Jani Lax

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Jani Lax
Born (1977-10-26) October 26, 1977 (age 40)
Gävle, Sweden
Nationality Swedish
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight 153 lb (69 kg; 10.9 st)
Division Lightweight
Style Kickboxing
Fighting out of Karlstad, Sweden
Team Team Scandinavia
Years active 1999–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total 18
Wins 10
By knockout 2
By submission 6
By decision 2
Losses 8
By knockout 5
By submission 3
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog
last updated on: September 10, 2010

Jani Lax (born October 26, 1977) is a Swedish professional mixed martial artist and occasional kickboxer, who competes in the Lightweight division. He has fought around the world in a number of promotions including Finnfight, K-1, M-1 Global and Shooto.

Career[edit]

Lax began his mixed martial arts career in 1999 with Finnfight, one of the largest promotions in the Nordic countries and known for its brutal no-holds-barred rules. He lost his debut against Marcus Peltonen by knockout in the first round, but went on to defeat Joachim Hansen in his next bout.

After Finnfight, he fought in M-1 Global in Russia, where he had one win and one loss. He then went to Japan to fight with Shooto, where his promotional debut came against Akira Kikuchi. Kikuchi was able to submit him in the first round. After this loss, he had a four-fight winning streak spanning across Europe and Japan. It was halted, however, when he came up against Tatsuya Kawajiri in April 2005. He also lost his next two bouts, against Hiroyuki Takaya and Alexandre Izidro.

In May 2010, he returned to the ring for the first time in almost three years and submitted Danny van Bergen at an M-1 Global event in Helsinki. His next bout was scheduled to be in the British Association of Mixed Martial Arts promotion against Rob Sinclair for the BAMMA Lightweight Championship at BAMMA 4: Reid vs. Watson on September 25, 2010.[1] However, just three days before the fight, Lax withdrew with an injury.[2]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 10–8 Bobby McVittie KO (punches) Vision FC - Fight Night 1 May 5, 2012 1 0:59 Karlstad, Sweden
Loss 9–8 Kenichiro Togashi TKO (doctor stoppage) Shooto: The Way of Shooto 4: Like a Tiger, Like a Dragon July 19, 2010 3 1:30 Tokyo, Japan
Win 9–7 Danny van Bergen Submission (armbar) M-1 Selection 2010: Western Europe Round 3 May 29, 2010 1 2:40 Helsinki, Finland
Loss 8–7 Takashi Nakakura Submission (achilles lock) Shooto: Back To Our Roots 4 July 15, 2007 1 2:54 Tokyo, Japan
Win 8–6 John Mahlow Decision (split) Ironheart Crown 11: Apocalypse November 18, 2006 3 5:00 Hammond, Indiana, United States
Loss 7–6 Alexandre Izidro Submission (guillotine choke) CWFC: Strike Force 3 October 1, 2005 1 2:58 Coventry, England
Loss 7–5 Hiroyuki Takaya TKO (punch) K-1 Hero's 2 July 6, 2005 1 1:56 Tokyo, Japan
Loss 7–4 Tatsuya Kawajiri TKO (punches) Shooto: 4/23 in Hakata Star Lanes April 23, 2005 1 4:42 Hakata, Japan
Win 7–3 Metin Yakut Submission (armbar) G-Shooto: G-Shooto 02 March 12, 2005 1 3:28 Stockholm, Sweden
Win 6–3 Kohei Yasumi Submission (guillotine choke) Shooto: Wanna Shooto 2004 November 12, 2004 2 3:25 Tokyo, Japan
Win 5–3 Oliver Ellis Submission (rear-naked choke) Shooto Sweden: Initial Collision October 3, 2004 1 2:24 Stockholm, Sweden
Win 4–3 Mikael Lähdesmäki Decision (unanimous) Shooto Finland: Capital Punishment 2 April 5, 2004 2 5:00 Helsinki, Finland
Loss 3–3 Akira Kikuchi Submission (kimura) Shooto - Wanna Shooto 2002 April 14, 2002 1 2:51 Tokyo, Japan
Win 3–2 Musail Allaudinov Submission (rear-naked choke) M-1 MFC - European Championship 2002 February 15, 2002 1 0:44 St. Petersburg, Russia
Loss 2–2 Sergei Bytchkov TKO (punches) M-1 MFC - Russia vs. the World 2 November 11, 2001 1 3:00 St. Petersburg, Russia
Win 2–1 Toni Stenman KO Finnfight 4 December 2, 2000 1 5:37 Turku, Finland
Win 1–1 Joachim Hansen Submission (rear-naked choke) Finnfight 4 December 2, 2000 1 9:25 Turku, Finland
Loss 0–1 Marcus Peltonen KO (headkick) Finnfight 3 November 6, 1999 1 0:58 Turku, Finland

Kickboxing record[edit]

Kickboxing record
Result Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 0-1 Japan Hayato Sakurai Decision (unanimous) Shootboxing Battle Summit Ground Zero Tokyo 2007 October 28, 2007 3 3:00 Tokyo, Japan

Legend:   Win   Loss   Draw/No contest

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