Chike Lindsay

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Chike Lindsay
Born Chike George Lindsay-Ajudua
(1983-11-17) November 17, 1983 (age 34)
Atlanta, Georgia
Other names Vicious Croc
Nationality American
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 70 kg (150 lb; 11 st)
Division Welterweight
Middleweight
Reach 75 in (190 cm)
Fighting out of Atlanta, Georgia
Team Team Vicious Croc
Years active 2003-present
Kickboxing record
Total 24
Wins 18
By knockout 6
Losses 6
By knockout 1
Mixed martial arts record
Total 2
Wins 1
By knockout 1
Losses 1
By submission 1
Other information
Website chikelindsay.com
last updated on: October 23, 2013

Chike George Lindsay-Ajudua (born November 17, 1983) is an American Muay Thai kickboxer who competes in the Middleweight division. Lindsay is the former WKA North American Champion, WBC Muaythai International Champion, and IMTO World Super Welterweight Champion.

Background[edit]

Lindsay began practicing martial arts at the age of 12, training in wushu as well as Brazilian jiu-jitsu and judo before settling on Muay Thai in 2003.[1][2]

Career[edit]

Within five months, Lindsay won the USMTA Southeastern amateur welterweight title and he added the ISKA and WKA North American Championships as well as the Eastern US title to his mantelpiece over the next three years.[3]

Lindsay turned professional in 2007, preferring to focus on the fighting hotbeds of Las Vegas and California due to the high level of competition. In his first title fight as a pro, he defeated Mukai Maromo by way of majority decision in Richmond, Virginia on September 29, 2007 to claim the WKA North American Super Welterweight (-70 kg/154.3 lb) Muay Thai strap.[4] This win set him up for a fight against Matee "Dragon Leg" Jedeepatik, a star at Lumpinee Stadium during Muay Thai's golden age in the 1990s, for the IMTO World Super Welterweight Championship in Fresno, California on November 10, 2007. He dropped Matee twice with left hooks in the fifth round to secure the decision and take the world title.[5]

On September 4, 2008, Lindsay stopped sanshou stylist Kang En with a body shot in round five in San Bernardino, California.[6]

He suffered his first defeat to Baxter Humby by split decision in Las Vegas, Nevada on July 25, 2009.[7] After rebounding with a majority decision victory over Chaz Mulkey a month later, Lindsay was given the chance to challenge Kevin Ross for his WBC Muaythai United States Welterweight (-66.678 kg/147 lb) strap in Primm, Nevada on December 5, 2009. He floored Ross in the final round but it was ruled a slip and he lost by split decision.[8]

In 2010, Lindsay turned his hand to mixed martial arts. After taking a quick technical knockout win over Adam Brady in his MMA debut in Duluth, Georgia on May 15, 2010, he lost by submission due to an omoplata a minute into his sophomore fight with Joe Elmore in his native Atlanta, Georgia on December 4, 2010.[9][10]

He was scheduled to make his return to Muay Thai at Bangkok Fight Night 10 in Atlanta on June 10, 2011 against Kenny Finister.[11][12] However, Finister withdrew after sustaining a leg injury in training and the fight was scrapped.[13] He instead made his comeback in a WBC Muaythai International Super Welterweight (-69.853 kg/154 lb) Championship match against Malaipet Sasiprapa at the M1 Grand Muay Thai Championship in Los Angeles, California on August 13, 2011.[14] It was a close fight, but it was Lindsay's knees from the clinch that made the difference as he took the split decision.[15]

In his first international fight, Lindsey was knocked down before being stopped with an uppercut from Wang Wei Hao in round two in Changsha, China on January 1, 2012.[16] Returning to Atlanta, he was set to face Michael Corley at Bangkok Fight Night 12 on February 17, 2012.[17] Corley pulled out due to other commitments, however, and was replaced by Eddie Martinez.[18] Lindsay knocked Martinez out with an elbow in the second round to take the Bangkok Fight Club promotion's super welterweight belt.[19] Fighting in Thailand for the first time, Lindsay lost on points against Suriya Prasathinphimai at an event marking Suk Wan Muaythai Naikhanomtom (National Muaythai Day) at CentralWorld in Bangkok on March 16, 2012.[20][21]

