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|Born||Andreas Christian Spång
November 7, 1978
|Other names||Sweet Swede|
|Height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Weight||223.8 lb (101.5 kg; 15.99 st)|
|Fighting out of||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
One Kick's Gym
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Notable relatives||Chris Spang (brother)|
Andreas Christian Spång (born November 7, 1978) is a Swedish professional mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter who last competed in 2014. A professional competitor since 2008, he has competed for Bellator, the MFC, and Strikeforce.
Andreas Spang first learned boxing at the age of three from his father who had been an amateur boxer in Sweden. As he stated in a Bellator interview, Spang says, "It is important to be a role model for my family." He lives with his wife and young son in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Spang defines himself as a "striker by nature." As an amateur boxer, Spang has a record of 15-5 and went 1-0 as a professional K-1 fighter.
Mixed martial arts career
Spang made his professional MMA debut on April 5, 2008 when he fought at the Fight Fiesta de Luxe: Unstoppable event in Luxembourg and won his first match via unanimous decision. Sprang quickly rose up the middleweight ranks, compiling a 5-0 record. 6 of his 8 victories have been by knockout or submission win, all in the first round.
Bellator Fighting Championships
Andreas Spang is currently signed to Bellator Fighting Championships and competed in their season six middleweight tournament. Spang welcomed the opportunity to fight in the Bellator middleweight tournament when he replaced Bruno Santos, who was originally scheduled to face Rogers.
Spang made his Bellator debut at Bellator 66 on April 21, 2012 in a middleweight tournament semifinal match, where he defeated the highly aggressive Brian "The Predator" Rogers with an impressive come-from-behind KO victory.
He faced Maiquel Falcão in the finals at Bellator 69. After rocking Maiquel Falcão in the first round, Spang was controlled by Falcão's wrestling for the remainder of the fight and lost via unanimous decision.
In January 2013, Bellator announced Spang as a competitor in the Season Eight Middleweight tournament. His Quarterfinal fight took place at Bellator 89 against Doug Marshall. He lost via knock out in the first round.
World Series of Fighting
On July 15, 2015, it was announced that Spång signed with the World Series of Fighting to compete in the Light Heavyweight division.
|? wins (? KOs), ? losses, ? draws|
|2006-08-12||Win||Jaime Fletcher||K-1 World Grand Prix 2006 in Las Vegas II, Reserve Match||Las Vegas, Nevada, USA||Decision (majority)||3||3:00|
|2006-03-03||Loss||Raymond Daniels||World Combat League||United States||Decision (15-7)||1||3:00|
|Legend: Win Loss Draw/No contest Notes|
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|12 matches||9 wins||3 losses|
|Win||9–3||J.A. Dudley||Decision (unanimous)||Matrix Fights 9||December 5, 2014||3||5:00||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States||Heavyweight debut.|
|Loss||8–3||Doug Marshall||KO (punch)||Bellator 89||February 14, 2013||1||3:03||Charlotte, North Carolina, United States||Bellator Season Six Middleweight Tournament Quarterfinal.|
|Loss||8–2||Maiquel Falcão||Decision (unanimous)||Bellator 69||May 18, 2012||3||5:00||Lake Charles, Louisiana, United States||Bellator Season Six Middleweight Tournament Final.|
|Win||8–1||Brian Rogers||KO (punch)||Bellator 66||April 20, 2012||2||3:34||Cleveland, Ohio, United States||Bellator Season Six Middleweight Tournament Semifinal.|
|Win||7–1||Willie Parks||TKO (punches)||Strikeforce Challengers 20||November 18, 2011||1||3:10||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||6–1||Cody Krahn||Submission (guillotine choke)||MFC 30||June 10, 2011||1||1:18||Edmonton, Alberta, Canada|
|Loss||5–1||Ali Mokdad||Submission (rear-naked choke)||MFC 29||April 8, 2011||1||1:35||Windsor, Ontario, Canada|
|Win||5–0||Chaun Sims||TKO (punches)||Ring of Fire 38 - Ascension||June 5, 2010||1||3:38||Broomfield, Colorado, United States|
|Win||4–0||B.J. Lacy||Decision (unanimous)||MMA Xplosion: Super Fight Night||February 20, 2010||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||3–0||Andre Walker||Submission (guillotine choke)||Ring of Fire 36: Demolition||December 4, 2009||1||2:20||Denver, Colorado, United States|
|Win||2–0||Ryan Ballingall||Submission (guillotine choke)||North American Challenge 25||June 27, 2009||1||0:54||North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada|
|Win||1–0||Karim Khalifa||Decision (unanimous)||Fight Fiesta de Luxe: Unstoppable||April 5, 2008||3||5:00||Hollerich, Luxembourg|
Professional boxing record
|0 Wins (0 knockouts, 0 decision), 0 Losses, 1 Draw|
|Draw||0-0-1||Alvaro Morales||MD||4 (4)||2007-05-12||Reno Events Center, Reno, Nevada, United States|
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