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Elvis Sinosic Bio

Elvis Sinosic (born 13 February 1971 in Canberra, Australia) is a retired Australian professional mixed martial artist. While he is perhaps best known for his seven-fight stint in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), he has also competed in the Cage Rage Championships, K-1, and Pancrase. He has fought all over the world including Tokyo, London, Montreal, and Las Vegas. He fought for the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship at UFC 32.

Contents

  • 1 Biography
  • 2 Mixed martial arts career
    • 2.1 UFC career
    • 2.2 Post UFC
  • 3 Other media
  • 4 Championships and accomplishments
  • 5 Mixed martial arts record
  • 6 Sinosic Perosh Martial Arts Academy
  • 7 References
  • 8 External links

Biography

Sinosic was born in Canberra, Australia to Croatian immigrant parents, and now resides in Sydney, Australia. He currently runs Sinosic Perosh Martial Arts SPMA with business and training partner Anthony Perosh. Having trained in various arts for over 20 years which takes back to his early twenties, the "King of Rock N Rumble" has been exposed to a myriad of art forms including: Freestyle Wrestling, Tae Kwon Do, boxing, Jeet kune do, Filipino martial arts, Silat, Muay Thai, Capoeira, Kickboxing, Judo, JB Will Shootfighting, Pankration, Jujutsu and Machado BJJ.

The "King of Rock N Rumble" has been competing on a national level since 1995 and has competed in such prestigious events as the Abu Dhabi World Submission Championships, the Ultimate Fighting Championship and the K-1 Grand Prix as their highlighted superfight as well as Pancrase, RINGS, Warriors Realm, Fighter Extreme, Universal Combat Challenge (UCC) (now called TKO Major League MMA (TKO)), Cage Rage, Australian Vale Tudo Open and Caged Combat.

Mixed martial arts career

Sinosic is a pioneer of Australian Mixed martial arts (MMA). He fought on the first ever Australian MMA show - Caged Combat. He won the first ever Australia MMA Title - Australian Vale Tudo Heavyweight Champion. He was the first Australian to fight for a World Title (Universal Combat Challenge 1 vs Dave Beneteau). He was the first Australian to fight in an MMA match in K-1 (K-1 World Grand Prix 2000 vs Frank Shamrock). He was the first Australian to fight in the UFC (UFC 30 vs Jeremy Horn). He was the first and only Australian to fight for a UFC World Championship (UFC 32 vs. Tito Ortiz) (Mark Hunt is the second closest only fighting for an interim UFC Championship) . Sinosic was the first Australian to commentate on a UFC PPV (UFC 33). Sinosic is also a pioneer in the grappling scene being the first Australian to compete in the ADCC World Submission Wrestling Championships when he competed in the inaugural event in 1998.

UFC career

Sinosic is a UFC veteran holding a record of 1 win and 6 losses within the UFC, contributing to the 8 wins—12 losses—2 draws in his mixed martial arts career. He debuted in 1997 defeating Matt Rocca in Australia. In the year 2000, after an unexpected performance against Frank Shamrock, he made his UFC debut defeating Jeremy Horn by armbar at UFC 30. Sinosic was then offered a match with Tito Ortiz, the then UFC Light Heavyweight Champion at UFC 32 but was defeated in the first round via Technical knockout(TKO).

He has since fought several times in the UFC, with matches against Evan Tanner, Renato Sobral, Forrest Griffin, and Alessio Sakara at UFC 57. Since then he has defeated Shamoji Fuiji and Mark Epstein both by armbar.

Sinosic's last fight in the UFC was a loss to Michael Bisping due to TKO (strikes) at UFC 70. On 21 April 2007, Bisping scored a TKO win over Sinosic at UFC 70 in Manchester, England. Sinosic came out fighting, and Bisping eagerly obliged, firing back before throwing the Australian to the canvas. Bisping then launched into a vicious ground and pound attack, opening up a cut on Sinosic's forehead. In the second round Bisping was knocked down from a knee. Then Sinosic almost secured a kimura. Before Bisping reversed and pounded away until referee Steve Mazzagatti stopped the bout at 1:40 of the second round.

Sinosic was scheduled to return to the octagon in 2010 for a rematch against Chris Haseman at UFC 110, the first UFC event to be held in Australia. However, just days before the fight, Sinosic was forced to withdraw with a shoulder injury.

Post UFC

Sinosic's last fight was a KO loss to Paul Cahoon at Cage Rage 24 on 1 December 2007.

Other media

Sinosic's fight with Forrest Griffin appeared in the 2007 film Next starring Nicolas Cage and Jessica Biel. Elvis has trained notable social activist and former N.S.W Greens candidate Michael Bray; who has spent time pursuing reform in wealth distribution and marriage equality. Elvis appears on UFC Fight Week in Australia as an Analyst. The show occasionally holds a segment known as "MMA 101" in which Elvis shows a short visual demonstration on a particular technique.

Sinosic claimed to be the first person to perform a Gogoplata in MMA competition, although his opponent did not submit.

According to The Daily Telegraph Sinosic is set to co-anchor a UFC Tonight style show for Fox Sports on Australian pay television network Foxtel called UFC Fight Week that premiered on Thursday, 16 April 2015

Championships and accomplishments

  • Ultimate Fighting Championship
    • Fight of the Night (One time) vs. Michael Bisping

Mixed martial arts record

Sinosic Perosh Martial Arts Academy

Sinosic runs Sinosic Perosh Martial Arts (SPMA), with his business and training partner Anthony Perosh, a martial arts school located in Sydney, Australia teaching Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Muay Thai, kickboxing, mixed martial arts, wrestling and yoga.

External links

  • Official website
  • Professional MMA record for Elvis Sinosic from Sherdog Edit this at Wikidata

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