|Born||Jörgen Ingmar Kruth
May 8, 1974
|Other names||The Last Viking|
|Height||1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|Weight||105 kg (231 lb; 16.5 st)|
|Style||Kickboxing, Muay Thai|
|Team||Vallentuna Boxing Camp|
Po Lindwall (1987-1997)
|Professional boxing record|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Boxing record from BoxRec|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Jörgen Ingmar Kruth (born May 8, 1974) is a retired Swedish professional kickboxer and mixed martial artist. He is a former two time World Muay Thai Council Super Heavyweight Muaythai World Champion. He is considered to be among the greatest Scandinavian kickboxers of all time.
Biography and career
Muay Thai career
Jörgen started practicing martial arts first time in 1984. He tried Judo and Jujutsu and couple years later switched over to taekwondo. It was not until 1987 when he came in contact with Muay Thai first time. He started to train under Po Lindwall.
In 1995, Kruth participated at IAMTF Amateur World Muay Thai Championships in Bangkok. He worked his way all the way to the final where he lost against a Thai and went home with a silver medal in -81 kg.
In 1996, he became the Amateur Muay Thai World Champion for the first time and defended this title in 1997 as well.
In 1997 Jörgen changed his training center to his current club, Vallentuna Boxing Camp (VBC) and a year later turned pro. He won his first two professional fights by KO at the famous Rajadamnern Stadium in Bangkok and became WKA Muay Thai Cruiserweight World Champion.
In 1999 Jörgen Kruth fought in Japan for the first time and won by KO. He followed up his strong debut by knocking out all three opponents in the same night at K-1 World GP tournament in Zagreb.
Kruth made his professional MMA debut in April 2009. He amassed an undefeated record of 5 wins over the next couple of years with none of his fights having reached the second round.
Kruth was expected to finally make his UFC debut against Fabio Maldonado on September 29, 2012 at UFC on Fuel TV 5 in Nottingham, England. However it was reported on September 7, 2012 that Kruth dropped out of his fight with Maldonado to retire from combat sports.
- 2004 WMC Superheavyweight Muay Thai World Champion
- 2004 K-1 Italy Champion
- 2003 K-1 World Grand Prix Preliminary Holland Champion
- 2001 K-1 Holland GP in Arnhem Runner Up
- 2000 K-1 Grand Prix Europe Champion
- 1998 WKA Muaythai Cruiserweight World Champion
71 Wins (32 (T)KO's, 39 Decisions), 14 Losses
1 Win (0 (T) KO's, 1 decisions), 0 Losses
Legend: Win Loss Draw/No contest Notes
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|5 matches||5 wins||0 losses|
|Win||5-0||Yusuke Kawaguchi||TKO (punches and elbows)||Rumble of the Kings 6||November 26, 2011||1||3:18||Stockholm, Sweden|
|Win||4-0||Tadas Sapoka||Submission (punches)||International Fighting Arena 2||October 23, 2011||1||0:38||Uppsala, Sweden|
|Win||3-0||Jaime Fletcher||TKO (punches)||K-1 Rumble of the Kings 2009 in Stockholm||November 21, 2009||1||4:25||Stockholm, Sweden|
|Win||2-0||Tadas Levickas||Submission (triangle choke)||K-1 Rumble of the Kings Qualification 2009 Malmö||May 22, 2009||1||0:50||Malmö, Sweden|
|Win||1-0||Arturas Liutika||TKO (punches)||World Freefight Challenge 8 "D-Day"||April 18, 2009||1||0:35||Ljubljana, Slovenia|
- NSAC report of K-1 World Grand Prix 2001 in Las Vegas
- Sherdog.com: Jorgen "The Last Viking" Kruth, accessed 2010-06-04
- Jörgen Kruth, Fans of K-1 2010-03-01
- "UFC on FUEL TV 2 in Sweden adds Diabate vs. Kruth". mmajunkie.com. January 5, 2012.
- "Tom DeBlass replaces injured Jorgen Kruth at UFC on FUEL TV 2". mmajunkie.com. April 4, 2012.
- "Maldonado vs. Kruth Set For UFC Nottingham". YourMMA.tv. July 3, 2012.
- "Swedish kickboxing legend Jorgen Kruth retires from MMA less than a month out from his UFC debut". cagepotato.com. September 7, 2012.