August 25, 1982 |
Claremore, Oklahoma, United States
|Other names||The Machine|
|Height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight||249 lb (113 kg; 17 st 11 lb)|
|Reach||72 in (183 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States|
|Team||American Top Team OKC|
|Years active||2007 -present|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Holata was born in Claremore, Oklahoma and raised in Morris, Oklahoma, attending Morris High School. At Morris, Holata competed in football, and was talented, earning four letters and winning multiple All-State selections including as a punter, as well as being named his district's Offensive Player of the Year as a senior. In addition to football, Holata also received four letters in powerlifting, All-State honors three times, won the state title, and also lettered one year in track and field. Holata continued his football career for the University of Tulsa.
Mixed martial arts career
Holata made his professional MMA debut in June 2007. During the first three years of his career, he amassed a record of 8-2.
In 2011, Holata returned at Bellator 42, where he defeated Tracy Willis by way of first-round submission. At Bellator 52 Holata lost by first round knockout to Ron Sparks in a quarterfinal of the Bellator Season Five Heavyweight Tournament.
In March 2014, Holata returned to Bellator. He faced Alexander Volkov in the opening round of the Bellator Season 10 Heavyweight tournament at Bellator 111 on March 7, 2014. He lost the fight via TKO in the first round.
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|17 matches||12 wins||5 losses|
|Loss||12–5||Alexander Volkov||TKO (punches)||Bellator 111||March 7, 2014||1||1:21||Thackerville, Oklahoma, United States||Bellator Season 10 Heavyweight Tournament Quarterfinal|
|Loss||12–4||Vinicius Kappke de Queiroz||Submission (armbar)||Bellator 75||October 5, 2012||1||3:26||Hammond, Indiana, United States||Bellator Season Seven Heavyweight Tournament Quarterfinal|
|Win||12–3||Abe Wagner||Submission (achilles lock)||Bellator 69||May 18, 2012||1||2:24||Lake Charles, Louisiana, United States|
|Loss||11–3||Ron Sparks||KO (punches)||Bellator 52||October 1, 2011||1||1:24||Lake Charles, Louisiana, United States||Bellator Season Five Heavyweight Tournament Quarterfinal|
|Win||11–2||Tracy Willis||Submission (knees and punches)||Bellator 42||April 23, 2011||1||0:49||Concho, Oklahoma, United States|
|Win||10–2||Carmelo Marrero||Decision (unanimous)||C3 Fights: SlamFest||January 29, 2011||3||5:00||Newkirk, Oklahoma, United States|
|Win||9–2||Shawn Jordan||KO (punch)||Bellator 31||September 30, 2010||1||1:13||Lake Charles, Louisiana, United States|
|Win||8–2||James Jack||Decision (unanimous)||C3 Fights: Knockout-Rockout Weekend 3||June 19, 2010||3||3:00||Concho, Oklahoma, United States|
|Win||7–2||Jason Nicholsen||Submission (rear-naked choke)||C3 Fights: Knockout-Rockout Weekend 2||April 17, 2010||1||2:09||Clinton, Oklahoma, United States|
|Win||6–2||Joel Traves||Decision (unanimous)||C3 Fights: Slammin Jammin Weekend 4||February 13, 2010||3||3:00||Newkirk, Oklahoma, United States|
|Win||5–2||Ralph Kelly||TKO (retirement)||C3 Fights: Slammin Jammin Weekend 2||October 30, 2009||1||3:00||Red Rock, Oklahoma, United States|
|Win||4–2||John Hill||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Bricktown Brawl 1||May 8, 2009||2||1:19||Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States|
|Loss||3–2||Darrill Schoonover||TKO (punches)||Freestyle Cage Fighting 23||September 21, 2008||1||2:33||Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States|
|Loss||3–1||John Orr||TKO||C3 Fights: Battle on the Border||March 29, 2008||2||1:48||Newkirk, Oklahoma, United States|
|Win||3–0||Danny Howell||TKO (punches)||Masters of the Cage 17||November 17, 2007||1||1:59||Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States|
|Win||2–0||Ryan Dunphy||Submission||Masters of the Cage 14||July 21, 2007||1||1:50||Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States|
|Win||1–0||Tony Roberts||Decision (unanimous)||Masters of the Cage 14||June 23, 2007||3||5:00||Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States|
- Top Team OKC "American Top Team OKC on Sherdog.com". Sherdog.com.
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