Kickboxers

Kickboxing is a combat sport based on kicking and punching. We have compiled a list of famous kickboxers from all over the world. This list contains names such as Patrick Smith, Remigijus Morkevičius, Rick Roufus, Sage Northcutt and Shemsi Beqiri.
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 1 Israel Adesanya

Israel Adesanya
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Famous As: Mixed martial artist
Birthdate: July 22, 1989
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Lagos, Nigeria

 2 Joanna Jedrzejczyk

Joanna Jedrzejczyk
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Famous As: Mixed Martial Artist
Birthdate: August 18, 1987
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Olsztyn, Poland

 3 Dillian Whyte

Dillian Whyte
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Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: April 11, 1988
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Port Antonio, Jamaica

Born in Jamaica, Dillian Whyte moved with his family to the UK as a 12-year-old. Initially a British kickboxing champion, he later moved on to boxing. He was banned for 2 years for consuming a banned drug. He apparently had his first child at age 13, becoming one of the world’s youngest fathers.

 4 Mark Hunt

Mark Hunt
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Famous As: Mixed martial artist
Birthdate: March 23, 1974
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: South Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
New Zealand MMA fighter and kickboxer Mark Hunt won the 2001 K-1 World Grand Prix and also competed in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Known as the "King of Walk-Offs" due to his habit of walking away before the referee ends the match, Hunt inspired the documentary The Art of Fighting.

 5 Eric Esch

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

 6 Quinton Jackson

Quinton Jackson
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Famous As: Mixed martial artist
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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 7 Gegard Mousasi

Gegard Mousasi
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Famous As: Mixed Martial Artist
Birthdate: August 1, 1985
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Tehran, Iran
Gegard Mousasi, also known as “The Dreamcatcher,” was an amateur boxer and kickboxer before he soared to fame as a mixed martial artist. He now competes for Bellator MMA and is a two-time Bellator middleweight world champion. He has also previously been the DREAM light heavyweight and middleweight champion.
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 8 Bob Sapp

Bob Sapp
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Famous As: Wrestler
Birthdate: September 22, 1973
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
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 9 Zabit Magomedsharipov

Zabit Magomedsharipov
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Famous As: Mixed martial artist
Birthdate: March 1, 1991
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Khasavyurt, Russia

Zabit Magomedsharipov is a Russian mixed martial artist who currently competes in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). In the 2018 World MMA Awards, he was honored with the Submission of the Year award for his fight against Brandon Davis. Prior to his UFC career, Zabit Magomedsharipov was a featherweight champion in the Absolute Championship Berkut (ACB). 

 10 Badr Hari

Badr Hari
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Famous As: Kickboxer
Birthdate: December 8, 1984
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Moroccan-Dutch kickboxer Badr Hari, also known as Bad Boy and The Golden Boy, has won the K-1 Heavyweight and Showtime Heavyweight championships. He represented the Netherlands until his loss to Stefan Leko, after which he began playing for Morocco, due to aggressive criticism from his Dutch fans.

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 11 Sage Northcutt

Sage Northcutt
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Famous As: Mixed martial artist
Birthdate: March 1, 1996
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Katy, Texas, United States

 12 Chan Sung Jung

Chan Sung Jung
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Famous As: Mixed Martial Artist, Kickboxer
Birthdate: March 17, 1987
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Pohang-si, South Korea
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 13 Tenshin Nasukawa

Tenshin Nasukawa
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Famous As: Kickboxer
Birthdate: August 18, 1998
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Chiba, Japan
Former Rizin bantamweight title-holder Tenshin Nasukawa had begun training in karate at age 5. The Japanese MMA fighter and kickboxer is known for his peculiar style that mingles kickboxing and full-contact karate. He ended up crying after being steamrolled by U.S. boxing champion Floyd Mayweather in a match in Tokyo.

 14 Bas Rutten

Bas Rutten
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 24, 1965
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Tilburg, Netherlands
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 15 Germaine de Randamie

Germaine de Randamie
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Famous As: Mixed martial artist
Birthdate: April 24, 1984
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Utrecht, Netherlands

 16 Jiří Procházka

Jiří Procházka
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Famous As: Mixed martial artist
Birthdate: October 14, 1992
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Hostěradice, Czechia
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 17 Cung Le

Cung Le
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Famous As: Actor
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.

 18 Chris Weidman

Chris Weidman
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Famous As: Mixed martial artist
Birthdate: June 17, 1984
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Baldwin, New York, United States
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 19 Valentina Shevchenko

Valentina Shevchenko
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Famous As: Mixed martial artist
Birthdate: March 7, 1988
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bishkek Frunze, Kirghiz Soviet Socialist Republic Kirghiz SSR, Soviet Union (now Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan)

 20 Benny Urquidez

Benny Urquidez
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Famous As: Kickboxer
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.

