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David Michael Terrell (born January 9, 1978) is an American mixed martial artist from Santa Rosa, California. A black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Cesar Gracie[1], no one has scored a point against Terrell in a grappling match (though he is not undefeated in the sport).[2] He has fought as a middleweight in the Ultimate Fighting Championship before being released from his contract.

In his UFC debut, he scored a stunning knockout victory over top middleweight Matt Lindland. The victory instantly thrust Terrell into title contention, as his next fight was against Evan Tanner for the vacant UFC Middleweight Championship title in February 2005. Despite locking Tanner in a tight guillotine choke, Terrell lost the hold and eventually lost the match by technical knockout in the first round.

Plagued by recurring injuries, Terrell's next fight did not come until UFC 59 in April 2006, where Terrell submitted his opponent, Scott Smith, with a rear naked choke in the first round. Controversy surrounds the victory, though, as questionable officiating by referee Marco Lopez led Smith to file a complaint to the California State Athletic Commission. [3] At UFC 62 he was supposed to fight Yushin Okami but withdrew the bout due to a sinus infection. The fight with Okami was then rescheduled to UFC 66, but Terrell again pulled out of the fight citing an elbow injury suffered during training. [4]

Despite an early report which claimed that Terrell was planning to move to light heavyweight, [5] Terrell was scheduled to fight Ed Herman in a middleweight contest at UFC 78 in November 2007. [6] However, he was dropped from the card due to injury. Canadian Joe Doerksen took his place against Ed Herman.

MMA recordEdit

6–2–0 (wins–losses–draws)
Result Opponent Method Event Title Date Round Time
Win United States flag Scott Smith Submission (Rear Naked Choke) UFC 59: Reality Check 2006-04-15 1 3:08
Loss United States flag Evan Tanner TKO (Strikes) UFC 51: Super Saturday 2005-02-05 1 4:35 vacant UFC Middleweight Championship
Win United States flag Matt Lindland KO (Punches) UFC 49: Unfinished Business 2004-08-21 1 0:24
Win Japan flag Osami Shibuya Submission (Choke) Pancrase – Brave 3 2004-03-29 1 3:04
Win Japan flag Yuki Sasaki KO (Punch) Pancrase – Hybrid 11 2003-12-21 2 0:15
Win Brazil flag Marcos da Silva Submission (Exhaustion) IFC WC 11 – Warriors Challenge 11 2001-01-13 1 7:02
Win United States flag Joey Villasenor Submission (Armbar) IFC WC 9 – Warriors Challenge 9 2000-07-18 1 2:24
Loss United States flag Vernon White Decision (Unanimous) IFC WC 4 – Warriors Challenge 4 1999-08-07 3 5:00

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