David Loiseau (French pronunciation: [david lwazo]; born December 17, 1979) is a retired Canadian mixed martial artist from Montreal, Quebec. He has fought in the Ultimate Fighting Championship, EliteXC, and TKO Major League MMA veteran. He is the former TKO Middleweight Champion, and former TPF Middleweight Champion. He was the first French-speaking Canadian to fight in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Loiseau has also played a gang member in French-Canadian movie La rage de l'ange. Loiseau wrote and acted in a short film called Keelos, featuring hip-hop artist Imposs and Stand-up comedian Eddy King.
|Born||December 17, 1979|
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
|Other names||The Crow|
|Height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Weight||185 lb (84 kg; 13.2 st)|
|Fighting out of||Montreal, Quebec, Canada|
|Team||Jackson's Submission Fighting, Zahabi MMA|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
David Loiseau was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada to Haitian parents. He had expressed his concern for the people of Haiti and for his grandparents who were still residing in Haiti at the time of the earthquake of 2010. He has recently urged people to donate and to help the country as much as they can. "I don't want to sleep," he said. "I want to get the message out."
Loiseau began his MMA career fighting for the Canadian-based Universal Combat Challenge (UCC) (later sold and renamed TKO Major League MMA.) He earned a record of 8-2, including wins over Shawn Tompkins, Joe Doerksen and Tony Fryklund.
Ultimate Fighting ChampionshipEdit
After going 2-1 in the TKO promotion, Loiseau returned to the UFC in 2005 with TKO wins of Gideon Ray, Charles McCarthy and Evan Tanner. He then lost back-to-back unanimous decisions in 2006, to Rich Franklin at UFC 58 and to Mike Swick at UFC 63.
After a TKO win over Chester Post at MFL 2 - Battleground, Loiseau returned to the UFC and lost to Mario Miranda via TKO on June 12, 2010, at UFC 115. He was again released from the UFC following this loss.
In his first fight after his last UFC release, Loiseau defeated Leopoldo Serao at Tachi Palace Fights 8: All or Nothing for the TPF Middleweight Championship via TKO in the fifth round, when the doctor declared Serao too badly cut to continue.
Loiseau was expected to defend the title at TPF 10 on Aug 5, against Givanildo Santana. But on July 28, 2011, Loiseau's agent announced he had sustained an injury which would require surgery, and would not be able to fight. Loiseau later revealed in an interview with KORE Vision that he underwent two surgeries, one in September and the other in November 2011, for an inside and outside meniscus repair in his left elbow.
Loiseau was scheduled to fight in Calgary on July 12, 2013 against Marcus Vinicius for Aggression Fighting Championship 20, but the Calgary commission did not allow that fight. He instead fought in Montreal at Challenge MMA 2 on August 17, taking a unanimous decision from Caleb Grummet.
Loiseau faced Dwayne Lewis on June 7, 2014 in the main event at WSOF Canada 2. Loiseau lost via unanimous decision.
In 2012, Loiseau was the main character in a reality TV show Crowtime, focusing on following Loiseau around the world searching for training.
After his retirement from MMA, Loiseau has been running his own professional MMA gym Crow training center in his native Montreal. Alongside his own business, Loiseau also teaches at Montreal Wrestling Club and Jorge Santiago's Xcell Jiu-Jitsu in Florida.
