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Denise Kielholtz (born (1989-03-30)March 30, 1989) is a Dutch female Muay Thai fighter and mixed martial artist, based in Amsterdam, Netherlands. She has competed professionally since 2004 and is the current Bellator Kickboxing Flyweight champion.

Denise Kielholtz
BornDenise Kielholtz
(1989-03-30) March 30, 1989 (age 30)
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Other namesMiss Dynamite
NationalityDutch
Height1.60 m (5 ft 3 in)
Weight56.0 kg (123.5 lb; 8.82 st)
DivisionFlyweight
StyleMuay Thai, Kickboxing, Judo
Fighting out ofAlmere-Buiten, Flevoland, Netherlands
RankBlack Belt in Judo
Kickboxing record
Total50
Wins47
Losses3
Mixed martial arts record
Total5
Wins3
By knockout1
By submission1
By decision1
Losses2
By submission2
Other information
SpouseHesdy Gerges
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Professional Mixed Martial Arts CareerEdit

Kielholtz made her professional MMA debut at Torarica Summer Fights 1 in October, 2015. She lost the fight via submission.

Bellator MMAEdit

Kielholtz signed with Bellator in 2016, appearing in the promotion's inaugural kickboxing card, Bellator Kickboxing 1 in Torino, Italy on April 16, 2016.[1] She would go 4-1 in kickboxing for the promotion, earning the flyweight championship along the way.

Kielholtz then made her Bellator MMA debut at Bellator 188 against Jessica Middleton. She won the fight via submission.[2]

Kielholtz was expected to face Lena Ovchynnikova in the co-main event of Bellator 196 in Budapest, Hungary on April 6, 2018.[3] However, Ovchynnikova pulled out of the fight and was replaced by Petra Částková. Kielholtz won the fight by unanimous decision.

Kielholtz faced Veta Arteaga on September 21, 2018 at Bellator 205.[4] She lost the fight via a submission.[5]

Kielholtz faced Bryony Tyrell at Bellator 223 at June 22, 2019.[6] She won the fight via TKO in the third round.

Championships and awardsEdit

KickboxingEdit

JudoEdit

  • 2008 Dutch Team Championships  
  • 2006 Dutch Open Espoir U20 Tournament  
  • 2005 Scottish Open U20 Championships Edinburgh  
  • 2005 Scottish Open Championships Edinburgh  
  • 2005 Dutch Championships U17  
  • 2004 Dutch Open Espoir U17 Tournament  
  • 2003 Dutch Championships U15 Nieuwegein  
  • 2002 Dutch Championships U15 Nieuwegein  

BoxingEdit

  • 2012 Amateur Arabic Featherweight World Champion 55 kg (Defeated Lorena Klijn) -56 kg [7]

Kickboxing recordEdit

Professional kickboxing record

Legend:   Win   Loss   Draw/No contest   Notes

Mixed martial arts recordEdit

Professional record breakdown
5 matches 3 wins 2 losses
By knockout 1 0
By submission 1 2
By decision 1 0
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 3-2 Bryony Tyrell TKO (punches) Bellator 223 June 22, 2019 3 2:48 London, England
Loss 2–2 Veta Arteaga Submission (guillotine choke) Bellator 205 September 21, 2018 2 4:24 Boise, Idaho, United States
Win 2–1 Petra Částková Decision (unanimous) Bellator 196 April 6, 2018 3 5:00 Budapest, Hungary
Win 1–1 Jessica Middleton Submission (scarfhold armbar) Bellator 188 November 16, 2017 1 1:16 Tel Aviv, Israel
Loss 0–1 Juliete de Souza Silva Submission (armbar) Torarica Summer Fights 1 October 31, 2015 1 N/A Paramaribo, Suriname

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Al-Shatti, Shaun (2016-02-18). "Bellator announces the launch of Bellator Kickboxing". MMA Fighting. Retrieved 2018-02-10.
  2. ^ Anderson, Jay (2017-11-17). "Bellator 188 Results: Kickboxing Champ Denise Kielholtz Quickly Submits Jessica Middleton". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2018-02-10.
  3. ^ Anderson, Jay (2018-02-09). "Bellator 196 Co-Main Event Set: Lena Ovchynnikova vs. Denise Kielholtz". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2018-02-10.
  4. ^ "Denise Kielholtz vs. Veta Arteaga Set ⋆ MMA TakeOver". MMA TakeOver. 2018-07-30. Retrieved 2018-09-22.
  5. ^ "Bellator 205 results: Hometown hero Veta Arteaga taps out kickboxing champ Denise Kielholtz". MMAjunkie. 2018-09-22. Retrieved 2018-09-22.
  6. ^ "Charlie Ward vs. Justin Moore among additions and changes to Bellator London lineup". mmajunkie.com. May 30, 2019.
  7. ^ "MMA Headlines.nl". Archive.is. Archived from the original on 2014-10-13. Retrieved 2017-04-10.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  8. ^ "Bellator Kickboxing Florence Spoilers". LiverKick. 2016-12-12. Archived from the original on 2017-03-05. Retrieved 2017-04-10.
  9. ^ Jauncey, Jay. "LiverKick - Enfusion Live #22 Live Results and Stream". Liverkick.com. Archived from the original on 2 March 2016. Retrieved 10 April 2017.
  10. ^ "Enfusion Live 2013 Heavyweight Reality Tournament, report by Peter Lowe MC Enfusion-tv.com - SEARCH FOR THE SUPERPRO". Enfusion-tv.com. Retrieved 10 April 2017.
  11. ^ "NH | Kielholtz Europees kampioen kickboksen". Rtvnh.nl. nl-nh. 2017-03-02. Retrieved 2017-04-10.
  12. ^ "Uitslagen - SLAMM!! "Soema na Basi II", Paramaribo 28 december". Mixfight.nl (in Dutch). 2011-12-29. Retrieved 2017-04-10.

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