A rematch between Chike Lindsay and Malaipet took place at Bangkok Fight Night: Undisputed in Atlanta on June 15, 2012 and Lindsay came out the victor once again by unanimous decision.[22][23] With this win, he moved him up to the #1 spot in the North American super welterweight rankings.[24] He then ended the year with two more unanimous decision wins over Cyrus Washington at Take-On Productions: Muay Thai at the Mecca 2 in New York City, New York on November 10[25][26] and Christophe Pruvost at Muay Thai in America: In Honor of the King in Los Angeles on December 1.[27][28]

He took the biggest scalp of his career when he defeated Thai great Somrak Khamsing via unanimous decision in a three round bout at Push Kick Promotions: World Stand Off in Pomona, California on March 2, 2013.[29][30][31] He then KO'd James Martinez with knees in round one at Bangkok Fight Night: Shockwave in Atlanta on April 5, 2013.[32][33]

A fight with another of Thailand's best in Saiyok Pumpanmuang was scheduled for Muaythai Superfight in Bangkok on May 16, 2013[34][35] but was cancelled after the event was pushed back to June 14.[36][37][38]

He fought Yodsanklai Fairtex for the inaugural Lion Fight Middleweight Championship at Lion Fight 10 in Las Vegas on July 26, 2013, losing a unanimous decision.[39][40][41] Although Lindsay started well, he was unable to keep up when Yodsanklai switched tactics to stay closer (within clinch and elbow range) and suffered three cuts later in the bout.[42][43][44]

He lost to Samy Sana on points in the quarter-finals of the 2013 edition of Thai Fight's -70 kg/154 lb tournament in Thailand on October 23, 2013.[45][46]

Personal life[edit]

Chike Lindsay's on and off girlfriend and fellow kickboxer Adrienne Simmons died following a bout with Lindsay Scheer in Orlando, Florida in July 2010. She was knocked out in the third round of the fight, fell into a coma and died the following day.[47][48] He has blamed Steve Fossum and the other organizers of the 2010 IKF World Classic event for not taking necessary safety precautions, stating that there was not an ambulance present at the event and that it took an hour to transport Simmons to a local hospital.[49]

Championships and awards[edit]

  • Bangkok Fight Club
    • BFC Super Welterweight Championship
  • International Muay Thai Organization
    • IMTO World Super Welterweight Championship
  • International Sport Karate Association
    • ISKA Amateur North American Welterweight (-66.8 kg/147.3 lb) Muay Thai Championship
  • United States Muay Thai Association
    • USMTA Amateur Southeastern Welterweight Championship
  • World Boxing Council Muaythai
    • WBC Muaythai International Super Welterweight (-69.853 kg/154 lb) Championship
  • World Kickboxing Association
    • WKA Amateur Eastern Welterweight (-67 kg/147.7 lb) Muay Thai Championship
    • WKA Amateur North American Welterweight (-67 kg/147.7 lb) Muay Thai Championship
    • WKA North American Super Welterweight (-70 kg/154.3 lb) Muay Thai Championship

Kickboxing record[edit]

