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Coach Mike Van Arsdale, Wrestling & M.M.A Coach

Mike Van Arsdale is an American mixed martial artist who has competed in the Ultimate Fighting Championship and currently signed with the American Fight League. He holds a professional record of eight wins and five losses and his last fight in the UFC was at UFC 57, where he lost to Renato Sobral via a rear naked choke.

His MMA debut came in 1998 when he traveled to Brazil to compete in the no-rules International Vale Tudo Championships, a tournament in which van Arsdale won three consecutive fights in one evening to claim the title.

A decorated high school and collegiate wrestler Van Arsdale was 1988 NCAA Division 1 collegiate wrestling champion at 167 lb (76 kg), while competing for Iowa State University. He has been inducted into the Iowa Wrestling Hall of Fame.

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