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"Big Brown"

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Brendan Schaub

Brendan "Big Brown" Schaub

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  • Given Name: Brendan Peter Schaub
  • Professional MMA Record: 10-5-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: Big Brown
  • Current Streak: 2 Losses
  • Age: 31 | Date of Birth: 1983.03.18
  • Last Fight: December 06, 2014 in UFC
  • Weight Class: Heavyweight | Last Weigh-In: 244.0 lbs
  • Affiliation: Grudge Training Center
  • Height: 6'4" (194cm) | Reach: 78.5" (199cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $220,000 USD
  • Born: Aurora, Colorado, United States
  • Fighter Pages: Sherdog  |  Wikipedia  |  The UG  |  UFC.com
  • Fighting out of: Denver, Colorado
  • Personal Pages: Twitter  |  Facebook  |  Official Site
  • Head Coach: Greg Jackson
  • Other Coaches: N/A

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A football player during his collegiate days, MMA fighter Brendan Schaub spent time playing for the Arena Football League after college and served on the practice squad for the Buffalo Bills before making the transition to mixed martial arts through Nate Marquardt’s high altitude training center in Denver, Colorado. After making his professional debut in 2008, Schaub reeled off four straight knockout wins before being invited to join the cast of the tenth season of The Ultimate Fighter reality show.


The Ultimate Fighter 10

Episode 4 Schaub def. Demico Rogers by Anaconda Choke at 3:17 of Round 1

Episode 10 Schaub def. Jon Madsen by KO (Punch) at 1:39 of Round 2

Episode 11 Schaub def. Marcus Jones by TKO (Punches) at 2:11 of Round 1

The Ultimate Fighter 10 Finale Roy Nelson def. Schaub by KO (Punch) at 3:45 of Round 1


Although Schaub made it to the live finale in December of 2009, he was knocked out in the first round by IFL veteran Roy Nelson. He then rebounded with two straight first round knockouts. A powerful puncher with the size and weight to compete with the larger heavyweights in the division, Schaub has finished most of his professional opponents inside the first round. In 2010, Schaub separated himself from other prospects by defeating former top contender Gabriel Gonzaga. He went on to win his first Knockout of the Night bonus when he finished former Pride superstar Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic in the third round of their UFC 128 bout.


Coming off two consecutive knockout losses to Minotauro Nogueira and Ben Rothwell, Schaub played it safe and outwrestled heavy-handed Lavar Johnson at UFC 157, winning via unanimous decision. Schaub returned in September of 2013 to face fellow TUF cast mate, Matt Mitrione. At UFC 165, Schaub submitted Mitrione via a first round D'arce choke. 


Following some time off, Schaub was set to face former UFC heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski in his UFC return. At UFC 174, Schaub and Arlovski engaged in a relatively uneventful fight in which Schaub lost via split-decision. Some critics believe that Schaub won that fight.


Schaub was then expected to face a top-ten heavy weight in Travis Browne at UFC 181. Browne dictated the fight pass dropping Schaub and getting the TKO via ground and pound in the first round. 


Last updated 12.08.2014, 10:25 PM ET
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Record by Year and By Promotion

Pro Results Opponent Event Date
Loss | KO/TKO
4:50 Round 1 of 3

Travis Browne
10-4-0 16-2-1

UFC 181: Hendricks vs. Lawler 2
Main Card | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2014.12.06
Odds: +380 (Moderate Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $32,000 Base | Weigh-In: 244.0 lbs | Referee: Mario Yamasaki
Loss | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Andrei Arlovski
10-3-0 21-10-0

UFC 174: Johnson vs. Bagautinov
Main Card | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2014.06.14
Odds: -155 (Slight Favorite) | Weigh-In: 238.0 lbs | Referee: John McCarthy | Injuries Sustained: Left eyelid laceration, suture on right side of face
Win | Submission
4:06 Round 1 of 3

Matt Mitrione
9-3-0 6-2-0

UFC 165: Jones vs. Gustafsson
Main Card | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2013.09.21
Odds: +135 (Slight Underdog) | Weigh-In: 237.0 lbs | Referee: Dan Miragliotta
#37 Best MMA Submission of the Year 2013
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Reason: Mitrione Injury
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Lavar Johnson
8-3-0 17-6-0

UFC 157: Rousey vs. Carmouche
Preliminary Card | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2013.02.23
Odds: -130 (Slight Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $36,000 ($18K Base, $18K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 243.0 lbs | Referee: Jason Herzog
Cancelled Bout Lavar Johnson UFC on FOX 5 2012.12.08
Reason: Johnson Groin Injury
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
1:10 Round 1 of 3

Ben Rothwell
8-2-0 31-8-0

UFC 145: Jones vs. Evans
Main Card | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2012.04.21
Odds: -245 (Moderate Favorite) Upset Defeat | Disclosed Pay: $14,000 Base | Weigh-In: 237.0 lbs | Referee: Herb Dean
#25 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2012
UFC 145 Knockout of the Night
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
3:09 Round 1 of 3

Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira
8-1-0 32-6-1

UFC 134: Silva vs. Okami
Main Card | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2011.08.27
Odds: -255 (Moderate Favorite) Upset Defeat | Weigh-In: 247.0 lbs | Referee: Herb Dean
#77 Greatest Knockout of All Time
#25 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2011
UFC 134 Knockout of the Night
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
3:44 Round 3 of 3, 13:44 Total

Mirko Filipovic
7-1-0 27-8-2

UFC 128: Shogun vs Jones
Main Card | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2011.03.19
Odds: -245 (Moderate Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $70,000 KO/Night | Weigh-In: 245.0 lbs | Referee: Herb Dean
#23 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2011
UFC 128 Knockout of the Night
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Gabriel Gonzaga
6-1-0 11-5-0

UFC 121: Lesnar vs. Velasquez
Main Card | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2010.10.23
Odds: +125 (Slight Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $20,000 ($10K Base, $10K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 239.0 lbs | Referee: Jason Herzog | Walkout Music: Eminem - Square Dance
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
1:07 Round 1 of 3

Chris Tuchscherer
5-1-0 21-2-0

UFC 116: Lesnar vs Carwin
Preliminary Card | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2010.07.03
Odds: -280 (Moderate Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $20,000 ($10K Base, $10K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 238.0 lbs | Referee: Herb Dean | Walkout Music: Eminem - Square Dance
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
0:47 Round 1 of 3

Chase Gormley
4-1-0 6-1-0

UFC on Versus 1: Vera vs Jones
Preliminary Card | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2010.03.21
Odds: -233 (Moderate Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $20,000 ($10K Base, $10K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 245.0 lbs | Referee: Adam Martinez
Loss | KO/TKO | Punch
3:45 Round 1 of 3

Roy Nelson
4-0-0 13-4-0

The Ultimate Fighter 10 Finale
Main Event | Tournament Finals | 265 lbs

2009.12.05
Odds: +138 (Slight Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $8,000 Base | Weigh-In: 240.0 lbs | Referee: Herb Dean
The Ultimate Fighter 10 Finale Knockout of the Night
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Bojan Spalevic

Ring of Fire

2009.04.11
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Alex Rozman

Ring of Fire

2009.01.10
Win | KO/TKO | Injury

Johnny Curtis

Virginia Regional

2008.10.11
Win | KO/TKO | Strikes

Jay Lester

Ring of Fire

2008.06.13

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