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Chris Dolman Bio

Christiaan "Chris" Dolman (born February 17, 1945) is a Dutch retired martial artist and professional wrestler. He won a silver medal at the European championship in judo and a gold at the world championship in sambo, counting as the first non-Russian sambo world champion, and has over 40 national and 10 international championships. He is known for his career in Fighting Network Rings and for his role training several Dutch mixed martial artists and kickboxers, among them Bas Rutten, Alistair and Valentijn Overeem, Gilbert Yvel and Gegard Mousasi.

Contents

  • 1 Career
  • 2 In wrestling
  • 3 Championships and accomplishments
    • 3.1 Grecor-Roman wrestling
    • 3.2 Judo
    • 3.3 Professional wrestling
    • 3.4 Sambo
  • 4 References
  • 5 External links

Career

Dolman's first visit to Japan was in 1976, backing Willem Ruska during his match against Antonio Inoki in New Japan Pro Wrestling. He later competed in a different style fight in Universal Wrestling Federation against Kazuo Yamazaki, and after UWF's demise, he was contacted by Akira Maeda for his Fighting Network Rings promotion. Dolman won the first Rings tournament in 1993 and led the Netherlands stable of fighters, which included Dick Vrij, Gilbert Yvel and other names. His final match was in 1995, defeating Joop Kasteel.

During his stint in Rings, he challenged the Gracie family several times, but according to him and Jon Bluming, they did not answer his letters.

He currently teaches at the Chakuriki/Pancration Gym along with Thom Harinck and leads the RINGS Holland promotion.

In wrestling

  • Finishing moves
    • Cross armbreaker
    • Rear naked choke
  • Signature moves
    • Guillotine choke
    • Knee strike
    • Mounted Boston crab
    • Side single leg Boston crab

Championships and accomplishments

Grecor-Roman wrestling

  • 1966 Benelux Championship
  • 1967 Benelux Championship
  • 1968 Benelux Championship
  • 1969 Benelux Championship

Judo

  • 1974 European Judo Championship 93 kg class silver medalist
  • 1966 European Youth Judo Championship
  • 1965 Netherlands Youth Judo Championship
  • Eight times Netherlands Judo Championship

Professional wrestling

  • Fighting Network Rings
    • Mega Battle Tournament (1992)

Sambo

  • 1969 World Sambo Championship gold medalist
  • 1985 World Sambo Championship gold medalist
  • World Games 1985 Sambo Championship 100 kg class gold medalist
  • National A.A.U. Sambo Championship (1978)

External links

  • Professional MMA record for Chris Dolman from Sherdog Edit this at Wikidata

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