May 8, 1979
|Other names||Kaas, Ciger|
|Height||1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|Weight||72 kg (159 lb; 11.3 st)|
|Style||Kickboxing, Muay Thai|
|Fighting out of||Alkmaar, Netherlands|
|Trainer||Edwin van Os|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Occupation||Martial arts instructor|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Şahin "Kaas" Yakut (born 8 May 1979 in Iğdır, Turkey) is a Turkish-Dutch kickboxer and mixed martial artist, currently living in Heerhugowaard, Netherlands and training in Gym Alkmaar. He is a member of the It's Showtime Team and is a training partner of Gago Drago and Joerie Mes. He is known for his in-fighter style which puts massive pressure on his opponents, his flashing kicks and above all, his endurance and ambition.
He has been involved with several organizations such as SuperLeague, It's Showtime and has taken part in special events like Challenge Private Party. He has a 5 and 1 record in his SuperLeague career and is 17 and 3 with It's Showtime as of 29/05/2010. Yakut has fought some of the best fighters in the world and has achieved victories against world champions such as Perry Ubeda, Jomhod Kiatadisak, Ondřej Hutník and Rayen Simson. His brother Metin "Pislik" Yakut is an MMA fighter.
Şahin on TV
Fights on Eurosport: Numerous fights of Yakut are broadcast by Eurosport featuring the highly in-demand fighter. He has been involved on several occasions with the It's Showtime 75MAX Trophy, which he became champion of in 2006. His decision victories against Jiri Zak in the quarters finals, Aalviar Lima in the semis and Ondřej Hutník in the final were all aired by the channel.
His recent fights on TV:
- K-1 Italy Oktagon 2008 - super fight against Frenchman Walid Haddad in Milan, Italy on 12 April 2008 which Şahin won on points.
- It's Showtime 75MAX Trophy Final 2008 - quarter-final fight against Belgian Mohammad Rahhoui in Den Bosch, the Netherlands on 15 March 2008 which Şahin lost on points.
- Challenge Private Party - super fight against Portuguese fighter Ricardo Fernandes in Algarve, Portugal on 8 December 2007 where Şahin dispatched his opponent by TKO in the very first round after Fernandes was unable to continue due to low kicks he had suffered.
- Klash Event - super fight against Portuguese fighter Jose Barradas in Transylvania, Romania on 11 November 2007 where Şahin dispatched his opponent by unanimous decision after 3 rounds.
- It's Showtime 2007 Portugal - super fight against French fighter Jean-Philippe Garcia at Casino Vilamoura, Algarve, Portugal on September 2007, where Şahin dispatched his opponent by TKO in just one and half minutes into the very first round.
It's Showtime Reality
- Şahin has also been involved in a martial arts TV contest called It's Showtime Reality from January 2008 on which there is a total of 12 episodes. He was a trainer for 22 fighters chosen worldwide who compete for being the winner of the show, with a final match and K-1 debut at the K-1 World Grand Prix 2008 in Amsterdam on 26 April 2008 and the possibility of earning a $100,000 contract with the It's Showtime organization.
- Şahin can speak Turkish and Dutch at native level. He can speak English as well.
- Şahin is pronounced as “Sha-hin” and it means falcon, while Yakut means ruby in Turkish.
- 2006 It's Showtime 75MAX Trophy (-75 kg) Champion in Rotterdam
- 2005 It's Showtime Prague Pool B Champion
- 2003 W.P.K.L. Muaythai Champions League Rome Pool B Champion
- W.I.P.U. King of the Ring Champion
Mixed Martial Arts
- 2008 W.I.P.U. "King of the Ring" MMA super champion -77 kg 
77 Wins (49 (T)KO's), 15 Losses, 4 Draws
Legend: Win Loss Draw/No contest Notes
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|5 matches||3 wins||2 losses|
|Win||3-2||Chico Martinez||Submission (rear naked choke)||KOE - Tough Is Not Enough||October 5, 2008||1||N/A||Rotterdam, Netherlands||Wins W.I.P.U. "King of the Ring" MMA super title -77 kg.|
|Loss||2-2||Vincent Latoel||Decision (unanimous)||K-1 World Grand Prix 2007 in Amsterdam||June 23, 2007||2||5:00||Amsterdam, Netherlands|
|Win||2-1||Chico Martinez||Decision||2 Hot 2 Handle||October 10, 2004||2||5:00||Rotterdam, Netherlands|
|Win||1-1||Gilbert Ballentine||TKO (doctor stoppage)||Rings Holland: One Moment In Time||December 1, 2002||1||0:51||Utrecht, Netherlands|
|Loss||0-1||Roman Vanicky||Unknown||Night of the Gladiators 12||February 25, 2001||N/A||N/A||Prague, Czech Republic|
- List of K-1 events
- List of It's Showtime events
- List of It's Showtime champions
- List of male kickboxers
- List of male mixed martial artists