Norway’s Kim Thinghaugen Lands Nordic’s First Ever Twister

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Valhall Gym’s Kim Thinghaugen (4-1) finished his Saturday’s bout against Huseyin Garabet (4-7) with a twister… yes, a twister. While no official records are kept, MMAViking.com’s research team believes it just may be the first ever twister finish from a Nordic fighter in a pro MMA bout. ‘I kind of taught myself it… I just watched an Eddie Bravo video to learn the set up’ says the Norwegian to MMAViking.com about his remarkable Warrior Fight Series 5 main event finish in the third round.

While now training in Larvik, Norway, the featherweight also trains in Los Angeles. “I’m planing on getting back there (in the USA) before this years fall. There I usually train with Felipe Werdum at Werdums combat team. But when Im in Norway Im with Valhall gym, and for this camp I worked a lot with Kay Erikssen, Victor Liland, Henrik Lie and Quinton.”

“Everything kind of happens fast in a fight so, I remember that I dived in on his legs and took him down. After a couple of scrambles I got his back and from there I transitioned to the twister. Awesome!!”

The fighter with a 4 win and 1 loss record, was paired up against a tough striker in London, but didn’t necessarily focus on getting the fight to the ground. Known as “Kimbo,” Thinghaugen hasn’t had a submission since his pro debut back in 2012. He last fight at Contenders East Anglia – Norwich 13, where he won by TKO.

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