Prior to this match, Teugels had defeated Van Damme twice by decision, including a match for the Belgium Lightweight Championship. Teugels was coming off an impressive showing at the World Association of Kickboxing Organizations World Championships four months earlier, and was favored by some to win this match.
According to reports, and Patrick Teugels' own interview (with photos), Teugels lost to Van Damme by TKO in the 1st round.
They did a variety of jobs to support themselves; their first role in a Hollywood film came when both were cast as extras in the film Breakin' (1984), which was released by Cannon Films.
Van Damme also had a small part in Cannon's Missing in Action (1984).
Van Damme's first sizeable role came when he was cast as the Russian villain in the martial arts movie No Retreat, No Surrender (1986), directed by Corey Yuen and released through New World Pictures.
Van Damme worked for director John Mc Tiernan for the 1987 film Predator as an early (eventually abandoned) version of the titular alien, before being removed and replaced by Kevin Peter Hall.
Photo by: Hubert Boesl/picture-alliance/dpa/AP Images Van Damme has another child from his fourth marriage and none from his first two.
It was highly successful, returning over million on a -million budget.
Van Damme did not appear in any of the film's four sequels, though he did return as a different character in the reboot series.
The divorce documents list the date of their separation as March 7 and irreconcilable differences as the reason for the split. I knew Thailand very well, so I showed her my Thailand.
Van Damme's wife is seeking spousal support from him. The documents also list both of their legal names—Jean Claude Van Varenberg and Gladys Portugues Van Varenberg—and their addresses—her home in the Los Angeles area and Van Damme's residence in Hong Kong. She's a great lady."La Pier told Fox News, in response to his interview, "I was shocked he would talk to the press about this all these years later to gain some notoriety.