|Residence Amsterdam, Netherlands|
Name Chris Dolman
Role Martial Artist
|Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
Trained by Jon Bluming
|Born Christiaan Dolman
February 17, 1945 (age 70)
Amsterdam, Netherlands (1945-02-17) |
Weight 273 lb (124 kg; 19 st 7 lb)
Style Judo, Sambo, Kyokushin Karate, Greco-Roman Wrestling
Notable students Bas Rutten, Gilbert Yvel, Valentijn Overeem
Similar People Jon Bluming, Dick Vrij, Hans Nijman, Alistair Overeem, Valentijn Overeem
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Christiaan "Chris" Dolman (born February 17, 1945) is a Dutch retired martial artist and professional wrestler. He won a silver medal at the European championship in judo and a gold at the world championship in Sambo, counting as the first non-Russian sambo world champion, and has over 40 national and 10 international championships. He is known for his career in Fighting Network Rings and for his role training several Dutch mixed martial artists and kickboxers, among them Bas Rutten, Alistair and Valentijn Overeem, Gilbert Yvel and Gegard Mousasi.
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- In wrestling
- Greco Roman wrestling
- Professional wrestling
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Dolman's first visit to Japan was in 1976, backing Willem Ruska during his match against Antonio Inoki in New Japan Pro Wrestling. He later competed in a different style fight in Universal Wrestling Federation against Kazuo Yamazaki, and after UWF's demise, he was contacted by Akira Maeda for his Fighting Network Rings promotion. Dolman won the first Rings tournament in 1993 and led the Netherlands stable of fighters, which included Dick Vrij, Gilbert Yvel and other names. His final match was in 1995, defeating Joop Kasteel.
During his stint in Rings, he challenged the Gracie family several times, but according to him and Jon Bluming, they did not answer his letters.
He currently teaches at the Chakuriki/Pancration Gym along with Thom Harinck and leads the RINGS Holland promotion.