UFC Or WWE? Match The Fighter To The Brand


Many of the people within the UFC and WWE switch between both establishments constantly. Fighters such as Brock Lesnar and Dave Batista are evidence of this as they have competed in both UFC and WWE. The training sessions involved with each type of sport are super intensive. To be successful in either sport requires discipline, a hard work ethic and a tolerance for pain. Since both UFC and WWE fighters have so many similarities it may be challenging to determine who is from which organization.

The difference between UFC and WWE are minimal. The one big difference is that WWE is scripted and choreographed where as UFC is minimally regulated combat between fighters. Just because the WWE is scripted doesn’t make the slams and contact any less real. Sure in WWE they find ways to make sure the other person isn’t hurt but there are accidents causing serious injuries. This is not saying that UFC isn’t much more intense and grueling because it is but WWE is not to be taken lightly.

If you can correctly classify which type of fighter this person is you may be a diehard fan of either UFC or WWE.

Question 1

Cody Garbrandt

He is an American fighter weighing in at 135lbs and is 5ft 7in; his name is Cody Garbrandt. This fighter has been praised for being one of the greatest current pound-for-pound fighters in his division as he is ranked at #5. He has fought in both the Bantamweight and Featherweight classes. Currently he is 11-0 and is undefeated across all divisions he has fought in. Cody used to be in boxing and was an ABA Junior boxing champion in 07 and 08.

Question 2

Mark Henry

He is one of the few fighters who have made it to the Olympics. Mark Henry is an American powerlifter and strongman. At the age of 24 he was recognized as the strongest man in the world. He also has the highest weights lifted that were recorded in history making him possibly the strongest man who ever lived. Mark Henry has coached Eddie Alvarez. His records in weightlifting span across five categories which were the clean and jerk, squat, bench press, the snatch and deadlift in powerlifting.

Question 3

Randy Orton

Randal Keith Orton is a thirteen time champion. Orton has been nicknamed “The Legend Killer” due to the fact he has defeated so many fighters when they were near their peak and had championship titles. Orton is quite large in stature. His height is 6ft 5in and 250lb. Orton is married and has two children. Orton was set to star in the movie “The Marine 2” but unfortunately was replaced due to the fact he injured his collarbone. Later he starred in the movie 12 Rounds 2: Reloaded.

Question 4

Miroslav Barnyashev

This member of a fighting league was the first Bulgarian person to have fought in his brand. When he made his first debut on November 22, 2008 he had undergone extensive training under the expertise of Coach David Heath and Solofa Fatu. He was a powerlifter and professional rower. In Bulgaria he was born in Plovdiv which is the second-largest city in Bulgaria with approximately 340,000 citizens. His wife is Catherine Perry who he married and bought a house with in Nashville, Tennessee.

Question 5

Jon Jones

This mixed martial artist, and twice light heavyweight champion, dropped out of college before solely dedicating himself to his career. You may know him by his alternative names: Sexual Chocolate and Bones. He has great credentials as a fighter since he is a black belt in Gaidojutsu. Currently he is a rising star based out of Rochester, New York and has a record of 22 wins and 1 loss. His only loss was to Matt Hamill on December 5th, 2009 whom he only lost to because of a disqualification caused by illegal downward elbows.

Question 6

George St. Pierre

Officially he was ranked as the #1 welterweight for years. Often people will refer to him as GSP but he is also known as Rush. Many consider Pierre to be one of the greatest fighters of all time as his record is incredible. He has 25 wins and 2 losses. George St. Pierre has a 1st-degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, a black belt in Gaidojutsu, a black belt in Shidokan and a third dan black belt in kyokushin kaikan.

Question 7

Joanna Jędrzejczyk

This incredible fighter is the only Polish fighter who has ever been champion in her sport. She knows a combination of Muay Thai and Kickboxing. In total she is currently undefeated and has 14 wins on her record. This fighter is Catholic and kneels with a cross before every single fight. In the female rankings she is the top pound-for-pound fighter and in the mixed-gender rankings she is one of the top as well. She has adopted alternative names such as Joanna Champion and Joanna Violence.

