Trevor Prangley (born 24 August 1972) is a South African mixed martial artist. He has fought in the UFC, Strikeforce, Bellator, Dream, King of the Cage, MFC, the SFL, Shark Fights, and Bodog Fight. He competed in the Middleweight and Light Heavyweight divisions. He was the former King of the Cage Light Heavyweight Champion, the former Shark Fights Light Heavyweight Champion, and the former MFC Light Heavyweight Champion.
|Born||24 August 1972|
Cape Town, South Africa
|Other names||The Fighting Pride Of South Africa |
The South African Hammer
|Residence||Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, United States|
|Height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Weight||202.75 lb (91.97 kg; 14.482 st)|
|Reach||76.0 in (193 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, United States|
|Team||American Kickboxing Academy|
|Years active||2001 - Present|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
- 1 Mixed martial arts career
- 2 Personal life
- 3 Achievements and Titles
- 4 Mixed martial arts record
- 5 See also
- 6 References
- 7 External links
Mixed martial arts careerEdit
Born in Cape Town, South Africa in 1972, Prangley grew up on a small farm tending horses, sheep, and chickens with his mother, father, brother, and sister. When Trevor was only 4 years old, his father asked him if he wanted to sign-up for wrestling classes at a local club. He didn't know it then, but that was the beginning of a long career in wrestling.
Trevor wrestled throughout his youth in South Africa. He won numerous regional and provincial titles and at age 23 captured the national title. This brought him close to his goal of making the South African Olympic team, but he lost the qualifying match in overtime and had to settle for alternate status. Disappointed and dissatisfied with the level of training he was receiving, Trevor decided to go to the United States to further his Olympic dreams.
He left his family behind and headed to Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. His hope was to make the lineup and secure a scholarship at North Idaho College (NIC), a local community college. This gamble paid off. Trevor received All-American status both years at NIC. Unfortunately, during the final match of his second year while ahead on points, Trevor tore his ACL and placed runner up. Frustrated that his eligibility was gone and he had not reached his goal of becoming a national champion, Trevor considered returning home to South Africa. Those thoughts soon disappeared as he began to receive numerous scholarship offers to continue wrestling at four-year schools. He was now motivated to begin aggressive rehab.
Despite doctor's predictions that it would be nine months before being able to wrestle again, Trevor found a local Jiu-Jitsu school and began to train. Jiu-Jitsu enabled him to stay in shape and still have something to compete in while recovering. Just six months later, in 1998, he had his first amateur mixed martial arts fight. Even though he lost this fight to decision, he realized that mixed martial arts was the sport for him. He canceled his plans to resume college wrestling and went on a 19 fight winning streak before turning pro in 2001.
His pro-career started as a Light Heavyweight at 205 pounds. He achieved six straight wins before fighting Renato Sobral, his toughest fight to date. It was losing this fight that made Trevor decided to move to middleweight 185 lbs. He decided to drop to a middleweight where he could feel more comfortable and strong. This proved to be a good decision. Trevor won his first fight at 185 pounds over Andrei Semenov of Russia and secured a fight in the UFC.
Ultimate Fighting ChampionshipEdit
He made his debut in the UFC at UFC 48, defeating Curtis Stout by submission. He is currently 2-2 in the organization, including a close decision loss to Jeremy Horn at UFC 56. Prangley then went on to lose to Chael Sonnen at Ultimate Fight Night 4.
Leaving the UFC, Prangley then fought for several organizations, including Bodog Fight, where he qualified for the USA vs. Russia card on the reality show, and defeated Andrei Seminov for a second time at the event.
He has fought several times for Strikeforce, which included competing in the Strikeforce: Four Men Enter, One Man Survives middleweight tournament. He won a decision victory over Falaniko Vitale in the first round of the tournament, but lost to Jorge Santiago in the finals.
In between his time with Strikeforce Prangley competed for the Shark Fights organization and won the Light Heavyweight Championship by defeating Marcus Sursa on 28 November 2009 at Shark Fights 7.
He later fought in the main event of the Shark Fights 13 card by defeating Keith Jardine in a non-title fight on 11 September 2010.
Super Fight LeagueEdit
King of the CageEdit
Prangley fought Tony Lopez for the vacant KOTC Light Heavyweight Championship at KOTC: Vigilante. The fight was stopped in the fourth round after Lopez landed an illegal knee to Prangley's head and Prangley could not continue even after the 5 minutes allowed to recover. The bout then went to a technical decision where the judges scored a Majority Decision victory for Prangley.
Prangley made his fourth title defense when he faced Jared Torgeson at KOTC: Double Impact on 4 October 2013. He won the fight via unanimous decision.
