Peter Graham (fighter)

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Peter Graham
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Graham at K-1 World GP 2007 in Hong Kong press conference
Born (1975-08-05) 5 August 1975 (age 38)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Other names The Chief
Nationality Australian
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 114 kg (251 lb; 17 st 13 lb)
Division Super Heavyweight
Style Full Contact Karate, Kickboxing, Boxing
Stance Orthodox
Fighting out of Tokyo, Japan
Team Redfern Gym
Spirit Gym
Boxing Works
IMC
Years active 2000–present (Kickboxing)
Professional boxing record
Total 12
Wins 8
By knockout 4
Losses 3
By knockout 1
Draws 1
Kickboxing record
Total 71
Wins 58
By knockout 32
Losses 12
Draws 1
Mixed martial arts record
Total 17
Wins 10
By knockout 9
By decision 1
Losses 7
By submission 6
By decision 1
Other information
Spouse Silvia dos Santos
Boxing record from Boxrec
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog
last updated on: 18 October 2013

Peter "The Chief" Graham (born 5 August 1975) is an Australian kickboxer, boxer and mixed martial artist. His entrance music is AC/DC's Thunderstruck and he has trademarked his special moves like his somersault kick, The Rolling Thunder.

Kickboxing career[edit]

Graham started his career in Kyokushin Karate and won the Amateur Australian title in 1999, in the open weight division. Before turning pro Graham captured the World Kickboxing Federation World Amateur Heavyweight title from New Zealand's Shane Wijohn, finishing his amateur career undefeated (18-0). He turned pro in 2000 and attained instant success. He defeated Ben Hamilton in K-1 Oceania Revenge by TKO and then Clay Aumitagi.

On 19 November 2000 he became the first Australian to go ten rounds with the legendary Stan "The Man" Longinidis.[1]

In 2001 he defeated Mark Hunt, the K-1 World GP champion of the year. He won his second WKBF Super Heavyweight title the next year, and won the Kings of Oceania 2004 championship after defeating his long-term rival Jason Suttie.[1]

In 2006, Peter had a feud with Badr Hari in K-1 World Grand Prix 2006 in Auckland. Hari mocked Graham that he is a has-been, and Hari is the future. A brawl at the press conference instigated by Hari kissing Graham hyped up their match.[2] The real match was won by Peter, via his trademark "Rolling Thunder" spinning kick, which broke Hari's jaw.[3] Hari was sidelined for almost a year.

On 31 December 2006 at K-1 PREMIUM 2006 Dynamite!!, Graham fought against the four time K-1 heavyweight champion, Dutch man from the Seidokaikan dojo Semmy Schilt in a 5 round match and lost by unanimous decision (3-0).[4]

On 5 August 2007, Graham and Hari met for a revenge fight in K-1 World GP 2007 in Hong Kong as one of the three super bouts of the event, held in Hong Kong for the very first time. This time, Hari was more alert to the threat of a Rolling Thunder by Graham. Both fighters could not show their top performances as Hari won the fight by points. Graham tried the Rolling Thunder Kick twice in the last moments of the fight, but could not connect with Hari.[5]

He has returned to kickboxing to fight Prince Ali at HEAT 24 in Nagoya, Japan on 7 October 2012,[6] winning the fight via decision.

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

After training with Pride veteran Akira Shoji,[3] Peter made his MMA debut in World Victory Road on 5 March 2008 against the seasoned Japanese MMA fighter Kazuyuki Fujita, however he was defeated by submission in the first round.[7] Graham undeterred by the loss returned to for the World Victory Road Presents: Sengoku 4, where he again he fought valiantly in a much closer match against French grappler Moise Rimbon but Graham was submitted early in the second round.

Over the course of the following two years Graham proceed to hone his BJJ skills in Brazil and continued to fight at elite level matches around the globe matched against the likes of Rolles Gracie Jr.. In July 2010 Graham defeated American K-1 champion Carter Williams.

On 8 December 2010, Graham defeated Alexander Emelianenko by TKO via leg kicks halfway through the second round.[8] This marks Graham's biggest win in MMA to date.

In 2012, Graham defeated Konstantin Gluhov twice by KO & TKO.