 21 Choi Hong-man

Choi Hong-man
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Famous As: Mixed Martial Artist
Birthdate: October 30, 1980
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Jeju, South Korea

 22 Ken Shamrock

Ken Shamrock
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Famous As: Mixed Martial Artist, Professional wrestler
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.

 23 Alain Ngalani

Alain Ngalani
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Famous As: Mixed Martial Artist
Birthdate: July 7, 1975
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Yaoundé, Cameroon

 24 Joe Schilling

Joe Schilling
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Famous As: Mixed martial artist
Birthdate: January 13, 1984
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Dayton, Ohio, United States

 25 Stephen Thompson

Stephen Thompson
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Famous As: Mixed martial artist
Birthdate: February 11, 1983
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Simpsonville, South Carolina, United States

 26 Jairzinho Rozenstruik

Jairzinho Rozenstruik
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Famous As: Mixed martial artist and Former kickboxer
Birthdate: March 17, 1988
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Paramaribo, Suriname
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 27 Nasrat Haqparast

Nasrat Haqparast
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Famous As: Mixed martial artist
Birthdate: August 22, 1995
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany

 28 Semmy Schilt

Semmy Schilt
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Famous As: Kickboxer
Birthdate: October 27, 1973
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Rotterdam, Netherlands
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 29 Ramon Dekkers

Ramon Dekkers
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Famous As: Kickboxer
Birthdate: September 4, 1969
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Breda, Netherlands
Died: February 27, 2013

 30 Tyrone Spong

Tyrone Spong
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Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: September 3, 1985
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Paramaribo, Suriname
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 31 Melvin Manhoef

Melvin Manhoef
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Famous As: Mixed martial artist
Birthdate: May 11, 1976
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Paramaribo, Suriname

 32 Edson Barboza

Edson Barboza
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Famous As: Mixed Martial Artist
Birthdate: January 21, 1986
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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 33 Remy Bonjasky

Remy Bonjasky
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Famous As: Kickboxer
Birthdate: January 10, 1976
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Paramaribo, Suriname

 34 Makhmud Muradov

Makhmud Muradov
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Famous As: Mixed martial artist
Birthdate: February 8, 1990
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Dushanbe, Tajikistan
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 35 John Wayne Parr

John Wayne Parr
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Famous As: Boxer, Kickboxer
Birthdate: May 25, 1976
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Australia

Australian kickboxer and boxer John Wayne Parr, known as The Gunslinger to his fans, began his martial arts training at age 11 and won his first title at 17. He was also the first Western boxer to make it to the cover of the popular Muay Thai magazine of Thailand, Muay Siam.

 36 Ernesto Hoost

Ernesto Hoost
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Famous As: Kickboxer
Birthdate: July 11, 1965
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Heemskerk, Netherlands
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 37 Rico Verhoeven

Rico Verhoeven
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Famous As: Kickboxer
Birthdate: April 10, 1989
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bergen op Zoom, Netherlands

 38 Antônio Silva

Antônio Silva
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Famous As: Mixed martial artist
Birthdate: September 14, 1979
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Campina Grande, State of Paraíba, Brazil

 39 Glover Teixeira

Glover Teixeira
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Famous As: Mixed martial artist
Birthdate: October 28, 1979
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Sobrália, Minas Gerais, Brazil

 40 Cecilia Braekhus

Cecilia Braekhus
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Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: September 28, 1981
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Cartagena, Colombia

 41 Philip Ng

Philip Ng
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Famous As: Actor,
Birthdate: September 16, 1977
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Hong Kong

 42 Ben Nguyen

Ben Nguyen
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Famous As: Mixed martial artist
Birthdate: August 3, 1988
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Sioux Falls, South Dakota, United States

 43 Andy Hug

Andy Hug
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Famous As: Karateka
Birthdate: September 7, 1964
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Zurich, Switzerland
Died: August 24, 2000

 44 Giga Chikadze

Giga Chikadze
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Famous As: Mixed martial artist
Birthdate: August 25, 1988
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Tbilisi, Georgian

 45 Gary Daniels

Gary Daniels
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: May 9, 1963
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: London, England

 46 Jérôme Le Banner

Jérôme Le Banner
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Famous As: Kickboxer
Birthdate: December 26, 1972
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Le Havre, France

 47 Randall

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

 48 Gökhan Saki

Gökhan Saki
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Famous As: Mixed Martial Artist
Birthdate: October 18, 1983
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Schiedam, Netherlands

 49 Andrea Lee (fighter)

Andrea Lee (fighter)
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Famous As: Mixed martial artist
Birthdate: February 11, 1989
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Atlanta, Texas, United States

 50 Giorgio Petrosyan

Giorgio Petrosyan
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Famous As: Kickboxer
Birthdate: December 10, 1985
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Yerevan, Armenia
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