In his fifth title defense, Prangley faced Jared Torgeson in a rematch at KOTC: Steadfast on 14 August 2014. Prangley won via KO in the first round.
In his sixth title defense, Prangley faced Richard Blake at KOTC: Tactical Strike on 13 November 2014. He successfully defended his title, winning by submission early in the first round.
Trevor and his wife have a son.
Achievements and TitlesEdit
- NJCAA Division 1 Wrestler
- 2x All-American
- NJCAA National Runner-Up
- South African National Champion
Mixed martial artsEdit
- BodogFight Middleweight Championship (One time)
- Maximum Fighting Championship
- MFC Light Heavyweight Championship (One time)
- Shark Fights
- Shark Fights Light Heavyweight Championship (One time, current)
- Super Fight League
- Fight of the Night (One time)
- King of the Cage
- KOTC Light Heavyweight Championship (One time, current)
Mixed martial arts recordEdit
|Professional record breakdown|
|47 matches||34 wins||11 losses|
|Draw||34–11–2||Mike Hayes||Draw (split)||King of the Cage: Awakening||4 June 2015||3||5:00||Worley, Idaho, United States||Heavyweight bout|
|Win||34–11–1||Richard Blake||Submission (arm-triangle choke)||KOTC: Tactical Strike||13 November 2014||1||2:07||Worley, Idaho, United States||Defended KOTC Light Heavyweight Championship|
|Loss||33–11–1||Maxim Grishin||TKO (punches)||Fight Nights - Battle of Moscow 17||30 September 2014||2||2:56||Moscow, Russia|
|Win||33–10–1||Jared Torgeson||KO (punches)||KOTC: Steadfast||14 August 2014||1||1:07||Worley, Idaho, United States||Defended KOTC Light Heavyweight Championship|
|Win||32–10–1||Jared Torgeson||Decision (unanimous)||KOTC: Double Impact||4 October 2013||5||5:00||Worley, Idaho, United States||Defended KOTC Light Heavyweight Championship|
|Loss||31–10–1||Vyacheslav Vasilevsky||TKO (punches)||League s-70: Plotforma S -70||18 August 2013||3||2:32||Sochi, Russia|
|Win||31–9–1||Tony Lopez||Submission (armbar)||KOTC: It's Personal||13 June 2013||2||3:41||Worley, Idaho, United States||Defended KOTC Light Heavyweight Championship|
|Win||30–9–1||Dan Molina||Submission (kimura)||KOTC: Fighting Legends||13 April 2013||3||2:06||Oroville, California, United States||Defended KOTC Light Heavyweight Championship|
|Win||29–9–1||Brandon Anderson||Submission (kimura)||KOTC: Free Fall 2||22 February 2013||1||2:54||Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, United States||Defended KOTC Light Heavyweight Championship|
|Win||28–9–1||Tony Lopez||Technical Decision (majority)||KOTC: Vigilante||20 December 2012||4||1:10||Highland, California, United States||Won the vacant KOTC Light Heavyweight Championship. Illegal knee from Lopez stopped the fight.|
|Win||27–9–1||Mike Cook||TKO (doctor stoppage)||KOTC: Breaking Point||23 August 2012||1||5:00||Worley, Idaho, United States||215 lb catchweight bout.|
|Win||26–9–1||George Stork||Submission (rear-naked choke)||KOTC: Wild Card||17 May 2012||3||2:42||Worley, Idaho, United States|
|Win||25–9–1||Baga Agaev||KO (punches)||Super Fight League 3||6 May 2012||3||2:03||New Delhi, Delhi, India||Fight of The Night, 195 lb catchweight bout.|
|Loss||24–9–1||Hector Lombard||TKO (punches)||Bellator 58||19 November 2011||2||1:06||Hollywood, Florida, United States||195 lb catchweight bout.|
|Win||24–8–1||Tony King||KO (punch)||North Idaho Fight Night||17 September 2011||1||0:37||Idaho, United States|
|Loss||23–8–1||Tatsuya Mizuno||KO (knee to the body)||Dream: Japan GP Final||16 July 2011||1||4:41||Tokyo, Japan|
|Loss||23–7–1||Roger Gracie||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Cyborg||29 January 2011||1||4:19||San Jose, California, United States|
|Win||23–6–1||Keith Jardine||Decision (split)||Shark Fights 13: Jardine vs Prangley||11 September 2010||3||5:00||Amarillo, Texas, United States||Non-Title Fight. Return to Light Heavyweight|
|Loss||22–6–1||Tim Kennedy||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Strikeforce: Los Angeles||16 June 2010||1||3:35||Los Angeles, California, United States|
|Draw||22–5–1||Karl Amoussou||Technical Draw||Strikeforce Challengers: Kaufman vs. Hashi||26 February 2010||1||4:14||San Jose, California, United States||Accidental Eye Poke. Amoussou elected to have the fight stopped. Middleweight bout|
