Daniel DeWayne Severn or Dan Severn is a retired mixed martial artist with many accomplishments to his name. He retired in 2013, but he left an impressive record of 127 fights with 101 wins, 19 losses and 7 draws. Severn’s wins include 17 by knockout, 60 by submission, and 24 by decision.
Severn was born on June 8, 1958 in Coldwater, Michigan. Aside from being a fierce MMA fighter, he also flourished in his amateur and professional wrestling career. He became a 2-time world champion of the NWA World Heavyweight Championship. He was also an alternate in the United States Olympic Team and an All-American at Arizona State University.
Nicknamed “The Beast”, he has a 5th degree black belt in Judo, a 2nd degree black belt in Jiu jitsu, and a 1st Razryad International Master in Sambo. With Severn standing at 6 foot, 2 inches and weighing around 250 pounds, it came as no surprise that his built and skills allowed him to dominate the wrestling and MMA worlds.
The American fighter started his mixed martial arts career in 1994 and competed in the heavyweight division during his active years in UFC. During his professional MMA days, he fought under several promotions including World Wrestling Federation, MFC, RINGS, and Cage Rage as well as PRIDE FC and King of the Cage.
Dan Severn and Travis Fulton are the only fighters to have garnered more than 100 victories during their mixed martial arts career – and Severn has also managed to defeat Fulton in a fight. His last fight was with Alex Rozman in 2012 where he won via unanimous decision.