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"The Smashing Machine"

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Mark Kerr

"The Smashing Machine" Mark Kerr

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  • Name: Mark Kerr
  • Professional MMA Record: 15-11-0, 1 NC (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: The Smashing Machine
  • Current Streak: 5 Losses
  • Age: 45 | Date of Birth: 1968.12.21
  • Last Fight: August 28, 2009 in M-1
  • Weight Class: Heavyweight | Last Weigh-In: 244.0 lbs
  • Affiliation: Team Kerr
  • Height: 6'3" (191cm) | Reach: N/A
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $0 USD
  • Born: United States
  • Fighter Pages: Sherdog  |  Wikipedia  |  The UG
  • Fighting out of: Phoenix, Arizona
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Known variously as “The Smashing Machine,” “The Titan” and “The Specimen,” Mark Kerr has known the highest and the lowest that professional mixed martial arts competition has to offer. In his peak years from 1997 through 2000, Kerr was an unstoppable fighting colossus, utilizing an Atlas-like physique, freakish strength and a decorated amateur wrestling pedigree to become an unbeaten UFC and Pride champion. Kerr’s early style was distinctive in his ability to combine a straightforward takedown and ground-and-pound wrestler’s attack with a proclivity for submissions that was, and remains, rare in a heavyweight.


Kerr’s renown stemmed not only from his extraordinary physical attributes but from his articulate and thoughtful manner, qualities not always displayed in combatants from MMA’s rough-and-tumble early years. However, as demonstrated in the well-known HBO documentary “The Smashing Machine” which bears his nickname, the introduction of losses into Kerr’s fight record in 2000 coincided with a precipitous personal decline into purported steroid usage, painkiller abuse and weight gain that effectively ended his career among MMA’s upper echelons. Kerr still fights from time to time today, but is largely remembered as a tragic and cautionary figure who soared to MMA stardom on his physical gifts, only to lose it all to his personal demons.

Last updated 09.26.2012, 11:05 PM ET
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Mark Kerr MMA Fight Record

Record by Year and By Promotion

Pro Results Opponent Event Date
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
0:25 Round 1 of 3

Muhammed Lawal

M-1 Global
Main Card | Heavyweight

2009.08.28
Loss | Submission | Choke

Jeff Monson

North Carolina Regional

2008.09.27
Loss | KO/TKO

Ralph Kelly

Xp3

2008.07.26
Loss | Submission | Choke

Tracy Willis

C3 Fights

2008.06.07
Loss | Submission | Leglock

Oleg Taktarov

YAMMA

2008.04.11
Win | Submission | Armlock

Chuck Huus

C3 Fights

2008.03.29
Win | Submission | Armlock

Steve Gavin

WCO

2007.11.07
Loss | Submission | Punches

Mostapha Al Turk

Cage Rage

2007.02.10
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
2:40 Round 1 of 3

Mike Whitehead

IFL 5: World Championship Semifinals
Main Event | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2006.11.02
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
0:40 Round 1 of 3

Yoshihisa Yamamoto

Pride 27: Inferno
Main Card | Heavyweight

2004.02.01
Loss | KO/TKO | Knees
4:56 Round 2 of 3, 14:56 Total

Heath Herring

Pride 15: Raging Rumble
Main Card | Heavyweight

2001.07.29
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 20:00 Total

Igor Vovchanchyn

Pride 12: Cold Fury
Main Card | Heavyweight

2000.12.09
Win | Submission | Head
2:06 Round 1 of 3

Igor Borisov
Ref: Yuji Shimada

Pride 10: Return of the Warriors
Main Card | Heavyweight

2000.08.27
Weigh-In: 244.0 lbs
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
1 Round

Kazuyuki Fujita

Pride Grand Prix 2000 Finals
Main Card | Tournament Quarterfinal

2000.05.01
#68 Biggest Upset of All Time
Win | Decision | Unanimous
1 Round

Enson Inoue

Pride Grand Prix 2000 Opening Round
Main Card | Tournament Round of 16

2000.01.30
No Contest
4:36 Round 2 of 3, 14:36 Total

Igor Vovchanchyn
Ref: Yuji Shimada

Pride 7
Main Event | Heavyweight

1999.09.12
Weigh-In: 255.0 lbs
Win | Submission | Shoulder
3:04 Round 1 of 3

Nobuhiko Takada
Ref: Yuji Shimada

Pride 6
Main Event | Heavyweight

1999.07.04
Weigh-In: 255.0 lbs
Win | KO/TKO | Retired
2:32 Round 3 of 3, 17:32 Total

Hugo Duarte

Pride 4
Main Card | Heavyweight

1998.10.11
Weigh-In: 255.0 lbs
Win | Submission | Shoulder
2:13 Round 1 of 3

Pedro Otavio

Pride 3
Main Card | Heavyweight

1998.06.24
Win | Disqualificaton
2:14 Round 1 of 3

Branko Cikatic

Pride 2
Main Card | Heavyweight

1998.03.15
Win | KO/TKO | Knee
0:17 Round 1 of 1

Greg Stott
Ref: John McCarthy

UFC 15: Collision Course
Main Card | Tournament Semifinal

1997.10.17
Weigh-In: 253.0 lbs
Win | Submission | Choke
0:53 Round 1 of 1

Dwayne Cason
Ref: John McCarthy

UFC 15: Collision Course
Main Card | Tournament Finals

1997.10.17
Weigh-In: 253.0 lbs
Win | Submission | Head
1:38 Round 1 of 2

Dan Bobish
Ref: John McCarthy

UFC 14: Showdown
Co-Main Event | Tournament Finals

1997.07.27
Weigh-In: 225.0 lbs
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
2:22 Round 1 of 2

Moti Horenstein
Ref: John McCarthy

UFC 14: Showdown
Main Card | Tournament Semifinal

1997.07.27
Weigh-In: 225.0 lbs
Win | Disqualificaton

Mestre Hulk

WVC 3

1997.01.19
Win | Decision | Unanimous
1 Round

Fabio Gurgel

WVC 3
Main Card | Heavyweight

1997.01.19
Win | KO/TKO | Strikes

Paul Varelans

WVC 3
Main Card | Heavyweight

1997.01.19

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