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May 28, 1975 |
Cologne, West Germany
|Other names||"Die Faust" (The Fist)|
|Height||1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|Weight||97 kg (214 lb; 15 st 4 lb)|
|Fighting out of||Breda, Netherlands|
|Years active||2002 - present (Kickboxing)
2000 – 2005 (MMA)
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Amateur boxing record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Biography and career
Arrab's amateur boxing record of 34 Wins and 31 KOs out of 37 bouts has earned him the nickname "Die Faust" ("The Fist" in German). On April 29, 2006 Arrab entered the K-1 World GP 2006 in Las Vegas as a heavy underdog. Just one week before the fight he was involved in serious car crash in Germany. Arrab walked away unharmed.
In the semifinals he met Carter Williams. Midway through the second round Williams dropped Arrab with a right knee and Arrab ended up losing the fight with a split decision. Under K-1's substitution rule Williams could not continue due a broken nose and shin injury suffered in his fight with Arrab and the fortunate German was sent back in to face Gary Goodridge in the GP tournament final.
In the first round Goodridge threw in a quick left hook to score an early knock down. Heading into the third round, Die Faust was trailing badly on all cards due the two downs. The only thing that could possibly win it for Arrab was a KO. Midway through the third round he caught Goodridge with a right hook to the jaw and dropped him. "The Fist" capped his comeback in dramatic fashion and became the K-1 World GP 2006 USA Champion.
On September 30, 2006 at K-1 World Grand Prix 2006 Final Eliminations at Osaka, Japan Arrab earned himself a unanimous decision win over Japanese fighter Musashi and qualified for his first ever appearance at K-1 World Grand Prix 2006 Finals.
On December 2, 2006 at K-1 World GP quarterfinals Arrab met 4 times K-1 World Champion Ernesto Hoost after the original three rounds the judges ruled a draw and an additional round was added, Arrab lost that extra round by unanimous decision.
He is married to Dutch actress and TV Presenter Jorinde Moll.
34 Wins (27 (T)KO's, 7 decisions), 8 Losses
Legend: Win Loss Draw/No contest Notes
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|10 matches||7 wins||3 losses|
|Win||7-3||Hiromitsu Kanehara||Decision (majority)||Hero's 2005 in Seoul||November 5, 2005||2||5:00||Seoul, South Korea|
|Win||6-3||Yukiya Naito||Decision (unanimous)||Hero's 1||March 26, 2005||2||5:00||Saitama, Saitama, Japan|
|Loss||5-3||Kazuhiro Nakamura||Submission (armbar)||PRIDE Bushido 3||May 23, 2004||1||4:45||Yokohama, Japan|
|Win||5-2||Rodney Glunder||Decision (unanimous)||PRIDE Bushido 1||October 5, 2003||2||5:00||Saitama, Saitama, Japan|
|Loss||4-2||Jeremy Horn||Decision (unanimous)||2H2H 6 - Simply the Best 6||March 16, 2003||1||15:00||Rotterdam, Netherlands|
|Win||4-1||Stanislav Nuschik||KO (punches)||M-1 MFC - European Championship 2002||February 15, 2002||1||3:46||Saint Petersburg, Russia|
|Win||3-1||Roman Zentsov||KO||M-1 MFC - Russia vs. the World 2||November 11, 2001||0:53||Saint Petersburg, Russia|
|Win||2-1||Peter Varga||Submission (arm lock)||MillenniumSports - Veni Vidi Vici||April 22, 2001||Veenendaal, Netherlands|
|Loss||1-1||Ramazan Mezhidov||Submission (rear naked choke)||IAFC - Pankration World Championship 2000||April 29, 2000||1||Moscow, Russia|
|Win||1-0||Spartak Kochnev||TKO (strikes)||IAFC - Pankration World Championship 2000||April 29, 2000||1||Moscow, Russia|
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