Professional kickboxing record
Date Result Opponent Event Location Method Round Time Record
2013-10-23 Loss Samy Sana 2013 Thai Fight -70 kg/154 lb Tournament, Quarter Finals Thailand Decision 3 3:00 18-6
2013-07-26 Loss Yodsanklai Fairtex Lion Fight 10 Las Vegas Decision (unanimous) 5 3:00 18-5
For the Lion Fight Middleweight Championship.
2013-04-05 Win James Martinez Bangkok Fight Night: Shockwave Atlanta KO (knees) 1 2:19 18-4
2013-03-02 Win Somrak Khamsing Push Kick Promotions: World Stand Off Pomona, California Decision (unanimous) 3 3:00 17-4
2012-12-01 Win Christophe Pruvost Muay Thai in America: In Honor of the King Los Angeles Decision (unanimous) 5 3:00 16-4
2012-11-10 Win Cyrus Washington Take-On Productions: Muay Thai at the Mecca 2 New York City Decision (unanimous) 5 3:00 15-4
2012-06-15 Win Malaipet Sasiprapa Bangkok Fight Night: Undisputed Atlanta Decision (unanimous) 5 3:00 14-4
2012-03-16 Loss Suriya Prasathinphimai Suk Wan Muaythai Naikhanomtom Bangkok Decision 5 3:00 13-4
2012-02-17 Win Eddie Martinez Bangkok Fight Night 12 Atlanta KO (right elbow) 2 13-3
Wins the BFC Super Welterweight Championship.
2012-01-01 Loss Wang Wei Hao WCK Muay Thai Changsha, China KO (right uppercut) 2 2:38 12-3
2011-08-13 Win Malaipet Sasiprapa M1 Grand Muay Thai Championship Los Angeles Decision (split) 5 3:00 12-2
Wins the WBC Muaythai International Super Welterweight (-69.853 kg/154 lb) Championship.
2009-12-05 Loss Kevin Ross WCK Muay Thai Primm, Nevada Decision (unanimous) 5 3:00 11-2
For the WBC Muaythai United States Welterweight (-66.678 kg/147 lb) Championship.
2009-08-30 Win Chaz Mulkey WCK Muay Thai Las Vegas Decision (majority) 5 3:00 11-1
2009-07-25 Loss Baxter Humby WCK Muay Thai Las Vegas Decision (split) 5 3:00 10-1
2008-09-04 Win Kang En WCK Muay Thai San Bernardino, California KO (right cross to the body) 5 2:30
2008-07-26 Win Bryce Kraus WCK Muay Thai Las Vegas, Nevada, USA KO (knees) 2 2:59
2007-11-10 Win Matee Jedeepatik Warrior's Challenge Fresno Decision 5 3:00
Wins the IMTO World Super Welterweight Championship.
2007-09-29 Win Mukai Maromo Combat Sports Challenge 22: The Reckoning Richmond, Virginia Decision (majority) 5 3:00
Wins the WKA North American Super Welterweight (-70 kg/154.3 lb) Muay Thai Championship.
Amateur kickboxing record
Date Result Opponent Event Location Method Round Time
2006-09-30 Win Angelo Wilkes Combat Sports Challenge 17: River City Rumble Mechanicsville, Virginia TKO (right body kick) 4 0:37
Wins the WKA Amateur North American Welterweight (-67 kg/147.7 lb) Muay Thai Championship.

Legend:   Win   Loss   Draw/No contest   Notes

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Mixed martial arts record
Date Result Opponent Event Location Method Round Time Record
2010-12-04 Loss Joe Elmore Bangkok Fight Night 8: Best of the Best Atlanta Submission (omoplata) 1 1:00 1-1
2010-05-15 Win Adam Brady Bangkok Fight Night 6 Duluth, Georgia TKO (punches) 1 0:31 1-0

Legend:   Win   Loss   Draw/No contest   Notes

References[edit]

