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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Israel Adesanya
(Mixed martial artist)

Israel Adesanya
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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.

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Alistair Overeem
(Heavyweight Mixed Martial Artist, Kickboxer)

Alistair Overeem
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Birthdate: May 17, 1980
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: London, England, United Kingdom

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Donald Cerrone
(Mixed Martial Artist, Former Professional Kickboxer)

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

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Dillian Whyte
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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.

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Joanna Jedrzejczyk
(Mixed Martial Artist)

Joanna Jedrzejczyk
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Birthdate: August 18, 1987
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Olsztyn, Poland

 6 
Eric Esch
(Boxer)

Eric Esch
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Birthdate: August 3, 1966
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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Quinton Jackson
(Mixed martial artist)

Quinton Jackson
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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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 8 
Mark Hunt
(Mixed martial artist)

Mark Hunt
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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.
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 9 
Bob Sapp
(Wrestler)

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

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Sage Northcutt
(Mixed martial artist)

Sage Northcutt
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Birthdate: March 1, 1996
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Katy, Texas, United States
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Badr Hari
(Kickboxer)

Badr Hari
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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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Chan Sung Jung
(Mixed Martial Artist, Kickboxer)

Chan Sung Jung
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Birthdate: March 17, 1987
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Pohang-si, South Korea
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Gegard Mousasi
(Mixed Martial Artist)

Gegard Mousasi
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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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Tenshin Nasukawa
(Kickboxer)

Tenshin Nasukawa
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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.
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Zabit Magomedsharipov
(Mixed martial artist)

Zabit Magomedsharipov
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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). 

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Germaine de Randamie
(Mixed martial artist)

Germaine de Randamie
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Birthdate: April 24, 1984
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Utrecht, Netherlands
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Giga Chikadze
(Mixed martial artist)

Giga Chikadze
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Birthdate: August 25, 1988
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Tbilisi, Georgian

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Jiří Procházka
(Czech Mixed Martial Artist and the Current 'UFC' Light Heavyweight Champion)

Jiří Procházka
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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.

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 19 
Stephen Thompson
(Mixed martial artist)

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

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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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Jairzinho Rozenstruik
(Mixed martial artist and Former kickboxer)

Jairzinho Rozenstruik
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Birthdate: March 17, 1988
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Paramaribo, Suriname

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Chris Weidman
(Mixed martial artist)

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

 23 
Gökhan Saki
(Mixed Martial Artist)

Gökhan Saki
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Birthdate: October 18, 1983
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Schiedam, Netherlands

 24 
Valentina Shevchenko
(Mixed martial artist)

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

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Nasrat Haqparast
(Mixed martial artist)

Nasrat Haqparast
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Birthdate: August 22, 1995
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany

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Choi Hong-man
(Mixed Martial Artist)

Choi Hong-man
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Birthdate: October 30, 1980
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Jeju, South Korea
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 27 
Semmy Schilt
(Kickboxer)

Semmy Schilt
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Birthdate: October 27, 1973
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Rotterdam, Netherlands

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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.

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Alain Ngalani
(Mixed Martial Artist)

Alain Ngalani
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Birthdate: July 7, 1975
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Yaoundé, Cameroon

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Francois Botha
(Former Boxer best known for winning the IBF heavyweight title against Axel Schulz in 1995)

Francois Botha
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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.

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Nieky Holzken
(Super middleweight kickboxer, Boxer)

Nieky Holzken
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Birthdate: December 16, 1983
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Helmond, Netherlands

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Tyrone Spong
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Birthdate: September 3, 1985
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Paramaribo, Suriname
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 33 
Ray Mercer
(Boxer, Kickboxer, and mixed martial artist)

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

 34 
Bas Rutten
(Actor, Former Mixed Martial Artist, Kickboxer and Professional Wrestler)

Bas Rutten
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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.

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 35 
Melvin Manhoef
(Mixed martial artist)

Melvin Manhoef
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Birthdate: May 11, 1976
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Paramaribo, Suriname

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Edson Barboza
(Mixed Martial Artist)

Edson Barboza
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Birthdate: January 21, 1986
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Ramon Dekkers
(Kickboxer)

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

 38 
Peter Aerts
(Heavyweight kickboxer)

Peter Aerts
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Birthdate: October 25, 1970
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Eindhoven, Netherlands

 39 
Rico Verhoeven
(Kickboxer)

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

 40 
John Wayne Parr
(Retired Australian Kickboxer and Boxer)

John Wayne Parr
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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.

 41 
Remy Bonjasky
(Kickboxer)

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

 42 
Antônio Silva
(Mixed martial artist)

Antônio Silva
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Birthdate: September 14, 1979
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Campina Grande, State of Paraíba, Brazil

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

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

 45 
Philip Ng
(Actor,)

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

 46 
James Johnson
(Basketball player)

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

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Lucia Rijker
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Birthdate: December 6, 1967
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Rafael Fiziev
(Mixed martial arts fighter)

Rafael Fiziev
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Birthdate: March 5, 1993
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Korday, Kazakhstan

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

 50 
Randall
(Boxer)

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