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June 6, 1979 |
|Other names||The Brazilian Swede|
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Weight||170 lb (77 kg; 12 st)|
Welterweight (2001-2008, 2010-)
|Team||Allstars Training Center
Brazilian Top Team
|Rank||Black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
David Bielkheden (born June 6, 1979) is a Swedish mixed martial artist.
Mixed martial arts career
On October 29, 2010 Bielkheden fought Daniel Acácio for the Superior Challenge Welterweight Championship at Superior Challenge 6. He lost the fight via split decision. Bielkheden later failed his post fight drug test following the defeat and was given a 2-year suspension by the Doping Tribunal on April 29, 2011. Additionally, Bielkheden’s loss was changed to a disqualification. Bielkheden initially tested positive for methylhexaneamine, a stimulant often used as a nasal decongestant. The fighter found out about his positive test by mail when he returned from a trip from Canada shortly after the bout. He then paid out of pocket to have his “B” sample tested in hopes that a different result would be found. That was not the case, as Bielkheden found out in December 2010 that his second screen was also flagged for the banned substance, which was added to the World Anti-Doping Agency's prohibited list in 2009. Bielkheden called it a case of “accidental doping” and has pointed to a nasal spray he took a few weeks prior to the bout or food supplements as the probable cause of this substance showing up in tests. In a statement to his fans on his blog, Bielkheden asserts that he had cooperated with the Swedish Doping Tribunal and had been given the go-ahead to fight at Superior Challenge 7 on three separate occasions. Bielkheden was reportedly told the tribunal would hand down judgment for his positive test during the first week of May. However, his punishment was delivered a bit sooner than expected. "The punishment I have been awarded is far too long,” he wrote. “I will spend all my energy, time and money to contest this decision and get this sentence shortened.”
- European cup 1999 3rd.
- France open debutant 1999 1st.
- France open advanced 1999 2nd.
- Krugan Cup 1999 2nd.
- Iron Man UK 2000.
- Finnish Open 2000 3rd.
- Kaisho Cup 2 2001 1st.
- BadBoy Cup 2001 1st.
- Grapplers Paradise 2001 1st.
- Finnfight 5 2001
- Kaisho Cup 4 2001 3rd.
- Fighter Extreme 1 2002 1st.
- Finnish Open 2002 1st.
- BJJ Finnish Open 2002 1st.
- ADCC European Trials 2003 3rd.
- Shooto "Cold War" 2003 Winner
- Pan American purplebelt 2003
- Exhale Bjj purplebelt open class 1st.
- Finnish Open 2003 1st.
- Absolute Fighting Championships 7 Winner
- Shooto Capital Punishment 2 Winner
- Gameness 2004 2nd.
- Submission Wrestling Superfight 2004 Winner
- ADCC Dutch Open 2004 1st
- ADCC 2005 Competitor.
- CWFC - Strike Force 3 Match Winner.
- CWFC - Strike Force 5 Match Winner.
- SFG SW 2007 1st.
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|33 matches||21 wins||12 losses|
|Daniel Acácio||Superior Challenge 13||April 9, 2016||Norrköping, Sweden||For Superior Challenge Welterweight Championship|
|Win||21–12||Cody McKenzie||Decision (unanimous)||Superior Challenge 12||May 16, 2015||3||5:00||Malmö, Sweden|
|Win||20–12||Florent Betorangal||Submission (kneebar)||Superior Challenge 11||November 29, 2014||2||4:55||Södertälje, Sweden|
|Win||19–12||Besam Yousef||Decision (unanimous)||Superior Challenge 10||May 3, 2014||3||5:00||Helsingborg, Sweden|
|Win||18–12||Diego Gonzalez||Decision (unanimous)||Golden Ring - Wallberg vs Prazak||June 14, 2013||3||5:00||Stockholm, Sweden|
|Loss||17–12||Marcus Davis||Decision (unanimous)||Superior Challenge 8||October 6, 2012||3||5:00||Malmö, Sweden|
|Loss||17–11||Cathal Pendred||Decision (unanimous)||CWFC 47||June 2, 2012||3||5:00||Dublin, Ireland|
