Mike Russow

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Mike Russow
Born (1976-11-09) November 9, 1976 (age 37)[1]
Kankakee, Illinois, United States[2]
Residence Chicago, Illinois
Nationality American
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)[1]
Weight 256 lb (116 kg; 18 st 4 lb)
Division Heavyweight (265 lb)
Reach 73 in (185 cm)
Fighting out of Alexandria, Minnesota
Team DeathClutch
Rank NJCAA Division I Wrestler
Years active 1998, 2006-present (MMA)
Mixed martial arts record
Total 19
Wins 15
By knockout 4
By submission 8
By decision 3
Losses 3
By knockout 2
By submission 1
No contests 1
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Michael Earl Russow (born November 9, 1976) is an American professional mixed martial artist currently competing in the World Series of Fighting's Heavyweight division. He has fought for the UFC, Adrenaline MMA, PRIDE FC, and also participated in the Yarennoka! event in the Saitama Super Arena in Japan.

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Background[edit]

Russow is from Kankakee, Illinois and was a state wrestling champion in high school for the Heavyweight division. He also attended college at Eastern Illinois University and earned a degree in sociology. His first fight was in 1998.

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

Russow signed with the UFC in 2009 and made his debut against Justin McCully at UFC 102. He won via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-26, 30-27).

Russow then defeated Todd Duffee via third round KO at UFC 114. Russow absorbed heavy punishment from Duffee during the course of the fight but hung on late into the third and final round. Russow then connected with a hard straight right hand, taking Duffee and the fans in attendance by surprise.

Russow defeated TUF 10 alum and DeathClutch teammate Jon Madsen on March 26, 2011 at UFC Fight Night 24 via TKO; with that win he improved his winning streak to ten.

Russow was expected to face Dave Herman on October 8, 2011 at UFC 136.[3] However, the bout was cancelled after Herman failed his preliminary drug test in which he tested positive for marijuana.[4]

Russow faced John Olav Einemo on January 28, 2012 at UFC on Fox: Evans vs. Davis and won via unanimous decision.[5]

Russow faced Fabricio Werdum on June 23, 2012 at UFC 147.[6] Russow was defeated by Werdum via TKO at 2:28 of round 1.

Russow faced Shawn Jordan on January 26, 2013 at UFC on Fox: Johnson vs. Dodson.[7] Despite a strong first round, Russow lost to Jordan by TKO in the second round and was subsequently released from the promotion.[8]

World Series of Fighting[edit]

On October 6, 2013 it was announced that Russow has signed with World Series of Fighting.[9]

Personal life[edit]

Russow and his wife have a daughter.[10] Russow is also a police officer in his hometown of Chicago.

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Mixed martial arts[edit]

Amateur wrestling[edit]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 15–3 (1) Shawn Jordan TKO (punches) UFC on Fox: Johnson vs. Dodson January 26, 2013 2 3:48 Chicago, Illinois, United States
Loss 15–2 (1) Fabricio Werdum TKO (punches) UFC 147 June 23, 2012 1 2:28 Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Win 15–1 (1) John-Olav Einemo Decision (unanimous) UFC on Fox: Evans vs. Davis January 28, 2012 3 5:00 Chicago, Illinois, United States
Win 14–1 (1) Jon Madsen TKO (doctor stoppage) UFC Fight Night: Nogueira vs. Davis March 26, 2011 2 5:00 Seattle, Washington, United States Stoppage due to eye injury.
Win 13–1 (1) Todd Duffee KO (punch) UFC 114 May 29, 2010 3 2:33 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Knockout of the Night.
Win 12–1 (1) Justin McCully Decision (unanimous) UFC 102 August 29, 2009 3 5:00 Portland, Oregon, United States UFC Debut.
Win 11–1 (1) Braden Bice Submission (north/south choke) Adrenaline MMA 2: Miletich vs. Denny December 11, 2008 1 1:13 Moline, Illinois, United States
Win 10–1 (1) Jason Guida Submission (guillotine choke) Adrenaline MMA: Guida vs. Russow June 14, 2008 1 2:13 Hoffman Estates, Illinois, United States
Win 9–1 (1) Roman Zentsov Submission (north/south choke) Yarennoka! December 31, 2007 1 2:58 Saitama, Saitama, Japan
Win 8–1 (1) Steve Campbell Submission (arm-triangle choke) XFO 21 December 1, 2007 2 4:32 Lakemoor, Illinois, United States
Win 7–1 (1) Pat Harmon KO (punch) Bourbon Street Brawl 4 July 25, 2007 1 2:10 Chicago, Illinois, United States
Win 6–1 (1) Demian Decorah Submission (kimura) XFO 18 June 30, 2007 1 2:54 Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin, United States
Win 5–1 (1) Scott Harper Submission (keylock) XFO 16 May 5, 2007 1 0:32 Lakemoor, Illinois, United States
Loss 4–1 (1) Sergei Kharitonov Technical Submission (armbar) Pride 33 February 24, 2007 1 3:46 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 4–0 (1) Steve Conkel Submission (rear naked choke) Bourbon Street Brawl 2 January 24, 2007 1 1:00 Chicago, Illinois, United States
Win 3–0 (1) Chris Harrison Submission (keylock) XFO 14 December 9, 2006 1 1:11 Lakemoor, Illinois, United States
Win 2–0 (1) Brandon Quigley KO (punches) Combat: Do Fighting Challenge 7 April 22, 2006 1 0:18 Cicero, Illinois, United States
NC 1–0 (1) Ed Meyer No Contest Combat: Do Fighting Challenge 6 February 25, 2006 N/A N/A Mokena, Illinois, United States
Win 1–0 Nate Schroeder Decision (unanimous) JKD: Challenge 1 April 25, 1998 3 5:00 Chicago, Illinois, United States

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b http://sherdog.com/fighter/Michael-Russow-20552
  2. ^ "Mike Russow". UFC. Retrieved October 30, 2012. 
  3. ^ "UFC 136: Dave Herman vs Mike Russow fight announced for Oct. 8 in Houston, Texas". mmamania.com. 2011-07-14. 
  4. ^ "Dave Herman says UFC 136 scratch due to failed drug test for marijuana (Updated)". mmajunkie.com. September 29, 2011. Retrieved September 29, 2011. 
  5. ^ Mike Chiapetta (November 29, 2011). "John Olav Einemo Back in UFC, Likely to Face Mike Russow at UFC on FOX 2". mmafighting.com. 
  6. ^ "Mike Russow vs. Fabricio Werdum slated for UFC 147". mmajunkie.com. March 9, 2012. Retrieved March 9, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Mike Russow-Shawn Jordan added to UFC on FOX 6 in Chicago". mmajunkie.com. November 7, 2012. 
  8. ^ MMAjunkie.com Staff (February 20, 2013). "UFC releases Jon Fitch, Vladimir Matyushenko, 14 others". mmajunkie.com. 
  9. ^ MMAjunkie.com Staff (October 6, 2013). "UFC heavyweight vet Mike Russow signs with World Series of Fighting". mmajunkie.com. 
  10. ^ "Dodging Bullets". Sherdog.com. 2011-03-26. Retrieved 2011-03-26. 

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