Danny Batten (martial artist)
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|Born||January 4, 1974|
East Dulwich, London, England
|Residence||Milton Keynes, England|
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.778 m)|
|Weight||145 lb (65 kg; 10.3 st)|
|Rank||Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsuunder Roger Gracie|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Occupation||Martial arts coach|
Danny Batten (born January 4, 1974) is a British martial arts coach, brazilian jiu-jitsu practitioner and former professional mixed martial artist where he held the Cage Warriors featherweight title and the UZI light weight title . His students include fighters such as Linton Vassell.
Batten started Taekwondo at eighteen, subsequently receiving his black belt and becoming British ITF champion in 1997. He then went on to Japanese submission wrestling, learning a mix of judo, catch wrestling and BJJ. He is a submission specialist and gained his brown belt in four years training under Zé Marcello.
Mixed martial arts career
Batten high level submission game was cemented as fact when he earned a second round submission against John Kavanagh who at the time was deemed 'unsumbmittable'. Kavanagh expressed his thoughts on the match up in his book Win or Learn.
BJJ black belt Augusto Frota failed to come out for the 4th round of their fight due to leg kick damage and exhaustion.
BJJ black belt Emmanuel Fernandez, nicknamed 'Pythagoras', whom Batten defeated with his own signature move (Triangle choke).
Batten submitted Number 1 WEC contender Damacio Page in 37 seconds via armbar.
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|18 matches||13 wins||5 losses|
|Win||13-5-1||Ismael Padavia||Decision (Unanimous)||CWFC 38 - Young Guns||October 1, 2010||3||5:00||Kentish Town, England, United Kingdom|
|Win||12-5-1||Cristian Binda||Submission (Armbar)||UWC 8 - Vendetta||November 8, 2008||2||1:45||Essex, England, United Kingdom|
|Loss||11-5-1||Yoshiro Maeda||Decision (unanimous)||Pancrase - Rising 4||April 27, 2007||3||5:00||Tokyo, Japan, United Kingdom|
|Win||11-4-1||Kyotaro Nakao||Decision (Split)||AM 12 - Wired||March 17, 2007||0||0:00||Weston Supermare, England, United Kingdom|
|Win||10-4-1||Nayeb Hezam||Submission (Armbar)||UWC 3 - Ultimate Warrior Challenge 3||February 24, 2007||1||2:51||England|
|Draw||9-4-1||Kyotaro Nakao||Draw||AM 10 - GRRRound & Pound||October 14, 2006||3||5:00||Worcestershire, England|
|Win||9-4||Damacio Page||Submission (Armbar)||WPFC 1 - World Pro Fighting Championships||September 15, 2006||1||0:37||Las Vegas, United States|
|Win||8-4||Augusto Frota||TKO (Corner Stoppage)||CWFC - Strike Force 4||November 26, 2005||3||5:00||Coventry, England|
|Win||7-4||Tom Niinimäki||Decision (Majority)||CWC - Strike Force 2||July 16, 2005||5||5:00||Coventry, England|
|Win||6-4||Emmanuel Fernandez||Submission (Triangle Choke)||CWFC - Strike Force||May 21, 2005||2||2:18||Coventry, England|
|No||5-4||Mohamed El-Aouji||Decision (Unanimous)||CWFC - Ultimate Force||April 30, 2005||3||5:00||Sheffield, England|
|No||5-3||Jean Silva||Decision (unanimous)||CR 3 - Cage Rage 3||June 8, 2003||3||5:00||London, England|
|No||5-2||Masakazu Imanari||Submission (Armbar)||ZST - The Battlefield 3||June 1, 2003||1||0:43||Tokyo, Japan|
|Yes||5-1||Luca Lazzerini||Submission (Keylock)||UZI 2 - Combat Evolution||March 8, 2003||1||0:00||Milton Keynes, England|
|Yes||4-1-2||John Kavanagh||Submission (Keylock)||UZI 1 - Cage Combat Evolution||November 30, 2002||2||0:00||Milton Keynes, England|
|Draw||3-1-2||Robbie Olivier||Decision||MB 7 - Millennium Brawl 7||June 16, 2002||3||5:00||High Wycombe, England|
|Win||3-1-1||David Mclaughlin||Submission (Armbar)||MB 6 - Millennium Brawl 6||April 7, 2002||2||0.00||High Wycombe, England|
|Draw||2-1-1||Cedric Stewart||Decision||MB 5 - Unfinished Business||December 16, 2001||3||5:00||High Wycombe, England|
|Loss||2-1||Ricky Salhan||TKO (Doctor Stoppage due to illegal stomps to the head by Salhan on Batten)||MB 2 - Capital Punishment||March 11, 2001||0||0:00||High Wycombe, England|
|Win||2-0||Neil Mcleod||Submission (Armbar)||UFN - Ultimate Fight Night||December 9, 2000||0||0:00||High Wycombe, England|
|Win||1-0||Ryan Houghton||Submission (Armbar)||ROT 3 - Ring of Truth 3||October 17, 2000||1||0:20||England|
- Kavanagh, John (2016). Win or Learn. Penguin. p. 25. ISBN 9780241977675. Search this book on
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