Famous American Kickboxers

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 1 
Donald Cerrone
(Mixed Martial Artist, Former Professional Kickboxer)

Donald Cerrone
4
Birthdate: March 29, 1983
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Denver, Colorado, United States

 2 
Eric Esch
(Boxer)

Eric Esch
4
Birthdate: August 3, 1966
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States

 3 
Quinton Jackson
(Mixed martial artist)

Quinton Jackson
4
Birthdate: June 20, 1978
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Memphis, Tennessee, United States

Quinton Jackson is a mixed martial artist and former professional wrestler turned actor. He is famous for his eccentric personality traits and aggressive style of fighting. He is credited with making MMA a popular sport worldwide. As an actor, he has appeared in a few films, including Miss March and Bad Guys. He is a controversial person. 

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 4 
Bob Sapp
(Wrestler)

Bob Sapp
4
Birthdate: September 22, 1973
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States

 5 
Sage Northcutt
(Mixed martial artist)

Sage Northcutt
4
Birthdate: March 1, 1996
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Katy, Texas, United States

 6 
Stephen Thompson
(Mixed martial artist)

Stephen Thompson
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Birthdate: February 11, 1983
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Simpsonville, South Carolina, United States

 7 
Benny Urquidez
(Kickboxer and Karate Champion who Achieved Six World Titles in Five different Weight Divisions)

Benny Urquidez
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Birthdate: June 20, 1952
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Tarzana, Los Angeles, California, United States

Benny Urquidez is an American actor, martial arts choreographer, and kickboxer. One of the pioneers of full-contact karate in the United States, Urquidez held six world titles in five weight divisions during his illustrious 27-year career. In 1978, he was named Competitor of the Year by Black Belt magazine. Benny Urquidez has also played important roles in films like 1408.

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 8 
Chris Weidman
(Mixed martial artist)

Chris Weidman
4
Birthdate: June 17, 1984
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Baldwin, New York, United States

 9 
Cung Le
(Actor)

Cung Le
4
Birthdate: May 25, 1972
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Cung Le is a Vietnamese-born American actor, retired kickboxer, Sanshou fighter, and mixed martial artist. He has competed in popular promotions, such as the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). A former International Kickboxing World Champion in the Light Heavyweight division, Cung Le has an impressive record of 17–0 in kickboxing. He is also a former Strikeforce Middleweight Champion.

 10 
Ken Shamrock
(Bare-Knuckle Boxing Promoter & Retired Professional Wrestler MMA & Kickboxer)

Ken Shamrock
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Birthdate: February 11, 1964
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Macon, Georgia, United States

Ken Shamrock is an American professional wrestler and retired mixed martial artist who promotes bare-knuckle boxing. He is widely considered an icon and pioneer of mixed martial arts (MMA), as well as one of the greatest fighters in MMA's history. As a professional wrestler, Ken Shamrock is credited with popularizing a submission hold called the ankle lock.

 11 
Ray Mercer
(Boxer, Kickboxer, and mixed martial artist)

Ray Mercer
3
Birthdate: April 4, 1961
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Jacksonville, Florida, United States

 12 
Bas Rutten
(Actor)

Bas Rutten
4
Birthdate: February 24, 1965
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Tilburg, Netherlands

Bas Rutten is a Dutch–American actor, former kickboxer, mixed martial artist, and professional wrestler. A former UFC Heavyweight Champion and a King of Pancrase world champion, Rutten finished his career on a high as he remained unbeaten for the last 22 fights of his career. In 2015, Bas Rutten was made an inductee of the UFC Hall of Fame.

 13 
Edson Barboza
(Mixed Martial Artist)

Edson Barboza
4
Birthdate: January 21, 1986
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

 14 
Philip Ng
(Actor,)

Philip Ng
3
Birthdate: September 16, 1977
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Hong Kong

 15 
James Johnson
(Basketball player)

James Johnson
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Birthdate: February 20, 1987
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Cheyenne, Wyoming, United States

 16 
Randall
(Boxer)

Randall
4
Birthdate: May 7, 1950
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Bridge City, Texas, United States

 17 
Ben Nguyen
(Mixed martial artist)

Ben Nguyen
3
Birthdate: August 3, 1988
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Sioux Falls, South Dakota, United States

 18 
Joe Schilling
(Mixed martial artist)

Joe Schilling
4
Birthdate: January 13, 1984
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Dayton, Ohio, United States

 19 
Andrea Lee (fighter)
(Mixed martial artist)

Andrea Lee (fighter)
3
Birthdate: February 11, 1989
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Atlanta, Texas, United States

 20 
Uriah Hall
(First UFC Fighter in History to Win a Fight Without Throwing a Single Strike)

Uriah Hall
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Birthdate: July 31, 1984
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Spanish Town, Jamaica

Uriah Hall is a Jamaican-American professional mixed martial artist who emerged as The Ultimate Fighter 17 Knockout of the Season. He currently fights in the middleweight division for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and has previously been associated with Bellator MMA and Ring of Combat. Besides mixed martial arts, he has made a few media appearances. 

