Shane del Rosario
|Shane del Rosario|
|Born||Shane Kalani del Rosario
September 23, 1983
Hacienda Heights, California, U.S.
|Other names||No Limits|
|Height||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Weight||244 lb (111 kg; 17 st 6 lb)|
|Reach||78 in (198 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Irvine, California|
|Rank||blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu|
|Years active||2006-present (MMA)
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Amateur Muay Thai record|
|Notable school(s)||University of California, Irvine|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Shane Kalani del Rosario (born September 23, 1983) is an American mixed martial artist and former kickboxer currently signed to the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He holds the distinction of being the first American to become the WBC Muay Thai World Heavyweight Champion.
Early life 
Del Rosario was born and raised in Orange County, California and is of Norwegian and Hawaiian descent. He first started training as a fighter when he was 17 years old with Marco Ruas. Del Rosario then attended and graduated from college with a bachelor's degree in psychology out of UC Irvine.
Kickboxing career 
On November 9, 2006, Shane Del Rosario fought Tyler Grear. After surviving a spinning backfist that stunned him in round one, Del Rosario dropped Grear with a power punch early in round two. Grear could not beat the referee's 10-count as Del Rosario was declared the winner by knockout at 16 seconds of the second round.
After defeating Justin Carver by first round knockout on January 11, 2007, Shane then fought reigning WBC Muay Thai International Heavyweight Champion Ricardo van den Bos for the vacant WBC Muay Thai World Heavyweight Championship. Del Rosario dominated van den Bos throughout the majority of the bout. After dropping van den Bos twice in round number two, Del Rosario landed a knee that finished Ricardo van den Bos at the last second of the round. He was then declared the winner by knockout at 3:00 of round two and the new WBC Muay Thai World Heavyweight Champion. He would also become the first American to have won the WBC Muay Thai World Heavyweight title.
Del Rosario suffered his first career loss after being unsuccessful in his first title defense against Dutch kickboxer Ginty Vrede. Going into the bout undefeated and as the fan favorite, Shane appeared to have Vrede hurt in the opening round. Vrede came back and landed a powerful hook that stunned Del Rosario and enforced a standing eight-count by referee Steve Mazzagatti. After beating the standing eight-count, Del Rosario was dropped by an immediate high kick from Vrede. The referee stopped the fight as Ginty Vrede was declared the winner and new WBC Muay Thai World Heavyweight Champion at 2:24 of the first round.
Following the tragic death of Ginty Vrede, the WBC World Heavyweight Championship was respectfully vacated. Shane then fought Mexican kickboxer Ricardo Romero for the vacant WBC World Heavyweight Championship on July 26, 2008. Del Rosario dominated and defeated Romero by knockout at 1:20 in the second round to become the WBC World Heavyweight Champion for the second time.
Mixed martial arts career 
Shane transitioned into mixed martial arts in 2006 when he made his debut for mixed martial arts promotion King of the Cage. Since then, Shane Del Rosario has competed for notable promotions such as EliteXC, M-1 Global, and Strikeforce.
Shane del Rosario defeated Brandon Cash in his Strikeforce debut. He was expected to face Bobby Lashley at Strikeforce: Miami, but the bout never materialized. He was then expected to meet Ron Sparks at Strikeforce: Los Angeles on June 16, but that bout also never happened. Shane won against Lolohea Mahe by way of TKO on July 23, 2010 at Strikeforce Challengers: del Rosario vs. Mahe. After the bout, Shane expressed his desire to fight former UFC heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski.
On February 12, 2011, Del Rosario competed in an alternate bout for Strikeforce's World Grand Prix Heavyweight Tournament. He faced Lavar Johnson and won the bout with an armbar submission in the closing minute of the first round to earn the first reserve spot in the tournament.
He was to face Daniel Cormier at Strikeforce: Overeem vs. Werdum, but was involved in a car accident in which a drunk woman hit his car from the back. As a result from the accident, he suffered a herniated disc which kept him from training as well as forcing him to withdraw from the bout.
