Jairzinho Rozenstruik

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Jairzinho Rozenstruik
Born (1988-03-17) 17 March 1988 (age 31)
Paramaribo, Suriname
Nickname(s)Bigi Boy
NationalitySurinamese
Height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight246 lb (112 kg; 17 st 8 lb)
DivisionHeavyweight
Reach78 in (198 cm)
StyleKickboxing
Fighting out ofParamaribo, Suriname
Pompano Beach, Florida
TeamTeam Bigi Boy[1]
TrainerMichael Babb[1]
Years active2009–2016 (Kickboxing)
2012–present (MMA)
Kickboxing record
Total85
Wins76
By knockout64
Losses8
By knockout2
Draws1
Mixed martial arts record
Total10
Wins10
By knockout9
By decision1
Losses0
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Jairzinho Rozenstruik (born 17 March 1988) is a Surinamese mixed martial artist and kickboxer. He competes in the Heavyweight division in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). He currently holds the record for second fastest knockout in heavyweight division against Allen Crowder at the UFC Fight Night: Moicano vs. Korean Zombie.[2] In kickboxing, he is the former SLAMM Soema Na Basi champion (3 times), WLF champion and DangerZone Heavyweight champion. As of 4 November 2019, he is #14 in the UFC heavyweight rankings.[3]

Background[edit]

Rozenstruik was born and raised in Paramaribo, Suriname and started training in kickboxing at the age of seventeen in a local gym. After he competed in kickboxing with 76 wins and 64 of those by KO, he transitioned to mixed martial arts in 2012.[4]

Combat career[edit]

Kickboxing[edit]

At the age of seventeen, Rozenstruik started training in a gym called Rens Project. There he started to take kickboxing lessons and soon he was discovered by coach Michael Babb (VOS Gym Amsterdam). Trained by Babb, he came out for the House of Legends under the supervision of Ivan Hippolyte.[5]

Rozenstruik started his combat sports career in kickboxing. He won a total of 76 matches with 64 of them by knockout out of 85 he competed in.[6][7][8][6]

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Early career[edit]

In May 2012, Rozenstruik won his debut MMA debut fight against Evgeny Boldyrev at DRAKA MMA: Governor's Cup 7 in Vladivostok, Russia.[9]

In April 2017, after five years of focusing on his kickboxing career, Rozenstruik won an MMA match versus Engelbert Berbin during a regional promotion in Aruba.[10]

In April 2018, Rozenstruik signed a multi-fight contract with the Rizin Fighting Federation.[11]

In May 2018, Rozenstruik won his promotional debut versus Andrey Kovalev at Rizin FF - Rizin 10 by split decision.[12]

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

Rozenstruik made his UFC debut on 2 February 2019 against Júnior Albini, replacing injured Dmitry Sosnovskiy, at UFC Fight Night: Assunção vs. Moraes 2.[13] He won the fight via TKO in the second round[14]

Rozenstruik faced Allen Crowder on 22 June 2019 at UFC Fight Night: Moicano vs. Korean Zombie.[15] He won the fight via knockout in round one.[16] This fight earned him the Performance of the Night award.[17]

Rozenstruik faced Andrei Arlovski, former UFC Heavyweight Champion, at the UFC 244 event. He won the fight via knockout in round one.[18]

Rozenstruik is scheduled to face Alistair Overeem, replacing Walt Harris due to the ongoing search for his missing step-daughter, on 7 December 2019 at UFC on ESPN 7.[19] He won the fight via knockout in round five with only four seconds left in the fight.[20]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Mixed martial arts[edit]

Kickboxing[edit]

  • SLAMM!!
    • Soema Na Basi Championship (3 times) 2012, 2013 and 2016[6]
  • Wu Lin Feng
  • DangerZone
    • DangerZone championship champion (1 time) 2017[6]
  • Zweet en Tranen world championship
    • Zweet en Tranen championship (SUTHAIBO) champion (1 time) 2018[6]
  • Lifetime Achievement Award
    • "Lifetime Achievement Award" by the Minister of Youth and Sports of Suriname for his national and international performances[21]

