Alistair Overeem

Alistair OvereemAlistair “Demolition man” Overeem (Hounslow, 17th May 1980, England) is a Dutch kickboxer and MMA fighter who’s been one of two fighters in history whom have been champion in both MMA and K-1.

Alistair was born in England and moved to the Netherlands at the age of 6. As a youngster Alistair practiced different sports such as judo, athletics and basketball. At the age of 15 Alistaiir started training martial arts under supervision of Bas Rutten and others.

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At the age of 17 Alistair fought his first kickboxing match and won the fight. It became apparent that Alistair had a talent for the sport as two years later at the age of 19 he won his first MMA fight against Ricardo Fyeet with a guillotine choke. Read more Alistair Overeem

Ernesto Hoost

Ernesto Hoost - high kickErnesto “Mr. Perfect” Hoost (Heemskerk, 11th July 1965, The Netherlands) is a Dutch kickboxer and 4 time champion of the famous K-1 tournament in Japan.

Ernesto got his middle name “Mr. Perfect” from his Japanese fans because his techniques were perfected as such.

At the age of 15 Ernesto started training boxing/kickboxing and fought his first matches. At this early stage it already became apparent that he had a talent for the sport as he defeated several opponents and quickly moved up to the A-classes. Read more Ernesto Hoost

Peter Aerts – The Lumberjack

Peter “Lumberjack” Aerts (Eindhoven, 25th 1970, The Netherlands) is a Dutch kickboxer and three time K-1 World Grand Prix Champion.

At the age of 19 he already was world heavy weight kickboxing champion.

In 1994 Peter became K-1 World champion for the first time.

Peter gained his 2nd and 3rd K-1 title in 1995 en 1998. In 1995 he became World Muay Thai Super Heavyweight Champion as well.

Peter got his nickname “Lumberjack” due to his devastating low kicks, a trademark of the Dutch style.

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