Daniel Weichel

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Daniel Weichel
Born (1984-11-22) November 22, 1984 (age 29)
Michelstadt, Germany
Other names The Weasel
Nationality German
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight 145 lb (66 kg; 10.4 st)
Division Featherweight (current)
Lightweight
Reach 71.0 in (180 cm)
Fighting out of Hesse, Germany
Team Team MMA Spirit
Years active 2002–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total 42
Wins 34
By knockout 5
By submission 21
By decision 8
Losses 8
By knockout 4
By submission 3
By decision 1
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Daniel Weichel (born November 22, 1984) is a German mixed martial artist currently fighting in Bellator MMA. He has also competed in M-1 Global and Shooto.

Background[edit]

Born and raised in Germany, Weichel originally began training in Jujutsu at the age of 14, before transitioning into Brazilian jiu-jitsu a year later. Weichel also began training in Muay Thai and then wrestling when he was 17, with both freestyle wrestling and Greco-Roman wrestling, as well as boxing.[1][2]

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Weichel made his professional MMA debut in May 2002. Over the next four and a half years of his career, he amassed a record of 15-2.

During this time, Weichel competed on a German mixed martial arts reality show titled M.A.X. (Martial Arts Xtreme) in 2006, where he made it to the final against Ivan Mussardo. However, the production shut down before the match could actually take place. The two did eventually meet in 2009, where Weichel won by unanimous decision.[3]

M-1 Global[edit]

Following a rough patch where he had 3 wins against four losses (including two losses to future UFC fighters Paul Daley and Dan Hardy), Weichel joined the Russian MMA organization M-1 Global, going 5-0 on their M-1 Challengers series.

Weichel eventually challenged for the M-1 Global Lightweight Championship as he faced Jose Figueroa in November 2011 at M-1 Global: Fedor vs. Monson. He won the bout and title via knockout in the first round.

Weichel's reign as champion would be short lived though. He lost the belt in his first defense in June 2012 against Musa Khamanaev at M-1 Global: Fedor vs. Rizzo. He lost the bout via submission in the first round.

Bellator MMA[edit]

In September 2013, it was announced that Weichel had signed a contract with Bellator MMA and would compete in there Season 10 featherweight tournament.[4]

Weichel made his Bellator debut in the season 10 featherweight tournament quarterfinal facing Scott Cleve at Bellator 110 on February 28, 2014 he won via submission with a rear-naked choke.[5]

Weichel fought against Matt Bessette at Bellator 114 on March 28, 2014 in the featherweight tournament semifinals.[6] He won the bout via unanimous decision.

Weichel faced Desmond Green in the tournament final at Bellator 119 on May 9, 2014.[7] He won the fight via submission in the second round.

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

  • M-1 Global
    • M-1 Global Lightweight Championship (One time)