Question 8

Miesha Tate

This fighter is known for her various wrestling moves and is a grappling specialist. Previously she won a silver medal in the FILA Grappling Championships. Aside from competing in her current sport she has done modeling work for publications such as ESPN The Magazine and Fitness Gurls. She currently has a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. When Tate was young she was a member of the boys’ wrestling team. Later Tate joined the girls’ league and won the state championship at her high school.

Question 9

Cain Velasquez

This member of a fighting league is a two-time heavyweight champion. In one of the matches where he gained a heavyweight title he beat Brock Lesnar in a short match which was decided by a technical knockout. This match was delayed and he fought someone else before finally being able to face Brock. Velasquez’s record is 14 wins and 2 losses. Velasquez has huge support from the Spanish community due to his Mexican heritage. Velasquez wears a “Brown Pride” tattoo.

Question 10

Allstair Overeem

This person is part of the Blackzillians and the Golden Glory. His trainers are Greg Jackson and Mike Winkelijohn. Overeem was born in England and has a Jamaican father. He is 37 years of age and has been actively involved in his sport in past years. In total he has been in a whopping 58 fights total with 43 wins and 15 losses. 19 of his wins were submissions, 19 were knockouts/technical knockouts. His height is 6ft 5in and he is approximately 257 lbs.

Question 11

Michael Bisping

This fighter managed to gain a part in the movie “XXX: The Return of Xander Cage” with Vin Diesel. He seems to be pursuing his acting career but is still active in professional fighting. Bisping also has a small part in the television series Twin Peaks. His origin is of Irish descent but he was born on the island of Cyprus. Michael’s Polish grandfather fled from Poland to England after the German invasion in 1939. Michael has worked a variety of odd jobs which before getting into professional fighting.

Question 12

Brock Lesnar

This beast from South Dakota, United States has switched back and forth from WWE and UFC throughout previous years. His talent as an athlete cannot be easily beaten. His is of German descent. Brock Lesnar’s first UFC fight was in 2007 against Min-Soo Kim whom he beat less than three minutes into the fight. Love him or hate him, he sure knows how to draw a crowd and put on a spectacular performance whether it is in UFC or WWE.

Question 13

Seth Rollins

Yet another talented fighter spawning from the United States of America. He was a one-time FIP World Heavyweight Champion. He has been regarded as one of the most talented fighters in his profession. He is currently 31 years of age, 6ft 1in and 217lbs. He was trained by Danny Daniels and made his debut in 2005. Seth is an atheist and is a fan of the Chicago Bears and St. Louis Cardinals. Rollins comes from a wide mix of ethnicities including Armenian, German and Irish.

Question 14

Shinsuke Nakamura

He is a Japanese mixed martial artist who is well known for Japanese style of fighting. After starting in March 2002, he quickly performed well at his craft which earned him the nickname “Super Rookie.” His ability is well recognized for his combination of strength, speed and technical skill. Nakamura once fought Brock Lesnar in a championship match in January 4th, 2006 but lost. Due to this loss he announced he would take a leave of absence in order to improve his skills.

Question 15

Saraya-Jade Bevis

On top of being a professional fighter she was also on the reality television show “Total Divas”. Saraya-Jade has an entire family of professional wrestlers. Her parents are Julia Hamer-Bevis and Ian Bevis. She is the youngest to ever win a championship in her division and sport. In September 2015 Saraya-Jade was involved in the launch of a coffee company but later she tweeted she was no longer involved with the company. She also goes by the name Paige.

Question 16

John Cena

This talented and well-liked fighter known for his grapples and is also a movie star. He has starred in movies such as The Marine, 12 rounds, Fred: The Movie and has made numerous appearances as a secondary character in other movies. In college, Cena was a NCAA Division All-American center on his college football team at Springfield College in Springfield, Massachusetts. Cena completed a degree in exercise physiology. Cena is well recognized for his signature chant “you can’t see me.” He is quite popular with youth.

