Kickboxers

More From Kickboxers

Right IconThis ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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.
Vote for Your Favourite Kickboxers
 1 
Israel Adesanya
(Mixed martial artist)
Israel Adesanya
4
Birthdate: July 22, 1989
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Lagos, Nigeria

Israel Adesanya is a Nigerian-born New Zealand kickboxer, mixed martial artist, and former boxer. Considered one of the best strikers in MMA, Adesanya has won multiple championships and is the current UFC Middleweight Champion. In 2019, Israel Adesanya was named New Zealand Sportsman of the Year at the Halberg Awards.

 2 
Holly Holm
(American Mixed Martial Artist and One of the Best Female Professional Boxers of All Time)
Holly Holm
4
Birthdate: October 17, 1981
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

Holly Holm is a mixed martial artist. A former world champion in boxing, Holm currently competes in the UFC and holds the distinction of being the first fighter to hold a UFC title and a world boxing title. Her win against Ronda Rousey at UFC 193 is regarded as one of the biggest upsets in the history of combat sports.

 3 
Donald Cerrone
(Mixed Martial Artist, Former Professional Kickboxer)
Donald Cerrone
6
Birthdate: March 29, 1983
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Denver, Colorado, United States
 4 
Alistair Overeem
(Heavyweight Mixed Martial Artist, Kickboxer)
Alistair Overeem
4
Birthdate: May 17, 1980
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: London, England, United Kingdom
 5 
Dillian Whyte
4
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.

 6 
Joanna Jedrzejczyk
(Mixed Martial Artist)
Joanna Jedrzejczyk
4
Birthdate: August 18, 1987
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Olsztyn, Poland
Recommended Lists:
 7 
Eric Esch
(Boxer)
Eric Esch
4
Birthdate: August 3, 1966
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States
 8 
Mark Hunt
(New Zealand Former Mixed Martial Artist and Kickboxer Famous as 'The King of Walk-Offs')
Mark Hunt
4
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.
Recommended Lists:
 9 
Quinton Jackson
(Mixed martial artist)
Quinton Jackson
6
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. 

 10 
Bob Sapp
(Wrestler)
Bob Sapp
4
Birthdate: September 22, 1973
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
Recommended Lists:
 11 
Badr Hari
(Moroccan-Dutch Heavyweight Kickboxer)
Badr Hari
6
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.

 12 
Sage Northcutt
(Mixed martial artist)
Sage Northcutt
6
Birthdate: March 1, 1996
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Katy, Texas, United States
Recommended Lists:
 13 
Chan Sung Jung
(Mixed Martial Artist, Kickboxer)
Chan Sung Jung
4
Birthdate: March 17, 1987
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Pohang-si, South Korea
 14 
Zabit Magomedsharipov
(Mixed martial artist)
Zabit Magomedsharipov
6
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). 

Recommended Lists:
 15 
Tenshin Nasukawa
(Japanese Kickboxer and Mixed Martial Artist)
Tenshin Nasukawa
4
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.
 16 
Jiří Procházka
(Czech Mixed Martial Artist and the Current 'UFC' Light Heavyweight Champion)
Jiří Procházka
3
Birthdate: October 14, 1992
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Hostěradice, Czechia

Jiří Procházka is a Czech mixed martial artist and the current UFC Light Heavyweight Champion. He first achieved national prominence in 2011 when he won the gold medal at the Czech National Championships for Muay Thai. Jiří Procházka also won the inaugural Czech GCF Light Heavyweight Championship title as well as the inaugural Rizin FF Light Heavyweight Championship title.

Recommended Lists:
 17 
Germaine de Randamie
(Mixed martial artist)
Germaine de Randamie
4
Birthdate: April 24, 1984
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Utrecht, Netherlands
 18 
Stephen Thompson
(Mixed martial artist)
Stephen Thompson
0
Birthdate: February 11, 1983
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Simpsonville, South Carolina, United States
Recommended Lists:
 19 
Benny Urquidez
(Kickboxer and Karate Champion who Achieved Six World Titles in Five different Weight Divisions)
Benny Urquidez
4
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.

 20 
Jairzinho Rozenstruik
(Mixed martial artist and Former kickboxer)
Jairzinho Rozenstruik
1
Birthdate: March 17, 1988
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Paramaribo, Suriname
 21 
Giga Chikadze
(Mixed martial artist)
Giga Chikadze
4
Birthdate: August 25, 1988
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Tbilisi, Georgian
 22 
Valentina Shevchenko
(Mixed martial artist)
Valentina Shevchenko
4
Birthdate: March 7, 1988
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bishkek Frunze, Kirghiz Soviet Socialist Republic Kirghiz SSR, Soviet Union (now Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan)
 23 
Chris Weidman
(Mixed martial artist)
Chris Weidman
4
Birthdate: June 17, 1984
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Baldwin, New York, United States
 24 
Gegard Mousasi
(Dutch Mixed Martial Artist, Former Kickboxer and Two-Time Bellator Middleweight Champion)
Gegard Mousasi
4
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.
 25 
Gökhan Saki
(Mixed Martial Artist)
Gökhan Saki
4
Birthdate: October 18, 1983
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Schiedam, Netherlands
 26 
Ken Shamrock
(Bare-Knuckle Boxing Promoter & Retired Professional Wrestler MMA & Kickboxer)
Ken Shamrock
4
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.

