Mark
Coleman
16-10-0( W-L-D )

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 26 fights.
Record: 16-10-0
Summary: Ground and Pound, experience, wrestling

Fighter Info

Nickname: The Hammer
From: Columbus, Ohio USA
Age: 49
Height: 6' 1" ( 185 cm )
Weight: 205 lb ( 93 kg )

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
438
55% Successful
243
Types of Successful Strikes
0
243
19%
15%
65% Ground
47
37
159
Striking Defense
40
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
50
50% Successful
25
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
8
25
0
Takedown Defense
75
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay
Loss
Randy Couture Feb 6, 2010
44 1 1 2 R2 Submission
Mark Coleman 10 0 0 0
Win
Mark Coleman Jul 11, 2009
20 3 0 3 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Stephan Bonnar 26 0 3 1
Loss
Mauricio Rua Jan 17, 2009
62 1 2 1 R3 KO/TKO
Mark Coleman 31 7 0 1
Loss
Fedor Emelianenko
PRIDE 32: The Real Deal
Oct 21, 2006
19 0 3 0 R2 Submission
Mark Coleman 7 2 0 0
Win
Mark Coleman
PRIDE 31: Unbreakable
Feb 26, 2006
0 2 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
Mauricio Rua 0 0 1 0
Win
Mark Coleman
Bushido Europe - Rotterdam Rumble
Oct 9, 2005
0 1 1 1 R1 Submission
Milco Voorn 0 0 0 0
Loss
Mirko Cro Cop
PRIDE 29: Fists Of Fire
Feb 20, 2005
12 0 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
Mark Coleman 3 0 0 0
Loss
Fedor Emelianenko
PRIDE Total Elimination 2004
Apr 25, 2004
4 0 2 0 R1 Submission
Mark Coleman 5 2 1 2
Win
Mark Coleman
PRIDE 26: Bad to the Bone
Jun 8, 2003
53 3 1 4 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Don Frye 19 0 0 0
Loss
Minotauro Nogueira
PRIDE 16: Beasts from the East
Sep 24, 2001
16 0 3 0 R1 Submission
Mark Coleman 6 0 1 0
Win
Mark Coleman
PRIDE 13: Collision Course
Mar 25, 2001
10 0 0 1 R1 KO/TKO
Allan Goes 0 0 0 0
Mark Coleman
PRIDE Grand Prix 2000 Finals
May 1, 2000
61 2 3 3 R2 Submission
Igor Vovchanchyn 1 0 0 0
Win
Mark Coleman
PRIDE Grand Prix 2000 Finals
May 1, 2000
0 0 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
Kazuyuki Fujita 0 0 0 0
Win
Mark Coleman
PRIDE Grand Prix 2000 Finals
May 1, 2000
75 3 0 2 R1 Decision - Unanimous
Akira Shoji 6 0 0 0
Win
Mark Coleman
PRIDE Grand Prix 2000 Opening Round
Jan 30, 2000
9 1 2 0 R1 Submission
Masaaki Satake 0 0 0 0
Win
Mark Coleman
PRIDE 8
Nov 21, 1999
12 3 4 4 R2 Decision - Unanimous
Ricardo Morais 3 0 0 0
Loss
Nobuhiko Takada
PRIDE 5
Apr 29, 1999
3 0 1 0 R2 Submission
Mark Coleman 17 2 3 3
Loss
Pedro Rizzo Jan 8, 1999
16 0 0 0 R2 Decision - Split
Mark Coleman 25 2 0 0
Loss
Pete Williams May 15, 1998
22 0 1 0 R2 KO/TKO
Mark Coleman 26 3 0 1
Maurice Smith Jul 27, 1997
55 0 0 0 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Mark Coleman 19 2 2 9
Mark Coleman Feb 7, 1997
4 0 2 1 R1 Submission
Dan Severn 2 0 0 0
Win
Mark Coleman Sep 20, 1996
9 1 0 1 R1 Submission
Brian Johnston 3 0 0 0
Win
Mark Coleman Sep 20, 1996
7 1 2 0 R1 Submission
Julian Sanchez 0 0 0 0
Mark Coleman Jul 12, 1996
34 3 2 6 R1 KO/TKO
Don Frye 1 0 0 0
Win
Mark Coleman Jul 12, 1996
33 2 0 2 R1 Submission
Gary Goodridge 3 0 0 0
Win
Mark Coleman Jul 12, 1996
25 1 0 1 R1 KO/TKO
Moti Horenstein 0 0 0 0

Biography

The man who practically created the phrase “ground and pound”, UFC Hall of Famer Mark “The Hammer” Coleman was one of the Octagon’s pioneers from 1996 to 1999. In Spring of 1999, he traveled to Japan to compete in the PRIDE organization, where he resurrected his career, won the PRIDE Grand Prix finals in 2000, and re-established himself as one of the best heavyweights in the world. But his heart remained with the UFC, and in 2009, the former NCAA National wrestling champion from Ohio State returned to the UFC with a Fight of the Night performance against Mauricio “Shogun” Rua.

Training:
Every day I train is different.  I pretty much make my plans the day of. I see how my body feels and pretty much take it from there.  I try to get in at least two workouts a day at two hours apiece.  I mix it up with a little bit of everything – sparring, wrestling, grappling, cardio, and weight training.

When and why did you start training for fighting?
The first time I saw the UFC on TV, I knew immediately that’s what I wanted to do.  It fit me perfectly.  If there had been Ultimate Fighting when I was a kid, I would have been training for it when I was a kid. Once I saw it and knew it was real, I knew I was gonna do it immediately.

What ranks and titles have you held?
UFC Hall of Famer, Former UFC Heavyweight Champion, PRIDE 2000 Open Weight Grand Prix Champion, 1988 NCAA National Wrestling Champion for Ohio State, 1992 US Olympic Freestyle Wrestling Team member.

Do you have any heroes?
My mother and father and my two kids.

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC?
It means everything in the world to me. I’ve been trying to get back in the UFC since I left. It’s always been my goal to get back and it just took a little longer than I anticipated. I’m grateful that the UFC has given me another opportunity to come back and fight again in the big leagues.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn?
Ohio State – degree in education.

What was your job before you started fighting?
Assistant wrestling coach at Ohio State and focusing full-time on trying to be an Olympic champion.

Specific accomplishments in amateur competition?
1988 NCAA Division I National Wrestling Champion for Ohio State, 1992 US Olympic Freestyle Wrestling Team member (finished seventh in Barcelona Games), second place for US in 1991 FILA World Championships, fourth place in 1986 NCAA Division I National Championships for Miami University of Ohio. Two-time Mid-American Conference Champion, 1988 Big Ten Champion, 1988 All-Big Ten selection.

Specific accomplishments in pro competition?
UFC Hall of Famer, Former UFC Heavyweight Champion, PRIDE 2000 Open Weight Grand Prix Champion

Favorite grappling technique:
Double leg takedown

Favorite Striking technique:
Ground and pound
 

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