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Mike Zambidis

Updated: 2011-04-04
Mike Zambidis


Country Greece Age 36
Club Mega Gym Height 167 cm / 5'6"
Style Kickboxing Weight 70 kg / 155 lbs
Website www.ironmikezambidis.com Categories MAX

1996 Greek Boxing Champion 1997 I.S.K.A. Balkan Champion 1998 World PROFI Europe Champion 2000 WOKA World Champion 2002 King of the Ring, Champion 'thaibox tournament' Italy 2002 K-1 World Max Oceania Champion 2003 Kings of the Ring Champion, Italy 2004 A1 World Combat Cup Champion 2005 King of the Ring, Champion, Sydney 2005 WKBF Super-welterweight Champion 2006 Kings of the Ring European Champion

Results Total Win KOs Loss Draw
K1 Fights 36 25 9 11 0
Other Fights 32 28 13 4 0
Statistics 68 78% 32% 22% 0


"Iron" Mike Zambidis (born July 15, 1980) is a Greek kickboxer well respected in the kickboxing community due to his explosive fighting style.


Mike Zambidis has competed across the World. He is a household name in the World of kickboxing. Some of his impressive wins are against Australian's best, John Wayne Parr, Krongsak lek, Billy Mamu, Shannon Forester, Gago Drago, Jenk Behic twice, Gurkan Ozkan twice, and a 2nd round KO of 2002 MAX Champion, Alber Kraus.

Mike's European victories are also a highlight over his career with wins against Wanlop Sosathopan, Bakari Tounkara, Matteo Sciacca, Petr Polak and in 2001 Mike knocked out one off the all time greats Dutch Morrocan Hassan Kassrioui. Mike has also fought Alain Zankifo, Noel Soares, Youness El Mhassani, and Fikri Tijarti. It was then time for Zambidis to have a debut fight in Japan where Tarik Solak arranged for a fight with none other than K-1 World Max 2002 Champion Albert Kraus. Zambidis Knocked out Kraus in the second round of their encounter. 'Iron' Mike Zambidis made his mark on the Japanese audience in dynamite fashion with a devastating knockout victory over MMA prodigy Norifumi "Kid" Yamamoto.


                                         K-1 MAX Tournaments

2003 MAX: Zambidis failed to make it out of the quarter finals, with a decision loss to eventual champion, Masato.

2004 MAX: Once again Mike battle his way into the final 8 just to drop a unanimous decision to Takayuki Kohiruimaki in the quarters.

2005 MAX: Coming off the KO of Norifumi Yamamoto, Mike lost once again to Masato via unanimous decision in the quarters.

2007 MAX: Mike had just beaten the always tough Gago Drago to get into the final 8, but dropped a unanimous decision to Artur Kyshenko in the quarters.

2008 MAX: In the final 16 Zambidis was knocked out by Andy Souwer in the extension round.

2010 MAX: 2010 was  easily Zambidis's most succesfull year at the tournament. To get into the Final 8, Mike went to war with Chahid Oulad El Hoj in what has been called one of the best fights in K-1 history. For the first time in his career, Mike made it out of the quarter finals with a 3rd round KO over the cross dressing Yuchihiro Nagashima. In the semifinals Mike met Giorgio Petrosyan, 2009 tournament winner, and #1 Middle Weight kickboxer in the world. Zambidis gave Petrosyan his toughest fight of the tournament, with many people believing Zambidis had earned an extension round. He lost the fight via unanimous decision, and Petrosyan went on to win the tournament.

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Kim, Editor (1548 posts)
Posted: 2007-02-06 at: 03:57
Found this powerful highlight!..and I´m impressed!
anthony (2 posts)
Posted: 2007-06-22 at: 02:54
true fighter
Pablo (795 posts)
Posted: 2008-04-03 at: 01:51
a nice fighting spirit he's got, he's a real brawler, but technically speaking he's more of a puncher than anything else, don't u think so?
Amirele (9 posts)
Posted: 2009-12-30 at: 11:46
really one of the legends of k1 max!
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