EFC - Fighter Profile - Michiel Opperman

Michiel "The Dark Horse" Opperman

Middleweight

Record [W L D] : 12 - 10 - 0

Submission : 6 Wins - 5 Losses
TKO/KO : 4 Wins - 1 Losses
Decision : 2 Wins - 3 Losses

Age : 32

Height : 1.86 m

Reach : 70 cm

Strengths :Accurate striking

Aggressive and Tough
Very conditioned veteran

From : South Africa

Fighting out of : Silverton, Pretoria

Gym : Team CIT MMA

Trainer : Morne Visser

Skills Breakdown

EFC - Fighter Profile - Michiel Opperman
Submissions 40%
Striking 40%
Takedowns 20%

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Fight History

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

Fighter's Biography

  • Background Disciplines:

    Karate & K1

    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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    Notable fights

    Opponent
    Event
    Result
    Jeremy Smith
    EFC 29
    WIN

    Added Detail

  • Completed 41 of a possible 67 career rounds
  • Currently on a 2 fight winning streak
  • Won title by submitting 3rd dan BJJ black belt Jadyson Costa
  • Won multiple FOTN bonuses
  • Strong camp, said to be the most solid campaigner in the gym
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