Wataru Sakata

Hometown:  Japan
Styles: KARATE, SHOOTFIGHTING
Height:  174 cm.
Weight:  192 lbs.
Date of Birth:  March 11, 1973
Big Wins:  Defeated Brandon Lee Hinkle by submission.


Kazushi Sakuraba

Hometown:  Akita Pref. - Japan
School: Takada Dojo
Styles: KINGDOM SHOOTFIGHTING, SUBMISSION GRAPPLING, FREESTYLE WRESTLING, PROFESSIONAL WRESTLING
Height:  5'9"
Weight:  183-203 lbs.
Date of Birth:  July 14, 1969
Training Partners: Daijiro Matsui
Big Wins:  Has defeated Marcus Silviera, Royler Gracie, Vitor Belfort, Carlos Newton, Anthony Macias, Paul Herrera and Royce Gracie. Won a controversial match against Guy Metzger. Fought to a draw with Allan Goes.
Disapointments:  Lost to Kimo at S-Cup. Lost to Igor Vovchanchin at Pride Grand Prix 2000.
Titles:

UFC Heavyweight Tournament Champion
First Place in College Wrestling Freshman League Championships


Hayato "Mach" Sakurai

Hometown:  Japan
School:  Kiguchi Dojo
Styles:  SHOOTO, JUDO, KARATE, SHOOTBOXING
Height:  5'7"
Weight Class:  Middle (170-)
Date of Birth:  August 24, 1975
Place of Birth:  Ryugasaki Ibaraki, Japan
Big Wins:  Defeated Haroldo Victoriano by TKO at Japan Vale Tudo.
Titles:

1999 Abu Dhabi Combat Club Submission Wrestling Tournament runner-up (absolute class)
1999 France Golden Trophy Middleweight Champion
1996 All Japan Shooto Welterweight Champion
1995 All Japan Shootboxing Middleweight Champion


Rumina Sato

Hometown:  Japan
School:  K’z Factory
Styles:  SHOOTO, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Height:  5’6"
Weight:  150-160 lbs.
Date of Birth:  December 29, 1973
Place of Birth:  Odawara Kanagawa, Japan
Trainer:  Carlson Gracie
Big Wins:  Has beaten Alan Fried, John Lewis and Phil Johns
Disapointments:  Lost to Alexander Perdieneras.
Titles:

Shooto World Welterweight Champion
1996-1997 All Japan Combat Wrestling Champion (69- kg.)
2nd Place at Canadian Open Jiu-Jitsu Tournament (absolute class)


Tom "Tommy Trauma" Sauer

Hometown:  Florida - USA
Styles:  WRESTLING, SHOOTFIGHTING, SHINOTE KYOKAI (2nd Dan, since '84), Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Kenpo Karate (since '82)
Height:  6'0"
Weight:  220-250 lbs.
Date of Birth:  November 11, 1970
Place of Birth:  Clevland, Ohio
Occupation:  Firefighter/Paramedic
Trainer:  Dieuseul Berto

3 x Florida Firefighter's Olympics Wrestling Champion


Townsend Saunders

Hometown:  Phoenix, Arizona - USA
Style:  FREESTYLE WRESTLING
Height:  5’5"
Weight:  152-170 lbs.
Date of Birth:  1968
Titles:

1992 Freestyle Wrestling Olympic Silver Medalist
1994 Goodwill Games Champion
1995 Pan-American Games Freestyle Wrestling Champion.


Nigel "The Iron Panther" Scantlebury

Hometown:  Montreal - Canada
Style:  THAI JU PAKIN
Height:  5'7"
Weight:  140-145 lbs.
Date of Birth:  1962
Titles:

Kickboxing Champion (1987)


Mark Schultz

Hometown:  Lindon/Provo, Utah -USA
 (formerly) Palo Alto, California
Styles:

                FREESTYLE WRESTLING
                JIU-JITSU - Black Belt
                BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU - Blue Belt