Question 17

Connor McGregor

He is equally as talented at trash talking as he is at his sport. This fighter has gained much popularity for his frequent attention in the media. Conor McGregor obtained a boxing licence in order to fight Floyd Mayweather Jr. on August 26, 2017 at the T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, Nevada. He is expected to at least earn an astounding $75 million for the completion of this fight. McGregor has been known to attract the largest pay per view transactions in his sport.

Question 18

Ronda Rousey

Ronda Rousey is credited with being possibly the most influential fighter in her organization. Her name has brought huge popularity to her sport and made the female division much more relevant. As a fighter she is a force to be reckoned with. She was the first American woman to earn an Olympic medal in judo. In two magazines she was labeled as the “most dominant active athlete.” Rousey has had an acting career and has had secondary roles in films such as The Expendables 3, Furious 7 and Entourage.

Question 19

Dean Jonathan Muhtadi

Dean Muhtadi attended the University of Maryland where he played football like many fighters previously do before becoming a fighter. At this school he broke the all-time punting record with 76 yards. His versatility and ability to play almost any position made him astonishing. Dean Muhtadi excelled as a football player while attending University and because of this he was drafted into the NFL on May 4, 2009. For the NFL he played on both the Green Bay Packers and the Arizona Cardinals.

Question 20

Xavier Woods

Xavier Woods is multi-talented as a fighter and can execute a variety of kicks, punches, and grapple moves. On top of being a skilled fighter; Woods is bright. He graduated at Furman University in South Carolina with a master’s degree in psychology and a bachelor’s degree in philosophy. In Woods' spare time he loves to play video games. One of his largest video game enjoyments is the Legend of Zelda series. He has a Twitch account under the name AustinCreed. Additionally he has a YouTube channel titled UpUpDownDown.

Question 21

C.B. Dollaway

This fighter is ranked #23 in the men’s middleweight class. He has a respectable 16 wins and 8 losses. On top of being called Dollaway he also goes by the nickname “The Doberman.” He was born in Battle Creek, Michigan of the United States but attended high school in Galion, Ohio. Later he attended Arizona State University where he earned a bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies. Dollaway was a finalist on SpikeTV’s The Ultimate Fighter 7 and holds a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

Question 22

Kevin Owens

When Kevin was 14, his parents allowed him to train with a wrestler based in Quebec. After training for two years he finally had his first match in Quebec, Canada. Kevin knows a variety of lifts and suplex variations which he uses in combat. His ancestry is French-Canadian and he spoke French as his first language. Later he learned to speak basic English by watching English television programming. This Quebec born individual is very outspoken in his field and is very active on his Twitter account.

Question 23

Jim Miller

Miller is clearly a talented fighter due to the fact he has a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. A black belt is above the highest honor of colored belts that can be bestowed upon a practitioner of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. The black belt is only awarded to individuals who display an expert level of technical and practical skill. He has the most wins in the lightweight division but not the best win-ratio. Jim Miller is the younger brother of UFC fighter, Dan Miller.

Question 24

Tye Dillinger

Debuting in 2001, Tye Dillinger used to play hockey for over ten years before becoming a professional fighter. Many don’t know that Tye Dillinger is Canadian and was born in St. Catharines, Ontario. His height is 6ft. 3in. and is 223lbs. Dillinger is a long-time fan of soccer and supporter of the English team Chelsea F.C. Dillinger has appeared in multiple large-scale pay per view events. Tye Dillinger is 36 years of age.

Question 25

Curtis Jonathan Hussey

This fighter has had a number of different trainers including Killer Kowalski, Bill DeMott and Lewis Hotchin. His debut fight of his sport was in September 1999. When he is not busy with his career he plays video games. He is a big fan of the Final Fantasy series and Final Fantasy XIII most notably. This fighter is of American origin, weighs 244 lbs and is 6ft 4in. His other names are Johnny Curtis, Jonathan Curtis and also goes by Fandango.

Question 26

Danielle Louis Moinet

Danielle was a former football player before entering professional fighting. As a football player she played with the Chicago Bliss of the Lingerie Football League. Danielle Louis Moinet has been also named Summer Rae. Danielle was trained in Florida and made her debut on December 18, 2011. Previously in her life she attended East Carolina University in Greenville. In her film career she starred in the movie “The Marine 4: Moving Target alongside her co-star Jake Carter. She has also been in movies such as Star Trek Beyond, Lost Solace and Sorority Murder.

