Paul Varelans

Jan 18, 2021 - by Jamie Cruickshank

Real Name: Paul Varelans
Height: 6’8″
Weight: 300 lbs.
Date of Birth: September 17, 1969
Date of Death: January 16, 2021
Hometown: Sunnyvale, California
Resided: Atlanta, Georgia
Pro Debut: 1995
Retired: 1998


– Varelans was known for his time in the UFC but he also had a brief stint with ECW in 1996. He was nicknamed the Polar Bear since he was billed from Alaska.
– Varelans’ MMA record included 9 Wins & 9 Losses. He was a semifinalist in the IFC Kombat in Kyiv Tournament, WVC 5 Tournament, UFC 6 Tournament, UFC 8 Tournament & a finalist in the UFC 7 Tournament.
– June 8, 1996, Varelans defeated Jason Helton at a ECW event.
– June 14th, Varelans defeated Jason Helton at a ECW event.
– June 22nd, Varelans lost a Shoot Fight Rules match to Taz at ECW Hardcore Heaven ’96.
– July 29, 1997, Varelans lost to Yoji Anjo at Kingdom Birth Step 3.
– January 16, 2021, Varelans passed away while in a medically induced coma in which was due to contracting COVID-19.

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