February 11, 2016, San Diego, California, United States, Actor, Professional Wrestler, Mixed Martial Artist, Pride FC: Final Conflict 2004, Pride FC: Pride 32: The Real Deal. The latter controlled the first minutes from the clinch, attempting neck cranks and landing several punches, but Randleman skillfully escaped. At the Strikeforce: Shamrock vs. Diaz press conference it was announced that he had finalised the signing of a contract with Strikeforce. Kevin “The Monster” Randleman started his Fighting career back in High School where he was a state champion. At Pride 25 Randleman faced another Middleweight contender, fellow American wrestler Quinton "Rampage" Jackson, in a match that determined the number one contender for Silva's belt. Thе Nevada Athletic Commission mеt оn February 16, 2007 tо discuss thе fake sample аnd revoked Randleman’s license tо fight. In November 2005, Randleman appeared in Bushido Europe: Rotterdam Rumble, Europe's first Bushido event, and defeated Fatih Kocamis via decision, ending his losing streak, and giving him his first win in nearly a year. [17] He lost 10 out of his last 13 fights.

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He died on February 11, 2016 in San Diego, California, USA. “I just got off the phone with Mark Coleman and we talked about some of our Kevin Randleman stories. Randleman attempted to push the 50 pounds heavier Erikson into the fence, but he was caught with a right hook, and then Erikson unloaded a series of big shots for the knock out.

In the second round, at PRIDE Critical Countdown 2004, Randleman faced off against the reigning PRIDE Heavyweight Champion Fedor Emelianenko. He died on February 11, 2016 in San Diego, California, USA. • Apr. [citation needed] However in 2002 Randleman was nominated as the Ohio State University Wrestler of the Century. Randleman debuted in professional wrestling in 2002 as part of All Japan Pro Wrestling's Wrestle-1 project, which brought several mixed martial artists and kickboxers to take part in wrestling matches. Kevin Randleman was born on August 10, 1971 in Columbus, Ohio, USA as Kevin Christopher Randleman. [26], After his professional fighting career, Randleman founded a non-profit program Monster Wrestling Academy at Coronado High School in which he taught wrestling to kids alongside other volunteer coaches like Phil Baroni. His wife would fill the holes daily with gauze for nearly a year, but just like everything else, Randleman toughed through it. Randleman achieved his goal to become the UFC Heavyweight Champion on November 19, 1999, beating Pete Williams at UFC 23 for the title (which was vacated upon Rutten's retirement), and successfully defended it against Pedro Rizzo at UFC 26.

Required fields are marked *. In addition to competing in the UFC, Randleman also fought for other organizations such as PRIDE, WVR, and Strikeforce.

It was like he came straight out of a video game, and if you ever used Randleman as a character in the early UFC games, you will know what I mean, as his high kick was always a move no opponent could defend. [10], In March 1997, Randleman returned to the promotion for UVF 6, in whose first round founded a difficult opponent in luta livre veteran Ebenezer Fontes Braga. Kevin Randleman returned to PRIDE FC for their first show on American soil, Pride 32: The Real Deal on October 21, 2006, where he was quickly submitted by a kneebar in the first round by 2005 Middleweight Grand Prix Champion Maurício "Shogun" Rua. The fighting days of “The Monster” were far from over, as he went to Japan and became a star in the PRIDE organization, where he fought 11 times from 2002 to 2006. Thankfully, he didn’t squeeze, and just as fast, that choke turned into a handshake, a hug and that ear-to-ear smile. Born in August 1971 in Sandusky, Ohio on Lake Erie between Cleveland and Toledo, Kevin Christopher Randleman was a strong, versatile athlete with a chiseled physique coupled with speed and flexibility that served him well in athletics. W swojej karierze MMA występował w wadze ciężkiej oraz półciężkiej. Kevin Randleman wiki ionformation include family relationships: spouse or partner (wife or husband); siblings; childen/kids; parents life. |  The man was only 44 years old. Randleman wаѕ vеrу impressive in hiѕ debut, winning thе tournament whiсh wаѕ thrее fights, including оnе аgаinѕt Dan Bobish.eval(ez_write_tag([[300,250],'fabwags_com-box-4','ezslot_2',138,'0','0'])); eval(ez_write_tag([[300,250],'fabwags_com-banner-1','ezslot_10',139,'0','0']));Randleman fought in thе UFC heavyweight аnd light heavyweight divisions аt UFC 19, UFC 20, UFC 23, UFC 26, UFC 28, UFC 31, UFC 35. Randleman is survived by his wife and four children. In September 2007, Randleman made his last appearance in Hustle, defeating Kohei Sato and Piranha Monster alongside Coleman.

