Bernard Ackah

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Bernard Ackah
Born (1972-04-09) April 9, 1972 (age 45)
Bonn, West Germany
Other names The Tragic Comedian
Residence Côte d'Ivoire
Japan
Nationality Ivorian
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight 200 lb (91 kg; 14 st)
Division Light Heavyweight (MMA)
Heavyweight (kickboxing)
Reach 79.0 in (201 cm)
Style Kickboxing, Taekwondo
Fighting out of Tokyo, Japan
Team X-Force
Freelance
Rank Black belt in taekwondo
Black belt in judo
Years active 2007-present
Kickboxing record
Total 6
Wins 2
Losses 4
By knockout 3
Mixed martial arts record
Total 11
Wins 5
By knockout 4
By decision 1
Losses 6
By knockout 3
By submission 2
By decision 1
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Bernard Ackah (born April 9, 1972) is a German-born, Japanese-based Ivorian taekwondo practitioner, kickboxer, mixed martial artist and comedian.

Biography[edit]

Martial arts career and background[edit]

Ackah was born in Germany and moved to Japan at the age of 2. He practiced judo during his middle school and high school days. In 1998, he went to South Korea and stayed there for 3 years to practice taekwondo at the prestigious Yonsei University.[1]

He made his professional mixed martial arts debut in March 2007 with a first round knockout victory over Hyun Pyo Shin at K-1 Hero's 8. He entered the spotlight later that year at Dynamite!! USA when he also knocked out former NFL player-turned-mixed martial artist Johnnie Morton. He then went on to lose his next three fights, however, including one to Dutch kickboxer Melvin Manhoef. He ended this losing streak seven seconds into his fight with Ryūshi Yanagisawa at Deep: 43rd Impact with a KO victory. He has since won two fights, both in the Deep promotion.

He entered kickboxing in December 2007 when he faced Japanese legend Musashi at K-1 PREMIUM 2007 Dynamite!!. He lost the fight via knockout in the third round. He also fought at K-1 World Grand Prix 2008 in Fukuoka and took on Tsuyoshi Nakasako, who defeated him via decision. His kickboxing record stands at two wins and three losses.

Television career[edit]

He is known to anime fans as the voice of the Master of Ceremonies in the original Japanese version of Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's. He also made an appearance on the 19th Sasuke competition and failed the "Jumping Spider" in the First Stage. He recently made in appearance in Kamen Rider series, starting Kamen Rider Wizard as the Phantom Caitsith and Kamen Rider Drive as the Gunman Roidmude.

Professional wrestling career[edit]

On November 30, 2014, Ackah made his professional wrestling debut for the Dramatic Dream Team (DDT) promotion, where he was introduced as Ironman Heavymetalweight Champion LiLiCo's bodyguard.[2] He wrestled his first match on December 13, defeating Kazuki Hirata.[3]

Personal life[edit]

He can speak English, French, German, Korean, and Japanese.[1]

He is married to a Japanese woman, living in his wife's parents' house, and has 3 children.[4]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 5-6 Yuki Niimura Submission (rear-naked choke) Deep: 57 Impact February 18, 2012 1 3:35 Tokyo, Japan
Loss 5-5 Shunsuke Inoue TKO (punches) Deep: Cage Impact 2011 in Tokyo, 2nd Round October 29, 2011 1 2:30 Tokyo, Japan
Loss 5-4 Yoshiyuki Nakanishi KO (head kick) Deep: 54 Impact June 24, 2011 1 1:07 Tokyo, Japan
Win 5-3 Minoru Kato Decision (unanimous) Deep: 47 Impact April 17, 2010 2 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Win 4-3 Shunji Kosaka TKO (punches) Deep: Cage Impact 2009 December 19, 2009 1 0:34 Tokyo, Japan
Win 3-3 Ryushi Yanagisawa TKO (head kick and punches) Deep: 43 Impact August 23, 2009 1 0:07 Tokyo, Japan
Loss 2-3 Young Choi Decision (unanimous) Deep: 42 Impact June 30, 2009 2 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Loss 2-2 Po'ai Suganuma Submission (armbar) Hero's 2007 in Korea October 28, 2007 1 3:05 Seoul, South Korea
Loss 2-1 Melvin Manhoef KO (punches) Hero's 9 July 16, 2007 1 2:13 Yokohama, Japan
Win 2-0 Johnnie Morton KO (punch) Dynamite!! USA June 2, 2007 1 0:38 Los Angeles, California, USA
Win 1-0 Hyun Pyo Shin TKO (punches) Hero's 8 March 12, 2007 1 1:11 Nagoya, Japan

Kickboxing[edit]

2 Wins (0 (T) KO's, 2 decision), 4 Losses
Date Result Record Opponent Event Method Round Time Location
September 23, 2011 Loss 2-4 Raoumaru RISEN 83 KO 3 Tokyo, Japan
April 3, 2009 Win 2-3 Keigo Takamori Shoot Boxing End Road: Takeshi 2009-Bushido Decision 3 3:00 Japan
August 16, 2008 Loss 1-3 Keigo Takamori Korean Friendship International Martial Arts Tournament - K-1 Rules GLADIATOR KO (Left Hook) 1 1:36 Japan
June 29, 2008 Loss 1-2 Tsuyoshi Nakasako K-1 World Grand Prix 2008 in Fukuoka Decision 3 3:00 Fukuoka, Japan
April 26, 2008 Win 1-1 Keiiti Nishiwaki All Japan Kickboxing Federation: Spring Storm Decision 3 3:00 Japan
December 31, 2007 Loss 0-1 Musashi K-1 PREMIUM 2007 Dynamite!! KO (Left Hook) 3 1:26 Osaka, Japan

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b JICA's interview Archived September 28, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.(in Japanese) - Japan International Cooperation Agency
  2. ^ "【後楽園リポート】KO-D無差別級の絶対王者・Harashimaが高尾の奮闘退け、さいたまSAメインへマジック1点灯。12・23後楽園の挑戦者は入江!!/竹下&遠藤が大石&旭を下してKO-DタッグV3、12・23後楽園で Kudo&坂口を相手に防衛戦/T2ひーが松野&バラモン兄弟に敗北、KO-D6人タッグ陥落/松永が次期Extreme級王座挑戦権を獲得、12・13春日部で挑戦/アイアンマン王者・LiLiCoのボディーガードとしてベルナール・アッカが登場。12・13春日部で平田とシングルマッチ". Dramatic Dream Team (in Japanese). November 30, 2014. Retrieved December 13, 2014. 
  3. ^ "【春日部リポート】KO-D無差別級前哨戦は入江勝利も「福岡が終わったら修行に出ます。野獣になって帰ってくる」/石井が世界ジュニアに「興味がある。年が明けたら、すぐに動き出したい」/彰人が松永との熱戦を制してExtreme王座V4/KO-D タッグ前哨戦もヒートアップ/アッカが平田を一蹴! 12・23後楽園で高木と対戦/G☆SRオーディションに中邑珍輔乱入!/プロレス大賞新人賞の赤井、マイケルの元気玉にチャレンジ". Dramatic Dream Team (in Japanese). December 13, 2014. Retrieved December 13, 2014. 
  4. ^ A TV report - Shinmeisha (in Japanese)

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