Erik Apple

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Erik Apple
Born (1979-08-26) August 26, 1979 (age 35)
Laguna Niguel, California, U.S.
Other names Bad
Nationality American
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight 170 lb (77 kg; 12 st)
Division Welterweight
Fighting out of Huntington Beach, California, U.S.
Team Kings MMA
Rank purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Years active 2003–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total 14
Wins 11
By knockout 3
By submission 7
By decision 1
Losses 3
By knockout 1
By submission 2
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Erik Apple (born August 26, 1979) is a former American professional mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter. Apple also played the character of Pete "Mad Dog" Grimes in the 2011 film Warrior.


Apple began to train with vale-tudo and MMA legend Marco Ruas at Ruas Vale Tudo team. Now Erik Apple trains at CSW training center with fighters Josh Barnett and Renato Sobral. He beat Matt Makowski at ShoXC – Elite Challenger Series and is currently signed with Strikeforce in the welterweight division. His Strikeforce debut came in a loss to Bobby Voelker. Erik Apple was announced against Seth Baczynski at Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Noons II, but was forced out of the bout due to an injury.

Apple then faced Ryan Larson at Strikeforce Challengers: Beerbohm vs. Healy, losing by triangle choke in the second round.

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 10–3 United States Ryan Larson Submission (triangle choke) Strikeforce Challengers: Beerbohm vs. Healy February 18, 2011 2 3:14 Cedar Park, Texas, United States
Loss 10–2 United States Bobby Voelker TKO (punches) Strikeforce Challengers: Woodley vs. Bears November 20, 2009 2 1:23 Kansas City, Kansas, United States
Win 10–1 United States Matt Makowski Submission (rear-naked choke) ShoXC 8 September 26, 2008 2 2:04 Santa Ynez, California, United States
Loss 9–1 United States Brock Larson Submission (kimura) WEC 26 March 24, 2007 1 3:43 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 9–0 United States Ray Elbe TKO (knee and punches) TC 16: Annihilation September 9, 2006 3 2:00 San Diego, California, United States
Win 8–0 United States Steve Ramirez Submission (triangle choke) GC 50: Top Gunz May 21, 2006 1 2:37 Porterville, California, United States
Win 7–0 United States Danny Wren Decision (unanimous) Total Combat 12 December 17, 2005 3 5:00 Tijuana, Mexico
Win 6–0 United States Mark Kempthorne TKO (corner stoppage) KOTC 54: Mucho Machismo June 12, 2005 2 1:57 San Jacinto, California, United States
Win 5–0 United States Josh Thompson Submission (verbal) Total Combat 8 April 2, 2005 1 N/A Tijuana, Mexico
Win 4–0 United States Stacy Hakes Submission (punches) Total Combat 7 January 29, 2005 1 N/A Tijuana, Mexico
Win 3–0 Mexico Luiz Torres TKO (punch) Total Combat 6 October 24, 2004 1 2:10 Tijuana, Mexico
Win 2–0 United States Hector Carrilo Submission (strikes) Total Combat 2 February 29, 2004 2 1:35 Tijuana, Mexico
Win 1–0 United States Chris McMillen Submission (choke) Gladiator Challenge 15 April 13, 2003 1 1:56 Porterville, California, United States


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