Jan Nortje

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Jan Nortje
Born Johannes Nortje
(1975-04-11) 11 April 1975 (age 39)
Cape Town, South Africa
Other names The Giant
Big Sexy
Residence Pretoria, South Africa
Potchefstroom, South Africa (previous)
Nationality South African
Height 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)
Weight 160 kg (353 lb; 25 st 3 lb)
Division Heavyweight (265 lb)
Style Kickboxing, Boxing
Stance Orthodox
Fighting out of Johannesburg, South Africa
Team Xtreme Couture[1]
Steve's Gym
Team Nortje
Trainer Steve Kalakoda
Randy Couture
Ray Sefo
Fai Falamoe (2013)
Years active 2001-2003, 2007-2009, 2013-present (MMA)
1998–2008, 2013-present (Kickboxing)
1999-2001 (Boxing)
Professional boxing record
Total 11
Wins 11
By knockout 10
Losses 0
Kickboxing record
Total 24
Wins 9
By knockout 8
Losses 15
Mixed martial arts record
Total 8
Wins 2
By knockout 2
Losses 6
By knockout 2
By submission 4
Other information
Boxing record from Boxrec
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Johannes "Jan" Nortje (born 11 April 1975) is a South African professional kickboxer, mixed martial artist, and undefeated pro boxer[2] who has fought for Strikeforce, DREAM, K-1, Inoki Genome Federation, PRIDE Fighting Championship and New Japan Pro Wrestling.

He has fought the likes of Jérôme Le Banner, Gary Goodridge, and K-1 Champions Mirko Cro Cop, Ernesto Hoost, Peter Aerts and Semmy Schilt. His last MMA fight was a loss against Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou at DREAM.9.

He lost to Lechi Kurbanov by way of an extension round split decision on 29 June 2013 in Grozny, Chechnya.[3]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 2-6 Sokoudjou TKO (punches) Dream.9 26 May 2009 1 2:30 Yokohama, Japan DREAM Super Hulk Grand Prix Opening Round
Win 2-5 Bob Sapp TKO (punches) Strikeforce: At The Dome 23 February 2008 1 0:55 Tacoma, Washington, United States
Loss 1-5 Gary Goodridge TKO (punches) Hero's 8 12 March 2007 1 3:00 Nagoya, Japan
Loss 1-4 Masayuki Naruse Submission (rear naked choke) K-1 31 December 2003 1 4:40 Nagoya, Japan
Loss 1-3 Shinsuke Nakamura Submission (guillotine choke) New Japan Pro Wrestling 2 May 2003 2 3:12 Tokyo, Japan
Win 1-2 Tadao Yasuda TKO (soccer kicks) Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye 2002 31 December 2002 2 0:57 Saitama, Saitama, Japan
Loss 0-2 Yoshihisa Yamamoto Submission (armbar) Pride 18 23 December 2001 1 1:43 Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan
Loss 0-1 Gary Goodridge Submission (armbar) K-1 Andy Memorial 2001 Japan GP Final 19 August 2001 1 1:11 Saitama, Saitama, Japan

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K-1 kickboxing record[edit]

