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Zelg Galesic Bio

Zelg Galešić (born 16 February 1979) is a Croatian mixed martial artist who competes in the Light Heavyweight division. He has previously fought for Bellator MMA, Cage Rage, PRIDE, DREAM, UCMMA, the SFL, and K-1 Hero's. Galesic is the former Cage Rage British Middleweight Champion.

Contents

  • 1 Background
  • 2 Mixed martial arts career
    • 2.1 Early career
    • 2.2 DREAM
    • 2.3 Bellator
  • 3 Kickboxing career
  • 4 Championships and accomplishments
  • 5 Kickboxing record
  • 6 Mixed martial arts record
  • 7 References
  • 8 External links

Background

Galešić began Tae Kwon Do when he was 10 years old and is a master of the sport, being a three-time ITF European Champion, two-time ITF World Champion, and two-time ITC Full Contact World Champion. He was undefeated in amateur rules in the UK at the Combat Sports Open Trials, where all but one of his fights were won in under a minute.

Mixed martial arts career

Early career

His first professional MMA bout was on 12 September 2004 at Ultimate Combat 11: Wrath of the Beast, where he won against Jim Bentley when the referee stopped the fight after 16 seconds.

On 30 August 2007, while Cage Rage British Middleweight Champion, he was made an offer to fight for K-1 Hero's, which he accepted. He lost his only fight with them, against Yoon Dong-sik.

DREAM

His first fights with DREAM, in 2008, were victories against Magomed Sultanakhmedov then Taiei Kin. However, in Galešić's most recent fights he has lost to Ronaldo Souza and Kazushi Sakuraba.

Having lost to former PRIDE veteran Kazushi Sakuraba, Galešić took 15 months off. He returned to fight on Liverpool's OMMAC promotion, where he took on a local fighter, Lee Chadwick. Galešić won the fight with a knockout in the first round.

Bellator

Galešić competed in the eight man Bellator Season 5 Middleweight Tournament. In the quarter-finals at Bellator 50 he lost to Alexander Shlemenko by guillotine choke in the first round.

He next competed on India's Super Fight League's third event, SFL 3, against former WEC Light Heavyweight Champion Doug Marshall. He won the fight via KO early into the first round due to a flying knee.

Galešić moved to Light Heavyweight in order to compete in the Bellator 2012 Heavyweight Tournament. He was beaten by Attila Vegh at Bellator 71 in the quarter finals via a submission in the first round.

He fought Linton Vassell for UCMMA Light Heavyweight Championship on 2 February 2013. Zelg opened the fight with few punches and kicks and proved that he is still great puncher but Vassell moved the fight on the ground and won the fight by 1st round TKO.

Kickboxing career

Zelg made his kickboxing debout against #12 Glory ranked fighter Makoto Uehara at the R.I.S.E. 100 event on 12 June 2014. He dropped Uehara early in round one with punches and knees but rushed it and lost by KO at 1:25 of the first round.

Championships and accomplishments

  • Cage Rage
    • Cage Rage British Middleweight Championship (1 Time)
  • DREAM
    • 2008 DREAM Middleweight Grand Prix Semi-finalist

Kickboxing record

Legend: Win Loss Draw/No contest Notes

Mixed martial arts record

External links

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