Houcine Bennoui

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Houcine Bennoui
Born (1989-07-06) 6 July 1989 (age 27)
Lyon, France
Nationality French Algerian
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 63.5 kg (140 lb; 10.00 st)
Division Light Welterweight
Style Muay Thai
Fighting out of Lyon - Saint-Fons, France
Team Gym boxing St Fons - Team Nasser K.
Trainer Nasser Kacem
Years active 12 (2001–present)
Kickboxing record
Total 55
Wins 43
By knockout 26
Losses 12
Other information
Notable relatives Karim Bennoui, brother
Abdallah Mabel, Yohan Lidon, Fabio Pinca, Team Nasser K. partners
last updated on: March 8, 2014

Houcine Bennoui (born c. 1989) is a French-Algerian Muay Thai kickboxer, younger brother of Karim Bennoui. He is the WFC World Muay Thai Champion.[1]

Biography and career[edit]

Biography[edit]

H. Bennoui resides in Lyon, France and trains at Gym boxing St Fons in Lyon, Saint-Fons. His trainer is Nasser Kacem. He is of Algerian heritage.

He begins Muay Thai at the age of 11, with Nasser Kacem who was a teacher in the suburbs of Lyon. His older brother, Karim Bennoui is the It's Showtime 61MAX world Champion -61 kg.[2]

Early career[edit]

Bennoui has had 42 fights for 35 wins (including 25 by knockout) and 7 defeats. In 2008 he became WFC World Muay Thai Champion and in 2011 he won a Muay Thai tournament (65 kg) in Brest, France.

He faced Singmanee Kaewsamrit at Thai Fight: Lyon on September 19, 2012 in Lyon, France and won via decision after three rounds.[3][4]

He was scheduled to rematch Damien Alamos at Time Fight 2 in Tours, France on October 6, 2012 but the fight was cancelled in order for Alamos to face Diesellek Aoodonmuang.[5]

He lost to Adaylton Pareira De Freitas via decision in the quarter-finals of the 2012 Thai Fight 67 kg Tournament at Thai Fight 2012: King of Muay Thai in Bangkok, Thailand on October 23, 2012.[6][7][8]

Bennoui was scheduled to compete in the Krush Grand Prix 2013 ~67kg First Class Tournament~ on January 14, 2013 and fight Yuta Kubo in the quarter-finals[9][10] but he pulled out of the tournament and was replaced by Roman Mailov.[11]

He won by decision over Imwiset Pornnarai in a three round affair at Yokkao Extreme 2013 in Milan, Italy on January 26, 2013.[12][13][14]

On March 9, 2013, Bennoui lost to Saenchai PKSaenchaimuaythaigym on points at Siam Warriors in Cork, Ireland.[15][16]

He will fight Kaoponlek in Trieste, Italy on July 5, 2013.[17]

Bennoui competed at the -65 kg/143 lb Thai Max tournament in Meyreul, France on October 19, 2013, defeating Somsak by first round KO in the quarter-finals and Sergio Wielzen by unanimous decision in the semis before losing to Damien Alamos via TKO due to a cut in the final.[18][19]

He defeated Mehdi Zatout via unanimous decision at La Ligue des Gladiateurs is Paris, France on January 25, 2014.[20]

Replacing Damien Alamos who withdrew with a hand injury,[21] Bennoui lost to Liam Harrison on points in a five-round -65 kg Muay Thai bout at Yokkao 8 in Bolton, England on March 8, 2014.[22][23]

Titles and achievements[edit]

  • 2014 A1 WGP Tournament Champion -65 kg [24]
  • 2013 Thai Max -65 kg/143 lb Tournament Runner-up
  • 2011 Explosion Fight Night Volume 03 Tournament Champion (65 kg)
  • 2008 WFC World Muaythai Champion (-64 kg)
  • 2007 Junior French Muaythai Champion
  • 2006 Junior French Muaythai Champion

Kickboxing record[edit]

