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"The Crippler"

Chris Leben


Win Rate
65 %
Finish Rate
77 %
Decision Win %
42 %

Chris Leben

5' 11 (180 cm)
74 in. (6' 2/188 cm)
United States
Main Division
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Coach
Baret Yoshida
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Rank
Because of this, Leben's mother worked hard for many hours daily as a bartender so that she could support the family. Growing up Leben enjoyed skateboarding, dirt biking, and snowboarding. He began training in boxing, and then was on the wrestling team at Benson Polytechnic High School, picking up the sport rather quickly. Leben did not receive a very good education in his childhood, and did not know how to read or write even after graduating high school. When he found that he would not be allowed to wrestle for the army, Leben went AWOL and was discharged.
Fighter Trivia
In May 2007, Leben moved to East Oahu, Hawaii to accept the main coaching job at Icon Fitness MMA Gym. In addition to training at ICON, Leben and fighter Steven "The Soul Samurai" Saito opened Ultimate Fight School gym in Oahu in January, located two blocks from the University of Hawaii campus. In October 2010, Leben was arrested in Honolulu on suspicion of driving under the influence after crashing his pick-up truck near the Kapiolani Boulevard exit on Interstate H-1.

Awards & Accolades

  • UFC: The Ultimate Fighter Season 1 Semi-Finalist
  • UFC: Knockout of the Night (Four times) vs. Jorge Santiago, Terry Martin, Alessio Sakara, Aaron Simpson
  • UFC: Fight of the Night (Two times) vs. Kalib Starnes, Yoshihiro Akiyama
  • UFC: All-time leader in UFC Middleweight fights (22)
  • UFC: Fought in the First 5 Round Non-Title Main Event in UFC history
  • World Extreme Cagefighting: WEC Middleweight Championship (One time, first)
  • Gladiator Challenge: GC Middleweight Championship (One time)
  • Sherdog: 2010 Comeback Fighter of the Year
  • Amateur titles: FCFF Middleweight Championship (One time)
  • Amateur titles: UFCF Middleweight Championship (One time)

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