November 16, 1979 |
Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, U.S.
|Height||5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)|
|Weight||155 lb (70 kg; 11.1 st)|
|Reach||69 in (180 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Washington, D.C.|
|Team||Team Lloyd Irvin|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
David Michael Kaplan (born November 16, 1979) is an American mixed martial artist. He was a cast member of SpikeTV's The Ultimate Fighter: Team Nogueira vs. Team Mir and formerly signed with the UFC. Kaplan is also a former CIA Agent.
David Kaplan was a wrestler at Woodbridge High School and at Old Dominion University. During high school he was an all-state wrestler. Kaplan graduated from college with a degree in international studies and went to work as a recruiter and analyst for the Central Intelligence Agency. He resigned from that job to become a professional mixed martial artist.
Mixed martial arts 
As a competitor on The Ultimate Fighter: Team Nogueira vs. Team Mir, he defeated Fernando Bernstein with a rear naked choke in the first round to guarantee himself a spot on the show. Kaplan was selected by Frank Mir to be on Team Mir. He lost a fight against Phillipe Nover by rear naked choke in the first round, eliminating him from the tournament. He was also one punch KOd by fellow UFC fighter Tom Lawler on the show.
Kaplan lost his UFC debut against former Ultimate Fighter cast mate Junie Browning at the TUF 8 Finale. At UFC 98, Kaplan lost to George Roop via split decision. After the loss, Kaplan was cut from the promotion.
Other appearances 
David Kaplan was a contestant on the Singing Bee, winning the show.
Mixed martial arts record 
|Professional record breakdown|
|7 matches||3 wins||4 losses|
|Loss||3-4||Dominique Robinson||TKO (elbows)||Tachi Palace Fights 5: Stars & Strikes||July 9, 2010||3||0:57||California, United States|
|Loss||3-3||George Roop||Decision (split)||UFC 98||May 23, 2009||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Loss||3-2||Junie Browning||Submission (armbar)||The Ultimate Fighter: Team Nogueira vs. Team Mir||December 13, 2008||2||2:18||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||Fight of the Night Award|
|Loss||3-1||Cristiano Marcello||Submission (triangle choke)||Fury FC 2: Final Combat||November 30, 2006||2||2:37||São Paulo, Brazil|
|Win||3-0||Rich Swawola||TKO (knees and punches)||SF 3: Beatdown||April 22, 2006||1||2:42||New Jersey, United States|
|Win||2-0||Steve Headden||TKO (punches)||BP: Pride and Glory||September 17, 2005||2||N/A||Georgia, United States|
|Win||1-0||Xander Nel||Submission (guillotine choke)||RINGS Holland: Fighting Nordin Memorial Fight Gala||May 21, 2005||1||0:42||Holland|
- "David Kaplan". Spike TV. Retrieved November 19, 2009.