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Chi Lewis-Parry

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Chi Lewis-Parry
Born (1983-08-10) August 10, 1983 (age 37)[1]
London, England
Other names"Chopper"
NationalityEnglish
Height6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)[2]
Weight254 lb (115 kg; 18 st 2 lb)
DivisionHeavyweight
Fighting out ofSan Jose, California, United States
TeamAmerican Kickboxing Academy[3]
Years active2011-present
Kickboxing record
Total9
Wins8
By knockout4
Losses1
Mixed martial arts record
Total12
Wins8
By knockout6
By submission2
Losses0
Draws2
No contests2
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

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Chi Lewis-Parry (born 10 August 1983) is an American mixed martial artist currently competing as a heavyweight in the Ultimate Fighting Championship.[4] He has formerly competed for ONE Championship, BAMMA and UAE Warriors, where he was the heavyweight champion.[5]

He is a former kickboxer, competing with Glory and Ultimate Challenge MMA K1, where he was the heavyweight champion.[6]

He is a former basketball player, who played as a forward with the Surrey Scorchers during the 2012 season.[7]

Martial arts career[edit]

Background[edit]

Chi Lewis-Parry trained to be a basketball player as a child, citing Charles Barkley and Michael Jordan as early role models. His dream of playing in the NBA wouldn't come through however. He deemed the offer he received from the Los Angeles Lakers unsatisfactory, saying: "Then they came back with this garbage offer of, I could play in the D-League and they would give me $1,500 a month, which was not much better than I was getting (in the U.K.), but I still had to get my own accommodations." In 2011, at the invitation of his friend, he transitioned into kickboxing.[8]

Early career[edit]

After making his transition into kickboxing in 2011, Lewis-Parry fought under the banner of Ultimate Challenge MMA. Amassing four decision victories, he would eventually become the organization's K1 heavyweight champion.

A year later, he would make his mixed martial arts debut. Still under the banner of Ultimate Challenge MMA, he faced Ollie Beard during UCMMA 26. He won his debut fight, by way of TKO, in the second round.[9]

In his second fight he defeated Nikki Kent by a knee KO, ending the fight after just 8 seconds. In his third fight he submitted David Gregory with a kneebar. He would earn his second career submission win during Kayo MMA 10, submitting Arkadiusz Dorocki with a guillotine choke. The win streak would continue, as he scored a TKO win over Stephen Lambert.

Moving to ONE Championship he faced Alain Ngalani. The bout ended in a no-contest in the first round, after an accidental groin strike.[10] They would rematch two months later. Parry won the bout by way of TKO, after the referee was forced to stop the bout, following a series of unanswered elbows.[11]

Glory Kickboxing[edit]

In his first fight with GLORY, Chi Lewis-Parry entered as a heavy favorite over the South Korean Yong Soo Park. He would prove his favorite status right, as he needed just 25 seconds to put Park away. This would earn him a place in the four-man GLORY heavyweight qualification tournament.[12]

Entering the tournament, Chi would score a first round KO over Demoreo Dennis. He himself would suffer a KO loss in the next round, losing to Xavier Vigney.[13]

He was then set to return to mixed martial arts, as he was supposed to fight for the inaugural ONE Championship Heavyweight title against Brandon Vera. Lewis-Parry was replaced by Paul Cheng shortly before the fight, as he failed to submit his medicals and drug tests for the fight. Lewis Parry has said he had submitted both his drug tests and medicals numerous times before the fight, with ONE failing to contact him for the latest tests. ONE Championship claims otherwise.[14]

After his bid to become the ONE Championship heavyweight champion fizzled out, he returned to Glory, after over a year out of the ring. He was scheduled to face Maurice Greene.[15] He won the fight by KO.

He was next scheduled to rematch Xavier Vigney during Glory 33, but Xavier pulled out due to injury.[16] Lewis Parry defeated the replacement, Anthony McDonald, with a TKO, after the ringside doctor stopped the fight.

Return to mixed martial arts[edit]

Looking to return to MMA, Lewis-Parry signed with BAMMA and was set to face Maurice Jackson.[17] The fight was later cancelled, as Jackson failed his pre-fight medicals. He then fought Stav Economou for the interim BAMMA heavyweight title[18], but the fight ended in a no-contest, due to illegal elbow strikes. His next fight, against Łukasz Parobiec ended in a majority draw, despite Lewis-Parry being the huge betting favorite.

Moving away from BAMMA he fought Ibrahim El Sawi at UAE Warriors 5, winning the bout by way of TKO. He fought a rematch with Łukasz Parobiec, but the fight once again ended in a draw. His last fight outside of the UFC was for the UAE Warriors Heavyweight title, which he secure with an 8 second knockout of Mahmoud Hassan.

