Lee Hasdell

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Lee Hasdell was born on 13 December, 1966 in Northampton, United Kingdom, is an English kickboxer, combat sport promoter and mixed martial arts fighter. Discover Lee Hasdell’s Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is He in this year and how He spends money? Also learn how He earned most of networth at the age of 54 years old?

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Age54 years old
Zodiac SignSagittarius
Born13 December 1966
Birthday13 December
BirthplaceNorthampton, United Kingdom

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Lee Hasdell Height, Weight & Measurements

At 54 years old, Lee Hasdell height is 6′ 1″ and Weight 205 lbs.

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Weight205 lbs
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He is currently single. He is not dating anyone. We don’t have much information about He’s past relationship and any previous engaged. According to our Database, He has no children.

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Lee Hasdell Net Worth

He net worth has been growing significantly in 2018-19. So, how much is Lee Hasdell worth at the age of 54 years old? Lee Hasdell’s income source is mostly from being a successful . He is from British. We have estimated Lee Hasdell’s net worth, money, salary, income, and assets.

Net Worth in 2020$1 Million – $5 Million
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Timeline of Lee Hasdell


“We managed to sell 3,000 tickets. The council were watching and they realized that they can’t stop this. Milton Keynes’ council became the experts. They knew about the paramedics, the rules and the legal requirements. When other promoters started springing up around the U.K., all the councils went running to Milton Keynes and basically carbon copied all their documentation,”


In 2013, Hasdell became a consultant for the ISKA sanctioned ‘KT-MMA’ promotion.


On 9 March 2012, Hasdell took one of his students to compete at Fighting Network RINGS’s first official event in Japan for ten years. His student defeated K-1 fighter Takayuki Kohiruimaki at RINGS: Reincarnation. The following year, Hasdell took an amateur team to compete at the RINGS: Rings/The Outsider event held on 9 June 2013.


On 23 May 2009, Lee Hasdell took part in the U.M.A. International Open Groundfighting and Grappling Championships. Hasdell achieved Gold in the open weight masters division.

Between 2009-2018, Lee Hasdell was the new and first ISKA UK National Director for MMA.


At the age of 40, after a 3-year hiatus from the sport, Hasdell made his Cage Rage debut at Cage Rage 22 on 14 July 2007, at Wembley Arena in London. He fought Brazilian Mario Sperry in the light-heavyweight division and lost by rear naked choke in the first round. On 1 December 2007, Hasdell fought Italian Ivan Serati at Cage Rage 24. Hasdell lost again by rear naked choke at 1:34 of round 2 in what would be his final professional mixed martial arts bout to date.


Lee Hasdell resumed his mixed martial arts career on 24 April 2004, at Pain and Glory, held at the NEC in Birmingham, England. Now fighting at 92 kg, around 10 kg lighter than his fighting weight in Rings, he defeated Japanese fighter Hiroyuki Ito by knock-out at 0:32 of round 1.


Shortly after competing in his final mixed martial arts bout in Rings, Hasdell competed in a shootboxing match on 2 February 2002, in Tokyo, Japan against French fighter Cyrille Diabate. Hasdell lost by TKO due to referee stoppage at 2:18 of round 4.

In 2002 and 2003, Hasdell promoted the UZI-Cage Combat Evolution series, two mixed martial arts events held in a Cage.


Hasdell returned to compete in the Absolute Class Tournament at Rings World Title Series on 20 October 2001. In the quarter-finals he beat Bulgarian Judo player Georgi Tonkov by flying knee in round 1. On 21 December 2001, in the semi-final of the tournament, Hasdell lost to Fedor Emelianenko by guillotine choke in the first round. This was the first time since 25 October 1997, that Hasdell had submitted due to a submission hold, a total of over four years and 23 bouts (including submission grappling). At the age of 35, Lee Hasdell finished his 6 year career with Rings as the promotion would cease operating from 2002.

On 9 June 2001, Hasdell staged a Grassroots competition featuring grappling, Thai boxing and Rings king of kings bouts.


In 2000, Hasdell was awarded his blackbelt in Ju Jutsu and personally invited by the Prince of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to compete in the ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship on 1 March 2000. Hasdell competed in the +99 kg category and was eliminated by South African Mark Robinson after the match went the distance. On 16 April 2000, Hasdell made another kickboxing comeback at K-1 UK Battle of Britain 2000 held in Birmingham, England. This was the first K-1 event to be held in the United Kingdom. Hasdell defeated world heavyweight kickboxing champion Simon Dore by KO (flying knee) at 0:30 of round 3.

