Brock Orville Larson (born August 23, 1977) is a retired American professional mixed martial artist who competed in the Welterweight and Middleweight divisions. A professional competitor from 2002 until 2016, Larson has formerly competed for the UFC, the WEC, and ONE FC.
Brock Larson (left) - Minneapolis, April, 2010
|Born||August 23, 1977|
Brainerd, Minnesota, United States
|Height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Weight||185 lb (84 kg; 13.2 st)|
|Reach||71.0 in (180 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Brainerd, Minnesota, United States|
|Team||Start BJJ |
Performance Compound (St. Cloud, MN)(2010–2018)
Minnesota Martial Arts Academy (2002–2010)
|Rank||Black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Dave Camarillo|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Larson is from Brainerd, Minnesota and was raised on a beef farm. Larson began competing in wrestling from a young age, continuing with the sport at Brainerd High School. Later while attending Itasca Community College, Larson was introduced to Brazilian jiu-jitsu by a friend. The two later competed in a Minnesota Martial Arts Academy submission tournament, with each winning and earning invites to train with future UFC Lightweight Champion Sean Sherk. Larson also defeated former UFC fighter Tom Speer in an all-grappling match.
Mixed martial arts careerEdit
Larson made his professional mixed martial arts debut in 2002 and compiled an undefeated record of 15-0 while competing in the regional circuit before being signed by the UFC.
Ultimate Fighting ChampionshipEdit
World Extreme CagefightingEdit
Larson then transitioned into the WEC, making his promotional debut at WEC 26: Condit vs. Alessio against Erik Apple on April 24, 2007. Larson won via kimura submission in the first round. Larson made his next appearance on June 3, 2007 against Kevin Knabjian at WEC 28 and won via TKO 27 seconds into the first round. With a 2-0 promotional record and a nine-fight winning streak, Larson was offered a fight for the WEC Welterweight Championship against then-champion Carlos Condit at WEC 29 on August 5, 2007 and was defeated in the first round via armbar submission.
In December 2008, the WEC Welterweight division merged with the UFC's Welterweight division after the promotion decided to focus on lower weight classes.
At UFC 106 he fought Brian Foster. Larson had two points deducted in the first round for an illegal kick and an illegal knee before being defeated in the second round by technical knockout on November 21, 2009, at UFC 106. Following the loss, Larson was cut by the UFC.
After going 3-0 in regional competition after his UFC release, Larson faced future Strikeforce Welterweight Champion Tarec Saffiedine on September 11, 2010 at Shark Fights 13 and lost via unanimous decision.
Legacy FC and RetirementEdit
Larson made his debut for Legacy Fighting Championship in July 2015. He challenged Derrick Krantz for the Legacy FC Welterweight Championship, but ended up losing the bout via knockout in the third round.
In his second fight for the promotion, Larson faced Travis Coyle on February 5, 2016 at Legacy FC 51. He was in trouble early on as Coyle locked on a guillotine choke; however, Larson survived the various submission attempts and ended up winning the fight via TKO in the first round. Post-fight, Larson's team awarded him with a personalized belt marking his years of competition from 2002-2016 and he retired from active MMA competition in order to concentrate on coaching.
Championships and accomplishmentsEdit
Mixed martial arts recordEdit
|Professional record breakdown|
|52 matches||42 wins||10 losses|
|Win||42–10||Travis Coyle||TKO (punches)||Legacy FC 51: Ramos vs. Vasquez||February 5, 2016||1||2:03||Hinckley, Minnesota, United States||Catchweight (175 lbs) bout.|
|Loss||41–10||Derrick Krantz||KO (punches)||Legacy FC 43: Larson vs. Krantz||July 17, 2015||3||2:38||Hinckley, Minnesota, United States||For vacant Legacy FC Welterweight Championship.|
|Win||41–9||Kyle Olsen||TKO (punches)||KOTC: Bad Blood||May 2, 2015||1||1:41||Saint Michael, North Dakota, United States|