Height:  5’9"
Weight:  200-203 lbs.
Date of Birth:  1964
Occupation:  BYU Wrestling Coach
Family:  Kristy (wife), Dave (brother, deceased)
Training Partners:  Pedro Sauer, Rickson Gracie, Dave Beneteau, Walt Bayless
Big Wins:  Defeated Garry Goodridge at UFC.
Titles:

1984 Olympic Freestyle Wrestling Gold Medalist
1985 Freestyle Wrestling World Championships Winner
1982 NCAA Wrestling Championships MVP
3 x NCAA Wrestling Champion (Oklahoma)


Adrian Serrano

Hometown:  Milwaukee, Wisconsin - USA
Styles:  FREESTYLE JIU-JITSU (Black Belt), MUAY THAI KICKBOXING, FREESTYLE WRESTLING, JUDO (since '70, 3rd Degree Black Belt), SAMBO (Black Belt), KEMPO KARATE (Black Belt)
Height:  5’8”
Weight:  195 lbs.
Weight Range:  175-200 lbs.
Date of Birth: December 23, 1963
Mug Shot Big Wins:  Has beaten Dave Menne, Dave Strasser and Brian Gassaway.
Disapointments:  Has lost to George Allen, Dennis Reed and Shonie Carter.
Titles:

Hook N Shoot Champion (200- lbs.)
Extreme Challenge Light-Heavyweight Champion (200- lbs.)
Extreme Challenge Middleweight Champion (185- lbs.)
Judo Record: 255-48-2
Jiu-Jitsu Record: 42-3


Dan "The Beast" Severn

Hometown:  Coldwater, Michigan - USA
School:  Grand Junction University (Arizona)
Styles:

                WRESTLING (since ’70)
                    -Freestyle Wrestling
                    -Greco-Roman Wrestling
                    -Professional/Strong Style

                JUDO (since ‘76) - 3rd Degree Black Belt
                COMBAT SAMBO (since ’76) - Black Belt
                JIU-JITSU (since ’95) - Black Belt
                SHOOTFIGHTING (2 years with World Pancrase Association)
                KICKBOXING (since ’95)
                Kenpo-Ryu Tuite

Height:  6’2"
Weight:  260 lbs.
Weight Range:  238-270 lbs.
Date of Birth:  June 6, 1958
Education:  BA in Industrial Technology (ASU, 1981)
Occupation:  Combat Wrestling instructor, Junior League wrestling coach
 (former) Michigan State University Wrestling Coach, ASU Assistant Coach
Marital Status:  Married
Family:  Terry (wife)
Training Partners:  Don Frye, Dave Beneteau, Becky Levi, Geza Khalaman Jr, Al Snow, George Dillman, Joe Lewis, Sunkist Kids Wrestling Team
Big Wins:  Has beaten Anthony Macias, Marcus Bossett, Joe Charles, Tank Abbott, Paul Varelans, Dave Beneteau, John Calvo, Travis Fulton, Brad Kholer, Lance Gibson, Bart Vale and Marcus "Conan" Silveria.  Won a decision over Ken Shamrock.  Has defeated Kevin Rosier, John Renfroe and Oleg Taktarov twice each.  Fought to a draw with Kimo.
Disapointments:  Has lost to Ken Shamrock, Royce Gracie, Mark Coleman and Josh Barnett.
Titles:

1984, 1988 Olympic Freestyle Wrestling Teams (Alternate)
1994 Michigan State Freestyle Wrestling Champion
3 x All American Collegiate Wrestler (1979-1981 at ASU)
Over 85 National and International Wrestling and Sambo titles including:
1986 World Cup Wrestling Championship (220-)
1986 Sunkist Kids World Wrestling Championship (220-)
1994 World Sambo Masters Championship (senior division)
NWA World Heavyweight Champion (Professional Wrestling)
Toughman Boxing and Kickboxing Champion
UFC V Tournament Champion (1995)
UUFC Tournament Champion (1995)
UFC Superfight Champion
Extreme Challenge Superfight Champion
Danger Zone Superfight Champion
IFC, IVC, UVT, UFCF Superfight Champion.


