|Born||Antoni Barend Hardonk
February 5, 1976
|Other names||Mr. Wonderful|
|Height||6 ft 4 in (193 cm)|
|Weight||249.5 lb (113.2 kg; 17.82 st)|
|Division||Super Heavyweight (kickboxing)
|Reach||78 in (198 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Amsterdam, Netherlands
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Rank||brown belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu under Rickson Gracie|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Antoni made his K-1 debut at the K-1 World Grand Prix 2001 Preliminary Scandinavia on June 9, 2001 where he was participating in an eight man elimination tournament. He faced Swede Fredic Rosenberg in the quarter finals and quickly defeated him via technical knockout in the first round. In the semi finals he faced another Swede, Wisam Feyli, who he defeated by a third round unanimous decision, thus booking his place in the tournament final. In the final match Antoni faced yet another Swede, Larry Lindwall, but was unable to win the tournament, losing instead by second round technical knockout.
On September 29, 2002 Antoni would face fellow Dutch kickboxer and future K-1 Grand Prix champion Remy Bonjasky at the It's Showtime – As Usual / Battle Time event in the Netherlands. Antoni held his own during the fight but eventually lost via a fifth round unanimous decision. He would lose his next couple of fights against Attila Karacs and Badr Hari respectively before ending a four fight losing streak on July 29, 2005, by defeating Croatian Domagoj Ostojic by third round technical knockout at Ultimate Nokaut 2.
Mixed martial arts career
Antoni started off his mma career fighting in his home country and all over Europe and Japan before coming to the United States. He fights out of the Vos Gym with various other Dutch kickboxers and MMA fighters.
Ultimate Fighting Championship
His next fight was at UFC Fight Night 9 on April 5, 2007 against Justin McCully, a late-notice replacement for Hardonk's original opponent, former UFC Heavyweight champion Frank Mir, as he had to drop out due to a shoulder injury. Hardonk lost to McCully via unanimous decision.
Hardonk's next fight was against Frank Mir at UFC 74 on August 25, 2007. Hardonk lost due to a kimura lock early in the first round. Most recently, Antoni beat Colin Robinson at UFC 80 by TKO 17 seconds into the first round and Eddie Sanchez at UFC 85 by TKO in the second round. Hardonk returned to the Octagon on December 27, at UFC 92 where he defeated newcomer, Mike Wessel via 2nd round TKO. On April 18 UFC 97 he was defeated by Cheick Kongo via TKO of the second round. Pat Barry and Hardonk fought on October 24, 2009 at UFC 104. After some success with his leg kicks in the first round, his opponent found his range in the second with fast jab combinations, and Hardonk was hurt several times before dropping and succumbing to strikes at 2:30 of round 2.
In August 2010, Hardonk announced that he would be officially retiring from the UFC and MMA altogether. Hardonk also revealed that he will become a full-time trainer at his gym "Dynamix Martial Arts" located in Santa Monica.
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|14 matches||8 wins||6 losses|
|Loss||8–6||Pat Barry||TKO (punches)||UFC 104||October 24, 2009||2||2:30||Los Angeles, California, United States||Fight of the Night|
|Loss||8–5||Cheick Kongo||TKO (punches)||UFC 97||April 18, 2009||2||2:29||Montreal, Canada|
|Win||8–4||Mike Wessel||TKO (punches)||UFC 92||December 27, 2008||2||2:09||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||7–4||Eddie Sanchez||KO (punches)||UFC 85||June 7, 2008||2||4:15||London, England|
|Win||6–4||Colin Robinson||TKO (leg kicks)||UFC 80||January 19, 2008||1||0:17||Newcastle upon Tyne, England|
|Loss||5–4||Frank Mir||Submission (kimura)||UFC 74||August 25, 2007||1||1:17||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Loss||5–3||Justin McCully||Decision (unanimous)||UFC Fight Night: Stevenson vs. Guillard||April 5, 2007||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||5–2||Sherman Pendergarst||TKO (leg kick)||UFC 65||November 18, 2006||1||3:15||Sacramento, California, United States|
|Win||4–2||Ibragim Magomedov||TKO (leg kicks)||Bushido Europe: Rotterdam Rumble||October 9, 2005||2||2:01||Netherlands|
|Win||3–2||Wes Sims||Submission (keylock)||K-1 Fighting Network Rumble on the Rock 2004||November 20, 2004||1||4:24||Honolulu, Hawaii, United States|
|Loss||2–2||Claudineney Kozan||Decision (majority)||K-1 MMA ROMANEX||May 22, 2004||2||5:00||Saitama, Japan|
|Loss||2–1||Grzegorz Jakubowski||Decision (unanimous)||La Resa Dei Conti 7||December 5, 2003||2||5:00||Livorno, Italy|
|Win||2–0||Will Elworthy||Submission (rear naked choke)||La Resa Dei Conti 7||December 5, 2003||1||N/A||Italy|
|Win||1–0||Peter Verschuren||TKO (cut)||Rings Holland: Heroes Live Forever||January 28, 2001||1||3:05||Netherlands|
|Professional record breakdown|
|85 matches||75 wins||10 losses|
|Win||5-5||Domagoj Ostojic||TKO||Ultimate Nokaut 2||July 29, 2005||3||Croatia|
|Loss||4-5||Badr Hari||Decision (Unanimous)||Rings Fightgala||September 27, 2003||5||3:00||Netherlands|
|Loss||4-4||Attila Karacs||TKO||Kings of the Ring European tournament||March 21, 2003||2||Brno, Czech Republic|
|Loss||4-3||Remy Bonjasky||Decision (Unanimous)||It's Showtime – As Usual / Battle Time||September 29, 2002||5||3:00||Netherlands|
|Loss||4-2||Pavel Majer||Decision||Victory or Hell 3||April 21, 2002||5||3:00||Amsterdam, Netherlands|
|Win||4-1||Glenn Brasdorp||TKO||It's Showtime - Original||October 21, 2001||4||Haarlem, Netherlands|
|Loss||3-1||Larry Lindwall||TKO||K-1 World Grand Prix 2001 Preliminary Scandinavia, Final||June 9, 2001||2||2:56||Copenhagen, Denmark|
|Win||3-0||Wisam Feyli||Decision (Unanimous)||K-1 World Grand Prix 2001 Preliminary Scandinavia, Semi Finals||June 9, 2001||3||3:00||Copenhagen, Denmark|
|Win||2-0||Fredic Rosenberg||TKO||K-1 World Grand Prix 2001 Preliminary Scandinavia, Quarter Finals||June 9, 2001||1||1:43||Copenhagen, Denmark|
|Win||1-0||Philippe Gomis||KO||K-1 Survival 2000||May 28, 2000||2||0:55||Sapporo, Japan|
- Justin Bolduc (2007-07-18). "Mir to Fight Hardonk at UFC 74". Nokaut.com. Retrieved 2007-07-18.
- Antoni Hardonk vs. Pat Barry Likely for UFC 104
- "Fight Record: Antoni Hardonk". K-1.