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Brian Douwes

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Other names  Bad Ass
Trainer  Gilbert Ballantine
Trained by  Gilbert Ballantine
Nationality  Dutch
Name  Brian Douwes
Draws  2
Division  Heavyweight
Height  1.88 m
Losses  23
Style  Muay Thai
Weight  100 kg

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Born  November 21, 1987 (age 28) Beverwijk, Netherlands (1987-11-21)
Team  Colosseum Top Team Beverwijk

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Brian "Bad Ass" Douwes (born November 21, 1987 in Beverwijk, North Holland) is a Dutch kickboxer fighting out of Team Spirit formerly known as Top Team Beverwijk in Beverwijk. He competed in K-1, Enfusion Live and SUPERKOMBAT.


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As of 1 May 2017, he is ranked the #10 light-heavyweight in the world by Combat Press.

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Biography and career

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Brian Douwes was born in Beverwijk, North Holland. He started training Muay Thai when he was 14 years old, under the guidance of former world champion Gilbert Ballantine, Hans Nijman, Dick Vrij. He made his K-1 debut on the undercard of K-1 World MAX 2006 Netherlands tournament against Sander Duyvis winning the fight by unanimous decision.

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Douwes made his breakthrough at the K-1 World GP 2008 in Amsterdam when he knocked out James McSweeney in the first round and entered the tournament as the reserve fighter after Freddy Kemayo had to pull out due to an injury. His opponent in the semi finals was Zabit Samedov, Douwes took the fight to the extra round but lost the evenly fought battle by unanimous decision.

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He returned to winning ways with a KO Win over Fikri Ameziane on January 25, 2014 at Enfusion Live 13 – Eindhoven, Netherlands. Both traded punches at the center of the ring early in the first round, making lots of damage each other. Trading continued in second when a short right to the jaw of Ameziane made judge to count, Douwes finished the fight in third round at 2:55 with a right hand that caught Ameziane as he came forward.

He defeated Srdjan Seles via decision at GFC Series 1 in Dubai, UAE on May 29, 2014.


On February 28, 2015 at Differ Ariake in Tokyo, Japan Douwes participated at the first hybrid MMA tournament called Ganryujima and broadcast on Fuji 1 Sports. The idea of tournament was basically exactly like the Kumite in Bloodsport. He represented kickboxing alongside 8 man from different fight styles, the other being Judo, Karate, Capoeira, Senegalese Wrestling, Sumo, MMA, Shuai Jiao, Combat Sambo, there was also American footballer. Douwes won tournament defeating Kamen Georgiev (Combat Sambo), Han Wula (MMA/Shuai Jiao) and Amaramend Boldo (MMA/Sumo) all by first round KO.

Titles and achievements

  • 2017 A1 WCC Heawyweight Qualification Tournament Runner Up
  • 2017 WFL Light Heavyweight Tournament Champion
  • 2014 W.F.C.A. European K1 Super Heavyweight Champion +95 kg
  • 2009 The Challenger tournament champion
  • 2008 Planet Battle tournament finalist
  • 2008 K-1 World GP in Amsterdam semi finalist
  • References

    Brian Douwes Wikipedia