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Tank Abbott

1965-04-26 Huntington Beach, California, USA

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David Lee "Tank" Abbott (born April 26, 1965) is an American retired mixed martial arts fighter, professional wrestler, and author. He currently hosts his own podcast series titled "The Proving Ground with Tank Abbott." Abbott is perhaps best known for being an icon in the early stages of mixed martial arts and the UFC, but has also competed in the PRIDE Fighting Championships, Strikeforce, EliteXC, and Cage Rage. His fighting style, which he developed brawling in the bars and streets of Huntington Beach, California, was described by his future manager Dave Thomas as "Pit Fighting". Abbott was the first fighter to regularly wear what would be known as traditional MMA gloves in the UFC. He also authored a novel titled Bar Brawler.


EliteXC: Street Certified Himself 2008-02-15
Strikeforce: Tank vs Buentello Himself 2006-10-07
UFC 45: Revolution Himself 2003-11-21
UFC 41: Onslaught Himself 2003-02-28
UFC 43: Meltdown Himself 2003-06-06
UFC Ultimate Knockouts Himself 2003-08-11
WCW SuperBrawl 2000 Himself 2000-02-20
WCW Souled Out 2000 Himself 2000-01-16
WCW The Great American Bash 2000 Himself 2000-06-11
UFC Hits: Volume 1 himself 2000-07-18
UFC 17.5: Ultimate Brazil himself 1998-10-16
UFC 17: Redemption himself 1998-05-15
UFC 15: Collision Course Himself 1997-10-17
UFC 15.5: Ultimate Japan 1 Himself 1997-12-21
UFC 13: The Ultimate Force Himself 1997-05-30
UFC 10: The Tournament Self - Guest 1996-07-12
UFC 11.5 himself 1996-12-07
UFC 11: The Proving Ground Himself 1996-09-20
UFC 6: Clash Of The Titans Himself 1995-07-14
UFC 7.5: The Ultimate Ultimate Himself 1995-12-16