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Johannes "Jan" Nortje (born April 11, 1975) is a South African professional kickboxer, mixed martial artist and undefeated professional boxer[2] who has fought for Strikeforce, DREAM, K-1, Inoki Genome Federation, PRIDE Fighting Championship and New Japan Pro Wrestling.

Jan Nortje
BornJohannes Nortje
(1975-04-11) 11 April 1975 (age 44)
Cape Town, South Africa
Other namesThe Giant
ResidenceGrand Baie, Mauritius (current)
Gustavia, St. Barts (previous)
NationalitySouth Africa South African
Height2.00 m (6 ft 7 in)
Weight160 kg (353 lb; 25 st 3 lb)
DivisionSuper Heavyweight
Heavyweight
StanceSouthpaw
Fighting out ofJohannesburg, South Africa
TeamXtreme Couture[1]
Steve's Gym
Team Nortje
TrainerSteve Kalakoda
Randy Couture
Ray Sefo
Fai Falamoe (2007, 2013)
Years active2001-2003, 2007-2009, 2013 (MMA)
1998–2008, 2013 (Kickboxing)
1999-2001 (Boxing)
Professional boxing record
Total11
Wins11
By knockout10
Losses0
Kickboxing record
Total25
Wins9
By knockout8
Losses16
Mixed martial arts record
Total8
Wins2
By knockout2
Losses6
By knockout2
By submission4
Other information
Boxing record from BoxRec
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

He has fought the likes of Jérôme Le Banner, Gary Goodridge, and K-1 Champions Mirko Cro Cop, Ernesto Hoost, Peter Aerts and Semmy Schilt. His last MMA fight was a loss against Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou at DREAM.9.

He lost to Lechi Kurbanov by way of an extension round split decision on 29 June 2013 in Grozny, Chechnya.[3]

Mixed martial arts recordEdit

Professional record breakdown
8 matches 2 wins 6 losses
By knockout 2 2
By submission 0 4
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 2-6 Sokoudjou TKO (punches) DREAM 9 26 May 2009 1 2:30 Yokohama, Japan DREAM Super Hulk Grand Prix Opening Round; Super Heavyweight bout.
Win 2-5 Bob Sapp TKO (punches) Strikeforce: At The Dome 23 February 2008 1 0:55 Tacoma, Washington, United States Super Heavyweight bout.
Loss 1-5 Gary Goodridge TKO (punches) Hero's 8 12 March 2007 1 3:00 Nagoya, Japan
Loss 1-4 Masayuki Naruse Submission (rear naked choke) K-1 31 December 2003 1 4:40 Nagoya, Japan
Loss 1-3 Shinsuke Nakamura Submission (guillotine choke) New Japan Pro Wrestling 2 May 2003 2 3:12 Tokyo, Japan
Win 1-2 Tadao Yasuda TKO (soccer kicks) Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye 2002 31 December 2002 2 0:57 Saitama, Saitama, Japan
Loss 0-2 Yoshihisa Yamamoto Submission (armbar) PRIDE 18 23 December 2001 1 1:43 Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan
Loss 0-1 Gary Goodridge Submission (armbar) K-1 Andy Memorial 2001 Japan GP Final 19 August 2001 1 1:11 Saitama, Saitama, Japan

