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"The Beast"

Dan Severn


Win Rate
80 %
Finish Rate
80 %
Decision Win %
76 %

Dan Severn

6' 2 (188 cm)
United States
Main Division
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Rank
Severn was born and raised in Coldwater, in mid-Michigan, and grew up on a farm. Severn was a basketball player during junior high school. During his teen years, he took part in combat sports taking as he competed in amateur wrestling. He says that the coach approached him to fill in for a weight class in amateur wrestling after a sickness had gone around his school and led to a shortage of competitors, Severn signed to compete for the high school amateur wrestling team and received training.
Fighter Trivia
His son, David Severn, is a professional and amateur wrestler. It includes a foreword from Jim Cornette, who managed Severn during his WWF run. Severn owns his own mixed martial arts camp in Coldwater, Michigan.

Awards & Accolades

  • In Judo: 5th degree black belt
  • In Jiu-jitsu: 2nd degree black belt
  • In Sambo: 1st Razryad international master
  • World Extreme Cagefighting: Headlined and Won the main event of WEC 1
  • UFC: UFC 5 Tournament Championship
  • UFC: Ultimate Ultimate 1995 Tournament Championship
  • UFC: UFC Superfight Championship (One time, last)
  • UFC: UFC 4 Tournament Runner Up
  • UFC: UFC Hall of Fame
  • UFC: UFC Viewer's Choice Award
  • UFC: First fighter to ever be awarded a UFC title belt
  • UFC: Triple Crown Champion (The first and only in UFC history)
  • The Danger Zone: Undefeated in Danger Zone single bout competition
  • Elite-1 MMA: Elite-1 MMA Heavyweight Championship (one time)
  • Continental Freefighting Alliance: CFA Super Heavyweight Championship (one time)
  • Gladiator Challenge: Gladiator Challenge Superfight Heavyweight Championship (one time)
  • Sherdog: Mixed Martial Arts Hall of Fame
  • Atlantic Terror Championship Wrestling: ATCW Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • Canada National Wrestling Alliance: MPW Tag Team Championship (1 time) - with Massive Damage
  • Cauliflower Alley Club: Lou Thesz Award (2010)
  • George Tragos/Lou Thesz Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame: Frank Gotch Award (2002)
  • George Tragos/Lou Thesz Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame: George Tragos Award (2012)
  • George Tragos/Lou Thesz Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame: Class of 2018
  • Great American Mat Endeavors: GAME Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • Great American Mat Endeavors: GAME Strong Style Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • Global Wrestling Alliance: GWA Heavyweight Championship (3 times)
  • Legends Pro Wrestling: LPW Hall of Fame (Class of 2012)
  • Monster Pro Wrestling: MPW Tag Team Championships (1 time) - with Massive Damage
  • National Championship Wrestling: NCW Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • National Wrestling Alliance: NWA United Kingdom Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • National Wrestling Alliance: NWA Worlds Heavyweight Championship (2 times)
  • National Wrestling Alliance: NWA Hall of Fame (2010)
  • Northern States Wrestling Alliance: NSWA Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • Price of Glory Wrestling: PoG Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • Pro Wrestling All-Stars Of Detroit: Denny Kass Memorial Battle Royal (2016)
  • Pro Wrestling Illustrated: Ranked No. 35 of the top 500 singles wrestlers in the "PWI 500" in 1995
  • Pro Wrestling Illustrated: Ranked No. 252 of the top 500 singles wrestlers of the "PWI Years" in 2003
  • WAR Wrestling: WAR Hall of Fame (2017)

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Fighter Videos

UFC 5 Free Fight: Dan Severn vs Dave Beneteau (1995)
UFC 6 Free Fight: Ken Shamrock vs Dan Severn (1995)


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