March 3, 1975 |
|Native name||فريد خذر|
|Height||5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)|
|Weight||170 lb (77 kg; 12 st)|
|Fighting out of||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Team||Team Tompkins (Las Vegas)|
|Rank||Olympian and black belt in Judo
Brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
|1995 Valladolid||71 Kg|
|2000 Wroclaw||73 kg|
|2001 Tripoli||73 kg|
|2002 Cairo||73 kg|
|World Championship FISU|
|1998 Prague||73 kg|
|Super World Cup|
|1999 Paris||73 kg|
|2000 Paris||73 kg|
|2000 Munchen||73 kg|
|2002 Munchen||73 kg|
|2002 Paris||73 kg|
|2002 Moscow||73 kg|
|2003 Paris||73 kg|
Kheder began training judo in 1979 at the age of four. He went on to train with the French Team from 1993 to 2001, and in the Tunisia Team from 2001 to 2004. He has medaled seven times in the World Cup and placed 7th at the 2000 Olympic Games.
Mixed martial arts career
Kheder added Muay Thai and grappling training to his judo background to compete in MMA with Fighting Klub Team. He was riding an eight-fight win streak, until most recently losing to Daisuke Nakamura at M-1 Global Presents Breakthrough on August 28, 2009 via decision. Since then he has started another five fight win streak.
Xtreme Vale Todo 5 controversy
There is some question as to if Kheder's alleged victory over Hermes Franca was rigged by a promoter, Lu Dwyer, during the Xtreme Vale Todo event that took place on December 19, 2010. In addition to the fight's announcer, all three judges, and the referee had scored the bout in favor of Franca. Regardless of the judges' scores, Dwyer declared Kheder the victor, and another promoter raised Kheder's hand in victory after the referee refused to do so.
There is a potential conflict of interest due to the fact that Kheder is primarily sponsored by Dwyer and her business J & L Irrigation. Dwyer sponsors "Team FK" by paying his living expenses and taking a percentage of his winnings.
Days after his controversial decision win Kheder posted on his Facebook page that Dwyer decided to overturn the fight result to a "No Contest" and suggested a 5 round rematch, presumably in the same promotion.
Ferrid's next fight was supposed to be against American Toby Imada in Bellator's Lightweight Tournament. However, during the weigh-ins, Ferrid refused to step onto the scale to be weighed and was instead removed from the tournament which allowed Josh Shockley to take Kheder's place.
|2002||African Judo Championships||3rd||Lightweight (73 kg)|
|2001||African Judo Championships||3rd||Lightweight (73 kg)|
|2000||Olympic Games||7th||Lightweight (73 kg)|
|European Judo Championships||3rd||Lightweight (73 kg)|
|1998||World Judo Championships FISU||3rd||Lightweight (73 kg)|
|1996||European Judo Championships by Team||1st||Lightweight (71 kg)|
|1995||European Judo Championships U23||1st||Lightweight (71 kg)|
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|34 matches||22 wins||11 losses|
|Loss||22–11 (1)||Vincent del Guerra||KO (punch)||PFC 5 – Clash of the Titans||April 27, 2013||2||2:12||Marseille, France|
|Win||22–10 (1)||Adrian Rodrigues||Submission (neck crank)||Shidokan Costa Rica – Live Super Fights||March 23, 2013||1||4:50||San Jose, Costa Rica|
|Loss||21–10 (1)||Ronys Torres||TKO (punches)||Amazon Forest Combat 2||April 1, 2012||1||0:22||Amazonas, Brazil||Originally a 160 lb catchweight fight, Kheder weighed in 12 lbs over-weight.|
|Loss||21–9 (1)||Lim Hyun-Gyu||TKO (punches)||PXC – Pacific Xtreme Combat 27||October 29, 2011||1||N/A||Mangilao, Guam|
|Loss||21–8 (1)||Aloisio Barros||TKO (doctor stoppage)||FF – Fight Fever 4||October 1, 2011||3||1:27||Luxembourg City, Luxembourg|
|Loss||21–7 (1)||Yoshiyuki Yoshida||TKO (punches)||Fighting Marcou Arena 2||July 17, 2011||1||N/A||Palavas-les-Flots, Herault, France|
|Loss||21–6 (1)||Zorobabel Moreira||Decision (unanimous)||Dare Championship 1/11||June 25, 2011||3||5:00||Bangkok, Thailand||Return to Welterweight|
|NC||21–5 (1)||Hermes França||NC (decision overturned by promoter)||Xtreme Vale Todo 5||December 19, 2010||3||5:00||Cartago, Costa Rica||Originally a win, the fight was turned to a "No Contest" after controversy following the bout, as all three judges scored the bout for França. Dropped to Lightweight.|