  1. ^ Chike Lindsay biography
  2. ^ Chike Lindsay-Ajudua Wins WBC Muay Thai Title Fight Over Malaipet Sitprapom
  3. ^ "Promo Video For Somluck Kamsing vs Chike Lindsay March 2nd, 2013 in CA". www.mymuaythai.com. Retrieved 15 April 2013. 
  4. ^ Combat Sports challenge 22 results Archived October 4, 2013, at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ First thing's First... what happened with Matee in Fresno?
  6. ^ Kang and Chike: Battle in the armpit of Cali
  7. ^ Kevin Ross celebrates birthday with fight victory
  8. ^ December 5, 2009 – WCK Muay Thai At Buffalo Bill’s Archived October 5, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.
  9. ^ Updated Bangkok Fight Night VIII fight card - Mike McLendon faces Eddie Walker Archived December 19, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.
  10. ^ Bangkok Fight Night VIII moved back to December 4th Archived December 19, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.
  11. ^ Chike Lindsay vs. Kenny Finister to take place at Bangkok Fight Night 10 in Atlanta Archived October 4, 2013, at the Wayback Machine.
  12. ^ Fight Card for Bangkok Fight Night 10 Archived October 4, 2013, at the Wayback Machine.
  13. ^ Kenny Finister out of fight with Chike Lindsay at Bangkok Fight Night 10 Archived October 4, 2013, at the Wayback Machine.
  14. ^ Malaipet vs. Chike Lindsay set for August 13th Stand Up Promotions event Archived October 4, 2013, at the Wayback Machine.
  15. ^ Results and Recap: Stand Up Promotions "M1 Grand Muay Thai Championship" Archived October 4, 2013, at the Wayback Machine.
  16. ^ Chike Lindsay and Shane Oblonsky fall short in China Archived December 19, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.
  17. ^ Chike Lindsay vs. Michael Corley set to headline Bangkok Fight Night 12 in Atlanta Archived December 19, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.
  18. ^ Eddie Martinez replaces Michael Corley against Chike Lindsay at Bangkok Fight Night 12 Archived December 19, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.
  19. ^ Eddie Walker and Chike Lindsay score knockout victories at Bangkok Fight Night 12 in Atlanta Archived December 18, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.
  20. ^ Chike Lindsay set to fight Suriya Prasathinphimai Archived December 19, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.
  21. ^ Simon Marcus defeats Kaoklai and Suriya Prasathinphimai defeats Chike Lindsay in Thailand
  22. ^ Malaipet vs. Chike Lindsay & Alex Berrios vs. Warren Thompson set for Bangkok Fight Night "Undisputed" on June 15th Archived December 19, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.
  23. ^ Results and Recap for Bangkok Fight Night: Undisputed Archived December 18, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.
  24. ^ Updated North American Super Welterweight Rankings 10/18/2012 Archived May 17, 2013, at the Wayback Machine.
  25. ^ Cyrus Washington vs. Chike Lindsay set as main event for Take-On Productions: Muay Thai at the Mecca 2 Archived July 8, 2014, at the Wayback Machine.
  26. ^ Results and Recap: Take-On Productions: Muay Thai at the Mecca 2 Archived December 21, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.
  27. ^ MTIA returns with December 1st event featuring Simon Marcus, Julie Kitchen, Rungravee, Coke, and Chike Lindsay
  28. ^ Results and Recap: Muay Thai in America "In Honor of the King" Archived 2013-10-04 at the Wayback Machine.
  29. ^ Chike Lindsay vs. Somrak Kamsing expected to take place at Push Kick Promotions March 2, 2013 event Archived July 8, 2014, at the Wayback Machine.
  30. ^ Results and Recap: Push Kick Promotions "World Stand Off" Archived May 17, 2013, at the Wayback Machine.
  31. ^ American Chike Lindsay defeats Somluck Kamsing at Push Kick Promotions "World Stand Off"
  32. ^ Chike Lindsay vs. James Martinez set for Bangkok Fight Night "Shockwave" Archived October 15, 2013, at the Wayback Machine.
  33. ^ Bangkok Fight Night "Shockwave" results Archived July 7, 2014, at the Wayback Machine.
  34. ^ Riddick Bowe set to make Muay Thai debut on stacked card featuring Simon Marcus, Chike Lindsay, Saiyok, Kaoklai, and more Archived 2013-03-28 at the Wayback Machine.
  35. ^ American Chike Lindsay Set to Take on Saiyok Pumpanmuang in One of the Most Unusual Cards This Year
  36. ^ Riddick Bowe's Muay Thai debut no longer happening, entire event canceled Archived 2013-09-28 at the Wayback Machine.
  37. ^ Muaythai Superfight featuring Riddick Bowe's Muay Thai debut not canceled, rescheduled for June 14th Archived 2013-09-28 at the Wayback Machine.
  38. ^ Updated fight card for Muaythai Superfight on June 14 in Bangkok Archived 2013-06-11 at the Wayback Machine.
  39. ^ Yodsanklai vs. Chike Lindsay, Ognjen Topic vs. Coke Chunhawat, and more expected at Lion Fight 10 Archived 2013-09-27 at the Wayback Machine.
  40. ^ Yodsanklai Fairtex vs. Chike Lindsay official for Lion Fight 10 in July Archived 2013-09-27 at the Wayback Machine.
  41. ^ New Fights Announced for Lion Fight 10
  42. ^ Lion Fight 10 Results
  43. ^ Lion Fight 10 Results and Recap Archived 2015-06-10 at the Wayback Machine.
  44. ^ Lion Fight 10 Full Results: Yodsanklai, Embree Victorious
  45. ^ Chike Lindsay to represent the United States at 2013 154lb Thai Fight tournament Archived 2015-03-21 at the Wayback Machine.
  46. ^ Thai Fight 2013 Tournament Results: Yodsanklai and Abraham Roqueni advance Archived June 13, 2015, at the Wayback Machine.
  47. ^ Female Kickboxer Is Killed At Sloppily Organized Tournament
  48. ^ Questions arise about female kickboxer's death
  49. ^ Kickboxer Adrienne Simmons' Boyfriend: Delayed Medical Care a Factor in Her Death

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