Pro Record: 7-5-1 (Win-Loss-Draw)
Team: Lion's Den
Age: 50
Sex: Male
Height: 6 Feet. 2 Inch(es).
Weight: 235 lbs.
Out of: Dallas, TX
Born: Fort Worth, TX

Tra Telligman's Professional Record

Date Result Opponent Event Method Round Time
08/20/2005 Loss Tim Sylvia UFC 54: Boiling Point KO Kick 1 4:59
06/06/2003 Loss Pedro Rizzo UFC 43: Meltdown TKO/RSC Doctor Stoppage from a Cut 2 4:25
NSF 03/25/2001 Win Igor Vovchanchyn Pride 13: Collision Course Decision Unanimous Decision 3
NSF 06/04/2000 Loss Carlos Barreto Pride 9: New Blood Decision Unanimous Decision 2
NSF 05/07/1999 Loss Pedro Rizzo UFC 20: Battle for the Gold KO Punch 1 4:30
NSF 01/16/1998 Win David Rivera World Pankration Championships 2 TKO/RSC 1 0:00
NSF 12/21/1997 Win Brad Kohler UFC: Ultimate Japan 1 Submission Arm Bar 1 10:10
NSF 10/29/1997 Draw Keiichiro Yamamiya Pancrase: Alive 9 2
NSF 10/26/1997 Win Rick Mathis World Pankration Championships 1 Submission Heel Hook 1 0:58
NSF 02/07/1997 Loss Vitor Belfort UFC 12: Judgement Day Submission Verbal Submission from Strikes 1 1:18
NSF 06/28/1996 Win Brian Matapua Superbrawl 1 Submission Punches 1 2:04
NSF 06/28/1996 Win Walt Darby Superbrawl 1 Submission Punches 1 2:09
NSF 09/25/1995 Win Urajimir Hoodenkin Absolute Fighting Championship 1 KO Punches 1 1:40
: Bout results verified by an official State, Tribal, Provincial, or Municipal Commission.
NSF: Non Sanctioned Fight
* : For a variety of reasons, including weight disparity and the demands of entertainment, Exhibition Bouts are held, in which the contest is unscripted and hard fought, but the results do not count on a fighter's Official Record.
NC: Fight Declared No Contest

Fighter Bio


Tracy "Trauma" Telligman (usually known as "Tra" ('tray') Telligman) (born February 7, 1965 in Dallas, Texas) is an American mixed martial artist who has fought both in Japan and the USA. He is best known for his bouts in the UFC.

Tra Telligman's career in mixed martial arts started in 1996 and has spanned a great deal of the sport's history. His record is highlighted by wins over Brad Kohler and Igor Vovchanchyn. He trains with the Lion's Den gym, home to such other well-known MMA practitioners as Ken Shamrock and Guy Mezger. He started his professional MMA career in Russia, fighting at Absolute Fighting Championship 1 in Moscow.

Tra bears a notable distinguishing physical mark; he is missing his right pectoral muscle, leaving a deep recess in his chest. Tra was involved in a car accident as a young child and has lived with the unusual deformity ever since - not, as has been erroneously reported, after he was stomped in the chest by a Russian Sambo fighter.

Tra's first major fight was against popular Brazilian fighter Vitor Belfort at UFC 12. Tra lost due to a cut suffered during the fight, but would return to the UFC that same year to beat Brad Kohler by armbar at UFC Japan. During the next few years Tra would fight in both PRIDE and the UFC, with his most notable accomplishment being an upset win over powerful Russian striker Igor Vovchanchyn at PRIDE 13. Tra took the fight on two weeks notice, replacing teammate Ken Shamrock after Shamrock suffered a neck injury in training. Tra was considered a heavy underdog for the bout with Igor, but managed to win a decision with controlling takedowns and good boxing.

Unfortunately, Tra's career did not progress a great deal after his bout with Vovchanchyn. He only fought 2 times in the next five years, losing both of his bouts, which took place in the UFC. Tra was last seen fighting and coaching in the World Combat League.