Question 27

Dwayne Johnson

Dwayne has been nicknamed “The Rock” and also goes by this name. Dwayne comes from a long line of family members who are all involved in weightlifting and fighting. His genetics make him the ultimate fighter. His diet is incredible. In one day he will consume ten pounds of food equating about 5,165 calories. Common foods include cod, chicken, eggs, and more cod. His dedication to his craft is remarkable. Dwayne is up at 4 a.m. everyday so he can get a workout and early breakfast in.

Question 28

Megan Anderson

As a featherweight champion she made her debut and lost to Zoie Schreiweis. Later after having trained intensely she finally rose to the challenge and obtained the featherweight championship in her division. Previously she was scheduled to fight until pulling out against the fighter known as “Cyborg.” These issues were personal-related and as a result of this she was replaced by Tonya Evinger. Her improvement in fighting was completed in a span of two years. Her height is 6ft 0in and she weighs approximately 145lbs.

Question 29

Neil Magny

It is not about the color of your belt but about your talent ranging across multiple abilities. Magny is part of the welterweight and middleweight classes and has a brown belt. His stance is Orthodox meaning he has his weaker side closer to the opponent. His record is spanning across 24 matches and he has 19 wins and 5 losses. Magny went to Southern Illinois University Edwardsville which is where he completed a B.A. in Criminal Justice. Magny fights out of Arvada, Colorado.

Question 30

Zack Ryder

Weighing in at approximately 224lbs and billed at 6ft. 2in., we have Zack Ryder. This fighter has created a YouTube we series named “Z! True Long Island Story.” The channel the series takes place on is “LongIslandIcedZ” which has been getting decreased traffic likely from the lack of new videos. Because of his early traffic, Zack Ryder proclaimed himself the “Internet Champion.” Currently this fighter lives in Florida, United States. He was trained by Mikey Whipwreck who is retired at the moment.

Question 31

Eddie Alvarez

Eddie Alvarez is Puerto Rican and part Irish. He has fought in both the lightweight and welterweight divisions. He also goes by the name “The Underground King.” This American fighter is a force to be reckoned with and knows Wrestling, Boxing, Kickboxing and BJJ. He has a brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

Question 32

Roman Reigns

This member of a fighting league was a former Canadian football player who played for the Edmonton Eskimos. He also made it to the NFL but was not drafted. Despite being not drafted he was signed to both the Minnesota Vikings and the Jacksonville Jaguars but was released very shortly after being signed by both teams. After this he went on to play in the CFL and later joined his current organization. Roman Reigns is part of the Anoa’i family. Although they are not directly related, Roman Reigns and Dwayne Johnson are considered cousins in their culture.

Question 33

Todd Duffee

Duffee, also known as “The Young Bull”, was born in Indiana, United States. His above-average record is 9 wins and 3 losses. This can be credited to his trainers Ricardo Liborio and Din Thomas. Aside from fighting Duffee has stepped into the movie industry by starring in the film “Never Back Down 2: The Beatdown.” The film was given poor reviews. Todd Duffee has one of the fastest knockouts ever in an incredible seven seconds.

Question 34

Gökhan Saki

His styles consist of Kickboxing and Muay Thai. At an early age he was heavily into kickboxing. After trying soccer he quit because of his high interest for kickboxing. Since he had retired from kickboxing moving into this new sport was perfect for him to further demonstrate his tremendous abilities. Saki boasts his ability constantly through his Twitter and Facebook. Perhaps it is his strong confidence as to why he is as talented as a fighter.

Question 35

Kevin Gastelum

In total he has fought 15 fights with 13 wins and 2 losses. That is an 84.6% win ration which is exceptional. Gastelum won his most recent match over Vitor Belfort but it was later overturned as No Contest. Gastelum is 5ft 9in and approximately 170lbs. This talented fighter is 29 years of age. He first started training professionally in December of 2010. His favorite grapple is the RNC.

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