LaVerne Clark

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from Laverne Clark)
Jump to: navigation, search
LaVerne Clark
Born (1973-12-02) December 2, 1973 (age 43)
Davenport, Iowa, United States
Other names Fist of Fury
Nationality American
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight 170 lb (77 kg; 12 st)
Division Welterweight
Style Boxing
Fighting out of Bettendorf, Iowa
Team Miletich Fighting Systems
Professional boxing record
Total 33
Wins 14
By knockout 9
Losses 18
By knockout 15
Draws 1
Mixed martial arts record
Total 49
Wins 27
By knockout 9
By submission 12
By decision 6
Losses 21
By knockout 1
By submission 18
By decision 1
By disqualification 1
Draws 1
Other information
Boxing record from BoxRec
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

LaVerne Clark is an American mixed martial artist and a former professional boxer. Clark is a veteran of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, Maximum Fighting Championship and World Fighting Alliance. Clark holds a professional record of 27-21-1, with notable wins over Mac Danzig, Fabiano Iha, and Shonie Carter. He was the first professional boxer to be successful in the UFC.[1]

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

Clark is a UFC veteran, whose history with the promotion dates back to the early beginnings of his career. He made his UFC debut just three fights into his career, facing Josh Stewart at UFC 16 on March 13, 1998, and won via strikes.[2] He returned just under a year later, and faced Frank Caracci at UFC 18 on January 8, 1999. Clark won via submission (strikes), advancing his UFC record to 2-0.[3]

After winning another fight in the Extreme Boxing promotion, Clark returned at UFC 20 against Fabiano Iha on May 7, 1999, defeating Iha by TKO (cut).[4] Clark would fight in the UFC two more times, defeating Koji Oishi at UFC 25 via majority decision,[1][2] and losing to Fabiano Iha at UFC 27 in a rematch via armbar, leaving the promotion with a record of 4 wins and 1 loss.

