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David Michael Kaplan (born November 16, 1979 in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas) is a American professional mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter. He was a cast member of SpikeTV's The Ultimate Fighter: Team Nogueira vs. Team Mir.

BiographyEdit

David Kaplan was a wrestler at Woodbridge High School and at Old Dominion University. During high school he was an all-state wrestler. Kaplan graduated from college with a degree in international studies and went to work as a recruiter for the Central Intelligence Agency. He resigned from that job to become a professional mixed martial artist.[1]

Mixed martial artsEdit

As a competitor on The Ultimate Fighter: Team Nogueira vs. Team Mir, he defeated Fernando Bernstein with a rear naked choke in the first round to guarantee himself a spot on the show. Kaplan was selected by Frank Mir to be on Team Mir. He lost a fight against Phillipe Nover by rear naked choke in the first round, eliminating him from the tournament.

Kaplan lost his UFC debut against former Ultimate Fighter cast mate Junie Browning at the TUF 8 Finale. At UFC 98, Kaplan lost to George Roop via split decision. After the loss, Kaplan was cut from the promotion.Template:Citation needed

Other appearancesEdit

David Kaplan was a contestant on the Singing Bee, winning the show.

Mixed martial arts recordEdit

Result Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Lossx 2-3 United States flag KaplanGeorge Roop Decision (Split) UFC 98: Evans vs Machida 02009-
May
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Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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May 23, 2009
3 5:00 Las Vegas, United States
Loss 2-2 United States flag KaplanJunie Browning Submission (Armbar) The Ultimate Fighter 8 Finale 02008-
December
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10  
  11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20  
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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December 13, 2008
2 2:18 Las Vegas, United States Fight of the Night Award
Lossx 2-1 Brazil flag KaplanCristiano Marcello Submission (Triangle Choke) Fury FC 2: Final Combat 02006-
November
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  11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20  
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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November 30, 2006
2 2:37 Sao Paulo, Brazil
Winx 2-0 United States flag KaplanRich Swawola TKO SF 3: Beatdown 02006-
April
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  11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20  
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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April 22, 2006
1 2:42 New Jersey, United States
Winx 1-0 United States flag KaplanSteve Headden TKO BP: Pride and Glory 02005-
September
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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September 17, 2005
2 N/A Georgia, United States

ReferencesEdit

  1. David Kaplan. Spike TV. Retrieved on November 19, 2009.

External linksEdit

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