Hasdell returned to mixed martial arts when he travelled to Moscow, Russia on 29 April 2000, to compete in the IAFC – Absolute Fighting Championships. In the first round, Hasdell lost to IAFC champion and eventual winner of the tournament Mikhail Avetisyan due to ground and pound. On 20 May 2000, he returned to Russia where he fought Mikhail Illoukhine at Rings Russia – Russia vs. the World, losing by split decision. Two weeks later Hasdell re-matched Joop Kasteel, this time in the Netherlands. Hasdell lost the fight due to a dislocated shoulder in the opening round after knocking Kasteel down twice early in the match.

He returned six months later on 22 December 2000, and took on Rings veteran Volk Han in the round of 32 of the annual King of Kings tournament. Hasdell lost by TKO in the second round after he suffered an eye injury from one of the punches. On 21 January 2001, Hasdell won the Kamon European Brazilian Jujitsu tournament in London. A week later, Hasdell returned to the Netherlands to fight Sander Thonhauser for a second time. During the bout, Thonhauser kneed Hasdell clean in the face while Hasdell was still on the floor, which is an illegal move; following a retaliation by Hasdell, the match was declared a no contest in the opening round. Hasdell was then scheduled to face British fighter James Zikic on 11 March 2001, at Millennium Brawl 2 but pulled out due to an eye injury he received in training. In August 2001, Hasdell was given an award from Akira Maeda in Japan for his hard work, dedication and contribution to the martial arts worldwide.

In 2000, Lee Hasdell promoted the Ring of Truth series, these were three events featuring Vale Tudo and Rings king of kings bouts, it also featured a Ring of Truth Vale Tudo tournament. These events were again held at the Sanctuary Music Arena in Milton Keynes.

Lee Hasdell founded the Combudo organisation in 2000, and has staged many amateur events since. In 2008, he promoted a professional Combudo event featuring bouts under K-1, kickboxing and Thai boxing rules. The second professional event was held in 2009, and featured mixed martial arts matches. Combudo specialises in modern Japanese Hybrid Budo Martial Arts and fuses together the ethics and spirituality of traditional budo with modern style self-defence and combat sports.


He returned to Japan on 23 April 1999, defeating Ryuki Ueyama due to disqualification and submitting Ricardo Fyeet four months later. On 15 September 1999, Hasdell fought Satoshi Honma in Tokyo, Japan. After twenty minutes, the bout ended in a draw. The following month, Hasdell faced Dave van der Veen for a second time at Total Fight KRG 5 in Milton Keynes, England. Hasdell won by armbar at 1:47 of the first round to retain his U.T.F super-fight heavyweight shootfighting title.

On 28 October 1999, Hasdell competed in the RINGS King of Kings Tournament 1999, in the round of 32 he defeated Achmed Labasanov by TKO in round 2. Hasdell was eliminated in the following round by Brazilian fighter Renato Sobral by unanimous decision. Hasdell became the first British fighter to compete in a major international mixed martial arts tournament. This was the first event in Rings to introduce the King of Kings rules with Vale Tudo gloves, rounds and judges. Hasdell took a break after this tournament to heal an injured knee.

Hasdell also insisted that the sport is adequately controlled and have an amazing safety record. Hasdell’s events were featured on many News programs such as LWT Nightlife, Trevor McDonald’s Tonight programme on 22 July 1999 and also appeared on Johnny Vaughan’s The Big Breakfast show on 15 March 2000.


On 8 March 1998, at Hasdell’s second mixed martial arts event Night of the Samurai, he fought Dutch fighter Sander Thonhauser in a Vale Tudo match, winning by armbar at just 55 seconds of round 1 to win the vacant U.T.F super-fight heavyweight Vale Tudo title. On 29 May 1998, Hasdell fought Hiromitsu Kanehara in Sapporo, Japan. The match went the full thirty minutes and Kanehara was declared the winner due to multiple forced rope escapes. Just over a week later in Utrecht, Netherlands he beat Dutch fighter Dave van der Veen by knock-out in the second round, securing his first victory in Rings Holland.

On 21 September 1998, Hasdell returned to Japan where he defeated Kenichi Yamamoto by KO. On 11 October 1998, Hasdell re-matched Hiromitsu Kanehara, this time at Night of the Samurai II in Milton Keynes, England. After 15 minutes, Hasdell lost again by decision. Later that month, he fought Gilbert Yvel in Heerenveen, Netherlands and was defeated via technical-knockout due to a cut in the first round.

