January 11, 1971 |
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
|Height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Weight||185 lb (84 kg; 13.2 st)|
|Reach||75.5 in (192 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Seattle, Washington, U.S.|
|Team||Ivan Salaverry MMA|
|Rank||brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu|
|Years active||1999–2008, 2011-present (MMA)|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Ivan E. Salaverry (born January 11, 1971) is a Canadian mixed martial arts fighter and instructor. He is a member of Tito Ortiz's Team Punishment, and is known for his well-rounded skills. Salaverry is a middleweight veteran of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, BAMMA and the now-defunct World Fighting Alliance. In 2008 Salaverry fought his last fight for the UFC at UFC 84, losing to Rousimar Palhares by armbar in the first round. In 2011, Salaverry decided to return to MMA after 3 years out.
He is also notable for being a pioneer of the crucifix-style position from side control, which is often referred to as "The Salaverry" during Mixed Martial Arts broadcasts, particularly by UFC commentator Joe Rogan. He also holds notable wins over Andrei Semenov and Joe Riggs.
Salaverry began his MMA career in August 1999. Over the next four years Salaverry acquired an 8-2 professional record, his most notable fight taking place in Japan for Shooto against Akihiro Gono, which he lost via KO in the first round. In 2002 Salaverry made his UFC debut defeating Russian fighter Andrei Semenov. Salaverry would continue to fight for the UFC, but struggled to find consistency. He lost by decision to Matt Lindland, submitted Tony Fryklund, choked out Joe Riggs, lost a decision to Nathan Marquardt, lost via TKO to Terry Martin and lost via armbar submission to Rousimar Palhares. After the Palhares fight, Ivan Salaverry announced his retirement from professional fighting with a 13-7 record.
In a recent interview he said:
"This could be it for me, I honestly can tell you. I had a very nice career. I've talked it over with my wife and family, and the priorities are really going into the school, teaching, maybe some promotions, creating a fight team. Things of that nature."
In what was believed at the time to be his last MMA fight, Salaverry took on Brazilian newcomer Rousimar Palhares at UFC 84 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 24, 2008, losing by Submission (armbar) at 2:36 of Round 1.
On June 23, 2008 he announced that he has hung up his gloves for good and will no longer compete as a professional fighter.
On 28 April 2011, it was announced that Salaverry would come out of retirement to replace the injured Phil Baroni at BAMMA 6. Here he fought Matt Ewin losing a disappointing decision. On 21 July 2012, he fought Fraser Opie for the Cage Contender Light Heavyweight title - coming in as a late replacement for former UFC fighter, Jeff Monson, who failed to make weight for the fight. He lost this fight in the second round due to an illegal headkick.
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|23 matches||14 wins||9 losses|
|Win||14–9||Jerome Jones||Decision (unanimous)||Cage Warrior Combat 9||November 2, 2013||3||5:00||Kent, Washington, United States|
|Loss||13–9||Fraser Opie||DQ (illegal kick)||Cage Contender XIV||July 21, 2012||2||N/A||Dublin, Ireland||For the Cage Contender Light Heavyweight Championship, Salaverry kicked a downed Opie|
|Loss||13–8||Matt Ewin||Decision (unanimous)||BAMMA 6||May 21, 2011||3||5:00||London, England|
|Loss||13–7||Rousimar Palhares||Submission (armbar)||UFC 84||May 24, 2008||1||2:36||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Loss||13–6||Terry Martin||TKO (slam and punches)||UFC 71||May 26, 2007||1||2:04||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||13–5||Art Santore||TKO (punches)||WFA: King of the Streets||July 22, 2006||2||4:18||Los Angeles, California, United States|
|Loss||12–5||Nate Marquardt||Decision (unanimous)||UFC Ultimate Fight Night||August 6, 2005||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||12–4||Joe Riggs||Submission (triangle choke)||UFC 52||April 16, 2005||1||2:42||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||11–4||Tony Fryklund||Submission (body triangle)||UFC 50||October 22, 2004||1||1:36||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States|
|Win||10–4||Khaliun Boldbataar||Decision (unanimous)||K-1 Beast 2004 in Niigata||March 14, 2004||2||5:00||Niigata, Japan|
|Loss||9–4||Rene Rooze||TKO (dislocated finger)||K-1 Survival 2003 Japan Grand Prix Final||September 21, 2003||1||2:42||Yokohama, Japan|
|Loss||9–3||Matt Lindland||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 39||September 27, 2002||3||5:00||Uncasville, Connecticut, United States|
|Win||9–2||Andrei Semenov||TKO (punches)||UFC 37||May 10, 2002||3||2:27||Bossier City, Louisiana, United States|
|Win||8–2||John Renken||TKO (strikes)||HOOKnSHOOT - Overdrive||March 9, 2002||1||0:23||Evansville, Indiana, United States|
|Win||7–2||Jason Rigsby||Decision||HOOKnSHOOT - Kings 2||November 18, 2001||2||5:00||Evansville, Indiana, United States|
|Win||6–2||Steve Heath||TKO (cut)||IFC - Warriors Challenge 15||August 31, 2001||1||2:54||Oroville, California, United States|
|Win||5–2||Dan Corpstein||KO (knees)||AMC: Revenge of the Warriors||July 21, 2001||2||N/A||Rochester, Washington, United States|
|Loss||4–2||Akihiro Gono||KO (spinning back kick)||Shooto - To The Top 1||January 19, 2001||1||3:06||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||4–1||Dan Corpstein||Submission (rear-naked choke)||AMC - Path of the Warrior||December 2, 2000||2||0:52||Kirkland, Washington, United States|
|Loss||3–1||Adam Ryan||KO (punches)||Western Canada's Toughest 2||August 12, 2000||N/A||N/A||Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada|
|Win||3–0||Jason Derrah||Submission (armbar)||UFCF - Everett 1||June 24, 2000||2||N/A||Everett, Washington, United States|
|Win||2–0||Auggie Padeken||Decision (unanimous)||SuperBrawl 17||April 15, 2000||2||5:00||Honolulu, Hawaii, United States|
|Win||1–0||Peter da Silva||Submission||PPKA: Wenatchee||August 22, 1999||1||N/A||Wenatchee, Washington, United States|
0 wins, 0 losses, 1 draw
Legend: Win Loss Draw/No contest
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- "UFC veteran Ivan Salaverry: Retirement comes with no regrets". MMAJUNKIE.com, by Kelly Crigger. 2008-08-18. Retrieved 2008-08-18.
- Bower, Mick (2011-05-21). "Watson Blasts ‘Ninja,’ Retains Title at BAMMA 6". Sherdog.com. Retrieved 2012-11-07.
- "XIV". Cage Contender. Retrieved 2012-11-07.
- "Opie To Face New Opponent As Monson Withdraws". Cage Contender. Retrieved 2012-11-07.