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 34–8 Desmond Green Submission (rear-naked choke) Bellator 119 May 9, 2014 2 2:07 Rama, Ontario, Canada Bellator Season 10 Featherweight Tournament Final
Win 33–8 Matt Bessette Decision (unanimous) Bellator 114 March 28, 2014 3 5:00 West Valley City, Utah, United States Bellator Season 10 Featherweight Tournament Semifinal
Win 32–8 Scott Cleve Submission (rear-naked choke) Bellator 110 February 28, 2014 1 3:46 Uncasville, Connecticut, United States Bellator Season 10 Featherweight Tournament Quarterfinal
Win 31–8 Artiom Damkovsky Submission (arm-triangle choke) M-1 Challenge 37: Khamanaev vs. Puhakka February 27, 2013 2 4:24 Orenburg, Russia
Win 30–8 Georgi Stoyanov Submission (rear-naked choke) M-1 Challenge 36: Confrontation in Mytishchi December 8, 2012 2 2:24 Mytishchi, Russia
Win 29–8 Semen Tyrlya Submission (rear-naked choke) Respect Fighting Championship 8 September 22, 2012 1 3:40 Wuppertal, Germany
Loss 28–8 Musa Khamanaev Submission (heel hook) M-1 Global: Fedor vs. Rizzo June 21, 2012 1 1:48 St. Petersburg, Russia Lost the M-1 Global Lightweight Championship.
Win 28–7 Jose Figueroa KO (punches) M-1 Global: Fedor vs. Monson November 20, 2011 1 1:50 Moscow, Russia, Won the M-1 Global Lightweight Championship.
Win 27–7 Beau Baker Decision (unanimous) M-1 Challenge 26: Garner vs. Bennett 2 July 8, 2011 3 5:00 Costa Mesa, California, United States
Win 26–7 Magomedrasul Khasbulaev Technical submission (triangle choke) M-1 Challenge 23: Guram vs. Grishin March 5, 2011 1 3:26 Moscow, Russia
Win 25–7 Yuri Ivlev TKO (doctor stoppage) M-1 Challenge 21: Guram vs. Garner October 28, 2010 3 2:24 St. Petersburg, Russia
Win 24–7 Avtandil Shoshiashvili Submission (rear-naked choke) Fight Night Merseburg 3 August 29, 2010 1 4:20 Spergau, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
Loss 23–7 Rob Sinclair TKO (punches) BAMMA 3 May 15, 2010 1 4:03 Birmingham, England
Win 23–6 Victor Kuku Submission (rear-naked choke) TFS: Mix Fight Gala IX December 5, 2009 1 2:57 Darmstadt, Germany
Win 22–6 Ivan Musardo Decision (unanimous) Shooto: Switzerland 6 September 19, 2009 3 5:00 Zürich, Switzerland
Win 21–6 Danial Sharifi Submission (guillotine choke) M-1 Challenge 18: Netherlands Day One August 15, 2009 1 2:53 Hilversum, The Netherlands
Win 20–6 Jimmy Sidoni TKO (punches) TFS: Mix Fight Gala 8 May 9, 2009 1 2:32 Darmstadt, Germany
Win 19–6 Fatih Dogan Submission (D'arce choke) M-1 Challenge 13: Bulgaria March 28, 2009 1 2:29 Bourgas, Bulgaria
Loss 18–6 Peter Irving Submission (rear-naked choke) Strike and Submit 8 October 26, 2008 2 1:47 Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, England
Loss 18–5 Dan Hardy TKO (elbows) UF: Punishment May 3, 2008 2 N/A Doncaster, England
Win 18–4 Ian Jones Submission (armbar) Gorilla Fight 2 April 5, 2008 1 2:38 Mannheim, Germany
Loss 17–4 Jason Jones TKO (punch and knee) M-1: Slamm March 2, 2008 1 0:06 Almere, Flevoland, The Netherlands
Win 17–3 Chas Jacquier Submission (choke) TFS: Mix Fight Gala VI November 25, 2007 1 N/A Darmstadt, Germany
Win 16–3 Fatih Balci Submission (triangle choke) Stapel Fighting Challenge April 29, 2007 1 N/A Germany
Loss 15–3 Paul Daley KO (knee) FX3: Fight Night 4 March 10, 2007 1 2:55 Reading, Berkshire, England
Win 15–2 Amir Lekaj Submission (kimura) Martial Arts Xtreme 8 November 25, 2006 1 N/A Berlin, Germany
Win 14–2 Marcelo Lopez Decision (split) Martial Arts Xtreme 6 November 11, 2006 3 3:00 Berlin, Germany
Win 13–2 Hugo Blatter Submission (rear-naked choke) Martial Arts Xtreme 4 October 28, 2006 1 2:47 Berlin, Germany
Win 12–2 Josenildo Ramalho Decision (majority) CWFC: Strike Force 6 May 27, 2006 3 5:00 Coventry, West Midlands, England
Win 11–2 Dennis Siver Submission (rear-naked choke) TFS: Mix Fight Gala 3 May 6, 2006 1 N/A Darmstadt, Germany
Loss 10–2 Thiago Tavares Submission (guillotine choke) CWFC: Enter the Wolfslair March 5, 2006 3 4:47 Liverpool, Merseyside, England
Win 10-1 Johan Antonsson Submission (rear-naked choke) EVT 5: Phoenix October 8, 2005 1 3:41 Sweden
Win 9-1 Boris Jonstomp Submission (rear-naked choke) EVT 5: Phoenix October 8, 2005 2 2:12 Sweden
Win 8-1 Mike Lucero Submission (guillotine choke) KOTC 55: Grudge Match June 17, 2005 1 3:41 Albuquerque, New Mexico
Win 7-1 Joakim Engberg Decision (unanimous) EVT 4: Gladiators September 17, 2004 3 5:00 Stockholm, Sweden
Win 6-1 Abdul Mohammed Decision (unanimous) P & G 3: Glory Days August 7, 2004 N/A N/A Newcastle, England
Win 5-1 Gaz Roriston Submission (americana) EVT 3: Inferno May 22, 2004 2 1:57 Copenhagen, Denmark
Loss 4-1 Mattias Awad Decision (unanimous) EVT 2: Hazard April 4, 2004 3 5:00 Stockholm, Sweden
Win 4-0 Malte Janssen KO (head kick) Outsider Cup 2 February 28, 2004 2 0:13 Lübbecke, Germany
Win 3-0 Masaya Takita Decision (unanimous) Shooto: 11/25 in Kitazawa Town Hall November 25, 2003 2 5:00 Setagaya, Tokyo, Japan
Win 2-0 Eduardo Guimaraes KO (flying knee) Shooto Holland: Holland vs. the World April 12, 2003 1 2:50 Holland, Netherlands
Win 1-0 Vincent Latoel Submission (armbar) Shooto Holland: The Lords of the Ring May 12, 2002 1 1:48 Holland, Netherlands

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://danielweichel.com/index.php?article_id=3&clang=1
  2. ^ http://www.danielweichel.com/index.php?article_id=76&clang=1
  3. ^ "Daniel Weichel - Biography". danielweichel.com. Retrieved March 29, 2014. 
  4. ^ Whitman, Mike (September 11, 2013). "Bellator Inks Former M-1 Champion Daniel Weichel for 2014 Featherweight Tournament". sherdog.com. Retrieved March 28, 2014. 
  5. ^ Knapp, Brian (February 28, 2014). "Quinton Jackson, 'King Mo' Lawal Advance to Tournament Final at Bellator 110". sherdog.com. Retrieved March 20, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Bellator 114 lineup complete, adds featherweight tourney semifinals to main card". mmajunkie.com. March 5, 2014. Retrieved March 20, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Cooper-Halsey, Weichel-Green Tournament Finals Top Bellator 119 Card in Ontario". sherdog.com. April 14, 2014. Retrieved April 19, 2014. 

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