Championships and accomplishmentsEdit
- Extreme Cage Combat
- ECC Light Heavyweight Championship (One time, current)
- Tachi Palace Fights
- TPF Middleweight Championship (One time)
- TKO Major League MMA
- UCC Canadian Middleweight Championship (One time)
- TKO World Middleweight Championship (One time)
- Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
- Awarded black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu on May 17, 2017 by Jorge Santiago
Mixed martial arts recordEdit
|Professional record breakdown|
|34 matches||23 wins||11 losses|
|Loss||23–11||Dwayne Lewis||Decision (unanimous)||WSOF Canada 2||June 7, 2014||3||5:00||Edmonton, Alberta, Canada|
|Win||23–10||Mike Kent||TKO (punches)||ECC 18 - Road to Glory||October 25, 2013||1||0:15||Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada||Won the ECC Light Heavyweight Championship.|
|Win||22–10||Caleb Grummet||Decision (unanimous)||Challenge MMA 2||August 17, 2013||3||5:00||Montreal, Quebec, Canada|
|Win||21–10||Christopher McNally||TKO (doctor stoppage)||CES 12: Real Pain||October 6, 2012||1||2:30||Providence, Rhode Island, United States|
|Win||20–10||Leopoldo Serao||TKO (doctor stoppage)||TPF 8: All or Nothing||February 18, 2011||5||1:12||Lemoore, California, United States||Won the TPF Middleweight Championship.|
|Loss||19–10||Mario Miranda||TKO (punches)||UFC 115||June 12, 2010||2||4:07||Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada|
|Win||19–9||Chester Post||TKO (punches)||MFL 2 Battleground||February 27, 2010||1||4:40||Montreal, Quebec, Canada|
|Loss||18–9||Ed Herman||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 97||April 18, 2009||3||5:00||Montreal, Quebec, Canada|
|Win||18–8||Solomon Hutcherson||TKO (knees)||Xtreme MMA 5: It's Crow Time||September 13, 2008||5||1:56||Montreal, Quebec, Canada|
|Win||17–8||Andrew Buckland||KO (punches)||Legacy FC: Resurrection||June 20, 2008||1||0:20||Calgary, Alberta, Canada|
|Win||16–8||Todd Gouwenberg||Decision (unanimous)||HCF: Crow's Nest||March 29, 2008||3||5:00||Gatineau, Quebec, Canada|
|Loss||15–8||Jason Day||Decision (split)||HCF: Destiny||February 1, 2008||3||5:00||Calgary, Alberta, Canada|
|Win||15–7||Freddie Espiricueta||Submission (arm-triangle choke)||Art of War 2||May 11, 2007||2||3:10||Austin, Texas, United States|
|Loss||14–7||Joey Villaseñor||Decision (unanimous)||EliteXC Destiny||February 10, 2007||3||5:00||Southaven, Mississippi, United States|
|Loss||14–6||Mike Swick||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 63: Hughes vs. Penn||September 23, 2006||3||5:00||Anaheim, California, United States|
|Loss||14–5||Rich Franklin||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 58: USA vs. Canada||March 4, 2006||5||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||For the UFC Middleweight Championship.|
|Win||14–4||Evan Tanner||TKO (doctor stoppage)||UFC Ultimate Fight Night 2||October 3, 2005||2||4:15||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||UFC Middleweight title eliminator.|
|Win||13–4||Charles McCarthy||TKO (spinning back kick)||UFC 53||June 4, 2005||2||2:10||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States|
|Win||12–4||Gideon Ray||TKO (doctor stoppage)||UFC 51||February 5, 2005||1||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||11–4||Curtis Stout||Decision (unanimous)||TKO 17: Revenge||September 25, 2004||3||5:00||Victoriaville, Quebec, Canada|
|Win||10–4||Chris Fontaine||KO (punch)||TKO 16: Infernal||May 22, 2004||1||0:13||Quebec City, Quebec, Canada|
|Loss||9–4||Jeremy Horn||Submission (guillotine choke)||TKO 15: Unstoppable||February 28, 2004||1||0:54||Montreal, Quebec, Canada||Lost the TKO World Middleweight Championship.|