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 27–21–1 Mark Stoddard Submission (verbal) Caged Aggression 12: Night Two March 15, 2014 1 1:43 Davenport, Iowa, United States
Loss 27–20–1 Evan Vasquez Matus Submission (triangle choke) CBB: Coco Beach Brawl April 28, 2012 1 4:59 Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Loss 27–19–1 Brian Foster Submission (armbar) Capital City Cage Wars 7 October 15, 2011 1 2:31 Springfield, Illinois, United States
Win 27–18–1 Sean Salmon KO (punches) Fight Tour August 20, 2011 1 3:22 Rockford, Illinois, United States
Loss 26–18–1 Sean Huffman DQ Blueblood MMA: Trials of a Gladiator 9 February 4, 2011 N/A N/A Iowa, United States
Win 26–17–1 Evan Marks Submission (rear-naked choke) Blueblood MMA: Trials of a Gladiator 6 April 30, 2010 1 3:38 Iowa, United States
Loss 25–17–1 Ryan Ford Submission (guillotine choke) MFC 18: Famous September 28, 2008 2 2:30 Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Win 25–16–1 Matt Kelly TKO CFC 12: Courage Fighting Championships 12 June 27, 2008 1 1:57 Decatur, Illinois, United States
Win 24–16–1 Aaron Smith Submission (strikes) CFC 11: Courage Fighting Championships 11 May 2, 2008 1 3:32 Champaign, Illinois, United States
Win 23–16–1 Zeke Shiling Submission (rear naked choke) CFC 9: Courage Fighting Championships 9 June 20, 2007 1 0:26 Indiana, United States
Loss 22–16–1 Aaron Wetherspoon Submission (armbar) KOTC: Sinister April 27, 2007 1 3:10 California, United States
Loss 22–15–1 Chris Wilson Submission (triangle choke) SF 17: Hot Zone August 5, 2006 1 3:51 Oregon, United States
Win 22–14–1 Victor Moreno Decision (unanimous) KOTC: Redemption on the River February 17, 2006 3 5:00 Illinois, United States
Win 21–14–1 Jamie Woods KO CFC 4: Courage Fighting Championships 4 January 7, 2006 1 Illinois, United States
Loss 20–14–1 Jake Ellenberger Submission (triangle choke) KOTC 64: Raging Bull December 16, 2005 2 3:06 Ohio, United States
Win 20–13–1 Cruz Chacon TKO EC 65: Extreme Challenge 65 October 21, 2005 1 3:35 Medina, Minn
Win 19–13–1 Jake Jetter Submission (armbar) XFO 7: Xtreme Fighting Organization 7 August 27, 2005 1 1:53 Illinois, United States
Draw 18–13–1 Melvin Guillard Draw RCF: Dual in the Delta September 25, 2004 3 Mississippi, United States
Win 18–13 John Moore Submission (arm triangle choke) ICE 11: ICE XI September 4, 2004 1 2:04 Ohio, United States
Win 17–13 Kevin Knabjan KO CFC 1: Courage Fighting Championships 1 July 24, 2004 2 0:10 Illinois, United States
Loss 16–13 Buck Greer Submission (triangle choke) PXC 2: Chaos May 22, 2004 2 1:03 Guam
Loss 16–12 Jorge Santiago Submission (triangle choke) HFC 2: Hardcore Fighting Championships 2 October 18, 2003 1 2:17 Massachusetts, United States
Win 16–11 Mac Danzig Decision (unanimous) EC 54: Extreme Challenge 54 October 12, 2003 3 3:00 Illinois, United States
Win 15–11 Rafal Piszczek Decision (unanimous) EC 54: Extreme Challenge 54 October 12, 2003 3 5:00 Illinois, United States
Loss 14–11 Chris Lytle Decision (unanimous) Battleground 1: War Cry July 19, 2003 3 5:00 Illinois, United States
Win 14–10 Miguel Menendez TKO HFC 1: Hardcore Fighting Championships 1 May 24, 2003 2 0:45 Massachusetts, United States
Win 13–10 Donald Ouimet Decision (unanimous) UCC Hawaii: Eruption in Hawaii September 17, 2002 3 5:00 Hawaii, United States
Loss 12–10 Ryuki Ueyama TKO (towel thrown) Deep: 3rd Impact December 23, 2001 1 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Loss 12–9 Frank Trigg Submission (strikes) World Fighting Alliance 1 November 3, 2001 3 2:15 Nevada, United States
Loss 12–8 Daiju Takase Submission (triangle choke) Pancrase: 2001 Neo-Blood Tournament Opening Round July 29, 2001 2 0:16 Tokyo, Japan
Win 12–7 Earnest Knight Submission (strikes) Gladiators 16: Gladiators 16 June 30, 2001 1 Iowa, United States
Loss 11–7 Jutaro Nakao Technical Submission (triangle choke) HOOKnSHOOT: Masters May 26, 2001 3 3:50 Indiana, United States
Loss 11–6 Chatt Lavender Submission (armbar) Rings USA: Battle of Champions March 17, 2001 2 1:04 Iowa, United States
Loss 11–5 Fabiano Iha Submission (armbar) UFC 27 September 22, 2000 1 1:10 Louisiana, United States
Win 11–4 Cedric Marks Submission (choke) EC 35: Extreme Challenge 35 June 29, 2000 2 3:24 Iowa, United States
Win 10–4 Koji Oishi Decision (majority) UFC 25 April 14, 2000 3 5:00 Yoyogi Gym
Win 9–4 John Lewis Decision (unanimous) WEF 8: Goin' Platinum January 15, 2000 3 5:00 Georgia, United States
Win 8–4 John Paun TKO (guillotine choke) EC 29: Extreme Challenge 29 November 13, 1999 1 0:45 Wisconsin, United States
Loss 7–4 Matt Hughes Submission (rear naked choke) EC 29: Extreme Challenge 29 November 13, 1999 2 1:35 Wisconsin, United States
Loss 7–3 Dave Menne Submission (guillotine choke) EC 29: Extreme Challenge 29 November 13, 1999 2 3:18 Wisconsin, United States
Win 7–2 CJ Fernandes Submission (injury) EC 26: Extreme Challenge 26 July 21, 1999 1 3:00 Illinois, United States
Win 6–2 Fabiano Iha TKO (cut) UFC 20 May 7, 1999 1 1:31 Alabama, United States
Win 5–2 James Julian Submission (strikes) EB 2: Extreme Boxing 2 February 17, 1999 1 2:08 Iowa, United States
Win 4–2 Frank Caracci Submission (strikes) UFC 18 January 8, 1999 1 6:52 Louisiana, United States
Win 3–2 Dave Yoder Submission (rear naked choke) EC 20: Extreme Challenge 20 August 22, 1998 1 4:35 Iowa, United States
Win 2–2 Josh Stewart TKO (strikes) UFC 16 March 13, 1998 1 Louisiana, United States
Loss 1–2 Dave Menne Submission (triangle choke) EC 5: Extreme Challenge 5 April 18, 1997 1 5:51 Iowa, United States
Loss 1–1 Brian Dunn Submission (guillotine choke) EC 4: Extreme Challenge 4 February 22, 1997 1 3:26 Iowa, United States
Win 1–0 Shonie Carter KO (punches) EC 3: Extreme Challenge 3 February 15, 1997 1 0:09 Iowa, United States

Professional boxing record[edit]

