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Christian Cyrus Leben (born July 21, 1980) is a retired American mixed martial artist who fought for the UFC as a Middleweight, compiling a record of 12-10 in 22 appearances for the organization. Leben first appeared in the inaugural season of The Ultimate Fighter reality series, and has also fought in the now-defunct WEC. He began his UFC career with five victories in a row before suffering a knockout loss to former UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva. Leben was the first WEC Middleweight Champion.


Leben is from Portland, Oregon and has one older brother and one younger sister. He grew up without his father around, and he did not even meet his father until he was 23 years old. Because of this, Leben's mother worked hard for many hours daily as a bartender so that she could support the family. Growing up Leben enjoyed skateboarding, dirt biking, and snowboarding. When he was in middle school, he began watching the UFC and became very interested in MMA. He began training in boxing, and then was on the wrestling team at Benson Polytechnic High School, picking up the sport rather quickly. Leben did not receive a very good education in his childhood, and did not know how to read or write even after graduating high school. Leben soon joined the United States Army, falsely being told by the recruiter that he would be allowed to wrestle for the army's team. When he found that he would not be allowed to wrestle for the army, Leben went AWOL and was discharged.
While visiting his brother at work one day, Leben noticed a MMA gym located across the street, home to Team Quest. Trainer Robert Follis accepted Leben into the team, and soon Leben was training with Randy Couture, Matt Lindland, Nate Quarry, and Ed Herman. After refining his talent, Leben began fighting as an amateur, achieving a record of 5a??0, and capturing the FCFF and UFCF middleweight titles.
After his success in the amateur ranks, Leben turned professional. He won his first five fights, t

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Posted: July 4, 2013, 5:00 pm

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Posted: December 14, 2013, 4:00 pm
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