Jamal Ben Saddik

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Jamal Ben Saddik
Born (1990-03-10) March 10, 1990 (age 25)
Antwerp, Belgium
Other names Goliath
Nationality Moroccan
Belgian
Height 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in)
Weight 128.7 kg (284 lb; 20 st 4 lb)
Division Super Heavyweight
Reach 78.0 in (198 cm)
Style Kickboxing
Team Golden Glory
Trainer Cor Hemmers
Nicky Hemmers
Years active 2011 – present
Kickboxing record
Total 30
Wins 25
By knockout 20
Losses 5
By knockout 3
last updated on: June 29, 2014

Jamal Ben Saddik (born October 3, 1990) is a Moroccan-Belgian Super Heavyweight kickboxer signed to the GLORY promotion, where he is ranked the #13 Heavyweight as of May 11, 2015.[1]

Career[edit]

Ben Saddik, a Belgian Moroccan, is a product of the Golden Glory gym and is a student of Cor Hemmers.[2]

He made his debut in the It's Showtime promotion on March 6, 2011 at Fightingstars presents: It's Showtime Sporthallen Zuid and beat Rico Verhoeven. He was then scheduled to fight Anderson Silva at Fightclub presents: It's Showtime 2011 on May 21, 2011,[3] but the bout was scrapped when Silva was instead moved to the It's Showtime 2011 Lyon card to fight Daniel Ghiță.[4]

He TKO'd Vitaly Oparin in round one at United Glory 15 on March 23, 2012,[5] and followed this up with a fourth round KO of Nikolaj Falin on June 2, 2012.[6]

Ben Saddik lost a decision to Jahfarr Wilnis at Glory 2: Brussels on October 6, 2012.[7]

But, despite this setback, he was invited to compete at Glory 4: Tokyo - 2012 Heavyweight Grand Slam, the biggest heavyweight tournament in kickboxing history, on December 31, 2012. He upset world #4 Errol Zimmerman at the opening stage, taking a decision. In the quarter-finals, he beat Remy Bonjasky on points, but lost via a quick body kick from Daniel Ghiță in the semis.[8] Despite coming back from the tournament empty-handed, Ben Saddik's stock rose greatly by beating two much higher-rated fighters.[9][10]

Ben Saddik fought Peter Aerts at Glory 8: Tokyo - 2013 65kg Slam on May 3, 2013 in Tokyo.[11][12][13] He started well and floored Aerts in round one, but the Dutchman rallied back and dropped him three times in the second, forcing a referee stoppage.[14][15][16]

He was knocked out late in round three by Ben Edwards in a slugfest at Glory 12: New York - Lightweight World Championship Tournament in New York City on November 23, 2013.[17][18][19][20]

He was expected to fight Benjamin Adegbuyi at Glory 14: Zagreb in Zagreb, Croatia on March 8, 2014. However he broke his hand while training so he was replaced with Dmytro Bezus.[21][22]

He knocked out Nicolas Wamba in round two at Glory 16: Denver in Broomfield, Colorado, US on May 3, 2014.[23][24]

He lost via disqualification when he attacked a downed Hesdy Gerges just seconds into their bout at Qabala Fight Series #1 in Qabala, Azerbaijan on June 29, 2014.[25][26]

Kickboxing record[edit]

Professional Kickboxing record

Legend:       Win       Loss       Draw/No contest       Notes

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