Paul Varelans

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Paul Varelans
Born (1969-09-17) September 17, 1969 (age 44)
Sunnyvale, California, United States
Other names The Polar Bear
Nationality American
Height 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Weight 300 lb (140 kg; 21 st)
Fighting out of Fairbanks, Alaska
Mixed martial arts record
Total 18
Wins 9
By knockout 3
By submission 5
By decision 1
Losses 9
By knockout 7
By submission 1
By decision 1
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Paul Varelans (born 1969) is a former professional mixed martial arts fighter and professional wrestler. Varelans appeared in Ultimate Fighting Championship from 1995 to 1996 and Extreme Championship Wrestling in 1996.

Career[edit]

Paul Varelans made his UFC debut on July 14, 1995 at Ultimate Fighting Championship 6: Clash of the Titans.

On June 22, 1996 at ECW's Hardcore Heaven event, Paul Varelans faced and was choked out by ECW star Taz, in what was promoted as a "Shoot Fight." Despite being promoted as a legitimate shoot fight, Varelans agreed to lose via submission.[1]

Championships and Accomplishments[edit]

  • International Fighting Championship
    • IFC Kombat in Kiev Tournament Semifinalist
  • World Vale Tudo Championship
    • WVC 5 Tournament Semifinalist

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 9–9 Dick Vrij KO (punch) Rings Holland: The King of Rings February 8, 1998 2 0:30 Amsterdam, Netherlands
Loss 8–9 Nick Nutter TKO (cut) World Vale Tudo Championship 5 February 3, 1998 1 3:42 Brazil
Win 8–8 Waldir dos Anjos Submission (punches) World Vale Tudo Championship 5 February 3, 1998 1 2:36 Brazil
Loss 7–8 Carlos Barreto TKO (strikes) Brazil Open '97 June 15, 1997 1 2:33 Brazil
Win 7–7 Scott Taylor Submission (forearm choke) Extreme Challenge 6 May 10, 1997 1 0:42 Battle Creek, Michigan, United States
Loss 6–7 Ryushi Yanagisawa Decision (lost points) Pancrase: Alive 4 April 27, 1997 1 15:00 Urayasu, Chiba, Japan
Loss 6–6 Mark Kerr TKO (strikes) World Vale Tudo Championship 3 January 19, 1997 1 2:06 Brazil
Loss 6–5 Kimo Leopoldo TKO (strikes) Ultimate Ultimate 1996 December 7, 1996 1 9:08 Birmingham, Alabama, United States
Win 6–4 Shinji Katase Submission (punches) U-Japan November 17, 1996 1 0:35 Japan
Loss 5–4 Igor Vovchanchyn TKO IFC 1: Kombat in Kiev March 30, 1996 1 6:20 Kiev, Ukraine
Win 5–3 Valery Nikkolin TKO (towel) IFC 1: Kombat in Kiev March 30, 1996 1 5:12 Kiev, Ukraine
Win 4–3 Joe Moreira Decision (unanimous) UFC 8 February 16, 1996 1 10:00 San Juan, Puerto Rico
Loss 3–3 Dan Severn Submission (arm-triangle choke) Ultimate Ultimate 1995 December 16, 1995 1 1:01 Denver, Colorado, United States
Loss 3–2 Marco Ruas TKO (strikes) UFC 7 September 8, 1995 1 13:17 Buffalo, New York, United States
Win 3–1 Mark Hall Submission (americana) UFC 7 September 8, 1995 1 1:04 Buffalo, New York, United States
Win 2–1 Gerry Harris Submission (elbows) UFC 7 September 8, 1995 1 1:07 Buffalo, New York, United States
Loss 1–1 Tank Abbott TKO (strikes) UFC 6 July 14, 1995 1 1:53 Casper, Wyoming, United States
Win 1–0 Cal Worsham KO (elbow to the head) UFC 6 July 14, 1995 1 1:02 Casper, Wyoming, United States

References[edit]

  1. ^ Williams, Scott E. (2006, 2007). Hardcore history : the extremely unauthorized story of ECW. Champaign, IL: Sports Pub. pp. x, 246. ISBN 978-1-59670-225-7.  ISBN 978-1-59670-225-7 (soft cover), ISBN 1-59670-021-1 (hardcover)

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