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David Abbott

David "Tank" Abbott

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  • Given Name: David Lee Abbott
  • MMA Record: 10-15-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: Tank
  • Current Streak: 1 Loss
  • Age: 52 | Date of Birth: 1965.07.16
  • Last Fight: April 13, 2013 in KOTC
  • Weight Class: Heavyweight | Last Weigh-In: 263.0 lbs
  • Affiliation: N/A
  • Height: 6'0" (183cm) | Reach: N/A
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $126,000 USD
  • Born: Huntington Beach, California
  • Fighter Pages: Sherdog  |  Wikipedia  |  The UG
  • Fighting out of: Huntington Beach, California
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David Abbott MMA Fight Record

Record by Year and By Promotion

Pro Results Opponent Event Date
Loss | KO/TKO
2:06 Round 2 of 5, 7:06 Total

Us Ruben Villareal
10-14-0 21-25-3

Us KOTC: Fighting Legends
Main Event | Title Match | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2013.04.13
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Us Mike Bourke

Us California Regional

2009.02.13
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
0:43 Round 1 of 3

Bs Kimbo Slice
9-13-0 1-0-0

Us EliteXC: Street Certified
Main Event | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2008.02.16
Odds: +386 (Moderate Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $126,000 Base | Weigh-In: 263.0 lbs (119.3 kgs) | Referee: Troy Waugh
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches

Gary Turner
9-12-0 0-0-0

Gb Cage Rage
Main Card | Heavyweight

2007.04.21
Loss | KO/TKO | Punch
0:43 Round 1 of 3

Us Paul Buentello
9-11-0 22-9-0

Us Strikeforce: Tank vs. Buentello
Main Event | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2006.10.07
Weigh-In: 251.0 lbs (113.9 kgs)
Loss | Submission | Choke
7:40 Round 1 of 3

Jp Hidehiko Yoshida
9-10-0 4-3-1

Jp Pride Final Conflict 2005
Main Card | Heavyweight

2005.08.28
Odds: +500 (Heavy Underdog) | Weigh-In: 250.0 lbs (113.4 kgs) | Referee: Yuji Shimada
Win | KO/TKO | Punch

Us Wesley Correira
8-10-0 14-7-0

Us Rumble on the Rock
Main Card | Heavyweight

2005.05.07
Loss | KO/TKO | Injury
2:14 Round 1 of 3

Us Wesley Correira
8-9-0 12-4-0

Us UFC 45: Revolution
Main Card | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2003.11.21
Weigh-In: 253.0 lbs (114.8 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
Loss | Submission | Choke
1:59 Round 1 of 3

Us Kimo Leopoldo
8-8-0 8-3-1

Us UFC 43: Meltdown
Main Card | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2003.06.06
Odds: +110 (Near Even) | Weigh-In: 251.0 lbs (113.9 kgs) | Referee: Larry Landless
Loss | Submission | Leglock
0:46 Round 1 of 3

Us Frank Mir
8-7-0 4-1-0

Us UFC 41: Onslaught
Main Card | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2003.02.28
Odds: -145 (Slight Favorite) | Weigh-In: 248.0 lbs (112.5 kgs) | Referee: Larry Landless
Loss | KO/TKO | Punch
8:07 Round 1 of 1

Br Pedro Rizzo
8-6-0 5-0-0

Br UFC 17.5: Ultimate Brazil
Main Card | Heavyweight

1998.10.16
Weigh-In: 268.0 lbs (121.6 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
Win | KO/TKO | Strikes
0:43 Round 1 of 1

Br Hugo Duarte
7-6-0 5-0-0

Us UFC 17: Redemption
Main Card | Heavyweight

1998.05.15
Weigh-In: 250.0 lbs (113.4 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
Win | Decision
1 Round

Jp Yoji Anjo
6-6-0 0-1-0

Jp UFC 15.5: Ultimate Japan
Main Card | Tournament Semifinal

1997.12.21
Weigh-In: 275.0 lbs (124.7 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
Loss | Submission | Strikes
8:08 Round 1 of 1

Us Maurice Smith
6-5-0 6-7-0

Us UFC 15: Collision Course
Main Event | Title Challenge | Heavyweight

1997.10.17
Weigh-In: 277.0 lbs (125.6 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
0:52 Round 1 of 1

Br Vitor Belfort
6-4-0 3-0-0

Us UFC 13: Ultimate Force
Main Event | Heavyweight

1997.05.30
Weigh-In: 270.0 lbs (122.5 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
Win | Submission | Strikes
2:51 Round 1 of 1

