Savant Young

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Savant Young
Born (1976-06-19) June 19, 1976 (age 40)
Los Angeles, California
Other names Black Superman
Height 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Weight 155 lb (70 kg; 11.1 st)
Division Featherweight
Lightweight
Welterweight
Middleweight
Mixed martial arts record
Total 20
Wins 11
By knockout 3
By submission 5
By decision 3
Losses 9
By knockout 1
By submission 5
By decision 3
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Trenell "Savant" Young (born June 19, 1976) is an American professional mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter.

Mixed martial arts[edit]

Although his first professional bout was in 1998, in June 2006 Young decided he wanted to begin training mixed martial arts full-time. In February 2007 Young won his first fight in the International Fight League by defeating Ed West with a unanimous decision. Young compiled a 2-2 record with the IFL, and that gave him an opportunity to fight Takeshi Inoue at Shooto. Despite Inoue being heavily favored, Young pulled off the upset and beat him by unanimous decision. Young has stated that this win is the reason he was offered a fight contract with the new Affliction Clothing Promotion. Young fought at their first event, Affliction: Banned, losing by second-round armbar against UFC veteran Mark Hominick.

Outside MMA[edit]

While training part-time, Young worked in post-production at a video editing company, making the feats of others come alive on the screen. An avid video game player, Young has also had a lifelong fascination with cars, building and competing with them in street races while in high school.

Personal life[edit]

Savant and his wife Rahima have two children, a girl and a boy. His mother's name is Debra Baldwin.[1][2]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 11–9 Mike Guymon KO (punch) Bellator 85 January 17, 2013 2 0:48 Irvine, California, United States
Loss 10–9 Rob Emerson Submission (rear-naked choke) TPF 12: Second Coming March 9, 2012 3 4:29 Lemoore, California, United States
Win 10–8 Robert Washington Submission (guillotine choke) TPF 11: Redemption December 2, 2011 2 2:41 Lemoore, California, United States
Loss 9–8 Mark Hominick Submission (armbar) Affliction: Banned July 19, 2008 2 4:25 Anaheim, California, United States
Win 9–7 Takeshi Inoue Decision (unanimous) Shooto: Shooto Tradition 1 May 3, 2008 2 5:00 Tokyo, Japan Drops to Featherweight
Loss 8–7 Deividas Taurosevicius Decision (unanimous) IFL- 2007 Semifinals August 2, 2008 3 4:00 East Rutherford, New Jersey, United States
Loss 8–6 Ryan Schultz Decision (unanimous) IFL-Everett June 1, 2007 3 4:00 Everett, Washington, United States
Win 8–5 Adam Lynn KO (punch) IFL-Los Angeles March 17, 2007 2 0:21 Los Angeles, California, United States
Win 7–5 Ed West Decision (unanimous) IFL-Houston February 2, 2007 3 4:00 Houston, Texas, United States
Win 6–5 Danny Suarez KO (superman punch) BIB-Beatdown in Bakersfield November 17, 2006 1 2:32 Bakersfield, California, United States
Loss 5–5 Gabe Ruediger Submission (armbar) PF 1-The Beginning May 12, 2006 3 1:29 Hollywood, California, United States Drops to Lightweight
Loss 5–4 Chris Lytle Submission (strikes) WEC 18: Unfinished Business January 13, 2006 1 3:50 Lemoore, California, United States
Loss 5–3 John Alessio Submission (rear-naked choke) KOTC-Shock and Awe October 1, 2005 3 2:09 Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Win 5–2 Kendall Grove Technical Submission (choke) LIP 1-Lockdown in Paradise 1 March 19, 2005 1 2:00 Lahania, Hawaii, United States 192 lb catchweight, Grove came in overweight
Win 4–2 Marcus Vinicios Decision XP 2-Xtreme Pankration 2 March 12, 2002 N/A N/A Los Angeles, California, United States
Loss 3–2 Jason Von Flue KO (punch) IFC WC 5-Warriors Challenge 5 September 18, 1999 1 0:05 Fresno, California, United States
Win 3–1 Victor Hunsaker Submission (heel hook) NG 9-Neutral Grounds 9 January 10, 1999 1 1:55 California, United States
Win 2–1 Ronnie Barnwell Submission (guillotine choke) NG 9-Neutral Grounds 9 January 10, 1999 1 1:50 California, United States
Loss 1–1 Scott Herman Decision Neutral Grounds 5 June 28, 1998 1 8:00 United States
Win 1–0 Thomas Kenny Submission (armbar) ES 2-Extreme Shoot 2 June 6, 1998 2 Mission Viejo, California, United States

References[edit]

  1. ^ [Stated on an episode of IFL: Battleground]
  2. ^ "LION TAMER SAVANT YOUNG'S REVERSAL OF FORTUNE". MMAWEEKLY.com,by Tom Hamlin. 2008-07-13. Retrieved 2008-05-06. 

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