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K-1 kickboxing recordEdit

9 Wins (8 (T)KO's, 1 decisions), 16 Losses
Date Result Record Opponent Event Method Round Time
06/29/2013 Loss 9-16   Lechi Kurbanov K-1 World Ichigeki Cup 2013 Ext. R Decision (split) 4 3:00
08/16/2008 Win 9-15   Tom Erikson Deep: Gladiator KO (left hook) 1 1:05
06/29/2008 Loss 8-15   Peter Aerts K-1 World GP 2008 in Fukuoka TKO (referee stoppage) 3 2:49
03/26/2008 Loss 8-14   Bjorn Bregy K-1 World Grand Prix 2008 in Amsterdam KO (punches) 1 1:10
12/08/2007 Win 8-13   Dong Wook-Kim K-1 World Grand Prix 2007 Final TKO (overhand right) 2 0:11
04/28/2007 Loss 7-13   Mighty Mo K-1 World Grand Prix 2007 in Hawaii KO (right cross) 2 1:50
04/28/2007 Win 7-12   Julius Long K-1 World Grand Prix 2007 in Hawaii TKO (leg kicks) 2 1:56
08/13/2005 Loss 6-12   Imani Lee K-1 World Grand Prix 2005 in Las Vegas II Decision (unanimous) 3 3:00
11/06/2004 Loss 6-11   Semmy Schilt K-1 Titans 1st '04 TKO 2 0:57
08/07/2004 Loss 6-10   Alexander Ustinov K-1 World Grand Prix 2004 in Las Vegas II Decision (unanimous) 3 3:00
06/06/2004 Loss 6-9   Tom Erikson K-1 World Grand Prix 2004 in Nagoya TKO (referee stoppage) 1 0:55
03/27/2004 Win 6-8   Mike Bernardo K-1 World Grand Prix 2004 in Saitama KO (right hook and uppercut) 1 2:32
12/06/2003 Loss 5-8   Martin Holm K-1 World Grand Prix 2003 KO 1 1:06
11/03/2003 Win 5-7   Ivan Rudan New Japan Pro Wrestling: Yokohama Dead Out KO (punches) 1 0:19
07/13/2003 Loss 4-7   Alexey Ignashov K-1 World Grand Prix 2003 in Fukuoka KO 1 2:49
03/03/2003 Win 4-6   Evgeny Orlov K-1 World Grand Prix 2003 in Saitama Decision (unanimous) 5 3:00
08/17/2002 Loss 3-6   Ernesto Hoost K-1 World Grand Prix 2002 in Las Vegas KO 3 1:29
03/03/2002 Win 3-5   Jörgen Kruth K-1 World Grand Prix 2002 in Nagoya KO (right hook) 2 1:38
07/20/2001 Win 2-5   Sergei Matkin K-1 World Grand Prix 2001 in Nagoya KO (punches) 2 1:01
04/29/2001 Loss 1-5   Peter Graham K-1 World Grand Prix 2001 in Osaka Ext. R Decision (split) 4 3:00
05/28/2000 Loss 1-4   Jérôme Le Banner K-1 Survival 2000 KO (punch) 1 1:07
06/21/1999 Loss 1-3   Matt Skelton K-1 Braves '99 Quarter Finals Decision (unanimous) 3 3:00
04/25/1999 Loss 1-2   Mirko Cro Cop K-1 Revenge '99 KO (left hook) 4 1:58
10/28/1998 Win 1-1   Mitsuya Nagai K-1 Japan '98 Kamikaze TKO (3 knockdowns) 1 2:51
04/09/1998 Loss 0-1   Matt Skelton K-1 Kings '98 TKO 3 0:47

Professional boxing record[2]Edit

11 Wins (10 (T) KO's, 1 decisions), 0 Losses
Date Result Opponent Event Method Round Time
06/16/2001 Win   Curtis McDorman Cintas Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, United States TKO (corner stoppage) 2 3:00
06/02/2001 Win   JC Hilliard Miccosukee Resort & Gaming, Miami, Florida, United States TKO (right cross and left uppercut) 2 0:17
02/27/2001 Win   Monthee Honore Parow Civic Centre, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa TKO (corner stoppage) 8 3:00 Wins Vacant All-African Heavyweight Title
08/05/2000 Win   Mario Sailor The Moon, Tallahassee, Florida, United States TKO (corner stoppage) 1 3:00
07/08/2000 Win   Ricky Peters George, Western Cape, South Africa TKO (punches to the body) 1 1:15
07/02/2000 Win   Clinton Nortje Rygersdal Sports Complex, Rondebosch, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa TKO (corner stoppage) 1 3:00
04/30/2000 Win   Clinton Nortje Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa TKO (doctor stoppage) 2 3:00
02/22/2000 Win   Armstrong M'bete Bellville Velodrome, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa KO (right hooks) 1 N/A
12/18/1999 Win   Egan Norman Club Mykanos Holiday Resort, Langebaan, Western Cape, South Africa KO (punches) 1 0:10
09/25/1999 Win   Jacob Lolwane Nelspruit, Mpumalanga, South Africa Decision 4 3:00
05/16/1999 Win   James Thompson Cape Town, South Africa KO (straight left and right hooks) 1 0:16

TitlesEdit

  • Former South African Kickboxing Superheavyweight Champion
  • Former All-African Heavyweight Champion
  • K-1 2007 World Grandprix in Hawaii Semi Finalist

Entrance musicEdit

Event Entrance Music
DREAM.9 Let's Go - Trick Daddy

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "jXtreme Couture MMA". Xtremecouture.wordpress.com. 25 February 2008. Retrieved 17 March 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Jan Nortje - Boxer". Boxrec.com. Retrieved 17 March 2015.
  3. ^ "Lechi Kurbanov vs. Jan Nortje - wideo z walki". Kickboxing24.pl. Retrieved 17 March 2015.
  4. ^ "Jan "The Giant" Nortje MMA Stats, Pictures, News, Videos, Biography". Sherdog.com. 11 April 1975. Retrieved 17 March 2015.

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