Adam "The Prodigy" Speechly
- Submission : 4 Wins - 0 Losses
- TKO/KO : 1 Wins - 3 Losses
- Decision : 2 Wins - 3 Losses
- Age : 28
- Height : 1.76 m
- Reach : 189 cm
- BG Discipline : Brazilian Jiujitsu, Grappling
Excellent ground control,
Deceptively technical striking,
Can adapt to tricky situations
- From : Johannesburg
- Fighting out of : Hatfield, Pretoria
- Gym : Team CIT MMA (CIT)
- Trainer : Morne Visser
- Submission : 40%
- Takedowns : 20%
- Striking : 40%
Chris BrightEFC 46LossR3 Decision (Split)–
David BuirskiEFC 37R1 KO (Punches)–
Henry FadipeEFC 32R5 Decision (Unanimous)–
Martin van StadenEFC 19WinR3 Decision (Unanimous)–
Cosat IoannouEFC 14R5 Decision (Unanimous)–
Dallas JakobiEFC 10R5 Decision (Unanimous)–
Nolan SwanepoelEFC 08R2 Submission (Guillotine Choke)–
Abdullah HamdanEFC 06LossR1 KO (Punches)–
Nolan SwanepoelEFC 04WinR1 Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)–
Russell van HeerdenEFC 03WinR1 TKO (Elbows)–
Dino BagattinEFC 02WinR1 Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)–
Dallas Jakobi–WinR1 Submission (Triangle Choke)–
Jeremy Smith–LossR3 TKO (Punches)–
As with all my fights I am taking a multi-faceted approach, working mainly on my fitness, conditioning and finishing skills
When & why did you start martial arts training?
I began doing grappling with Mark Robinson in 2004 to help me with rugby. I then moved to trainer Brad Bloch and I also started boxing at Colin Nathan’s Hot Box Gym. Brad at the time was organising shows and training some guys to fight so I asked if I could be on the next show. From there I never looked back.
What ranks & titles have you held?
Won an 8 man tournament in 2009
2 time EFC Welterweight Champion
If I had to pick one I would say the guillotine, as I enjoy situations, setups and counters for it. But it’s just one part of a much bigger game.
Tell us about your most memorable fight?
The two fights against Nolan Swanepoel and Henry Fadipe where I became the EFC Welterweight champion.
What other interesting information can you tell us about yourself?
I am currently studying Physiotherapy, I will be in final year next year 🙂 and I have recently gotten into yoga which has really helped me in so many ways holistically
What does it mean to you to fight in EFC?
It is a great opportunity for me to display my creative capabilities on a global stage for all to see 🙂
What was your job before you started fighting?
I am currently studying a BHSc (Bachelor of Health Sciences) part time through Wits Medical School.
- Qualified physiotherapist
- Former two-time welterweight champion