On 20 November 1998, Hasdell began what would be a trilogy of matches with Yasuhito Namekawa. Their first confrontation was held in Osaka, Japan; after twenty minutes it was declared a draw. Their rematch was held on 23 January 1999, at the Budokan Hall in Tokyo, Japan. Hasdell received a yellow card for an illegal punch and failed to knock-out Namekawa after landing multiple knee strikes, losing the contest by decision. The third and final bout was held in Milton Keynes, England at Night of the Samurai III on 7 March 1999. Hasdell was trailing the fight by two points before knocking Namekawa out with a knee strike at 5:55.

Total Fight Forum featured international fighters from Japan, United States, Netherlands, France and Spain. The events were held at the Sanctuary Music Arena and Planet Ice in Milton Keynes, England. Hasdell also promoted many amateur Rings rules and Vale Tudo competitions between 1998 and 1999.


On 2 February 1997, Hasdell made his second appearance for Rings Holland; now with Akira Maeda in his corner, fought Rings veteran Hans Nijman in Amsterdam, Netherlands. This bout ended up having a controversial finish. In the second round Nijman had Hasdell in a guillotine choke, Hasdell grabbed the ropes for a rope escape although the referee did not see it, forcing Hasdell to tap out to break the hold. On 4 April 1997, Hasdell made his debut for Fighting Network RINGS in Tokyo, Japan. He defeated American Sean McCully by guillotine choke at 3:59. Hasdell returned to Tokyo two months later to compete in the Rings light-heavyweight tournament for the divisions inaugural title and lost to Masayuki Naruse in the quarter-finals by submission.

On 5 October 1997, Hasdell promoted his first official mixed martial arts event; the first in the United Kingdom, called Total Fight Night. He would also feature on the card and defeated Dutch karate champion Peter Dijkman by rear naked choke, winning the vacant U.T.F super-fight heavyweight shootfighting title. Later that same month, Hasdell competed in the annual RINGS: Mega Battle Tournament, a 16-man tournament to determine the first ever Rings open-weight champion. In the round of 16, He lost to Joop Kasteel by submission.

On 13 December 1997, Lee Hasdell made a brief return to kickboxing when he entered an 8-man tournament in Prague, Czech Republic. He took on Mirko Filipovic in the quarter-finals and was defeated by TKO (cut) in round 2.

In 1997, Hasdell formed Universal Total-Fight Forum (U.T.F), later known as Total Fight Forum (T.F.F) in conjunction with Rings and would later become President for Rings UK. On 5 October 1997, Hasdell promoted UTF’s first professional event called ‘Total Fight Night’. The show featured Vale Tudo and (Rings rules) shootfighting matches. On 8 March 1998, Hasdell promoted the first in a series of events called Night of the Samurai. The follow up Night of the Samurai II was held on 11 October 1998, and then Night of the Samurai III on 7 March 1999. Hasdell later promoted a fifth event called Total Fight KRG 5 on 3 October 1999. At the time, these were large MMA shows that were said to have changed the face of martial arts in the UK forever.


On 20 April 1996, Hasdell entered the world Oktagon challenge, an eight-man shootboxing tournament held in Milan, Italy. The tournament featured fighters from the United States, Israel, Spain, Netherlands, Nigeria, France and Italy, all representing eight different martial arts. Hasdell represented the UK and the art of freestyle fighting. The event was attended by 14,000 spectators. The rules of the tournament allowed grappling on the ground; wearing ten ounce gloves with thirty seconds of ground fighting. At the time it was considered ‘free-fighting’, a name that originally referred to mixed martial arts. Hasdell went through to the final with two knockouts over American Jeet Kun Do practitioner Scott Dobbs and Italian Judo and Karate champion Paolo Di Clemente. In the final he defeated Andre Mannaart by decision to become the new world Oktagon champion.

Following his Oktagon victory, Hasdell was invited to train at the Rings Dojo in Yokohama, Japan for four weeks. Upon his return he began staging unofficial invitational matches in preparation for his future events and competed in mixed rules matches throughout the year. Hasdell would also fight in a no holds barred match in October 1996.


On 3 September 1995, he became one of the first British fighters to compete in K-1 when he fought South African Duane Van Der Merwe at K-1 Revenge II in Yokohama, Japan. Hasdell, who was significantly smaller than his opponent, lost in the first round by clinch knees.

On 15 October 1995, Lee Hasdell promoted a kickboxing event in Milton Keynes, England which featured three shootfighting contests. The main attraction was a match between Hasdell and American freestyle wrestler Boston Jones. The fight was billed as “The first ultimate shootfight in Britain”. Hasdell won the fight by technical-knockout due to a cut from a knee in round 2. On 18 February 1996, Hasdell made his shootfighting debut for Rings Holland at Kings of Martial Arts against Dutch Thai boxer and multiple time world champion Andre Mannaart. Although the fight ended in a draw, it brought Hasdell to the attention of Akira Maeda, the president of Fighting Network RINGS.