Frank Juarez Shamrock

Hometown:  San Jose, California - USA
School:  The Alliance - Universal Submission
 (formerly) The Lion’s Den
Styles:

UNIVERSAL SUBMISSION
PANCRASE SHOOTFIGHTING
Kickboxing, Wrestling

Height:  5’10"
Weight Range:  195-210
Date of Birth:  December 8, 1972
Relatives:  Bob (adoptive father), Ken (adopted brother), Ryan (sister)
Manager:  Bob Shamrock
Trainer:  Ken Shamrock
Training Partners:  Lion’s Den Fighters (Vernon White, Jerry Bohlander, Guy Mezger, Tra Tellingman), Maurice Smith, Tsyoshi Kohsaka, Paul Varelans
Big Wins:  Has defeated Jeremy Horn, Enson Inoue, Tito Ortiz, Kevin Jackson, Igor Zinoviev and John Lober in UFC.  Has beaten Bas Rutten, Allan Goes and Wes Gassaway in shootfighting.
Disapointments:  Lost a decision to John Lober in NHB.  Lost twice to Bas Rutten in Pancrase.
Titles:

King of Pancrase
Ultimate Fighting Middleweight Champion


Ken Wayne Shamrock

"The World's Most Dangerous Man"

"The Lion", "The Rock"

Hometown: San Bernadino/Lockeford, California - USA
School: The Lion’s Den (Lodi, California)
Styles:

                PANCRASE SHOOTFIGHTING
                WRESTLING (Freestyle and Pro/Strong Style)
                MUAY THAI KICKBOXING
                Others: Judo, Jiu-Jitsu

Height:  6’0"
Weight:  215 lbs.
Weight Range:  205-235 lbs.
Date of Birth:  February 11, 1964
Occupation:  Fight coach and trainer;
(former) professional wrestler and bouncer
Marital Status:  Married
Family:  Bob (adoptive father), Frank (adopted brother), Ryan (sister), Robbie Kilpatrick (biological brother), Mary (wife)
Training Partners:  Oleg Taktarov, Jason DeLucia, Scott Bessac, Vernon "Tiger" White, Jerry Bohlander, the Lion's Den fighters
Big Wins:  Has beaten Pat Smith, Kimo, Dan Severn and Brian Johnston in UFC.  Fought to a draw with Oeg Taktarov and Royce Gracie.  Defeated Matt Hume, Maurice Smith and Bas Rutten in Pancrase.
Disapointments:  Has lost to Royce Gracie and Dan Severn.  Lost by injury default to Maskatsu Funaki in Pancrase.
Shootfighting Record:  24-3-2
Pancrase Record:  17-5
UFC Record:  6-2-2
Titles:

King of Pancrase
UFC Superfight Champion
WWF King of the Ring Champion
WWF Intercontinental Champion
WWF Tag Team Champion


Akira Shoji

Hometown:  Japan
Styles:  JUDO (4th Dan), WA-JUTSU KEISYU-KAI
Height:  5’7”
Weight:  194 lbs.
Date of Birth:  January 31, 1974
Big Wins:  Has beaten Juan Mott and Vernon White. Won a decision over Guy Mezger at Pride.  Fought to a draw with Renzo Gracie.
Disapointments:  Lost to Mark Coleman in Pride Grand Prix 2000.


Vanderlei da Silva

Hometown:  Curitiba - Brazil
Style:  MUAY THAI, LUTA LIVRE , Jiu-Jitsu
Height:  6'0"
Weight:  188-199 lbs.
Date of Birth:  July 3, 1976
Training Partners:  Pele
Big Wins:  Has defeated Egidio Amado, Sean Bormet, Eugene Jackson and Mike Van Arsdale.
Disapointments:  Has lost to Vitor Belfort.  Lost a decision to Tito Ortiz.
Titles:

Parana State Vale Tudo Champion
Winner of Street Fight III and IV
Muay Thai Record: 15-0
NHB Record: 8-2


