David Loiseau

David Loiseau (French pronunciation: ​[david lwazo]; born December 17, 1979) is a retired Canadian mixed martial artist from Montreal, Quebec.[3] 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.[4] Loiseau wrote and acted in a short film called Keelos, featuring hip-hop artist Imposs and Stand-up comedian Eddy King.[5]

David Loiseau
Born (1979-12-17) December 17, 1979 (age 41)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Other namesThe Crow
Height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight185 lb (84 kg; 13.2 st)
DivisionMiddleweight (2000–2013)
Light Heavyweight (2013–2014)
Fighting out ofMontreal, Quebec, Canada
TeamJackson's Submission Fighting
Zahabi MMA
Rank1st degree black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu under Jorge Santiago[1]
Black belt in taekwondo[2]
Years active2000–2014
Mixed martial arts record
By knockout15
By submission3
By decision5
By knockout2
By submission2
By decision7
No contests0
Other information
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."[6]

MMA careerEdit


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

Loiseau made his UFC debut in April 2003 at UFC 42, defeating Mark Weir by KO. Later in the year, at UFC 44, he lost a unanimous decision to Jorge Rivera.

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.

In 2009, after going 4-2 in smaller promotions, Loiseau returned again, losing another unanimous decision to Ed Herman at UFC 97. He was subsequently released from the UFC.

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.[7] He was again released from the UFC following this loss.

Independent PromotionsEdit

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.[8]

Loiseau was expected to defend the title at TPF 10 on Aug 5, against Givanildo Santana.[9] 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.[10] 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.[citation needed]

Loiseau made his return to the cage to defeat Christopher McNally by TKO at the CES event Real Pain on October 6, 2012, at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center in Providence, Rhode Island.[11][12]

Loiseau was scheduled to fight in Calgary on July 12, 2013 against Marcus Vinicius for Aggression Fighting Championship 20,[13] 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.[14][15]

Loiseau was scheduled to fight Mike Kent on October 25, in the main event of ECC 18 in Halifax, Nova Scotia.[16] Loiseau won the ECC Light-Heavyweight title with a quick TKO over Kent.[17]

Loiseau faced Dwayne Lewis on June 7, 2014 in the main event at WSOF Canada 2. Loiseau lost via unanimous decision.[18]


Loiseau was co-featured in a mixed martial arts documentary The Striking Truth (2010) alongside Georges St-Pierre.[19]

In 2012, Loiseau was the main character in a reality TV show Crowtime, focusing on following Loiseau around the world searching for training.[19]

Personal lifeEdit

After his retirement from MMA, Loiseau has been running his own professional MMA gym Crow training center in his native Montreal.[20] Alongside his own business, Loiseau also teaches at Montreal Wrestling Club and Jorge Santiago's Xcell Jiu-Jitsu in Florida.[20]

Championships and accomplishmentsEdit

  • Extreme Cage Combat
    • ECC Light Heavyweight Championship (One time, current)
  • Tachi Palace Fights
  • 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
By knockout 15 2
By submission 3 2
By decision 5 7
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
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.[21]
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[22]
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.[23]
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


  1. ^ David Loiseau (January 17, 2020). "Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu 1st degree black belt !". instagram.com.
  2. ^ Instructors - Crow Training Center
  3. ^ "Fight Finder: David Loiseau". Sherdog. 2007. Retrieved August 16, 2007.
  4. ^ http://www.imdb.fr/title/tt0482245/combined Archived July 21, 2011, at the Wayback Machine Internet Movie Database
  5. ^ https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3962610/combined Internet Movie Database
  6. ^ "David Loiseau concerned about relatives in Haiti". Retrieved March 10, 2014.
  7. ^ Loretta Hunt. "Update: Loiseau to Face Miranda at UFC 115". Sherdog.
  8. ^ "Tachi Palace Fights 8 Results: The Crow Soars Again, David Loiseau Wins Title". MMAWeekly.com. February 19, 2011.
  9. ^ "David Loiseau Defends Tachi Palace Fights Title Against Giva Santana In August". MMAWeekly.com. May 23, 2011.
  10. ^ "With The Crow Grounded, Doug 'The Rhino' Marshall Steps In at Tachi Palace Fights 10". MMAWeekly.com. July 28, 2011. Retrieved July 28, 2011.
  11. ^ "The Crow Returns October 6th". TopMMANews.com. August 31, 2012.
  12. ^ CES Real Pain results
  13. ^ "AFC 20: Stampede – Calgary – July 12". TopMMANews.com. July 1, 2013.
  14. ^ "Loiseau vs. Grummet Added to Challenge MMA 2". TopMMANews.com. July 13, 2013.
  15. ^ "Challenge MMA 2 Play-by-Play - Loiseau, Garcia, Aubin Victorious". TopMMANews.com. August 17, 2013.
  16. ^ "ECC 18 – Halifax – October 25". TopMMANews.com. September 30, 2013.
  17. ^ "ECC 18 Play-By-Play – Loiseau, MacGrath Win Titles". TopMMANews.com. October 26, 2013.
  18. ^ "WSOF Canada 2 results: Tim Hague rises, David Loiseau falls". mmamania.com. June 8, 2014.
  19. ^ a b "Canadian MMA fighter David Loiseau set to star in his own reality TV show". January 2, 2012.
  20. ^ a b Nolan King (September 20, 2019). "Off Guard: Former UFC title challenger David Loiseau happy with spot in MMA history". mmajunkie.com.
  21. ^ http://fcfighter.com/post/ucc-11-the-next-level
  22. ^ http://fcfighter.com/post/fontinelle-to-face-the-biggest-challengeof-his-young-carreer-dave-menne
  23. ^ http://fcfighter.com/post/pride-10-line-up

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