Melvin Manhoef is the most lethal stand-up fighter on the planet between 85-90kg.
There is no two ways about it.
The former Cage Rage light-heavyweight champion in MMA, and essentially 85kg world champion in the K-1 rules kickboxing world (champion of It’s Showtime, and fighting in an era with only MAX and heavyweight weight divisions in K-1) is absolutely savage on his feet; he has the speed and technique of a top notch Muay Thai fighter, but thrown with lethal ferocity and tenacious aggression to boot. Sadly, in MMA at least, his lack of grappling acumen is his downfall.
But he’ll always be a fan favourite.
Here is his fight against capable Korean middleweight fighter Jae Young Kim.
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