Eric
Schafer
14-7-2( W-L-D )

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 9 fights.
Record: 14-7-2
Summary: Submissions

Fighter Info

Nickname: Ravishing Red
From: Fond du Lac, Wisconsin USA
Age: 36
Height: 6' 3" ( 190 cm )
Weight: 185 lb ( 84 kg )

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
409
34% Successful
141
Types of Successful Strikes
0
141
43% Standing
18%
39% Ground
61
25
55
Striking Defense
57
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
25
36% Successful
9
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
9
16
3
Takedown Defense
50
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay
Loss
Jorge Rivera Jan 20, 2012
6 0 0 0 R2 KO/TKO
Eric Schafer 6 2 0 3
Loss
Aaron Simpson Oct 8, 2011
58 0 0 0 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Eric Schafer 14 0 0 0
Loss
Eric Schafer Mar 21, 2010
27 2 1 1 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Jason Brilz 70 3 1 6
Loss
Ryan Bader Oct 24, 2009
52 3 0 1 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Eric Schafer 25 0 1 0
Win
Eric Schafer Jan 17, 2009
22 0 0 3 R1 KO/TKO
Antonio Mendes 3 0 0 0
Win
Eric Schafer Sep 17, 2008
24 1 2 2 R1 Submission
Houston Alexander 12 0 0 0
Loss
Stephan Bonnar Oct 20, 2007
30 0 0 1 R2 KO/TKO
Eric Schafer 13 1 1 1
Loss
Michael Bisping Dec 30, 2006
19 0 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
Eric Schafer 3 3 2 3
Win
Eric Schafer Aug 26, 2006
7 0 2 3 R1 Submission
Rob MacDonald 2 0 0 0

Biography

Training: I train twice a day. Sessions range from Wrestling, BJJ, Crossfit, Boxing, Kickboxing, and MMA sparring. Usually we do some technique to start, then sparring, and I finish every practice with some type of burnout exercise to push my conditioning.

When and why did you start training for fighting? After high school in 1996, I started Jiu-Jitsu and Muay Thai after watching the old UFCs on video.  My first favorite fighter was Marco Ruas because he was good at every aspect of the game, so I wanted to be like him.

What ranks and titles have you held? I am a black belt in BJJ under Henry Matamoros and Pedro Sauer. I am the XFO Light heavyweight champion. I have also won lots of BJJ and submission wrestling championships over the years.

Do you have any heroes?
Wisconsin Senator Russ Feingold, because (like his politics or not) he stands up for his views and refuses to follow party politics. Oh... and Chuck F'in Norris of course.

What is your favorite technique?
Flying armbar - the greatest combination of technique and athleticism.

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? 
It means everything... The UFC is the premier MMA show in the USA. Every fighter wants to fight in the UFC, just like every football player wants to play in the NFL.  Plus, chicks tell me being an Ultimate Fighter sounds a lot hotter than Pride Fighter.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn?
I have my BS in Biology/Chemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. I graduated Magna Cum Laude and was the biology department’s graduate of the year. Instead of using my intelligence and going to medical school, I decided to venture in a different area of employment...getting hit in the face for a living.  Mom is so darn proud.

What was your job before you started fighting?
Laboratory Technologist that screens biological samples for infectious diseases. 
 

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