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EFC - Fighter Profile - Danie van Heerden

Danie "Pitbull" Van Heerden

Heavyweight

Record [W L D] : 15 - 8 - 0

Submission : 5 Wins - 4 Losses
TKO/KO : 8 Wins - 1 Losses
Decision : 2 Wins - 3 Losses

Age : 28

Height : 1.88 m

Reach : 192 cm

Strengths :Difficult to stop

Tough and resiliant veteran
Power puncher

From : Vereeniging, South Africa

Fighting out of : Three Rivers, Vereeniging

Gym : Pitbull Gym

Trainer : Walter Wendt

Skills Breakdown

EFC - Fighter Profile - Danie van Heerden
Submissions 10%
Striking 80%
Takedowns 10%

FIGHTERS MEDIA

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  • EFC 48 - 22 April 2016
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  • EFC 45 - 07 November 2015
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  • EFC 41 - 11 July 2015
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  • EFC 37 - 21 February 2015
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  • EFC 35 - 06 November 2014
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  • EFC 31 - 03 July 2014
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  • EFC 20 - 27 June 2013
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  • EFC 18 - 1 March 2013
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  • EFC 16 - 19 October 2012
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  • EFC 14 - 1 June 2012
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  • EFC 12 - 02 March 2012
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Fight History

  • Opponent
  • Event
  • Result
  • Method
  • Video Vault
  • Craig Fourie
  • Fight Force
  • Win
  • R1 TKO (Punches)
  • -
  • Craig Fourie
  • XFC
  • Win
  • R1 TKO (Punches)
  • -
  • Jeremy Scheepers
  • Fight Force
  • Loss
  • R2 Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)
  • -
  • Robert Rodriguez
  • XFC
  • Win
  • R1 TKO (Stoppage)
  • -
  • Sean Craig
  • XFC
  • Win
  • R3 Decision (Unanimous)
  • -
  • Anthony Jardine
  • XFC
  • Win
  • R1 TKO (Punches)
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  • Brendon Dean
  • XFC
  • Win
  • R1 TKO (Punches)
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Fighter's Biography

  • Background disciplines?

    Boxing & Wrestling

    Fight preparation?

    We vary between styles with:  3 sessions a day on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 2 sessions on Tuesdays and Thursday and Some cardio on Saturdays to loosen up and Sunday I rest.

    When & why did you start martial arts training?

    I turned pro in 2006, I fought Brendan Dean. I beat him in less than 3 minutes and I was hooked. I like training martial arts because every day I can learn something new, there is no limit to your growth.

    What ranks and titles have you held?

    When I was about 19 I had one amateur boxing fight. I’m sure I was winning but my dad and brother started a fight outside and I never got to hear what the result was. After that I moved to wrestling, where I got Sedibeng colours and came second at the national championship. After that I moved to pro wrestling for six months but couldn’t handle having to Loss to guys in scripted fights.


  • What do you enjoy about MMA?

    It’s a lot of fun and it fits with my competitive nature.

    Favoured technique?

    Kimura

    Tell us about your most memorable fight?

    Sean Craig. It was hardest fight to date. I could not event stand for two weeks after the fight.

    What other interesting information can you tell us about yourself?

    I come from a family of boxers, most notably my brother Chris van Heerden.

    What does it mean to you to fight in EFC?

    I think it is every amateur’s dream to fight in the biggest promotion in Africa. It is definitely a dream come true for me.

    What do you consider your strengths to be?

    Wrestling, fitness, stamina, boxing and Jits.

    What do you do when not competing or training?

    Playstation and watching movies.

    MMA highlights:

    I’ve had two fights against international opponents so far. At EFC 01 I fought Muhannad Barazi and won by KO in round one. He was really out of shape and unconditioned but, then again, so was I! Later in my career I fought Robert Rodrigues and beat him by TKO at the end of round 1. For some reason I felt invincible in that fight and I split his top lip straight down the middle with a hook.

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    Notable fights

    Opponent
    Event
    Result
    Champion Dalcha
    EFC 35
    Loss
    Tumelo Maphutha
    EFC 31
    loss

    Added Detail

  • Been competing in EFC since EFC 01
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  • Fighter's Tweets

    Danie van Heerden