9 Wins (8 (T)KO's, 1 decisions), 15 Losses
Date Result Record Opponent Event Method Round Time
06/29/2013 Loss 9-15 Chechnya Lechi Kurbanov K-1 World Ichigeki Cup 2013 Ext. R Decision (split) 4 3:00
06/29/2008 Loss 9-14 Netherlands Peter Aerts K-1 World GP 2008 in Fukuoka TKO (referee stoppage) 3 2:49
03/26/2008 Loss 9-13 Switzerland Bjorn Bregy K-1 World Grand Prix 2008 in Amsterdam KO (punches) 1 1:10
12/08/2007 Win 9-12 South Korea Dong Wook-Kim K-1 World Grand Prix 2007 Final TKO (overhand right) 2 0:11
04/28/2007 Loss 8-12 United States Mighty Mo K-1 World Grand Prix 2007 in Hawaii KO (right cross) 2 1:50
04/28/2007 Win 8-11 United States Julius Long K-1 World Grand Prix 2007 in Hawaii TKO (leg kicks) 2 1:56
08/13/2005 Loss 7-11 United States Imani Lee K-1 World Grand Prix 2005 in Las Vegas II Decision (unanimous) 3 3:00
11/06/2004 Loss 7-10 Netherlands Semmy Schilt K-1 Titans 1st '04 TKO 2 0:57
08/07/2004 Loss 7-9 Russia Alexander Ustinov K-1 World Grand Prix 2004 in Las Vegas II Decision (unanimous) 3 3:00
06/06/2004 Win 7-8 United States Tom Erikson K-1 World Grand Prix 2004 in Nagoya TKO (referee stoppage) 1 0:55
03/27/2004 Win 6-8 South Africa Mike Bernardo K-1 World Grand Prix 2004 in Saitama KO (right hook and uppercut) 1 2:32
12/06/2003 Loss 5-8 Sweden Martin Holm K-1 World Grand Prix 2003 KO 1 1:06
11/03/2003 Win 5-7 Croatia Ivan Rudan New Japan Pro Wrestling: Yokohama Dead Out KO (punches) 1 0:19
07/13/2003 Loss 4-7 Belarus Alexey Ignashov K-1 World Grand Prix 2003 in Fukuoka KO 1 2:49
03/03/2003 Win 4-6 Russia Evgeny Orlov K-1 World Grand Prix 2003 in Saitama Decision (unanimous) 5 3:00
08/17/2002 Loss 3-6 Netherlands Ernesto Hoost K-1 World Grand Prix 2002 in Las Vegas KO 3 1:29
03/03/2002 Win 3-5 Sweden Jörgen Kruth K-1 World Grand Prix 2002 in Nagoya KO (right hook) 2 1:38
07/20/2001 Win 2-5 Russia Sergei Matkin K-1 World Grand Prix 2001 in Nagoya KO (punches) 2 1:01
04/29/2001 Loss 1-5 Australia Peter Graham K-1 World Grand Prix 2001 in Osaka Ext. R Decision (split) 4 3:00
05/28/2000 Loss 1-4 France Jérôme Le Banner K-1 Survival 2000 KO (punch) 1 1:07
06/21/1999 Loss 1-3 England Matt Skelton K-1 Braves '99 Quarter Finals Decision (unanimous) 3 3:00
04/25/1999 Loss 1-2 Croatia Mirko Filipović K-1 Revenge '99 KO (left hook) 4 1:58
10/28/1998 Win 1-1 Japan Mitsuya Nagai K-1 Japan '98 Kamikaze TKO (3 knockdowns) 1 2:51
04/09/1998 Loss 0-1 England Matt Skelton K-1 Kings '98 TKO 3 0:47

Professional boxing record[2][edit]

11 Wins (10 (T) KO's, 1 decisions), 0 Losses
Date Result Opponent Event Method Round Time
06/16/2001 Win Australia Curtis McDorman Cintas Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, United States TKO (corner stoppage) 2 6:00
06/02/2001 Win United States JC Hilliard Miccosukee Resort & Gaming, Miami, Florida, United States TKO (right cross and left uppercut) 2 0:17
02/27/2001 Win Cameroon Monthee Honore Parow Civic Centre, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa TKO (corner stoppage) 8 12:00 Wins Vacant All-African Heavyweight Title
08/05/2000 Win United States Mario Sailor The Moon, Tallahassee, Florida, United States TKO (corner stoppage) 1 4:00
07/08/2000 Win South Africa Ricky Peters George, Western Cape, South Africa TKO (punches to the body) 1 1:15
07/02/2000 Win South Africa Clinton Nortje Rygersdal Sports Complex, Rondebosch, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa TKO (corner stoppage) 1 10:00
04/30/2000 Win South Africa Clinton Nortje Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa TKO (doctor stoppage) 2 6:00
02/22/2000 Win South Africa Armstrong M'bete Bellville Velodrome, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa KO (right hooks) 1 N/A
12/18/1999 Win South Africa Egan Norman Club Mykanos Holiday Resort, Langebaan, Western Cape, South Africa KO (punches) 1 0:10
09/25/1999 Win Democratic Republic of the Congo Jacob Lolwane Nelspruit, Mpumalanga, South Africa Decision 4 4:00
05/16/1999 Win South Africa James Thompson Cape Town, South Africa KO (straight left and right hooks) 1 0:16

Titles[edit]

  • Former South African Kickboxing Superheavyweight Champion
  • Former All-African Heavyweight Champion
  • K-1 2007 World Grandprix in Hawaii Semi Finalist

Entrance music[edit]

Event Entrance Music
DREAM.9 Let's Go - Trick Daddy

References[edit]

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