Faldir Chahbari

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Faldir Chahbari
فلدير شهبري
Born (1979-08-30) August 30, 1979 (age 37)
Ijarmauas, Morocco
Native name فلدير شهبري
Other names Fast
Nationality Morocco Moroccan
Netherlands Dutch
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 70 kg (150 lb; 11 st)
Division Welterweight
Style Kickboxing, Muay Thai
Fighting out of Brummen, Netherlands
Team KB Brummen
Team Beast of the East
Trainer Kenneth Macnack/Wim Scharrenberg
Years active 1997–present
Kickboxing record
Total 117
Wins 101
By knockout 24
Losses 12
Draws 4
last updated on: December 15, 2013

"Fast" Faldir Chahbari (Arabic: فلدير شهبري; born August 30, 1979) is Moroccan-Dutch welterweight kickboxer, fighting out of Brummen, Netherlands. He a x2 Muay Thai amateur world champion and is the former (and first ever) World Full Contact Association (W.F.C.A.) Thai-boxing junior middleweight world champion.


Faldir Chahbari began boxing at the Kickboxing brummen gym in 1994, and started in youth matches 2 years later. Trained at the time by Kenneth Macnack, he now has his own gym giving training sessions in Zutphen and Apeldoorn. He has only one functioning eye, after losing the use of the other eye in an accident as a child.


Chahbari spent most of his early career fighting in the Netherlands. He won his first major title at the Battle of Arnhem II event in 2001 where he won the I.K.B.O. European title.[1] He followed up this victory by winning the W.P.K.L. Dutch national title the very next year. In 2004 he added another national title to his resume, this time with the W.F.C.A., following up with the European version in 2005 with a win against the talented knockout specialist Murat Direkçi.[2] Between the years 2000 and 2006 he picked up some decent wins, defeating the likes of Marco Piqué and Gago Drago and retained his W.P.K.L. and W.F.C.A. national and European titles in other bouts. He also had a successful amateur career, winning two gold medals at the W.M.F. world championships held in Bangkok, Thailand and a silver at the W.A.K.O world championships held in Agadir, Morocco.

In 2006 Chahbari entered the K-1 MAX Netherlands 2006 in a bid to qualify for a reserve fight at the K-1 World MAX 2006 Final, He made his way through to the K-1 MAX Netherlands final in Utrecht but had his dreams of a flight to Yokohama scuppered by the experienced Rayen Simson who defeated him after an extension round.[3] The following year he retained his W.F.C.A. European title by knocking out Chris Venrooij with a knee after just 15 seconds.[4] Although he had missed out on a place at the K-1 MAX final the previous year, Chahbari did make his way to Japan where he took part in a number of Shoot Boxing events in Tokyo, winning one and losing one. In 2008, as W.F.C.A. European champion he met multiple world champion Albert Kraus, defeating him over five rounds to become the first ever W.F.C.A. world title holder at junior middleweight (under 70 kg). He held on to the belt until early 2010 when he lost to the highly decorated Andy Souwer who became the new champion.[5] Since 2006 he has suffered more defeats as the competition has got tougher, losing to the likes of Buakaw Por. Pramuk and Giorgio Petrosyan, but has still shown himself to be a contender winning a KlasH tournament late in 2010 by defeating Shemsi Beqiri.[6]



  • 2010 Mix Fight Gala 11 - KlasH tournament champion -72.5 kg
  • 2008-10 W.F.C.A. Thai-boxing world champion -69.85 kg (1 title defence)
  • 2006 K-1 MAX Netherlands 2006 runner up -70 kg
  • 2004-07 W.F.C.A. Thai-boxing European champion -69.85 kg
  • 2004-07 W.F.C.A. Thai-boxing Dutch champion -69.85 kg
  • 2002-03 W.P.K.L. Thai-boxing Dutch champion -67 kg
  • 2001 I.K.B.O. Thai-boxing European champion -67 kg


Kickboxing record[edit]

Kickboxing Record[9]

Legend:   Win   Loss   Draw/No contest   Notes

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Battle of Arnhem II (Fight Card)" (PDF). www.nikko-sportsvideo.com. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-07-14. Retrieved 2011-02-20. 
  2. ^ "Faldir Chahbari vs Murat Direcki in Nijmegen!". www.kickbox.nl. Retrieved 2011-02-20. 
  3. ^ "SPOILER! results K-1 MAX Holland". www.sherdog.net. Archived from the original on 2011-07-24. Retrieved 2011-02-20. 
  4. ^ "Website Kickboxing Zutphen - Faldir CHAHBARI wint van Chris van (Dutch Language)". www.kbzutphen.nl. Archived from the original on 2007-08-19. Retrieved 2011-02-20. 
  5. ^ "Souwer vs. Chahbari - Beast of the East *SPOILERS* : K1 Kickboxing ...". www.mmalinker.com. Retrieved 2011-02-20. 
  6. ^ "Mix Fight Gala XI: K-1 Ergebnisse . Veranstaltungsberichte ... (German Language)". www.groundandpound.de. Retrieved 2011-02-20. 
  7. ^ "Profile page Faldir Chahbari". www.fightingball.tv. Archived from the original on 2011-10-07. Retrieved 2011-02-20. 
  8. ^ "Profile page Faldir Chahbari". www.fightingball.tv. Archived from the original on 2011-10-07. Retrieved 2011-02-20. 
  9. ^ "Faldir Chahbari (Profile & Record)". www.k-1fans.com. Retrieved 2011-02-20. 
  10. ^ 2013-02-17 Arnhem
  11. ^ "Line Up Thunder & Lighting in Londen (Results)". www.kickbox.nl. Retrieved 2011-07-08. 

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
WFCA was established in January 1997.
1st WFCA Thaiboxing European Junior middleweight Champion
November 13, 2005 – Unknown
Succeeded by
Lindo Profas
Preceded by
WFCA was established in January 1997.
1st WFCA Thaiboxing World Junior middleweight Champion
January 26, 2008 - January 30, 2010
Succeeded by
Andy Souwer