Evan Loyd Tanner was an American professional mixed martial arts fighter, writer, traveler and adventurer. He was a former UFC Middleweight Champion and the first American to win the Pancrase Neo-Blood tournament in Tokyo, Japan. Tanner won the UFC Middleweight Championship at UFC 51, stopping David Terrell with strikes in the first round. He is considered a pioneer in the sport of MMA and one of the first fighters to use elbows as an effective striking method in the ground and pound position. Tanner is considered to be somewhat of an anomaly in MMA as he began his professional career with a large degree of success despite primarily learning the sport via instructional videotape. He was also one of the first MMA fighters to use social media as a platform to connect with fans.
|Born:||February 11, 1971, Amarillo, Texas, US|
|Died:||September 5, 2008, Palo Verde, California, US|
|Division:||Middleweight, Light Heavyweight, Heavyweight|
|Team:||Hard Knocks Kickboxing, Team Quest, Chute Boxe USA, American Top Team, USA Stars|
|IMDb:||Evan Tanner’s IMDb|
About Evan Tanner
Popular fighter who won a UFC middleweight championship in 2005 and previously was a Unified Shoot Wrestling Federation heavyweight champion.
He was a state wrestling champion at Caprock High School in Texas.
He died of heat exposure on a solo trip into the desert.
He was born and raised in Amarillo, Texas.
He defeated Phil Baroni twice, once by decision and once by TKO.
Information related to Evan Tanner
- http://spike.com/profile/Evan_Tanner Official site
- https://www.myspace.com/evan_tanner MySpace
- http://www.amarillo.com/stories/091708/obi_obit5.shtml Obituary
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