Yohan Lidon

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Yohan Lidon
Born (1983-03-07) March 7, 1983 (age 35)
Nationality French
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 75.0 kg (165.3 lb; 11.81 st)
Division Super Middleweight
Style Muay Thai, Kickboxing
Fighting out of Lyon - Saint-Priest, France
Team Gym boxing St Fons - Team Nasser K.
Trainer Nasser Kacem
Years active 19 (1998–present)
Kickboxing record
Total 135
Wins 96
By knockout 58
Losses 38
By knockout 5
Draws 1
last updated on: October 24, 2014

Yohan Lidon (born March 28, 1983) is a French Muay Thai kickboxer who is famous for his aggressive fighting style and knockout power.[1] He is a 3 time world champion in Muay Thai and kickboxing - including being the first ever It's Showtime 73MAX world champion. As of 1 September 2018, he is ranked the #7 welterweight in the world by Combat Press.[2]

Biography and career[edit]

Early life[edit]

Yohan Lidon was born on 28 March 1983. He started practicing muay thai at the age of 15. Lidon resides in Lyon, France and trains at Gym boxing St-Fons in Lyon, Saint-Fons. His trainer is Nasser Kacem.

He discovered the martial arts with Bruce Lee, Van Damme and Ninja Turtles.

Early career[edit]

He faced Eakpracha Meenayotin at Thai Fight: Lyon on September 19, 2012 in Lyon, France and lost via decision after three rounds.[3][4]

He beat Corrado Zanchi by second-round TKO at the A1 World Combat Cup on November 20, 2012.[5]

Kicking off 2013, he lost a close decision his rubber match with Karim Ghajji in the semi-finals of a 72.5 kg four-man tournament at La Nuit des Titans on February 2, 2013 in Tours, France.[6][7]

Lidon then beat Steve Moxon by way of split decision for the A1 World Middleweight (−73 kg/160 lb) title in Melbourne, Australia on February 22, 2013.[8][9][10]

A rematch between Lidon and Yodsanklai Fairtex took place at Warriors Night in Levallois, France on March 2, 2013. Lidon lost via decision after five rounds.[11]

He scored a second-round KO win over Igor Danis at La Ligue des Gladiateurs is Paris, France on January 25, 2014.[12]

He lost to John Wayne Parr by decision at Boonchu Cup: Caged Muay Thai 4 in Gold Coast, Australia on March 1, 2014.[13]

He lost to Bernueng TopKing Boxing on points at Warriors Night 3 on April 4, 2014.[14]

He challenged Alex Tobiasson Harris in a fight for the WMC World Super Middleweight (-76.2 kg/168 lb) Championship at Monte Carlo Fighting Masters 2014 in Monte Carlo, Monaco on June 14, 2014, losing a unanimous decision.[15][16][17]

Recent career[edit]

On May 19, 2016 Yohan Lidon took Round 4 knockout victory (left head kick) over Armenian-Dutch Karapet Karapetyan and became a new World Kickboxing Network (WKN) super middleweight (oriental rules) world champion at Dark Fights 2 event in Paris, France.[18] The knockout itself reportedly scored L'Équipe 21 KO of the year.[19] On August 4, 2016 he defended his belt taking a unanimous decision over Danijel Solaja from Germany in the main event of Fight Night Saint Tropez.[20]

On May 4, 2017 Lidon defeated Patrik Vidakovics of Hungary by unanimous decision making the second defense of WKN World super middleweight title in the main event of Dubai Fight, in Dubai, UAE.[21]

On May 20, 2017 Lidon defeated Djibril Ehouo of France by unanimous decision in the main event of Dark Fights: Capital Fights 2 in Paris, France.[22]

On June 10, 2017 Lidon faced a unanimous decision defeat against Yoann Kongolo of Switzerland in the headline bout of Glory 42 Super Fight Series in Paris, France. [23]

Lidon is expected to fight Florian Kroger of Germany in the third defense of WKN World super middleweight title in the main event of Fight Night Saint Tropez V on August 4, 2017, in St Tropez, France. [24]

Titles and achievements[edit]

  • 2018 A1 World Champion
  • 2017 WKN Kickboxing Oriental Rules Super Middleweight World Champion 79.4 kg (175 LBS) (3rd Defense)
  • 2017 WKN Kickboxing Oriental Rules Super Middleweight World Champion 79.4 kg (175 LBS) (2nd Defense) [25]
  • 2016 WKN Kickboxing Oriental Rules Super Middleweight World Champion 79.4 kg (175 LBS) (1st Defense) [26]
  • 2016 WAKO Pro World K-1 Rules Super Middleweight Champion -78.1 kg.
  • 2016 WKN Kickboxing Oriental Rules Super Middleweight World Champion 79.4 kg (175 LBS)[27]
  • 2016 WMC World Super Middleweight (-79 kg) Champion [28]
  • 2015 I.S.K.A. K1 Rules World -76.8 kg Champion
  • 2014 A1 WGP Tournament Champion -75 kg [29]
  • 2013 A1 World Middleweight (−73 kg/160 lb) Championship
  • 2011 WBC World Muaythai Middleweight Champion (160 lbs/72.575 kg) (1st title defence)
  • 2011 It's Showtime 73MAX world champion -73 kg
  • 2010 F-1 World Max Tournament Runner Up
  • 2009 WBC World Muaythai Middleweight Champion (160 lbs/72.575 kg)
  • 2009 F-1 World Max Tournament Champion
  • 2008 Steko´s Fight Night Tournament Champion / WKA World Kickboxing Champion (-76 kg)
  • 2008 S8 WM Fight 4 Men Tournament Champion / WKA World Kickboxing Champion (-70 kg)
  • 2007 Steko´s Fight Night Tournament Runner Up
  • 2006 A1 World Combat Cup Runner Up
  • WKA World Muay Thai Champion
  • 3 times French Kickboxing Champion
  • 2 times French Muay Thai Champion