Ultimate Fighting Championship 
Del Rosario was expected to face Gabriel Gonzaga on May 26, 2012 at UFC 146. Due to Alistair Overeem testing positive for high levels of testosterone, Frank Mir replaced him for the title shot which promoted Antonio Silva to fight for the co-main event against Cain Velasquez. The move left Roy Nelson with no opponent, which prompted the UFC to let him face former title contender Gonzaga while del Rosario faced Stipe Miocic. del Rosario was defeated in the second round by TKO, giving him his first professional MMA career loss.
Del Rosario faced Pat Barry at The Ultimate Fighter: Team Carwin vs. Team Nelson Finale. He lost the fight by KO at 0:26 in the second round.
Championships and accomplishments 
- World Boxing Council Muaythai
Mixed martial arts record 
|Professional record breakdown|
|13 matches||11 wins||2 losses|
|Loss||11–2||Pat Barry||KO (punches)||The Ultimate Fighter 16 Finale||December 15, 2012||2||0:26||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Loss||11–1||Stipe Miocic||TKO (elbows)||UFC 146||May 26, 2012||2||3:14||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||11–0||Lavar Johnson||Submission (armbar)||Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Silva||February 12, 2011||1||4:31||East Rutherford, New Jersey, United States||Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix Reserve Bout|
|Win||10–0||Lolohea Mahe||TKO (knees and punches)||Strikeforce Challengers: del Rosario vs. Mahe||July 23, 2010||1||3:48||Everett, Washington, United States|
|Win||9–0||Brandon Cash||Submission (omoplata)||Strikeforce Challengers: Gurgel vs. Evangelista||November 6, 2009||1||2:57||Fresno, California, United States|
|Win||8–0||Lloyd Marshbanks||TKO (knees)||M-1 Challenge 19||September 26, 2009||1||1:34||Rostov-on-Don, Russia|
|Win||7–0||Maxim Grishin||TKO (punches)||M-1 Challenge 17||July 4, 2009||1||0:21||Seoul, South Korea|
|Win||6–0||Dool Hee-Lee||TKO (punch to the body)||M-1 Challenge 14||April 29, 2009||1||2:27||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||5–0||Carl Seumanutafa||TKO (punches)||ShoXC: Elite Challenger Series||September 26, 2008||2||1:07||Santa Ynez, California, United States|
|Win||4–0||Analu Brash||TKO (punches)||ShoXC: Elite Challenger Series||March 21, 2008||1||3:18||Santa Ynez, California, United States|
|Win||3–0||Amedeo Viola||Submission (triangle choke)||ShoXC: Elite Challenger Series||October 26, 2007||1||2:27||Santa Ynez, California, United States|
|Win||2–0||Gilbert Carreto||TKO (punches)||No Limits: Proving Grounds||April 21, 2007||1||1:19||Irvine, California, United States|
|Win||1–0||Gábor Németh||TKO (punches)||King of the Cage: Rapid Fire||August 4, 2006||1||3:53||San Jacinto, California, United States|
Kickboxing record (Incomplete) 
8 win (8 (T)KO's), 1 loss
Legend: Win Loss Draw/No contest Notes
See also 
- "Full Rules Muay Thai Recap at The San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino". The FIGHT GAME Tv.
- "World Championship Muay Thai Recap \ Results". The FIGHT GAME Tv.
- "WCK: Full Rules Muaythai Recap". The FIGHT GAME Tv.
- "Christine Toledo Wins by UD Interview".
- "del Rosario vs. Mahe, Kaufman vs. Modafferi, Humphrey vs. Kyle at Strikeforce Challengers 9". MMAjunkie.com. 2010-06-10.
- "Gabriel Gonzaga set to welcome Strikeforce's Shane Del Rosario to the Octagon". mmamania.com. February 22, 2012.
- "Gabriel Gonzaga fills open slot against Roy Nelson at UFC 146". mmajunkie.com. April 23, 2012. Retrieved April 23, 2012.
- Pisha, Ken (April 24, 2012). "UFC 146 All-Heavyweight Main Card Remains Intact, Despite Facelift". mmaweekly.com. Retrieved April 24, 2012.
- "Pat Barry vs. Shane Del Rosario targeted for December's TUF 16 Finale in Las Vegas". MMAjunkie.com. October 23, 2012. Retrieved October 23, 2012.
- Staff (April 11, 2013). "Herman vs. Del Rosario headed to UFC 162". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved April 11, 2013.