Personal life[edit]

False arrest on suspicion of smuggling drugs[edit]

In August 2014, Rozenstruik was arrested and detained by Royal Netherlands Marechaussee on suspicion of smuggling drugs along with seven other Surinamese in Netherlands who the group claimed to attend a kickboxing event.[22] After 14 to 16 months of detention, Rozenstruik was released as the Dutch authority found seven members of the group had swallowed balls of drugs but not Rozenstruik and he was the only kickboxer among the group.[23]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Professional record breakdown
10 matches 10 wins 0 losses
By knockout 9 0
By decision 1 0
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 10–0 Alistair Overeem KO (punch) UFC on ESPN: Overeem vs. Rozenstruik December 7, 2019 5 4:56 Washington, D.C, United States
Win 9–0 Andrei Arlovski KO (punch) UFC 244 November 2, 2019 1 0:29 New York City, New York, United States
Win 8–0 Allen Crowder KO (punches) UFC Fight Night: Moicano vs. Korean Zombie June 22, 2019 1 0:09 Greenville, South Carolina, United States Performance of the Night.
Win 7–0 Júnior Albini TKO (head kick and punches) UFC Fight Night: Assunção vs. Moraes 2 February 2, 2019 2 0:54 Fortaleza, Brazil
Win 6–0 Robert McCarthy KO (punches) Team Yvel: Fearless 3 December 27, 2018 1 0:10 Paramaribo, Suriname
Win 5–0 Andrey Kovalev Decision (split) Rizin 10 May 6, 2018 3 5:00 Fukuoka, Japan
Win 4–0 Marvin Aboeli TKO Fighting with the Stars: Bloed, Zweet & Tranen 3 December 22, 2017 1 N/A Paramaribo, Suriname
Win 3–0 Engelbert Berbin KO (punches) AIF 1 April 28, 2017 1 N/A Oranjestad, Aruba
Win 2–0 Evgeni Boldyrev KO (punch) Draka 11 November 24, 2012 1 2:05 Khabarovsk Krai, Russia
Win 1–0 Evgeni Boldyrev KO (punch) Draka 7 May 26, 2012 1 2:36 Vladivostok, Russia

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Kickboxing record (Incomplete)[edit]

Kickboxing record (Incomplete)

