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Mark Daniel Coleman (December 20, 1964) is a American former mixed martial artist, former professional wrestler, former NCAA collegiate wrestler and former Olympic amateur wrestler. Known as "The Hammer", he was the UFC 10 and UFC 11 tournament champion, the first UFC Heavyweight Champion, and the Pride Fighting Championships 2000 Open Weight Grand Prix champion. At UFC 82 Coleman was inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame. At the age of retirement he was taking 150,000 USD salary per year.

Coleman is credited with proving the ability of wrestlers to dominate in the developing sport of mixed martial arts, and with being one of the first in American MMA to successfully use the strategy that came to be known as ground-and-pound, earning him the distinction as "The Godfather of Ground & Pound".

In wrestling

  • Finishing moves
  • Hurricanrana
  • Grounded headlock
  • Scoop brainbuster
  • Signature moves
  • Elbow drop
  • German suplex
  • Modified STF
  • Overhead belly to belly suplex
  • Powerbomb
  • Right-handed knockout punch
  • Scoop slam
  • Snap belly to belly suplex
  • Double Impact (Doomsday Device)
  • Nicknames
  • "The Heel"
  • "The Hammer"

Championships and accomplishments

  • Mixed martial arts
    • Ultimate Fighting Championship
    • UFC Hall of Fame
    • UFC Heavyweight Championship (1 Time, First)
    • UFC 10 Tournament Champion
    • UFC 11 Tournament Champion
    • UFC Viewer's Choice Award
  • PRIDE Fighting Championships
    • Pride 2000 Grand Prix Openweight Tournament Winner
    • Fastest win in PRIDE Fighting Championships History (0:02)
    • One of only two fighters to win Tournaments in both Pride FC and UFC
  • Wrestling Observer Newsletter
    • Fight of the Year (1997) vs. Maurice Smith on July 27
  • MMA Freak.com
    • Hall of Fame, Class of 2014
  • Amateur wrestling
    • 1986 NCAA Division I Championships: (190 lbs 4th Place)
    • 1988 NCAA Big Ten Championships: (190 lbs 1st Place)
    • 1988 NCAA Division I Championships: (190 lbs 1st Place)
    • 1990 Pan American Championships Freestyle Wrestling: (90 kg 1st Place)
    • 1991 Pan American Championships Freestyle Wrestling: (100 kg 1st Place)
    • 1991 Pan American Games Freestyle Wrestling: (100 kg 1st Place)
    • 1991 U.S.A. National Freestyle Wrestling Championships: (100 kg 1st Place)
    • 1991 FILA World Freestyle Wrestling Championships: (100 kg 2nd Place)
    • 1992 Pan American Championships Freestyle Wrestling: (100 kg 1st place)
    • 1992 Summer Olympics Freestyle Wrestling: (100 kg 7th Place)

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