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Eric Esch

Eric "Butterbean" Esch

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  • Name: Eric Esch
  • MMA Record: 15-10-1 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: Butterbean
  • Current Streak: 2 Losses
  • Age: 48 | Date of Birth: 1968.08.03
  • Last Fight: October 21, 2011 in PFC
  • Weight Class: Super Heavyweight | Last Weigh-In: 356.2 lbs
  • Affiliation: N/A
  • Height: 5'11" (181cm) | Reach: 72.0" (183cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $30,000 USD
  • Born: United States
  • Fighter Pages: Sherdog  |  Wikipedia  |  The UG
  • Fighting out of: Jasper, Alabama
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Eric Esch MMA Fight Record

Record by Year and By Promotion

Pro Results Opponent Event Date
Loss | Submission | Punches

Ca Sandy Bowman

Ca Prestige FC

Loss | Submission | Choke
2:56 Round 3 of 3, 12:56 Total

Ca Eric Barrak
15-8-1 0-0-0

Ca Instinct MMA 1
Main Card | Super Heavyweight

Weigh-In: 356.2 lbs (161.6 kgs) | Referee: Phillipe Chartier
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Ca Dean Storey

Ca Elite1 MMA

Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Us Deon West

Us Legends of Fighting Championship

Loss | Submission | Punches
1:16 Round 1 of 2

Pl Mariusz Pudzianowski
13-7-1 2-1-0

Pl KSW 14: Dzień Sądu
Main Event | Open Weight | 485 lbs

Weigh-In: 440.9 lbs (200.0 kgs) | Referee: Tomasz Bronder
Loss | Submission | Punches

Jeffrey Kugel

Us Michigan Regional

Win | Submission | Choke

Chris Cruit

Us Alabama Regional

Win | Submission | Head

Us Tom Howard

Us Texas Regional

Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Jefferson Hook

Us Indiana Regional

Loss | Submission | Strikes
3:17 Round 1 of 3

Us Patrick Smith
10-5-1 16-13-0

Us YAMMA Pit Fighting 1
Co-Main Event

Loss | Submission | Strikes

Ca Nick Penner

Ca Alberta Regional

Loss | KO/TKO | Punches

Ge Tengiz Tedoradze

Gb Cage Rage

Win | Submission | Armlock
2:35 Round 1 of 3

Br Zuluzinho
9-3-1 5-2-0

Jp Pride 34: Kamikaze
Main Card | Super Heavyweight

Weigh-In: 408.0 lbs (185.1 kgs) | Referee: Moritaka Oshiro
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Gb James Thompson

Gb Cage Rage

Win | KO/TKO | Punch

Charles Hodges

Us Palace Fighting Championship

Loss | Submission | Punches

Gb Rob Broughton

Gb Cage Rage

Cancelled Bout Mark Hunt Pride 32 2006.10.21
Reason: Ruled Uncompetitive By NSAC
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
0:29 Round 1 of 3

Us Sean O'Haire
6-2-1 2-1-0

Us Pride 32: The Real Deal
Main Card | Super Heavyweight

Disclosed Pay: $30,000 Base | Weigh-In: 398.0 lbs (180.5 kgs) | Referee: Steve Mazzagatti
Loss | Submission | Armlock
4:25 Round 1 of 2

Jp Ikuhisa Minowa
6-1-1 34-24-8

Jp Pride Bushido 12: Bushido Survival 2nd Round
Main Card | Super Heavyweight

Referee: Yuji Shimada
Win | Submission | Choke

Rich Weeks

Us FightFest

Win | Submission | Punches

Us Matt Eckerle

Us FightFest

Win | Submission | Choke

Aaron Aguilera

Us Rumble on the Rock

Win | Submission | Choke

Leo Sylvest

Us FightFest

Win | KO/TKO | Injury

Us Wesley Correira

Us Rumble on the Rock

Win | Submission

Walley Keenboom

Us FightFest


Us Michael Buchkovich

Us King of the Cage

Loss | Submission | Leglock

Jp Genki Sudo

Jp K-1


Eric Esch Wiki Update Wiki

Eric Esch gained his “Butterbean” nickname when he was forced to go on a diet of chicken and butterbeans in order to cut down to 400 lbs. to make weight for a boxing match. Although Esch never put together any serious wins as a professional boxer, he gained widespread popularity for his stellar record in local Toughman boxing contests. In addition to his boxing career, Esch was a professional kickboxer and MMA fighter, defeating the likes of Wesley Correira and James Thompson during his run, although he was never a major title contender.

Following his retirement from active competition in 2010, Esch entered the world of MMA fight promotion, co-promoting the inaugural Moosin: God of Martial Arts event in Worcester, Massachusetts along with Corey Fischer and Korean group Moosin. Butterbean is also known to casual fans for his department store boxing fight with Johnny Knoxville during Jackass: The Movie, during which he easily defeated the MTV superstar.

Last updated 09.26.2012, 11:05 PM ET
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On Sat., Nov. 12, Tsongas Center in Lowell, Mass. will host the second ever mixed martial... (5 years ago)
A new name in the mixed martial arts (MMA) game, Instinct MMA, will feature some old fa... (5 years ago)

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