Ernesto Hoost – A four-time K-1 World Champion, he is considered to be one of the greatest kickboxers of all time. Hoost holds notable victories over Peter Aerts (4x), Branko Cikatić, Mirko Cro Cop (3x), Jérôme Le Banner (3x), Andy Hug (3x), Ray Sefo (3x), Musashi (2x), Mike Bernardo, Francisco Filho (2x), Sam Greco, Stefan Leko (3x), Mark Hunt, Cyril Abidi, and Glaube Feitosa.
Semmy Schilt is a Dutch kickboxer, Ashihara karateka, and mixed martial artist. He is a four-time K-1 World Grand Prix Champion and one-time Glory Heavyweight Grand Slam Champion. He is the only fighter in K-1 history to win the world championship three times in a row, and also shares the record with Ernesto Hoost for most Grand Prix won, with four.
Peter Aerts – Known for his devastating high kicks, which earned him the nickname “The Dutch Lumberjack”, he is widely considered to be one of the greatest heavyweight kickboxers of all time. A three-time K-1 World Grand Prix Champion. He won his first Grand Prix in 1994 by knocking out Rob van Esdonk and Patrick Smith
Albert “The Hurricane” Kraus is a Dutch welterweight kickboxer. He was the first K-1 World MAX Tournament Champion in 2002 and also the first SUPERKOMBAT Middleweight Champion. Kraus has also held four separate world titles in kickboxing and Muay Thai.
Sam Greco is an Australian full-contact karateka, heavyweight K-1 kickboxer, and mixed martial artist. He was the 1994 Karate World Cup champion and holds notable kickboxing victories over Branko Cikatic, Ernesto Hoost, Mike Bernardo, Stefan Leko, and Ray Sefo, as well as MMA victories over Heath Herring and Shungo Oyama.
147 Fights – 131Wins – 11 Losses – 3 Draws – 2 No Contest
3 x WAKO World Kickboxing Champion
World Full Contact Karate Champion
6 x Australian Full Contact Champion
Nicholas Pettas is a Danish karateka, and heavyweight kickboxer, who fought out of Team Spirit AE in Tokyo, Japan. Pettas mainly competed in the promotion K-1 between 1998 and 2007 and was the winner of the K-1 Japan Grand Prix 2001.
At the age of twenty-one, he completed a vigorous training course to become the second non-Japanese ever to finalize the program. He was the last Uchi-deshi of Master Oyama, who died soon after Pettas’ graduation. Although an undersized heavyweight, Pettas is known for his powerful low kicks and holds notable victories over Yusuke Fujimoto, Nobu Hayashi, Musashi, Gökhan Saki, and Péter Varga.
Alexandr Pichkunov is a heavyweight kickboxer and Kyokushin karateka (5th Dan) competing in K-1. He was the runner-up at the K-1 World GP 2007 in Hawaii and #K1 World GP 2008 in Taipei tournament.
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