Following the second Gluhov fight, he then beat Donnie Lester by TKO 1:50 of Round 1 in December 2012

Graham defeated Tai Tuivasa by TKO in the second round making that his 8th KO/TKO MMA win so far.

Graham Beat Salimgirey Rasulov by TKO due to injury of Rasulov's broken arm in Russia on 2 June.

Bellator MMA[edit]

He signed with Bellator MMA in July 2013.[9] He debuted at Bellator 104 on 18 October 2013 when he faced Eric Prindle. He won the fight by unanimous decision which marks the first MMA fight Graham had that went the distance.

In late October, Graham was announced as the injury replacement in the Bellator Season 9 Heavyweight tournament. He faced Cheick Kongo on 8 November 2013 at Bellator 107. He lost the fight via unanimous decision.

Championships and achievements[edit]

Kickboxing[edit]

Mixed martial arts[edit]

Personal life[edit]

Graham was born in Sydney.[7] He married a Brazilian woman living in Tokyo on 26 June 2008. He got a tattoo on his right arm reading her name, "Silvia".[10] The two have one daughter together. In 2010, Graham appeared on the TV program "Find My Family" where he was re-united with his younger brother who he had lost contact with and hadn't seen in twenty years. In 2012 he opened up his own full-time martial arts school Peter Grahams IMC at Prospect New South Wales Australia.

Records[edit]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 10–7 Mighty Mo Submission (Cobra choke) Bellator 111 March 7, 2014 3 2:31 Thackerville, Oklahoma, United States Bellator Season 10 Heavyweight Tournament Quarterfinal
Loss 10–6 Cheick Kongo Decision (unanimous) Bellator 107 8 November 2013 3 5:00 Thackerville, Oklahoma, United States Bellator Season 9 Heavyweight Tournament Final
Win 10–5 Eric Prindle Decision (unanimous) Bellator 104 18 October 2013 3 5:00 Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA
Win 9–5 Salimgirey Rasulov TKO (injury) K-1 Global MMA 2 June 2013 2 1:00 Krasnodar Krai, Russia
Win 8–5 Tai Tuivasa TKO (punches) Combat 8:03 27 April 2013 2 2:48 Sydney, Australia
Win 7–5 Donnie Lester TKO (corner stoppage) AFC 4 7 December 2012 1 1:50 Sydney, Australia
Win 6–5 Konstantin Gluhov TKO (punches) Draka 11 24 November 2012 1 3:20 Khabarovsk, Russia
Win 5–5 Konstantin Gluhov KO (punch) Governor's Cup 2012 11 February 2012 1 2:47 Khabarovsk, Russia
Win 4–5 Alexander Emelianenko TKO (leg kicks) Draka 5 18 December 2010 2 2:59 Khabarovsk, Russia Special rules allowing :30 on the ground.
Win 3–5 Yusuke Kawaguchi TKO (elbows) Xtreme MMA 3 5 November 2010 1 N/A Sydney, Australia
Win 2–5 Carter Williams TKO (strikes) Xtreme MMA 2 31 July 2010 1 4:10 Sydney, Australia
Loss 1–5 Jim York Submission (rear naked choke) Impact FC 2 18 July 2010 1 3:44 Sydney, Australia
Loss 1–4 Dion Staring Submission (armbar) Fury 1: Clash of the Titans 21 May 2010 1 N/A Macau, China
Win 1–3 Felise Leniu TKO (punches) RPA: Return Of The Chief 18 April 2010 1 N/A Keysborough, Australia
Loss 0–3 Rolles Gracie Submission (arm-triangle choke) Art of War 14 26 September 2009 1 1:43 Macau, China
Loss 0–2 Moise Rimbon Submission (rear naked choke) World Victory Road Presents: Sengoku 4 24 August 2008 2 0:42 Saitama, Saitama, Japan
Loss 0–1 Kazuyuki Fujita Submission (north-south choke) World Victory Road Presents: Sengoku 1 5 March 2008 1 1:23 Tokyo, Japan

Kickboxing record[edit]

