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From The Mat To The Ring - Wrestlers Who Moved to MMA

FROM THE MAT TO THE RING WRESTLERS WHO MOVED TO MMA Mixed martial arts pits some of the best athletes in the world against each other, so it's only natural that wrestlers would want to put their skills and toughness to the test. Here are some great Olympic and professional wrestlers who decided to take their athletic prowess into the MMA ring. 2x NCAA ALL-AMERICAN NCAA DIV 1 HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION YOUNGEST WWE CHAMP (AGE 25) MMA FIGHTING STYLE: STRIKING: 35% BROCK LESNAR TAKEDOWNS: 49% "THE BEAST INCARNATE" MMA RECORD: 5-3 SUBMISSIONS: 16% HEIGHT: 6'3" WEIGHT: 265 Ibs. AGE: 38 2004 OLYMPIC SILVER MEDALIST 3X WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP MEDALIST 2X PAN AM GAMES GOLD MEDALIST MMA FIGHTING STYLE: STRIKING: 21% SARA MCMANN TAKEDOWNS: 71% MMA RECORD: 8-3 SUBMISSIONS: 8% HEIGHT: 5'6" WEIGHT: 135 Ibs. AGE: 35 NCAA ALL-AMERICAN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS BRONZE MEDAL 2004 & 2008 U.S. OLYMPIC TEAM MMA FIGHTING STYLE: STRIKING: 48% DANIEL CORMIER TAKEDOWNS: 37% "DC" SUBMISSIONS: 15% MMA RECORD: 17-1 HEIGHT: 5'11" WEIGHT: 205 Ibs. AGE: 36 5X WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP MEDALIST 1999 WORLD CHAMPION 2000 OLYMPIC SILVER MEDALIST MMA FIGHTING STYLE: STRIKING: 53% YOEL ROMERO TAKEDOWNS: 47% "SOLDIER OF GOD" SUBMISSIONS: 0% MMA RECORD: 11-1 HEIGHT: 6'0" WEIGHT: 185 Ibs. AGE: 38 AAU US 1st HIGH SCHOOLER TO WIN U.S. NATIONALS PAN-AM GAMES GOLD MEDALIST YOUNGEST U.S. OLYMPIC GOLD MEDAL WRESTLER MMA FIGHTING STYLE: STRIKING: 46% HENRY CEJUDO TAKEDOWNS: 43% "THE MESSENGER" SUBMISSIONS: 11% MMA RECORD: 10-0 HEIGHT: 5'4" WEIGHT: 125 Ibs. AGE: 29 WF WF 1998 KING OF THE RING FIRST TNA WORLD CHAMPION WWF TAG TEAM CHAMPION MMA FIGHTING STYLE: STRIKING: 16% KEN SHAMROCK TAKEDOWNS: 22% “THE WORLD'S MOST DANGEROUS MAN" SUBMISSIÓNS: 62% MMA RECORD: 28-16-2 HEIGHT: 6'1" WEIGHT: 205 Ibs. AGE: 52 Sources: http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2314631-daniel-cormier-and-the-5-best-olympic-wrestlers-who-moved-to-mma http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1362862-10-wwe-superstars-that-competed-in-mma http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2013/8/11/4609222/factgrinder-the-21-greatest-wrestlers-in-ufc-history http://www.ufc.com/fighter/Daniel-Cormier?id= http://www.ufc.com/fighter/henry-Cejudo?id= http://www.ufc.com/fighter/Yoel-Romero?id= http://www.ufc.com/fighter/sara-mcmann?id= http://www.ufc.com/fighter/Brock-Lesnar?id= http://www.ufc.com/fighter/Ken-Shamrock?id= http://www.sherdog.com/ http://www.wwe.com/superstars/brock-lesnar http://www.wwe.com/superstars/ken-shamrock http://www.kenshamrock.com/about.html Worldwide Sport Supply FUELING CHAMPIONS SINCE 1981 TM

From The Mat To The Ring - Wrestlers Who Moved to MMA

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MMA is hugely popular with stars like Ronda Rousey and Conor McGregor bringing the sport into the mainstream. With the sport requiring skilled athletes to pitch their talents against each other, many ...

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