Dan Evensen

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Dan Evensen
Dan Evensen.jpg
Born Dan Tore Evensen
(1974-06-01) June 1, 1974 (age 40)
Arendal, Norway
Other names The Viking
Nationality Norwegian
Height 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Weight 252.5 lb (114.5 kg; 18.04 st)
Division Heavyweight
Style Kickboxing
Stance Orthodox
Fighting out of Arendal, Norway
Team Kick Training Center
Rank Purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Years active 2002-present
Mixed martial arts record
Total 15
Wins 11
By knockout 7
By submission 1
By decision 2
Unknown 1
Losses 4
By knockout 3
By submission 1
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Dan Tore Evensen (born June 1, 1974 in Arendal) is a Norwegian mixed martial artist and former K-1 Kickboxer. Evensen has fought for the Ultimate Fighting Championship, Bellator Fighting Championships, and the now defunct BodogFIGHT.

Background[edit]

He was a promising hammer thrower, and at 16 he had a personal record at 52.50 meters. He also did boxing and American football, playing for the local team Arendal Wildcats for several years. He was taken out to participate on the Norwegian National American football team in the 90's. As a junior in 1994 he was a Norwegian team-champion in judo. He left Norway to attend on University of Texas at El Paso, Texas, and extended his hammer throw to over 60 meters, and had 2000 Summer Olympics as goal. He went back to Norway and was working as a ship mechanic, but decided to give US another try, this time as a martial artist.

He has a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (US). He is a former Gladiator Challenge Heavyweight Champion.

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 11–4 Raoul Romero TKO (punches) Bellator 5 May 1, 2009 2 1:43 Dayton, Ohio, United States
Loss 10–4 Pat Barry TKO (leg kicks) UFC 92 December 27, 2008 1 2:36 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss 10–3 Cheick Kongo TKO (punches) UFC 87 August 9, 2008 1 4:55 Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Win 10–2 Konstantin Gluhov Decision (unanimous) BodogFIGHT: USA vs. Russia November 30, 2007 3 5:00 Moscow, Russia
Win 9–2 John George TKO (punches) IFO: Kimmons vs Yunker September 21, 2007 1 0:54 Nevada, United States
Win 8–2 Dominic Richard TKO (punches) BodogFIGHT: Vancouver August 24, 2007 1 0:46 British Columbia, Canada
Win 7–2 Jeremiah Constant TKO (punches) BodogFIGHT: Costa Rica February 17, 2007 1 1:26 Costa Rica
Loss 6–2 Dan Bobish Submission (punches) Xtreme Fight Series 2 October 14, 2006 1 1:25 Idaho, United States
Loss 6–1 Christian Wellisch TKO (corner stoppage) IFC: Caged Combat April 1, 2006 2 5:00 California, United States
Win 6–0 Rob Wince TKO (corner stoppage) WEF: Sin City May 20, 2005 1 5:00 Nevada, United States
Win 5–0 Ruben Villareal KO (punches) GC 32: King of the Hill November 18, 2004 2 1:38 California, United States
Win 4–0 Julius Askew Decision (unanimous) GC 27: FightFest 2 June 3, 2004 3 5:00 California, United States
Win 3–0 Mike Wolmack TKO (punches) GC 27: FightFest 2 June 3, 2004 1 2:57 California, United States
Win 2–0 Jonah Broad Submission (rear naked choke) GC 26: FightFest 1 June 2, 2004 1 0:51 California, United States
Win 1–0 Scott Wallace N/A RMS 2: Rocky Mountain Slammer 2 May 11, 2002 N/A N/A Colorado, United States

K-1 record[edit]

0 Wins (0 (T) KO's, 0 decision), 1 Losses
Date Result Record Opponent Event Method Round Time Location
March 22, 2008 Loss 0-2 (1) United States Bryan Humes XFA 1 Decision (Unanimous) 3 3:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
June 22, 2007 NC 0-1 (1) United States Ethen Cox Tuff-N-Uff 3 NC (Evensen fell out of the ring) 2 2:34 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
April 30, 2005 Loss 0-1 United States Steve Steinbeiss K-1 World Grand Prix 2005 in Las Vegas Decision (Unanimous) 3 3:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

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