Mark Lajhner: Record, Net Worth, Weight, Age & More!
Who is Mark Lajhner?
Mark Lajhner is a Serbian born mixed martial artist, former professional competitor in many combat sports, and one of the most well known MMA coaches in the game. He competed heavily in submission wrestling, judo, and MMA, becoming nationally known specifically for Judo before turning professional in mixed martial arts.
What this article covers:
- Who is Mark Lajhner?
- How Old is Mark Lajhner?
- How Much Does Mark Lajhner Weigh?
- Mark Lajhner Fight List
- Mark Lajhner's Best Fight of All Time
- Mark Lajhner Record
Growing up, Mark Lajhner competed in many grappling sports during the early years of combat sports’ development in America. He was an early contributor to the sport in the late 1990s and 2000s, and became a pro by the year 2005.
Mark got his start in grappling sports with judo, which was his first true addiction. He didn’t just participate as a hobbyist: Mark Lajhner lived the talk. Throughout his years of hard training as a Judoka, he found himself on the Serbian national team making waves in international competition.
After hitting the top level in Judo, Mark decided to turn his grappling skills more general and try his hand at mixed martial arts. In order to prepare himself, Lajhner didn’t just jump in. Working to achieve greatness in one combat sport had taught him that the road is long and difficult, and that striking talent wouldn’t appear overnight.
To help combat this, Lajhner smartly sought out help from others who had dedicated themselves to MMA and submission grappling the same way he had to Judo. He found August Wallen, a noted mixed martial arts trainer from Gothenburg, Sweden, to learn from. He spent a long time picking up details to improve his mma game while also training with some of the best European fighters around.
After a successful few years as an MMA fighter, Lajhner did another smart thing and hung up the gloves while he was on top. In May 2008, Mark announced his retirement in order to focus on coaching. After a lifetime spent gathering knowledge on combat, Lajhner was ready to help others begin their journeys as the next part of his own life path.
In the time since he made the choice to retire at 5-0, Mark quickly became one of the top MMA instructors in the world. He founded his own Kaizen MMA Academy, now with locations on multiple continents, and used that as a platform to spread his knowledge and his love of combat sports. Kaizen is now known as one of the premiere MMA gyms both in the D.C. area of Virginia and overseas.
While many instructors turn their focus to coaching in person, not everyone takes to online instruction like Mark has. From the outset, Lahjner noticed the incredible power of digital instruction and has worked to get his name out in many ways. He’s created his own site, MMAcoach.net to help other people learn in his “precise, concise, and no nonsense” way of teaching mixed martial arts. With this platform Mark has managed to create a place where people of all levels can come to learn, regardless of their physical space.
Mark has also spent a lot of time filming content for us over at Dynamic Striking. With five different volumes to choose from, it’s safe to say he’s one of our most active and talented striking coaches. Make sure to check out his offerings in the store!
How Old is Mark Lajhner?
Mark Lajhner’s age isn’t known. He computed professionally in 2005, so he’s likely well into his 40s.
Mark Lajhner Family
Not much has been published about Mark Lajhner’s family. He maintains a private life, preferring to focus on the sport when interviewed.
How Much is Mark Lajhner Worth?
Mark Lajhner’s net worth is not public information. He is a former professional undefeated mixed martial artist and a prolific creator of instructional content on many platforms, including both Dynamic Striking and his own MMAcoach.net. He is also one of the head instructors and founders of Kaizen MMA.
How Tall is Mark Lajhner?
Mark’s height isn’t recorded but it's likely that he’s about six feet or just under, given his middleweight size.
How Much Does Mark Lajhner Weigh?
Mark Lajhner competed most often at 185 pounds in MMA, which is known as middleweight. That’s about 84 kg, for the overseas readers!
Mark Lajhner Fight List
Mark surely competed many times on his way to the pro ranks, but as he debuted in 2005, the data from those matches is mostly lost. We do know that Mark Lajhner competed heavily in Judo in addition to his successful run in MMA. We’ve compiled a list of his five pro victories in MMA below:
- December 3rd, 2005: Win vs Mihaljo Sindzur for Memorijal Gidra Stojanovic via TKO
- October 14th, 2006: Win vs Ante Dujic on No Limit - Serbia vs. Croatia via TKO
- March 31st, 2007: Win vs Ivan Brguljan for Memorijal Gidra Stojanovic via Decision
- July 20th, 2007: Win vs Nikola Jovanovic on UFS - Ultimate Fight Spektakl via TKO
- May 18th, 2008: Win vs Damir Mihajlovic on Trofej Beograda via Decision
Mark Lajhner's Best Fight of All Time
For a fighter like Mark Lajhner, it’s hard to pick a single best moment in a successful MMA career. Still, we think that his very first win as a professional must have carried with it an extreme level of validation. After sending Sindzur home early with a vicious TKO, it was clear to Mark that he’d found his calling as a professional.
Who Did Mark Lajhner Lose To?
Although he certainly faced his fair share of tough competition and loss on his way through the amateur ranks growing up, he didn’t lose as a professional. Luckily for Mark, amateur records are often long forgotten once an athlete turns pro! He’ll remain undefeated in the record books.
Mark Lajhner Record
As an MMA Fighter, Mark Lajhner’s professional record is 5-0, with three of his five wins via TKO and the other by decision.
Mark Lajhner Injuries
Although both mixed martial arts and grappling injuries are quite normal, Mark Lajhner has not been public with any major problems that have cost him time on the mat. There’s always a chance that his choice to go out on top, at 5-0, may have been influenced by an untimely injury as well.
Is Mark Lajhner Retired?
Mark Lajhner is now retired from professional mixed martial arts, with a 5-0 undefeated record under his belt. He was active from 2005 to 2008, and in that time scored three of his five wins via TKO. He’s now turned to coaching for a living, and he’s loving every minute of it.
Lajhner has worked hard to hone his craft not only as a competitor, but as a well-versed teacher and creator of instructional videos. He’s coordinated with Dynamic Striking to film more content than many of our creators have a chance too. He’s truly created enough content so that there’s something for anyone at any level.
In total, Mark has five awesome products available through Dynamic Striking and BJJ Fanatics. These various instructionals are geared towards different athletes on all skill levels, from the total amateur to the consummate professional; there’s something for everyone in one of the following titles: “The Total Ground and Pound Blueprint”, “MMA Striking Made Easy”, “MMA: Essential Lessons”, “MMA: Mastery Course”, and “MMA: Essential Lessons 2.0”. Make sure to take a look at one of these titles in order to get some tips from one of the most prolific and experienced coaches in the game, Mark Lajhner.
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