Legend:   Win   Loss   Draw/No contest   Notes

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Connelly, Shane (2019-06-11). "Jairzinho Rozenstruik: "I'm coming to collect" in UFC heavyweight division". The Body Lock. Retrieved 2019-11-05.Connelly, Shane (2019-06-11). "Jairzinho Rozenstruik: "I'm coming to collect" in UFC heavyweight division". The Body Lock. Retrieved 2019-11-05.
  2. ^ https://ftw.usatoday.com/2019/06/ufc-jairzinho-rozenstruik-knocks-out-allen-crowder-in-nine-seconds
  3. ^ "Rankings | UFC". www.ufc.com. Retrieved 2019-11-05.
  4. ^ DNA, MMA. "Jairzinho Rozenstruik MMA DNA". Retrieved 2019-11-02.
  5. ^ Connelly, Shane (2019-06-11). "Jairzinho Rozenstruik: "I'm coming to collect" in UFC heavyweight division". The Body Lock. Retrieved 2019-10-20.
  6. ^ a b c d e f CentralCityMMA (2019-01-28). "Welcome to the UFC: Jairzinho Rozenstruik". CENTRAL CITY MMA. Retrieved 2019-11-02.
  7. ^ "New phase of life has begun for Jairzinho Rozenstruik". UFC. 2019-02-03. Retrieved 2019-11-02.
  8. ^ "Jairzinho Rozenstruik 'Bigi Boi' wint in Brazilië". GFC Nieuws (in Dutch). 2019-02-03. Retrieved 2019-11-02.
  9. ^ "Evgeny Boldyrev vs. Jairzinho Rozenstruik, Draka MMA". Tapology. Retrieved 2019-10-17.
  10. ^ DNA, MMA. "Surinamer Jairzinho Rozenstruik treft Junior Albini tijdens UFC Fortaleza" (in Dutch). Retrieved 2019-10-17.
  11. ^ "Jairzinho Rozenstruik inks multi fight deal with RIZIN". www.duellogroup.com. Retrieved 2019-10-17.
  12. ^ "RIZIN.10". RIZIN Fighting Federation. 2018-02-19. Retrieved 2019-10-17.
  13. ^ Marcel Dorff (2019-11-02). "Surinamese Jairzinho Rose Bush meets Junior Albini during UFC Fortaleza" (in Dutch). mmadna.nl. Retrieved 2019-01-02.
  14. ^ "UFC Fortaleza results: Jair Rozenstruik patient, pounds out Junior Albini". MMAjunkie. 2019-02-02. Retrieved 2019-11-01.
  15. ^ Smith, Ben (2019-06-22). "UFC Greenville Results: Rozenstruik Destroys Crowder in Nine Seconds". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2019-11-02.
  16. ^ "'Just. Like. That!' UFC heavyweight Jairzinho Rozenstruik makes history with stunning KO (VIDEO)". RT International. Retrieved 2019-11-02.
  17. ^ Stephie Hayne (2019-06-22). "UFC Greenville post-fight bonuses: The Korean Zombie crushes Moicano in POTN win". bloodyelbow.com. Retrieved 2019-11-02.
  18. ^ Anderson, Jay (2019-11-02). "UFC 244 Results: Jairzinho Rozenstruik Looks Fierce in Knockout of Andrei Arlovski". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2019-11-03.
  19. ^ "Jair Rozenstruik meets Alistair Overeem in UFC on ESPN 7 headliner with Walt Harris out". MMA Junkie. 2019-11-05. Retrieved 2019-11-05.
  20. ^ Mercado, Eddie (2019-12-08). "UFC DC results: Jairzinho Rozenstruik hits buzzer-beater KO on Alistair Overeem". Bloody Elbow. Retrieved 2019-12-08.
  21. ^ "Tyrone Spong en Jairzinho Rozenstruik krijgen Lifetime Achievement Awards in Suriname". Waterkant (in Dutch). 2018-10-28. Retrieved 2019-12-08.
  22. ^ Administrator (2014-08-06). "Surinaamse kickbokser aangehouden in Nederland". Waterkant (in Dutch). Retrieved 2019-11-21.
  23. ^ Administrator (2014-08-05). "Nep kickboksers smokkelden drugs uit Suriname". Waterkant (in Dutch). Retrieved 2019-11-21.
  24. ^ Sherdog.com. "Jairzinho". Sherdog. Retrieved 2019-11-02.
  25. ^ Bloed, zweet & tranen eindigt in 'mineur'
  26. ^ 「2016 WLF武林風 vs Krush中日対抗戦 vol.2」 12月3日(土)中国・河南省鄭州市・河南テレビマッチの全試合順が決定!“モロッコのワンダーボーイ”イリアス・ブライドがスーパーファイトに参戦!
  27. ^ "Bigi Boi" wint 4-mans toernooi en pakt WLF wereldtitel(in Dutch)
  28. ^ Ricardo Soneca disputa título mundial de Kickboxing em julho
  29. ^ Suriname verslaat Duitsland in God of the Arena 2(in Dutch)
  30. ^ Bigi Boy wint 42 ste K.O
  31. ^ Jairzinho "Bigi Boi" Rozenstruik slaat Braziliaan Paulo Ferreira te pletter(in Dutch)
  32. ^ Uitslagen Soema na Basie III(in Dutch)
  33. ^ Slamm Soema na Basi II Results
  34. ^ SLAMM!! "Soema Na Basi" Results: Londt Victorious, Campagna Wins Tournament
  35. ^ ROZENSTRUIK (TEAM SLAMM!!) VS DE LIGNY (CHAKURIKI)

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