Erik Apple

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Martial artist

Erik Apple (born August 26, 1979) is a former American professional mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter. Apple also played the character of Pete "Mad Dog" Grimes in the 2011 film Warrior.

Career

Apple began to train with vale-tudo and MMA legend Marco Ruas at Ruas Vale Tudo team. Now Erik Apple trains at CSW training center with fighters Josh Barnett and Renato Sobral. He beat Matt Makowski at ShoXC – Elite Challenger Series and is currently signed with Strikeforce in the welterweight division. His Strikeforce debut came in a loss to Bobby Voelker. Erik Apple was announced against Seth Baczynski at Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Noons II, but was forced out of the bout due to an injury.

Apple then faced Ryan Larson at Strikeforce Challengers: Beerbohm vs. Healy, losing by triangle choke in the second round.

Mixed martial arts record

Template:MMArecordbox Template:MMA record start |- | Template:No2Loss |align=center| 10–3 | Template:Flagicon Ryan Larson | Submission (triangle choke) | Strikeforce Challengers: Beerbohm vs. Healy | Template:Dts |align=center| 2 |align=center| 3:14 |Cedar Park, Texas, United States | |- | Template:No2 Loss |align=center| 10–2 | Template:Flagicon Bobby Voelker | TKO (punches) | Strikeforce Challengers: Woodley vs. Bears | Template:Dts |align=center| 2 |align=center| 1:23 |Kansas City, Kansas, United States | |- | Template:Yes2 Win |align=center| 10–1 | Template:Flagicon Matt Makowski | Submission (rear-naked choke) | ShoXC#September 26, 2008 card | Template:Dts |align=center| 2 |align=center| 2:04 |Santa Ynez, California, United States | |- | Template:No2 Loss |align=center| 9–1 | Template:Flagicon Brock Larson | Submission (kimura) | WEC 26 | Template:Dts |align=center| 1 |align=center| 3:43 |Las Vegas, Nevada, United States | |- | Template:Yes2 Win |align=center| 9–0 | Template:Flagicon Ray Elbe | TKO (knee and punches) | TC 16: Annihilation | Template:Dts |align=center| 3 |align=center| 2:00 |San Diego, California, United States | |- | Template:Yes2 Win |align=center| 8–0 | Template:Flagicon Steve Ramirez | Submission (triangle choke) | GC 50: Top Gunz | Template:Dts |align=center| 1 |align=center| 2:37 |Porterville, California, United States | |- | Template:Yes2 Win |align=center| 7–0 | Template:Flagicon Danny Wren | Decision (unanimous) | Total Combat 12 | Template:Dts |align=center| 3 |align=center| 5:00 |Tijuana, Mexico | |- | Template:Yes2 Win |align=center| 6–0 | Template:Flagicon Mark Kempthorne | TKO (corner stoppage) | KOTC 54: Mucho Machismo | Template:Dts |align=center| 2 |align=center| 1:57 |San Jacinto, California, United States | |- | Template:Yes2 Win |align=center| 5–0 | Template:Flagicon Josh Thompson | Submission (verbal) | Total Combat 8 | Template:Dts |align=center| 1 |align=center| N/A |Tijuana, Mexico | |- | Template:Yes2 Win |align=center| 4–0 | Template:Flagicon Stacy Hakes | Submission (punches) | Total Combat 7 | Template:Dts |align=center| 1 |align=center| N/A |Tijuana, Mexico | |- | Template:Yes2 Win |align=center| 3–0 | Template:Flagicon Luiz Torres | TKO (punch) | Total Combat 6 | Template:Dts |align=center| 1 |align=center| 2:10 |Tijuana, Mexico | |- | Template:Yes2 Win |align=center| 2–0 | Template:Flagicon Hector Carrilo | Submission (strikes) | Total Combat 2 | Template:Dts |align=center| 2 |align=center| 1:35 |Tijuana, Mexico | |- | Template:Yes2 Win |align=center| 1–0 | Template:Flagicon Chris McMillen | Submission (choke) | Gladiator Challenge 15 | Template:Dts |align=center| 1 |align=center| 1:56 |Porterville, California, United States | Template:End

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