A list of Olympians in MMA

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  1. Hagelslag2

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    So, a few years ago someone already made a list of Olympians in MMA, but that list is very outdated. I would like to make a list with athletes that competed in the Olympics, the year they competed, the sport they competed in, how well they did and the (main) organization they compete(d) in. If you know anyone, post them so I can include them in the list.

    Ben Askren, wrestling, 2008, 7th, Bellator, 14-0-0
    Bartłomiej Bartnicki, wrestling, 2004/2008, 11th/12th, 2 small promotions, 2-0-0
    Nestoras Batzelas, wrestling, 2004, 13th, small promotions mainly in Greece, 1-2-0
    Eddy Bengtsson, wrestling, 2000/2004, 10th/12th, several small promotions, 6-4-0
    Arjan Bhullar, wrestling, 2012, 13th, BFL, 1-0-0
    Henry Cejudo, wrestling, 2008, gold, UFC, 7-0-0
    Mark Coleman, wrestling, 1992, 7th, UFC/PRIDE, 16-10-0
    Daniel Cormier, wrestling, 2004, 4th place, UFC, 15-1-0
    Rhadi Ferguson, judo, 2004, ?, Strikeforce Challengers, 3-0-0
    Karam Ibrahim Gaber, wrestling, 2004/2012, gold/silver, K-1, 0-1-0
    Rulon Gardner, wrestling, 2000/2004, gold/bronze, PRIDE, 1-0-0
    Matt Ghaffari, wrestling, 1996, silver, UFO. 0-1-0
    Svetlana Goundarenko, judo, 1992/1996, 7th/5th, small promotions in Japan, 6-2-0
    Rick Hawn, judo, 2004, 9th, Bellator, 19-4-0
    Todd Hays, 2-men & 4-men bobsleigh, 2002/2006, 4th&silver/7th&7th, VTJ, 1-0-0
    Dan Henderson, wrestling, 1992/1996, 10th/12th, UFC/PRIDE, 30-12-0
    Satoshi Ishii, judo, 2008, gold, IGF, 12-4-1
    Hiroshi Izumi, judo, 2004, silver, World Victory Road/Dream/Dynamite!!, 4-2-0
    Kevin Jackson, wrestling, 1992, gold, UFC, 4-2-0
    Antoine Jaoude, wrestling, 2004, 20th, IFL, 8-3-0
    Bu-Kyung Jung, judo, 2000, silver, Dream, 0-4-0
    Aleksandr Karelin, wrestling, 1988/1992/1996/2000, gold/gold/gold/silver, RINGS*, 1-0-0
    Dan Kelly, judo, 2000/2004/2008/2012, 9th/7th/20th/17th, UFC, 8-0-0
    Min-soo Kim, judo, 1996, silver, K-1/HERO'S, 3-7-0
    Cary Kolat, wrestling, 2000, 9th, SportFight, 0-1-0
    Alexey Krupnyakov, wrestling, 2004/2008, 15th/16th, ProFC, 5-0-0
    Eldar Kurtanidze, wrestling, 1996/2000, bronze/bronze, PRIDE, 0-1-0
    Matt Lindland, wrestling, 2000, silver, UFC, 22-9-0
    Hector Lombard, judo, 2000, ?, PRIDE/Bellator/UFC, 34-4-1 (1)
    Mark Overgaard Madsen, wrestling, 2008/2012, 19th/5th, EMMA, 2-0-0
    Istvan Majoros, wrestling, 2004, gold, K-1, 0-1-0
    Sara McMann, wrestling, 2004, silver, UFC, 8-1-0
    Ray Mercer, boxing, 1988, gold, Adrenaline MMA, 1-0-0
    Randi Miller, wrestling, 2008, bronze, Invicta, 1-0-0
    Kazuyuki Miyata, wrestling, 2000, 13th, K-1, 14-9-0
    Steve Mocco, wrestling, 2008, 7th, WSOF, 4-1-0
    Kenny Monday, wrestling, 1988/1992/1996, gold/silver/6th, Extreme Fighting, 1-0-0
    Katsuhiko Nagata, wrestling, 2000, silver, K-1 Hero's/Dream, 6-7-3
    Pawel Nastula, judo, 1996, gold, PRIDE, 5-6-0
    Naoya Ogawa, judo, 1992, silver, PRIDE, 7-2-0
    Yoel Romero, wrestling, 2000/2004, silver/4th, UFC, 9-1-0
    Ronda Rousey, judo, 2008, bronze, UFC, 10-0-0
    Townsend Saunders, wrestling, 1992.1996 7th/silver, UFC, 2-0-0
    Mark Schultz, wrestling, 1984, gold, UFC, 1-1-0
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    Added May Ooi to the list, who competed in swimming in '92 and made her pro debut last year.
     
