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How many fighters have both ADCC and K-1/Boxing credentials?

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  1. EGarrett Silver Belt

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    Overeem won the ADCC European Trials for his weight in 2005 and was the 2010 K-1 Grand Prix Champion.

    How many other fighters have a similar record? Both a legit grappling tournament victory and a K-1, Muay Thai or Boxing Title?
     
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    I think Overeem is the only one that held both such prestigous titles.

    I remember him submitting Hunto in Pride. Very well rounded fighter.
     
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    Stipe is a NCAA division 1 wrassler and a golden gloves amateur boxing champion. Very impressive credentials imo.
     
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    There aren't that many who jump around between kickboxing, grappling and MMA that much, but a bunch of striking specialist have done well in grappling also. Aldo beat Cobrinha, Machida beat Rafael Lovato, Vitor has done well against some good guys at ADCC.
     
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    So is Sonnen
     
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    The Nogueira brothers have accomplishments in boxing and ADCC. But, neither of them has accomplishments in both.
     
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    Belfort has a bronze medal in ADCC absolute division and is 1-0 as a pro boxer
     
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    Qualifying for ADCC >>>>> NCAA Div I Wrestling


    K-1 Champion >>>>>>>>>>> Golden Gloves Amateur Champ
     
  10. Grill master Sherbro

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    Thanks for the clarification there champ.

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    tom "big cat" erikson
     
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    Noone as far as I remember. Reem's skill set is stellar.
     
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    Brock Lesnar was the WWE Champion and UFC heavy weight champion.

    That's better imo.
     
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    Winning the 2010 GP was huge, but the European ADCC Trial in 2005 being a great accomplishment has to be a joke.

    Watch the videos, the level was so low that by today standards it's embarrassing.
    Grappling evolved so much, especially in Europe, that tournament was composed of pioneers of grappling, i think there even was Latifi brother if i remember correctly.
     
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    Kurt Angel was WWE champion and Olympic gold medalist
     
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    Not sure of the exact credentials, and obviously Kharitonov did not have the striking credentials the equal of a K-1 champion, but he has some credentials in both submission grappling, in Boxing and in KB.

    He flat out is a more well rounded fighter than Reem, and it clearly showed in his tooling of The Reem in their fight.

    In fact, I think most would say that LITERALLY turning your back and RUNNING away from an opponent and getting obliterated by a punch to the back of the head (Not illegal due to Overeem's actions being a DQ in pure striking) proved that Reems striking simply was not on the level of Sergies!.

    That gif is worth $1,000,000 and proves credentials are not the end all.
     
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    Oh I didn't know it was the European ADCC, I assumed all ADCCs were in Abu Dhabi
     
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    Eric Bradley was a D1 NCAA All American (multiple times IIRC) and an NCAA Boxing Champion. Not same level but still kinda cool.
     
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    Brock beat Kurt Angle for the WWE Championship though...

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    Abu Dhabi ADCC >>>>>>>>> European ADCC
     

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