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Sam Greco

Updated: 2008-11-03
Sam Greco

Facts

Country Australia Age 49
Club Team Greco Height 192 cm / 6.3"
Style Karate Weight 112 kg / 247 lbs
Categories WGP

Titles
* 6 time Australia Full Contact Karate Champion * Commonwealth Karate Champion 1989-1991 * Karate World Cup Champion 1994 * WAKO Pro World Super Heavyweight Champion * WAKO Pro Muay Thai World Super Heavyweight Champion

Results Total Win KOs Loss Draw
K1 Fights 21 12 7 9 0
Other Fights 4 3 2 1 0
Statistics 25 60% 36% 40% 0

Description

Sam "Slam 'em" Greco (born May 3, 1967) is a retired Australian kickboxer and mixed martial artist who fought in Kyokushin karate, professional kickboxing, and K-1 tournaments. He was also the first Australian to sign a deal with the WCW.

Biography & Career

When growing up in Melbourne, Australia Sam's Italian-born father Vittorio encouraged him to get involved with soccer from an early age and Sam became the youngest player ever to sign up with the Australian premier league team Juventus. He played as well for Heidelberg football club in Germany.

Sam had his K-1 debut in 1995 at K-1 Hercules. Following year he appeared in his first K-1 World Grand Prix tournament where he suffered his first loss in semifinals against popular Japanese kickboxer Musashi.

During the next decade he fought against the best fighters in a world. Andy Hug, Jerome Le Banner, Branko Cikatic, Mike Bernardo Ray Sefo and Peter Aerts to name a few.

After retiring in 2005 from professional competition, Sam Greco currently works as trainer for other fighters, including Bob Sapp.

He has also appeared occasionally in Hollywood movies as a actor, fight consultant and martial arts advisor.

Information from Wikipedia


Eye witness reports / Comments

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Ali (322 posts)
Posted: 2008-11-26 at: 07:02
very agressive fighter
Amirele (9 posts)
Posted: 2010-05-16 at: 06:42
i wouldn t agree about his agressiveness! He could have a better k1 record if he fought more aggressive against the other K1 legends! Still he was one of the top!
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