|Born||Eric John Schafer
September 20, 1977
Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, United States
|Height||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Weight||185 lb (84 kg; 13.2 st)|
|Reach||76.0 in (193 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States|
|Rank||Black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|University||University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh|
|Notable school(s)||Fond Du Lac High School|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Eric John Schafer (born September 20, 1977) is an American mixed martial artist, who is perhaps best known for competing in the Light Heavyweight and Middleweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
Mixed martial arts career
Background and early career
Schafer attended the University of Wisconsin–Oshkosh.
Schafer is a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Pedro Sauer.
Ultimate Fighting Championship
Schafer won via TKO over Antonio Mendes at UFC 93 on January 7, 2009.
In his first fight since being released from the UFC and his first fight at Middleweight Schafer defeated Chris Albandia via submission (triangle choke) in the first round at XFO 41 - Outdoor War 7 on September 3, 2011.
Return to the UFC
After being released from the UFC, Schafer faced John Poppie at Madtown Throwdown 29: Unstoppable on January 5, 2013. He won via second round TKO.
He then fought Eric Hammerich for Chosen Few FC 6, in Madison Wisconsin on 09/19/15. He would win by choke in 2:38 of the first round.
His next fight would be his retirement fight against James Austen Heidlage for Choose Few FC 8, in Madison Wisconsin on 04/16/16. Eric would lose by referee stoppage at 3:01 of the second round.
Championships and accomplishments
- Gladiators Fighting Series
- GFS Light Heavyweight Championship (One time)
- Xtreme Fighting Organization
- XFO Light Heavyweight Championship (One time)
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|24 matches||15 wins||7 losses|
|Loss||15–8–2||James Austen Heidlage||TKO (Ref stopage)||Chosen Few FC 8||April 4, 2016||2||3:01||Madison, Wisconsin, United States|
|Win||15–7–2||Eric Hammerich||Submission (choke)||Chosen Few FC 6||September 9, 2015||1||4:07||Madison, Wisconsin, United States|
|Win||14–7–2||John Poppie||TKO (punches)||Madtown Throwdown 29: Unstoppable||January 5, 2013||1||2:38||Madison, Wisconsin, United States|
|Loss||13–7–2||Jorge Rivera||TKO (punches)||UFC on FX: Guillard vs. Miller||January 20, 2012||2||1:31||Nashville, Tennessee, United States|
|Loss||13–6–2||Aaron Simpson||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 136||October 8, 2011||3||5:00||Houston, Texas, United States|
|Win||13–5–2||Chris Albandia||Submission (triangle choke)||XFO 41: Outdoor War 7||September 3, 2011||1||1:41||Island Lake, Illinois, United States||Middleweight debut.|
|Loss||12–5–2||Jason Brilz||Decision (unanimous)||UFC Live: Vera vs. Jones||March 21, 2010||3||5:00||Broomfield, Colorado, United States|
|Loss||12–4–2||Ryan Bader||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 104||October 24, 2009||3||5:00||Los Angeles, California, United States|
|Win||12–3–2||Antonio Mendes||TKO (punches)||UFC 93||January 17, 2009||1||3:35||Dublin, Ireland|
|Win||11–3–2||Houston Alexander||Submission (arm-triangle choke)||UFC Fight Night: Diaz vs Neer||September 17, 2008||1||4:53||Omaha, Nebraska, United States|
|Win||10–3–2||William Hill||TKO (punches)||GFS: Thunderdome||May 17, 2008||1||2:52||Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States||Won the GFS Light Heavyweight Championship.|
|Win||9–3–2||Ryan Antle||Submission (guillotine choke)||GFS: The Warriors||February 16, 2008||1||0:41||Wisconsin, United States|
|Loss||8–3–2||Stephan Bonnar||TKO (punches)||UFC 77||October 20, 2007||2||2:47||Cincinnati, Ohio, United States|
|Loss||8–2–2||Michael Bisping||TKO (punches)||UFC 66: Liddell vs. Ortiz||December 30, 2006||1||4:24||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||8–1–2||Rob MacDonald||Technical Submission (arm-triangle choke)||UFC 62: Liddell vs. Sobral||August 26, 2006||1||2:26||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||7–1–2||William Hill||Submission (triangle choke)||Xtreme Fighting Organization 9||January 28, 2006||1||2:37||Lakemoor, Illinois, United States||Won the WFO Light Heavyweight Championship.|
|Win||6–1–2||Jason Veach||Submission (choke)||Duneland Classic 2||August 6, 2005||1||N/A||Portage, Indiana, United States|
|Win||5–1–2||Jason Guida||Submission (triangle choke)||XFO 6: Judgement Day||June 25, 2005||1||3:49||Lakemoor, Illinois, United States|
|Loss||4–1–2||Dustin Denes||Submission (kimura)||HOOKnSHOOT: Overdrive||March 9, 2002||1||N/A||Evansville, Indiana, United States|
|Draw||4–0–2||Jim Desouza||Draw||HOOKnSHOOT: Kings 2||November 18, 2001||2||5:00||Evansville, Indiana, United States|
|Draw||4–0–1||Paul Ivens||Draw||HOOKnSHOOT: Millennium||November 6, 1999||1||15:00||Evansville, Indiana, United States|
|Win||4–0||Steve Martin||Submission (strikes)||Cage Combat 4||September 26, 1999||1||4:13||Green Bay, Wisconsin, United States|
|Win||3–0||Duane Franzen||Decision||Midwest Shootfighting 1||June 27, 1998||1||10:00||Clinton, Iowa, United States|
|Win||2–0||John Lowey||N/A||Midwest Shootfighting 1||June 27, 1998||1||3:59||Clinton, Iowa, United States|
|Win||1–0||Ryan Apolonario||Submission (choke)||Fight Sheet Ultimate MMA||July 19, 1997||1||N/A||Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States|||
- "Eric "Red" Schafer's Tapology Profile". tapology.com. Retrieved November 13, 2014.
- Thomas, Luke (2009-10-24). "UFC 104 Results: Ryan Bader Takes a Decision Over Eric Schafer". Bloody Elbow. Retrieved 2009-11-06.
- "Brilz vs. Schafer official for UFC on Versus 1". mmajunkie.com. 2010-01-21. Archived from the original on 2010-01-24.
- "Red’ Schafer Wins Quickly in Middleweight Debut at XFO 41". sherdog.com. 2011-09-04.
- "Schafer Returns to UFC at Middleweight, Faces Simpson Oct. 8". sherdog.com. 2011-09-10.
- "Jorge Rivera vs. Eric Schafer targeted for UFC on FX 1". mmajunkie.com. November 29, 2011. Retrieved November 29, 2011.
- J. Yayo Hernandez (February 9, 2012). "Eric ‘Red’ Schafer Released By UFC". cagejunkies.com.[permanent dead link]
- "GFS: Thunderdome Official Results". mixedmartialarts.com. Retrieved November 25, 2014.
- "Fight Sheet Ultimate Official Results". mixedmartialarts.com. Retrieved November 25, 2014.