David Zachary “Dave” Koenig was an amateur mixed martial artist from Branson, Missouri, United States. He is Tracy Green Koenig‘s son.
Aside from MMA, Dave was also into music. He was a talented guitarist and singer, according to his younger brother Daniel Koenig.
Dave and Daniel have a sister named Madison Koenig. Here are 13 more things about the late MMA fighter from Brandon:
- He had several tattoos, including the word “OMERTA” on his chest, the words “The Bullpen Mafia” on his abdomen and a scorpion on his right upper arm.
- Part of his middle finger was missing.
- He was 6’6″ tall. Weighing 240 lbs, he competed in the heavyweight division.
- On October 3, 2015, Christopher Gideon submitted him via kimura at “Rumble Time Promotions: Branson Brawl 2” at the Branson Convention Center in Branson.
- On December 9, 2016, he knocked out Kris Dodson at “RFA 46” at the Branson Convention Center.
- On January 14, 2017, he submitted Shawn Bales via kimura at “Brawl Inc: Clash at the Clarion” at Clarion Hotel Branson in Branson.
- On March 25, 2017, he knocked out Austin Levine at “ShoFIGHT: Dominion” at Clarion Hotel Branson.
- He was supposed to fight Andrew Floyd at “Shamrock FC 302” at Ameristar Casino in Kansas City, Missouri on February 3, 2018 but the bout was cancelled.
- On January 23, 2020, he took to Facebook to announce that he and Tiffany Epps were in a relationship.
- On February 8, 2020, he was at the Peach Tree Inn on Green Mountain Drive in Branson. It was the last time he was seen alive. He was friends with the owner of the inn, according to his mother. She told NBC News, “He messaged a few of his friends asking for help. He thought he might be in some sort of trouble but by the time they read the messages and tried to respond to him, he had stopped messaging. There was no answer from him.”
- He was 25 years old when he went missing on February 8, 2020.
- In March 2020, his family reported him missing.
- On December 22, 2021, his remains were found by a man looking for deer antlers in a wooded area in Branson. There was no trauma and his death did not appear to be the result of foul play, according to a forensic pathologist.