Gilbert Ballantine “The Bullterrier”

Gilbert Ballantine

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.

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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.

Pride

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

Bas Rutten

Bas “El Guapo” Rutten (Feb.24th 1965 Eindhoven, The Netherlands) is a Dutch MMA fighter and kickboxer who made name for himself
as the “king of Pancrase”.

Bas has been a three time King of Pancrase and one time UFC heavyweight champion.

MMA

In the early 1990’s Bas started with Pancrase in Japan. This fighting system has been the precursor of today’s popular MMA. Read more Bas Rutten

Chris Dolman

Chris Dolman (February 17th 1945, Amsterdam, The Netherlands) is one of the most complete fighters ever coming from Holland
succeeding in wrestling, judo, sambo and mixfight.

In 1969 Chris Dolman did the impossible by defeating the Russians in their homeland and became world heavy weight champion Sambo in Moscow.

This title gave him international recognition. Later in 1985 he got his second worldtitle in London at the age of 40.

Japan

Chris has been one of the first European fighters who have been invited to come fighting for the Rings Fighting Network in Japan. Read more Chris Dolman