Bernard Ackah

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Bernard Ackah
Born (1972-04-09) April 9, 1972 (age 42)
Bonn, West Germany
Other names The Tragic Comedian
Residence Côte d'Ivoire
Japan
Nationality Ivorian
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight 200 lb (91 kg; 14 st)
Division Light Heavyweight (MMA)
Heavyweight (kickboxing)
Reach 79.0 in (201 cm)
Style Kickboxing, Taekwondo
Fighting out of Tokyo, Japan
Team X-Force
Freelance
Years active 2007-present
Kickboxing record
Total 6
Wins 2
Losses 4
By knockout 3
Mixed martial arts record
Total 8
Wins 5
By knockout 4
By decision 1
Losses 3
By knockout 1
By submission 1
By decision 1
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Bernard Ackah (born April 9, 1972) is a German-born, Japanese-based Ivorian taekwondo practitioner, kickboxer, mixed martial artist and comedian.

Biography[edit]

Martial arts career and background[edit]

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.[1]

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.

Television career[edit]

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.

Personal life[edit]

He can speak English, French, German, Korean, and Japanese.[1]

He is married to a Japanese woman, living in his wife's parents' house, and has 3 children.[2]

Fight record[edit]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
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

Kickboxing[edit]

2 Wins (0 (T) KO's, 2 decision), 4 Losses
Date Result Record Opponent Event Method Round Time Location
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

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