|Win||22–5||Marcus Sursa||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Shark Fights 7: Sursa vs Prangley||28 November 2009||1||4:40||Amarillo, Texas, United States||Won Shark Fights Light Heavyweight Championship|
|Win||21–5||Dennis Reed||KO (punch)||Arena Rumble: Horn vs. Guida||12 September 2009||1||0:20||Spokane, Washington, United States|
|Win||20–5||Emanuel Newton||Decision (unanimous)||MFC 21||15 May 2009||5||5:00||Enoch, Alberta, Canada||Won MFC Light Heavyweight Championship|
|Win||19–5||Isidro Gonzalez||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Professional Fighting Association: Champion vs. Champion||27 March 2009||1||3:41||Coeur D'Alene, Idaho, United States|
|Win||18–5||Anthony Ruiz||Decision (unanimous)||Strikeforce: At The Mansion II||20 September 2008||3||5:00||Los Angeles, California, United States||Light Heavyweight bout|
|Loss||17–5||Jorge Santiago||KO (knee to the body)||Strikeforce: Four Men Enter, One Man Survives||16 November 2007||1||2:31||San Jose, California, United States|
|Win||17–4||Falaniko Vitale||Decision (referee decision)||Strikeforce: Four Men Enter, One Man Survives||16 November 2007||2||2:12||San Jose, California, United States||Fight stopped by unintentional eye-poke on Vitale; fight was a draw; referee declares Prangley the winner.|
|Win||16–4||Yuki Kondo||TKO (doctor stoppage)||BodogFight: Alvarez vs Lee||14 July 2007||2||5:00||Trenton, New Jersey, United States||Won BodogFight Middleweight Championship|
|Win||15–4||Pierre Guillet||Submission (rear-naked choke)||BodogFight: Costa Rica||17 February 2007||1||1:50||Costa Rica|
|Win||14–4||Andrei Semenov||Decision (unanimous)||BodogFight: USA vs Russia||2 December 2006||3||5:00||Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada|
|Win||13–4||Anthony Ruiz||Submission (armbar)||Strikeforce: Tank vs. Buentello||7 October 2006||1||4:42||Fresno, California, United States||Light Heavyweight bout|
|Win||12–4||Kyacey Uscola||Submission (arm-triangle)||BodogFight: Costa Rica||22 August 2006||2||0:35||Costa Rica|
|Loss||11–4||Chael Sonnen||Decision (unanimous)||UFC Fight Night 4||6 April 2006||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Loss||11–3||Jeremy Horn||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 56||19 November 2005||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||11–2||Travis Lutter||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 54||20 August 2005||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||10–2||Matt Horwich||Decision (unanimous)||SportFight 9: Respect||26 March 2005||3||5:00||Gresham, Oregon, United States|
|Loss||9–2||Rico Hattingh||Submission (triangle choke)||African FC: All or Nothing||26 February 2005||3||4:40||Cape Town, South Africa|
|Win||9–1||Curtis Stout||Submission (cobra choke)||UFC 48||19 June 2004||2||1:05||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||8–1||Andrei Semenov||Decision (unanimous)||Euphoria: Russia vs USA||13 March 2004||3||5:00||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States||Middleweight bout|
|Win||7–1||Shane Schartzer||Submission (punches)||Kickdown Classic 8||17 January 2004||1||1:31||Denver, Colorado, United States|
|Loss||6–1||Renato Sobral||Decision (unanimous)||International FC: Global Domination||6 September 2003||3||5:00||Denver, Colorado, United States|
|Win||6–0||Chael Sonnen||Submission (armbar)||Xtreme Fighting Alliance 5: Redemption||25 January 2003||1||2:49||West Palm Beach, Florida, United States|
|Win||5–0||Manny Valera||TKO (punches)||Cage Fight Monterrey: Ultimate Fighting||26 October 2002||3||N/A||Monterrey, Mexico|
|Win||4–0||Brett Shafer||Decision (unanimous)||Cage Fight Monterrey: Ultimate Fighting||26 October 2002||3||5:00||Monterrey, Mexico|
|Win||3–0||Kyle Seals||Decision (unanimous)||Ultimate Athlete 3: Vengeance||10 August 2002||3||5:00||Denver, Colorado, United States|
|Win||2–0||Darcy Landcaster||KO (punches)||Gladiators Vale Tudo||10 March 2001||1||N/A||Worley, Idaho, United States|
|Win||1–0||Joe Garcia||Submission (kneebar)||Bushido 1||18 January 2001||1||N/A||Tempe, Arizona, United States|
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