Hans Nijman

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Hans Nijman
Born (1959-09-23) September 23, 1959 (age 54)
Nationality Dutch
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight 246lbs (112kg)
Division Heavyweight
Fighting out of Holland
Years active 1991-2003
Mixed martial arts record
Total 15
Wins 9
By knockout 4
By submission 4
Unknown 1
Losses 6
By knockout 1
By submission 4
Unknown 1
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog
last updated on: March 28, 2011

Hans Nijman (born September 23, 1959) is a Dutch former professional mixed martial artist and wrestler. He competes in the heavyweight division. He is a RINGS Holland veteran and has also fought for many other top promotions such as Pride FC and It's Showtime.


Fighting Network RINGS[edit]

Hans Nijman made his shootfighting debut in Japan for Fighting Network RINGS on December 7, 1991. The match was against Masaaki Satake, and the bout ended in a draw. Nijman also drew with Adam Watt, the following year. Nijman suffered his first loss on June 25, 1992 against Akira Maeda, due to submission. On October 29, 1992, Hans Nijman defeated Georgi Keandelaki by knock-out, picking up his first win.

1994 was a good year for Hans, as he managed to gain knock-out victories over Mitsuya Nagai, Zaza Tkeshelashvili, Masayuki Naruse, Nikolai Zouev, and Dick Vrij. On January 25, 1995, Nijman beat Yoshihisa Yamamoto by TKO to win 3rd place in the RINGS Mega Battle Tournament 1994.

Nijman lost to Tariel Bitsadze on January 1, 1997 at RINGS: Battle Dimensions. He beat Lee Hasdell by submission at RINGS Holland on February 2, 1997 before losing to Kiyoshi Tamura in Japan on October 25, 1997.

Nijman’s final fight for RINGS was on March 7, 1999 at RINGS Australia: NR 3. Hans defeated Danny Higgins by rear naked choke at 5:46 of round 1. He later entered the Pride Grand Prix 2000 Opening Round, losing to Kazuyuki Fujita by submission at 2:48 of round 1.

Throughout his Rings career, Nijman picked up victories over fighters such as; Masayuki Naruse Yoshihisa Yamamoto, Mikhail Illoukhine, Volk Han, Tsuyoshi Kohsaka and Kiyoshi Tamura. Hans Nijman holds a RINGS record of 24 wins, 20 losses and 3 draws.[1]

After RINGS[edit]

Nijman fought in Pride FC's open-weight tournament in 2000 at Pride Grand Prix 2000 Opening Round. Hans lost to Kazuyuki Fujita by submission. On October 21, 2001, Nijman lost to Barrington Patterson by KO at It's Showtime - Original. Hans Nijman’s last fight to date was against Cheick Kongo at It’s Showtime on June 8, 2003. Nijman lost due to an armbar at 0:59 of round 2.

According to Sherdog, his professional mixed martial arts record is 9 wins with 6 defeats.

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 9-6 Cheick Kongo Submission (armbar) It's Showtime: Amsterdam Arena June 8, 2003 2 0:59 Amsterdam, Netherlands
Loss 9-5 Barrington Patterson TKO (punches) It's Showtime: Original October 21, 2001 1 1:47 Haarlem, Netherlands
Loss 9-4 Kazuyuki Fujita Submission (scarf hold) Pride Grand Prix 2000 Opening Round January 30, 2000 1 2:48 Tokyo, Japan
Win 9-3 Danny Higgins Submission (rear naked choke) Rings Australia: NR 3 March 7, 1999 1 5:46 Alexandra Hills, Queensland, Australia
Loss 8-3 Hiromitsu Kanehara Submission (armbar) Rings: World Mega Battle Tournament December 23, 1998 1 9:04 Japan
Win 8-2 Vladimir Klementiev Submission Rings: Fourth Fighting Integration June 27, 1998 1 4:44 Tokyo, Japan
Win 7-2 Victor Kruger KO (head kick) Rings Holland: Who's the Boss June 7, 1998 1 0:10 Utrecht City, Netherlands
Loss 6-2 Kiyoshi Tamura Submission (armlock) Rings - Mega Battle Tournament 1997 Semifinal 1 October 25, 1997 1 10:34 Japan
Win 6-1 Lee Hasdell Submission (guillotine choke) Rings Holland - The Final Challenge February 2, 1997 1 5:35 Amsterdam, Netherlands
Loss 5-1 Tariel Bitsadze N/A Rings - Battle Dimensions Tournament 1996 Final January 1, 1997
Win 5-0 Allen Harris Submission (guillotine choke) Rings Holland: Kings of Martial Arts February 18, 1996 2 1:30 Amsterdam, Netherlands
Win 4-0 Volk Han TKO Rings: Budokan Hall 1996 January 24, 1996 Tokyo, Japan
Win 3-0 Ramaji Buzoriashivilli N/A Rings: Battle Dimensions Tournament 1995 Opening Round October 21, 1995 Japan
Win 2-0 Andrei Kopylov KO (knee) Rings Holland: Free Fight February 19, 1995 1 3:10 Amsterdam, Netherlands
Win 1-0 Yoshihisa Yamamoto KO (punch) Rings: Budokan Hall 1995 January 25, 1995 1 0:43 Tokyo, Japan


  1. ^ [1]. Retrieved 20 September 2011.

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