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Denise Kielholtz (born 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.March 30, 1989) is a
March 30, 1989
|Other names||Miss Dynamite|
|Height||1.60 m (5 ft 3 in)|
|Weight||56.0 kg (123.5 lb; 8.82 st)|
|Style||Muay Thai, Kickboxing, Judo|
|Fighting out of||Almere-Buiten, Flevoland, Netherlands|
|Rank||Black Belt in Judo|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|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.
Kielholtz signed with Bellator in 2016, appearing in the promotion's inaugural kickboxing card, Bellator Kickboxing 1 in Torino, Italy on April 16, 2016. 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.
Kielholtz was expected to face Lena Ovchynnikova in the co-main event of Bellator 196 in Budapest, Hungary on April 6, 2018. However, Ovchynnikova pulled out of the fight and was replaced by Petra Částková. Kielholtz won the fight by unanimous decision.
Championships and awardsEdit
- Bellator Kickboxing Women's Flyweight Championship (One time, current)
- 2014 Enfusion Live Champion 57 kg (1 Title Def.)
- 2013 WMTA Super Bantamweight World Champion
- 2013 WFCA European Champion, -57 kg
- 2012 Enfusion -60 kg (Winner)
- 2011 Slamm Women's Championship -60 kg
- 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
|Professional kickboxing record|
Legend: Win Loss Draw/No contest Notes
Mixed martial arts recordEdit
|Professional record breakdown|
|5 matches||3 wins||2 losses|
|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|
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