Paul Varelans

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Paul Varelans
Born (1969-09-17) September 17, 1969 (age 48)
Sunnyvale, California, United States
Other names The Polar Bear
Nationality American
Height 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Weight 300 lb (140 kg; 21 st)
Style

Trap Fighting, Boxing, Wrestling,

Pro Wrestling
Fighting out of Fairbanks, Alaska
Mixed martial arts record
Total 18
Wins 9
By knockout 3
By submission 5
By decision 1
Losses 9
By knockout 7
By submission 1
By decision 1
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Paul Varelans (born September 17, 1969 in Sunnyvale, California) is an American former professional mixed martial arts fighter and professional wrestler. Varelans appeared in Ultimate Fighting Championship from 1995 to 1996 and Extreme Championship Wrestling in 1996.

Background[edit]

Varelans attended San Jose State University where he played football and participated in the boxing club until 1991.[1]

Career[edit]

Paul Varelans made his UFC debut on July 14, 1995 at Ultimate Fighting Championship 6: Clash of the Titans.

On June 22, 1996 at ECW's Hardcore Heaven event, Paul Varelans faced and was choked out by ECW star Taz, in what was promoted as a "shoot fight". Despite being promoted as a legitimate shoot fight, Varelans agreed to lose via submission.[2] In her book, Missy Hyatt claims that Varelans agreed to lose if she gave him a blow job afterwards, but Hyatt refused saying that she did not "blow jobbers".[3] After this, Varelans supposedly became irrational and tore up the locker room.[4]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 9–9 Dick Vrij KO (punch) Rings Holland: The King of Rings February 8, 1998 2 0:30 Amsterdam, Netherlands
Loss 8–9 Nick Nutter TKO (cut) World Vale Tudo Championship 5 February 3, 1998 1 3:42 Brazil
Win 8–8 Waldir dos Anjos Submission (punches) World Vale Tudo Championship 5 February 3, 1998 1 2:36 Brazil
Loss 7–8 Carlos Barreto TKO (strikes) Brazil Open '97 June 15, 1997 1 2:33 Brazil
Win 7–7 Scott Taylor Submission (forearm choke) Extreme Challenge 6 May 10, 1997 1 0:42 Battle Creek, Michigan, United States
Loss 6–7 Ryushi Yanagisawa Decision (lost points) Pancrase: Alive 4 April 27, 1997 1 15:00 Urayasu, Chiba, Japan
Loss 6–6 Mark Kerr TKO (strikes) World Vale Tudo Championship 3 January 19, 1997 1 2:06 Brazil
Loss 6–5 Kimo Leopoldo TKO (strikes) Ultimate Ultimate 1996 December 7, 1996 1 9:08 Birmingham, Alabama, United States
Win 6–4 Shinji Katase Submission (punches) U-Japan November 17, 1996 1 0:35 Japan
Loss 5–4 Igor Vovchanchyn TKO IFC 1: Kombat in Kiev March 30, 1996 1 6:20 Kiev, Ukraine
Win 5–3 Valery Nikkolin TKO (towel) IFC 1: Kombat in Kiev March 30, 1996 1 5:12 Kiev, Ukraine
Win 4–3 Joe Moreira Decision (unanimous) UFC 8 February 16, 1996 1 10:00 San Juan, Puerto Rico
Loss 3–3 Dan Severn Submission (arm-triangle choke) Ultimate Ultimate 1995 December 16, 1995 1 1:01 Denver, Colorado, United States
Loss 3–2 Marco Ruas TKO (strikes) UFC 7 September 8, 1995 1 13:17 Buffalo, New York, United States
Win 3–1 Mark Hall Submission (americana) UFC 7 September 8, 1995 1 1:04 Buffalo, New York, United States
Win 2–1 Gerry Harris Submission (elbows) UFC 7 September 8, 1995 1 1:07 Buffalo, New York, United States
Loss 1–1 Tank Abbott TKO (strikes) UFC 6 July 14, 1995 1 1:53 Casper, Wyoming, United States
Win 1–0 Cal Worsham KO (elbow to the head) UFC 6 July 14, 1995 1 1:02 Casper, Wyoming, United States

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