Ferrid Kheder

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Ferrid Kheder
فريد خذر
Born (1975-03-03) March 3, 1975 (age 42)
Tunisia
Native name فريد خذر
Other names Hurricane
Nationality Tunisian
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Weight 170 lb (77 kg; 12 st)
Division Lightweight
Welterweight
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
Years active 1995-present
Mixed martial arts record
Total 34
Wins 22
By knockout 8
By submission 11
By decision 3
Losses 11
By knockout 5
By decision 6
No contests 1
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog
Medal record
Men's judo
Representing  Tunisia
European Championships
Gold medal – first place 1995 Valladolid 71 Kg
Bronze medal – third place 2000 Wroclaw 73 kg
African Championships
Bronze medal – third place 2001 Tripoli 73 kg
Bronze medal – third place 2002 Cairo 73 kg
World Championship FISU
Bronze medal – third place 1998 Prague 73 kg
Super World Cup
Gold medal – first place 1999 Paris 73 kg
Gold medal – first place 2000 Paris 73 kg
Gold medal – first place 2000 Munchen 73 kg
Gold medal – first place 2002 Munchen 73 kg
Bronze medal – third place 2002 Paris 73 kg
Bronze medal – third place 2002 Moscow 73 kg
Bronze medal – third place 2003 Paris 73 kg

Ferrid Kheder (Arabic: فريد خذر‎‎) (born 3 March 1975) is a Tunisian judoka and mixed martial artist.[1] He competes in the welterweight and lightweight divisions.

Judo career[edit]

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.[2]

He holds a black belt in judo as well as a brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.[3]

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

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[edit]

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.[4]

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.[5]

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.

Bellator[edit]

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.[6]

Judo achievements[edit]

Year Tournament Place Weight class
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[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
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

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