Gilbert
Yvel
36-16-1, 1NC( W-L-D )
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Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 14 fights.
Record: 36-16-1, 1NC
Summary: Kicks, knees, world-class experience

Fighter Info

Nickname: The Hurricane
From: Amsterdam Holland
Age: 39
Height: 6' 2" ( 187 cm )
Weight: 225 lb ( 102 kg )

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
81
44% Successful
36
Types of Successful Strikes
0
36
22%
14%
64% Ground
8
5
23
Striking Defense
50
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
1
Not Available
0
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
2
1
3
Takedown Defense
26
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided

Biography


Training: Running in the morning, Thai pads, wrestling. Weight training and sprints in the evening, Thai pads.

When and why did you start training for fighting? When I was 14, I started training a little kickboxing in Holland. When I was 20, I went to Amsterdam and I started training with Lucien Carbin. I had my first fight after that.

Do you have any heroes? Mike Tyson is my hero.

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? When I was young I always wanted to be a school gym teacher, so I went to school to be a teacher. Then I decided I wanted to be a kickboxer, so I went to Amsterdam and I became a world champion. From there, all the good guys went to Japan to fight, so I wanted to do that and I did. Then the UFC got big, so I wanted to move to the States and fight in the UFC. So this is one of my dreams and I’m very happy. Now I want to prove myself and become a champion.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? No

What was your job before you started fighting? Bouncer

Ranks in any martial arts styles: Purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Favorite grappling technique: Toe hold

Favorite Striking technique: Knees and kicks
 

Career

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