Brian Gassaway was an American retired mixed martial artist know all about him in this article as like Brian Gassaway Family, Net Worth, Parents, Wife, Children and Cause of Death.
Brian Gassaway Biography
|Birthdate ( Age)||7 August 1972|
|Place of Birth||Urbana, Ohio, United States|
|Parents||Name not Known|
|Movies||UFC 54: Boiling Point, Super Brawl 2, Summer Silenced, Caged Combat: Vol. 4: Biloxi, Mississippi|
|Profession||American mixed martial artist|
|Net Worth||$1 Million – $2 Million|
Brian Gassaway was an American retired mixed martial artist who last competed in the Welterweight division. A professional competitor from 1996 until 2010, he competed for the UFC, Bellator, the WEC, King of the Cage, Shooto, and Pancrase.
Brian Gassaway cause of death has not been made public.Late on Saturday, a friend of Gassaway wrote on Facebook that he had passed. A GoFundMe page has since been created for a memorial fund for Gassaway’s family on Sunday. The news of his death has since been confirmed by multiple MMA media members.
Early Life and Family
Brian Gassaway was Born on 7 August 1972 in Urbana, Ohio, United States. He grownup with his brother Wesley. In 2018, Brian was inducted into the Illinois Martial Arts Hall of Fame.
Brian Gassaway Wife
Brian Gassaway was a Married man.He is survived by his wife, Mimi. There is not information on social media about his persnal life.It also unclear the couple has kids.
Brian Gassaway Net Worth
Brian Gassaway was an American retired mixed martial artist and also workrd in some movies has an estimated Net Worth around $1 Million – $2 Million in 2021.
Gassaway debuted in the sport in 1996, entering into a one-night tournament in Mississippi. He prevailed in his first two outings by rear-naked choke, both within 100 seconds. Later that night, he fell short to former Ultimate Fighting Championship fighter Anthony Macias by submission.
The man known as “Mandingo” traveled the world in his storied MMA career, heading over to Japan to compete in Pancrase and then later that year to Brazil to partake in an International Vale Tudo Championship tournament.The Chicago native did not lose from 1998 to early 2000, going unbeaten in 14 bouts while recording victories over names like Travis Fulton and future UFC talent Joe Slick.
Returning to Pancrase in 2000, then taking a trip to the Shooto ring, he put himself on the map to join the ranks of World Extreme Cagefighting in 2005. An accidental headbutt with Ross Ebanez in his WEC debut led to a no contest, but a pair of subsequent submission wins for Gassaway on the regional scene punched his ticket to the UFC. At UFC 54, he entered the Octagon, only to suffer a stoppage loss to then-undefeated Diego Sanchez.
Following his UFC defeat, Gassaway competed in various organizations around the U.S., and ultimately made his way back to the WEC to take on John Alessio in 2007. Although that appearance did not go his way, he went on to record several more wins before hanging up his gloves in 2010.
His final triumph came under the Bellator MMA banner at Bellator 25 in 2010, capturing a unanimous verdict over Kevin Knabjian. His final MMA fight came against Pride Fighting Championships vet Shungo Oyama, and he suffered a submission loss less than one month after beating Knabjian. After leaving competition, Gassaway served as a trainer and coach in his home city of Chicago, training names like Shonie Carter.