|Born||April 24, 1984|
|Height||5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)|
|Weight||155 lb (70 kg; 11.1 st)|
|Reach||67 in (170 cm)|
|Style||Judo, Boxing, BJJ|
|Fighting out of||Cologne, Germany|
|Team||Tiger Muay Thai |
|Rank||Black belt in Judo under Karl-Heinz Bartsch |
Purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Björn "Gazelle" Schmiedeberg
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Nick Hein (born April 24, 1984) is a German retired mixed martial artist and actor, who is best known for appearing in the German television show Diese Kaminskis. Before Hein became an actor, he was also a national judo champion and police officer. Hein is the author of the book titled "Polizei am Limit", and competed in the UFC, and competes in the Lightweight division.
Hein was born in Elsdorf and became interested in martial arts after watching a Bruce Lee movie. Instead of joining a Kung Fu class he signed up Judo, when he was six years old, because there were no Kung Fu clubs in Elsdorf. He started boxing training in 2000 after he watched a UFC event on VHS. He attended his first MMA class in 2009 and fought his first amateur MMA competition in the same year while he was still in the Judo National team for Germany where skipped his training in Berlin for the Judo World Championship. After a failed bid for 2008 Olympics and a leg injury, Hein decided to transition to MMA.
Hein started training judo when he was six years old and he was a judoka for 20 years, and in the German team for a decade. He was the U-23 European Judo champion in 2006 and German national champion in 2006 and 2007. He has won more than 35 national and international judo medals.
Mixed martial arts career
Two years before turning professional in 2009, Hein debuted as an amateur on February 24, 2007, as he faced Ulf Fritzmann at MMA Berlin: Tournament 3. After three rounds of action, the bout was ruled a draw.
Ultimate Fighting Championship
With a 10-1 (1) record, Hein signed a contract with the UFC on March 31, 2014.
Hein was expected to face promotional newcomer Zabit Magomedsharipov in a featherweight bout on September 2, 2017 at UFC Fight Night 115. However, Hein pulled out of the fight due to injury on 21 August from the event and replaced by Mike Santiago.
Hein was scheduled to face Luigi Vendramini on June 1, 2019 at UFC on ESPN+ 11. However, Vendramini pulled out of the bout in late April citing a knee injury and subsequent surgery. Hein remained on the card against Frank Camacho. He lost the fight via TKO in the second round. 
On June 2, 2019, Hein announced his retirement from mixed martial arts.
Hein worked as a police officer for more than 11 years in the Federal Police in Cologne, Germany. He is known as ‘Judge Dredd’ by his colleagues in the Police force. He was also an actor, appearing in a German television show, Diese Kaminskis, in which he played as an undertaker.
Hein is the author of the book titled "Polizei am Limit" - Police at the Limit" where he detailed the lack of resources and training in the Police force in Germany.
Hein, as a former police officer and UFC fighter, wrote an article on the New Year's Eve sexual assaults in Germany in December 31, 2015 incident - the widespread sexual assaults, attacks and robberies which linked to the influx of asylum seekers occurred in Cologne, criticizing the political and legal system in Germany did not do enough to prevent such crimes. He was invited to appear on CNN, Russia Today (RT) and other TV stations to voice his condemnation of the attacks but thought help should be given to refugees who needed help.
Championships and accomplishments
Mixed martial arts
- Fair Fighting Championship
- FFC Light Welterweight (161 lb) Championship (One time)
- FFA Western German Championship
- FFA Western German Middleweight (185lbs.) Champion (2009)
- Choke Wars Welterweight (170lbs.) Champion (2013)
- Western German BJJ Middleweight (181lbs) Champion (2013)
- Tap or Snap Super Welterweight (176lbs.) Champion (2013)
- Tap or Snap Middleweight (187lbs.) Champion (2012)
- European Judo Under-23 Half Middleweight (179lbs.) Champion (2006)
- German Judo Under-20 Half Middleweight (179lbs.) Champion (2003)
- European Judo Cadet Lightweight (161lbs.) Champion (2000)
- German Judo Under-15 Extra Lightweight (121lbs.) Champion (1998)
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|20 matches||14 wins||5 losses|
|Loss||14–5 (1)||Frank Camacho||TKO (punches)||UFC Fight Night: Gustafsson vs. Smith||June 1, 2019||2||4:56||Stockholm, Sweden|
|Loss||14–4 (1)||Damir Hadžović||Decision (split)||UFC Fight Night: Shogun vs. Smith||July 22, 2018||3||5:00||Hamburg, Germany|
|Loss||14–3 (1)||Davi Ramos||Submission (rear-naked choke)||UFC 224||May 12, 2018||1||4:15||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Win||14–2 (1)||Tae Hyun Bang||Decision (unanimous)||UFC Fight Night: Arlovski vs. Barnett||September 3, 2016||3||5:00||Hamburg, Germany|
|Win||13–2 (1)||Yusuke Kasuya||Decision (unanimous)||UFC Fight Night: Barnett vs. Nelson||September 27, 2015||3||5:00||Saitama, Japan|
|Win||12–2 (1)||Łukasz Sajewski||Decision (unanimous)||UFC Fight Night: Jędrzejczyk vs. Penne||June 20, 2015||3||5:00||Berlin, Germany|
|Loss||11–2 (1)||James Vick||Decision (unanimous)||UFC Fight Night: Edgar vs. Swanson||November 22, 2014||3||5:00||Austin, Texas, United States|
|Win||11–1 (1)||Drew Dober||Decision (unanimous)||UFC Fight Night: Munoz vs. Mousasi||May 31, 2014||3||5:00||Berlin, Germany||Lightweight debut.|
|Win||10–1 (1)||Michael Erdinc||Decision (unanimous)||Fair FC||February 8, 2014||3||5:00||Herne, Germany||Won the FFC Light Welterweight (161 lbs) Championship.|
|Win||9–1 (1)||Musa Jangubaev||TKO (punches)||Respect Fighting Championship 10||September 28, 2013||2||3:51||Wuppertal, Germany|
|Win||8–1 (1)||Tamirlan Dadaev||Decision (unanimous)||Defenders FC 2||July 20, 2013||3||5:00||Stuttgart, Germany|
|Win||7–1 (1)||Robert Pastuch||Decision (unanimous)||Respect Fighting Championship 9||April 13, 2013||3||5:00||Dormagen, Germany|
|NC||6–1 (1)||Jordan Błoch||NC (accidental cut)||Respect Fighting Championship 7||April 21, 2012||1||1:12||Essen, Germany|
|Win||6–1||Patrick Herring||Decision (unanimous)||SFC 8: Tournament 2012 Part I||February 4, 2012||3||5:00||Mainz, Germany|
|Loss||5–1||Sebastian Risch||TKO (knees)||Respect Fighting Championship 6||September 17, 2011||2||4:05||Wuppertal, Germany|
|Win||5–0||Kamil Lipski||Decision (unanimous)||Respect Fighting Championship 4||September 11, 2010||3||5:00||Herne, Germany|
|Win||4–0||Kurt Verschueren||Submission (rear-naked choke)||OC: Cage Fight Night 7||April 17, 2010||1||1:46||Koblenz, Germany|
|Win||3–0||Stefan Heber||Submission (americana)||FFA: German Championships 2010||March 6, 2010||2||2:35||Berlin, Germany|
|Win||2–0||Milan Tomes||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Backstreet Fights 2: Rematch||December 12, 2009||2||1:03||Cologne, Germany|
|Win||1–0||Stefan Heber||Submission (rear-naked choke)||FFA: West German Championships 2009||August 8, 2009||1||3:25||Viersen, Germany|
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