Gilbert Ballantine (March 14 1961, Paramaribo, Suriname) is a retired Dutch kickboxer, Muay Thai boxer, karate champion and MMA fighter who has been known throughout his impressive career as “The Bullterrier”.
Gilbert has won many fights against the greatest muay thai champions across the world but has remained relatively unknown despite his unmatched fighting style, spectaculair fights and great achievements.
Yet, Gilbert has been a #1 world class muay thai champion and one of the best fighters who ever walked the earth.
Gilbert Ballantine started his martial arts career at a young age practicing judo, and whilst he had a talent for it he later began practicing karate.
Gilbert obviously had a talent for it since he became a multiple karate champion in Holland and even won an European championship.
In 1981 Gilbert started practicing kickboxing and Muay Thai. He has been an undefeated champion in Holland until 1989, won multiple European championships and has been a seven time Muay Thai Kickboxing World Champion.
Later in his career Gilbert became multiple times champion in free fight.