Strebendt, Gerald

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Strebendt, Gerald Gender: M
born on 1 March 1979 at 07:45 (= 07:45 AM )
Place Coos Bay, Oregon, 43n22, 124w13
Timezone PST h8w (is standard time)
Data source
News report
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 10°28' s_mo.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 21°00 Asc.s_aricol.18.gif 01°38'

Gerald Strebendt (At left, with Joe Rogan, circa 2002)
photo: Jumancha, license cc-by-sa-4.0


American mixed martial artist who competed in MMA organizations such as the UFC and Cage Rage. His nickname "The Finishing Machine" has stood by him for his entire MMA career, where he has never gone to a decision, win or lose.

A former member of the United States Marine Corps, Strebendt is known for being the first student of the now world-renowned Brazilian Jiu-jitsu practitioner, Eddie Bravo where he adopted Eddie's rubber guard, and twister game. In 2004 he became the first fighter to execute a twister in an MMA match.

Strebendt currently owns and operates Northwest Training Center in Springfield, Oregon. He has continued his involvement in MMA by training several successful amateur and professional fighters.

On 29 January 2014, Strebendt shot and killed 53-year-old David Paul Crofut, also of Springfield, during an altercation following a traffic collision between the two drivers' vehicles. Strebendt was arrested and charged with murder on 6 March 2014 after a grand jury indictment.

On 21 May 2015, the murder charge was dismissed and Strebendt pleaded guilty to criminally negligent homicide due to police establishing "some mitigating evidence" favouring Strebendt. His attorney Mike Arnold and co-counsel Emilia Gardner went on to write a book about Strebendt and the case called Finishing Machine.

Eight months after his release from prison, Strebendt was arrested for allegedly sexually abusing an underage female on 25 April 2018.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Crime : Homicide Perpetration 29 January 2014 (Shot and killed 53-year-old man)
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  • Crime : Arrest 6 March 2014 (And charged with murder)
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  • Crime : Trial dates 21 May 2015 (Pleaded guilty to criminally negligent homicide)
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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth report, The World (Coos Bay, Oregon), 5 March 1979, p. 3.


  • Traits : Body : Size (Height: 1.75 m/ 5 ft 9 in)
  • Traits : Body : Weight (70 kg/ 154 lb)
  • Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Homicide single (Criminally negligent)
  • Vocation : Business : Business owner
  • Vocation : Military : Military service (U.S. Marine Corps)
  • Vocation : Sports : Martial arts (Mixed)
  • Vocation : Sports Business : Personal Trainer (MMA)