Elvis Sinosic

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Elvis Sinosic
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Born (1971-02-13) 13 February 1971 (age 43)
Canberra, Australia
Other names The King of Rock n' Rumble
Residence Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Nationality Australian
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight 205 lb (93 kg; 14.6 st)
Division 205
Reach 77.5 in (197 cm)
Stance Orthodox
Fighting out of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Team Sinosic-Perosh Martial Arts
Rank      black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Rigan Machado
    
1st degree black belt in Taekwondo
    
yellow rope in Capoeira
    
Orange belt in Judo
    brown belt in Silat
Full instructor in Eskrima
Full instructor in Muay Thai
Years active 1997-2007
Mixed martial arts record
Total 22
Wins 8
By knockout 3
By submission 5
Losses 12
By knockout 5
By submission 3
By decision 4
Draws 2
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Elvis Sinosic (born 13 February 1971 in Canberra) is a retired Australian professional mixed martial artist. While he is perhaps best known for his seven-fight stint in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), he has also competed in the Cage Rage Championships, K-1, and Pancrase. He has fought all over the world including Tokyo, London, Montreal, and Las Vegas. He fought for the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship at UFC 32.

Biography[edit]

Sinosic was born in Canberra, Australia to Croatian immigrant parents, and now resides in Sydney, Australia. He currently runs Sinosic Perosh Martial Arts SPMA[1] with business and training partner Anthony Perosh. Having trained in various arts for over 20 years which takes back to his early twenties, the "King of Rock N Rumble" has been exposed to a myriad of art forms including: Freestyle Wrestling, Tae Kwon Do, boxing, Jeet kune do, Filipino martial arts, Silat, Muay Thai, Capoeira, Kickboxing, Judo, JB Will Shootfighting, Pankration, Jujutsu and Machado BJJ.[2] Sinosic's began Brazilian Jiu Jitsu around 25 of age where he holds a 8th dan black belt[clarification needed] and he has also 1st dan black belt in taekwondo, which was his first style.[3]

The "King of Rock N Rumble" has been competing on a national level since 1995 and has competed in such prestigious events as the Abu Dhabi World Submission Championships, the Ultimate Fighting Championship and the K-1 Grand Prix as their highlighted superfight as well as Pancrase, RINGS, Warriors Realm, Fighter Extreme, Universal Combat Challenge (UCC) (now called TKO Major League MMA (TKO)), Cage Rage, Australian Vale Tudo Open and Caged Combat.

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Sinosic is a pioneer of Australian Mixed martial arts (MMA). He fought on the first ever Australian MMA show - Caged Combat. He won the first ever Australia MMA Title - Australian Vale Tudo Heavyweight Champion. He was the first Australian to fight for a World Title (Universal Combat Challenge 1 vs Dave Beneteau). He was the first Australian to fight in an MMA match in K-1 (K-1 World Grand Prix 2000 vs Frank Shamrock). He was the first Australian to fight in the UFC (UFC 30 vs Jeremy Horn). He was the first Australian to fight for a UFC World Championship (UFC 32 vs. Tito Ortiz). Sinosic was the first Australian to commentate on a UFC PPV (UFC 33). Sinosic is also a pioneer in the grappling scene being the first Australian to compete in the ADCC World Submission Wrestling Championships when he competed in the inaugural event in 1998.

UFC career[edit]

Sinosic is a UFC veteran holding a record of 1 win and 6 losses within the UFC, contributing to the 8 wins—12 losses—2 draws in his mixed martial arts career. He debuted in 1997 defeating Matt Rocca in Australia. In the year 2000, after an unexpected performance against Frank Shamrock, he made his UFC debut defeating Jeremy Horn by armbar at UFC 30. Sinosic was then offered a match with Tito Ortiz, the then UFC Light Heavyweight Champion at UFC 32 but was defeated in the first round via Technical knockout(TKO).

He has since fought several times in the UFC, with matches against Evan Tanner, Renato Sobral, Forrest Griffin, and Alessio Sakara at UFC 57. Since then he has defeated Shamoji Fuiji and Mark Epstein both by armbar.

