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David Heath

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David Alan Heath (born February 10, 1976) is an American mixed martial artist who formally competed in the light heavyweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, where he made his debut at UFC 62, defeating Cory Walmsley by first-round submission. Heath extended his UFC record to 2–0 in December 2006 in a victory over Canadian Victor Valimaki at UFC Fight Night 7 in San Diego.

Heath lost to Lyoto Machida at UFC 70, and was a replacement for Machida's original opponent, Forrest Griffin, who withdrew from the bout due to a nagging staph infection.

MMA career Edit

UFC 74 controversy Edit

Heath fought Renato Sobral at UFC 74. Sobral defeated Heath by anaconda choke in the second round. Sobral continued to hold the choke for four seconds after Heath tapped out, which is illegal, and ignored the commands of referee Steve Mazzagatti, who tried to physically break the hold. Renato stated during the post-fight interview that "He (Heath) has to learn respect. He deserved that. He called me 'motherfucker'." Sobral also disregarded the boos from the over 11,000 fans, saying "The crowd didn't like it? Who cares? At least they had a reaction."[1]

MMA record Edit

14–6–0 (wins–losses–draws)
Record Result Opponent Method Event Title Date Round Time Location
14–6 Win United States flag Jason Freeman KO (Head Kick) FCF – Freestyle Cage Fighting 38 2010-01-20 1 4:18 United States flag Tulsa, Oklahoma, US
13–6 Loss United States flag Mike Nickels Submission (Rear Naked Choke) MFC 22: Payoff 2009-10-02 3 4:02 Canada flag Enoch, Alberta, Canada
13–5 Win United States flag Wayne Cole KO (Punch) FCF – Freestyle Cage Fighting 2009-08-08 2 2:42 United States flag Oklahoma, US
12–5 Win United States flag Shawn Dezee KO (Punches) FCF – Freestyle Cage Fighting 2009-06-27 1 2:47 United States flag Durant, Oklahoma, US
11–5 Loss Canada flag Travis Galbraith Decision (Split) MFC 21: Hard Knocks 2009-05-15 3 5:00 Canada flag Enoch, Alberta, Canada
11–4 Win Canada flag Roger Hollett Submission (Guillotine Choke) MFC 20: Destined for Greatness 2009-02-20 1 1:58 Canada flag Enoch, Alberta, Canada
10–4 Loss United States flag Emanuel Newton Submission (Rear Naked Choke) MFC 18: Famous 2008-09-26 2 1:19 Canada flag Enoch, Alberta, Canada
10–3 Win United States flag Shepard Owens TKO (Punches) Freestyle Cage Fighting 2008-06-14 1 1:19 United States flag Shawnee, Oklahoma, US
9–3 Loss United States flag Tim Boetsch TKO (Strikes) UFC 81: Breaking Point 2008-02-02 1 4:52 United States flag Las Vegas, Nevada, US
9–2 Loss Brazil flag Renato Sobral Submission (Anaconda Choke) UFC 74: Respect 2007-08-25 2 3:30 United States flag Las Vegas, Nevada, US
9–1 Loss Brazil flag Lyoto Machida Decision (Unanimous) UFC 70: Nations Collide 2007-04-21 3 5:00 United Kingdom flag Manchester, England, UK
9–0 Win Canada flag Victor Valimaki Decision (Split) UFC Fight Night 7 2006-12-13 3 5:00 United States flag San Diego, California, US
8–0 Win United States flag Cory Walmsley Submission (Rear Naked Choke) UFC 62: Liddell vs. Sobral 2006-08-26 1 2:32 United States flag Las Vegas, Nevada, US
7–0 Win United States flag Sean Salmon Submission FF 5: Korea vs USA 2006-07-15 1 0:50 United States flag McAllen, Texas, US
6–0 Win United States flag Rob Wince TKO (Doctor Stoppage) FCF: Clash of the Titans 2006-06-30 2 5:00 United States flag Tulsa, Oklahoma, US
5–0 Win United States flag Chase Watson Submission (Armbar) EFL: Battle at the Brady 4 2006-05-20 1 1:40 United States flag Tulsa, Oklahoma, US
4–0 Win United States flag Rudy Lindsey Submission EFL – Extreme Fighting League 2006-03-19 1 1:40 United States flag Tulsa, Oklahoma, US
3–0 Win United States flag Doug Sour TKO (Punches) KOTC: Dayton 2004-10-23 1 N/A United States flag Concho, Oklahoma, US
2–0 Win United States flag Rob Webb Decision EFL 12 – Extreme Kickboxing 12 2004-05-16 3 5:00 United States flag Dayton, Ohio, US
1–0 Win United States flag Adam Gregg TKO (Referee Stoppage) Rock and Rumble 1 2003-04-26 2 N/A United States flag Tulsa, Oklahoma, US

References Edit

  1. There should be no room for Babalu's antics - Boxing - Yahoo! Sports

External links Edit



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