Accomplishments[edit]

  • 2014 BoxeMag Best Francophone Fighter of the Year[30]

Kickboxing record[edit]

Kickboxing record

Legend:   Win   Loss   Draw/No contest   Notes

Private life[edit]

In 2012, he took 3rd place at the 14th World Carp Championship at Lake Bolsena, Italy.[36][37]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Yohan Lidon profile". fr.muaythaitv.com/. Retrieved 2011.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  2. ^ "Combat Press Kickboxing Rankings: September 2018". combatpress.com. 
  3. ^ Thai Fight On Wednesday Features Saiyok vs. Pinca, Sudsakorn, Aikpracha, More
  4. ^ Thai Fight Lyon: Saiyok, Aikpracha, Bennoui Win, Sudsakorn Loses
  5. ^ Lidon, Piscitello, and Salvador Headline A1 WCC on November 20
  6. ^ Nuit des Titans on Saturday: Big Tournament/Fight Card with Aikpracha, Pinca, Lidon
  7. ^ Karim Ghajji Scores Huge Tournament Win, Beats Lidon and Aikpracha
  8. ^ Steve Moxon vs. Yohan Lidon on February 22
  9. ^ Ten Kickboxing Fights to Watch in February
  10. ^ Yohan Lidon Edges Steve Moxon in Australia
  11. ^ Jo Prestia's Warriors Night Features Lidon vs. Yodsanklai Rematch on March 2
  12. ^ LIGUE DES GLADIATEURS - Résultats Archived March 11, 2014, at the Wayback Machine.
  13. ^ John Wayne Parr wins vs Yohan Lidon
  14. ^ WARRIORS NIGHT 3 : dure soirée pour les français Archived April 10, 2014, at the Wayback Machine.
  15. ^ Buakaw Banchamek vs Djime Coulibaly 2 Monte Carlo Results
  16. ^ Monte-Carlo Fighting Masters 2 - Fightcard, resultats. Archived June 25, 2014, at the Wayback Machine.
  17. ^ Monte Carlo Fight Masters Results Archived July 7, 2014, at the Wayback Machine.
  18. ^ "WKN France: Yohan Lidon Wins WKN World Title at Dark Fights 2: Capital Fights". World Kickboxing Network Official Website. 
  19. ^ Parviz Iskenderov. "Yohan Lidon Scores L'Equipe 21 KO of the Year". Fightmag. 
  20. ^ Parviz Iskenderov. "Yohan Lidon Defends WKN Title in the City of Rich & Famous". Fightmag. 
  21. ^ Parviz Iskenderov. "Dubai Fight results: Lidon defends WKN title, Bennoui new champion". Fightmag. 
  22. ^ Parviz Iskenderov. "Yohan Lidon victorious at kickboxing series Dark Fights: Capital Fights 2". Fightmag. 
  23. ^ Sloan, Mike (June 10, 2017). "Yoann Kongolo Dominates Yohan Lidon in Glory 42 SuperFight Series Main Event". Sherdog. Retrieved July 17, 2017. 
  24. ^ Iskenderov, Parviz (July 16, 2017). "Fight Night Saint Tropez: Lidon faces Kroger in WKN title defense". Fightmag. Retrieved July 17, 2017. 
  25. ^ DUBAI FIGHT - LIDON et BENNOUI encore Champions du Monde ! - Résultats et Vidéos
  26. ^ Yohan Lidon Defends WKN Title in the City of Rich & Famous
  27. ^ WKN France: Yohan Lidon Wins WKN World Title at Dark Fights 2: Capital Fights
  28. ^ Panom Top King vs Yohan Lidon
  29. ^ A1 WCC Lyon - Résultats Live Archived November 26, 2014, at the Wayback Machine.(in French)
  30. ^ http://boxemag.com/index.php/kick-boxing/item/boxemag-awards-2014-lidon-meksen-salvador-sana-et-sittichai-vainqueurs-des-votes[permanent dead link]
  31. ^ RESULTATS DU WEEK END !(in French)
  32. ^ Jerome Le Banner oprašta se protiv Mauricea Jacksona (in Croatian)
  33. ^ Thailand: 4 - France: 3 at the MUAY THAI LEAGUE
  34. ^ "Yohan Lidon, Houcine Bennoui Victorious at La Nuit des Challenges 10 in Lyon". www.thefightgame.tv. Retrieved 2011-06-06. 
  35. ^ "WBC Muay Thai World Championship Muay Thai results". www.thefightgame.tv. Retrieved 2007-09-08. 
  36. ^ "14th World Carp Classic 2012", fishingandhuntingtv.com, September 18, 2012.
  37. ^ (in French) "Un gros poisson pour Lidon", karatebushido.com, September 13, 2012.

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