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    Yoel Romero, wrestling, 2000, silver, UFC
    Karam Ibrahim Gaber, wrestling, 2004/2012, gold/silver, K-1
    Dan Kelly, judo, 2000/2004/2008/2012 (I assume, his wiki mentions 4 Olympics but the only one named is 2012), ?, UFC
    Rick Hawn, judo, 2004, 9th, Bellator
    Hector Lombard, judo, 2000, ?, PRIDE/Bellator/UFC
    Pawel Nastula, judo, 1996, gold, PRIDE
    Makoto Takimoto, judo, 2000, gold, PRIDE/Sengoku
    Istvan Majoros, wrestling, 2004, gold, K-1
     
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    Added Aussie Ivo dos Santos (3-2-0). Competed at 66kg in 2012 in judo.
     
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    Thanks! I'll keep looking because I think there probably are more that at least had a go at MMA.
     
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    Manabu Nakanishi, wrestling, 1992, 11th, NJPW 0-1-0
     
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    Pretty sure jordan radev is an olympian. also your list is missing satoshi ishii.
     
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    He's in Choke, awesome doc.
     
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    Got a few more:

    Eldar Kurtanidze, wrestling, 1996/2000, bronze, PRIDE
    Kim Min-soo, judo, 1996, silver, K-1/HERO'S
    Ray Mercer, boxing, 1988, gold, Adrenaline MMA

    Ishii of course!
     
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    "A" Level athletes.
     
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    Added Ishii. I remembered Radev being an Olympian as well, but maybe I'm looking at the wrong pages as I can't find him in the results.
     
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    He came close, but never actually made it to the Olympics.
     
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    Check Yordan Radev

    Also, Yoel was in the 04 Olympics. 4th.

    Also, in wrestling...

    Saunders, US, 7th in 92, 2nd in 96
    Vila, Cuba, 3rd in 96
    Bartnicki, Poland, 11th in 04, 12th in 08
    Bengtsson, Sweden, 10th in 00, 12th in 04

    Edit... To make it more clear

    Townsend Saunders
    Alexis Vila
    Bartlomiej Bartnicki
    Eddy Bengtsson
     
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    Thanks! Still haven't found Radev.
     
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    Hmm. I could have sworn he was in it(they always announced it during his fights and in articles. )

    The FILA Database http://www.foeldeak.com/wrestlingdatabase.php?language=en
    Is incomplete, but is complete for the Olympics.

    It only has him down for 8th and 14th in 2 qualification tournys, and not in the games.
     
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    Katsuhiko Nagata, wrestling, 2000, silver, K-1 Hero's/Dream
    Bu Kyung Jung, Judo, 2000, silver, Dream
     
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    Thought of another! Wrestling...

    Antoine Adrian Jaoude, Brazil, 20th, 2004.

    Made it to the IFL finals and got KO'd by Nelson's overhand right.
     
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    Danish fighter Mark O Madsen was apart of the 2008 Danish Olympic Wrestling team, but he didn't make it very far. He's 2-0 in mma.
     
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    Kenny Monday GOLD freestyle wrestling 1988, SILVER freestyle wrestling 1992
    Matt Ghaffari SILVER Greco-Roman wrestling 1996
     
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    2012 too. 5th then, 19th in 2008.

    If you guys want to check results, you can use my previous link, or use this...
    http://www.sports-reference.com/olympics/athletes/ma/mark-o-madsen-1.html

    Just change the name. Can be used for any Olympic sport.
     
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