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Paul Varelans

Paul "The Polar Bear" Varelans
  • Name: Paul Varelans
  • MMA Record: 9-9-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: The Polar Bear
  • Current Streak: 2 Wins
  • Age: 48 | Date of Birth: 1969.09.17
  • Last Fight: February 08, 1998 in RINGS
  • Weight Class: | Last Weigh-In: 340.0 lbs
  • Affiliation: N/A
  • Height: 6'8" (204cm) | Reach: N/A
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $0 USD
  • Born: United States
  • Fighter Pages: Sherdog  |  Wikipedia  |  The UG
  • Fighting out of: Sunnyvale, California
  • Personal Pages:

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Paul Varelans MMA Fight Record

Record by Year and By Promotion

Pro Results Opponent Event Date
Win | KO/TKO | Punch

Dick Vrij

Nl Fighting Network RINGS

1998.02.08
Win | Submission | Punches

Br Waldir dos Anjos

Br Brazil Regional

1998.02.03
Loss | KO/TKO | Injury

Nick Nutter

Br Brazil Regional

1998.02.03
Loss | KO/TKO | Strikes

Br Carlos Barreto

Br Brazil Regional

1997.06.15
Win | Submission | Choke

Scott Taylor

Us Extreme Challenge

1997.05.10
Loss | Decision

Jp Ryushi Yanagisawa

Jp Pancrase

1997.04.27
Loss | KO/TKO | Strikes

Us Mark Kerr
6-5-0 0-0-0

Br Sao Paulo Regional
Main Card | Heavyweight

1997.01.19
Loss | KO/TKO | Strikes
9:08 Round 1 of 1

Us Kimo Leopoldo
6-4-0 5-2-0

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

1996.12.07
Weigh-In: 340.0 lbs (154.2 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
Win | Submission | Punches

Jp Shinji Katase

Jp Japan Regional

1996.11.17
Win | KO/TKO | Retired

Valery Nikulin

Ua International Fighting Championship

1996.03.30
Loss | KO/TKO

Ua Igor Vovchanchyn

Ua International Fighting Championship

1996.03.30
Win | Decision | Unanimous
1 Round

Br Joe Moreira
3-3-0 0-0-0

Pr UFC 8: David vs Goliath
Main Card | Tournament Quarterfinal

1996.02.16
Weigh-In: 300.0 lbs (136.1 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
Loss | Submission | Choke
1:40 Round 1 of 1

Us Dan Severn
3-2-0 5-2-0

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

1995.12.16
Referee: John McCarthy
Win | Submission | Elbows
1:07 Round 1 of 1

Us Gerry Harris
1-1-0 0-0-0

Us UFC 7: The Brawl in Buffalo
Main Card | Tournament Quarterfinal

1995.09.08
Weigh-In: 300.0 lbs (136.1 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
Win | Submission | Armlock
1:04 Round 1 of 1

Us Mark Hall
1-1-0 0-0-0

Us UFC 7: The Brawl in Buffalo
Main Card | Tournament Semifinal

1995.09.08
Weigh-In: 300.0 lbs (136.1 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
Loss | KO/TKO | Strikes
13:17 Round 1 of 1

Br Marco Ruas
1-1-0 1-0-1

Us UFC 7: The Brawl in Buffalo
Main Event | Tournament Finals

1995.09.08
Weigh-In: 300.0 lbs (136.1 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
Loss | KO/TKO | Strikes
1:53 Round 1 of 1

Us David Abbott
0-0-0 0-0-0

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

1995.07.14
Weigh-In: 300.0 lbs (136.1 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
Win | KO/TKO
1:02 Round 1 of 1

Us Cal Worsham
0-0-0 0-0-0

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

1995.07.14
Weigh-In: 300.0 lbs (136.1 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy

Paul Varelans Wiki Update Wiki

Paul Varelans is a retired professional MMA fighter known for his losses in the early years of the UFC to the likes of Tank Abbott, Marco Ruas, Dan Severn, and Kimo Leopoldo.  at 6'8" and weighing as high as 340 pounds, Varelans is among the largest men to ever compete in the Octagon.  Varelans trained in what he referred to as "trap fighting", the only UFC fighter to practice this martial art.  Although extremely large and powerful, Varelans had sub-par cardiovascular conditioning.  He retired in 1998 with a 9-9 record.

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