|Loss||9–3||Jorge Rivera||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 44||September 26, 2003||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||9–2||Mark Weir||KO (punches)||UFC 42||April 25, 2003||1||3:55||Miami, Florida, United States|
|Win||8–2||Tony Fryklund||TKO (doctor stoppage)||UCC 12: Adrenaline||January 25, 2003||1||4:24||Montreal, Quebec, Canada||Defended the UCC World Middleweight Championship.|
|Win||7–2||Jesse Jones||Decision (unanimous)||UCC 11: The Next Level||October 11, 2002||3||5:00||Montreal, Quebec, Canada||Won the UCC World Middleweight Championship.|
|Win||6–2||Claudionor Fontinelle||TKO (punches)||UCC 8: Fast and Furious||March 30, 2002||2||0:56||Rimouski, Quebec, Canada|
|Win||5–2||Joe Doerksen||Decision (unanimous)||UCC 7: Bad Boyz||January 25, 2002||3||5:00||Montreal, Quebec, Canada|
|Win||4–2||Anis Abdelli||Submission (rear-naked choke)||UCC 6: Redemption||October 19, 2001||1||1:41||Montreal, Quebec, Canada|
|Win||3–2||Shawn Tompkins||TKO (punches)||UCC 4: Return Of The Super Strikers||May 12, 2001||1||1:26||Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada|
|Loss||2–2||Jason St. Louis||TKO (punches)||UCC 3: Battle for the Belts||January 27, 2001||1||2:42||Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada||Lost the UCC Canadian Middleweight Championship|
|Win||2–1||Steve Vigneault||TKO (corner stoppage)||UCC 2: The Moment of Truth||August 12, 2000||1||10:00||Montreal, Quebec, Canada||UCC Canadian Middleweight Tournament Final. Won the UCC Canadian Middleweight Championship.|
|Win||1–1||Justin Bruckmann||Submission (guillotine choke)||UCC 2: The Moment of Truth||August 12, 2000||1||3:07||Montreal, Quebec, Canada||UCC Canadian Middleweight Tournament Semifinal.|
|Loss||0–1||Justin Bruckmann||Submission (armbar)||UCC 1: The New Beginning||June 2, 2000||1||3:04||Montreal, Quebec, Canada|
- "Fight Finder: David Loiseau". Sherdog. 2007. Retrieved August 16, 2007.
- http://www.imdb.fr/title/tt0482245/combined Archived July 21, 2011, at the Wayback Machine Internet Movie Database
- https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3962610/combined Internet Movie Database
- "David Loiseau concerned about relatives in Haiti". Retrieved March 10, 2014.
- Loretta Hunt. "Update: Loiseau to Face Miranda at UFC 115". Sherdog.
- "Tachi Palace Fights 8 Results: The Crow Soars Again, David Loiseau Wins Title". MMAWeekly.com. February 19, 2011.
- "David Loiseau Defends Tachi Palace Fights Title Against Giva Santana In August". MMAWeekly.com. May 23, 2011.
- "With The Crow Grounded, Doug 'The Rhino' Marshall Steps In at Tachi Palace Fights 10". MMAWeekly.com. July 28, 2011. Retrieved July 28, 2011.
- "The Crow Returns October 6th". TopMMANews.com. August 31, 2012.
- CES Real Pain results
- "AFC 20: Stampede – Calgary – July 12". TopMMANews.com. July 1, 2013.
- "Loiseau vs. Grummet Added to Challenge MMA 2". TopMMANews.com. July 13, 2013.
- "Challenge MMA 2 Play-by-Play - Loiseau, Garcia, Aubin Victorious". TopMMANews.com. August 17, 2013.
- "ECC 18 – Halifax – October 25". TopMMANews.com. September 30, 2013.
- "ECC 18 Play-By-Play – Loiseau, MacGrath Win Titles". TopMMANews.com. October 26, 2013.
- "WSOF Canada 2 results: Tim Hague rises, David Loiseau falls". mmamania.com. June 8, 2014.
- "Canadian MMA fighter David Loiseau set to star in his own reality TV show". January 2, 2012.
- Nolan King (September 20, 2019). "Off Guard: Former UFC title challenger David Loiseau happy with spot in MMA history". mmajunkie.com.
- Professional MMA record for David Loiseau from Sherdog
- David Loiseau at UFC
- TRISTAR GYM - Popular training facility for Montréal-based MMA fighters.
- Crowmma.com David 'The Crow' Loiseau The Official Website
- UltimeFanatic.com All news and interviews concerning David Loiseau from the French Canadian website UltimeFanatic.com