I'm positive everyone knows that the UFC will be coming to Sweden, and its already happening the 14th of April. I'd like you to meet one of our legends, the greatest kickboxer Scandinavia has ever seen,
Jörgen "The Last Viking" Kruth. He have been fighting most of his kickboxing career in K-1 and at Heavyweight with a total record of 71 Wins (T)KO's, 39 Decisions), 14 Losses, and lately Kruth have been focusing more on his MMA career. He had his first fight early 2009 and thus far into his career he is 5 - 0, with all bouts ended in the first round, with a combined time of 9 minutes and 35 seconds.
I'll start off with some of the positive things about Kruth, he is as I mentioned a very decorated kickboxer, to be more specific he's got his base in Muay Thai. He got the feared "K-1 level striking". He used to fight at Heavyweight when he was the WMC Super Heavyweight Muay Thai World Champion, but he has since moved down to Light Heavyweight (205). He's a tall man, 6'2" and has a nice reach aswell. I would say that his strenghts are his fast kicks, hard knees and sharp ellbows.
Jörgen Kruth vs Paul Slowinski K-1
Jörgen Kruth vs Azem Maksutaj K-1 (fight starts 4:05)
Jörgen Kruth vs Tadas Levickas MMA (a beautiful full mount transition into triangle choke against a can for you)
Jörgen Kruth vs Little boy?
He have through the years (I'm not sure how many exactly) trained with Team Quest, and improving the striking of Dan Henderson. You can only assume that he picked up a thing or two about wrestling down there, and had some elite sparring. However, the sad side of this is that the man is 37 years old. So it will be interesting to see how his conditioning will be, so far its been questionable but not really tested. He have finished all his fights within the first round, but not against anymore worth mentioning.
He will be facing Cyrille Diabate in UFC Sweden the 14th of April. Which is a fantastic fight for Jörgen, and the fans fortunate enough to see it. No doubt the first round will be great, and then one can only hope that the two old strikers will be able to keep the pace and deliver.