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Other names  Danger Zone
Role  Mixed Martial Artist
Wins by knockout  1
Name  Mitch Clarke
Martial art  Mixed martial arts
Reach  73.0 in (185 cm)
Career start  2007
Nationality  Canadian
Height  1.78 m

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Born  November 24, 1985 (age 30) Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada (1985-11-24)
Residence  Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Weight  155 lb (70 kg; 11 st 1 lb)
Division  Lightweight (155 lb) Welterweight (170 lb)
Similar People  Robbie Lawler, Tyron Woodley, Lyoto Machida, Benson Henderson, Johny Hendricks
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Mitch Clarke (born November 24, 1985) is a retired Canadian mixed martial artist. He fought as a Lightweight for the Ultimate Fighting Championship, and is the head coach at Complete Fitness & Martial Arts, St. Albert, Canada.

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UFC 215: Mitch Clarke Announces his Retirement


Background

Clarke was born and raised in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. He competed in wrestling at Walter Murray Collegiate Institute.

Early career

Clarke made his professional MMA debut in May 2007. He fought exclusively in Canada and amassed a record of 9–0 before signing with the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Ultimate Fighting Championship

Clarke made his UFC debut at UFC 140 in Toronto, Ontario against promotional newcomer John Cholish. He lost the fight via TKO (punches) at 4:36 of the second round resulting in the first loss of his professional career.

Clarke faced Anton Kuivanen on July 21, 2012 at UFC 149. He lost the fight via split decision.

Clarke faced John Maguire on June 15, 2013 at UFC 161. He won the fight via unanimous decision.

Clarke faced Al Iaquinta at UFC 173, in his first match outside of Canada. After being dominated in the first round, Clarke won the fight via submission due to a D'Arce choke from the bottom in the second round. The win earned Clarke his first Performance of the Night bonus award.

Clarke faced Michael Chiesa on April 4, 2015 at UFC Fight Night 63. He lost the fight by unanimous decision.

Clarke next faced Joseph Duffy on July 7, 2016 at UFC Fight Night 90. He lost the fight via submission in the opening minute of the first round.

Clarke faced Alex White on September 9, 2017 at UFC 215. He lost the fight via TKO at 4:36 of the second round and subsequently announced his retirement from mixed martial arts. He voiced his appreciation to Edmonton fans at the after fight octagon interview with Joe Rogan and delivered his his emotional and humble retirement speech:

Personal life

Clarke was born and raised in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and is the first Saskatchewan born fighter in the UFC. He wrestled at Walter Murray Collegiate. He currently resides in Edmonton Alberta, and trains at Complete Fitness and Martial Arts in St Albert. He has won the Welterweight title with the EFC out of Lloydminster and also won the Lightweight title for the TFC. He also trains in Arizona at the MMA Lab with John Crouch and Benson Henderson. Clarke is the son of Rick Clarke & Elise Brust and stepson of Vickie Clarke. After UFC 173, Clarke told reporters his favourite Super NES video game is Turtles in Time.

Mixed martial arts

  • Evolution Fighting Championships
  • EFC Lightweight Championship (One time)
  • The Fight Club
  • TFC Lightweight Championship (One time)
  • Ultimate Fighting Championship
  • Performance of the Night (One time)
  • References

    Mitch Clarke Wikipedia


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