Us Cal Worsham
4-3-0 1-1-0

Us UFC 11.5: Ultimate Ultimate 1996
Main Card | Tournament Quarterfinal

1996.12.07
Weigh-In: 273.0 lbs (123.8 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
Loss | Submission | Choke
1:22 Round 1 of 1

Us Don Frye
4-3-0 7-1-0

Us UFC 11.5: Ultimate Ultimate 1996
Main Event | Tournament Finals

1996.12.07
Weigh-In: 273.0 lbs (123.8 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
Win | KO/TKO | Punch
1:03 Round 1 of 1

Us Steve Nelmark
4-3-0 1-0-0

Us UFC 11.5: Ultimate Ultimate 1996
Main Card | Tournament Semifinal

1996.12.07
Weigh-In: 273.0 lbs (123.8 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
#67 Greatest Knockout of All Time
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
1 Round

Us Scott Ferrozzo
3-2-0 1-1-0

Us UFC 11: The Proving Ground
Main Event | Tournament Semifinal

1996.09.20
Weigh-In: 298.0 lbs (135.2 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
Win | Submission | Head
2:06 Round 1 of 1

Us Sam Adkins
3-2-0 2-1-0

Us UFC 11: The Proving Ground
Main Card | Tournament Quarterfinal

1996.09.20
Weigh-In: 298.0 lbs (135.2 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
1 Round

Us Dan Severn
2-1-0 5-2-0

Us UFC 7.5: Ultimate Ultimate 1995
Main Card | Tournament Semifinal

1995.12.16
Referee: John McCarthy
Win | Submission | Head
1:14 Round 1 of 1

Us Steve Jennum
2-1-0 2-0-0

Us UFC 7.5: Ultimate Ultimate 1995
Main Card | Tournament Quarterfinal

1995.12.16
Referee: John McCarthy
Win | KO/TKO | Strikes
1:53 Round 1 of 1

Us Paul Varelans
0-0-0 0-0-0

Us UFC 6: Clash of the Titans
Main Card | Tournament Semifinal

1995.07.14
Weigh-In: 280.0 lbs (127.0 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
Loss | Submission | Choke
17:45 Round 1 of 1

Ru Oleg Taktarov
0-0-0 4-1-0

Us UFC 6: Clash of the Titans
Main Event | Tournament Finals

1995.07.14
Weigh-In: 280.0 lbs (127.0 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
Win | KO/TKO | Punch
0:20 Round 1 of 1

Us John Matua
0-0-0 0-0-0

Us UFC 6: Clash of the Titans
Main Card | Tournament Quarterfinal

1995.07.14
Weigh-In: 280.0 lbs (127.0 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
#72 Greatest Knockout of All Time

David Abbott Wiki Update Wiki

Legendary pit brawler David “Tank” Abbott was in many respects the poster boy for MMA’s wild, unregulated early years. Describing his style as “street fighting” (most would say accurately), the colorful Abbott made his professional debut at UFC 6 in July 1995 and, with a highlight-worthy 18-second KO win, quickly became one of the promotion’s biggest stars. Abbott sported the appearance and demeanor of a west-coast biker and claimed to prepare for his bouts with a combination of power lifting (video on YouTube shows Abbott bench-pressing 600 pounds), heavy bag work, and drinking.

 

Abbott was the first person to get suspended by the UFC for fighting outside of the event.  At UFC 8 in Puerto Rico, he got into a fight with some BJJ fighters while he was watching the event.Tank was not allowed to return to action until UFC 10.


Despite bearing virtually no resemblance to the disciplined and well-rounded modern day MMA fighter, Abbott is nevertheless responsible for some of the sport’s most stunning knockouts. A man of obvious and extraordinary power, a punch landed by “Tank” Abbott could – and often would – leave opponents stiffened up in unconciousness while Abbott jeered at or otherwise ridiculed them. Though he never demonstrated great proficiency in submission grappling, Abbott possessed more than just a heavy right hand. He is a former wrestler with excellent balance and base, and like future star Roy “Big Country” Nelson, Abbott carried his extra weight well, using his prominent belly to help stifle and control his opponents. Though the frequency of losses later in his career leaves David Abbott’s continuing viability in the sport in doubt, he is part of its permanent tapestry and it is safe to say there will not be another MMA fighter quite like him.

Last updated 04.10.2015, 4:33 PM ET
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