Khaled Jashell is not a name many combat sports or strength sports fans knew before, but the Cameroonian athlete has broken into the scene like a meteor. Without any professional training, Khaled broke the millennium dumbbell along with several other grip strength records, followed by producing an insane knockout punch in his MMA debut at UAE Warriors 27, and subsequently defeated bodybuilder Larry Wheels at arm wrestling’s premium event King of the Table 3.
A mechanic and occasional farmer, Khaled Jashell shocked everyone as a novice arm wrestler
Khaled Jashell Ticha Awa comes from a humble background of being a mechanic and some occasional farming time. Even though he received no training in his early days, Khaled’s gifted strength was already getting conditioned through his everyday labor. However, it was until he came to Dubai to work at a garage, that Khaled was discovered by a local arm wrestler, who was awestruck by Khaled’s pulling strength and had invited him to the Armwrestling gym in 2019 February.
At the gym, Khaled had beaten everyone except just one arm wrestler and only next week, when he received another invitation, defeated the only person who had beaten him earlier. Khaled even defeated Indian national champion S.K. in May 2019- all of this without any training in arm wrestling. [H/T GripAlawadhi]
Khaled, a master of grip strength, broke the Millennium dumbbell record
Making his mark in the arm wrestling community in Dubai, Khaled soon grabbed the attention of American bodybuilder-cum-arm wrestler Larry Wheels, as well as arm wrestling YouTuber Bader Alawadhi aka GripAlawadhi.
Alawadhi revealed that Khaled was able to perform four strict reps with the Millennium dumbbell, which weighs an astounding 104.5 KG, and followed it up by five reps. The number of most reps on the millennium dumbbell is credited to Laine Snook, who performed eight, however, those weren’t strict reps. [H/T GripAlawadhi]
Khaled produced a brutal knockout on his MMA debut at UAE Warriors 27
A close friend of his compatriot and reigning UFC Heavyweight Champion Francis Ngannou, Khaled’s next step was flabbergasting the mixed martial arts community and found the perfect opportunity by making his MMA debut in the Abu Dhabi based mixed martial arts promotion UAE Warriors.
At the UAE Warriors 27 event which took place on 25th March, Khaled showed the combat sports world his sheer power, delivering one vicious right hand to outright drop his opponent Kevin Munje in the second round, and the clip of the KO went viral on social media in no time.
HOLY…. !!!!!!!!!!!!#UAEW27 pic.twitter.com/npNaQqw44r
— UFC FIGHT PASS (@UFCFightPass) March 25, 2022
Surprising Schoolboy then King of the Table 3 domination over Larry Wheels, Khaled continues to overwhelm strength sport
Aside from his daunting entry into MMA, Khaled continued his prowess on the table, and after two months of training, took on one of the most prominent names in street arm wrestling circuit- Aleksandr “Schoolboy” Beziazykov, known for his domination in pulling., remarkably defeated the Russian.
The Cameroonian’s biggest exposure took place in the recently concluded King of the Table 3, the third edition of arm wrestling’s top drawer contest which took place on 2nd April at the Strong Gym HQ in Dubai. In a stacked fight card featuring Dave Chaffee and Alex Kurdecha in the main event, along with Ermes Gasparini vs Wagner Bortolato and Gabi Vasconcelos vs Sarah Backman, Khaled took on his good old friend Larry Wheels in the opening match of the event.
After a middling first round in which Larry to the lead, Khaled took on his true form and won three back-to-back rounds to make the scoreline 3-1, before finishing it off 4-1 in the fifth round with a brutal match-winning pull.