Jason Wilnis

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Jason Wilnis
Dutch kickboxer Jason Wilnis
BornJason Wilnis
(1990-12-10) December 10, 1990 (age 32),
Utrecht, Netherlands
Other namesPsycho
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)[1]
Weight85 kg (187 lb; 13.4 st)
Reach73.1 in (186 cm)
StyleKickboxing, Muay Thai
Fighting out ofUtrecht, Netherlands
TeamThe Colosseum Gym
TrainerDanny de Vries, Daan Kortland
Kickboxing record
By knockout8
By knockout1
Mixed martial arts record
By knockout1
By decision1
By knockout2
By decision1
Other information
Notable relativesJahfarr Wilnis, Denzel Dumfries
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog
Last updated on: 11 April 2022

Jason Wilnis (born 10 December 1990) is a Dutch professional mixed martial artist and former kickboxer of Surinamese descent competing in the Middleweight division. He is the last It's Showtime 85MAX champion and former Glory Middleweight Champion. Notably, he holds wins in kickboxing against mixed martial artists UFC Middleweight champions Israel Adesanya and Alex Pereira.

He was ranked in the middleweight top ten by Combat Press between September 2014 and July 2021,[2][3] peaking at #1 between October 2016 and May 2017.[4][5]

Biography and career[edit]

Early career and It's Showtime title win[edit]

He was keen football player until he followed his older brother, Jahfarr Wilnis to The Colosseum Gym in Utrecht, Netherlands to train kickboxing at the age of 17. He had his first fight not long after he started training.[6]

When Sahak Parparyan vacated his It's Showtime title, Jason jumped in and challenged Alex Pereira on 10 November 2012 for the It's Showtime 85MAX championship in São Paulo Brazil at It's Showtime 60 event, becoming last It's Showtime champion by 2nd-round TKO. He dropped Pereira three times in round with low kicks.[7]

On 28 September 2013 he participated in Glory 10: Los Angeles - Middleweight World Championship Tournament, losing in the semi-finals to Artem Levin by judges unanimous decision.[8][9][10]

He fought Sahak Parparyan in the semi-finals of the Glory 14: Zagreb - Middleweight Contender Tournament in Zagreb, Croatia on March 8, 2014, losing by split decision after three even rounds.[11][12][13]

Glory Middleweight Contender tournament[edit]

He was expected to face Miroslav Cingel at FFC11: Sanchez vs. Bekavac on April 4, 2014, but replaced with Sahak Parparyan because of back injury.[14] He next fought Tomáš Šenkýr at Gibu Fight Night, winning the fight by unanimous decision. Returning to Glory, Wilnis was scheduled to fight the #2 ranked Wayne Barrett at Glory 18.[15] Wilnis won the fight by unanimous decision.[16] He next took part in the 2015 Glory Middleweight Contender tournament, held during the Glory 20: Dubai event. He won the semifinal bout against Alex Pereira by unanimous decision, but lost the final against Simon Marcus by split decision.[17]

Moving briefly away from Glory, he fought David Keclik at FFC 19 - Linz.[18] He won the fight by TKO, after Keclik retired at the end of the second round.[19]

Glory Middleweight title reign[edit]

In his next fight, Wilnis fought Joe Schilling in a GLORY Middleweight title eliminator, coming into the fight as heavy underdog.[20] Schilling won the fight by TKO due to injury, as Wilnis was forced to withdraw due to a broken toe.[21] He rebounded from this loss with a majority decision win against Wang Chongyang at Kunlun Fight 37. He then fought Filip Verlinden at Glory 28: Paris,[22] and won by unanimous decision.[23] At Glory 30: Los Angeles, he fought a rematch with Joe Schilling,[24] whom he beat by majority decision.

