Antz Nansen

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Antz Nansen
BornAnthony Nansen
(1983-03-12) 12 March 1983 (age 35)
Mangere, New Zealand
Other namesNotorious
NationalityNew Zealander
Height5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight208 lb (94 kg; 14 st 12 lb)
DivisionLight Heavyweight
StyleKickboxing
StanceOrthodox
Fighting out ofAuckland, New Zealand
TeamElite Thai Kickboxing
TrainerJason Suttie
Years active2004-present
Professional boxing record
Total7
Wins4
By knockout1
Losses3
By knockout1
Draws0
Kickboxing record
Total30
Wins27
By knockout12
Losses3
Draws0
Mixed martial arts record
Total2
Wins1
By knockout1
Losses1
By submission1
Other information
Notable relativesRay Sefo, cousin
Fai Falamoe, cousin
Baby Nansen, Sister
Boxing record from BoxRec
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog
last updated on: 9 December 2012

Anthony "Antz" Nansen (born 12 March 1983) is a New Zealand professional boxer, kickboxer and mixed martial artist.

Career[edit]

Nansen practiced Kung Fu as a child and grew up playing rugby league. He began training in kickboxing at the age of 21. He is the cousin of Ray Sefo.[1] He holds a professional kickboxing record of 22 wins and 3 loss, and has been the kickboxing champion of New Zealand in three different weight classes.[2] He defeated Joel Martin in October 2008 to become the World Kickboxing Federation (WKBF) Heavyweight Kickboxing Champion of New Zealand.[3]

On 23 September 2009, he made his mixed martial arts debut against Olympic judoka Hiroshi Izumi at World Victory Road Presents: Sengoku 10 in Saitama, Japan. Nansen was able to control the fight with his striking and won via technical knockout in the first round.[4]

The following year, on 25 April, Nansen took part in his second MMA bout at ASTRA: Yoshida's Farewell against jiu-jitsu fighter Enson Inoue, who was making his return to the ring after six years of retirement. Inoue used his superior grappling skills to win via submission by using an armbar in round 1.[5]

He was then set to face Satoshi Ishii, another of Japan's Olympic judoka, at the K-1 World MAX 2010.[6] However, Nansen was unable to compete for unknown reasons.

Titles[edit]

  • 2013 King in the Ring KickBoxing HeavyWeight 100 kg Class Champion
  • 2011 WKBF World Heavyweight Kickboxing Champion
  • 2011 King in the Ring KickBoxing HeavyWeight 100 kg Class Champion
  • IMF[clarification needed] Heavyweight Muay Thai Champion of New Zealand
  • WKBF Super Heavyweight Muay Thai Champion of New Zealand
  • WKBF Heavyweight Kickboxing Champion of New Zealand
  • WKBF Super Cruiserweight Kickboxing Champion of New Zealand

Boxing record[edit]

4 Wins (1 knockout 2 decisions), 3 Loss, 0 Draws
Res. Record Opponent Type Rd., Time Date Location Notes
Loss 4-3 United Kingdom Michael Sprott UD 3 (3) 4 June 2014 New Zealand Auckland, New Zealand Super 8 Heavyweight Tournament - Semi Final 1
Win 4-2 United States Hasim Rahman UD 3 (3) 4 June 2014 New Zealand Auckland, New Zealand Super 8 Heavyweight Tournament - Quarter Final 1
Loss 3-2 New Zealand Junior Maletino Iakopo MD 4 (4) 20 September 2013 New Zealand Auckland, New Zealand
Loss 3-1 Samoa Seiaute Mailata KO 1 (4) 16 September 2008 New Zealand Otara, New Zealand
Win 3-0 New Zealand Sean Sullivan MD 3, 3:00 1 December 2007 New Zealand Ellerslie, New Zealand
Win 2-0 New Zealand Shane Old TKO (corner stoppage) 2 (3) 5 May 2007 New Zealand Ellerslie, New Zealand
Win 1-0 New Zealand Jeff Seedy UD 3, 2:00 2 December 2006 New Zealand Ellerslie, New Zealand Professional boxing debut.

Kickboxing record[edit]

Kickboxing record

Legend:   Win   Loss   Draw/No contest

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 1-1 Enson Inoue Submission (armbar) Astra 25 April 2010 1 2:10 Tokyo, Japan
Win 1-0 Hiroshi Izumi TKO (punches) World Victory Road Presents: Sengoku 10 23 September 2009 1 2:56 Saitama, Saitama, Japan

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Interview with Antz "Notorious" Nansen
  2. ^ 'Notorious' Nansen vs Satoshi Ishii - MMA Super Fight at K-1 World Max Final
  3. ^ Fighter Profile: Antz "Notorious" Nansen Archived 4 October 2011 at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ Izumi's Debut Spoiled; Hornbuckle Finishes Thompson at Sengoku 10
  5. ^ Astra Notebook: Promotion's Future Still Undecided
  6. ^ "Satoshi Ishii vs. Antz Nansen MMA bout added to Nov. 8 K-1 World MAX 2010 event". mmajunkie.com. 27 October 2010. Archived from the original on 1 November 2010. Retrieved 27 October 2010.
  7. ^ Israel Adesanya wins King in the Ring Tournament and Video
  8. ^ Rāhoroi Night Is Alright For Fighting: King of the Ring
  9. ^ NZ Thai Boxers Outclass International Challengers at Phillip Lam Show