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Kevin Randleman Biography, Wiki, Height, Weight, Wife, Disease, Record, Career

Kevin Randleman Biography: Kevin Christopher Randleman was a former UFC Heavyweight Champion, MMA fighter, and professional wrestler from the United States.

Kevin Randleman Biography

Kevin Randleman Biography: Kevin Randleman was Born on August 10, 1971, in Sandusky, Ohio, United States, He grew up without enough money and was frequently involved in street fights. Randleman attended Sandusky High School, where he played all four years of football, ran track, qualified for the state finals, and wrestled, with a 122-11 record, including a state title in 1989. Randleman later fought for Ohio State University. During his first redshirt year, he won 42 games. He won the Big Ten Tournament, earning All-American honors and dominating the NCAA tournament until he fell in the final against Mark Reiland of Iowa. Randleman was undefeated in his second year, winning the NCAA tournament.

Kevin Randleman Biography

Kevin Randleman Wiki

NameKevin Randleman
Date Of BirthAugust 10, 1971
Birth PlaceSandusky, Ohio, United States
Height5ft 10inch
Zodiac SignLeo
ProfessionMixed Martial Artist
Net Worth$5 million
Car CollectionN/A

Kevin Randleman Personal Life

Kevin and Barbara married on August 28, 2000. They divorced on May 26, 2005, after many difficulties. On April 25, 2009, Kevin married his longtime girlfriend and publicist, Elizabeth Broglia. Calvin, Jasmine, Madolyn, and Santino were his four children.

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What is Kevin Randleman’s Net Worth?

According to Wikipedia, Forbes, & Business Insider, Kevin Randleman’s net worth is $5 million.

Kevin Randleman Biography

Kevin Randleman Career

When Mark Coleman, one of Randleman’s coaches at Ohio State, offered him a place in the Universal Vale Tudo Fighting 4 in Brazil in 1996, Randleman entered mixed martial arts. Randleman accepted Coleman’s invitation to join Team Hammer House and did so.

On October 22, 1996, at UVF 4, Randleman made his debut against Luiz Carlos Maciel, stopping him in five minutes with punches. He advanced to the next round to face Canadian fighter Geza Kalman, who was 40 pounds heavier and defeated him in only two minutes. Randleman made it to the finals, where he met Dan Severn’s trainee Dan Bobish.

The latter dominated the first few minutes of the fight from the clinch, attempting neck cranks and delivering several punches, but Randleman escaped with accuracy. The two then exchanged heavy punches, with Bobish having the advantage, but Randleman obtained a takedown and mounted him, scoring a few strikes from this position to win the tournament.

Kevin Randleman UFC Career

At UFC 19, UFC 20, UFC 23, UFC 26, UFC 28, UFC 31, & UFC 35, Randleman competed in the heavyweight and light heavyweight divisions. After defeating Maurice Smith at UFC 19 to become a top contender, he fought Bas Rutten for the UFC Heavyweight Championship at UFC 20, which Randy Couture had vacated.

Rutten defeated Randleman via decision; despite Randleman’s positional edge with takedowns, it was decided that Rutten was the more participating fighter with strikes. Before the second overtime duration, Mark Coleman directed Randleman to “smear the blood” from the wound he had created above Rutten’s nose into his eye so his opponent could not see. This defeat was so controversial that the official judging criteria for how bouts are scored and tallied changed. On November 19, 1999, Randleman achieved his goal of becoming UFC Heavyweight Champion by defeating Pete Williams at UFC 23 for the title vacated by Rutten’s retirement.

Kevin Randleman Professional Wrestling Career

In 2002, Randleman debuted in professional wrestling as part of All Japan Pro Wrestling’s Wrestle-1 initiative, which involved mixed martial artists and kickboxers in wrestling matches. Randleman fought Hiroshi Hase and Satoshi Kojima in a losing effort with Mark Coleman. They defeated the masked tag team of Jan the Giant Convict and Singh the Giant Convict at the following Wrestle-1 event.

Randleman challenged WWE professional wrestler Kofi Kingston on the St. Louis FOX Sports MMA program Absolute Wrestling Radio in February 2009!

Kevin Randleman Cause of Death

On February 11, 2016, while traveling for business, Randleman passed away due to complications from pneumonia.

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