Yohan Lidon

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Yohan Lidon
Born (1983-03-07) March 7, 1983 (age 34)
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 12 (1998–present)
Kickboxing record
Total 128
Wins 92
By knockout 55
Losses 35
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 2 November 2015, he is ranked the #8 welterweight in the world by GLORY.[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]

Titles and achievements[edit]

  • 2016 WKN Kickboxing Oriental Rules Super Middleweight World Champion 79.4 kg (175 LBS) (1st Defense) [21]
  • 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)[22]
  • 2016 WMC World Super Middleweight (-79 kg) Champion [23]
  • 2015 I.S.K.A. K1 Rules World -76.8 kg Champion
  • 2014 A1 WGP Tournament Champion -75 kg [24]
  • 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[25]

Kickboxing record[edit]

Kickboxing record

Legend:   Win   Loss   Draw/No contest   Notes

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Yohan Lidon profile". fr.muaythaitv.com/. Retrieved 2011.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  2. ^ "Fighters Rankings". gloryworldseries.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. ^ Yohan Lidon Defends WKN Title in the City of Rich & Famous
  22. ^ WKN France: Yohan Lidon Wins WKN World Title at Dark Fights 2: Capital Fights
  23. ^ Panom Top King vs Yohan Lidon
  24. ^ A1 WCC Lyon - Résultats Live Archived November 26, 2014, at the Wayback Machine.(French)
  25. ^ http://boxemag.com/index.php/kick-boxing/item/boxemag-awards-2014-lidon-meksen-salvador-sana-et-sittichai-vainqueurs-des-votes[permanent dead link]
  26. ^ RESULTATS DU WEEK END !(French)
  27. ^ Jerome Le Banner oprašta se protiv Mauricea Jacksona (Croatian)
  28. ^ Thailand: 4 - France: 3 at the MUAY THAI LEAGUE
  29. ^ "Yohan Lidon, Houcine Bennoui Victorious at La Nuit des Challenges 10 in Lyon". www.thefightgame.tv. Retrieved 2011-06-06. 
  30. ^ "WBC Muay Thai World Championship Muay Thai results". www.thefightgame.tv. Retrieved 2007-09-08. 

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