Lee Hasdell promoted multiple amateur and professional kickboxing events between 1993 and 1995. On 15 October 1995, Hasdell promoted Fighting Arts Gala in Milton Keynes. This event featured three shootfighting bouts on a mainly kickboxing stacked card and set the stage for his first official mixed martial arts event in 1997.


In April 1994, Hasdell trained at the Seidokaikan Dojo in Japan, the headquarters for the K-1 organisation. He also attended the K-1 Grand Prix ’94 as a stand by fighter. On 17 October 1994, Hasdell made a move to super-cruiserweight when he defeated French fighter Bruno Fariot by first round knock-out. He later returned to train at the Chakuriki Gym to prepare for his future fights and was ranked no.1 in the Commonwealth ratings. On 15 April 1995, Hasdell fought undefeated American fighter Curtis Schuster for the ISKA world super-heavyweight Muay Thai title in Paris, France. Hasdell lost in the first round via a knee strike.


Hasdell’s quest for the European title began on 28 May 1993, in Katowice, Poland. He fought Paval Rumas for the ISKA European light-heavyweight full contact title and lost by split decision after 10 rounds. Hasdell later moved up to super light-heavyweight and challenged for both the WKA Commonwealth and European Muay Thai titles. He lost the first title fight against Duncan Airlie James due to a cut in October 1993. This bout was only one week removed from originally receiving the cut in a Thai boxing match in Arnhem, Netherlands against Perry Telgt. Still ranked no.1 in Britain, Hasdell fought for the European title on 22 January 1994, against Bob Schrijber at the Olympic Stadium in Moscow, Russia. Hasdell was stopped near the end of the last round due to leg kicks.


Lee Hasdell was first exposed to mixed martial arts in 1992, when teaching kickboxing at a Japanese Boarding School, he began cross training with the Japanese martial arts instructors in Judo, Karate and Jujitsu. Then whilst he was competing at K-1, Hasdell shared a dressing room with the mixed martial artists that were competing that night. They had Vale Tudo and shootfighting bouts on the card, which Hasdell watched with interest and when he returned from Japan, he began grappling.


Hasdell began his professional kickboxing career in January 1989, at the age of 22 as a super-welterweight Thai boxer. In 1991, Lee went over to train at the Gym International and the Chakuriki Gym in Amsterdam, Netherlands. This is where Lee was first introduced to Japanese Kickboxing and Kyokushin methods. On 9 March 1991, Hasdell won the WKA British super-middleweight kickboxing title. The following month he moved up to light-heavyweight and won the B.I.K.M.A British Thai boxing title. He later added the B.I.K.M.A British light-heavyweight freestyle title in 1992. Hasdell remained undefeated as British champion for two years.


Hasdell began his professional career in 1989, as a Muay Thai boxer, becoming a three-time British champion in kickboxing and Thai boxing. In 1995, he became one of the first British fighters to compete in K-1 and soon began crossing over into mixed martial arts as a shootfighter. In 1996, he won the inaugural Oktagon challenge, an eight-man shootboxing tournament held in Milan, Italy. Then in 1997, he made his debut for Fighting Network RINGS in Japan and would compete there until 2001. His final mixed martial arts bout was in 2007, on the UK promotion Cage Rage. Hasdell’s professional and competitive career spanned over 20 years with almost 100 bouts in kickboxing, mixed martial arts and submission grappling.


Lee Hasdell began martial arts in 1979, at the age of 12, learning taekwondo under Morris Young who was the European full-contact taekwondo heavyweight champion. Lee later took up boxing and then karate as he felt that it was more of a mixed style that suited his stand up. After winning a number of local tournaments he decided to study full-contact Karate. In 1985, when he was 18 he started weight training and kickboxing. In 1987, he moved to Milton Keynes from Northampton where he began Thai boxing. Hasdell was taught by Brian Walker, who was one of Master Toddy’s first generation instructors and would train under him until 1992.


Lee Hasdell (born 13 December 1966) is a British martial artist, promoter and former professional kickboxer and mixed martial artist. Hasdell is considered by many to be a pioneer of mixed martial arts in the United Kingdom, particularly in the 1990s, when he drove a great deal of innovation in the field. Hasdell promoted the first professional mixed martial arts events in the UK and helped develop many of the standards within the British MMA scene of today.