Jairzinho Rozenstruik is a Surinamese mixed martial artist and kickboxer. Jairzinho Rozenstruik is the former SLAMM Soema Na Basi world champion, WLF world championship and Danger Zone world championship kickboxing champion.
Table of Biography
Early Life and Childhood
Jairzinho was born on 17 March 1988, in Paramaribo, Suriname. He started training in kickboxing at the age of seventeen in a local gym. After he played in kickboxing with 76 wins and 64 of those by KO, he transitioned to mixed martial arts in 2012.
Career and Professional Life
At the age of eighteen, Rozenstruik began training in a gym called Rens Project. Furthermore, there he started to take kickboxing lessons and soon discovered by coach Michael Babb (VOS Gym Amsterdam). Guided by Babb, he came out for the House of Legends under the supervision of Ivan Hippolyte.
Rozenstruik started his combat sports career in kickboxing. He accomplished a total of 76 matches with 64 of them by knockout out of 85 he competed in.
Likewise, he made his UFC debut on 2 February 2019 against Junior Albini, replacing injured Dmitry Sosnovskiy, at UFC Fight Night: Assuncao vs. Moraes 2. Later, he overcame the fight via TKO in the second round. He challenged Allen Crowder on 22 June 2019 at UFC Fight Night: Moicano vs. Korean Zombie. He won the match via knockout in round one. This match earned him the Performance of the Night award.
Rozenstruik challenged Andrei Arlovski on 2 November 2019 at UFC 244. He won the match via knockout in round one. He is to challenge Alistair Overeem, replacing Walt Harris due to the ongoing search for his missing step-daughter, on 7 December 2019 at UFC on ESPN7.
Currently, he holds the record for the second-fastest knockout in the heavyweight division against Allen Crowder at the UFC Fight Night.
On March 28, 2020, he was registered to face Francis Ngannou at UFC on ESPN 8. However, due to the 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic, the event has been postponed.
Awards and Net Worth
In May 2012, he won his debut MMA debut fight against Evgeny Boldyrev at DRAKA MMA: Governor’s Cup 7 in Vladivostok, Russia. Similarly, in April 2017, after five years of focusing on his kickboxing career, he got an MMA match versus Engelbert Berbin during a regional promotion in Aruba.
Further, in April 2018, he signed a multi-fight contract with the Rizin Fighting Federation. Meanwhile, in May 2018, Rozenstruik won his promotional debut versus Andrey Kovalev at Rizin FF – Rizin by split decision.
Jarizinho Rozenstruik has an estimated net worth of $1 million. Furthermore, he earns $45,000 per year.
Reflecting on Jarizinho Rozenstruik’s relationship status, he might be single or in a relationship. Likewise, he has two daughters but no detail information is provided regarding his personal life. This kickboxer seems to be quite busy with his professional life.
In August 2014, he was arrested and detained by Royal Netherlands Marechaussee on suspicion of smuggling drugs along with seven other Surinamese in the Netherlands who the group claimed to attend a kickboxing event.
After 14 to 16 months of detention, Rozenstruik was finally released. Eventually, the Dutch authority found seven members of the group had swallowed balls of drugs but Rozenstruik. He was the only kickboxer among the group.
Body Measurement and Social Media
Being a kickboxer, Rozenstruik has an athletic body structure. Moreover, he is 6 feet and 2 inches and weighs 111 kgs. He has a bald head and black eyes.
Nobody is away from the touch of social media nowadays. Hence, boxer Jairzinho Rozenstruik also socially active. He is available on Twitter with 3K followers.