EFC - Fighter Profile - Michiel Opperman

Michiel "The Dark Horse" Opperman

Middleweight

Record [W L D] : 12 - 9 - 0

Submission : 6 Wins - 5 Losses
TKO/KO : 4 Wins - 1 Losses
Decision : 2 Wins - 2 Losses

Age : 29

Height : 1,86 cm

Reach : 70 cm

Strengths :Former champion

High level grappling
Massive finish rate

From : South Africa

Fighting out of : Silverton, Pretoria

Gym : Team CIT MMA

Trainer : Morne Visser

Skills Breakdown

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Fight History

  • Opponent
  • Event
  • Result
  • Method
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  • Kelvin Mwale
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  • Win
  • R2 TKO (Kick)
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  • Ronald Dlamini
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  • Win
  • R1 TKO (Punches)
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  • Malcolm McCann
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  • Loss
  • R1 Submission (Guillotine)
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  • James Rennie
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  • Loss
  • R2 Submission (Armbar)
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  • James Rennie
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  • Loss
  • R1 Submission (Armbar)
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  • Paul Cunningham
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  • Loss
  • R2 Submission (Triangle)
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  • Donavin Hawkey
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  • Loss
  • R1 Submission (Ankle Lock)
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  • Clinton Young
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  • Win
  • R2 Submission
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  • Jeremy Scheepers
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  • Loss
  • R2 Submission
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  • Weihahn Lesch
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  • Win
  • R2 TKO
  • -

Fighter's Biography

  • Fight preparation?

    Twice a day. Mornings are for wrestling and Jits, evenings are stand-up and fitness. We do a lot of fitness training about a month before a fight so that we can break through our fitness barriers and then maintain that level for competition.

    When and why did you start MMA?

    I started MMA about two years back. K1 was dying off and I was struggling to get fights so I crossed over to a new style.

    What do you enjoy about MMA?

    You can do everything! I really wrestling and clinch work, but the greatest thing about MMA is that anyone can win from any position at any time.

    What do you consider your strengths to be?

    Striking, although I have come to really enjoy wrestling.


  • What do you do when not competing or training?

    I'm a chiropractor. No time for anything else besides work and MMA.

    MMA highlights:

    Early on in my career I beat the well-respected Wiehahn Lesch, and I also won the Last Man Standing 8 man MMA contest in May 2011.

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  • Pro since 2010
  • Former welterweight champion
  • Moving back up to Middleweight after 6 fights at welter
  • Ran an 8-fight career-winning streak before losing his title
  • Main carded 5 of his 6 EFC AFRICA bouts
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