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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
Brock Larson.jpg
Brock Larson (left) - Minneapolis, April, 2010
Born (1977-08-23) August 23, 1977 (age 41)
Brainerd, Minnesota, United States
Height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight185 lb (84 kg; 13.2 st)
Reach71.0 in (180 cm)[1]
Fighting out ofBrainerd, Minnesota, United States
TeamStart BJJ
Performance Compound (St. Cloud, MN)(2010–2018)
Minnesota Martial Arts Academy (2002–2010)
RankBlack belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Dave Camarillo[2]
Years active2002–2016
Mixed martial arts record
By knockout9
By submission27
By decision5
By disqualification1
By knockout3
By submission2
By decision5
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.[3] Larson also defeated former UFC fighter Tom Speer in an all-grappling match.[3]

Mixed martial arts careerEdit

Early 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

Larson made his UFC debut at UFC Fight Night 2 on October 3, 2005 in a Middleweight bout against Jon Fitch. Larson lost via unanimous decision.

After winning his next six consecutive fights, Larson returned to the promotion at UFC Fight Night 7 on December 13, 2006 where he faced Keita Nakamura. Larson won via unanimous decision.

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.

UFC returnEdit

Larson made his UFC return against Jesse Sanders, and won via rear-naked choke submission at UFC Fight Night: Condit vs. Kampmann on April 1, 2009.

Larson then fought at UFC 98, defeating Mike Pyle by arm-triangle choke submission in round one, earning Submission of the Night honors.

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.[4] Following the loss, Larson was cut by the UFC.[5]


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.

Larson next faced Gabe Wallbridge on October 29, 2010 at King of the Cage: Mainstream.[6] He won by submission due to strikes in the first round.

Larson lost back to back fights to Eric Davila and Antônio Braga Neto by first-round knockout and submission, respectively.


Larson was signed by ONE FC and made his promotional debut against Melvin Manhoef at ONE Fighting Championship: Kings and Champions on April 5, 2013 and won via unanimous decision.

Larson then faced Nobutatsu Suzuki for the inaugural ONE FC Welterweight Championship on March 14, 2014 at ONE FC: War of Nations.[7] He lost the fight 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.

Personal lifeEdit

Larson and his wife have three children.[8] Before fighting professionally, Larson worked in road construction.[9]

Championships and accomplishmentsEdit

Mixed martial arts recordEdit

Professional record breakdown
52 matches 42 wins 10 losses
By knockout 9 3
By submission 27 2
By decision 5 5
By disqualification 1 0
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
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

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Brock Larson Stats". Retrieved 2014-06-02.
  2. ^ "Brock Larson, 36, Seeks First Major MMA Title in Second One FC Appearance". Retrieved 2016-06-14.
  3. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on March 2, 2013. Retrieved October 20, 2013.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "Brian Foster vs. Brock Larson added to "UFC 106: Lesnar vs. Carwin" in November". Archived from the original on 2009-10-21. Retrieved 2009-10-19.
  5. ^ "Brock Larson Cut by the UFC". 2009-10-25. Archived from the original on 2009-11-27.
  6. ^ "Brock Larson vs. Tarec Saffiedine completes Shark Fights 13 pay-per-view lineup". 2010-08-25. Archived from the original on 2010-08-29.
  7. ^ "ONE FC 14 set for March 14 in Maylaysia with Larson-Suzuki welterweight title fight". 2014-01-13. Retrieved 2014-01-14.
  8. ^ "Exclusive: Brock Larson discusses inaugural ONE FC Welterweight title fight with Suzuki". 2014-02-05. Retrieved 2014-06-02.
  9. ^ "The face of Aggression". 2010-06-27. Retrieved 2010-10-06.

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