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Erik Paulson grew up in Minnesota and began his training in Judo in 1974. He started training competition Tae Kwon Do in 1976. To get his hands better he joined Golden Gloves Boxing in 1978 and competed all throughout his junior and senior high years while still competing in many karate tournaments and full-contact kickboxing matches. See full bio »

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  Anagram (production assistant) (post-production)
 2015 Bestseller (key set production assistant)
 2008 Never Back Down (technical advisor: MMA)
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 1993 American Ninja 5 (stunts)
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 1996 Bloodsport III (Video)
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 2011 The Ultimate Fighter (TV Series)
- A Bad Dream (2011) ... Himself
- Suck It Up (2011) ... Himself
- Something to Prove (2011) ... Himself
- Episode #13.3 ... Himself
 2010 UFC 121: Lesnar vs. Velasquez (TV Special)
 2010 UFC Primetime (TV Series)
- Lesnar vs. Velasquez (2010) ... Himself
 2010 UFC 116: Lesnar vs. Carwin (TV Special)
 2009 UFC 100: Lesnar vs. Mir (TV Special)
 2008 UFC 87: Seek and Destroy (TV Special)
 2008 UFC 81: Breaking Point (TV Special)
 1996 World Combat Championship (Video)
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The only American to win the Shooto Wrestling World Championships, and remained undefeated until 2000 when he voluntarily retired the two belts he had won. See more »

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