|Win||17–10||Edgar Dayan||TKO (punches)||MMA Against Dengue 2||March 4, 2012||1||1:19||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Loss||16–10||Flavio Alvaro||Decision (split)||MMA Against Dengue||November 27, 2011||3||5:00||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Loss||16–9||Daniel Acácio||DQ (overturned)||Superior Challenge 6||October 29, 2010||3||5:00||Stockholm, Sweden||For Superior Challenge Welterweight Championship; Originally split decision loss, overturned since Bielkheden tested positive for banned substances|
|Loss||16–8||Tommy Depret||Submission (guillotine choke)||United Glory 12||October 16, 2010||1||0:36||Amsterdam, Netherlands||Return to Welterweight; UG Welterweight Tournament quarter-final bout.|
|Win||16–7||Musa Khamanaev||TKO (punches)||M-1 Selection 2010: Western Europe Round 3||May 29, 2010||2||1:57||Helsinki, Finland|
|Win||15–7||Ville Räsänen||TKO (punches)||Helsinki Fight Night||November 28, 2009||1||3:06||Helsinki, Finland|
|Win||14–7||Ufuk Isgusarer||Decision (unanimous)||Upcoming Glory 5||June 27, 2009||5||5:00||Deventer, Netherlands|
|Loss||13–7||Mark Bocek||Submission (rear naked choke)||UFC 97||April 18, 2009||1||4:57||Montreal, Quebec, Canada|
|Win||13–6||Jess Liaudin||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 89||October 18, 2008||3||5:00||Birmingham, England||Lightweight debut.|
|Loss||12–6||Diego Sanchez||Submission (punches)||UFC 82||March 1, 2008||1||4:43||Columbus, Ohio, United States|
|Win||12–5||Nikola Matic||TKO||Lord of the Ring - Schilt vs. Guelmino||January 12, 2008||1||N/A||Belgrade, Serbia|
|Win||11–5||Lubormir Roumenov||Decision (unanimous)||FinnFight 9||December 15, 2007||2||N/A||Turku, Finland|
|Loss||10–5||Mitsuhiro Ishida||Decision (unanimous)||Pride - Bushido 13||November 5, 2006||2||5:00||Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan||Lightweight bout|
|Loss||10–4||Phil Norman||Decision (unanimous)||Cage Rage 17||July 1, 2006||3||5:00||London, England|
|Win||10–3||Steve Dawson||KO (punches)||CWFC - Strike Force 5||March 25, 2006||1||0:50||Coventry, England|||
|Win||9–3||Josenildo Ramarho||Submission (rear naked choke)||CWFC: Strike Force 3||October 1, 2005||1||4:52||Coventry, England|
|Loss||8–3||Shiko Yamashita||Decision (majority)||Shooto: 4/23 in Hakata Star Lanes||April 23, 2005||3||5:00||Hakata, Fukuoka, Japan|
|Win||8–2||Patrick Vallee||Submission (armbar)||G-Shooto: G-Shooto 02||March 12, 2005||1||3:30||Stockholm, Sweden|
|Win||7–2||Tom Haddock||KO||Fight Night 2||September 10, 2004||1||1:42||Belfast, Northern Ireland|
|Win||6–2||Valdas Pocevicius||Decision||Shooto Sweden - Initial Collision||September 3, 2004||3||5:00||Stockholm, Sweden|
|Loss||5–2||Ryuta Sakurai||Decision (unanimous)||Shooto: 7/16 in Korakuen Hall||July 16, 2004||3||5:00||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||5–1||Sigitas Antanavicius||TKO (punches)||Shooto Finland - Capital Punishment 2||April 5, 2004||1||1:57||Helsinki, Finland|
|Win||4–1||Charles McCarthy||Submission (punches)||Absolute Fighting Championships 7||February 27, 2004||1||3:33||Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, United States|
|Win||3–1||Kimmo Nurkse||Submission (choke)||FinnFight 7||November 1, 2003||1||1:58||Turku, Finland|
|Win||2–1||Joni Kyllonen||Decision (unanimous)||Shooto Finland - Capital Punishment||September 15, 2003||2||5:00||Helsinki, Finland|
|Win||1–1||Kai Rintakorpi||Submission (punches)||Shooto Finland - Cold War||February 22, 2003||1||2:34||Turku, Finland|
|Loss||0–1||Arben Lafti||Decision||FinnFight 5||November 24, 2001||2||5:00||Turku, Finland|
- Jesse Holland (2009-05-05). "UFC releases David Loiseau, Ryo Chonan, David Bielkheden and more". mmamania.com. Retrieved 2015-04-21.
- Ryan O’Leary (2011-05-06). "Horn, Clementi File Protests in Sweden; Bielkheden to Appeal Suspension". sherdog.com. Retrieved 2015-04-21.
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