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For the priest and theological scholar see Vernon White (theologian)

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Vernon Verdell White (born December 3, 1971) is a professional mixed martial arts fighter who has fought for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Strikeforce, King of the Cage, Pancrase, and the International Fight League (IFL). He lives in California, and belongs to the fighting team The Lion's Den. He holds wins over David Terrell, Vladimir Matyushenko, Jason Guida, Sam Hoger, and Marvin Eastman. Vernon has also fought many big names in MMA, including former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Chuck Liddell, current UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Lyoto Machida, former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Frank Shamrock, former King of Pancrase Masakatsu Funaki, former King of Pancrase Minoru Suzuki, former UFC Heavyweight Champion and King of Pancrase Bas Rutten, Pedro Rizzo, and Kazushi Sakuraba. White is also a former MMA Champion, winning the King of the Cage Middleweight Championship.

MMA careerEdit

White debuted at 23 years of age in a Pancrase event where he was defeated by fellow newcomer, Japanese submission specialist Takaku Fuke, by an armbar submission 1 minute and 19 seconds into the first round. Just a month after the disappointing loss to Fuke, White faced expert grappler Minoru Suzuki, but lost via submission. After that he went 26-30 with wins over Jason Guida, Sam Hoger, Marvin Eastman, Vladimir Matyushenko and David Terrell. He has lost to Chuck Liddell, Lyoto Machida, Pedro Rizzo,Bas Rutten, Jeremy Horn, and Mike Whitehead, and draws with Ian Freeman at UFC 43 and Takatu Fuke at Pancrase Thruth 5.

Pro WrestlingEdit

White appeared on the April 7, 1997 airing of the World Wrestling Entertainment program Raw is War, losing a worked 'shoot fight' to Ken Shamrock.[1]

Personal lifeEdit

Vernon and his wife Melissa Kline were married on April 30, 2007.[2] The couple had their first child, a son, on May 31, 2008.[3]

