April 9, 1972 |
Bonn, West Germany
|Other names||The Tragic Comedian|
|Height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Weight||200 lb (91 kg; 14 st)|
|Division||Light Heavyweight (MMA)
|Reach||79.0 in (201 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Tokyo, Japan|
|Rank||Black belt in taekwondo
Black belt in judo
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Martial arts career and background
Ackah was born in Germany and moved to Japan at the age of 2. He practiced judo during his middle school and high school days. In 1998, he went to South Korea and stayed there for 3 years to practice taekwondo at the prestigious Yonsei University.
He made his professional mixed martial arts debut in March 2007 with a first round knockout victory over Hyun Pyo Shin at K-1 Hero's 8. He entered the spotlight later that year at Dynamite!! USA when he also knocked out former NFL player-turned-mixed martial artist Johnnie Morton. He then went on to lose his next three fights, however, including one to Dutch kickboxer Melvin Manhoef. He ended this losing streak seven seconds into his fight with Ryūshi Yanagisawa at Deep: 43rd Impact with a KO victory. He has since won two fights, both in the Deep promotion.
He entered kickboxing in December 2007 when he faced Japanese legend Musashi at K-1 PREMIUM 2007 Dynamite!!. He lost the fight via knockout in the third round. He also fought at K-1 World Grand Prix 2008 in Fukuoka and took on Tsuyoshi Nakasako, who defeated him via decision. His kickboxing record stands at two wins and three losses.
He is known to anime fans as the voice of the Master of Ceremonies in the original Japanese version of Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's. He also made an appearance on the 19th Sasuke competition and failed the "Jumping Spider" in the First Stage. He recently made in appearance in Kamen Rider Wizard as the Phantom Caitsith.
He can speak English, French, German, Korean, and Japanese.
He is married to a Japanese woman, living in his wife's parents' house, and has 3 children.
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|8 matches||5 wins||3 losses|
|Win||5-3||Minoru Kato||Decision (unanimous)||Deep: 47th Impact||April 17, 2010||2||5:00||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||4-3||Shunji Kosaka||TKO (punches)||Deep: Cage Impact 2009||December 19, 2009||1||0:34||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||3-3||Ryūshi Yanagisawa||TKO (head kick and punches)||Deep: 43rd Impact||August 23, 2009||1||0:07||Tokyo, Japan|
|Loss||2-3||Young Choi||Decision (unanimous)||DEEP: 42nd Impact||June 30, 2009||2||5:00||Tokyo, Japan|
|Loss||2-2||Po'ai Suganuma||Submission (armbar)||Hero's 2007 in Korea||October 28, 2007||1||3:05||Seoul, South Korea|
|Loss||2-1||Melvin Manhoef||KO (punches)||Hero's 9||July 16, 2007||1||2:13||Yokohama, Japan|
|Win||2-0||Johnnie Morton||KO (punch)||Dynamite!! USA||June 2, 2007||1||0:38||Los Angeles, California, USA|
|Win||1-0||Hyun Pyo Shin||TKO (punches)||Hero's 8||March 12, 2007||1||1:11||Nagoya, Japan|
|2 Wins (0 (T) KO's, 2 decision), 4 Losses|
|September 23, 2011||Loss||2-4||Raoumaru||RISEN 83||KO||3||Tokyo, Japan|
|April 3, 2009||Win||2-3||Keigo Takamori||Shoot Boxing End Road: Takeshi 2009-Bushido||Decision||3||3:00||Japan|
|August 16, 2008||Loss||1-3||Keigo Takamori||Korean Friendship International Martial Arts Tournament - K-1 Rules GLADIATOR||KO (Left Hook)||1||1:36||Japan|
|June 29, 2008||Loss||1-2||Tsuyoshi Nakasako||K-1 World Grand Prix 2008 in Fukuoka||Decision||3||3:00||Fukuoka, Japan|
|April 26, 2008||Win||1-1||Keiiti Nishiwaki||All Japan Kickboxing Federation: Spring Storm||Decision||3||3:00||Japan|
|December 31, 2007||Loss||0-1||Musashi||K-1 PREMIUM 2007 Dynamite!!||KO (Left Hook)||3||1:26||Osaka, Japan|