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"The Beast"

Bob Sapp


Win Rate
38 %
Finish Rate
92 %
Decision Win %
100 %

Bob Sapp

6' 5 (196 cm)
83 in. (6' 11/210 cm)
United States
Main Division
He is well known in Japan, where he has appeared in numerous commercials, television programs, and various other media, and has released a music CD, Sapp Time. Sapp played college football as a guard for the Washington Huskies with whom he won the Morris Trophy. He later began a career in professional wrestling before branching out into mixed martial arts and kickboxing, where he initially enjoyed significant success and popularity before eventually developing a reputation as a tomato can.
Combat Approach
Having no background in martial arts prior to his fighting career, Sapp's fighting style was relatively devoid of technique, and was more so distinguished by an aggressive usage of size and strength, pressuring his opponent's with an unorthodox "bullrush" technique , whereby he would rush an opponent, usually at the beginning of the round, and overwhelm them with a barrage of punches. Although defined by his brute strength, Sapp's wins over opponents such as Yoshihiro Takayama and Stefan Gamlin showed that he did possess a knowledge of basic submission techniques.
Fighter Trivia
In December 2017, it was reported in Japanese newspaper Shukan Bunshun that a woman claiming to be Sapp's girlfriend accused him of domestic violence. She provided photographs of the alleged injuries and told how she had been abused by Sapp for six years. Although the article included an apology message supposedly sent by him, Sapp did not make public comments about the accusation.

Awards & Accolades

  • Black Belt Magazine: 2003 NHB Fighter of the Year
  • K-1: K-1 World Grand Prix 2005 in Hiroshima Tournament Winner
  • Nikkan Sports: Match of the Year (2002) vs. Ernesto Hoost (K-1, December 7)
  • Wrestling Observer Newsletter: 2002 Best Box Office Draw- K-1, PRIDE Fighting Championships
  • Wrestling Observer Newsletter: 2003 Best Box Office Draw- K-1, PRIDE Fighting Championships
  • Wrestling Observer Newsletter: 2002 Rookie of the Year- K-1, PRIDE Fighting Championships
  • New Japan Pro-Wrestling: IWGP Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • Nikkan Sports: Wrestler of the Year (2002)
  • Nikkan Sports: Outstanding Performance Award (2002)
  • Pro Wrestling Illustrated: Ranked No. 26 of the top 500 singles wrestlers in the PWI 500 in 2004
  • Tokyo Sports: MVP Award (2002)
  • World Wrestling Association (Korea): WWA World Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • Wrestling Observer Newsletter: Most Charismatic (2003)
  • Wrestling Observer Newsletter: Best Box Office Draw (2002, 2003)

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Fighter Videos

Rolles Gracie vs. Bob Sapp | Full Fight Replay
Full Fight | 大砂嵐 vs. ボブ・サップ / Osunaarashi vs. Bob Sapp - RIZIN.13


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