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Tom Erikson is an American wrestling coach and mixed martial arts fighter. Erikson is an assistant wrestling coach at Purdue University, where he has been coaching since 1997. He has also had fights in K-1 under K-1 kickboxing rules. His K-1 record is currently one win and three losses.

Erikson background is in amateur wrestling. Wrestling for Triton College Erickson was a two-time NJCAA Collegiate Champion in 1984 and 1985. He was also a two-time NCAA Division I Collegiate wrestling All-American, in 1986 and 1987, while competing for Oklahoma State University. Erickson also finished fourth at the FILA World Championships in 1997 as a freestyle wrestler.

He holds a victory over boxer Matt Skelton under mixed martial arts rules. Erikson won the fight, which took place at PRIDE 17, by submission. After the event Pride FC amended their rules so that the type of choke he used, which involved grabbing Skelton's throat with his hand in what was termed a "front strangle choke", would no longer be allowed. In 2004 he faced former WBO heavyweight boxing champion Shannon Briggs under K-1 Kickboxing rules and was knocked out in the first round. Erikson's most notable victory in MMA came in June 1997 when he knocked out future UFC Heavyweight Champion Kevin Randleman.

BiographyEdit

CareerEdit

Holds a 3-2-0 record in PRIDE, and a total career record of 9-4-1.

KickboxingEdit

Template:Start box |- | 06-06-2004 | style="background: #ddffdd; color: black; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center; " class="table-yes2" |Win |1-3 | South Africa flag Jan Nortje | K-1 World Grand Prix 2004 in Nagoya | KO | 1 | 0:55 |- |- | 27-03-2004 | style="background: #ffdddd; color: black; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center; " class="table-no2" |Loss |0-3 | United States flag Shannon Briggs | K-1 World Grand Prix 2004 in Saitama | KO (Right Punch) | 1 | 1:02 |- |- | 06-04-2003 | style="background: #ffdddd; color: black; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center; " class="table-no2" |Loss |0-2 | Japan flag Hiromi Amada | K-1 BEAST 2003 | KO (Punch) | 4 | 1:14 |- |- | 22-09-2002 | style="background: #ffdddd; color: black; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center; " class="table-no2" |Loss |0-1 | South Africa flag Mike Bernardo | K-1 Andy Spirits JAPAN GP 2002 Final | KO | 1 | 2:30 |- Template:End box

MMAEdit

Template:Start box |- | 1/8/2008 | style="background: #ffdddd; color: black; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center; " class="table-no2" |Loss |9-4-1 | Romania flag Alexandru Lungu | Strike FC 2 - Mamaia | KO (Punches) | 1 | 1:21 |- |- | 3/5/2006 | style="background: #ffdddd; color: black; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center; " class="table-no2" |Loss |9-3-1 | Brazil flag Antonio Silva | K-1 - Hero's 5 | TKO (Punches) | 1 | 2:49 |- |- | 22/2/2005 | style="background: #ffdddd; color: black; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center; " class="table-no2" |Loss |9-2-1 | Brazil flag Fabricio Werdum | Pride 29-Fists Of Fire | Submission (Rear Naked Choke) | 1 | 5:11 |- |- | 24/2/2002 | style="background: #ddffdd; color: black; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center; " class="table-yes2" |Win |9-1-1 | United States flag Tim Catalfo | Pride 19-Bad Blood | Submission (Rear Naked Choke) | 1 | 2:35 |- |- | 3/11/2001 | style="background: #ddffdd; color: black; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center; " class="table-yes2" |Win |8-1-1 | England flag Matt Skelton | Pride 17-Championship Chaos | Submission (Strangle Choke) | 1 | 1:51 |- |- | 31/10/2000 | style="background: #ffdddd; color: black; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center; " class="table-no2" |Loss |7-1-1 | United States flag Heath Herring | Pride 11-Battle of the Rising Sun | Submission (Rear Naked Choke) | 1 | 6:17 |- |- | 21/11/1999 | style="background: #ddffdd; color: black; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center; " class="table-yes2" |Win |7-0-1 | Trinidad and Tobago flag Gary Goodridge | Pride 8 | Decision (Unanimous) | 2 | 10:00 |- |- | 29/11/1997 | style="background: #ddffdd; color: black; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center; " class="table-yes2" |Win |6-0-1 | Netherlands flag Ed de Kruijf | VTJ 1997 - Vale Tudo Japan 1997 | TKO (Punches) | 1 | 0:37 |- |- | 15/6/1997 | style="background: #ddffdd; color: black; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center; " class="table-yes2" |Win |5-0-1 | United States flag Kevin Randleman | Brazil Open - '97 | KO (Punch) | 1 | 1:11 |- |- | 15/6/1997 | style="background: #ddffdd; color: black; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center; " class="table-yes2" |Win |4-0-1 | Brazil flag Pantera Negra | Brazil Open - '97 | TKO (Punches) | 1 | 2:21 |- |- | 14/2/1997 | style="background: #ddffdd; color: black; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center; " class="table-yes2" |Win |3-0-1 | United States flag Davin Wright | WFF - World Fighting Federation | TKO (corner Stoppage) | 1 | 0:44 |- |- | 22/11/1996 | style="background: #c5d2ea"|Draw |2-0-1 | Brazil flag Murilo Bustamante | MARS - Martial Arts Reality Superfighting | Draw | 1 | 40:00 |- |- | 22/11/1996 | style="background: #ddffdd; color: black; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center; " class="table-yes2" |Win |2-0 | Netherlands flag Willie Peeters | MARS - Martial Arts Reality Superfighting | Submission (Neck Crank) | 1 | 0:31 |- |- | 22/11/1996 | style="background: #ddffdd; color: black; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center; " class="table-yes2" |Win |1-0 | Russia flag Aleksander Khramstovskly | MARS - Martial Arts Reality Superfighting | Submission (Neck Crank) | 1 | 0:31 |- Template:End box

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit

ja:トム・エリクソン

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