Joachim Hansen Biography: Joachim B. Hansen is a retired Norwegian MMA fighter. He began his career with FinnFight before going to Shooto, where he became the first Scandinavian to hold an MMA world championship after defeating Takanori Gomi in the Shooto World Lightweight Championship in 2003.
Joachim Hansen Biography
Joachim Hansen Biography: Hansen was born in Oslo, Norway, on May 26, 1979, to a Norwegian father and a Scottish mother. In addition to his fighting profession, he drives an oil tanker. Hansen became interested in martial arts after viewing Jackie Chan films as a child, and he began training in Brazilian jiu-jitsu when he was 19 years old. He is good friends with John Olav Einemo, a former UFC fighter and Norwegian Brazilian jiu-jitsu specialist.
Joachim Hansen Wiki
|Date Of Birth||May 26, 1979|
|Birth Place||Oslo, Norway|
|Profession||Mixed Martial Artist|
|Net Worth||$5 Million|
What is Joachim Hansen Net Worth?
According to Wikipedia, Forbes, and Business Insider, Joachim Hansen has a net worth of $5 million.
Joachim Hansen MMA Career
Joachim “Hellboy” Hansen began his career competing for the Finnish promotion FinnFight before transferring to the Finnish branch of Shooto. His performance won him a ticket to Shooto’s 2002 year-end program, where he faced Takumi Nakayama, who had 14 fights under his belt then. Hansen received the majority decision. Hansen’s performance impressed Shooto veteran Rumina Sato, who later challenged Hansen following the match.
Three months later, the two fought again, with Hansen defeating the Japanese fighter in two minutes via TKO. This victory awarded him a title opportunity against Shooto Lightweight Champion Takanori Gomi, undefeated then (14-0). After the fight went the distance, Hansen became the Shooto Lightweight Champion and the first Scandinavian to hold an MMA global title. Hansen’s first title defense was against another unbeaten fighter, Vitor Ribeiro, who won by knockout in the second minute of the second round.
Hansen entered the 2008 Dream Lightweight Grand Prix tournament on March 15, 2008. In the tournament’s first round, he fought and defeated the Japanese fighter Kotetsu Boku at Dream 1. The victory qualifies him for a quarterfinal bout at Dream 3 against Eddie Alvarez. The audience gave Hansen and Alvarez an ovation for their “outstanding fights” after their bout. After a close bout, Alvarez was awarded a unanimous decision and advanced to the final round of the 2008 Dream 5: Lightweight Grand Prix. The fight was described as “a fifteen-minute war” and a “fight of the year candidate” by MMAWeekly, while Sherdog dubbed it an “exciting fifteen-minute war” and an “epic battle.”
Hansen fought Bibiano Fernandes on March 22, 2010, for the Dream Featherweight Championship at Dream 13. A split decision decided the match. Hansen was defeated by Hiroyuki Takaya at Dream 14 by Knockout on May 29, 2010. Hansen defeated Hideo Tokoro at Dream 16 on September 25 with a Triangle Choke submission in 2:48 of the first round. Returning to Scandinavia, Hansen fought Usama Aziz on October 29, 2010, at Superior Challenge 6. Hansen defeated Aziz via submission in the second round at 3:47.
Hansen fought Mitsuhiro Ishida at Dream: Fight for Japan! On May 29, 2011. Hansen won via a split decision. Hansen fought Tatsuya Kawajiri at featherweight on September 24 at Dream 17 at Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan. In the third round, he was defeated by submission. Despite a nearly two-year absence, Hansen faced Doo Won Seo (on a six-fight winning streak) at ROAD FC 11 in Seo’s hometown of Seoul, South Korea. At 2:24, he defeated Seo in the second round via submission (arm triangle grip).