Sinosic's last fight in the UFC was a loss to Michael Bisping due to TKO (strikes) at UFC 70. On 21 April 2007, Bisping scored a TKO win over Sinosic at UFC 70 in Manchester, England.[4] Sinosic came out fighting, and Bisping eagerly obliged, firing back before throwing the Australian to the canvas.[5] Bisping then launched into a vicious ground and pound attack, opening up a cut on Sinosic's forehead.[6] In the second round Bisping was knocked down from a knee.[7] Then Sinosic almost secured a kimura.[5] Before Bisping reversed and pounded away until referee Steve Mazzagatti stopped the bout at 1:40 of the second round.[5]

Sinosic was scheduled to return to the octagon in 2010 for a rematch against Chris Haseman at UFC 110, the first UFC event to be held in Australia.[8] However, just days before the fight, Sinosic was forced to withdraw with a shoulder injury.[9]

Post UFC[edit]

Sinosic's last fight was a TKO loss to Paul Cahoon at Cage Rage 24 on 1 December 2007.[10]

Other media[edit]

Sinosic's fight with Forrest Griffin appeared in the 2007 film Next starring Nicolas Cage and Jessica Biel.[11] Elvis is good friends with Australian actor Michael Bray, who recently starred in Smooth Criminal with Johnny Boxer [12]

Sinosic claimed to be the first person to perform a Gogoplata in MMA competition,[13] although his opponent did not submit.

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 8–11–2 Paul Cahoon KO (punches) Cage Rage 24 December 1, 2007 1 0:21 London, United Kingdom
Loss 8–10–2 Michael Bisping TKO (punches) UFC 70 April 21, 2007 2 1:40 Manchester, United Kingdom Fight of the Night.
Win 8–9–2 Mark Epstein Submission (armbar) Cage Rage 19 December 9, 2006 1 2:37 London, United Kingdom
Win 7–9–2 Shamoji Fuji Submission (armbar) Xplosion September 30, 2006 1 2:40 Sydney, Australia
Loss 6–9–2 Alessio Sakara Decision (unanimous) UFC 57: Liddell vs. Couture 3 February 4, 2006 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss 6–8–2 Forrest Griffin KO (punches) UFC 55: Fury October 7, 2005 1 3:30 Uncasville, Connecticut, United States
Draw 6–7–2 Daijiro Matsui Draw Pancrase: Spiral 5 July 10, 2005 2 5:00 Yokohama, Japan
Win 6–7–1 Roberto Traven KO (punch) WR 1 – Warriors Realm 1 September 3, 2004 2 Sunshine Coast, Queensland
Loss 5–7–1 Sanae Kikuta Decision (unanimous) Pancrase - 10th Anniversary Show August 31, 2003 3 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Win 5–6–1 August Wallen Submission (armbar) FE 3 – Fighter Extreme 3 May 2, 2003 1 5:36 Stockholm, Sweden
Loss 4–6–1 Renato Sobral Decision (unanimous) UFC 38 July 13, 2002 3 5:00 London, United Kingdom
Loss 4–5–1 Evan Tanner TKO (cut) UFC 36 March 22, 2002 1 2:06 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss 4–4–1 Tito Ortiz TKO (punches and elbows) UFC 32 June 29, 2001 1 3:32 East Rutherford, New Jersey, United States For UFC Light Heavyweight Championship
Win 4–3–1 Jeremy Horn Submission (triangle armbar) UFC 30 February 23, 2001 1 2:59 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Loss 3–3–1 Frank Shamrock Decision K-1 Grand Prix 2000 Final December 12, 2000 5 3:00 Tokyo, Japan
Draw 3–2–1 Dave Beneteau Draw UCC 1 – The New Beginning June 2, 2000 2 10:00 Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Loss 3–2 Al Reynish Submission (retirement) Rings Australia: NR2 September 13, 1998 1 7:52 Australia
Win 3–1 Daniel Bond TKO AVT – Australia Vale Tudo November 16, 1997 1 Australia
Win 2–1 Kevin McConachie TKO AVT – Australia Vale Tudo November 16, 1997 1 Australia
Loss 1–1 Chris Haseman Submission (chin to the eye) Caged Combat 1 – Australian Ultimate Fighting March 22, 1997 1 2:47 Sydney, Australia
Win 1–0 Matt Rocca Submission (strikes) Caged Combat 1 – Australian Ultimate Fighting March 22, 1997 1 0:41 Sydney, Australia
  • Sherdog.com. Retrieved 20 July 2006.
  • [1]. Retrieved 11 November 2009.

Sinosic Perosh Martial Arts Academy[edit]

Sinosic runs Sinosic Perosh Martial Arts (SPMA), with his business and training partner Anthony Perosh, a martial arts school located in Sydney, Australia teaching Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Filipino martial arts, Kempo karate, Muay Thai, kickboxing, mixed martial arts, wrestling and yoga.

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