14 Wins (9 knockouts, 5 decisions), 18 Losses (15 knockouts, 3 decisions), 1 Draw [1]
Result Record Opponent Type Round Date Location Notes
Loss 10-0 United States Allan Green TKO 3 05/03/2004 United States Pala Casino Resort and Spa, Pala, California Referee stopped the bout at 0:28 of the third round.
Loss 19-0 Poland Tomasz Adamek TKO 3 18/10/2002 Poland Kozienice Polish International Light Heavyweight Title.
Loss 11-0 United States Sammy Merza DQ 2 21/06/2002 United States Fiesta Palace, Waukegan, Illinois Clark disqualified at 1:47 of the second round for a low blow.
Loss 21-2 United States Anwar Oshana KO 3 26/04/2002 United States Ramada Inn, Rosemont, Illinois Clark knocked out at 1:13 of the third round.
Win 4-5 United States Art Davis KO 1 03/03/2002 United States Latin American Social Club, Sterling, Illinois Davis knocked out at 1:47 of the first round.
Loss 13-1 United States Oscar Bravo KO 2 21/11/2001 United States Ramada Inn, Rosemont, Illinois Clark knocked out at 1:33 of the second round.
Loss 7-1 United States Gilbert Venegas UD 4 28/09/2001 United States Knox County Fairgrounds, Knoxville, Illinois
Loss 5-2-2 United States Kwan Manasseh KO 2 02/02/2001 United States Illinois
Loss 4-6-2 United States Kevin Vining PTS 6 01/12/2000 United States Minnesota
Loss 34-6 United States Charles "The Hatchet" Brewer KO 2 03/03/2000 United States Turning Stone Resort & Casino, Verona, New York
Win 8-93-2 United States Donnie Penelton UD 4 17/02/2000 United States River Center, Davenport, Iowa
Loss 22-0-1 Australia Glen Kelly TKO 6 22/11/1999 Australia Hurstville Civic Centre, Sydney, New South Wales
Loss 29-3-3 Canada Eric Lucas KO 5 28/05/1999 Canada Molson Centre, Montreal, Quebec Clark knocked out at 1:21 of the fifth round.
Win 5-0-1 Canada Jason Stewarson UD 4 24/04/1999 United States Veteran's Coliseum, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Win 0-1 United States Larry Hyatt KO 1 23/03/1999 United States Vic Ferrari's, Davenport, Iowa Hyatt knocked out at 2:35 of the first round.
Loss 7-0 United States Ali Supreme TKO 5 05/02/1999 United States Chicago Racquet Club, Chicago, Illinois Referee stopped the bout at 2:19 of the fifth round.
Win 3-20 United States Harold Johnson TKO 1 20/01/1999 United States Lady Luck Casino, Davenport, Iowa Referee stopped the bout at 2:15 of the first round.
Loss 15-0 United States "Fabulous" Fred Moore KO 4 01/10/1998 United States Rochester, Minnesota
Win 13-1 Puerto Rico Anibal Santiago Acevedo TKO 1 19/09/1998 Puerto Rico Moca, Puerto Rico
Win 0-17 United States Leon Shavers TKO 1 29/08/1998 United States Waterloo, Iowa Referee stopped the bout at 1:24 of the first round.
Loss 9-0 Germany Thomas Ulrich KO 2 02/05/1998 Germany Hansehalle, Luebeck, Schleswig-Holstein
Loss 10-0 Denmark Peter H Madsen TKO 3 20/03/1998 Denmark Vejby-Risskov Hallen, Aarhus
Loss 11-0 United States Randie Carver TKO 5 13/12/1997 United States Amphitheater, Pompano Beach, Florida
Win 21-12-3 Mexico Nino Cirilo PTS 6 04/10/1997 United States Rochester, Minnesota
Draw 3-1 United States Anthony Bonsante PTS 6 13/09/1997 United States Mandan, North Dakota
Win 0-2 Canada Wilfred Ash KO 1 06/06/1997 Canada Winnipeg, Manitoba Ash knocked out at 2:30 of the first round.
Loss 14-0 Norway Thomas Hansvoll TKO 4 02/05/1997 Denmark Randers Hallen, Randers
Win 1-22 United States Tyrone Bledsoe TKO 2 12/04/1997 United States Dubuque Fairgrounds, Dubuque, Iowa Referee stopped the bout at 1:20 of the second round.
Loss 1-0 United States Mike Winklejohn TKO 2 09/04/1997 United States Inland Expo Center, Westmont, Illinois Referee stopped the bout at 1:52 of the second round.
Win 5-2-1 United States Darrin Wagner TKO 3 28/03/1997 United States Rochester, Minnesota
Win 1-21 United States Tyrone Bledsoe KO 1 30/11/1996 United States Latin Club, Sterling, Illinois Bledsoe knocked out at 2:35 of the first round.
Win 4-33 United States Tony Golden UD 4 28/09/1996 United States Lady Luck Casino, Davenport, Iowa
Win 9-26-2 United States Marris Virgil MD 4 16/06/1996 United States Lady Luck Casino, Davenport, Iowa

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Rossen, Jake (2000) "UFC Japan Showcases Ortiz, Jackson", Black Belt, August 2000, p. 10. Retrieved July 13, 2015
  2. ^ a b Snowden, Jonathan & Shields, Kendall (2010) The MMA Encyclopedia, ECW Press, ISBN 978-1550229233
  3. ^ Rossen, Jake (1999) "Black Belt Times", Black Belt, April 1999, p. 11. Retrieved July 13, 2015
  4. ^ Rossen, Jake & Young, Robert W. "Black Belt Times", Black Belt, September 1999, p. 11. Retrieved 13 July 2015

External links[edit]