Kickboxing record

Legend:   Win   Loss   Draw/No contest   Notes

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Houcine Bennoui interview". Siamfightmag.com. Retrieved 2017-03-09. 
  2. ^ "Houcine Bennoui informations". Fr.muaythaitv.com/. Retrieved 2017-03-09. 
  3. ^ Scalia, Rian. "Thai Fight On Wednesday Features Saiyok vs. Pinca, Sudsakorn, Aikpracha, More". Liverkick.com. Retrieved 2017-03-09. 
  4. ^ Scalia, Rian. "Thai Fight Lyon: Saiyok, Aikpracha, Bennoui Win, Sudsakorn Loses". Liverkick.com. Retrieved 2017-03-09. 
  5. ^ Scalia, Rian. "Fabio Pinca vs. Tayfun Ozcan Added To Time Fight 2 On October 6". Liverkick.com. Retrieved 2017-03-09. 
  6. ^ Scalia, Rian. "Buakaw Back At Thai Fight On October 23". Liverkick.com. Retrieved 2017-03-09. 
  7. ^ Scalia, Rian. "Thai Fight Tournaments Begin Tomorrow: Buakaw vs. Mauro Serra". Liverkick.com. Retrieved 2017-03-09. 
  8. ^ Walsh, Dave. "Thai Fight 2012 Live Results". Liverkick.com. Retrieved 2017-03-09. 
  9. ^ Walsh, Dave. "Krush Adds Bennoui, Ezbiri to 67kg Tournament". Liverkick.com. Retrieved 2017-03-09. 
  10. ^ Walsh, Dave. "Krush Announces 67kg Tournament Quarterfinal Matchups". Liverkick.com. Retrieved 2017-03-09. 
  11. ^ Scalia, Rian. "Roman Mailov replaces Houcine Bennoui, faces Yuta Kubo at Krush GP 2013". Liverkick.com. Retrieved 2017-03-09. 
  12. ^ Scalia, Rian. "Houcine Bennoui vs. Imwiset Pornnarai Added To Yokkao Extreme 2013". Liverkick.com. Retrieved 2017-03-09. 
  13. ^ Scalia, Rian. "Yokkao Extreme 2013 Live Results". Liverkick.com. Retrieved 2017-03-09. 
  14. ^ Scalia, Rian. "Yokkao Extreme 2013 Recap: Askerov Upsets Souwer, Thais Showcased". Liverkick.com. Retrieved 2017-03-09. 
  15. ^ Scalia, Rian. "Saenchai vs. Houcine Bennoui on March 9 in Ireland". 
  16. ^ Scalia, Rian. "March Madness: Muay Thai Fights to Watch This Month". Liverkick.com. Retrieved 2017-03-09. 
  17. ^ [1]
  18. ^ "Damien ALAMOS wins THAI MAX tournament". Muaythaitv.comLiverkick.com. Retrieved 2017-03-09. 
  19. ^ "WMC Thai Max in France". Wmcmuaythai.org. 1 November 2013. Retrieved 2017-03-09. 
  20. ^ [2]
  21. ^ "Houcine Bennoui replaces Damien Alamos who is “injured” for Yokkao 8!". Muaythaicombat.com. Retrieved 2017-03-09. 
  22. ^ Walsh, Dave. "Weekend Results: Yokkao 8 Rocks the UK". Liverkick.com. Retrieved 2017-03-09. 
  23. ^ "Yokkao 8 breaks into England with an Action Packed Success!". Muaythaicombat.com. Retrieved 2017-03-09. 
  24. ^ [3]
  25. ^ Nom (obligatoire). "World GBC Tour 9 : Les résultats – Les Infos Du Fight". Lesinfosdufight.wordpress.com. Retrieved 2017-03-09. 
  26. ^ "Yohan Lidon, Houcine Bennoui Victorious at La Nuit des Challenges 10 in Lyon". Thefightgame.tv. Retrieved 2011-06-06. 

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