Jairzinho Rozenstruik (born 17 March 1988) is a Surinamese mixed martial artist and former kickboxer. He competes in the heavyweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). He currently holds the record for second fastest knockout in the heavyweight division against Allen Crowder at the UFC Fight Night: Moicano vs. Korean Zombie. In kickboxing, he is a former WLF Super Heavyweight Tournament Champion and a SUPERKOMBAT World Grand Prix I 2013 Runner-Up. As of 3 September 2020, he is #3 in the UFC heavyweight rankings.
Rozenstruik speaks at UFC 244 in 2019
|Born||17 March 1988|
|Height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight||248 lb (112 kg; 17 st 10 lb)|
|Reach||78 in (198 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Paramaribo, Suriname|
|Team||Team Bigi Boy|
American Top Team
|Years active||2009–2017 (Kickboxing)|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Rozenstruik was born and raised in Paramaribo. His parents were football fans and named him after the Brazilian star Jairzinho. In February 2020, the original Jairzinho reacted to highlights of his namesake's knockouts. Rozenstruik played football and basketball before starting to train kickboxing at the age of seventeen in a local gym. After he competed in kickboxing, he transitioned to mixed martial arts in 2012.
At the age of seventeen, Rozenstruik started training in a gym called Rens Project. There he started to take kickboxing lessons and soon he was discovered by coach Michael Babb (Vos Gym Amsterdam). Trained by Babb, he came out for the House of Legends under the supervision of Ivan Hippolyte.
Mixed martial arts careerEdit
Ultimate Fighting ChampionshipEdit
Rozenstruik made his UFC debut on 2 February 2019 against Júnior Albini, replacing injured Dmitry Sosnovskiy, at UFC Fight Night: Assunção vs. Moraes 2. He won the fight via TKO in the second round.
Rozenstruik faced Allen Crowder on 22 June 2019 at UFC Fight Night: Moicano vs. Korean Zombie. He won the fight via knockout in round one. This fight earned him the Performance of the Night award.
Rozenstruik faced Alistair Overeem, replacing Walt Harris due to the ongoing search for his missing step-daughter, on 7 December 2019 at UFC on ESPN 7. He won the fight via knockout in round five.
Rozenstruik was scheduled to face Francis Ngannou on 28 March 2020 at UFC on ESPN: Ngannou vs. Rozenstruik. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it was announced the event has been postponed. The pair were rescheduled to meet on 18 April 2020 at UFC 249. However, on 9 April, Dana White, the president of UFC announced that the event was once again postponed and the bout eventually took place on 9 May 2020. Rozenstruik lost the fight via knockout just 20 seconds into the first round.
faced Junior dos Santos on 15 August 2020 at UFC 252. He won the fight via technical knockout in the second round.
Championships and accomplishmentsEdit
Mixed martial artsEdit
- Ultimate Fighting Championship
- Performance of the Night (One time) vs. Allen Crowder
- Soema Na Basi Heavyweight Champion (3 times) 2012, 2013 and 2016
- Wu Lin Feng
- 2017 DangerZone Heavyweight Champion (1 time)
- Zweet en Tranen world championship
- 2018 Zweet en Tranen Heavyweight Champion (SuThaiBo) champion (1 time)
- SUPERKOMBAT Fighting Championship
- 2013 SUPERKOMBAT World Grand Prix I Tournament Runner-up
- Lifetime Achievement Award
- "Lifetime Achievement Award" by the Minister of Youth and Sports of Suriname for his national and international performances
Rozenstruik has two daughters.
In August 2014, Rozenstruik was arrested and detained by the Royal Netherlands Marechaussee on suspicion of smuggling drugs along with seven other Surinamese in the Netherlands who the group claimed to attend a kickboxing event. After 14 days of detention, Rozenstruik was released as the Dutch authority found seven members of the group had swallowed balls of drugs but not Rozenstruik and he was the only kickboxer among the group.