Marcus "Conan" Silviera

Hometown:  Miami Beach, Florida - USA
Style:  BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU - Black Belt
Height:  6’2 "
Weight:  242 lbs.
Weight Range:  240-245 lbs.
Date of Birth:  1967
Place of Birth:  Brazil
Trainer:  Carlson Gracie Sr.
Big Wins:  Has defeated Gary Myers, Carl Franks and Maurice Smith.
Disapointments:  Has lost to Kazushi Sakuraba, Maurice Smith and Dan Severn.
Titles:

1994 Vale Tudo Champion
EFC Heavyweight Champion


Elvis Sinsoic

Hometown:  Sydney - Australia
Styles: JB WILL SHOOTFIGHTING, Judo, Freestyle Wrestling, Machado Jiu-Jitsu (Purple Belt), Jeet Kune Do (Jun Fan, Kali, Silat, Muay Thai Kickboxing), Tae Kwan Do, Capoeria, Kai Shin Freestyle
Height:  6’3"
Weight:  199-210 lbs.
Date of Birth:  1971
Titles:

First Australian Vale Tudo Heavyweight Champion


Joe Slick

Hometown:  Davenport, Iowa - USA
School/Team:  Miletich Martial Arts Academy
Style:  Freestyle Fighting (Boxing, Wrestling, Jiu-Jitsu)
Height:  5’11"
Weight:  199-200 lbs.
Date of Birth:  October 17, 1977
Manager:  Monte Cox
Big Wins:  Defeated Jason DeLucia
Disapointments:  Has lost to Brad Kohler and Brian Gassaway.


Eric Smith

Hometown:  Ohio - USA
Styles:  FREESTYLE WRESTLING
Weight:  170-180 lbs.
Training Partners:  Kevin Randleman and the Hammer House fighters
Titles:

2 x NCAA All American Wrestler


Maurice "Mo" Smith

Hometown:  Bellevue, Washington - USA
Team:  The Alliance
Styles:

                MUAY THAI KICKBOXING
                AMERICAN KICKBOXING
                PANCRASE SHOOTFIGHTING
                UNIVERSAL SUBSMISSION
                Others: Tae Kwan Do, Boxing

Height: 6’2"
Weight: 217 lbs.
Weight Range: 205-220 lbs.
Date of Birth: December 13, 1961
Occupation: Prize fighter
Manager: Kirk Jensen
Training Partners: Frank Shamrock, Tsyoshi Kohsaka and the Lion’s Den fighters
Students:  Bob Gilstrap, Roman Roythberg and John Renfroe
Big Wins:  Knocked out Marcus Silviera and Kazunari.  Won by injury default over Marco Ruas.  Won decisions over Mark Coleman and Bradon Lee Hinkle.   Choked out Dick Vjir in a shootfighting match.
Disapointments:  Has lost decisions to Kevin Randleman and Randy Coture.  Choked out by Marcus Silviera.  Lost shootfighting matches to Bas Rutten, Ken Shamrock, Renzo Gracie, Akira Maeda and Yoshihisa Yamamoto.
Titles:

WKA World Heavyweight Kickboxing Champion, 1983
WKA World Heavyweight Muay Thai Champion, 1993
ISKA World Heavyweight Kickboxing Champion, 1996
Former PKA Heavyweight Kickboxing Champion
Extreme Fighting Heavyweight Champion
UFC Heavyweight Champion


Pat Smith

Hometown:  Aurora, Colorado - USA
 Perris, California
Styles:

                KICKBOXING
                    -American
                    -Muay Thai
                    -Robotae
                TAE KWAN DO - 3rd Degree Black Belt
                TANG SOO DO - Black Belt
                HAPKIDO - Black Belt
                KENPO - Black Belt
                BOXING

*Note: Smith claimed to be a black belt in Enshin Karate, but authrities of that style have no record of him ever training at any of their schools.

