|Nickname||The Hungarian Nightmare|
|Association||American Kickboxing Academy|
|Weight Class||Heavyweight (234 lbs.) / Light Heavyweight (206 lbs.)|
|Height||6' 2" (188 cm)|
|Fighting Out Of||Sacramento, California|
|Christian Wellisch Pictures||Official Website|
Christian "The Hungarian Nightmare" Wellisch is an American mixed martial artist, born in Hungary. He currently competes in the Light Heavyweight division. He fought for the UFC, but was dropped from the promotion's roster.
|Record||8 - 5 - 0 (Win – Loss – Draw)|
|Loss||Jake O'Brien||Decision (Split)||UFC 94: St. Pierre vs. Penn 2||1/31/2009||3||5:00||Light Heavyweight debut; after loss he was dropped by the UFC|
|Loss||Shane Carwin||KO (Punch)||UFC 84: Ill Will||5/24/2008||1||0:44|
|Win||Scott Junk||Submission (Heel Hook)||UFC 76: Knockout||9/22/2007||1||3:19|
|Win||Anthony Perosh||Decision (Unanimous)||UFC 66: Liddell vs. Ortiz II||12/30/2006||3||5:00|
|Loss||Cheick Kongo||KO (Knee)||UFC 62: Liddell vs. Sobral||8/26/2006||1||2:51||UFC Debut|
|Win||Dan Evensen||TKO (Corner Stoppage)||IFC: Caged Combat||4/01/2006||2||5:00|
|Win||Tom Howard||Submission (Rear Naked Choke)||Valor Fighting: Showdown At Cache Creek||2/03/2006||1||2:11|
|Loss||Soa Palelei||TKO||Shooto Australia: NHB||2/12/2004||1||N/A|
|Win||Vince Lucero||TKO||CFM: Octogono Extremo||9/27/2003||1||N/A|
|Loss||Kensuke Sasaki||Submission (Guillotine Choke)||X-1||9/06/2003||1||2:35|
|Win||Jay White||TKO (Punches)||WEC 4: Rumble Under the Sun||8/31/2002||3||3:42|
|Win||Sam Sotello||Submission (Rear Naked Choke)||KOTC 16: Double Cross||8/02/2002||1||4:20|
|Win||Dennis Taddio||TKO (Punches)||Shogun 1||12/15/2001||1||1:23|
Mixed Martial Arts Career
Wellisch began his professional career in 2001 as a Heavyweight fighting in smaller promotions. In 2006, he scored a stoppage victory over the undefeated Dan Evensen. With a record of 6-2, Wellisch made his Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) debut against Cheick Kongo at UFC 62. He lost by knockout due to a knee strike in the first round. Wellisch followed up with two victories against Anthony Perosh and Scott Junk at UFC 66 and UFC 76 respectively. His streak ended at UFC 84, where undefeated rising star Shane Carwin knocked him out with a punch in 44 seconds of the first round, knocking his mouthguard out as well.
In November, 2008, the UFC released Wellisch from his contract along with Jon Fitch and other American Kickboxing Academy (AKA) fighters as a result of a dispute over the exclusive license rights for a video game between AKA and and UFC President Dana White. The dispute was resolved a day later and Wellisch, along with the other AKA fighters, were re-signed.
In his next appearance, Wellisch dropped and made his Light Heavyweight debut at UFC 92, where he lost to Jake O'Brien by split decision. With his second consecutive loss, and the UFC facing a glut of fighters due to recent acquisitions of World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC) contracts, Wellisch was cut from the UFC roster.