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Antoni Hardonk Bio

Antoni Barend Hardonk (born February 5, 1976) is a retired Dutch mixed martial artist and kickboxer who competed in K-1 and the UFC.

Contents

  • 1 Kickboxing career
  • 2 Mixed martial arts career
    • 2.1 Ultimate Fighting Championship
  • 3 Retirement
  • 4 Championships and accomplishments
    • 4.1 Kickboxing
    • 4.2 Mixed martial arts
  • 5 Mixed martial arts record
  • 6 Kickboxing record
  • 7 References
  • 8 External links

Kickboxing career

Antoni made his K-1 debut at the K-1 World Grand Prix 2001 Preliminary Scandinavia on June 9, 2001 where he was participating in an eight-man elimination tournament. He faced Swede Fredic Rosenberg in the quarter finals and quickly defeated him via technical knockout in the first round. In the semi finals he faced another Swede, Wisam Feyli, who he defeated by a third round unanimous decision, thus booking his place in the tournament final. In the final match Antoni faced yet another Swede, Larry Lindwall, but was unable to win the tournament, losing instead by second-round technical knockout.

On September 29, 2002 Antoni would face fellow Dutch kickboxer and future K-1 Grand Prix Champion Remy Bonjasky at the It's Showtime – As Usual / Battle Time event in the Netherlands. Antoni held his own during the fight but eventually lost via a fifth round unanimous decision. He would lose his next couple of fights against Attila Karacs and Badr Hari respectively before ending a four fight losing streak on July 29, 2005, by defeating Croatian Domagoj Ostojic by third-round technical knockout at Ultimate Nokaut 2.

Mixed martial arts career

Ultimate Fighting Championship

Antoni made his UFC debut at UFC 65 on November 18, 2006, defeating Sherman Pendergarst by technical knockout due to Ilyushin kicks.

His next fight was at UFC Fight Night 9 on April 5, 2007 against Justin McCully, a late-notice replacement for Hardonk's original opponent, former UFC Heavyweight Champion Frank Mir, as he had to drop out due to a shoulder injury. Hardonk lost to McCully via unanimous decision.

Hardonk's next fight was against Frank Mir at UFC 74 on August 25, 2007. Hardonk lost due to a kimura lock early in the first round. Most recently, Antoni beat Colin Robinson at UFC 80 by TKO 17 seconds into the first round and Eddie Sanchez at UFC 85 by TKO in the second round. Hardonk returned to the Octagon on December 27, at UFC 92 where he defeated newcomer, Mike Wessel via second-round TKO. On April 18 UFC 97 he was defeated by Cheick Kongo via TKO of the second round. Pat Barry and Hardonk fought on October 24, 2009 at UFC 104. After some success with his Ilyushin kicks in the first round, his opponent found his range in the second with fast jab combinations, and Hardonk was hurt several times before dropping and succumbing to strikes at 2:30 of round two.

Retirement

In August 2010, Hardonk announced that he would be officially retiring from the UFC and MMA altogether. Hardonk also revealed that he will be partnering with his instructor since 2004, Henry Akins, to become a full-time trainer at his gym "Dynamix Martial Arts" located in Santa Monica.

Championships and accomplishments

Kickboxing

  • K-1
    • 2001 K-1 World Grand Prix Preliminary Scandinavia runner up

Mixed martial arts

  • Ultimate Fighting Championship
    • Fight of the Night (One time) vs. Pat Barry

Mixed martial arts record

Kickboxing record

As of December 2010, Antoni Hardonk has compiled a professional kickboxing record of 5 wins and 5 losses, with 4 wins and 2 losses by KO/TKO.

External links

  • Hardonk's UFC profile.
  • Professional MMA record for Antoni Hardonk from Sherdog Edit this at Wikidata
  • Highlight of Antoni Hardonk.

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