Height: 6’2"
Weight: 225 lbs.
Weight Range: 217-236 lbs.
Date of Birth: 1963
Place of Birth: Oklahoma
Manager: Bobby Lewis (Manager of several past world heavyweight boxing championship contenders)
Titles:

2 x Sabaki Challenge Heavyweight Champion
KICK Super Heavyweight Champion
Ranked #1 Super-Heavyweight Kickboxer in the U.S. (1993)
Ranked #5 Super-Heavyweight Kickboxer in the World (1993)
Has won over 250 full contact fights
Boxing Record: 10-0
UFC Record: 4 - 2


Joe Son

Hometown:  Huntington Beach/Garden Grove, California - USA
Styles:  JUDO, TAE KWAN DO
Height:  5'4"
Weight:  236 lbs.
Date of Birth:  1971
Place of Birth:  Korea
History:  Born again Christian Preacher.  Guest starred in Austin Powers as "Random Task."


Jose "Ze Mario" Sperry

(Zen Machine)

Hometown: Rio de Janeiro - Brazil
Style: BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU - 3rd Degree Black Belt
Height: 6’2"
Weight: 198-210 lbs.
Date of Birth: 1968
Education: Degree in Economics
Occupation: Airline Pilot
Training Partners: Carlson Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Team (Wallid Ismael, Carlos Barreto, Vitor Belfort, Conan)
Big Wins:  Has beaten Rudyard Moncayo, Vernon White, Neil Bodycote and Chris Hasseman in NHB.  Has beaten Oleg Taktarov, Larry Parker and Enson Inoue in Abu Dhabi Submission Wrestling.  Defeated Royler Gracie in a sport Jiu-Jitsu match.
Disapointments:  Lost to Igor Zinoviev at Extreme Fighting.
Titles/Accomplishments:

1998 Abu Dhabi Combat Club Submission Wrestling Absolute Champion
1996-1997 Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu World Heavyweight Champion
1994-1995 Undefeated Brazilian National Jiu-Jitsu Champion
1995 Titanic Dual Vale Tudo Champion
Australian UFC Caged Combat Tournament Champion
Jiu-Jitsu Record: 272-0
No Holds Barred Record: 20-1


Ben Spijkers

Hometown:  Netherlands
Styles:  JUDO (Black Belt)
Height:  6’1"
Weight:  190 lbs.
Date of Birth:  1961
Marital Status:  Married
Titles:

6 x Dutch National Judo Champion
3 x Olympian


Nick Starks

Hometown:  Orlando, Florida - USA
Styles:  SAMBO, BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU, SHOOTFIGHTING
Height:  6'0"
Weight:  185 lbs.
Trainer:  Bart Vale
Titles:

American Vale Tudo Champion


Joe Stevenson

Hometown:  Hesperia, California - USA
School/Team:  Ted Williams Combat Grappling
Styles:  WRESTLING
Height:  5’11”
Weight:  180 lbs.
Date of Birth:  1982
Trainer:  Ted Williams
Titles/Accomplishments:

Grappler's Quest West Middleweight Champion (advanced division, 179- lbs.)
King of the Cage Middleweight Champion
Rage in the Cage Middleweight Champion
Gladiator Challenge Middleweight Champion


Dave Strasser

Hometown:  Kenosha, Wisconsin - USA
Styles:  FREESTYLE JIU-JITSU
Training Partners:  Pat Miletich
Titles:

Extreme Challenge Tournament Champion


Phil Stroffolino

Hometown:  Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - USA
Styles:  SUBMISION WRESTLING, KEMPO, AIKI-JUTSU
Height:  5’4"
Weight:  173 (165-175) lbs.
Occupation:  Software Engineer
Trainer:  Jeff Grunden
Titles:

G.AM.E./HooknShoot Absolute Champion


Allan "A-Dawg" Sullivan

Hometown:  Arizona - USA
School/Team: Savage Te Dawg Pound
Styles:  SAVAGE TE
Weight:  215  lbs.


Joel Sutton

Hometown:  Grand Island/Buffalo, New York - USA
Styles:  PRAYING MANTIS KUNG-FU, Freestyle Wrestling, Russian Sambo, Judo, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai, Karate
Height:  5’11"
Weight:  205  lbs.
Weight Range:  199-210 lbs.
Date of Birth:  July 7, 1969
Big Wins:  Has beaten Jack McGlaughlin and Geza Kahlman Jr. at UFC.
Disapointments:  Has lost to Brad Kohler.  Lost a submission wrestling match to Larry Parker.