Antoni Hardonk

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Antoni Hardonk
BornAntoni Hardonk
(1976-02-05) February 5, 1976 (age 43)
Weesp, Netherlands
Height6 ft 4 in (193 cm)
Weight249 12 lb (113.2 kg; 17.82 st)
DivisionSuper Heavyweight (Kickboxing)
Heavyweight (MMA)
Reach78 in (198 cm)
Fighting out ofAmsterdam, Netherlands
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
TeamVos Gym
RankBrown belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu under Rickson Gracie
Years active2016-2019
Kickboxing record
By knockout4
Mixed martial arts record
By knockout6
By submission2
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Antoni Hardonk (born February 5, 1976) is a Dutch mixed martial artist and kickboxer who competed in K-1 and the UFC.

Kickboxing career[edit]

Antoni made his K-1 debut at the K-1 World Grand Prix 2001 Preliminary Scandinavia on June 9, 2001 where he was participating in an eight-man elimination tournament. He faced Swede Fredic Rosenberg in the quarter finals and quickly defeated him via technical knockout in the first round. In the semi finals he faced another Swede, Wisam Feyli, who he defeated by a third round unanimous decision, thus booking his place in the tournament final. In the final match Antoni faced yet another Swede, Larry Lindwall, but was unable to win the tournament, losing instead by second-round technical knockout.

On September 29, 2002 Antoni would face fellow Dutch kickboxer and future K-1 Grand Prix Champion Remy Bonjasky at the It's Showtime – As Usual / Battle Time event in the Netherlands. Antoni held his own during the fight but eventually lost via a fifth round unanimous decision. He would lose his next couple of fights against Attila Karacs and Badr Hari respectively before ending a four fight losing streak on July 29, 2005, by defeating Croatian Domagoj Ostojic by third-round technical knockout at Ultimate Nokaut 2.

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

Antoni made his UFC debut at UFC 65 on November 18, 2006, defeating Sherman Pendergarst by technical knockout due to Ilyushin kicks.

His next fight was at UFC Fight Night 9 on April 5, 2007 against Justin McCully, a late-notice replacement for Hardonk's original opponent, former UFC Heavyweight Champion Frank Mir, as he had to drop out due to a shoulder injury. Hardonk lost to McCully via unanimous decision.

Hardonk's next fight was against Frank Mir at UFC 74 on August 25, 2007.[1] Hardonk lost due to a kimura lock early in the first round. Most recently, Antoni beat Colin Robinson at UFC 80 by TKO 17 seconds into the first round and Eddie Sanchez at UFC 85 by TKO in the second round. Hardonk returned to the Octagon on December 27, at UFC 92 where he defeated newcomer, Mike Wessel via second-round TKO. On April 18 UFC 97 he was defeated by Cheick Kongo via TKO of the second round. Pat Barry and Hardonk fought on October 24, 2009 at UFC 104.[2] After some success with his Ilyushin kicks in the first round, his opponent found his range in the second with fast jab combinations, and Hardonk was hurt several times before dropping and succumbing to strikes at 2:30 of round two.


In August 2010, Hardonk announced that he would be officially retiring from the UFC and MMA altogether. Hardonk also revealed that he will be partnering with his instructor since 2004, Henry Akins, to become a full-time trainer at his gym "Dynamix Martial Arts" located in Santa Monica.[3]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]


