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Show 35 W/ Kevin "The Monster" Randleman

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This week we are live from SINCITY and to roll out the red carpet for our arrival to the MMA Mecca we figured why not bring on a heavy hitter. This week we have a pioneer in the sport in Kevin Randleman. Kevin was a Monster on the mat from an early age wrestling at Sandusky High School posting an overall wrestling record of 122-11, and winning state in 1989. Kevin also played football for 4 years for the Blue Steaks and ran in the state track finals his senior year in 1989. While attending Ohio State from 1989-199, he became a 3 Time NCAA All American (1991-1994, a 3 Time NCAA Finalist, a 2 Time NCAA National Champion, and a 3 Time Big Ten Champion. He also did one of the hardest challenges in sports and went undefeated his whole senior season in 1994. Kevin was inducted into The Ohio State Hall Of Fame Sept. 11, 2004. Kevin got his fighting career started with a bang 14 years ago at Universal Vale Tudo Fighting 4 with 3 wins that night to win the event. Kevin has fought for the UFC at Heavy Weight and Light Heavy Weight. Kevin fought names like Randy Couture, Bas Rutten, Maurice Smith, Pedro Rizzo, Chuck Liddell, and Renato "Babalu" Sobral. Kevin was the UFC Heavy Weight Champ from 1999-2000. Kevin then went on to Japan to fight in Pride with fights against Rampage Jackson, Cro Cop, Murilo "Ninja" Rua, Mauricio Rua, and Fedor. Kevin then went on to fight for World Victory Road and recently signed to Strikeforce and made his debut in June of 2009. Randleman is currently living and training out of Las Vegas, NV. We will talk to him about his past fights, from his days fighting Vale Tudo, to his days as the UF champ, and even the fight he spiked Fedor on his head. We will ask Kevin what he has planned for the future, how his fighting has helped him be a coach and trainer, and his upcoming fight that he is 6 weeks out from. Tune in and don't miss this as we talk to a pioneer of the sport of MMA.