Shawn Bunch

Profession MMA Fighter

Shawn Bunch (born March 19, 1983) is an American mixed martial artist who competes in Bellator‘sbantamweight division.

Bunch competed in high school for Leavenworth High School and in university for Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, where he was a four-time NCAA qualifier and two-time All-American. He was also an U.S. national and Pan American champion, and two-time Olympic alternate at 133 lb (60 kg). In June 2012, he lost toColeman Scott at a wrestle-off, which decided the final Olympic roster spot.

Bunch made his professional and promotional debut on November 30, 2012 at Bellator 82 against Chad Coon. He won via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27).

Bunch was expected to face Steve Garcia on July 31, 2013 at Bellator 97. However, Garcia was replaced by Russell Wilson due to injury. Bunch defeated Wilson via split decision (29-28 Bunch, 29-28 Wilson, 29-28 Bunch).

Bunch/Garcia eventually took place on October 25, 2013 at Bellator 105. He had his first mixed martial arts defeat via TKO in the third round.

After a long layoff, Bunch faced David Duran at Bellator 127 on October 3, 2014. He won the fight via KO in the first round.