|Win||40–9||Eddie Larrea||TKO (punches)||KOTC: Fighting Spirit||January 17, 2015||1||1:57||Saint Michael, North Dakota, United States||Return to Middleweight.|
|Loss||39–9||Roan Carneiro||Decision (unanimous)||BattleGrounds MMA 5: O.N.E.||October 3, 2014||3||5:00||Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States||BattleGrounds MMA 5: Welterweight Tournament Final.|
|Win||39–8||Joe Ray||Decision (unanimous)||BattleGrounds MMA 5: O.N.E.||October 3, 2014||3||5:00||Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States||BattleGrounds MMA 5: Welterweight Tournament Semifinal.|
|Win||38–8||Cody McKenzie||Submission (arm-triangle choke)||BattleGrounds MMA 5: O.N.E.||October 3, 2014||2||1:43||Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States||BattleGrounds MMA 5: Welterweight Tournament Quarterfinal.|
|Loss||37–8||Nobutatsu Suzuki||Decision (unanimous)||ONE Fighting Championship: War of Nations||March 14, 2014||5||5:00||Kuala Lampur, Malaysia||For the inaugural ONE FC Welterweight Championship.|
|Win||37–7||Melvin Manhoef||Decision (unanimous)||ONE Fighting Championship: Kings and Champions||April 5, 2013||3||5:00||Kallang, Singapore||Middleweight bout.|
|Win||36–7||Eduardo Pamplona||Decision (unanimous)||Resurrection Fighting Alliance 6||January 18, 2013||3||5:00||Kansas City, Missouri, United States|
|Win||35–7||Anthony Lemon||Submission (armbar)||KOTC: Fire and Ice||December 1, 2012||1||3:20||Walker, Minnesota United States||Return to Welterweight.|
|Win||34–7||Lucas St. Clair||Submission (Von Flue choke)||Cage Fighting Extreme 38||September 1, 2012||1||1:00||Sauk Rapids, Minnesota, United States|
|Loss||33–7||Antônio Braga Neto||Submission (kneebar)||MMAAD: MMA Against Dengue 2||March 4, 2012||1||1:04||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil||Middleweight bout.|
|Loss||33–6||Eric Davila||KO (punch)||Extreme Challenge 188: Larson vs. Davila||July 23, 2011||1||0:07||Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States|
|Win||33–5||Gabe Wallbridge||Submission (punches)||KOTC: Mainstream||October 29, 2010||1||1:13||Morton, Minnesota, United States|
|Loss||32–5||Tarec Saffiedine||Decision (unanimous)||Shark Fights 13: Jardine vs Prangley||September 11, 2010||3||5:00||Amarillo, Texas, United States|
|Win||32–4||Eddie Larrea||Submission (kimura)||Gladiator Evolution/Cage Fighting Xtreme||August 14, 2010||1||2:05||Brockton, Massachusetts, United States|
|Win||31–4||Nick Almen||TKO (punches)||CFX: Cage Fighting Xtreme||May 15, 2010||1||0:30||Red Lake, Minnesota, United States|
|Win||30–4||Brian Green||Submission (rear-naked choke)||CFX / XKL: Mayhem in Minneapolis||April 24, 2010||1||4:39||Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States|
|Loss||29–4||Brian Foster||TKO (punches)||UFC 106||November 21, 2009||2||3:25||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Loss||29–3||Mike Pierce||Decision (unanimous)||UFC Fight Night: Diaz vs. Guillard||September 16, 2009||3||5:00||Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States|
|Win||29–2||Mike Pyle||Submission (arm-triangle choke)||UFC 98||May 23, 2009||1||3:06||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||Submission of the Night|
|Win||28–2||Jesse Sanders||Submission (rear-naked choke)||UFC Fight Night: Condit vs. Kampmann||April 1, 2009||1||2:01||Nashville, Tennessee, United States|
|Win||27–2||Carlo Prater||KO (punches)||WEC 35: Condit vs. Miura||August 3, 2008||1||0:37||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||Knockout of the Night.|
|Win||26–2||John Alessio||DQ (knee to downed fighter)||WEC 33: Marshall vs. Stann||March 26, 2008||1||1:50||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||25–2||Troy Allison||Submission (rear-naked choke)||CFX 7: Brutal||November 29, 2007||1||N/A||St. Cloud, Minnesota, United States|
|Loss||24–2||Carlos Condit||Submission (armbar)||WEC 29||August 5, 2007||1||2:21||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||For the WEC Welterweight Championship.|
