Shane del Rosario
|Shane del Rosario|
|Born||Shane Kalani del Rosario
September 23, 1983
Hacienda Heights, California
|Died||December 9, 2013
Newport Beach, California
|Other names||No Limits|
|Height||6 ft 4 in (193 cm)|
|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||2006-2013 (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 (September 23, 1983 – December 9, 2013) was an American professional mixed martial artist and kickboxer. He competed in the Ultimate Fighting Championship's Heavyweight division, Strikeforce, M-1 Global, ShoXC, and King of the Cage. He held the distinction of being the first American to become the WBC Muay Thai World Heavyweight Champion.
- 1 Early life
- 2 Kickboxing career
- 3 Mixed martial arts career
- 4 Cardiac arrest and death
- 5 Championships and accomplishments
- 6 Mixed martial arts record
- 7 Kickboxing record (Incomplete)
- 8 See also
- 9 References
- 10 External links
Del Rosario was born and raised in Orange County, California, and was of Norwegian and Hawaiian descent. He started training as a fighter at the age of 17 with Marco Ruas. Del Rosario then attended and graduated from college with a bachelor's degree in psychology out of UC Irvine.
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's first career loss came in his first title defense against Dutch kickboxer Ginty Vrede. Going into the bout as the fan favorite, he appeared to hurt Vrede in the opening round. Vrede came back with a powerful hook that stunned del Rosario and forced a standing eight-count by referee Steve Mazzagatti. After beating the count, del Rosario was dropped by an immediate high kick. The referee stopped the fight at 2:24 of the first round and declared Vrede the new WBC Muay Thai World Heavyweight Champion.
Following Vrede's death, the WBC World Heavyweight Championship was vacated. Del Rosario then knocked out Mexican kickboxer Ricardo Romero at 1:20 in the second round on July 26, 2008 to win the title for a second time.
Mixed martial arts career
Shane del Rosario transitioned into mixed martial arts in 2006 when he made his debut for mixed martial arts promotion King of the Cage. He then competed for notable promotions including 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 knockout at 0:26 of the second round. Afterwards, Del Rosario was expected to face Dave Herman on July 6, 2013 at UFC 162,  but was forced to withdraw from the bout due to an injury and was replaced by Gabriel Gonzaga. 
Cardiac arrest and death
On November 26, 2013, del Rosario was hospitalized at Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian in Newport Beach, California after suffering full cardiac arrest following two heart attacks. According to Del Rosario's manager, Jason House, in a statement to Sherdog.com, del Rosario suffered a catastrophic cardiovascular collapse at home and was rushed to the hospital, where he was resuscitated in the emergency room back to a stable heart rhythm and blood pressure. According to Erik Apple, a training partner who had known del Rosario since they were in high school, del Rosario's liver and kidneys were not functioning and that he had been put on dialysis.
ESPN reported del Rosario had died on November 28,[dead link] and this was repeated in various outlets. The credited author denied having written the story, and later reported del Rosario alive, though without brain activity. On November 30, del Rosario was taken off life support and breathing on his own. He also registered brain activity and squeezed his mother’s hand. Despite the improvements in his condition, del Rosario died on December 9, 2013.
A drug toxicology screen performed at the time of del Rosario's death indicated that he had recently used cocaine and opiates. However, the immediate causes of death listed on his death certificate are anoxic encephalopathy, ventricular fibrillation and Long QT Syndrome, and additionally that "other significant conditions contributing to death but not resulting in the underlying cause" were cocaine, opiates, and THC.
Championships and accomplishments
Mixed martial arts
- 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)||KOTC: 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
- "Shane Del Rosario". ufc.com. Ultimate Fighting Championship. Retrieved 15 January 2014.
- "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.
- "Shane del Rosario forced out at UFC 162, Dave Herman now meets Gabriel Gonzaga". mmajunkie.com. 2013-05-31.
- Staff (2013-10-04). "Guto Inocente To Make Octagon Debut Against Shane Del Rosario At UFC 168". cagereligion.com. Retrieved 2013-10-04.
- Matt Erickson and John Morgan (2013-11-21). "Injury forces Shane del Rosario out of UFC 168 fight against Guto Inocente". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-11-21.
- MMAjunkie Staff (2013-11-27). "UFC heavyweight Shane del Rosario hospitalized in critical condition after ‘full cardiac arrest’". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-11-27.
- "Heavyweight Del Rosario dies", ESPN.co.uk
- Josh Gross tweet, from Twitter.com
- "Shane Del Rosario's brain inactive", by Josh Gross, ESPN
- Mike Whitman (2013-11-30). "Update: Heavyweight Shane del Rosario Still Fighting, Breathing Independently". sherdog.com. Retrieved 2013-12-01.
- Tristen Critchfield (2013-11-27). "Updated: UFC Heavyweight Shane del Rosario in Critical Condition After Suffering Cardiac Arrest". sherdog.com. Retrieved 2013-11-27.
- MMAjunkie Staff (2013-12-09). "UFC heavyweight Shane del Rosario, 30, dies nearly two weeks after suffering full cardiac arrest". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-12-09.
- Roth, Matthew. "Coroner reveals Shane Del Rosario had cocktail of drugs in system at time of death". Retrieved 3/4/14.