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Brecht Wallis Bio
Brecht "The Gentle Giant" Wallis (born 6 September 1977) is a Belgian retired kickboxer.
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- 3 Kickboxing record
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Career and biography
Brecht Wallis started training in judo at the age of 12 and a few years later moved on to Muay Thai. In 2001 he moved to the Netherlands to pursue his professional career at the Siam Gym under trainer Miki Benazzouz.
He made his K-1 debut in 2003 at K-1 Holland GP in Zoetermeer, winning the bout against Swedish fighter Jorgen Kruth by extra round majority decision.
On 14 February 2004 Brecht won his first K-1 tournament in Stockholm, Sweden qualifying for K-1 World GP 2004 in Las Veagas II. In the quarter finals he was matched up against heavy favorite, American Carter Williams, Wallis won the fight by spectactular high kick in round 3. His next opponent in the semis was again Jorgen Kruth. After an evenly fought match Brecht Wallis was announced the winner by unanimous decision and moved on to the tournament finals against American Mighty Mo where he suffered his first loss by a devastating KO in a second round.
After few years out of the K-1 fighting circuit Brecht Wallis made his comeback on 4 May 2007 at the K-1 Fighting Network GP 2007 in Romania, winning the tournament over Doug Viney, Errol Zimmerman and Paula Mataele and he qualified for K-1 World GP 2007 in Amsterdam.
He defeated Martinis Knyzelis via decision at K-1 World Grand Prix 2013 in Vilnius in Vilnius, Lithuania on 27 April 2013.
- 2007 K-1 Fighting Network Romania Champion
- 2004 K-1 World Grand Prix in Las Vegas II Runner-up
- 2004 K-1 Scandinavia World Qualification Champion