Watch Svetislav Nikolajev take on Peter Grajcar at Hard Knocks Fighting Championship’s HK50 – Live on GFL.Tv
Svetislav Nikolajev has no desire to strive for the UFC, get famous, or any other goals that typical fighters have. Svetislav Nikolajev works, trains, sweats and bleeds just because he wants to fight. Nikolajev began martial arts when he was a young child, before most people knew what martial arts were. At the age of six, he started learning Japanese Jiu Jitsu, later moving on to kick boxing and Muay Thai. From there, he began his fighting career.
Svetislav competed in more than 30 kick boxing fights. He only started fighting in mixed martial arts because he saw a commercial for a reality show called Ring of Fire, similar to The Ultimate Fighter. He applied for the show, made it and made it all the way to the final. He lost only in the final fight to Bojan “Serbian Steel” Velickovic who is now fighting in the UFC.
Svetislav’s professional MMA record is 3-3. He is 32 years old and has been a professional fighter for more than ten years. The age of 32 would seem old compared to many of the new fighters rising in MMA, but he is just as dangerous.
Svetislav has knocked out half of his opponents because of his incredible striking skill and power, and years of professional kick boxing experience. One of his MMA losses was a decision and the other two were submissions, which the Serbian attributes to the scarcity of training available to him in his home country.
Svetislav puts hours of blood, sweat and tears into MMA because he wants to fight. Not because he wants to make a career, become famous or any other typical goal of today’s MMA fighters; his desire to challenge himself is enough to motivate him through all of his hours of training and hard work.
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