Joachim "Hellboy" Hansen (born May 26, 1979) is a Norwegian mixed martial artist. He is the first Scandinavian person to hold an MMA world title (the Shooto World Welterweight Championship in 2003), and is the current DREAM Lightweight Champion. MMA website Sherdog currently ranks Hansen as the third best lightweight fighter in the world.
Hansen went on to win his next seven fights, most notably against Gesias Calvancanti, Caol Uno, Masakazu Imanari and Yves Edwards, before losing a decision to Hayato Sakurai at the semi-finals of the PRIDE 2005 Lightweight tournament. He then challenged Tatsuya Kawajiri for the Shooto Welteterweight title, but lost by disqualification due to a kick to the groin of Kawajiri. Hansen then went 2-2 in his next four fights, losing to Shinya Aoki and Eiji Mitsuoka, before his next big win against Kazuyuki Miyata at K-1 Premium 2007 Dynamite!!.
On March 15, 2008 Hansen entered the 2008 DREAM Lightweight Grand-Prix tournament. In his first round match of the tournament he faced and defeated Japanese fighter Kotetsu Boku by unanimous decision at DREAM.1. The win set him up for a quarterfinal bout against former BodogFIGHT Welterweight Champion, Eddie Alvarez at DREAM.3. After a close fight Alvarez was awarded an unanimous decision and advanced to the semi-finals at DREAM.5. The fight was described by MMAWeekly as "a fifteen-minute war" and that it would be a "fight of the year candidate", while Sherdog called it a "riveting 15-minute war" and an "epic battle". After the fight both fighters collapsed in a mutual bow in the ring and during the post-fight speech Hansen named Alvarez as the toughest man he had ever fought while the American expressed his respect for the Norwegian and thanked him for putting on a great show.
At DREAM.5 Hansen defeated Kultar Gill in a reserve bout for the tournament. This became his ticket to the final after Alvarez, who went on to defeat Tatsuya Kawajiri in the semi-final, was forced to withdraw due to a cut under his right eye. In the final Hansen faced Japanese submission-specialist Shinya Aoki, who had previously defeated Hansen at PRIDE Shockwave 2006. In the fight Aoki used his grappling experience to try and submitt Hansen after taking him down, but the Norwegian escaped and responded with powerful ground-and-pound which hurt Aoki and eventually forced the referee to step in. The win made Hansen the 2008 Dream Lightweight Grand Prix Champion and the first ever DREAM Lightweight Champion. After the bout Hansen told the crowd he wanted his first title defense to be against Eddie Alvarez whom he replaced, and who had previously eliminated him from the tournament.
|19 Wins (7 (T) KOs, 5 submissions, 7 decisions), 7 Losses (3 submission, 3 decisions, 1 DQ), 1 Draw.|
|Win||Shinya Aoki||TKO (Punches)||DREAM.5: Light Weight Grandprix 2008 Final Round||1||4:19||Became DREAM Lightweight Champion|
|Win||Kultar Gill||Submission (armbar)||DREAM.5: Light Weight Grandprix 2008 Final Round||1||2:35|
|Loss||Eddie Alvarez||Decision (Unanimous)||DREAM.3: Light Weight Grandprix 2008 2nd Round||2||5:00|
|Win||Koutetsu Boku||Decision (Unanimous)||DREAM.1: Light Weight Grandprix 2008 1st Round||2||5:00|
|Win||Kazuyuki Miyata||Submission (Rear Naked Choke)||K-1 Premium 2007 Dynamite||2||1:33|
|Loss||Eiji Mitsuoka||Decision (Majority)||Shooto - Back To Our Roots 6||3||5:00|
|Win||Jason Ireland||Submission (Armbar)||PRIDE 33 - Second Coming||3||2:33|
|Loss||Shinya Aoki||Submission (Gogoplata)||PRIDE Shockwave 2006||1||2:24|
|Win||Luiz Azeredo||KO (Knee)||PRIDE Bushido 10||1||7:09|
|Loss||Tatsuya Kawajiri||DQ (Kick to Groin)||Shooto - The Victory of the Truth||1||0:08||Challenged Shooto Welterweight Title|
|Loss||Hayato Sakurai||Decision (Unanimous)||PRIDE Bushido 9||2||5:00|
|Win||Yves Edwards||Decision (Split)||PRIDE Bushido 9||2||5:00|
|Win||Kenichiro Togashi||Decision (Unanimous)||Shooto - Alive Road||3||5:00|
|Win||Masakazu Imanari||KO (Knee)||PRIDE Bushido 8||1||2:34|
|Win||Caol Uno||KO (Knee)||K-1 - Hero's 1||3||4:48|
|Win||Sergey Golyaev||Submission (Rear Naked Choke)||Euphoria - Road to the Titles||1||3:24|
|Win||Gesias Calvancanti||Decision (Majority)||Shooto 2004 - 7/16 in Korakuen Hall||3||5:00|
|Win||Metin Yakut||TKO (Punches)||Shooto Finland - Capital Punishment 2||2|
|Loss||Vitor Ribeiro||Submission (Arm Triangle Choke)||Shooto 2003 - Year-End Show||2||2:37||Lost Shooto Welterweight Title|
|Win||Takanori Gomi||Decision (Majority)||Shooto 2003 - 8/10 in Yokohama Gymnasium||3||5:00||Won Shooto Welterweight Title|
|Win||Rumina Sato||TKO (Punches)||Shooto 2003 - 3/18 in Korakuen Hall||1||2:09|
|Win||Takumi Nakayama||Decision (Majority)||Shooto - 2002 Year-End Show||3||5:00|
|Win||Sami Hyyppa||Submission||Shooto Finland - The First Time||1||4:00|
|Draw||Rafles la Rose||Draw||CW 3 - Hells Kitchen||2||5:00|
|Win||Olof Inger||Decision||FinnFight 5|
|Loss||Jani Lax||Submission (Rear Naked Choke)||FinnFight 4||1||9:25|
|Win||Marcus Peltonen||TKO||FinnFight 3||1||1:38|