Cyril Abidi

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Cyril Abidi
Born (1976-02-25) February 25, 1976 (age 38)
Marseille, France
Other names Marseille Bad Boy
Nationality France
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight 104.7 kg (231 lb; 16.49 st)
Division Super Heavyweight
Style Kickboxing
Team Brizon Gym
Years active 1998–2007
Kickboxing record
Total 41
Wins 25
By knockout 17
Losses 16
By knockout 10
Mixed martial arts record
Total 2
Wins 0
Losses 2
By submission 2
Other information
Website http://www.Cyrilabidi.com
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Cyril "Marseille Bad Boy" Abidi (born February 25, 1976) is a French former super heavyweight kickboxer. His road to fame started in 2000 when he entered K-1 and created a huge upset with a first round knockout win over legendary Peter Aerts.[1]

Biography and career[edit]

Abidi grew up in the north quartiers of Marseille (Consolat), in a modest Moroccan family. When he was 6, his mother took him to judo classes to keep him off the streets. He practiced judo for four years until he was inspired by Bruce Lee, his childhood idol, and started taking karate lessons.[2]

When he was 18, he discovered Thaiboxing and became French champion at the age of 20.[3] A year later he entered K-1, fighting against Petar Majstorovic in Zurich, Switzerland, and winning by a unanimous decision. Later that year, he won two back to back fights in the first round against Dutch fighter Peter Aerts. At their third meeting at the K-1 World Grand Prix 2000 Finals in the Tokyo Dome, Japan, Aerts beat Abidi in a three round unanimous decision.[4]

In his short foray into mixed martial arts, Abidi lost to Nigerian comedian Bobby Ologun in his first fight in MMA. Abidi was a last minute replacement for Mike Bernardo who was injured. The events surrounding the outcome raised suspicion of a fixed fight and Abidi seemed to lend credence to this in a post match interview.[5]

"I didn’t have enough time to prepare for this fight, but I think I did do a good job for my first time. It was really good that my opponent is not so strong…..If he was a really strong fighter, I would have had had a hell of a time."
"Why I am smiling a lot? Even though I lost this fight, I don’t have any feelings that I really lost a realistic fight. Maybe this was as expected."

His fight against fellow Frenchman and rival Jérôme Le Banner at K-1 World Grand Prix 2005 in Paris, on May 27, 2005, is considered[by whom?] to be one of the greatest battles in K-1 history. Abidi lost by a technical knockout.

Titles[edit]

Kickboxing record[edit]

