In 2000, he made it to the WGP final after knocking out Japanese star Musashi and French kickboxer Cyril Abidi, before losing again to Hoost. Loses fight but invited to K-1 World Grand Prix 2006 Final as Reservist. Strikeforce Challengers 3 Cummings vs Kennedy, 5 biggest takeaways from UFC on ESPN 16: Holm and GDR’s statements, Condit’s rebound, Joaquin Buckley excited to face ‘game’ Impa Kasanganay but vows to hand him his first loss, Bellator 249’s Saad Awad envisions early knockout vs. Mandel Nallo but ready for three-round war. Jorge Masvidal Supports Donald Trump, Rips Joe Biden, MMA On Instagram: Paige VanZant Shows Off Herself, Husband, Watch Joaquin Buckley Score Mind Blowing KO, Meet With Dana White, 2 – 0 – 0 (Win â€Â“ Loss â€Â“ Draw), [[Strikeforce and M-1 Global: Fedor vs Silva]]. In 2002, Sefo defeated Dutch legend Peter Aerts in the quarter finals but lost again to his nemesis Hoost in the semi-finals. Come join one of the largest MMA communities online. A four-time K-1 World Champion, Hoost is considered to be one of the greatest kickboxers of all time. Roufus held titles for all the major kickboxing associations worldwide, and is known for his boxing skills and powerful kicks. In total there were ten fighters at the event, representing eight countries. He holds notable victories over Ernesto Hoost (twice), Francisco Filho, Mark Hunt, Sam Greco, Mike Bernardo (twice), Peter Aerts, Rick Roufus, Remy Bonjasky, Tyrone Spong, and Stefan Leko. * 2000 K-1 World Grand Prix Runner Up. Revamped Brian Ortega Shuts Out Chan Sung Jung in UFC Fight Night He is the president of MMA promotion Professional F New Zealanders kickboxer, boxer and mixed martial arts fighter. Maurice L. Smith is a retired American kickboxer and mixed martial artist. Qualifies for K-1 World Grand Prix 2002 Final. Qualifies for K-1 World Grand Prix 2004 Final. * 1998 WKBF Super Heavyweight World champion. * 1990 New Zealand Heavyweight Champion. In 2007, Sefo was thought to be a legitimate challenger to dethrone four-time World Grand Prix Champion Semmy Schilt for the new Super Heavyweight title. Qualifies for K-1 World Grand Prix 1998 Final. Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog last updated on: 11 May 2011 "Sugar" Ray Sefo (15 February 1971) is a New Zealand kickboxer , boxer and mixed martial artist . Rony Sefo (born 10 April 1972 in New Zealand) is a former two-time World Champion New Zealand kickboxer and mixed martial artist, who fought on Pride Fighting Championships and K-1.As a kickboxer he holds notable wins against Hiriwa Te Rangi and Ricardo Van Den Bos.He is the younger brother of the Muay Thai World champion Ray Sefo. He is a six time Muay Thai World champion and eight time K-1 World Grand Prix Finals tournament participant, currently living in Las Vegas, Nevada and training with Xtreme Couture. 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At times he will taunt his opponents by letting his hands and his guard down completely and inviting them to hit him repeatedly. Early in his career Sefo trained at Balmoral Lee Gar gym alongside Jason Suttie, Jayson Vemoa, Doug Viney, John Conway and his brother Rony Sefo.. Privacy. Some would say his fight against Andre Manaart was his first major challenge on the world stage. Fight was for K-1 Super Heavyweight Title. Pictures: One Championship ‘Reign Of Dynasties II’, Shoop that Incredulous Cormier / Drug Wars, Khamzat asking Dana for "old school" MMA, wants 3 fights @ single Sefo had an up down first few years in the K-1, unable to make it past the quarter finals in the K-1 World Grand Prix against the likes of Sam Greco and Andy Hug. On 12 June 2013, Sefo announced that he would return to fighting. Sefo had an impressive unbeaten record as an amateur and a professional in the Oceania kickboxing league. In the 1st round, Sefo became only the second man in history to knock Schilt down. [5] He was named president when the promotion was still known as World Series of Fighting. He also acted as a sparring partner for fellow New Zealander David Tua, when Tua first returned to New Zealand for a fight after turning pro. Qualifies for K-1 World Grand Prix 2002 Final. The latter is a close friend and training partner of his, having recruited a 17-year-old Tafa into his entourage after seeing him at a regional fight show several years ago. “In terms of a couple of things that have come out in the past couple of days about Ali, the only thing I can say is that he’s a very passionate and dedicated guy, and he’s been a big help here,” Silva told MMAjunkie. One Semi Final fight will take place at WSOF 4 & the other will take place at WSOF 5. Holding five world title belts, Sefo is well respected in the professional fighting community, having been invited to compete in the prestigious K-1 events and holds an impressive record in the K-1 World Grand Prix events and maintains the highest KO ratio in K-1. Won ISKA World Light Cruiserweight title. Fails to qualify for K-1 World Grand Prix 2007 Final. Sefo put up a decent fight on short preparation but was beaten by decision. Fails to qualify for K-1 World Grand Prix 2010 Final. He is now a trainer at the Mejiro Gym in Amsterdam, where he has coached fighters of the calibre of Peter Aerts and Remy Bonjasky. He had an unbeaten record as an amateur Oceania Kickboxing league. 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Early in his career, he trained at Balmoral Lee Gar gym alongside Jason Suttie, Jayson Vemoa, Doug Viney, John Conway, and his brother, Rony Sefo. He fights out of Team Golden Glory in Breda, Netherlands under Cor Hemmers. He grew up training  Wing Chun before training Muay Thai. Overeem had 50 MMA fights behind him and beat Sefo by submission in the first round. Stay up-to-date with the latest from MMA Linker. Fails to qualify for K-1 World Grand Prix 2010 Final. Known for his devastating high kicks, which earned him the nickname "The Dutch Lumberjack", he is widely considered to be one of the greatest heavyweight kickboxers of all time. Join Now! Ray Sefo: K-1 World Grand Prix 2000 Final: Tokyo, Japan: Decision (Unanimous) 3: 3:00: 77-16: Wins K-1 World Grand Prix 2000 title. as it barrels... monitoring_string = "5eb5a0f65cbe346d74f978e14db1b00d" Tafa shares his Samoan heritage with legendary fighters such as Ray Sefo and Mark Hunt. Sefo's striking on the feet looked good, but as an inexperienced grappler he lost early on by neck crank. [1][2] He is a six time Muay Thai World champion[3] and eight time K-1 World Grand Prix Finals tournament participant, currently living in Las Vegas, Nevada and training with Xtreme Couture. Sefo made his K-1 debut against future four-time World Grand Prix Champion, Ernesto Hoost. At the moment Ray is unsure about whether he will continue to fight in the K-1, though he is still considered one of the sport's oldest and still entertaining fighters. Rick John Roufus is an American kickboxer, fighting out of Pound Gyms in Scottsdale, Arizona. [2] [3] He is a six-time Muay Thai World Champion [4] and eight time K-1 World Grand Prix Finals tournament participant.

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