This three fight winning streak earned Winis the chance to challenge Simon Marcus for the Glory Middleweight championship at Glory 33.[25] Despite a slow start to the fight, Wilnis began to take over as the fight went on and won the fight by TKO in the third round, managing to knock Marcus down three times in the third round.[26]

For his first title defense, Wilnis was scheduled to fight Israel Adesanya at Glory 37.[27] Wilnis won the fight by unanimous decision (49-46, 48-47, 48-47), although the fight results were considered controversial by many media members.[28][29][30]

For his second title defense, Wilnis was scheduled to fight a trilogy match with Simon Marcus at Glory 40: Copenhagen.[31] He lost the fight by split decision.[32]

Post title reign[edit]

Wilnis' losing streak extended, as he lost the next two fights as well, losing by TKO to Yousri Belgaroui[33] and losing by split decision to Simon Marcus.[34] He arrested the losing streak with a third round TKO of Jacob Rodriguez at Glory 63.[35]

He then fought Alex Pereira at Glory 65 for the Glory Middleweight Championship. He lost the fight a flying knee knockout,[36] which was later named by Combat Press as the 2019 "Knockout of the Year".[37]

Wilnis then fought Donovan Wisse at Glory 70: Lyon.[38] He lost the fight by unanimous decision.[39] His losing streak extended to three, as he lost to Vladimir Idranyi by unanimous decision.[40]

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

In July 2021, Wilnis made the move to mixed martial arts after signing a deal with Netherlands-based Levels Fight League.[41] He was scheduled to face Erhan Okuroglu at Levels Fight League 2 on July 26, 2021.[42] Wilnis won his debut fight by a first-round technical knockout.[43]

Wilnis faced David Casal Moldes at Levels Fight League 4 on March 13, 2022.[44] Wilnis won the bout via unanimous decision.[45]

Wilnis signed with KSW, making his debut on May 28, 2022 at KSW 70 against Radosław Paczuski.[46] He lost the bout in the third round after breaking his finger.[47]

Wilnis was booked to face Ahmed Sami at Levels Fight League 6 on October 2, 2022.[48] He lost the bout via unanimous decision.[49]

Wilnis faced Joey Berkenbosch on March 12, 2023 at Levels Fight League 8, losing by TKO stoppage due to elbows in the second round.[50]


Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Professional record breakdown
5 matches 2 wins 3 losses
By knockout 1 2
By decision 1 1
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 2–3 Joey Berkenbosch TKO (elbows) Levels Fight League 8 12 March 2023 2 3:38 Amsterdam, Netherlands
Loss 2–2 Ahmed Sami Decision (unanimous) Levels Fight League 6 2 October 2022 3 5:00 Amsterdam, Netherlands
Loss 2–1 Radosław Paczuski TKO (finger injury) KSW 70: Pudzianowski vs. Materla 28 May 2022 3 1:46 Łódź, Poland
Win 2–0 David Casal Moldes Decision (unanimous) Levels Fight League 4 13 March 2022 3 5:00 Amsterdam, Netherlands
Win 1–0 Erhan Okuroglu TKO (punches) Levels Fight League 2 26 July 2021 1 4:08 Amsterdam, Netherlands

Kickboxing record[edit]

