Joakim Aardalen is a 26 yr old Norwegian greco-roman wrestler. 9 time Norwegian Champion, and has beaten some of the best wrestlers in the world at his weightclass. Competed at the olympics.
Weight class: 170 pounds
Competed in a show called "Norways best fighter" which is based on several fighters from diffrent martial arts. The weightclass on this show is 75kgs.
People from Muay Thai, Boxing, Wrestling, Jui jitsu, and Kickboxing competed.
He won his two first fights against Eric barth (7 time Norwegian silver medalist at 67kg greco roman wrestling), and Petter Juhl (European Muay Thai champion - 75kg), and lost in the finals against Mads rask (the only fighter with multi-martial arts backround: Norwegian champion in amateur kickboxing, and Jui-jitsu - 75kg+).
Non of the fighters trained any MMA before they entered the show. So in the fight they had trained about a month of mma before entering the cage.