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Aaron Mitchell Stark (born July 21, 1975) is an American professional mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter. He trains with Team Quest and was a member of the Portland Wolfpack, an International Fight League team coached by Matt Lindland.


High school and college yearsEdit

Wrestling since age 5, in 1993, he was the Oregon state champion during his senior year wrestling at Pendleton High School in Pendleton, Oregon, where he only wrestled for one year. He transferred from Glencoe High School in Hillsboro, Oregon, which he attended from 1990 to 1992. He then wrestled for the University of Wisconsin–Madison, majoring in Agricultural Business Management, and graduating in 1998.

In 1996, Stark was the only wrestler in the country to score offensive points against National Champion Les Gutches.[1] His highest finish during his collegiate wrestling career came during his senior (fifth) year -- third place in the 1998 Big Ten Championships held at Penn State University. His highest finish at the United States Open National Championships in freestyle wrestling was eighth place.

Personal lifeEdit

Stark is a non-active member of Mensa. He took the test (and scored 134, two points above the cutoff)[2] while still an undergraduate in Madison, Wisconsin.

On 9 September 2000, he married Tiffany Marie Tennefoss[3], owner of Tiffany Stark Fundraising LLC, a Republican concern, who has worked for Ron Saxton and Mitt Romney.[4] They lived in the hills of northwest Portland, but separated in late 2007.[5] While his divorce is still pending, Stark has now joined several dating websites looking for childless women to date casually[6], as he has publicly stated that he has no desire to ever remarry or raise children.[7]

Heir to a door and cabinet manufacturing company,[8] he is an aficionado of Cuban cigars,[9] and an oenophile[10] who plans to bottle his own Pinot noir wine in a few years. He is presently the manager of the Colene Clemens Vineyard in Newberg, Oregon, a family business named in honor of his maternal grandmother.[11]

MMA RecordEdit

10-7-0 (wins-losses-draws)
Result Opponent Method Event Title Date Round Time
Loss Finland flag Toni Valtonen TKO (Punches) Fight Festival 26 10/17/2009 2 4:03
Loss United States flag Rodney Wallace Submission (Kimura) Vendetta Fighting Championship: A Night Of Vengeance 9/5/2009 2 2:18
Win Brazil flag Angelo Araujo Decision (Unanimous) Vendetta Fighting Championship: A Night Of Vengeance 9/5/2009 3 5:00
Loss United States flag Tim Boetsch Technical Submission (Guillotine Choke) KOTC: Thunderstruck 08/15/2009 2 1:18
Win United States flag Rashad Brooks Technical Submission (Rear Naked Choke) CATC 4 - Carnage at the Creek 4 11/22/2008 1 1:56
Win Brazil flag Denis Gomes Decision (Unanimous) VFC 1 - Vengeance Fighting Championship 1 9/27/2008 3 5:00
Win United States flag Ron Fields Submission (Anaconda Choke) SF 24-Domination 9/19/2008 3 4:47
Win United States flag Lamont Lister Decision (Unanimous) IFL-Connecticut 5/16/2008 3 4:00
Win United States flag Dallas Browning Technical Submission (D'arce Choke) SF 21-Season's Beatings 12/22/2007 1 0:47
Win United States flag Jimmy Johnson Submission (Guillotine Choke) ICS-Cage Rage 10/13/2007 1 1:58
Loss Belarus flag Vladimir Matyushenko TKO (Strikes) IFL-Everett 6/1/2007 1 2:49
Loss United States flag Mike Ciesnolevicz TKO (Punch) IFL-Championship Final 12/29/2006 3 1:03
Win United States flag Alex Schoenauer Submission (Modified Guillotine) IFL-World Championship Semifinals 11/2/2006 2 2:43
Win United States flag Reese Andy TKO (Strikes) IFL-Portland 9/9/2006 3 2:00
Win United States flag Marcus Hicks Verbal Submission (Broken Tibula NFC 6-Natural Disaster 7/15/2006 1 3:23
Loss United States flag Brian Stann TKO (Elbows) SF 14-Resolution 1/6/2006 1 3:14
Loss Brazil flag Fabiano Capoani Submission (Armbar) AFC 14-Absolute Fighting Championships 14 12/10/2005 1 2:44


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