Mixed martial arts[edit]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Professional record breakdown
14 matches 8 wins 6 losses
By knockout 6 2
By submission 2 1
By decision 0 3
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 8–6 Pat Barry TKO (punches) UFC 104 October 24, 2009 2 2:30 Los Angeles, California, United States Fight of the Night.
Loss 8–5 Cheick Kongo TKO (punches) UFC 97 April 18, 2009 2 2:29 Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Win 8–4 Mike Wessel TKO (punches) UFC 92 December 27, 2008 2 2:09 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 7–4 Eddie Sanchez KO (punches) UFC 85 June 7, 2008 2 4:15 London, England
Win 6–4 Colin Robinson TKO (leg kicks) UFC 80 January 19, 2008 1 0:17 Newcastle upon Tyne, England
Loss 5–4 Frank Mir Submission (kimura) UFC 74 August 25, 2007 1 1:17 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss 5–3 Justin McCully Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Stevenson vs. Guillard April 5, 2007 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 5–2 Sherman Pendergarst TKO (leg kick) UFC 65: Bad Intentions November 18, 2006 1 3:15 Sacramento, California, United States
Win 4–2 Ibragim Magomedov TKO (Ilyushin kicks) Bushido Europe: Rotterdam Rumble October 9, 2005 2 2:01 Netherlands
Win 3–2 Wes Sims Submission (americana) K-1 Fighting Network Rumble on the Rock 2004 November 20, 2004 1 4:24 Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Loss 2–2 Claudineney Kozan Decision (majority) K-1 MMA ROMANEX May 22, 2004 2 5:00 Saitama, Japan
Loss 2–1 Grzegorz Jakubowski Decision (unanimous) La Resa Dei Conti 7 December 5, 2003 2 5:00 Livorno, Italy
Win 2–0 Will Elworthy Submission (rear-naked choke) La Resa Dei Conti 7 December 5, 2003 1 N/A Italy
Win 1–0 Peter Verschuren TKO (doctor stoppage) Rings Holland: Heroes Live Forever January 28, 2001 1 3:05 Netherlands

Kickboxing record[edit]

As of December 2010, Antoni Hardonk has compiled a professional kickboxing record of 5 wins and 5 losses, with 4 wins and 2 losses by KO/TKO.[4]

Professional record breakdown
85 matches 75 wins 10 losses
By knockout 44 2
By decision 31 8
Result Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location
Win 5-5 Croatia Domagoj Ostojic TKO Ultimate Nokaut 2 July 29, 2005 3 Croatia Croatia
Loss 4-5 Netherlands Badr Hari Decision Rings Fightgala September 27, 2003 5 3:00 Netherlands Netherlands
Loss 4-4 Hungary Attila Karacs TKO Kings of the Ring European tournament March 21, 2003 2 Czech Republic Brno, Czech Republic
Loss 4-3 Netherlands Remy Bonjasky Decision It's Showtime: As Usual / Battle Time September 29, 2002 5 3:00 Netherlands Netherlands
Loss 4-2 Czech Republic Pavel Majer Decision Victory or Hell 3 April 21, 2002 5 3:00 Netherlands Amsterdam, Netherlands
Win 4-1 Netherlands Glenn Brasdorp TKO It's Showtime: Original October 21, 2001 4 Netherlands Haarlem, Netherlands
Loss 3-1 Sweden Larry Lindwall TKO K-1 World Grand Prix 2001 Preliminary Scandinavia, Final June 9, 2001 2 2:56 Denmark Copenhagen, Denmark
Win 3-0 Sweden Wisam Feyli Decision K-1 World Grand Prix 2001 Preliminary Scandinavia, Semi Finals June 9, 2001 3 3:00 Denmark Copenhagen, Denmark
Win 2-0 Sweden Fredic Rosenberg TKO K-1 World Grand Prix 2001 Preliminary Scandinavia, Quarter Finals June 9, 2001 1 1:43 Denmark Copenhagen, Denmark
Win 1-0 France Philippe Gomis KO K-1 Survival 2000 May 28, 2000 2 0:55 Japan Sapporo, Japan


  1. ^ Justin Bolduc (2007-07-18). "Mir to Fight Hardonk at UFC 74". Archived from the original on 2007-09-27. Retrieved 2007-07-18.
  2. ^ "Antoni Hardonk vs. Pat Barry Likely for UFC 104".
  3. ^ "Antoni Hardonk Announces his Retirement". MMA News. Archived from the original on 2010-11-14.
  4. ^ "Fight Record: Antoni Hardonk".

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