Former GLORY Middleweight Champion (1 Defense)
IT'S SHOWTIME 85KG WORLD CHAMPION
GLORY 33 KO of the Night
Jason Wilnis was a keen soccer player in his youth but at age 17 he followed his older brother Jahfarr to The Colosseum Gym in their home city of Utrecht, Netherlands. Together they began a journey which has taken them around the world and into kickboxing’s premier league.
Jason’s trainers quickly noticed that he had some of the key ingredients a successful fighter would need. He was fast and aggressive, kept himself fit and lived a clean lifestyle outside of the gym.
He had his first fight not long after he started training, debuting in the novice class, and it wasn’t long before he caught the eye of talent scouts who signed him to Its Showtime, the leading European organization which was bought out by GLORY in 2012.
Wilnis likes his nickname ‘Tyson’, because he is a lifelong fan of the former heavyweight boxing champion and considers him one of his sporting idols. The nickname was put on him partly to reflect his obsession with the iconic fighter and partly in tribute to his own fighting style.
“He hits really, really hard,” laughs elder sibling Jahfarr. “I’m not just saying that because I’m his brother. Its absolutely true. If you fight him you are going to know about it, at the time and the next day as well.”