Mark Holata

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Mark Holata
Born (1982-08-25) August 25, 1982 (age 32)
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)
Division Heavyweight
Reach 72 in (183 cm)
Fighting out of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
Team American Top Team OKC[1]
Years active 2007 -present
Mixed martial arts record
Total 17
Wins 12
By knockout 3
By submission 5
By decision 4
Losses 5
By knockout 4
By submission 1
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Mark Holata (born August 25, 1982) is an American mixed martial artist currently competing in Bellator's Heavyweight division.

Background[edit]

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.[2] Holata continued his football career for the University of Tulsa.[3]

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Holata made his professional MMA debut in June 2007. During the first three years of his career, he amassed a record of 8-2.

Bellator[edit]

Holata made his Bellator debut at Bellator 31, where he defeated Shawn Jordan by way of first round knockout.

In 2011, Holata returned at Bellator 42, where he defeated Tracy Willis by way of first-round submission.[4] At Bellator 52 Holata lost by first round knockout to Ron Sparks in a quarterfinal of the Bellator Season Five Heavyweight Tournament.[5]

Holata rebounded from the loss by defeating Abe Wagner by first-round submission at Bellator 69.[6]

At Bellator 75 Holata lost by first-round submission to Vinicius Queiroz in a quarterfinal of the Bellator Season Seven Heavyweight Tournament.[7]

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[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
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 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

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