57 Wins (31 (T)KO's, 25 Decisions), 11 Losses
Date Result Opponent Event Method Round Time
23 March 2013 Win New Zealand Erik Nosa Capital Punishment 7, Canberra, Australia KO (right low kick) 1 1:43
7 October 2012 Win Iran Prince Ali HEAT 24, Nagoya, Japan Decision 3 3:00
20 August 2011 Loss Poland Paul Slowinski Kings of Kombat 4, Keysborough, Australia, I.S.K.A. Heavyweight World Title KO 3
2 April 2011 Win Australia Andre Meunier Kings of Combat 3, Keysborough, Australia TKO (low kicks and punches) 3
29 August 2010 Win New Zealand Doug Viney Kings of Combat, Keysborough, Australia TKO (leg kicks) 5
5 August 2007 Loss Morocco Badr Hari K-1 World Grand Prix 2007 in Hong Kong Decision (unanimous) 3 3:00
28 April 2006 Win Netherlands Jerrel Venetiaan K-1 World Grand Prix 2007 in Hawaii, USA Decision (unanimous) 3 3:00
31 December 2006 Loss Netherlands Semmy Schilt K-1 Premium 2006 Dynamite!!, Japan Decision (unanimous) 5 3:00
18 November 2006 Loss New Zealand Doug Viney K-1 Kings of Oceania 2006 Round 3, New Zealand Decision 3 3:00
11 November 2006 Win Japan Yuki Kamikaze Macau X-plosion, Macau TKO (low kicks) 2
16 September 2006 Win New Zealand Andrew Peck K-1 Kings of Oceania 2006 Round 2, New Zealand TKO (low kicks) 2
18 August 2006 Win Belarus Andrei Malchanau X-plosion 13, Sydney, Australia TKO (referee stoppage) 1
24 June 2006 Win Samoa Matt Samoa K-1 Kings of Oceania 2006 Round 1, New Zealand KO (right hook) 1 2:16
5 March 2006 Loss Poland Paul Slowinski K-1 World Grand Prix 2006 in Auckland, New Zealand TKO (low kicks) 2 1:42
5 March 2006 Win Morocco Badr Hari K-1 World Grand Prix 2006 in Auckland, New Zealand KO (rolling thunder) 3 2:54
10 December 2005 Win Netherlands Ricardo van den Bos K-1 Kings of Oceania 2005 Round 3, Australia KO (punches) 1 1:19
8 October 2005 Win New Zealand Jay Hepi K-1 Kings of Oceania 2005 Round 2, New Zealand Decision 3 3:00
30 July 2005 Win New Zealand Rony Sefo K-1 Kings of Oceania 2005 Round 1, New Zealand Decision (unanimous) 3 3:00
30 April 2005 Win Belarus Alexey Ignashov K-1 Battle of Anzacs II, New Zealand 2nd Ext. R Decision 5 3:00
5 November 2004 Loss New Zealand Jason Suttie K-1 Oceania MAX 2004, New Zealand Decision (unanimous) 3 3:00
16 July 2004 Win New Zealand Jason Suttie Kings of Oceania 2004, New Zealand Decision (unanimous) 3 3:00
16 July 2004 Win Poland Paul Slowinski Kings of Oceania 2004, New Zealand Decision (unanimous) 3 3:00
16 July 2004 Win New Zealand Hiriwa Te-Rangi Kings of Oceania 2004, New Zealand KO (rolling thunder) 1 1:59
6 March 2004 Loss Albania Xhavit Bajrami Kings Of The Ring, Pristine, Kosovo Decision 5 3:00
6 December 2003 Loss Netherlands Remy Bonjasky K-1 World Grand Prix 2003, Japan TKO (referee stoppage) 1 2:58
11 October 2003 Win Australia Sam Greco K-1 World Grand Prix 2003 Final Elimination, Japan TKO (leg injury) 2 0:30
27 July 2003 Win New Zealand Jason Suttie K-1 World Grand Prix 2003 in Melbourne, Australia Decision (unanimous) 3 3:00
27 July 2003 Win Papua New Guinea Mitch O'Hello K-1 World Grand Prix 2003 in Melbourne, Australia Ext.R TKO (punch) 4 0:47
27 July 2003 Win Croatia Josip Bodrozic K-1 World Grand Prix 2003 in Melbourne, Australia Decision 3 3:00
27 April 2003 Win Australia Chris Chrispoulides License to Thrill, Australia Decision 3 3:00
24 April 2003 Win New Zealand Mike Angove Fights in Dunedin, New Zealand TKO (knees) 2 0:55
31 August 2002 Win New Zealand Hiriwa Te-Rangi WKBF World Super Heavyweight Title, Dunedin, NZ Decision 5 3:00
12 July 2002 Loss New Zealand Jason Suttie KB4 Fightnight, Sydney, Australia Decision 3 3:00
12 July 2002 Win Australia Chris Chrispoulides KB4 Fightnight, Sydney, Australia Decision 3 3:00
1 September 2001 Draw New Zealand Jason Suttie JNI Promotions, Star City, Australia Draw 3 3:00
21 July 2001 Win New Zealand Mark Hunt K-1 New Zealand Grand Prix 2001 Decision 5 3:00
29 April 2001 Loss Australia Adam Watt K-1 World Grand Prix 2001 in Osaka, Japan KO (left punch) 2 1:29
29 April 2001 Win South Africa Jan Nortje K-1 World Grand Prix 2001 in Osaka, Japan Ext. R Decision 4 3:00
7 April 2001 Win Australia Fadi Hadara Australia vs USA, Sydney, Australia Decision 3 3:00
24 February 2001 Loss New Zealand Mark Hunt K-1 World Grand Prix 2001 Preliminary Melbourne, Australia KO (right uppercut) 3 2:10
24 February 2001 Win New Zealand Rony Sefo K-1 World Grand Prix 2001 Preliminary Melbourne, Australia Decision 3 3:00
24 February 2001 Win Australia Phil Fagan K-1 World Grand Prix 2001 Preliminary Melbourne, Australia TKO (2 knockdowns) 2
19 November 2000 Loss Australia Stan Longinidis K-1 Oceania Star Wars 2000, Australia Decision (unanimous) 10 2:00
10 September 2000 Win Turkey Gurkan Ozkan K-1 Oceania Dream, Australia Ext.R TKO (3 knockdowns) 4
24 June 2000 Win Samoa Clay Aumitagi Bradford's Show, Sydney, Australia Decision 3 3:00
14 May 2000 Win Australia Ben Hamilton K-1 Revenge Oceania, Australia TKO (doctor stoppage) 2
8 April 2000 Win Australia Shane Wijohn Bound for Glory, NSW, Australia TKO (leg kicks and punches) 1

