Brecht Wallis

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Brecht Wallis
Born (1977-09-06) 6 September 1977 (age 40)
Hasselt, Belgium
Other names The Gentle Giant
Nationality Belgian
Height 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in)
Weight 116 kg (256 lb; 18.3 st)
Division Super Heavyweight
Style Muay Thai
Fighting out of Valkenswaard, Netherlands
Team Siam Gym
Trainer Miki Benazzouz
Years active 2001–2007, 2013–present
Kickboxing record
Total 41
Wins 30
By knockout 13
Losses 9
By knockout 2
Draws 2
last updated on: 27 April 2014

Brecht "The Gentle Giant" Wallis (born 6 September 1977) is a Belgian retired kickboxer.

Career and biography[edit]

Brecht Wallis started training in judo at the age of 12 and a few years later moved on to Muay Thai. In 2001 he moved to the Netherlands to pursue his professional career at the Siam Gym under trainer Miki Benazzouz.

He made his K-1 debut in 2003 at K-1 Holland GP in Zoetermeer, winning the bout against Swedish fighter Jorgen Kruth by extra round majority decision.

On 14 February 2004 Brecht won his first K-1 tournament in Stockholm, Sweden qualifying for K-1 World GP 2004 in Las Vegas II. In the quarter finals he was matched up against heavy favorite, American Carter Williams, Wallis won the fight by spectactular high kick in round 3. His next opponent in the semis was again Jorgen Kruth. After an evenly fought match Brecht Wallis was announced the winner by unanimous decision and moved on to the tournament finals against American Mighty Mo where he suffered his first loss by a devastating KO in a second round.[1]

After few years out of the K-1 fighting circuit Brecht Wallis made his comeback on 4 May 2007 at the K-1 Fighting Network GP 2007 in Romania, winning the tournament over Doug Viney, Errol Zimmerman and Paula Mataele and he qualified for K-1 World GP 2007 in Amsterdam. [2]

He defeated Martinis Knyzelis via decision at K-1 World Grand Prix 2013 in Vilnius in Vilnius, Lithuania on 27 April 2013.[3][4][5][6]


Kickboxing record[edit]

Kickboxing record

Legend:   Win   Loss   Draw/No contest   Notes


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