Wendell Roche

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Wendell Roche
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Born Wendell Roche
(1971-04-13) April 13, 1971 (age 43)
Curaçao, Netherlands Antilles
Nationality Dutch
Curaçao
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 95 kg (209 lb; 15.0 st)
Division Cruiserweight
Heavyweight
Style Muay Thai
Stance Orthodox
Fighting out of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Team Van Os Gym
Trainer Edwin van Os
Kickboxing record
Total 73
Wins 53
By knockout 9
Losses 20
By knockout 3
last updated on: June 29, 2014

Wendell Roche (born April 13, 1971) is a Dutch-Curaçao heavyweight kickboxer. He holds an amazing achievement in being the only man to ever defeat the kickboxing great Ginty Vrede.

Career[edit]

Roche was born in Curaçao and raised as a Jehovah's Witness.

On October 16, 2010, he took part in the first round of the Ultimate Glory 2010/11 World Series at Ultimate Glory 12 where defeated Croatian veteran Stefan Leko via technical knockout as Leko retired in the second round. In the semi-finals at Ultimate Glory 13, he faced Turkish fan-favorite Gökhan Saki and was defeated by unanimous decision.

In late 2012, he competed on the third season of the Enfusion reality television show but was eliminated by Franci Grajš after defeating Jake Bostwick.

He joined Shogun gym in Beirut, Lebanon as a 1st tier trainer for the Lebanese national team.

He lost to Jasmin Bečirović by unanimous decision at Enfusion 3: Trial of the Gladiators on December 2, 2012 in Ljubljana, Slovenia.[1][2]

He beat Moises Ruibal by split decision at Enfusion Live 7 in Tenerife, Spain on July 13, 2013 to win the promotion's -90 kg title.[3]

Roche lost his Enfusion title to Andrew Tate when he was stopped in round two at Enfusion 19 in London, England on June 29, 2014.[4][5]

Roche is expected to face Christian Brorhilker at Enfusion Live 20 on July 12, 2014.[6]

Titles[edit]

  • 2013 Enfusion Live World Champion -90 kg
  • 2011 SuperKombat World Grand Prix IV runner-up


Kickboxing record[edit]

Kickboxing record

Legend:       Win       Loss       Draw/No contest       Notes

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