 21 
Raymond Daniels
(Martial Artist)

Raymond Daniels
3
Birthdate: April 29, 1980
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Sun Valley, California, United States

 22 
Dennis Alexio
(Kickboxer)

Dennis Alexio
4
Birthdate: March 12, 1959
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Vacaville, California, United States

 23 
Glover Teixeira
(Mixed martial artist)

Glover Teixeira
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Birthdate: October 28, 1979
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: SobrĂ¡lia, Minas Gerais, Brazil

 24 
Maurice Smith
(Mixed martial artist)

Maurice Smith
3
Birthdate: December 13, 1961
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, United States

 25 
Mighty Mo
(Kickboxer)

Mighty Mo
3
Birthdate: October 8, 1970
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Pago Pago, American Samoa

 26 
Joe Lewis
(Actor, Martial artist)

Joe Lewis
0
Birthdate: March 7, 1944
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Knightdale, North Carolina, United States
Died: August 31, 2012

 27 
Rick Roufus
(Mixed martial artist)

Rick Roufus
3
Birthdate: June 3, 1966
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

 28 
Patrick Smith
(Mixed martial artist)

Patrick Smith
3
Birthdate: August 28, 1963
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Coalgate, Oklahoma, United States
Died: June 18, 2019

 29 
Seth Petruzelli
(Mixed martial artist, Kickboxer)

Seth Petruzelli
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Birthdate: December 3, 1979
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Cape Coral, Florida, United States

 30 
Guy Mezger
(Mixed martial artist)

Guy Mezger
3
Birthdate: January 1, 1968
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States

 31 
Bill Wallace
(Martial artist)

Bill Wallace
0
Birthdate: December 1, 1945
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Portland, Indiana, United States

 32 

Matt Mullins
3
Birthdate: November 10, 1980
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Naperville, Illinois, United States

 33 
Justine Kish
(Mixed martial artist, Kickboxer)

Justine Kish
0
Birthdate: April 13, 1988
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia

 34 

Jerry Trimble
3
Birthdate: May 12, 1961
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Newport, Kentucky, United States

 35 
K.J. Noons
(Mixed Martial Artist, Boxer)

K.J. Noons
0
Birthdate: December 7, 1982
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, United States

 36 
Dewey Cooper
(Boxer, Mixed martial artists)

Dewey Cooper
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Birthdate: November 10, 1974
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

 37 
Shonie Carter
(Mixed martial artist, Judoka)

Shonie Carter
3
Birthdate: May 3, 1972
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States

 38 
Wesley Correira
(Mixed martial artist)

Wesley Correira
2
Birthdate: November 11, 1978
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Hilo, Hawaii, United States

 39 
Kevin Rosier
(Kickboxer, Boxer)

Kevin Rosier
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Birthdate: January 6, 1962
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Buffalo, New York, United States
Died: April 14, 2015

 40 
Toby Imada
(Mixed martial artist, Kickboxer)

Toby Imada
2
Birthdate: April 20, 1978
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

 41 
Shannon Ritch
(Mixed Martial Artist)

Shannon Ritch
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Birthdate: September 27, 1970
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Coolidge, Arizona, United States

 42 
Vince Phillips
(Boxer, Kickboxer)

Vince Phillips
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Birthdate: July 23, 1963
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Pensacola, Florida, United States

 43 
Zane Frazier
(Kickboxer, Mixed martial artist)

Zane Frazier
0
Birthdate: July 16, 1966
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

 44 
Marvin Eastman
(Mixed Martial Artist, Kickboxer)

Marvin Eastman
0
Birthdate: June 8, 1971
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Merced, California, United States

 45 
Nicholas Pettas
(Karateka)

Nicholas Pettas
2
Birthdate: January 23, 1973
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Mykonos, Greece

Nicholas Pettas is a Greek-Danish martial artist and an exponent of karate. He is also a former kickboxer and actor. Pettas is renowned for his powerful low kicks and has scored victories over kickboxers like Yusuke Fujimoto and Gökhan Saki. In 1995, Pettas won the European Heavyweight Championship title and became the tenth Shin Karate World Championships champion in 2000. 

 46 
Cyrus Washington
(Kickboxers, Taekwondo)

Cyrus Washington
1
Birthdate: October 28, 1983
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Saginaw, Michigan, United States

 47 
Zoila Frausto Gurgel
(Mixed martial artist)

Zoila Frausto Gurgel
1
Birthdate: December 10, 1983
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Fresno, California, United States

 48 

Chad Bannon
1
Birthdate: November 13, 1970
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Denver, Colorado, United States

 49 
Angela Rivera-Parr
(Mixed martial artist)

Angela Rivera-Parr
1
Birthdate: May 29, 1979
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Apple Valley, California, United States

Angela Rivera-Parr is an American mixed martial artist and kickboxer best known for her matches for WMC titles against the likes of Julie Kitchen, Germaine de Randamie, and Miriam Nakamoto. Angela married fellow boxer John Wayne Parr and her personal life has largely overshadowed her professional achievements.

 50 
Troy Dorsey
(Boxer, Kickboxer)

Troy Dorsey
1
Birthdate: November 19, 1962
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Mansfield, Texas, United States