FIL-Danish Ole Laursen is the new face of mixed martial arts in the country.
The former Muay Thai world champion is slowly making his mark in the competitive world of MMA, his recent victory over fellow Filipino Eduard Folayang, considered one of the best local MMA fighters, a proof of his outstanding ability.
The Oscar Delahoya look-a-like has now set base in the country, securing his Filipino citizenship and looking to represent the country in future international competitions.
Ole was born in Manila to a Norweigan father and a Cebuana mother. His family went to Denmark when he was just two years old. Despite growing in a foreign country, Ole always had the heart of a Filipino warrior.
He loves and respects his hardworking Filipina mother who took multiple jobs to raise him and his siblings.
In his teens, he left Denmark and lived in far flung places in Thailand and trained himself to become a kick boxer.
He has fought at least 50 Muay Thai, K-1 and kickboxing fight and has won numerous kickboxing titles in different fighting arenas such as the I.K.F. European world championship title (2000), I.M.T.C. world championship title (2001) and the prestigious King’s Cup in Thailand (2002).
As an MMA fighter, he was matched with the best such as the shooto champion-Caol Uno and Genki Sudo. He is known to put on a good and extremely entertaining fight for everyone, very confident and aggressive inside the cage.
His aspiration to fulfill his life-long dream to be cheered by the Filipino crowd is now stronger. He is merely waiting for opportunities to knock on his door and he is very ready and willing to fight in any combat sport, may it be boxing, mixed martial arts or kickboxing just to make his fellowmen proud.