Professional boxing record[edit]

8 Wins (4 TKOs), 3 Losses.
Date Result Opponent Event Method Round Note
22 February 2013 Win Australia David Levi Entertainment Centre, Hurstville, New South Wales, Australia TKO 6 Defended the New South Wales State heavyweight title
19 June 2012 Win Australia George Poulivaati Croatian Club, Punchbowl, New South Wales, Australia Decision 5 Won the New South Wales State heavyweight title
15 November 2002 Win Australia Pat Kennedy Club Nova, Newcastle, NSW, Australia TKO (punch to the body) 5
9 August 2002 Win Australia Pat Kennedy Club Nova, Newcastle, NSW, Australia Decision 6
10 May 2002 Win Australia Joseph Semeatu Mayfield Ex Services Club, Newcastle, NSW, Australia KO (punches) 1
1 April 2002 Draw Australia Phil Gregory Sports Complex, Carrara (Gold Coast), Queensland, Australia Draw 8
4 March 2002 Win Australia Paul Withers Entertainment Centre, Townsville, Queensland, Australia KO (right hook) 6
15 February 2002 Win New Zealand Andrew Fepuileai Woonona Bulli RSL Club, Wollongong, NSW, Australia Decision (split) 4
12 October 2001 Win Australia Glen Sewell Sydney, NSW, Australia Decision 4
28 September 2001 Loss Australia Simon Paterson The Octagon, Sydney, NSW, Australia Decision (majority) 4
21 July 2000 Loss Australia Caine Melbourne Hornsby RSL Club, Sydney, NSW, Australia KO (punches) 2
23 April 2000 Loss Australia Caine Melbourne Wyong Leagues Club, Wyong, NSW, Australia Decision 4

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