David Douglas (fighter)
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David Douglas in 2009, at the weigh-in for the Strikeforce: Carano vs. Cyborg event.
August 16, 1982 |
|Height||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|Weight||170 lb (77 kg; 12 st)|
|Reach||74 in (190 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Antioch, California|
|Team||Cesar Gracie Jiu Jitsu Academy|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
David Douglas is an American professional mixed martial artist. Douglas is currently signed with Bellator MMA in the Welterweight division, and was formerly signed with Strikeforce, but has also competed for EliteXC and other independent organizations.
Douglas was born and raised in the heart of a rough neighborhood in Antioch, California, along with his twin brother Damion, by their parents who worked for steel mills. The Douglas brothers got into many fights while growing up, beating up schoolyard bullies that were bigger and older than themselves. Both of them began learning the martial arts from a young age and were taught at home by their father, Danny, who was a black belt in Tae Kwon Do. 
Mixed martial arts career
Following two wins via TKO in 2004, Douglas made his professional mixed martial arts debut in 2005 against veteran Jeff Curran. He has fought for EliteXC, the IFC and the Cage Combat Fighting Championships. He has defeated the likes of Chute Boxe Academy prospect Marlon Mathias and Muay Thai superstar Malaipet during his undefeated streak in EliteXC.
David got his nickname "Tarzan" from Cesar Gracie while training together, due to his long hair and lanky build. David's twin brother Damion, is also a mixed martial artist who competed for Strikeforce. David has two children, while Damion has three.
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|13 matches||8 wins||5 losses|
|Loss||8–5||Ousmane Thomas Diagne||KO (punch)||Red Canvas: Art of Submission 3||October 27, 2012||1||3:03||Stockton, California, United States|
|Loss||8–4||Felipe Olivieri||TKO (knee and punches)||Wreck MMA: Road to Glory||April 20, 2012||1||2:54||Gatineau, Quebec, Canada|
|Loss||8–3||Caros Fodor||TKO (strikes)||Strikeforce Challengers: Wilcox vs. Damm||April 1, 2011||3||2:12||Stockton, California, United States|
|Win||8–2||Nick Gonzalez||Technical Submission (rear-naked choke)||Strikeforce Challengers: Beerbohm vs. Healy||February 18, 2011||1||1:05||Cedar Park, Texas, United States|
|Win||7–2||Dominic Clark||TKO (punches)||Strikeforce Challengers: Bowling vs. Voelker||October 22, 2010||2||2:33||Fresno, California, United States|
|Loss||6–2||Justin Wilcox||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Strikeforce: Carano vs. Cyborg||August 15, 2009||3||3:16||San Jose, California, United States|
|Win||6–1||Malaipet||TKO (punches)||ShoXC: Elite Challenger Series||September 26, 2008||3||2:51||Santa Ynez, California, United States|
|Win||5–1||William Jacobson||TKO (corner stoppage)||ShoXC: Hamman vs. Suganuma II||August 15, 2008||1||1:12||Friant, California, United States|
|Win||4–1||Marlon Mathias||TKO (punches)||EliteXC: Unfinished Business||July 26, 2008||1||0:12||Stockton, California, United States|
|Win||3–1||Yusuke Ikenishi||TKO (doctor stoppage)||CCFC: Total Elimination||May 12, 2007||3||N/A||Santa Rosa, California, United States|
|Loss||2–1||Jeff Curran||Submission (rear-naked choke)||IFC: Eve Of Destruction||March 5, 2005||1||1:39||Salt Lake City, Utah, United States|
|Win||2–0||Joe Martin||TKO (corner stoppage)||IFC: Night of the Warriors 5||September 25, 2004||1||0:46||Susanville, California, United States|
|Win||1–0||Richard Savala||TKO (punches)||IFC: Night of the Warriors 5||September 25, 2004||1||0:08||Susanville, California, United States|