|Win||21–5||Steve Berger||TKO (punches)||MFL 3 – Mixed Fight League||September 25, 2010||2||1:16||Laval, Quebec, Canada|
|Win||20–5||Randall Jimenez||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Saint-Tropez Promotions – Xtreme Vale Todo 4||June 26, 2010||2||2:50||Tamarindo, Costa Rica|
|Win||19–5||Rudier Fuentes||Submission (armbar)||Vale Tudo Montecarlo||December 26, 2009||2||4:20||Guanacaste, Costa Rica|
|Win||18–5||Rogelio Zuniga||Submission (armbar)||Vale Tudo Montecarlo||December 26, 2009||1||2:12||Guanacaste, Costa Rica|
|Win||17–5||Randall Jimenez||TKO (retirement)||Saint-Tropez Promotions – Extreme Valetodo Tamarindo||November 28, 2009||1||5:00||Tamarindo, Costa Rica|
|Loss||16–5||Daisuke Nakamura||Decision (unanimous)||M-1 Global: Breakthrough||August 28, 2009||3||5:00||Kansas City, Missouri, United States||159 lb Catchweight bout|
|Win||16–4||Jeffry Lopez||Decision (unanimous)||Fite Nite – Guerreros en la Torre||April 4, 2009||3||5:00||Costa Rica|
|Win||15–4||Graydon Tannas||KO (punches)||UCW 15 – Massacre||March 13, 2009||3||0:18||Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada|
|Win||14–4||Calvett Huzinger||Submission||C3 Fights – C3 Fights||February 28, 2009||1||0:55||Newkirk, Oklahoma, United States|
|Win||13–4||Drew Fickett||KO (punches)||C3 Fights – Knock-Out Rock-Out Weekend||January 30, 2009||3||2:02||Clinton, Oklahoma, United States|
|Win||12–4||Elton Brown||Submission (rear-naked choke)||MMA Costa Rica – Bushido 2008||December 19, 2008||1||3:15||San Pedro, Costa Rica|
|Win||11–4||Alejandro Solano Rodriguez||Decision (unanimous)||FN – Fite Nite||December 5, 2008||3||5:00||Desamparados Canton, Costa Rica|
|Win||10–4||Vince Guzman||Submission (rear naked choke)||AF 2 – Apocalypse Fights 2||October 9, 2008||2||2:05||Palm Springs, California, United States|
|Win||9–4||Douglas Noear||Submission (strikes)||C3 Fights – Clash in Concho||September 19, 2008||N/A||N/A||Concho, Oklahoma, United States|
|Loss||8–4||Pedro Santos||Decision (unanimous)||Jungle Fight 11||September 13, 2008||3||5:00||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Loss||8–3||Paulo Thiago||Decision (unanimous)||Jungle Fight 10||July 12, 2008||3||5:00||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Win||8–2||Rory McDonell||Decision (unanimous)||UCW 11 – Hell in the Cage||April 11, 2008||3||5:00||Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada|
|Win||7–2||Christos Petroutsos||TKO (punches)||Shooto Belgium – New Batch||March 23, 2008||1||1:02||Charleroi, Belgium|
|Loss||6–2||Tommy Truex||Decision (unanimous)||SF 21 – Seasons Beatings||December 22, 2007||3||5:00||Portland, Oregon, United States|
|Win||6–1||Mike Neufeld||TKO (punches)||UCW 10 – X-Factor||November 30, 2007||2||N/A||Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada|
|Loss||5–1||Pono Pananganan||Decision (split)||GPG – Gracie Proving Ground||October 6, 2007||3||5:00||Honolulu, Hawaii, United States|
|Win||5–0||Will Cunningham||KO (punch)||Cage Fighting Championship 1||July 28, 2007||2||2:49||Sydney, Australia|
|Win||4–0||Laurent Poirier||Submission (armbar)||DF – Dumbea Fights||November 19, 2006||1||N/A||Noumea, New Caledonia|
|Win||3–0||Dan Harper||KO (knee)||DF – Dumbea Fights||November 19, 2006||2||N/A||Noumea, New Caledonia|
|Win||2–0||Gavin Murie||Submission (armbar)||XFC 12 – Oktoberfist||October 13, 2006||1||N/A||Australia|
|Win||1–0||Fred Sanchez||Submission (armbar)||DY – Dojo Yaburi||May 14, 2005||1||3:00||Carmaux, Franca|
- Factfile on JudoInside.com
- Ferrid Kheder Interview JudoMMA.com. Retrieved (2009-2-10)
- Ray Hui. "Former Olympian Ferrid Kheder Signs With Bellator". MMA Fighting.
- "Hermes Franca speaks out about Xtreme Vale Todo fiasco". mixedmartialarts.com. 2010-12-21. Retrieved 2010-12-21.
- Brent Brookhouse. "Updated: Hermes Franca Falls Victim to Unregulated International MMA, Result Appears to Have Been Overturned". Bloody Elbow.
- "Ferrid Kheder refuses to weigh in; Josh Shockley enters Bellator's lightweight tournament". mmajunkie.com. 2011-03-11.