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Remy Bonjasky

Updated: 2012-07-04
Remy Bonjasky


Country Netherlands Age 41
Club Mejiro Gym Height 192 cm / 6.3"
Style Muay Thai Weight 108 kg / 238 lbs
Website http://www.remybonjasky.com/ Categories WGP

* 2008 K-1 World Gp champion * 2004 K-1 World GP champion * 2003 K-1 World GP champion * 2003 K-1 World GP in Las Vegas champion * 1999 WPKA World Super Heavyweight Muay Thai champion * 1998 KO Power Tournament runner-up * 1998 IPMTF European Super Heavyweight champion

Results Total Win KOs Loss Draw
K1 Fights 49 39 18 10 0
Other Fights 0 0 0 0 0
Statistics 49 80% 37% 20% 0


Remy "The Flying Gentleman" Bonjasky (born January 10, 1976 in Paramaribo, Suriname) is a Muay Thai fighter from the Netherlands, and two-time K-1 World Grand Prix champion in Japan. He is famous for his excellent defense, powerful kicks, and knee attacks.


Bonjasky was born in Suriname, and moved to the Netherlands when he was 5 years old.

Bonjasky was involved in soccer during his teens, but when he broke his leg he chose to stop playing. At the age of 18, when a friend brought him to a Muay Thai gym (Mejiro Gym) to "see who is the best", Bonjasky decided to stay and train and eventually fell in love with Muay Thai.

Bonjasky had his first fight at the age of 19 against an established Dutch mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter named Valentijn Overeem. Bonjasky won by TKO. From this moment on he quit his job as a network operator and focused on training full time.

Remy Bonjasky made his K-1 debut against an established K-1 fighter, Ray Sefo. Despite the odds he won the fight by TKO.


On December 6, 2003 at the K-1 World Grand Prix 2003 quarter-finals in Tokyo, Japan, Bonjasky was matched up against Australian fighter Peter "The Chief" Graham. Remy won the fight by a TKO in the first round. In semi-finals Cyril Abidi fell victim of The Flying Gentleman's flying knee attacks, and after defeating Musashi in the tournament finals by unanimous decision Bonjasky was crowned the K-1 World champion.

In 2004 he accumulated wins over Tsuyoshi Nakasako, Francois Botha, Aziz Khattou and ex-sumo champion Chad "Akebono" Rowan.

On December 4, 2004 at the K-1 World Grand Prix 2004, with three decision wins over Ernesto Hoost, Francois Botha and Musashi, Bonjasky successfully defended his K-1 WGP title.

He presented himself on November 19, 2005 for the K-1 World Grand Prix 2005 finals in Tokyo, to keep his title for a third consecutive year, but was stopped by Semmy Schilt's knee strikes in the tournament's semi-finals.

In 2006, after his divorce and change of trainers, he came back to the K-1 World Grand Prix 2006 finals. In his quarter-final match against German fighter Stefan Leko, Bonjasky got hit in the groin twice in the first round and the fight was postponed for 30 minutes. When the bout resumed, Bonjasky still managed to win the fight by a unanimous decision. However, because of a persisting injury to the groin, he was not able to continue the tournament and was replaced by Peter Aerts.
Remy-Bonjasky Source:www.postproduktie.nl

Near the end of July 2007 Bonjasky helped Dutch police in the arrest of two British criminals. The two men had shot darts at passers-by with a rifle while they were on the move in a van. Bonjasky was their last victim, and after having been hit by the dart he pursued the van in a cab and proceeded to call the police who managed to arrest the criminals. Following the arrest, Bonjasky received a medal for this courageous and honorable act. In addition he could declare the costs of the cab.

On September 29, 2007 Bonjasky had a rematch with Stefan Leko at the K-1 World GP 2007 in Seoul Final 16 event. He won the fight in a controversial stoppage during the first round after landing his trademark flying knee strike. The win qualified him for the K-1 World Grand Prix 2007 Finals which were held on December 8, 2007 at the Yokohama Arena in Japan.[1]

At the K-1 World Grand Prix 2007 Finals, Remy Bonjasky faced fellow Dutch Muay Thai fighter Badr Hari. He won that fight by point decision. In the semi-finals he faced Dutch legend Peter Aerts, who he lost to, leaving him as eliminated.

Bonjasky started off 2008 by knocking out Melvin Manhoef in Amsterdam, Volk Atajev in Tapei and majority decision over Paul Slowinski in the K-1 16 to qualify for his 6th Grand Prix appearance.

When his quarterfinal opponent, Jerome Lebanner had to retire from the fight due to his arm injury from 2002 he went on to knock out Gokhan Saki in the semi-final. He then won his 3rd K-1 title after Badr Hari was disqualified for a unsportsmanship foot stomp on Bonjasky while he was down in the second round. Hari was originally issued a yellow card but was eventually disqualified after the doctor said Remy had double vision, and could not continue.

At the selection for the K-1 World Grand Prix 2009 Final Remy was challenged by Errol Zimmerman. Remy won with his third consecutive unanimous decision win. In the Semi Finals he met his nemesis Semmy Schilt. After knocking down his taller opponent he was knocked out by a right cross at the end of the first round.

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ruderko (89 posts)
Posted: 2007-08-08 at: 02:13
GO remy!!! perfect fighting style!!!
TOTCD (47 posts)
Posted: 2007-10-21 at: 12:27
He's this years best fighter IMO
Nejc (136 posts)
Posted: 2007-12-27 at: 09:37
He flies through the air with the greeatest of ease, he hits with his hands and he hits with his knees--Eurosport fight club comentator always says that, and oh boy is he right :D
Sidekick (492 posts)
Posted: 2008-04-22 at: 09:02
After a long period of personal issues, we really hope Remy will be back for a 100% action!
rene (42 posts)
Posted: 2008-05-13 at: 06:03
the flying gentlemen
Armin (2 posts)
Posted: 2008-07-10 at: 09:37
Remy u´r the best !!!!!!!!!
Daniel, Sweden reporter (2501 posts)
Posted: 2008-07-10 at: 09:11
What a great fighter, seems to controll all elements of fighting 100%, and dosent seem to have any real weaknesses.
Pablo (795 posts)
Posted: 2008-08-01 at: 03:04
the true champion of survival
Ali (322 posts)
Posted: 2008-11-26 at: 07:00
great defense, and good kicks. He should be in the finals this year but will eventually lose to either Aerts or Hari
Kim, Editor (1548 posts)
Posted: 2009-01-31 at: 12:34
One of the most strategical fighters in K-1 WGP in my opinion. Great fighter and champion! Best of luck to you Remy 2009!
Daphne (3 posts)
Posted: 2009-02-02 at: 11:30
Almost always exciting to watch, great fighter, and his decency is priceless!
Would love to see him winning 2009 , controversy free !!
TOTCD (47 posts)
Posted: 2009-03-29 at: 10:48

hahaha , didn't go as you planned .
hasham hamza (1 posts)
Posted: 2009-04-25 at: 04:06

all the best
asfranco88 (346 posts)
Posted: 2009-08-03 at: 07:07
he is the king of the ring in the K1
Aryo (18 posts)
Posted: 2010-01-29 at: 02:18
Excellent defense, good luck, tremendous high kicks and knee strikes
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