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August 26, 1979 |
Laguna Niguel, California, U.S.
|Height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Weight||170 lb (77 kg; 12 st)|
|Fighting out of||Huntington Beach, California, U.S.|
|Rank||purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Erik Apple (born August 26, 1979) is a former international undefeated pro American professional mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter. Apple also played the character of Pete "Mad Dog" Grimes in the 2011 film Warrior.
Apple began to train with vale-tudo and MMA legend Marco Ruas at Ruas Vale Tudo team. Now Erik Apple trains at CSW training center with fighters Josh Barnett and Renato Sobral. He beat Matt Makowski at ShoXC – Elite Challenger Series and is currently signed with Strikeforce in the welterweight division. His Strikeforce debut came in a loss to Bobby Voelker. Erik Apple was announced against Seth Baczynski at Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Noons II, but was forced out of the bout due to an injury.
Apple then faced Ryan Larson at Strikeforce Challengers: Beerbohm vs. Healy, losing by triangle choke in the second round.
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|14 matches||11 wins||3 losses|
|Loss||10–3||Ryan Larson||Submission (triangle choke)||Strikeforce Challengers: Beerbohm vs. Healy||February 18, 2011||2||3:14||Cedar Park, Texas, United States|
|Loss||10–2||Bobby Voelker||TKO (punches)||Strikeforce Challengers: Woodley vs. Bears||November 20, 2009||2||1:23||Kansas City, Kansas, United States|
|Win||10–1||Matt Makowski||Submission (rear-naked choke)||ShoXC: Elite Challenger Series||September 26, 2008||2||2:04||Santa Ynez, California, United States|
|Loss||9–1||Brock Larson||Submission (kimura)||WEC 26||March 24, 2007||1||3:43||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||9–0||Ray Elbe||TKO (knee and punches)||TC 16: Annihilation||September 9, 2006||3||2:00||San Diego, California, United States|
|Win||8–0||Steve Ramirez||Submission (triangle choke)||GC 50: Top Gunz||May 21, 2006||1||2:37||Porterville, California, United States|
|Win||7–0||Danny Wren||Decision (unanimous)||Total Combat 12||December 17, 2005||3||5:00||Tijuana, Mexico|
|Win||6–0||Mark Kempthorne||TKO (corner stoppage)||KOTC 54: Mucho Machismo||June 12, 2005||2||1:57||San Jacinto, California, United States|
|Win||5–0||Josh Thompson||Submission (verbal)||Total Combat 8||April 2, 2005||1||N/A||Tijuana, Mexico|
|Win||4–0||Stacy Hakes||Submission (punches)||Total Combat 7||January 29, 2005||1||N/A||Tijuana, Mexico|
|Win||3–0||Luiz Torres||TKO (punch)||Total Combat 6||October 24, 2004||1||2:10||Tijuana, Mexico|
|Win||2–0||Hector Carrilo||Submission (strikes)||Total Combat 2||February 29, 2004||2||1:35||Tijuana, Mexico|
|Win||1–0||Chris McMillen||Submission (choke)||Gladiator Challenge 15||April 13, 2003||1||1:56||Porterville, California, United States|
- "Warrior Actor and MMA Fighter Erik Apple Talks His Lucky Break, Preparing Other Actors for Battle on Camera and MMA vs UFC". Full Contact Fighter. 18 September 2011. Retrieved 24 September 2014.