Eric Schafer

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Eric Schafer
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Born Eric John Schafer
(1977-09-20) September 20, 1977 (age 37)
Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, United States
Other names Red
Nationality American
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13.2 st)
Division Middleweight
Light heavyweight
Reach 76.0 in (193 cm)[1]
Fighting out of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Rank Black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Years active 1997–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total 23
Wins 14
By knockout 3
By submission 9
By decision 1
Unknown 1
Losses 7
By knockout 3
By submission 1
By decision 3
Draws 2
Other information
University University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
Notable school(s) Fond Du Lac High School
Website http://www.redschafer.com/
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog
last updated on: October 22, 2009

Eric John Schafer (born September 20, 1977) is an American mixed martial artist, who is perhaps best known for competing in the Light Heavyweight and Middleweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Background and early career[edit]

Schafer attended the University of Wisconsin–Oshkosh.

Schafer is a former XFO light heavyweight champion, after defeating William Hill by triangle choke at XFO 9.

Schafer is a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Pedro Sauer.

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

He made his UFC debut at UFC 62, defeating Rob MacDonald by arm triangle choke, rendering him unconscious at the 2:26 mark of round one.

Schafer then lost his next 2 bouts consecutively via TKO to Michael Bisping at UFC 66 and Stephan Bonnar at UFC 77.

Schafer next defeated Houston Alexander by arm triangle choke in the first round on September 17, 2008 at UFC Fight Night: Diaz vs Neer.

Schafer won via TKO over Antonio Mendes at UFC 93 on January 7, 2009.

He lost to Ryan Bader on October 24, 2009 on the undercard of UFC 104.[2]

Schafer was defeated by Jason Brilz via unanimous decision on March 21, 2010, at UFC Live: Vera vs. Jones.[3] After this bout he was released from the promotion.

Post UFC[edit]

In his first fight since being released from the UFC and his first fight at Middleweight Schafer defeated Chris Albandia via submission (triangle choke) in the first round at XFO 41 - Outdoor War 7 on September 3, 2011.[4]

Return to the UFC[edit]

Schafer returned to the UFC in a Middleweight bout against Aaron Simpson at UFC 136 on October 8, 2011, and lost a unanimous decision.[5]

Schafer next faced Jorge Rivera on January 20, 2012 at UFC on FX 1.[6] He lost the fight via TKO in the second round. He was released from the promotion for the third time following this loss.[7]

Independent promotions[edit]

After being released from the UFC, Schafer faced John Poppie at Madtown Throwdown 29: Unstoppable on January 5, 2013. He won via second round TKO.

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

  • Gladiators Fighting Series
    • GFS Light Heavyweight Championship (One time)
  • Xtreme Fighting Organization
    • XFO Light Heavyweight Championship (One time)

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 14–7–2 John Poppie TKO (punches) Madtown Throwdown 29: Unstoppable January 5, 2013 2 4:07 Madison, Wisconsin, United States
Loss 13–7–2 Jorge Rivera TKO (punches) UFC on FX: Guillard vs. Miller January 20, 2012 2 1:31 Nashville, Tennessee, United States Cut from the UFC following the loss.
Loss 13–6–2 Aaron Simpson Decision (unanimous) UFC 136 October 8, 2011 3 5:00 Houston, Texas, United States
Win 13–5–2 Chris Albandia Submission (triangle choke) XFO 41: Outdoor War 7 September 3, 2011 1 1:41 Island Lake, Illinois, United States Middleweight debut.
Loss 12–5–2 Jason Brilz Decision (unanimous) UFC Live: Vera vs. Jones March 21, 2010 3 5:00 Broomfield, Colorado, United States
Loss 12–4–2 Ryan Bader Decision (unanimous) UFC 104 October 24, 2009 3 5:00 Los Angeles, California, United States
Win 12–3–2 Antonio Mendes TKO (punches) UFC 93 January 17, 2009 1 3:35 Dublin, Ireland
Win 11–3–2 Houston Alexander Submission (arm-triangle choke) UFC Fight Night: Diaz vs Neer September 17, 2008 1 4:53 Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Win 10–3–2 William Hill TKO (punches) GFS: Thunderdome May 17, 2008 1 2:52 Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States Won the GFS Light Heavyweight Championship.[8]
Win 9–3–2 Ryan Antle Submission (guillotine choke) GFS: The Warriors February 16, 2008 1 0:41 Wisconsin, United States
Loss 8–3–2 Stephan Bonnar TKO (punches) UFC 77 October 20, 2007 2 2:47 Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Loss 8–2–2 Michael Bisping TKO (punches) UFC 66 December 30, 2006 1 4:24 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 8–1–2 Rob MacDonald Technical Submission (arm-triangle choke) UFC 62 August 26, 2006 1 2:26 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 7–1–2 William Hill Submission (triangle choke) Xtreme Fighting Organization 9 January 28, 2006 1 2:37 Lakemoor, Illinois, United States Won the WFO Light Heavyweight Championship.
Win 6–1–2 Jason Veach Submission (choke) Duneland Classic 2 August 6, 2005 1 N/A Portage, Indiana, United States
Win 5–1–2 Jason Guida Submission (triangle choke) XFO 6: Judgement Day June 25, 2005 1 3:49 Lakemoor, Illinois, United States
Loss 4–1–2 Dustin Denes Submission (kimura) HOOKnSHOOT: Overdrive March 9, 2002 1 N/A Evansville, Indiana, United States
Draw 4–0–2 Jim Desouza Draw HOOKnSHOOT: Kings 2 November 18, 2001 2 5:00 Evansville, Indiana, United States
Draw 4–0–1 Paul Ivens Draw HOOKnSHOOT: Millennium November 6, 1999 1 15:00 Evansville, Indiana, United States
Win 4–0 Steve Martin Submission (strikes) Cage Combat 4 September 26, 1999 1 4:13 Green Bay, Wisconsin, United States
Win 3–0 Duane Franzen Decision Midwest Shootfighting 1 June 27, 1998 1 10:00 Clinton, Iowa, United States
Win 2–0 John Lowey N/A Midwest Shootfighting 1 June 27, 1998 1 3:59 Clinton, Iowa, United States
Win 1–0 Ryan Apolonario Submission (choke) Fight Sheet Ultimate MMA July 19, 1997 1 N/A Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States [9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Eric "Red" Schafer's Tapology Profile". tapology.com. Retrieved November 13, 2014. 
  2. ^ Thomas, Luke (2009-10-24). "UFC 104 Results: Ryan Bader Takes a Decision Over Eric Schafer". Bloody Elbow. Retrieved 2009-11-06. 
  3. ^ "Brilz vs. Schafer official for UFC on Versus 1". mmajunkie.com. 2010-01-21. 
  4. ^ "Red’ Schafer Wins Quickly in Middleweight Debut at XFO 41". sherdog.com. 2011-09-04. 
  5. ^ "Schafer Returns to UFC at Middleweight, Faces Simpson Oct. 8". sherdog.com. 2011-09-10. 
  6. ^ "Jorge Rivera vs. Eric Schafer targeted for UFC on FX 1". mmajunkie.com. November 29, 2011. Retrieved November 29, 2011. 
  7. ^ J. Yayo Hernandez (February 9, 2012). "Eric ‘Red’ Schafer Released By UFC". cagejunkies.com. 
  8. ^ "GFS: Thunderdome Official Results". mixedmartialarts.com. Retrieved November 25, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Fight Sheet Ultimate Official Results". mixedmartialarts.com. Retrieved November 25, 2014. 

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