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7 Pro Wrestlers with Stunning Records in MMA

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It’s not easy being a Pro Wrestler or MMA fighter, It requires a certain amount of strength, fitness, and agility to be able to execute risky moves that only professionals should do.

Most high-profile Pro Wrestlers have backgrounds in traditional wrestling and other forms of
martial arts that contribute to their athleticism.

What makes Pro Wrestlers successful in their careers?

Successful Pro Wrestlers have unique personalities and attitudes. Their stage presence coupled with their athletic abilities and signature moves can get the audience hooked!

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As if being a Pro Wrestler is not hard enough, some performers have gone above and beyond with
their achievements in sports entertainment by adding MMA bouts to their resumes. In this list, you will find a handful of Pro Wrestlers with stunning records in MMA:

Brock Lesnar

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Brock Lesnar is the son of Dairy Farmers from Webster, South Dakota. From playing football in high school and joining amateur wrestling competitions, he continued his athletic career in college through wrestling scholarships.

Lesnar won the NCAA Division I Heavyweight Championships during his senior year. It was this time that he caught the attention of WWE Officials while they were scouting for up-and-coming stars.

The ‘Beast Incarnate’ holds the world record for being the youngest person to win a WWE Championship at 25 years old and 44 days.

After his 1st stint in WWE, Lesnar went on to challenge himself once again; this time in MMA training for combat sports.

He was able to secure a professional MMA record of 5 wins and 3 losses in the UFC; which cemented his name in the industry. We can’t help but notice how he retained his UFC MMA shorts when he went back to the WWE. No one can deny what a legend Brock Lesnar is!

Bobby Lashley

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Lashley is a legit three-time Wrestling National Champion and four-time wrestling All-American. He is also a two-time Armed Forces Champion and a silver medalist in the 2002 CISM World Championships.

A tragic incident occurred while he was preparing for a competition to qualify under Team USA that got him seriously injured and ended his amateur career, but this incident was just the beginning of a new phase for Lashley as he went on to make a name for himself in the world of Professional Wrestling, Bodybuilding and MMA. His professional MMA record breakdown is 17 matches 15 wins and 2 losses.

Ronda Rousey

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Ronda Rousey is a trailblazer in her own right, having been the 1st American to win an Olympic medal in Women’s judo since its establishment as an Olympic sport. After her Olympic Judo career, she immediately switched paths towards MMA where she transitioned with ease, thanks to her solid judo background and eagerness to excel in the sport.

Her success in amateur fights led her to the UFC where she became the first female champion inductee with the longest title fight finish streak (6).

Rousey’s 2 consecutive losses made it almost impossible for her to come back to the octagon, with the former Bantamweight champion choosing to retire.

She made it in the entertainment industry where she made several movie appearances and, currently, in WWE as a Pro Wrestler.

Dan Severn – MMA to Pro Wrestling

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Dan Severn aka The Beast started as an Olympian and an elite wrestler but an unfortunate injury caused him to lose his spot in the Olympic trials.

This event in his life gave Dan the motivation to hone his skills and join more competitions, both at the national and international levels. He became a pioneer in the MMA scene in the early UFC days, having over 127 MMA matches with 101 wins and 19 losses.

He is the first MMA fighter to simultaneously compete under WWF (Currently known as WWE) and become a champion in both promotions independently. What a legend!

Ken Shamrock – UFC to Pro Wrestling

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Ken Shamrock had a troubled childhood growing up, during his teenage years he was sent to different foster homes until he was finally legally adopted by Bobby Shamrock who, then, helped him turn his life around through sports.

We will never forget the legendary First UFC Rivalry between Royce Gracie and Ken Shamrock being the longest fight in UFC History at 36 minutes.

Ken Shamrock is a UFC Hall of Famer with 47 Professional MMA Fights with 28 wins and 17 losses.

Josh Barnett – MMA to Pro Wrestling

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Josh Barnett has a long record of MMA fights as well as submission grappling in his career with a professional record of 43 matches 35 wins and 8 Losses.

Josh actually became the youngest UFC Heavyweight Champion after a knockout win against Randy Couture but the title was stripped soon after he was called out for doping issues.

Kazushi Sakuraba – MMA to Pro Wrestling

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A legend in his own right, Kazushi Sakuraba made his mark in the MMA world with his unorthodox style of fighting coupled with vices such as smoking and drinking at the height of his major fights.

This former Pro Wrestling fighter fought and won against the unbeatable Gracie family and a number of high-calibre fighters of his time.

If you are an MMA fan, it’s a disservice not to go back and watch his fights in chronological order! His professional MMA record is 46 matches 26 wins and 17 Losses.

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Jake is an SEO-minded Combat Sports, Gaming and Pro Wrestling writer and successful Editor in Chief. He has more than ten years of experience covering mixed martial arts, pro wrestling and gaming across a number of publications, starting at SEScoops in 2012 under the name Jake Jeremy.