fights out of Albuquerque, New Mexico. Christison was a contestant on the second season of The Ultimate Fighter. Nicknamed "Big" Dan Christison and Dan "The Sandman" Christison, he lost his first fight on the show, a quarterfinals match with Seth Petruzelli.

Christison was member of Team Hughes on TUF 2. Along with fellow former Ultimate Fighter competitors Joe Stevenson and Rashad Evans, he now trains in Albuquerque under the instruction of coach Greg Jackson.[1]

Christison currently (2009) has a fight school where he trains those interested in the sport in Dale, Indiana.[citation needed]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 20–7 Mike Wessel Submission (kimura) CFC 4: Wessel vs. Christison February 26, 2010 3 3:56 Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Win 19–7 Rodrigo Munduruca KO (punches) Canadian Fighting Championship 3 November 14, 2009 2 0:18 Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Win 18–7 Jim Davis Submission (punches) ICF: Intimidation Cage Fighting 17 October 31, 2009 1 2:21 Florence, Kentucky, United States
Win 17–7 Joel Traves TKO (punches) Steele Cage MMA: Battle of the Texas Titans June 11, 2009 1 2:16 Frisco, Texas, United States
Loss 16–7 Márcio Cruz Decision (unanimous) ICF: Breakout April 11, 2009 3 5:00 Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Win 16–6 Brion Peoples Submission (punches) ICF: Turfwar March 14, 2009 1 0:36 Florence, Kentucky, United States
Win 15–6 Steven Banks Submission (omoplata) Intimidation Cage Fighting: Redemption November 22, 2008 1 4:29 Florence, Kentucky, United States
Win 14–6 Nedius Huitt Submission (punches) ICF: Vendetta October 25, 2008 1 0:45 Florence, Kentucky, United States
Win 13–6 Charles McVey KO (punches) Warrior MMA: Consequences September 13, 2008 1 1:46 Elizabethtown, Kentucky, United States
Win 12–6 Sam Holloway Submission (armbar) AFL: Bulletproof May 30, 2008 1 0:50 Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Win 11–6 John LeBlanc TKO (punches) AFL: Eruption March 7, 2008 2 4:02 Lexington, Kentucky, United States
Win 10–6 Derek Sawyer TKO (punches) RFL: Revolution Fight League I December 1, 2007 1 0:50 Louisville, Kentucky, United States
Win 9–6 Johnathon Wesson Decision (unanimous) RITC 103: USA vs Brazil November 16, 2007 3 4:00 Fountain Hills, Arizona, United States
Loss 8–6 Antoine Jaoude Decision (unanimous) IFL: Chicago May 19, 2007 3 4:00 Chicago, Illinois, United States
Loss 8–5 Krzysztof Soszynski Decision (unanimous) IFL: Los Angeles March 17, 2007 3 4:00 Los Angeles, California, United States
Loss 8–4 Frank Mir Decision (unanimous) UFC 61 July 8, 2006 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 8–3 Brad Imes Submission (armbar) UFC Ultimate Fight Night 4 April 6, 2006 3 3:37 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Fight of the Night and Submission of the Night.
Win 7–3 Jimmy Ambriz Submission (verbal) IFC WC 19: Warriors Challenge 19 March 26, 2005 2 0:55 Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, United States
Win 6–3 Ben Rothwell Submission (kimura) Euphoria: USA vs World February 26, 2005 3 0:57 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win 5–3 Andre Roberts Submission (armbar) WEC 13 January 22, 2005 1 3:26 Lemoore, California, United States
Win 4–3 Lemuel Vincent TKO KOTC: New Mexico August 28, 2004 N/A N/A Albuquerque, New Mexico
Win 3–3 Jimmy Westfall TKO (punches) POA: Pride of Albuquerque April 10, 2004 1 1:18 Albuquerque, New Mexico
Loss 2–3 Dan Severn Decision (split) KOTC 24: Mayhem June 14, 2003 3 5:00 Albuquerque, New Mexico
Loss 2–2 Eric Pele TKO KOTC 23: Sin City May 16, 2003 1 4:50 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 2–1 Albert Lopez Submission (rear-naked choke) Triple Threat: Fight Night 1 April 6, 2003 1 N/A Albuquerque, New Mexico
Loss 1–1 Dan Severn Decision AC 1: Aztec Challenge 1 September 6, 2002 3 5:00 Ciudad Juarez, Mexico
Win 1–0 Gabe Beauperthy Submission GC 5: Rumble in the Rockies August 19, 2001 N/A N/A Denver, Colorado, United States

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.mmaplayground.com/article/dan-christison-the-sandman-67.html

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