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Eric Esch
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Esch in 2006
Born Eric Scott Esch
August 3, 1966 (1966-08-03) (age 55)
Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
Other names Butterbean
Nationality American
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 378 lb (171 kg)
Division Heavyweight
Reach 78 in (198 cm)
Years active 1994–2015, 2016–present (Boxing)
2003–2009 (Kickboxing)
1995–2016 (MMA)
1995–2002 , 2005–2015, 2000- (Professional Wrestling)
Professional boxing record
Total 91
Wins 77
By knockout 58
Losses 10
Draws 4
Kickboxing record
Total 7
Wins 3
By knockout 2
Losses 4
By knockout 2
Mixed martial arts record
Total 28
Wins 17
By knockout 8
By submission 9
Losses 10
By knockout 7
By submission 3
Draws 1
Other information
Boxing record from BoxRec
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Eric Scott Esch (born August 3, 1966), better known by his nickname "Butterbean", is an American retired professional boxer, kickboxer, mixed martial artist, and professional wrestler who competed in the heavyweight division. He is also a television personality, having appeared in several programs and been referenced by many others. Esch became a professional boxer in 1994 after a successful stint on the Toughman Contest scene and went on to capture the World Athletic Association (WAA) heavyweight and IBA Super heavyweight championships, also losing to a 52 year old Larry Holmes in his first fight lasting more than four rounds. From 2003, he regularly fought as a kickboxer and mixed martial artist, notably in K-1 and the Pride Fighting Championships. Butterbean's combined fight record is 97–24–5 with 65 knockouts and 9 submissions.

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