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Adam ‘The Big Smoke’ Hollioake

Adam Hollioake has been a professional sportsman in 3 different codes. Having captained the England Cricket Team he has since gone on to become a professional boxer fighting twice at heavyweight. On top of this he has fought as a Mixed Martial Artist (Light Heavyweight). In doing so he became the first International cricketer to fight professionally and only the second International Athlete to do so. His step to MMA is unprecedented amongst first class cricketers.

As a cricketer he became the most successful 1st Class captain in the history of English cricket lifting a total of 9 domestic trophies in his 7 years as captain of the Surrey County Cricket Club. In 1997 he was named Man of the Series in Englands 3-0 win over Australia. In 1998 became the first England captain to lift an International trophy abroad in over a decade. He was named Wisden Cricketer of the year in 2003 (an honour bestowed upon the 5 best cricketers in the world that year). In 2004 he retired from all cricket but played a final game for The Rest of the World vs Asia and took a hat-trick with the last 3 balls of his international cricketing career.

As a fighter he has fought 5 times professionally, three times as a professional boxer, once as a Mixed Martial Artist and once in a hybrid form of boxing and MMA known as Combat 8. He has had 3 celebrity bouts and competed 5 times as a junior amateur.

Boxing Record

2 wins – 1 losses

MMA Record

2 wins – 0 losses