Recommended Lists:
 27 
Semmy Schilt
(Kickboxer)
Semmy Schilt
4
Birthdate: October 27, 1973
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Rotterdam, Netherlands
 28 
Nasrat Haqparast
(Mixed martial artist)
Nasrat Haqparast
4
Birthdate: August 22, 1995
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany
Recommended Lists:
 29 
Francois Botha
(Former Boxer best known for winning the IBF heavyweight title against Axel Schulz in 1995)
Francois Botha
3
Birthdate: September 28, 1968
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Witbank, South Africa

South African boxer, kickboxer, and mixed martial artist Francois Botha has been one of the greatest heavyweight fighters of his country. Nicknamed The White Buffalo, he has fought against the best fighters, such as Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield, and registered legendary wins against Axel Schulz and Timo Hoffmann.

 30 
Alain Ngalani
(Mixed Martial Artist)
Alain Ngalani
4
Birthdate: July 7, 1975
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Yaoundé, Cameroon
Recommended Lists:
 31 
Nieky Holzken
(Super middleweight kickboxer, Boxer)
Nieky Holzken
3
Birthdate: December 16, 1983
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Helmond, Netherlands
 32 
Bas Rutten
(Actor, Former Mixed Martial Artist, Kickboxer and Professional Wrestler)
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.

Recommended Lists:
 33 
Tyrone Spong
4
Birthdate: September 3, 1985
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Paramaribo, Suriname
 34 
Ray Mercer
(Boxer, Kickboxer, and mixed martial artist)
Ray Mercer
3
Birthdate: April 4, 1961
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Jacksonville, Florida, United States
Recommended Lists:
 35 
Melvin Manhoef
(Mixed martial artist)
Melvin Manhoef
4
Birthdate: May 11, 1976
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Paramaribo, Suriname
 36 
Choi Hong-man
(Mixed Martial Artist)
Choi Hong-man
4
Birthdate: October 30, 1980
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Jeju, South Korea
Recommended Lists:
 37 
Edson Barboza
(Mixed Martial Artist)
Edson Barboza
4
Birthdate: January 21, 1986
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
 38 
Rico Verhoeven
(Dutch Kickboxing Star Known as the King of Kickboxing)
Rico Verhoeven
4
Birthdate: April 10, 1989
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bergen op Zoom, Netherlands
 39 
Rafael Fiziev
(Mixed martial arts fighter)
Rafael Fiziev
0
Birthdate: March 5, 1993
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Korday, Kazakhstan
 40 
Peter Aerts
(Heavyweight kickboxer)
Peter Aerts
3
Birthdate: October 25, 1970
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Eindhoven, Netherlands
 41 
Antônio Silva
(Mixed martial artist)
Antônio Silva
4
Birthdate: September 14, 1979
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Campina Grande, State of Paraíba, Brazil
 42 
Volkan Oezdemir
(Swiss Professional Mixed Martial Artist and Former Kickboxer)
Volkan Oezdemir
4
Birthdate: September 19, 1989
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Fribourg, Switzerland

Volkan Oezdemir is a Swiss professional mixed martial artist and former kickboxing practitioner. He competes in the light heavyweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship in mixed martial arts and competed for Superkombat Fighting Championship in the heavyweight division in kickboxing. He has won the Performance of the Night award twice and the Battle of the Vikings Tournament once.

 43 
John Wayne Parr
(Retired Australian Kickboxer and Boxer)
John Wayne Parr
3
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.

 44 
Remy Bonjasky
(Kickboxer)
Remy Bonjasky
3
Birthdate: January 10, 1976
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Paramaribo, Suriname
 45 
Gary Daniels
3
Birthdate: May 9, 1963
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: London, England
 46 
Lucia Rijker
3
Birthdate: December 6, 1967
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Amsterdam, Netherlands
 47 
Giorgio Petrosyan
3
Birthdate: December 10, 1985
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Yerevan, Armenia
 48 
James Johnson
(Basketball player)
James Johnson
0
Birthdate: February 20, 1987
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Cheyenne, Wyoming, United States
 49 
Jérôme Le Banner
3
Birthdate: December 26, 1972
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Le Havre, France
 50 
Philip Ng
(Actor,)
Philip Ng
3
Birthdate: September 16, 1977
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Hong Kong