Mixed martial arts recordEdit
|Professional record breakdown|
|12 matches||11 wins||1 loss|
|Win||11–1||Junior dos Santos||TKO (punches)||UFC 252||15 August 2020||2||3:47||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Loss||10–1||Francis Ngannou||KO (punches)||UFC 249||9 May 2020||1||0:20||Jacksonville, Florida, United States|
|Win||10–0||Alistair Overeem||KO (punch)||UFC on ESPN: Overeem vs. Rozenstruik||7 December 2019||5||4:56||Washington, D.C., United States|
|Win||9–0||Andrei Arlovski||KO (punch)||UFC 244||2 November 2019||1||0:29||New York City, New York, United States|
|Win||8–0||Allen Crowder||KO (punches)||UFC Fight Night: Moicano vs. Korean Zombie||22 June 2019||1||0:09||Greenville, South Carolina, United States||Performance of the Night.|
|Win||7–0||Júnior Albini||TKO (head kick and punches)||UFC Fight Night: Assunção vs. Moraes 2||2 February 2019||2||0:54||Fortaleza, Brazil|
|Win||6–0||Robert McCarthy||KO (punches)||Team Yvel: Fearless 3||27 December 2018||1||0:10||Paramaribo, Suriname|
|Win||5–0||Andrey Kovalev||Decision (split)||Rizin 10||6 May 2018||3||5:00||Fukuoka, Japan|
|Win||4–0||Marvin Aboeli||TKO (punches)||Fighting with the Stars: Bloed, Zweet & Tranen 3||22 December 2017||1||N/A||Paramaribo, Suriname|
|Win||3–0||Engelbert Berbin||KO (punches)||AIF 1||28 April 2017||1||N/A||Oranjestad, Aruba|
|Win||2–0||Evgeni Boldyrev||KO (punch)||Draka 11||24 November 2012||1||2:05||Khabarovsk Krai, Russia|
|Win||1–0||Evgeni Boldyrev||KO (punch)||Draka 7||26 May 2012||1||2:36||Vladivostok, Russia||Heavyweight debut.|
Kickboxing record (Incomplete)Edit
|Kickboxing record (Incomplete)|
76 wins (64 (T)KO's), 8 losses (2 (T)KO's, 6 decisions), 1 draw
Legend: Win Loss Draw/No contest Notes
- Connelly, Shane (11 June 2019). "Jairzinho Rozenstruik: "I'm coming to collect" in UFC heavyweight division". The Body Lock. Retrieved 5 November 2019.Connelly, Shane (11 June 2019). "Jairzinho Rozenstruik: "I'm coming to collect" in UFC heavyweight division". The Body Lock. Retrieved 5 November 2019.
- "Jairzinho Rozenstruik Fight Results and History". ESPN. Retrieved 17 February 2020.
- "Rankings | UFC". www.ufc.com. Retrieved 4 September 2020.
- Marc Raimondi (5 December 2019). "What you need to know about rising UFC star Jairzinho Rozenstruik". espn.com.
- "Jairzinho Reacts To Jairzinho Rozenstruik Knockouts - MMA Fighting". MMA Fighting. 17 February 2020. Retrieved 16 August 2020.
- DNA, MMA. "Jairzinho Rozenstruik MMA DNA". Retrieved 2 November 2019.
- Connelly, Shane (11 June 2019). "Jairzinho Rozenstruik: "I'm coming to collect" in UFC heavyweight division". The Body Lock. Retrieved 20 October 2019.
- CentralCityMMA (28 January 2019). "Welcome to the UFC: Jairzinho Rozenstruik". CENTRAL CITY MMA. Retrieved 2 November 2019.
- "New phase of life has begun for Jairzinho Rozenstruik". UFC. 3 February 2019. Retrieved 2 November 2019.
- "Jairzinho Rozenstruik 'Bigi Boi' wint in Brazilië". GFC Nieuws (in Dutch). 3 February 2019. Retrieved 2 November 2019.
- "Evgeny Boldyrev vs. Jairzinho Rozenstruik, Draka MMA". Tapology. Retrieved 17 October 2019.
- DNA, MMA. "Surinamer Jairzinho Rozenstruik treft Junior Albini tijdens UFC Fortaleza" (in Dutch). Retrieved 17 October 2019.
- "Jairzinho Rozenstruik inks multi fight deal with RIZIN". www.duellogroup.com. Retrieved 17 October 2019.
- "RIZIN.10". RIZIN Fighting Federation. 19 February 2018. Retrieved 17 October 2019.
- Marcel Dorff (2 November 2019). "Surinamese Jairzinho Rozenstruik meets Junior Albini during UFC Fortaleza" (in Dutch). mmadna.nl. Retrieved 2 January 2019.