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

  • UAE Warriors
    • UAE Warriors Heavyweight Championship (One time)
  • Ultimate Challenge MMA
    • UCMMA K1 Heavyweight Championship (One time)

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 8–0-2 Mahmoud Hassan KO (Punch) UAE Warriors 7 5 July 2019 1 0:08 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates Won the UAE Warriors Heavyweight title.
Draw 7–0-2 Łukasz Parobiec Draw (Decision) Rise of Champions 7 2 March 2019 3 5:00 Brentwood, England
Win 7–0-1 Ibrahim El Sawi TKO (Punches) Abu Dhabi Warriors 5 26 January 2019 2 0:00 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Draw 6–0-1 Lukasz Parobiec Draw (Majority) BAMMA Fight Night London - McKee vs. Brazier 28 June 2018 2 5:00 London, England
NC 6–0 Stav Economou NC (Illegal Elbow Strikes) BAMMA 34 - Lohore vs. Brazier 9 March 2018 1 1:36 London, England For the BAMMA Interim Heavyweight Title
Win 6–0 Alain Ngalani KO (Elbows) One FC 18 - War of Dragons 11 July 2014 1 4:07 Taipei, Taiwan
NC 5–0 Alain Ngalani NC (Accidental Knee to Groin) One FC 16 - Honor and Glory 30 May 2014 1 N/A Kallang, Singapore
Win 5–0 Stephen Lambert TKO (Punches) Heat Sports 2 7 December 2013 1 3:50 Essex, England
Win 4–0 Arkadiusz Dorocki Submission (Guillotine Choke) Kayo MMA 10 7 September 2013 1 0:17 Watford, England
Win 3–0 David Gregory Submission (Kneebar) Colosseum Sports Challengers 2 9 June 2013 1 2:25 Surrey, England
Win 2–0 Nikki Kent KO (Knee) Dynamite Fight Series 4 17 March 2013 1 0:08 Crawley, England
Win 1–0 Ollie Beard TKO (Punches) UCMMA 26 - The Real Deal 5 February 2012 2 1:29 London, England

Kickboxing record[edit]

Kickboxing record (Incomplete)

Legend:   Win   Loss   Draw/No contest   Notes

References[edit]

  1. "Chi Lewis-Parry". Sherdog. Retrieved 7 May 2020.
  2. "Chi Lewis Parry". Glory Kickboxing. Retrieved 7 May 2020.
  3. "American Kickboxing Academy". Tapology. Retrieved 7 May 2020.
  4. "Chi Lewis-Parry". UFC.com. Retrieved 7 May 2020.
  5. "UAE Warriors 7 Results". Fight News Australia. Retrieved 7 May 2020.
  6. "Chi Lewis Parry". Glory Kickboxing. Retrieved 7 May 2020.
  7. "Chi Lewis Parry basketball profile". Eurobasket.com. Retrieved 7 May 2020.
  8. "Basketball player turned MMA fighter and kickboxer Chi Lewis Parry talks about upcoming ONE FC title fight". Fightsports. Retrieved 7 May 2020.
  9. "UCMMA 26 The Real Deal". Sherdog. Retrieved 7 May 2020.
  10. "'CHOPPER' CHI LEWIS-PARRY TALKS ALAIN NGALANI [PART 1]". Five Rounds With The MMA. Retrieved 7 May 2020.
  11. "Alain Ngalani on ONE FC 18, kickboxing career and Hong Kong". Asia MMA. Retrieved 7 May 2020.
  12. "Chi Lewis-Parry: Glory 'Should Be thBiggest Thing in Fight Sports'". Sherdog. Retrieved 7 May 2020.
  13. "GLORY 21: Chi Lewis-Parry vs Xavier Vigney (Full Video)". Youtube. Retrieved 7 May 2020.
  14. "Chi Lewis-Parry: Painting The Dark Side of ONE Championship". Combat Press. Retrieved 7 May 2020.
  15. "Chi Lewis-Parry goes Off on Maurice Greene, Rico Verhoeven and UFC's Jon Jones". MMA Micks. Retrieved 7 May 2020.
  16. "GLORY 33: Chi Lewis-Parry on injured Xavier Vigney: 'he can kiss my balls'". MMA Plus. Retrieved 7 May 2020.
  17. "Chi Lewis-Parry gets Maurice Jackson for BAMMA 31 this September". MMA Charge. Retrieved 7 May 2020.
  18. "Heavyweights Lewis-Parry vs Economou set for an interim title clash". Whoatv. Retrieved 7 May 2020.


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