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    Are there any known wrestle-boxers who isn't American?

    Just noticed that all wrestle-boxers in the UFC constantly mentioned in Sherdog are Americans. As a fan of the sport, I only trained in 2 combat sports: Greco and Boxing. I don't know squat about BJJ or Muay Thai, or any other martial art. And I am not an American.

    Can't think of any non-American who is known as a wrestle-boxer in the UFC.
     
  2. waiguoren Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    You could say John Hathaway is a boxer wrestler I suppose
     
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    Yoel Romero, Glover Teixeira, Ilir Latifi, Alexey Oliynyk
     
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    Rafael Dos Anjos is pretty solid in these two domains, wouldn't say that's all he got tho.
     
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    These days, Rafael dos Anjos
     
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    That's a lot of names already. I must be wrong then lol
     
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    Gomi is borderline because he has shown very good kicks in certain fights, like vs against Pulver, Ludwig.. but his offense is mostly about landing the hands.
     
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    Came to say this! This guy is definitely going places.
     
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    gomi is solid answer. came from collegiate wrestling background, dominated early opponents in shooto via gnp , then in pride started punching fools.

    kawajiri would be similar.
     
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    All the dagestanis. I know they train in Sambo, but they definitely have a wrestle-boxer style
     
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    Khabib ?
     
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    Kid Yamamoto would be my answer. Came from a wrestling background (tried out for the Olympics), but relied mostly on his boxing and insane power. Glover is a good answer too, though he has solid BJJ.
     
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    Alexander Karelin, greco roman wrestler an boxer too.
     
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    Khabib even though his boxing isn't great.
     
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    Babalu.... I'm going old school like when I suggested Don Frye in the other thread.
     
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