25 Wins (17 (T)KOs, 8 Decisions), 16 losses (10 (T)KOs, 6 Decisions)
Date Result Opponent Event Method Round Time
03/04/2007 Loss Japan Mitsugu Noda K-1 World GP 2007 in Yokohama Decision 3 3:00
05/03/2006 Loss Japan Hiraku Hori K-1 World Grand Prix 2006 in Auckland, New Zealand TKO (Corner Stoppage) 2 3:00
10/15/2005 Win France Stephane Reveillon TK2 World MAX 4ever Edition, Paris KO (Punch) 1 0:11
05/27/2005 Loss France Jérôme Le Banner K-1 World Grand Prix 2005 in Paris, France TKO (Referee stoppage) 5 2:53
12/04/2004 Loss Canada Gary Goodridge K-1 World Grand Prix 2004, Japan KO (Punch) 1 3:00
09/25/2004 Loss Japan Musashi K-1 World Grand Prix 2004 Final Elimination, Japan Decision (Unanimous) 3 3:00
04/02/2004 Win Morocco Hocine Boutrek TK2 Kickboxing, Marseilles, France Decision 5 2:00
03/27/2004 Win Japan Hiraku Hori K-1 World Grand Prix 2004 in Saitama, Japan TKO (Referee stoppage) 3 2:58
12/16/2003 Loss Netherlands Remy Bonjasky K-1 World Grand Prix 2003, Japan KO (Flying knee strike) 1 1:46
12/16/2003 Win South Africa Francois Botha K-1 World Grand Prix 2003, Japan Decision 3 3:00
10/11/2003 Win South Africa Francois Botha K-1 World Grand Prix 2003 Final Elimination, Japan Disqualification 1
07/13/2003 Loss Netherlands Ernesto Hoost K-1 World Grand Prix 2003 in Fukuoka, Japan Decision (Unanimous) 2 3:00
06/14/2003 Loss Belarus Alexey Ignashov K-1 World Grand Prix 2003 in Paris, France TKO (Corner stoppage) 3 0:20
06/14/2003 Win Morocco Chalid Arrab K-1 World Grand Prix 2003 in Paris, France KO (Punch) 2 1:32
06/14/2003 Win Morocco Aziz Khattou K-1 World Grand Prix 2003 in Paris, France Decision (Unanimous) 3 3:00
05/17/2003 Win France Daniel Lentie TK2 Kickboxing, Marseilles, France KO 3
04/06/2003 Win Japan Shingo Koyasu K-1 Beast 2003, Japan Decision (Unanimous) 5 3:00
12/31/2002 Loss United States Quinton Jackson Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye 2002, Japan Decision 3 3:00
09/22/2002 Loss United States Bob Sapp K-1 Andy Spirits Japan GP 2002 Final, Japan TKO (Referee Stoppage) 1 1:17
07/14/2002 Loss United States Quinton Jackson K-1 World Grand Prix 2002 in Fukuoka, Japan KO (Punch) 1 1:55
05/22/2002 Win England Nick Murray K-1 World Grand Prix 2002 in Paris, France KO 1 2:05
10/08/2001 Win Japan Tatsufumi Tomihira K-1 World Grand Prix 2001 in Fukuoka, Japan TKO (Referee stoppage) 4 2:30
07/20/2001 Loss South Africa Andrew Thomson K-1 World Grand Prix 2001 in Nagoya, Japan TKO (Referee stoppage) 1 1:15
03/17/2001 Win Japan Great Kusatsu K-1 Gladiators 2001, Japan Decision (Split) 5 3:00
12/10/2000 Loss New Zealand Ray Sefo K-1 World Grand Prix 2000, Japan TKO (Referee stoppage) 1 1:45
12/10/2000 Loss Netherlands Peter Aerts K-1 World Grand Prix 2000, Japan Decision (Unanimous) 3 3:00
11/10/2000 Win Belarus Andrei Zuravkov La Nuit des Champions, Marseille, France
08/20/2000 Loss Brazil Francisco Filho K-1 World Grand Prix 2000 in Yokohama, Japan TKO (Corner stoppage) 2 0:25
08/20/2000 loss New Zealand Ray Sefo K-1 World Grand Prix 2000 in Yokohama, Japan TKO (Corner stoppage) 2 3:00
08/20/2000 Win Netherlands Peter Aerts K-1 World Grand Prix 2000 in Yokohama, Japan TKO (Corner stoppage) 1 2:42
07/07/2000 Win Netherlands Peter Aerts K-1 Spirits 2000, Japan KO (Punch) 1 2:13
03/19/2000 Win Japan Nobu Hayashi K-1 Burning 2000, Japan TKO 2 1:52
11/20/1999 Win United States Jean-Claude Leuyer Kickboxing Gala, Marseilles, France KO
07/18/1999 Loss Croatia Stefan Leko K-1 Dream '99 Semi Finals, Nagoya, Japan Decision (Unanimous) 3 3:00
07/18/1999 Win England Kirkwood Walker K-1 Dream '99 Quarter Finals, Nagoya, Japan KO (Low kicks) 1 0:33
06/05/1999 Win Croatia Petar Majstorovic K-1 Fight Night '99, Zurich, Switzerland Decision (Unanimous) 5 3:00
02/27/1999 Win Croatia Nash Urladzic La Nuit des Champions, Marseilles, France Decision 5 3:00
00/11/1998 Win France Gardois de Tholomese La Nuit des Champions, Marseilles, France KO 4
00/09/1998 Win Russia Alexandre Chvarev La Nuit des Champions, Marseilles, France KO 1

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 0–2 Bobby Ologun Decision (unanimous) K-1 Premium Dynamite!!, Japan December 31, 2004 3 3:00 Osaka, Japan
Loss 0–1 Don Frye Submission (rear-naked choke) Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye 2001, Japan December 31, 2001 2 0:33 Saitama, Japan

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Achievements". Site Officiel de Cyril Abidi. Retrieved 2007-10-12. 
  2. ^ "History". Site Officiel de Cyril Abidi. Retrieved 2007-10-12. 
  3. ^ "Madman from Marseilles". Kakutougi.info. Archived from the original on 2007-10-30. Retrieved 2007-10-12. 
  4. ^ "K-1 World GP 8 Men Enter 1 Man Survives". ikfkickboxing.com. Retrieved 2007-10-12. 
  5. ^ K-1 Dynamite - Ironlife Magazine Issue 17

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