- "UFC Fortaleza results: Jair Rozenstruik patient, pounds out Junior Albini". MMAjunkie. 2 February 2019. Retrieved 1 November 2019.
- Smith, Ben (22 June 2019). "UFC Greenville Results: Rozenstruik Destroys Crowder in Nine Seconds". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2 November 2019.
- "'Just. Like. That!' UFC heavyweight Jairzinho Rozenstruik makes history with stunning KO (VIDEO)". RT International. Retrieved 2 November 2019.
- Stephie Hayne (22 June 2019). "UFC Greenville post-fight bonuses: The Korean Zombie crushes Moicano in POTN win". bloodyelbow.com. Retrieved 2 November 2019.
- Anderson, Jay (2 November 2019). "UFC 244 Results: Jairzinho Rozenstruik Looks Fierce in Knockout of Andrei Arlovski". Cageside Press. Retrieved 3 November 2019.
- "Jair Rozenstruik meets Alistair Overeem in UFC on ESPN 7 headliner with Walt Harris out". MMA Junkie. 5 November 2019. Retrieved 5 November 2019.
- Mercado, Eddie (8 December 2019). "UFC DC results: Jairzinho Rozenstruik hits buzzer-beater KO on Alistair Overeem". Bloody Elbow. Retrieved 8 December 2019.
- Clyde Aidoo (13 December 2019). "BREAKING: Francis Ngannou Faces Jairzinho Rozenstruik in Columbus". mmanews.com. Retrieved 13 December 2019.
- Nolan King and John Morgan (15 March 2020). "UFC postpones three events amid growing coronavirus outbreak". mmajunkie.usatoday.com. Retrieved 16 March 2020.
- DNA, MMA. "BREAKING: Ngannou vs. Rozenstruik op 18 april aanstaande". Retrieved 7 April 2020.
- Brett Okamoto (9 April 2020). "Dana White says UFC 249 will not happen April 18". espn.com. Retrieved 9 April 2020.
- "REVISED – UFC 249: Ferguson vs. Gaethje Fight Card | MMAWeekly.com". 27 April 2020. Retrieved 3 May 2020.
- Evanoff, Josh (9 May 2020). "UFC 249 Results: Francis Ngannou Destroys Jarzinho Rozenstruik". Cageside Press. Retrieved 10 May 2020.
- Guilherme Cruz and Damon Martin (12 June 2020). "Junior dos Santos vs. Jairzinho Rozenstruik agreed for UFC 252". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 12 June 2020.
- Vreeland, Daniel (15 August 2020). "UFC 252 Results: Jairzinho Rozenstruik Waits, Tags dos Santos". Cageside Press. Retrieved 16 August 2020.
- DNA, MMA (13 January 2021). "Jairzinho Rozenstruik treft ongeslagen Ciryl Gane tijdens UFC evenement op 13 maart". MMA DNA. Retrieved 13 January 2021.
- Farah Hannoun (7 January 2020). "MMA Junkie's 2019 'Newcomer of the Year': Jairzinho Rozenstruik". mmajunkie.com.
- Nolan King (6 January 2020). "MMA Junkie's 2019 'Comeback of the Year': Jairzinho Rozenstruik finishes Alistair Overeem". mmajunkie.com.
- Matthew Petela (22 January 2020). "Combat Press 2019 MMA Awards: Comeback of the Year – Jairzinho Rozenstruik vs. Alistair Overeem (UFC on ESPN 7)". combatpress.com.
- "Tyrone Spong en Jairzinho Rozenstruik krijgen Lifetime Achievement Awards in Suriname". Waterkant (in Dutch). 28 October 2018. Retrieved 8 December 2019.
- "'I Was Crying': UFC on ESPN 7 Fighters Open Up on Walt Harris Tragedy". Bleacherreport.com. 6 December 2019.
- Administrator (6 August 2014). "Surinaamse kickbokser aangehouden in Nederland". Waterkant (in Dutch). Retrieved 21 November 2019.
- Administrator (5 August 2014). "Nep kickboksers smokkelden drugs uit Suriname". Waterkant (in Dutch). Retrieved 21 November 2019.
- Sherdog.com. "Jairzinho". Sherdog. Retrieved 2 November 2019.
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