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Daniel B. Christison (born April 26, 1972) is an American mixed martial artist. He fought for the San Jose Razorclaws of the International Fight League.

At 6'8" and 270 lbs, Christison is a heavyweight who fights chiefly with a submission wrestling style.Template:Citation needed Christison fights out of Albuquerque, New Mexico. Christison was a contestant on the second season of The Ultimate Fighter. Nicknamed "Big" Dan Christison and Dan "The Sandman" Christison, he lost his first fight on the show, a quarterfinals match with Seth Petruzelli.

Christison has an MMA record of 17 wins, 7 losses, and 0 draws, with some of his losses coming to the biggest names in MMA such as Dan Severn and Frank Mir. Christison has thus far proven difficult to submit or knock out. With the exception of his loss to Eric Pele, all of Christison's losses have been by decision.

Christison was member of Team Hughes on TUF 2. Along with fellow former Ultimate Fighter competitors Joe Stevenson and Rashad Evans, he now trains in Albuquerque under the instruction of submission fighter Greg Jackson.Template:Citation needed

Christison currently (2009) has a fight school where he trains those interested in the sport in Dale, Indiana.Template:Citation needed

MMA record[]

Date Result Record Opponent Event Method Round Time Notes
2/26/2010 Win 18-7 USA flag.svg Mike Wessel CFC 4: Wessel vs. Christison Submission (Kimura) Round 3 3:56
11/14/2009 Win 17-7 CAN flag.svg Rodrigo Munduruca Canadian Fighting Championship 3 KO (Punches) Round 2
6/11/2009 Win 16-7 USA flag.svg Joel Traves Steele Cage MMA- Battle of the Texas Titans TKO (Punches) Round 1 2:16
4/11/2009 Loss 15-7 BRA flag.svg Marcio Cruz ICF: Breakout Decision (Unanimous) Round 3 5:00
3/14/2009 Win 15-6 USA flag.svg Brian Peoples ICF: Turfwar Submission (Punches) Round 1 0:36
10/25/2008 Win 14-6 File:Flag.svg Nedius Huitt ICF: Vendetta Submission (Punches) Round 1 0:45
9/13/2008 Win 13-6 USA flag.svg CJ McVey Warrior MMA - Consequences KO (Punches) Round 1 1:46
5/30/2008 Win 12-6 USA flag.svg Sam Holloway AFL - Bulletproof Submission (Armbar) Round 1 N/A
3/7/2008 Win 11-6 USA flag.svg John LeBlanc AFL - Eruption TKO (Punches) Round 2 N/A
12/1/2007 Win 10-6 USA flag.svg Derrick Sawyer RFL - Revolution Fight League I Submission N/A N/A
11/16/2007 Win 9-6 USA flag.svg Johnathon Wesson RITC 103 - USA vs Brazil Decision (Unanimous) Round 3 4:00
5/19/2007 Loss 8-6 Brazil flag.svg Antoine Jaoude IFL - Chicago Decision (Unanimous) Round 3 4:00
3/17/2007 Loss 8-5 Canada flag.svg Krzysztof Soszynski IFL - Los Angeles Decision (Unanimous) Round 3 4:00
7/8/2006 Loss 8-4 USA flag.svg Frank Mir UFC 61: Bitter Rivals Decision (Unanimous) Round 3 5:00
4/6/2006 Win 8-3 USA flag.svg Brad Imes UFC Ultimate Fight Night 4 Submission (Armbar) Round 3 3:37
3/26/2005 Win 7-3 USA flag.svg Jimmy Ambriz IFC WC 19-Warriors Challenge 19 Submission (Verbal) Round 2 0:55
2/26/2005 Win 6-3 USA flag.svg Ben Rothwell Euphoria-USA vs World Submission (Kimura) Round 3 0:57
1/22/2005 Win 5-3 USA flag.svg Andre Roberts WEC 13-Heavyweight Explosion Submission (Armbar) Round 1 3:26
8/28/2004 Win 4-3 USA flag.svg Lemuel Vincent KOTC-New Mexico TKO Round N/A N/A
4/10/2004 Win 3-3 USA flag.svg Jimmy Westfall POA-Pride of Albuquerque TKO Round 1 1:18
6/14/2003 Loss 2-3 USA flag.svg Dan Severn KOTC 24-Mayhem Decision (Split) Round 3 5:00
5/16/2003 Loss 2-2 USA flag.svg Eric Pele KOTC 23-Sin City TKO Round 1 4:50
4/6/2003 Win 2-1 USA flag.svg Albert Lopez Triple Threat-Fight Night 1 Submission (Rear Naked Choke) Round 1 N/A
9/6/2002 Loss 1-1 USA flag.svg Dan Severn AC 1-Aztec Challenge 1 Decision Round 3 5:00
8/19/2001 Win 1-0 USA flag.svg Gabe Beauperthy GC 5-Rumble in the Rockies Submission Round N/A N/A

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