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EFC - Fighter Profile - Ivan Strydom

Ivan "The Hurricane" Strydom

Heavyweight

Record [W L D] : 0 - 2 - 0

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

Age : 34

Height : 1.96 m

Reach : 198 cm

Strengths :Experienced Boxing

KO Power
Highly Aggressive

From : South Africa

Fighting out of : Sidwell, Port Elizabeth

Gym : Lions Boxing, K1 & Fitness gym

Trainer : Nicky Erasmus

Skills Breakdown

EFC - Fighter Profile - Ivan Strydom
Submissions 5%
Striking 90%
Takedowns 5%

Fighter's Videos

Action Shots

  • EFC 52 - 05 August 2016
    EFC52 - Mostert vs Strydom
    EFC52 - Mostert vs Strydom
    EFC52 - Mostert vs Strydom
    EFC52 - Mostert vs Strydom
    EFC52 - Mostert vs Strydom
    EFC52 - Mostert vs Strydom
    EFC52 - Mostert vs Strydom
  • EFC 45 - 07 November 2015
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Ivan Strydom
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Ivan Strydom
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Ivan Strydom
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Ivan Strydom
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Ivan Strydom
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Ivan Strydom
  • EFC 32 - 07 August 2015
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Ivan Strydom
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Ivan Strydom
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Ivan Strydom
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Ivan Strydom
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Ivan Strydom
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Ivan Strydom
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Ivan Strydom
    EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship - Fighter - Ivan Strydom

Fight History

  • Opponent
  • Event
  • Result
  • Method
  • Wessel Mostert
  • EFC 52
  • Loss
  • R1 Submission (Guillotine)
  • Gary Smit
  • EFC 45
  • No Contest
  • -
  • Mike Vermeulen
  • EFC 32
  • Loss
  • R1 TKO (Knee Injury)

Fighter's Biography

  • Background disciplines?

    Boxing

    When & why did you start martial arts training?

    I started at a very young age of 13 with boxing as I wanted to be like Ali – The Greatest. My dad gave me gloves and a punching bag and I have been hooked ever since.

    How and why did you transition to MMA?

    After an extensive boxing career, it was a natural progression to evolve to MMA

    What ranks & titles have you held?

    Ranked NO:1 Boxing Heavy Weight in RSA 2013, 2011 SA Heavyweight Muay Thai Silver Medalist 2012 Eastern Cape Heavy Boxing Champ and Muay Thai Champ

    How did you get your fight name?

    I was training with South African Olympian Segio Mullins when he gave me that nickname and it stuck. I come in,do damage & move on.


  • Favoured technique?

    Boxing Strikes, it is my MMA base and comes naturally to me.

    Who is your hero, and why?

    Manny Pacquiao – His humility and beliefs make him the perfect role model. It’s easy to get caught up in the hype of professional sport, but Manny Pacquiao stayed focused and remained humble to this day.

    What other interesting information can you tell us about yourself?

    I am passionate about growing potential and therefore I enjoy helping out youngsters and amateurs with their boxing game.

    What does it mean for you to fight in EFC?

    It is a huge honour to showcase my abilities in one of the world’s biggest promotions and it means I have the opportunity to build a future doing what I love

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