Duke Roufus, His Record, Net Worth, Weight, Age & More!
Who is Duke Roufus?
Jeffrey Ryan "Duke" Roufus, better known simply as Duke Roufus, is an American MMA coach and former kickboxer who is well known for being the head coach of Roufusport, a gym in Milwaukee where many big-name fighters have trained, like Anthony Pettis, Tyron Woodley, Ben Askren and even CM Punk when he tried his hand at MMA.
What this article covers:
- Who is Duke Roufus?
- How Old is Duke Roufus
- How Much is Duke Roufus Worth?
- Duke Roufus Fight List
- What is Duke Roufus’ Record
- What Titles Has Duke Roufus Held
Duke first got into martial arts when he was young alongside his older brother, famous American kickboxer Rick "The Jet" Roufus. Duke and his brother trained in many styles including Karate and Taekwondo at this time.
Eventually when he got older Duke started to compete in professional Kickboxing, where he amassed several titles including the W.K.A. North American Super Heavyweight Championship, W.A.K.O. World Super Heavyweight Championship, W.K.B.A. World Super Heavyweight Championship and the K.I.C.K. World Super Heavyweight Championship. During this time Duke also competed in boxing and built up a 2 and 0 record.
Duke would then try his hand at fighting under Muay Thai rules, before this Duek had only competed in American kickboxing rules, where kicks were only allowed about the waist. Duke would eventually retire from competition in 2000 but would make two comebacks before officially and finally retiring in 2002.
After retiring, Duke began to train fighters during the early years of MMA and eventually opened his own gym, the famous Roufusport Martial Arts Academy in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where he continues to train top-level fighters out of to this very day.
How Old is Duke Roufus
How old is Duke Roufus? He was born on February 19, 1970, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States. This makes Duke Roufus’ age 52 years old at the time of writing.
Duke Roufus Family
Duke Roufus is the younger brother of famous late 20th century American kickboxer Rick "The Jet" Roufus. The pair cornered each other for most of their fights during their competitive years.
How Much is Duke Roufus Worth?
Duke Roufus’ net worth in 2022 is estimated to be $2 million US dollars.
How Tall is Duke Roufus
Duke Roufus stands at 6 feet tall or 183 centimetres.
What is Duke Roufus’s Reach?
Duke Roufus’s official reach is currently unknown.
How Much Does Duke Roufus Weigh?
Duke Roufus’s weight is currently unknown but when he was competing he fought in the heavyweight division at 235 pounds.
Duke Roufus Fight List
Duke Roufus’ official fight list starts in June of 1993 when he fought against Zinnie Reynolds where he won the match. Duke then went on to fight against Takeshi Tanaka at K1 Revenge in 1994 in Yokohama, Japan. Duke also won this match by a right punch to the body in the first five seconds of round 2.
In his next match, Duke Roufus fought against kickboxing legend Andy Hug at the 1994 Seidokaikan Karate World Cup. Roufus lost this match via a right kick to the body in the second round. In his next match, Duke Roufus beat Stan Longinidis in less than a minute into the first rand via an overhand right.
In his next match, Duke faced off against South Africa’s Mike Bernardo at the K-1 Grand Prix '96 Opening Battle and lost the match via a TKO.
Duke Roufus then took his next fight on June 25, 1997, against Patrick Smith and won that fight by leg kick TKO. Duke then went on to win his next three matches in a row, all of which happened in his hometown of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, winning two of those matches by decision and one by head kick KO.
Duke Roufus then competed at the K-1 World Grand Prix 2001 Preliminary USA. At this event he beat his first opponent, Tomasz Kucharzewski by TKO after two knockdowns. Unfortunately, Duke would lose in his second match against Michael McDonald by unanimous decision.
Duke then made his next competition appearance at the K-1 World Grand Prix 2001 in Las Vegas but he would once again come up short, losing via TKO to Stefan Leko.
Duke then made his next appearance at a Heavyweight Gladiators event in 2001 where he defeated Pedro Fernandez by corner stoppage. Duke competed at another Heavyweight Gladiators event four years later in 2005, defeating Sinisa Andrijasevic by decision.
Two years after that Duke Roufus fought at Colosseum 5 in Winnipeg Canada, where he defeated Brazil’s Eduardo Maiorino by low kick TKO. For his final match, Duke Roufus fought at Gladiators Fighting's 50th -"Knockout Kings" on March 29, 2008, against Lawson Baker where he won by unanimous decision.
Who Did Duke Roufus Lose to?
Duke Roufus officially lost to, in order, Andy Hug, Mike Bernardo, Michael McDonald and Stefan Leko.
What is Duke Roufus’ Record
From the record that we could find of Duke Roufus, He has had a total of 16 matches with 12 wins and four losses. This gives him a win percentage of 75 percent.
What Titles Has Duke Roufus Held
Duke Roufus has held several titles in combat sports including:
- 1998 I.K.F. World Super Heavyweight Champion
- 1997 K.I.C.K. World Super Heavyweight Champion
- 1996 W.K.B.A. World Super Heavyweight Champion
- 1995 W.A.K.O. World Super Heavyweight Champion
- 1995 I.S.K.A. World Super Heavyweight champion
- 1995 W.K.A. World Super Heavyweight champion
- 1993 W.K.A. North American Super Heavyweight Champion
- 1991 W.A.K.O. World Championships in London, UK Bronze +84 kg (Light-Contact)
Has Duke Roufus Had Any Serious Injuries
Duke Roufus has not had any massive injuries worth noting here.
Is Duke Roufus Retired?
Duke Roufus retired from professional combat sports competition in 2002 and started to focus his full time on coaching at his gym, which he still does for people of all levels, including fighters at the top of the UFC.
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