Mike Van Arsdale's Professional Record

Date Result Opponent Event Method Round Time
04/29/2006 Loss Matt Lindland Raze MMA Fight Night TKO/RSC Referee Stoppage 1 1:21
NSF 03/23/2006 Loss Jorge Oliveira Professional Fighting Association: Pride & Fury 4 Submission Triangle Choke 1 4:02
02/04/2006 Loss Renato Sobral UFC 57: Liddell vs Couture 3 Submission Rear Naked Choke 1 2:21
08/20/2005 Loss Randy Couture UFC 54: Boiling Point Submission Arm Triangle Choke 3
04/16/2005 Win John Marsh UFC 52: Couture vs. Liddell 2 Decision Unanimous Decision 3
NSF 12/17/2004 Win Emanuel Newton MMA Mexico: Day 1 Submission Keylock 1 1:35
NSF 12/28/2003 Win Mario Lopez XXXtreme Impact 1 Submission Crucifix 1
11/23/2002 Win Christopher Haseman World Fighting Alliance 3: Level 3 TKO/RSC Referee Stoppage from Strikes 2 3:10
NSF 08/23/1998 Loss Wanderlei Silva International Vale Tudo Championship 6: The Challenge KO Punches and Kick 1 4:00
NSF 05/15/1998 Win Joe Pardo UFC 17: Redemption Submission Keylock 1 11:01
NSF 02/08/1998 Win Francisco Nonato International Vale Tudo Championship 4: The Battle Submission Keylock 1 5:40
NSF 02/08/1998 Win Marcelo Barbosa International Vale Tudo Championship 4: The Battle Submission Punches 1 3:44
NSF 02/08/1998 Win Dario Amorim International Vale Tudo Championship 4: The Battle Submission Injury from a Slam 1 2:41
: 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


Mike Van Arsdale, he was a state champion and national champion in high school, he went to Iowa State and won the national tournament there. Van Arsdale was encouraged to jump back into competition as he watched colleagues of equal caliber continue to excel at national and even international levels. Van Arsdale's hunch was well-founded. With a lot effort, he earned an alternate slot in both the 1996 and 2000 Olympic Games. MMA came knocking amidst it all and Van Arsdale excelled until one night in Brazil's IVC against a brutal up-and-comer named Wanderlei Silva. Joining the Army for the next few years, Van Arsdale says a turning point came at the age of 36, when his ailing father encouraged him to pursue fighting while he was still physically able.