Chalid Arrab

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Chalid Arrab
Born (1975-05-28) May 28, 1975 (age 44)
Cologne, West Germany
Other names"Die Faust" (The Fist)
Height1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight97 kg (214 lb; 15 st 4 lb)
Fighting out ofBreda, Netherlands
TeamGolden Glory
TrainerCor Hemmers
Years active2002 - present (Kickboxing)
2000 – 2005 (MMA)
Kickboxing record
By knockout27
By knockout3
Mixed martial arts record
By knockout3
By submission1
By decision3
By submission2
By decision1
Amateur boxing record
By knockout31
Other information
SpouseJorinde Moll
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog
last updated on: October 8, 2010

Chalid "Die Faust" Arrab (born May 28, 1975) is a German kickboxer and mixed martial artist. He trains at Team Golden Glory in Breda under Cor Hemmers.

Biography and career[edit]

Arrab's amateur boxing record of 34 Wins and 31 KOs out of 37 bouts has earned him the nickname "Die Faust" ("The Fist" in German). On April 29, 2006 Arrab entered the K-1 World GP 2006 in Las Vegas as a heavy underdog. Just one week before the fight he was involved in serious car crash in Germany. Arrab walked away unharmed.

In the quarterfinals Arrab took on a former wrestler, Sean O'Haire. Arrab stepped in quickly firing with series of uppercuts and knocking out the American in first round.

In the semifinals he met Carter Williams. Midway through the second round Williams dropped Arrab with a right knee and Arrab ended up losing the fight with a split decision. Under K-1's substitution rule Williams could not continue due a broken nose and shin injury suffered in his fight with Arrab and the fortunate German was sent back in to face Gary Goodridge in the GP tournament final.

In the first round Goodridge threw in a quick left hook to score an early knock down. Heading into the third round, Die Faust was trailing badly on all cards due the two downs. The only thing that could possibly win it for Arrab was a KO. Midway through the third round he caught Goodridge with a right hook to the jaw and dropped him. "The Fist" capped his comeback in dramatic fashion and became the K-1 World GP 2006 USA Champion.

On September 30, 2006 at K-1 World Grand Prix 2006 Final Eliminations at Osaka, Japan Arrab earned himself a unanimous decision win over Japanese fighter Musashi and qualified for his first ever appearance at K-1 World Grand Prix 2006 Finals.

On December 2, 2006 at K-1 World GP quarterfinals Arrab met 4 times K-1 World Champion Ernesto Hoost after the original three rounds the judges ruled a draw and an additional round was added, Arrab lost that extra round by unanimous decision.

He is married to Dutch actress and TV Presenter Jorinde Moll.

Arrab was scheduled to fight on August 11 in Las Vegas, against Mighty Mo. However Arrab was unable to secure a visa in time, and was replaced by Stefan "Blitz" Leko.[1]



Kickboxing Record

Legend:   Win   Loss   Draw/No contest   Notes

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Professional record breakdown
10 matches 7 wins 3 losses
By knockout 3 0
By submission 1 2
By decision 3 1
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 7-3 Hiromitsu Kanehara Decision (majority) Hero's 2005 in Seoul November 5, 2005 2 5:00 Seoul, South Korea
Win 6-3 Yukiya Naito Decision (unanimous) Hero's 1 March 26, 2005 2 5:00 Saitama, Saitama, Japan
Loss 5-3 Kazuhiro Nakamura Submission (armbar) PRIDE Bushido 3 May 23, 2004 1 4:45 Yokohama, Japan
Win 5-2 Rodney Glunder Decision (unanimous) PRIDE Bushido 1 October 5, 2003 2 5:00 Saitama, Saitama, Japan
Loss 4-2 Jeremy Horn Decision (unanimous) 2H2H 6 - Simply the Best 6 March 16, 2003 1 15:00 Rotterdam, Netherlands
Win 4-1 Stanislav Nuschik KO (punches) M-1 MFC - European Championship 2002 February 15, 2002 1 3:46 Saint Petersburg, Russia
Win 3-1 Roman Zentsov KO M-1 MFC - Russia vs. the World 2 November 11, 2001 0:53 Saint Petersburg, Russia
Win 2-1 Peter Varga Submission (arm lock) MillenniumSports - Veni Vidi Vici April 22, 2001 Veenendaal, Netherlands
Loss 1-1 Ramazan Mezhidov Submission (rear naked choke) IAFC - Pankration World Championship 2000 April 29, 2000 1 Moscow, Russia
Win 1-0 Spartak Kochnev TKO (strikes) IAFC - Pankration World Championship 2000 April 29, 2000 1 Moscow, Russia

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "K-1 Las Vegas 2007 Press Conference". Archived from the original on 2007-12-14. Retrieved 2007-08-09.

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