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Pete Williams (fighter)

Peter Alan Williams (born July 10, 1975) is a former American mixed martial arts fighter who fought out of Ken Shamrock's fight team the Lion's Den. Williams was ranked as high as the #6 top Heavyweight fighter in the world as of May 2000.[1] He is perhaps best known for having the first head kick knockout in the UFC.

Pete Williams
Born (1975-07-10) July 10, 1975 (age 44)
San Lorenzo, California, United States
Other namesEl Duro (The Tough One)
NationalityAmerican
Height6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight235 lb (107 kg; 16.8 st)
Fighting out ofDallas, Texas
TeamLion's Den
Years active1996–2002 (MMA)
Mixed martial arts record
Total18
Wins12
By knockout6
By submission4
By decision2
Losses6
By knockout2
By submission1
By decision3
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

He has competed in the KOTC, RINGS, Pancrase and the UFC, and was runner up in the 1996 Pancrase Neo Blood Tournament.

BiographyEdit

Williams and Jerry Bohlander were on the same high school wrestling team and Williams had started training at the Lion's Den about a month after Bohlander. Williams' favorite submission hold is the kneebar.

Williams was the winner of the "SuperBrawl 2" tournament in Honolulu, Hawaii. He beat Donald de la Cruz and Joe Charles by strikes and kneebar, respectively.

Fighting in the UFC, Williams defeated former UFC Heavyweight Champion Mark Coleman and met Kevin Randleman at UFC 23 for the UFC Heavyweight Championship after it was vacated by Bas Rutten. Williams lost the bout by judges' decision.

Williams has competed in the RINGS organization in Japan and was the runner up in the 1996 Pancrase Neo Blood Tournament.

Williams fight with Mark Coleman at UFC 17, where he defeated Coleman by a head kick, is recognized in the UFC Hall of Fame in its 2016 Fight Wing class.

Championships and AccomplishmentsEdit

Mixed martial arts recordEdit

Professional record breakdown
18 matches 12 wins 6 losses
By knockout 6 2
By submission 4 1
By decision 2 3
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 12–6 Frank Mir Submission (inside shoulder lock) UFC 36 March 22, 2002 1 0:46 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss 12–5 Ricco Rodriguez TKO (punches) UFC 34 November 2, 2001 2 4:02 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss 12–4 Semmy Schilt TKO (strikes) UFC 31 May 4, 2001 2 1:28 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win 12–3 Rick Mathis TKO (corner stoppage) KOTC 7 - Wet and Wild February 24, 2001 1 5:00 San Jacinto, California, United States
Win 11–3 Roger Neff KO (punch) KOTC 6 - Road Warriors November 29, 2000 1 0:06 Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, United States
Loss 10–3 Kevin Randleman Decision (unanimous) UFC 23 November 19, 1999 5 5:00 Urayasu, Japan For vacant UFC Heavyweight Championship.
Win 10–2 Travis Fulton Submission (armlock) UFC 20 May 7, 1999 1 6:28 Birmingham, Alabama, United States
Win 9–2 Jason Godsey Submission (kneebar) UFC 19 March 5, 1999 1 1:46 Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, United States
Loss 8–2 Tsuyoshi Kohsaka Decision UFC Brazil October 16, 1998 1 15:00 Sao Paulo, Brazil
Win 8–1 Mark Coleman KO (head kick) UFC 17 May 15, 1998 2 0:38 Mobile, Alabama, United States
Win 7–1 Scott McMullin TKO (punches) World Pankration Championships 2 January 16, 1998 1 N/A Dallas, Texas, United States
Win 6–1 Joop Kasteel TKO (knee injury) Rings - Extension Fighting 7 September 26, 1997 1 8:25 Japan
Win 5–1 John Renfroe Submission (armbar) SuperBrawl 3 January 17, 1997 1 2:56 Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Win 4–1 Joe Charles Submission (kneebar) SuperBrawl 2 October 11, 1996 1 1:39 Honolulu, Hawaii, United States Won Superbrawl 2 Heavyweight Tournament.
Win 3–1 Donald de la Cruz TKO (strikes) SuperBrawl 2 October 11, 1996 1 6:12 Honolulu, Hawaii, United States Superbrawl 2 Heavyweight Tournament First Round.
Loss 2–1 Yuki Kondo Decision (unanimous) Pancrase - 1996 Neo-Blood Tournament, Round 2 July 23, 1996 1 20:00 Tokyo, Japan 1996 Neo Blood Tournament Finals.
Win 2–0 Osami Shibuya Decision (unanimous) Pancrase - 1996 Neo-Blood Tournament, Round 2 July 23, 1996 1 10:00 Tokyo, Japan 1996 Neo Blood Tournament Semifinal.
Win 1–0 Kiuma Kunioku Decision (unanimous) Pancrase - 1996 Neo-Blood Tournament, Round 1 July 23, 1996 1 10:00 Tokyo, Japan 1996 Neo Blood Tournament First Round.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Bloody Knuckles MMA Top 10- May 2000

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