Thabani 'The Doctor' Mndebela
Record [W L D] : 1 - 1 - 0
TKO/KO : 0 Wins - 0 Losses
Decision : 1 Wins - 0 Losses
Age : 30
Height : 1.96 m
Reach : 201 cm
From : South Africa
Fighting out of : Amanzimtoti, Durban
Gym : Team MMA Fighter
Trainer : Morne Swanepoel
- Nico Yamdjie
- EFC 60
- R3 Decision (Split)
- Ricky Misholas
- EFC 59
- R3 Submission (N/S Choke)
When & why did you start martial arts training?
I started in year 2002 because I was bullied.
How did you transition to MMA?
I made the transition to MMA in 2017 because I wanted to compete in EFC.
What ranks & titles have you held?
Undisputed RSA Champion in Kyokushin / LFS 2016
Muaythai kicks because they slow down the opponent.
Who is your hero and why?
My coach. He’s not just a coach in the gym, he is also a life coach and changes lives.
What other interesting information can you tell us about yourself?
I am a doctor by qualification and a father.
What does it mean for you to fight in the EFC?
This is a dream come true and the only way that I can reach out and change people’s lives through martial arts. It is a great honour indeed to be part of Africa’s toughest athletes. The doctor has arrived to consult in the cage!