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Other names  The Slim Shady of MMA
Height  6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Name  Nick Rossborough
Nationality  American
Reach  79.0 in (201 cm)
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Born  November 18, 1981 (age 34) United States (1981-11-18)
Weight  265 lb (120 kg; 18.9 st)
Division  Heavyweight Light Heavyweight
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Nick Rossborough (born November 18, 1981) is an American mixed martial artist currently competing in Bellator's heavyweight division. A professional competitor since 2004, Rossborough has previously competed for Strikeforce, King of the Cage and KSW.

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Early career and The Ultimate Fighter

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Rossborough made his professional debut in 2004. Prior to making his Strikeforce debut, he compiled a 20–14 record, fighting for various promotions. He also appeared on The Ultimate Fighter: Team Rampage vs. Team Forrest as a middleweight. He lost in the entry round to Jesse Taylor via submission due to a rear-naked choke in the first round.

Strikeforce

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On September 23, 2011, Rossborough made his Strikeforce debut when he faced Lorenz Larkin in the main event at Strikeforce Challengers: Larkin vs. Rossborough, filling in for an injured Virgil Zwicker. He lost the fight via unanimous decision.

King of the Cage

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Rossborough challenged Tony Lopez for his KOTC heavyweight championship on October 25, 2012 at KOTC: Gun Show. He lost the fight via split decision.

Rossborough faced Tony Lopez in a rematch for his KOTC heavyweight championship at KOTC: Devastation on April 11, 2013. He won the fight via unanimous decision to become the KOTC heavyweight champion.

In his first defense, Rossborough faced Cody East on June 22, 2013 at KOTC: East vs. West. He lost the fight via unanimous decision.

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Rossborough was expected to face Karol Bedorf at KSW 26: Materla vs. Silva III on March 22, 2014. However, Bedorf pulled out of the fight due to injury. Rossborough instead faced Marcin Rozalski. He lost the fight via TKO due to punches in the second round.

Bellator MMA

Rossborough made his Bellator debut against former professional boxer Raphael Butler on May 9, 2014 at Bellator 119. The fight ended in a majority draw. Butler was docked one point due to an illegal headbutt in the first round as Rossborough had his back.

In his second fight for the promotion, Rossborough faced Bellator 2013 summer series heavyweight tournament finalist Ryan Martinez at Bellator 126 on September 26, 2014. The fight was stopped between rounds one and two after Martinez tore his left bicep, resulting in a TKO win for Rossborough.

Mixed martial arts

  • King of the Cage
  • KOTC heavyweight championship (one time)
  • Sugar Creek Showdown
  • SCS light heavyweight championship (one time)
  • References

    Nick Rossborough Wikipedia


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