|Win||24–1||Kevin Knabjian||TKO (punches)||WEC 28||June 3, 2007||1||0:27||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||23–1||Erik Apple||Submission (kimura)||WEC 26: Condit vs. Alessio||March 24, 2007||1||3:43||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||22–1||Keita Nakamura||Decision (unanimous)||UFC Fight Night: Sanchez vs. Riggs||December 13, 2006||3||5:00||San Diego, California, United States||Welterweight debut.|
|Win||21–1||Edward O'Daniel||Submission (Von Flue choke)||Extreme Challenge 70||August 26, 2006||1||2:21||Hayward, Wisconsin, United States|
|Win||20–1||Manuel Quiroz||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Extreme Challenge 67||June 30, 2006||1||0:42||Medina, Minnesota, United States|
|Win||19–1||Alex Carter||Submission (punches)||CFX 4: Cage Fighting Xtreme 4||April 22, 2006||1||N/A||Plymouth, Minnesota, United States|
|Win||18–1||Kenneth Allen||Submission (guillotine choke)||TCT: Twin Cities Throwdown||April 8, 2006||1||N/A||Burnsville, Minnesota, United States|
|Win||17–1||Ray Perales||Submission (rear-naked choke)||IFC: Rumble on the River||March 11, 2006||1||1:05||Kearney, Nebraska, United States|
|Win||16–1||Shannon Ritch||TKO (punches)||Extreme Challenge 66||February 17, 2006||1||1:16||Medina, Minnesota, United States|
|Loss||15–1||Jon Fitch||Decision (unanimous)||UFC Ultimate Fight Night 2||October 3, 2005||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||15–0||Ryan McGivern||Submission (keylock)||Extreme Challenge 63||July 23, 2005||1||2:09||Hayward, Wisconsin, United States|
|Win||14–0||Ryan Jensen||Submission (punches)||Extreme Challenge 63||July 23, 2005||1||1:39||Hayward, Wisconsin, United States|
|Win||13–0||DaMarques Johnson||Submission (keylock)||Extreme Challenge 63||July 23, 2005||3||1:02||Hayward, Wisconsin, United States|
|Win||12–0||Miguel Cooley||Submission (punches)||CFX 3: Cage Fighting Xtreme 3||April 23, 2005||1||N/A||Brainerd, Minnesota, United States|
|Win||11–0||Stephan Potvin||Decision (unanimous)||IFC WC 19: Warriors Challenge 19||March 26, 2005||5||5:00||Sault Ste Marie, Michigan, United States|
|Win||10–0||Darin Brudigan||Submission (arm-triangle choke)||XKK: Fridley||February 5, 2005||2||4:50||Fridley, Minnesota, United States|
|Win||9–0||Mark Smolinski||TKO (punches)||CFX 2: Cage Fighting Xtreme 2||September 4, 2004||1||N/A||Brainerd, Minnesota, United States|
|Win||8–0||Miguel Cooley||TKO (punches)||ICC: Trials 2||April 30, 2004||1||N/A||Rochester, Minnesota, United States|
|Win||7–0||Nick Beasley||Submission (punches)||DFC 1: Dakota Fighting Championships 1||April 17, 2004||1||1:04||Fargo, North Dakota, United States|
|Win||6–0||James Fuller||Submission (armbar)||CFX 1: Cage Fighting Xtreme 1||April 3, 2004||1||N/A||Brainerd, Minnesota, United States|
|Win||5–0||Alex Gasson||Submission (armbar)||ICC: Trials||March 12, 2004||2||4:13||Fridley, Minnesota, United States|
|Win||4–0||Brian Maceachern||Submission (armbar)||ICC: Trials||March 12, 2004||1||1:56||Fridley, Minnesota, United States|
|Win||3–0||Kyle Olsen||Submission (punches)||SS: Sabin Showdown||April 26, 2003||1||2:20||Moorhead, Minnesota, United States|
|Win||2–0||Luke Caudillo||Submission (keylock)||IWW: Iowa Winter Warriors||January 25, 2003||N/A||N/A||Spirit Lake, Iowa, United States|
|Win||1–0||Josh Hartwell||Submission (punches)||ARCF 7: American Reality Combat 7||October 19, 2002||1||0:46||Alexandria, Minnesota, United States|
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- "Brock Larson, 36, Seeks First Major MMA Title in Second One FC Appearance". Sherdog.com. Retrieved 2016-06-14.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on March 2, 2013. Retrieved October 20, 2013.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
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- "Brock Larson vs. Tarec Saffiedine completes Shark Fights 13 pay-per-view lineup". Mmajunkie.com. 2010-08-25. Archived from the original on 2010-08-29.
- "ONE FC 14 set for March 14 in Maylaysia with Larson-Suzuki welterweight title fight". Mmajunkie.com. 2014-01-13. Retrieved 2014-01-14.
- "Exclusive: Brock Larson discusses inaugural ONE FC Welterweight title fight with Suzuki". Bjpenn.com. 2014-02-05. Retrieved 2014-06-02.
- "The face of Aggression". CFXPROMOTIONS.com. 2010-06-27. Retrieved 2010-10-06.