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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
  • Gym/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

Professional Results Opponent Event Date
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
0:25 Round 1 of 3
Muhammed Lawal
M-1 Global : Breakthrough
Main Card | Heavyweight
2009.08.28
Loss | Submission | Choke Jeff Monson
VFC 1 - Vengeance Fighting Championship 1 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 - Pit Fighting 1 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
#72 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 - World Vale Tudo Championship 3
Main Card | Heavyweight
1997.01.19
Win | KO/TKO | Strikes Paul Varelans
WVC 3 - World Vale Tudo Championship 3
Main Card | Heavyweight
1997.01.19

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