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EFC - Fighter Profile - Igeu Kabesa

Igeu 'Smiley' Kabesa

Featherweight

Record [W L D] : 8 - 1 - 0

Submission : 2 Wins - 1 Losses
TKO/KO : 2 Wins - 0 Losses
Decision : 4 Wins - 0 Losses

Age : 23

Height : 1.75 m

Reach : 185 cm

Strengths :World Class Wrestling Pedigree

Highly Skilled All-Rounder
Able to Construct Finishes

From : DRC

Fighting out of : Alberton, Johannesburg

Gym : The Tribe

Trainer : Walter Wendt

Skills Breakdown

EFC - Fighter Profile - Igeu Kabesa
Submissions 10%
Striking 50%
Takedowns 30%

Fighter's Videos

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  • EFC 57 - 04 March 2017
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Igeu Kabesa vs Daniel Henry
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Igeu Kabesa vs Daniel Henry
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Igeu Kabesa vs Daniel Henry
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Igeu Kabesa vs Daniel Henry
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Igeu Kabesa vs Daniel Henry
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Igeu Kabesa vs Daniel Henry
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Igeu Kabesa vs Daniel Henry
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Igeu Kabesa vs Daniel Henry
  • EFC 56 - 09 December 2016
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Igeu Kabesa
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Igeu Kabesa
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Igeu Kabesa
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Igeu Kabesa
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Igeu Kabesa
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Igeu Kabesa
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Igeu Kabesa
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Igeu Kabesa
  • EFC 47 - 05 March 2016
    EFC47 - Daniel Henry vs. Igeu Kabesa
    EFC47 - Daniel Henry vs. Igeu Kabesa
    EFC47 - Daniel Henry vs. Igeu Kabesa
    EFC47 - Daniel Henry vs. Igeu Kabesa
    EFC47 - Daniel Henry vs. Igeu Kabesa
    EFC47 - Daniel Henry vs. Igeu Kabesa
    EFC47 - Daniel Henry vs. Igeu Kabesa
    EFC47 - Daniel Henry vs. Igeu Kabesa
  • EFC 36 - 11 December 2014
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Igeu Kabesa
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Igeu Kabesa
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Igeu Kabesa
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Igeu Kabesa
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Igeu Kabesa
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Igeu Kabesa
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Igeu Kabesa
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Igeu Kabesa
  • EFC 36 - 11 December 2014
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Igeu Kabesa
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Igeu Kabesa
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Igeu Kabesa
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Igeu Kabesa
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Igeu Kabesa
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Igeu Kabesa
  • EFC 30 - 05 June 2014
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Igeu Kabesa
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Igeu Kabesa
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Igeu Kabesa
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Igeu Kabesa
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Igeu Kabesa
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Igeu Kabesa
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Igeu Kabesa
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Igeu Kabesa
  • EFC 26 - 12 December 2013
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Igeu Kabesa
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Igeu Kabesa
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Igeu Kabesa
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Igeu Kabesa
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Igeu Kabesa
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Igeu Kabesa
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Igeu Kabesa
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Igeu Kabesa
  • EFC 25 - 07 November 2013
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Igeu Kabesa
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Igeu Kabesa
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Igeu Kabesa
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Igeu Kabesa
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Igeu Kabesa
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Igeu Kabesa
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Igeu Kabesa
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Igeu Kabesa

Fight History

  • Opponent
  • Event
  • Result
  • Method
  • Daniel Henry
  • EFC 57
  • Loss
  • R1 Submission (AC)
  • Hanru Botha
  • EFC 56
  • Win
  • R1 Submission (Guillotine)
  • Daniel Henry
  • EFC 47
  • Win
  • R5 Decision (Unanimous)
  • Peter Queally
  • EFC 40
  • Win
  • R3 Decision (Split)
  • Saxon Delafield
  • EFC 38
  • Win
  • R1 TKO (Punches)
  • Barend Nienaber
  • EFC 36
  • Win
  • R3 Decision (Unanimous)
  • Regis Muyambo
  • EFC 30
  • Win
  • R2 TKO (Punches)
  • Johan van Staden
  • EFC 26
  • Win
  • R1 Submission (Armbar)
  • Chad Hepburn
  • EFC 25
  • Win
  • R3 Decision (Unanimous)

Fighter's Biography

  • Background disciplines?

    Wrestling

    When & why did you start martial arts training?

    I wrestled since I was 8 years old and just wanted to step it up.

    How and why did you transition to MMA?

    I just started loving it when I watched it on T.V and I knew I would be great at it.

    What ranks & titles have you held?

    13X SA wrestling Champion

    AFL Featherweight Champion

    How did you get your fight name?

    I got it from wrestling, I was 9 years old and always smiling because I loved competing.

  • Favoured technique?

    I don’t really have one, I fight to win and not show off.

    Who is your hero, and why?

    It was The Hulk, but now I don’t have one.

    What other interesting information can you tell us about yourself?

    I like my music and basketball and just love training.

    What does it mean for you to fight in EFC?

    Well it was amazing at first, but now it’s normal. It is great to know I am one of the best in Africa.

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  • Was orphaned and became SA wrestling Champion
  • Undefeated as an amateur
  • Debuted against EFC veteran Chad Hepburn and won ‘Fight of the Night’ Bonus
  • He was the AFL (Amateur Fight League) Champion and a 10 time Wrestling Nationals Champ.
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