Professional kickboxing record
31 Wins (8 (T)KO's), 12 Losses, 1 Draw[51]
Date Result Opponent Event Location Method Round Time
2020-08-27 Loss Slovakia Vladimir Idranyi Yangames Fight Night 8 Prague, Czech Republic Decision (Unanimous) 3 3:00
2019-10-26 Loss Suriname Donovan Wisse Glory 70: Lyon Lyon, France Decision (Unanimous) 3 3:00
2019-05-17 Loss Brazil Alex Pereira Glory 65: Utrecht Utrecht, Netherlands KO (Flying Knee) 1 1:31
For the Glory Middleweight Championship.
2019-02-01 Win United States Jacob Rodriguez Glory 63: Houston Houston, US TKO (Leg Injury) 3 0:15
2018-08-10 Loss Canada Simon Marcus Glory 56: Denver Broomfield, Colorado, US Decision (Split) 3 3:00
2017-09-30 Loss Tunisia Yousri Belgaroui Glory 45: Amsterdam Amsterdam, Netherlands Doctor Stoppage (Cut) 1 2:47
2017-04-29 Loss Canada Simon Marcus Glory 40: Copenhagen Copenhagen, Denmark Decision (split) 5 3:00
Loses the Glory Middleweight Championship.
2017-01-20 Win Nigeria Israel Adesanya Glory 37: Los Angeles Los Angeles, California, US Decision (unanimous) 5 3:00
Retains the Glory Middleweight Championship.
2016-09-09 Win Canada Simon Marcus Glory 33: New Jersey Trenton, New Jersey, US TKO (referee stoppage) 3 1:14
Wins the Glory Middleweight Championship.
2016-05-13 Win United States Joe Schilling Glory 30: Los Angeles Ontario, California Decision (majority) 3 3:00
2016-03-12 Win Belgium Filip Verlinden Glory 28: Paris Paris, France Decision (unanimous) 3 3:00
2016-01-23 Win China Wang Chongyang Kunlun Fight 37 Sanya, China Decision (majority) 3 3:00
2015-10-09 Loss United States Joe Schilling Glory 24: Denver Denver, Colorado, US TKO (injury) 2 3:00
GLORY Middleweight Championship eliminator.
2015-09-18 Win Austria David Keclik FFC 19 - Linz Linz, Austria TKO (retirement) 2 3:00
2015-04-03 Loss Canada Simon Marcus Glory 20: Dubai, Final Dubai, UAE Decision (split) 3 3:00
For the Glory Middleweight Contender Tournament.
2015-04-03 Win Brazil Alex Pereira Glory 20: Dubai, Semi-finals Dubai, UAE Decision (unanimous) 3 3:00
2014-11-07 Win United States Wayne Barrett Glory 18: Oklahoma Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, US Decision (unanimous) 3 3:00
2014-06-12 Win Slovakia Tomáš Šenkýr Gibu Fight Night[52] Praha, Czech Republic Decision (unanimous) 3 3:00
2014-03-08 Loss Armenia Sahak Parparyan Glory 14: Zagreb, Semi-finals Zagreb, Croatia Decision (split) 3 3:00
2013-09-28 Loss Russia Artem Levin Glory 10: Los Angeles, Semi-finals Ontario, California, US Decision (unanimous) 3 3:00
2013-05-10 Win Croatia Zoran Majkić FFC04: Perak vs. Joni Zadar, Croatia KO 1 2:59
2013-03-15 Win Croatia Toni Milanović K-1 World Grand Prix 2012 Final, Super Fight Zagreb, Croatia TKO 1
2012-12-31 Win Japan Toshio Matsumoto Glory 4: Tokyo Saitama, Japan Decision (unanimous) 3 3:00
2012-11-10 Win Brazil Alex Pereira It's Showtime 60 São Paulo, Brazil TKO (3 knockdowns) 2
Wins vacant It's Showtime 85MAX World title.
2012-09-15 Loss Armenia Sahak Parparyan Iron Ring Alkmaar, Netherlands Decision 3 3:00
2012-09-02 Win Cape Verde Luis Tavares Muay Thai Mania V The Hague, Netherlands Decision 3 3:00
2012-05-12 Loss France Cheick Sidibé Siam Gym Belgium presents: It's Showtime 56[53] Kortrijk, Belgium Decision (unanimous) 3 3:00
2011-11-12 Win Spain Francis Javier Jorge Street Culture, Fight Club Group & Canary Kickboxing Federation presents:
It's Showtime 53
Tenerife, Spain Decision 3 3:00
2010-12-18 Win Netherlands Geronimo de Groot Fightclub presents: It's Showtime 2010[56] Amsterdam, Netherlands KO 1
2010-08-29 Win Aruba Brandon Richardson Slamm Fighting with the Stars Paramaribo, Suriname TKO (punches) 1
2010-05-02 Draw Bosnia and Herzegovina Nale Omeragić Next Generation Warriors 4, B-Class[57] Utrecht, Netherlands Decision 3 3:00
2010-03-21 Win Netherlands Joey Kaptijn K-1 World MAX 2010 West Europe Tournament[58] Utrecht, Netherlands Decision (unanimous) 3 3:00
2009-05-31 Win Netherlands Youssef Yacoubi Next Generation Warriors 3, C-Class, -79 kg[59][60] Utrecht, Netherlands Decision 3 2:00
2009-03-01 Win Netherlands Edgar Sadoiev K-1 World MAX 2009 Europe Tournament, C-Class[61] Utrecht, Netherlands Decision (Unanimous) 3 2:00
Legend:   Win   Loss   Draw/No contest   Notes

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