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Francisco Filho

Updated: 2010-01-29
Francisco Filho


Country Brazil Age 46
Club Kyokushin Kaikan Height 186 cm / 6.1"
Style Karate Weight 108 kg / 238 lbs
Categories WGP

* 1991 5th Kyokushin World Tournament Best 16 * 1995 Hundred Men Kumite Completed * 1995 6th Kyokushin World Tournament 3rd Place * 1997 1st Kyokushin World-wide Heavyweight Champion * 1997 K-1 World Grand Prix 1997 3rd Place * 1999 7th Kyokushin World Tournament Champion * 2000 K-1 World Grand Prix 2000 in Yokohama Champion * 2001 K-1 World Grand Prix 2001 Finalist

Results Total Win KOs Loss Draw
K1 Fights 24 15 9 7 2
Other Fights 0 0 0 0 0
Statistics 24 63% 38% 29% 2


Francisco Filho is an emensily popular fighter with wins over some of the best in the world including Ernesto Hoost and Andy Hug. He is very respected in the Kyokushin contingent and the K-1 world.



Francisco Filho made his proffessional fighting debut at the K-1 Dreams tournament against the legendary Kyokushin and Seido Kaikan Fighter Andy Hug. This was their second encounter the first being at the 1991 Kyokushin world tournament that resulted in a KO victory for Filho. The second fight was also won by Filho quickly earning the Brazilian a large fan base in the K-1 world as well as making him one of the then top contenders for the K-1 heavy weight championship title. Filho has since held championship titles in both K-1 as well as in IKO-Kyokushin Kaikan. He has not taken part in any major competition since 2004 but remains active developing young fighters and in overseeing Brazil’s Kyokushin national team.


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Sidekick (492 posts)
Posted: 2008-04-22 at: 08:06
Too bad we don't see Fllho fight anymore....why doesn't he anyway?
Daniel, Sweden reporter (2501 posts)
Posted: 2008-07-09 at: 09:09
I think that his age is the deciding factor his his absense from K-1, but you can often see him commentating or standing in Glaubes corner...

Anyway another legendary K-1 fighter.
Sidekick (492 posts)
Posted: 2008-07-15 at: 12:16
I realy liked his fighting style. He participated in the 100 man fighting competition (kumite) and was still standing after having fought 100 men!!!
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