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Dean Amasinger (born March 9, 1984) is an English professional mixed martial artist, who goes by the nickname "Renegade". He was a cast member of SpikeTV's The Ultimate Fighter: United States vs. United Kingdom, and reached the first round.[1]

BiographyEdit

Amasinger was a promising rugby player, but his career was cut short by injury.[2]He then began studying at Nottingham University, where he earned a degree in biochemistry.[3] There, he met Dan Hardy and Paul Daley, two leading British mixed martial artists, and joined Team Rough House. He made his professional debut against Wayne Murrie on December 9, 2006 at Cage Warriors - Enter The Rough House in Nottingham, and was knocked out early in the second round. The following year, he returned to the octagon, fighting David Faulkner at Enter The Rough House 5 on December 8, 2007. This time he won after his opponent was disqualified for an illegal heel hook.

After a disappointing first two fights, he won all three of his fights in 2008 and then tried out for The Ultimate Fighter: United States vs. United Kingdom in October of the same year. He made it on to the show and faced off against Alex Reid at the Wolfslair MMA Academy in the preliminary round. He eventually won by decision after three rounds. After this, he joined Team United Kingdom which was coached by Michael Bisping. He made it through to the welterweight division quarter-finals, where he was submitted by DaMarques Johnson in the first round.

His first fight after the Ultimate Fighter, against Scott Jansen, took place at Ultimate Challenge UK - Dynamite on on October 24, 2009 in London. Amasinger won the fight by submission in the first round. He then faced Maciej Gorski later that year (on December 11) at Konfrontacja Sztuk Walki 12 in Warsaw, Poland, which he again won by submission. On February 6, 2010, Amasinger fought for the Ultimate Challenge Welterweight Championship, against Alberto Mina, eventually losing due to strikes in the third round.

Mixed martial arts recordEdit

Result Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 6-2 Brazil flag Alberto Mina TKO (Strikes) Ultimate Challenge UK: Ressurection 02010-02-066 February 2010 3 2:17 England flag London, England For the Ultimate Challenge WW Championship
Win 6-1 Poland flag GorskiMaciej Gorski Submission (Guillotine Choke) Konfrontacja Sztuk Walki 12 02009-12-1111 December 2009 1 3:00 Poland flag Warsaw, Poland
Win 5-1 England flag JansenScott Jansen Submission (Arm-Triangle Choke) Ultimate Challenge UK:Dynamite 02009-10-2424 October 2009 1 0:44 England flag London, England
Win 4-1 England flag RickmanStuart Rickman TKO (Punches) FX3 - Fight Night 8 02008-06-2222 June 2008 1 4:05 England flag Reading, England
Win 3-1 United Kingdom flag MuldoonJason Muldoon Submission (Kimura) CWFC - Enter The Rough House 6 02008-04-1919 April 2008 1 4:19 England flag Nottingham, England
Win 2-1 England flag MathersGary Mathers Submission (Punches) FX3 - Fight Night 7 02008-03-1515 March 2008 1 4:00 England flag Reading, England
Win 1-1 England flag FaulknerDavid Faulkner DQ (Illegal Heel Hook) CWFC - Enter The Rough House 5 02007-12-088 December 2007 1 3:07 England flag Nottingham, England
Loss 0-1 England flag MurrieWayne Murrie TKO (Punches) CWFC - Enter The Rough House 02006-12-099 December 2006 2 0:11 England flag Nottingham, England

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ReferencesEdit

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