Marco Piqué

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Marco Piqué
Born (1980-01-09) January 9, 1980 (age 34)
Paramaribo, Suriname
Other names The Sniper
Nationality Suriname Surinamese
Netherlands Dutch
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 72.5 kg (160 lb; 11.42 st)
Division Welterweight
Middleweight
Style Muay Thai
Fighting out of Almere, Netherlands
Team Profighters Gym
Trainer Michael Polanen
Milton Felter
Years active 2001–present
Kickboxing record
Total 101
Wins 61
By knockout 27
Losses 38
By knockout 6
Draws 2
last updated on: March 27, 2014

Marco "The Sniper" Piqué (born January 9, 1980 in Paramaribo, Suriname) is a Dutch-Surinamese welterweight kickboxer, fighting out of Profighters Gym in Almere, Netherlands. He is the current World Full Contact Association Muay Thai middleweight world champion, WMC intercontinental champion, and a two-time K-1 MAX regional tournament finalist.[1]

Biography and Career[edit]

Originally from Suriname, Piqué has fought the majority of his fights in the Netherlands. He won his first title in 2003 when he defeated Aalviar Lima via split decision to claim the W.P.K.L. Dutch national Muay Thai title. Over the next couple of years Piqué claimed the W.F.C.A. Benelux title and the W.P.K.L. European title as well as losing to legendary Thai fighter Jongsanan Fairtex in Las Vegas in a bid to win Fairtex's I.K.K.C. world title belt.[2] Throughout 2006 Piqué started to regularly face some of the world's best middleweight kickboxers, losing to Buakaw Por. Pramuk, Şahin Yakut and Giorgio Petrosyan, the latter in the final of the annual Janus Fight tournament. His record was patchy by the end of 2006 but he had a terrific 2007, winning two preliminary tournaments and reaching the final of two more, winning thirteen out of fifteen fights and beating some top fighters such as Chaid Oulad El Hadj and Petr Polak.

In 2008 Piqué made his K-1 MAX debut at the K-1 MAX Netherlands 2008 in Utrecht, making his way to the final in a tough tournament which included a victory over tournament favourite Joerie Mes in the quarter finals. In the final Piqué found Warren Stevelmans a step too far and was unable to make it to the K-1 MAX final 16 stage. He entered another K-1 MAX tournament in Sweden later in the year but could only reach the semi finals. Piqué returned to K-1 MAX the following year, again reaching the final at the K-1 World MAX 2009 Europe but once more failing to make the next step to the K-1 World MAX final by dropping a decision to up and comer Leroy Kaestner. Piqué made up somewhat for this defeat later in the year by winning the W.M.C. intercontinental title and then the World Full Contact Association (W.F.C.A.) world title in his native Suriname.

He lost to Issam Reghi via decision at Time Fight 2 in Tours, France on October 6, 2012.[3]

On the verge of throwing up, Pique quit on his stool before the fifth round against Raphaël Llodra at Best of Siam 3 in Paris, France on February 14, 2013.[4][5]

He lost a unanimous decision to Suriya Prasathinpimai at Thailand vs. Europe 2013 in Neu-Ulm, Germany on March 23, 2013.[6]

On July 6, 2013, Piqué lost to John Wayne Parr by decision at Boonchu Cup: Caged Muay Thai 3 on the Gold Coast, Australia.[7][8]

He beat Dima Weimer on points at Day of Destruction 7 in Hamburg, Germany on September 14, 2013.[9]

He lost to Grégory Choplin via UD in the main event of Lion Fight 14 in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States on March 28, 2014.[10][11]

He is scheduled to face Steeve Valente at Mix Fight Gala XV in Darmstadt, Germany on April 26, 2014.[12]

Titles[edit]

  • 2010 Superfighters 8 Man Tournament Champion
  • 2009 W.F.C.A. Muay Thai world champion -72.5 kg
  • 2009 W.M.C. Muay Thai Intercontinental title -72.5 kg
  • 2009 K-1 MAX Europe tournament runner up -70 kg
  • 2008 K-1 MAX Netherlands tournament runner up -70 kg
  • 2007 Kings of Kickboxing 2007 Pforzheim preliminary tournament champion -75 kg
  • 2007 Rayong-Dreamfights GP Part II tournament champion -73 kg
  • 2005 W.P.K.L. Dutch Muay Thai champion -76 kg[13]
  • 2005 W.P.K.L. European Muay Thai champion -76 kg
  • 2004 W.F.C.A. Benelux Muay Thai champion
  • 2003 W.P.K.L. Dutch Muay Thai champion -72.5 kg

Kickboxing[edit]

Kickboxing Record

Legend:       Win       Loss       Draw/No contest       Notes

See also[edit]

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