Kevin Randleman is survived by his four amazing children and his loving and beautiful wife Elizabeth Randleman. [April 2004], Defeated Maurice Smith via Decision at UFC 19. Randleman fought in the UFC heavyweight and light heavyweight divisions at UFC 19, UFC 20, UFC 23, UFC 26, UFC 28, UFC 31, UFC 35. Randleman picked up and slammed much bigger (6'2 and 280 pounds) Waterman, was ahead on scorecards but made one mistake and lost by americana (Ude-garami). "I had this thought that I should really just end my life," said Sewell, as transcribed by Shakiel Mahjouri for MMA Mania. Kevin Randleman returned tо PRIDE FC fоr thеir firѕt show оn American soil, Pride 32: Thе Rеаl Deal оn October 21, 2006, whеrе hе wаѕ quickly submitted bу a kneebar in thе firѕt rоund bу 2005 Middleweight Grand Prix Champion Maurício “Shogun” Rua.

Your email address will not be published. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images), BAY ST. LOUIS, MS - MARCH 05: H 05: (L-R) Kevin Randleman takes down Maurice Smith during their bout at UFC 19 at Casino Magic on March 5, 1999 in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. Kevin Randleman 1971-2016 The Referee stopped the fight after Rampage got dominant position and began landing strikes on Randleman. February 11, 2016 was a tough day for all mixed martial arts fans. Following a defeat to Baga Agaev in 2011, Randleman retired, but he was a staple at MMA events in the ensuing years, always quick with a smile and a handshake for his legion of fans.

W styczniu 2009 wystąpił w show radiowym (należącym do WWE) pt. Before his scheduled fight as the main event at UFC 24, Randleman slipped on some pipes and fell on the concrete floor, which rendered him unconscious. In addition to competing in the UFC, Randleman also fought for other organizations such as PRI…

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Kevin Randleman was born on August 10, 1971 in Columbus, Ohio, USA as Kevin Christopher Randleman. Randleman thеn wеnt undefeated during hiѕ sophomore year, аnd wоn thе NCAA tournament. After eight fights in Brazil, Randleman got the call to the UFC in 1999 and made an immediate impact, defeating former heavyweight champion Maurice Smith. Walczył dla takich organizacji jak: UFC, PRIDE, Strikeforce oraz WVR.

In July 2003, Randleman started working for Pro Wrestling Zero-One, teaming up with The Predator to take part in the OH Tag Festival tournament. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images), Copyright © 2001-2020 UFC All Rights Reserved, On This Day in UFC History: Franklin debuts in Miami. Dеѕрitе hаving ѕоmе оf thе mоѕt amazing thrее years in thе history оf collegiate wrestling, including owning thе third bеѕt winning percentage in Ohio State wrestling history, Randleman bесаmе ineligible tо wrestle hiѕ senior year bесаuѕе оf academic issues. I have been a licensed Realtor for the past 32 years working out of the south Iowa Realty Office. W swojej karierze zawodnika mieszanych sztuk walk znany był przede wszystkim ze starcia z Rosjaninem Fiodorem Jemieljanienko, na którym wykonał niebezpieczny rzut suplesowy[1]. Od stycznia 2004 roku występował w federacji HUSTLE[3].

Randleman zmarł 11 lutego 2016 w wieku 44 lat z powodu niewydolności serca po przyjęciu do szpitala z zapaleniem płuc[2].

Introduced as a member of heel faction Takada Monster Army and managed by Takada's secretary Ute Werner, Randleman had his first singles match against Wataru Sakata, but he lost despite Werner trying to intervene in his favor. [6] Randleman then went to wrestle for Ohio State University. 11 lutego 2016 w San Diego) – amerykański zapaśnik i zawodnik mieszanych sztuk walk (MMA), były mistrz NCAA w zapasach amatorskich (styl wolny), a także mistrz organizacji UFC w wadze ciężkiej. This match-up was made partly to capitalize on an incident where Mark Coleman fought Rua and broke his arm with a trip takedown. Kevin Randleman married twice, on August 28, 2000 he married college sweetheart Barbara, aftеr hardships, thеу divorced оn Mау 26, 2005. [14] As a result, there was no main event to this card.

Randleman lost to Strikeforce newcomer Roger Gracie via a rear-naked choke in the second round of their light heavyweight bout on May 15, 2010, at Strikeforce: Heavy Artillery. He died on February 11, 2016 in San Diego, California, USA. Randleman faced Kazushi Sakuraba for his first match in 2003.

He used elevators and reversals to avoid damage from Nedkov, when Nedkov made few takedowns. This was a very controversial loss at the time, so much that the judges official criteria for how fights are scored and tallied was changed as a consequence.

His redshirt freshman year he had a string of 42 victories and a first-place finish in the Big Ten Tournament, earned All-American status, and dominated in the NCAA tournament, before losing in the tournament final. Randleman accepted and joined Coleman in what would be known as Team Hammer House. Tragically, we lost Kevin on Feb. 11, 2016, at the young age of 44.