MMA recordEdit

26–33–2 (wins–losses–draws)
Result Record Opponent Method Event Title Date Round Time
loss 26-34-2 Canada flag Jason MacDonald Submission (Triangle Choke) W1 Bad Blood 03/20/2010 3 2:12 Canada flag Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Loss 26–33–2 United States flag Lew Polley Decision (Unanimous) WarGods 5 2009-05-30 3 5:00
Win 26–32–2 United States flag Jeremiah Constant DQ (Groin Kicks) XCC 6 – Western Threat 2008-04-05 1 4:58
Loss 25–32–2 Brazil flag Marcelo Tigre TKO (Injury) X-1- Grand Prix 2007 2007-08-04 1 3:26
Loss 25–31–2 United States flag Mike Whitehead TKO (Strikes) IFL- Las Vegas 2007-06-16 2 0:54
Win 25–30–2 United States flag Sam Hoger Submission (Rear Naked Choke) IFL- Moline 2007-04-07 2 3:25
Loss 24–30–2 United States flag Bobby Southworth Decision (Unanimous) Strikeforce: Triple Threat 2006-12-08 5 5:00
Loss 24–29–2 Canada flag Victor Valimaki Decision (Unanimous) EF 2 – The Ultimate Decision 2006-09-29 3 5:00
Loss 24–28–2 Brazil flag Lyoto Machida Decision (Unanimous) WFA – King of the Streets 2006-09-29 3 5:00
Win 24–27–2 United States flag Jason Guida TKO (Doctor Stoppage) WEC 18 – Unfinished Business 2006-01-13 1 5:00
Win 23–27–2 United States flag Alex Stiebling KO (Punch) WEC 17 – Halloween Fury 4 2005-10-14 2 0:09
Loss 22–27–2 United States flag Matt Horwich Submission (Rear Naked Choke) SF 12 – Breakout 2005-09-16 2 2:38
Win 22–26–2 United States flag Justin Burgin Decision (Unanimous) Valor Fighting – Medford Mayhem 2005-07-16 3 5:00
Win 21–26–2 Canada flag Chris Peak TKO (Punches) Valor Fighting – Home of the Brave 2005-07-02 1 1:47
Loss 20–26–2 United States flag Chuck Liddell KO (Punch) UFC 49: Unfinished Business 2004-08-21 1 4:05
Loss 20–25–2 United States flag Marvin Eastman Decision (Unanimous) KOTC 32 – Bringing Heat 2004-01-24 3 5:00
Loss 20–24–2 Sweden flag August Wallen Decision (Unanimous) FE 4 – Fighter Extreme 4 2003-09-28 3 5:00
Draw 20–23–2 England flag Ian Freeman Draw UFC 43: Meltdown 2003-06-06 3 5:00
Loss 20–23–1 United States flag Jeremy Horn Decision (Unanimous) KOTC 23 – Sin City 2003-05-16 5 5:00
Win 20–22–1 United States flag Mike Rogers Decision (Split) KOTC 16 – Double Cross 2002-08-02 3 5:00
Win 19–22–1 United States flag James Lee Submission (Heel Hook) KOTC 11 – Domination 2001-09-29 3 1:00
Win 18–22–1 United States flag Joe Priole TKO (kick) WMMAA 1 – MegaFights 2001-08-10 2 0:51
Win 17–22–1 United States flag Marvin Eastman Decision (Majority) KOTC 8 – Bombs Away 2001-04-29 3 5:00
Win 16–22–1 United States flag David Dodd KO KOTC 6 – Road Warriors 2000-11-29 2 3:43
Win 15–22–1 Brazil flag Marcos da Silva Submission (anaconda choke) IFC- Battleground 2 2000-09-30 1 3:29
Loss 14–22–1 Brazil flag Allan Goes Decision PRIDE 9 – New Blood 2000-06-04 2 10:00
Win 14–21–1 United States flag Todd Medina KO (Punch) KOTC 3 – Knockout Nightmare 2000-04-15 1 0:09
Win 13–21–1 Belarus flag Vladimir Matyushenko Decision IFC – Montreal Cage Combat 1999-10-09 1 25:00
Win 12–21–1 United States flag David Terrell Decision (Unanimous) IFC WC 4 – Warriors Challenge 4 1999-08-07 3 5:00
Loss 11–21–1 Japan flag Kazushi Sakuraba Submission (Armbar) PRIDE 2 – PRIDE 2 1998-03-15 3 6:53
Win 11–20–1 United States flag Brian Gassaway Submission (Ankle Lock) WPC – World Pankration Championships 1 1997-10-26 1 4:52
Loss 10–20–1 Belarus flag Vladimir Matyushenko Submission (Neck Crank) IFC 5 – Battle in the Bayou 1997-09-05 1 5:44
Loss 10–19–1 Brazil flag Mario Sperry Decision Caged Combat 1 – Australian Ultimate Fighting 1997-03-22 3 5:00
Loss 10–18–1 Brazil flag Pedro Rizzo KO (Kick) WVC 2 – World Vale Tudo Championship 2 1996-11-10 1 6:30
Win 10–17–1 Iouri Oulianitski KO (Kick) WVC 2 – World Vale Tudo Championship 2 1996-11-10 1 1:21
Win 9–17–1 Netherlands flag Cees Bezems Submission (Heel Hook) WVC 2 – World Vale Tudo Championship 2 1996-11-10 1 2:10
Loss 8–17–1 Japan flag Osami Shibuya Decision (Lost Points) Pancrase – Truth 7 1996-10-08 1 20:00
Win 8–16–1 Japan flag Yoshiki Takahashi KO (Kick) Pancrase – 1996 Anniversary Show 1996-09-07 1 19:43
Win 7–16–1 Japan flag Minoru Suzuki Decision (Majority) Pancrase – 1996 Neo-Blood Tournament, Round 2 1996-07-23 1 15:00
Loss 6–16–1 Japan flag Masakatsu Funaki Submission Pancrase – Truth 6 1996-06-25 1 2:34
Draw 6–15–1 Japan flag Takaku Fuke Draw Pancrase – Truth 5 1996-05-16 1 10:00
Loss 6–15 Japan flag Ryushi Yanagisawa Submission Pancrase – Truth 3 1996-04-07 1 12:47
Win 6–14 Japan flag Yoshiki Takahashi Decision (Lost Points) Pancrase – Truth 3 1996-04-07 1 10:00
Loss 5–14 United States flag Frank Shamrock Submission (Achilles Hold) Pancrase – Eyes Of Beast 7 1995-12-14 1 5:23
Loss 5–13 Japan flag Katsuomi Inagaki Decision (Majority) Pancrase – Eyes Of Beast 6 1995-11-04 1 10:00
Loss 5–12 United States flag Gregory Smit Decision (1–0) Pancrase – 1995 Neo-Blood Tournament, Round 1 1995-07-22 1 10:00
Loss 5–11 Japan flag Manabu Yamada Submission Pancrase – Eyes Of Beast 5 1995-06-13 1 10:26
Win 5–10 United States flag Larry Papadopoulos Submission Pancrase – Eyes Of Beast 3 1995-04-08 1 9:54
Loss 4–10 Japan flag Takafumi Ito Submission Pancrase – Eyes Of Beast 2 1995-03-10 1 7:26
Loss 4–9 Japan flag Masakatsu Funaki Submission Pancrase – King of Pancrase Tournament, Round 1 1994-12-16 1 5:37
Win 4–8 Netherlands flag Leon Dijk Submission Pancrase – King of Pancrase Tournament, Round 1 1994-12-16 1 3:45
Loss 3–8 United States flag Todd Bjornethun Decision (Lost Points) Pancrase – Road To The Championship 5 1994-10-15 1 15:00
Win 3–7 United States flag Richard Saar KO Pancrase – Road To The Championship 4 1994-09-01 1 3:25
Win 2–7 Japan flag Katsuomi Inagaki Submission Pancrase – Road To The Championship 3 1994-07-26 1 4:15
Loss 1–7 Netherlands flag Remco Pardoel TKO (Lost Points) Pancrase – Road To The Championship 2 1994-07-06 1 14:24
Loss 1–6 Netherlands flag Bas Rutten Submission Pancrase – Pancrash! 3 1994-04-21 1 1:16
Loss 1–5 Japan flag Masakatsu Funaki KO Pancrase – Pancrash! 2 1994-03-12 1 1:13
Loss 1–4 Netherlands flag Andre Van Den Oetelaar Submission Pancrase – Pancrash! 1 1994-01-19 1 6:22
Loss 1–3 Japan flag Ryushi Yanagisawa TKO (Lost Points) Pancrase – Yes, We are Hybrid Wrestlers 4 1993-12-08 1 8:55
Win 1–2 Japan flag Katsuomi Inagaki TKO (Doctor) Pancrase – Yes, We are Hybrid Wrestlers 3 1993-11-08 1 22:04
Loss 0–2 Japan flag Minoru Suzuki Submission Pancrase – Yes, We are Hybrid Wrestlers 2 1993-10-14 1 12:23
Loss 0–1 Japan flag Takaku Fuke Submission (Armbar) Pancrase – Yes, We are Hybrid Wrestlers 1 1993-09-21 1 1:19

Notes and referencesEdit

External links Edit

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