OLYMPIC WRESTLERS IN MMA

Posted on September 22 2016

Many Olympic wrestlers have made the transition to MMA over the years. Here’s a list of the men and women who have made the transition.

Men:
Ben Askren: 2008 U.S. Olympic wrestling team for freestyle.
Henry Cejudo: Gold Medal – 2008 Beijing Olympics in freestyle wrestling.
Mark Coleman: 1992 US Olympic freestyle wrestling team member.
Daniel Cormier: 2004 and 2008 US Olympic freestyle wrestling team member.
Randy Couture: 1988, 1992, and 1996 US Olympic Greco-Roman wrestling team alternate.
Rulon Gardner: Gold Medal - Greco Roman wrestling at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, Australia. Bronze Medal - 2004 Olympics in Athens, Greece.
Darrel Gholar: 1988 US Olympic Greco-Roman wrestling team alternate.
Dan Henderson: 1992 and 1996 US Olympic Greco-Roman wrestling team member.
Kevin Jackson: Gold Medal - 1992 US Olympic in freestyle wrestling.
Matt Lindland: Silver Medal - 2000 US Olympic in Greco-Roman wrestling.
Trevor Prangley: 1996 South African Olympic freestyle wrestling team alternate
Yoel Romero – Silver Medal - 2004 Olympic in freestyle wrestling.
Townsend Saunders: Silver Medal - 1996 US Olympic in freestyle wrestling.
Mark Schultz: Gold Medal: 1984 US Olympic in freestyle wrestling.
Dan Severn: 1984 US Olympic freestyle wrestling team alternate.
1996 and 2000 US Olympic freestyle wrestling team alternate.

Women:
Sara McMann: Silver Medal - 2004 US Olympic in freestyle wrestling.
Randi Miller: Bronze Medal – 2008 Olympics Women's freestyle wrestling.

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