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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
15-10-0 4-0-0

M-1 Global
Main Card | Heavyweight

2009.08.28
Loss | Submission | Choke

Jeff Monson
15-9-0 25-8-0

North Carolina Regional

2008.09.27
Loss | KO/TKO

Ralph Kelly

Texas Regional

2008.07.26
Loss | Submission | Choke

Tracy Willis

C3 Fights

2008.06.07
Loss | Submission | Leglock

Oleg Taktarov
15-6-0 16-5-2

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
13-4-0 15-5-0

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
13-3-0 14-16-1

Pride 27: Inferno
Main Card | Heavyweight

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

Heath Herring
13-2-0 17-6-0

Pride 15: Raging Rumble
Main Card | Heavyweight

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

Igor Vovchanchyn
13-1-0 42-3-1

Pride 12: Cold Fury
Main Card | Heavyweight

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

Igor Borisov
12-1-0 1-0-0

Pride 10: Return of the Warriors
Main Card | Heavyweight

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

Kazuyuki Fujita
12-0-0 3-0-0

Pride Grand Prix 2000 Finals
Main Card | Tournament Quarterfinal

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

Enson Inoue
11-0-0 10-3-0

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
11-0-0 35-2-1

Pride 7
Main Event | Heavyweight

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

Nobuhiko Takada
10-0-0 2-2-0

Pride 6
Main Event | Heavyweight

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

Hugo Duarte
9-0-0 5-1-0

Pride 4
Main Card | Heavyweight

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

Pedro Otavio
8-0-0 14-3-0

Pride 3
Main Card | Heavyweight

1998.06.24
Win | Disqualificaton
2:14 Round 1 of 3

Branko Cikatic
7-0-0 0-0-0

Pride 2
Main Card | Heavyweight

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

Greg Stott
5-0-0 0-0-0

UFC 15: Collision Course
Main Card | Tournament Semifinal

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

Dwayne Cason
5-0-0 0-0-0

UFC 15: Collision Course
Main Card | Tournament Finals

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

Dan Bobish
3-0-0 4-2-0

UFC 14: Showdown
Co-Main Event | Tournament Finals

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

Moti Horenstein
3-0-0 0-1-0

UFC 14: Showdown
Main Card | Tournament Semifinal

1997.07.27
Weigh-In: 225.0 lbs | Referee: John McCarthy
Win | Disqualificaton

Mestre Hulk

WVC 3

1997.01.19
Win | Decision | Unanimous
1 Round

Fabio Gurgel
0-0-0 1-1-0

WVC 3
Main Card | Heavyweight

1997.01.19
Win | KO/TKO | Strikes

Paul Varelans
0-0-0 6-5-0

WVC 3
Main Card | Heavyweight

1997.01.19

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