|Born||November 7, 1978|
|Height||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Weight||92 kg (203 lb; 14 st 7 lb)|
|Division||Light Heavyweight (205 lb)|
|Reach||76 in (193 cm)|
|Style||Boxing, Wrestling, BJJ|
|Fighting out of||Copenhagen, Denmark|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Joachim Christensen (born November 7, 1978) is a Danish mixed martial artist. He was the Superior Challenge light heavyweight champion, as well as the German Mixed Martial Arts Championship (GMC) light heavyweight champion. He also competed in the light heavyweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). He currently signed to Absolute Championship Berkut (ACB).
Mixed martial arts career
Christensen fought in European fight circuit and Middle East MMA promotions such as Adrenaline, Fighter Gala and Royal Arena promotions, Hard Fighting Championship, Cage, European MMA, Superior Challenge, German MMA, Abu Dhabi Warriors and M1 Challenge prior joining UFC. He was the Scandinavian and European C-Shoto champion.
Ultimate Fighting Championship
After being one of the top ranked light heavyweight fighter in Europe, Christensen was signed by UFC on late 2016 at the age of 37. Christensen amassed a record of 14-3-0 prior signed by Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).
Christensen was expected to face promotional newcomer Azamat Murzakanov on June 25, 2017 at UFC Fight Night: Chiesa vs. Lee. However, Murzakanov was removed from the fight for undisclosed reasons and replaced by Dominick Reyes. Christensen lost the fight via TKO on round one.
Absolute Championship Berkut
Christensen joined Absolute Championship Berkut (ABC) and his first debut was on November 24, 2017 at ACB 75: Gadzhidaudov vs. Zieliński against Döwletjan Ýaşgymyradow from Turkmenistan. He lost the fight on round one via knock out.
Return To German MMA Championship
After a one fight stint in ACB, Christensen returned to the GMC and faced Stephan Puetz for the GMC light heavyweight championship on March 23, 2019 at GMC 19 in Munich, Germany. He lost the fight via submission in the second round.
Christensen faced Miloš Petrášek at Oktagon 15 on November 9, 2019. He won the fight via majority decision.
Championships and accomplishments
Mixed martial arts
- Superior Challenge
- German MMA Championship
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|23 matches||15 wins||8 losses|
|Win||15–8||Miloš Petrášek||Decision (majority)||Oktagon 15||November 9, 2019||3||5:00||Prague, Czech Republic|
|Loss||14–8||Stephan Puetz||Submission (arm-triangle choke)||German MMA Championship 19||March 23, 2019||2||4:50||Munich, Germany||For the GMC Light Heavyweight Championship.|
|Loss||14–7||Döwletjan Ýagşymyradow||KO (punches)||ACB 75: Gadzhidaudov vs. Zieliński||November 25, 2017||1||1:14||Stuttgart, Germany|
|Loss||14–6||Dominick Reyes||TKO (punches)||UFC Fight Night: Chiesa vs. Lee||June 25, 2017||1||0:29||Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States|
|Loss||14–5||Gadzhimurad Antigulov||Submission (rear-naked choke)||UFC 211||May 13, 2017||1||2:21||Dallas, Texas, United States|
|Win||14–4||Bojan Mihajlović||TKO (punches)||UFC Fight Night: Rodríguez vs. Penn||January 15, 2017||3||2:05||Phoenix, Arizona, United States|
|Loss||13–4||Henrique da Silva||Submission (armbar)||UFC Fight Night: Lineker vs. Dodson||October 1, 2016||2||4:47||Portland, Oregon, United States|
|Win||13–3||Anthony Ruiz||Submission (armbar)||Abu Dhabi Warriors 4||May 24, 2016||1||4:47||Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates|
|Win||12–3||Jonas Billstein||KO (punches)||German MMA Championship 7||November 7, 2015||1||0:58||Castrop-Rauxel, Germany||Won the GMC Light Heavyweight Championship.|
|Win||11–3||Max Nunes||Decision (split)||Superior Challenge 12||May 16, 2015||3||5:00||Malmö, Sweden||Defended the SC Light Heavyweight Championship.|
|Win||10–3||Matti Makela||Decision (unanimous)||Superior Challenge 10||May 3, 2014||3||5:00||Helsingborg, Sweden||Won the vacant SC Light Heavyweight Championship.|
|Win||9–3||Stephan Puetz||Decision (unanimous)||European MMA 8||February 22, 2014||3||5:00||Hovedstaden, Denmark|
|Loss||8–3||Marcus Vänttinen||Decision (unanimous)||Cage 23||September 21, 2013||3||5:00||Vantaa, Finland||For the Cage Light Heavyweight Championship.|
|Win||8–2||Matti Makela||Decision (unanimous)||Royal Arena 2||August 31, 2012||3||5:00||Copenhagen, Denmark|
|Loss||7–2||Maxim Grishin||Decision (unanimous)||M-1 Challenge 32||May 16, 2012||3||5:00||Moscow, Russia|
|Win||7–1||Wojciech Antczak||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Royal Arena 1||March 10, 2012||1||2:15||Hovedstaden, Denmark|
|Win||6–1||Pierre Guillet||Submission (arm-triangle choke)||Fighter Gala 23||October 1, 2011||3||3:55||Copenhagen, Denmark|
|Win||5–1||Ivan Gluhak||KO (punch)||Hard Fighting Championship 3||May 6, 2011||2||3:12||Martigny, Switzerland|
|Win||4–1||Rowan Tol||TKO (punches)||Fighter Gala 16||October 2, 2010||1||4:55||Helsingør, Denmark|
|Loss||3–1||Juha Saarinen||Decision (unanimous)||Adrenaline 4: The New Generation||February 13, 2010||3||5:00||Copenhagen, Denmark|
|Win||3–0||Marek Pilar||TKO (punches)||Fighter Gala 9||August 30, 2009||1||2:18||Hovedstaden, Denmark|
|Win||2–0||Michael Bender||Submission (arm triangle choke)||Adrenaline 2: Rise of the Champions||April 12, 2008||1||1:42||Denmark|
|Win||1–0||Alex Landoni||Submission (triangle choke)||Adrenaline 1: Feel the Rush||May 5, 2007||1||5:00||Hvidovre, Denmark|
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