Amanda   "MadDog"   Lino

Women's Flyweight
Fighter's record
[W L D] : 3 - 1 - 0
  • Submission : 1 Wins - 1 Losses
  • TKO/KO : 2 Wins - 0 Losses
  • Decision : 0 Wins - 0 Losses
  • Age : 27
  • Height : 1.66 m
  • Reach : 172 cm
  • BG Discipline : MMA
  • Strengths : KO Power
    Aggressive striking
    Very physical
  • From : South Africa
  • Fighting out of : Ballito, KwaZulu-Natal
  • Gym : KO Fitness
  • Trainer : Rodney van Der Vlugt
Fighter's Skills Breakdown
  • Submission : 10%
  • Takedowns : 10%
  • Striking : 80%

Fighters Media

EFC 64 Engaged: Episode 5
LADIES TITLE FIGHT OFF THE CARD
BEHIND THE SCENES AT THE COUNTDOWN SHOOT
POWER VS MAD DOG FOR THE TITLE
KABESA BRINGS GOLD BACK TO AFRICA
MONEY TO BE MADE ON THE UNDEFEATED KABESA, ALLEN AND KATZ
TWO FIGHTS ADDED TO EFC 47
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FACE-OFFS KICK-OFF FIGHT WEEK
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ZOUAK THROWS LINO IN OPENING ODDS
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IT’S FIGHT WEEK
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Countdown to EFC 70 Lino vs Zouak
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EFC 70 Countdown – Extended Preview
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EFC 70 Engaged: Episode 1
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EFC DURBAN – GUARANTEED TO SELL OUT
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EFC 70 World’s Most Destructive
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EFC 70 MadDog is Ready
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EFC 70 Lino vs Zouak – Promo
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MADDOG’S FIGHT WITH THE LIONESS
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EFC 2017 Awards: Athlete of the Year
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EFC 2017 Awards: Submission of the Year
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EFC 2017 Awards: Most Exciting Athlete of the Year
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VOTING OPEN FOR EFC 2017 AWARDS
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FIGHT ANNOUNCEMENT: TROSEE VS ZOUAK
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RELIVE FIRST WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP
EFC 64 Engaged: Episode 5
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EFC 64 Engaged: Episode 5
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WONDER WOMAN – AMANDA LINO
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GIVING BACK THIS MANDELA DAY
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LINO POPS THE QUESTION!
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EFC 60: Post-Event Press Conference
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LINO WRITES HISTORY
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CAMEROONIAN HEAVYWEIGHT YAMDJIE STEPS IN LAST MINUTE
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EFC 60 Engaged: Ep7
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EFC 60 Engaged: Ep6
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LINO, TROSEE, READY TO WRITE HISTORY
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EFC 60: Weigh-In
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EFC 60 Engaged: Ep4
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Lino’s view on her competition
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EFC 60 Engaged: Ep3
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ODDS SHIFT – LINO NOW FAVOURITE AND DOUBLE MONEY ON MYNHARDT WITH BETXCHANGE
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EFC 60 Engaged: Ep 2
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LINO AND TROSEE OPEN AS EQUAL MONEY ON BETXCHANGE.COM
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EFC 60 Engaged: Ep 1
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EXCITING PAST ACTION FROM DU PLESSIS, HULME, G. BUIRSKI & MNIKATHI THIS SATURDAY
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Countdown to EFC 60: Lino vs Trosee
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MEDIA DAY THIS SATURDAY
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Watch the Countdown to EFC 60 on the Kwese App Now!
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EFC 60 Engaged: Promo 2
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EFC 60 Engaged: Promo 1
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EFC 60: Lino Can’t Wait
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‘Mad Dog’ & ‘Demolition’ Jacqui Take Centre Stage This Weekend
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LIGHTS OUT ON THE NORTH COAST AT EFC 60
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EFC 60: Lino vs Trosee – Promo
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MADDOG VERSUS DEMOLITION JACQUI FOR THE TITLE
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CONTROVERSY AFTER INTERVIEW ON ‘THE CLINCH’
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EFC 54: Post-Event Press Conference
LADIES TITLE FIGHT OFF THE CARD
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LADIES TITLE FIGHT OFF THE CARD
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EFC 54: Weigh In
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EFC 54: Amanda Lino Media Interview
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EFC 54: Mike Vermeulen
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EFC 54: Wessel Mostert
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EFC 54: Warren King
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EFC 54: Wade Henderson
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Countdown to EFC 54: Power vs Lino
IT'S FIGHT WEEK - EFC 54
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IT’S FIGHT WEEK
BEHIND THE SCENES AT THE COUNTDOWN SHOOT
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BEHIND THE SCENES AT THE COUNTDOWN SHOOT
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EFC 54: Van Heerden vs Moyo, Power vs Lino, Buys vs Mdlalose – Promo
POWER VS MAD DOG FOR THE TITLE
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POWER VS MAD DOG FOR THE TITLE
KABESA BRINGS GOLD BACK TO AFRICA
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KABESA BRINGS GOLD BACK TO AFRICA
EFC 47 - Weigh-in at Big Top Arena, Carnival City, Johannesburg, South Africa on March 04, 2015. (Photo by Anton Geyser/ EFC Worldwide)
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PRIDE AT STAKE
MONEY TO BE MADE ON THE UNDEFEATED KABESA, ALLEN AND KATZ
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MONEY TO BE MADE ON THE UNDEFEATED KABESA, ALLEN AND KATZ
TWO FIGHTS ADDED TO EFC 47
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TWO FIGHTS ADDED TO EFC 47
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TROSEE VS. LINO POSTPONED TO 2016
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POWER AND ELIASOV’S PERSPECTIVE
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POWER AND ELIASOV’S PERSPECTIVE
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LEASHING A ‘MAD DOG’
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IT’S FIGHT WEEK
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READY TO FLY
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‘MAD DOG’ THE UNDERDOG & ZULU THE FAVOURITE
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LAUGHING IN THE FACE OF ‘MAD DOG’
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EFC DURBAN MEDIA DAY THIS SATURDAY
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EFC 43 Countdown: Lino vs. Pare
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EFC 43 Countdown Preview: Lino vs. Pare
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MESSAGE FROM ‘MAD DOG’
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DURBAN’S EFC 43 COMES EARLY
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‘MAD DOG’ SET TO CLASH WITH FRANCE’S ISABELLA PARE
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3 MAJOR EVENTS IN 3 MAJOR CITIES, GET READY!
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DAVID BUIRSKI CONFIDENT TO DEFEND IN DURBAN
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FIGHT PLANS FOR THE FUTURE
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THANK YOU DURBAN
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ALLEN DOMINATES IN DURBAN
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HOME TOWN HOPEFULS
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FIGHT WEEK IS HERE
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DURBAN TAKES ON THE WORLD
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HER FACE AND MY GLOVES ARE DEFINITELY GOING TO CONNECT
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THE LASS FROM THE EMERALD ISLE
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‘MAD DOG’ IS BAD TO THE BONE

Action Shots

  • EFC – 60 – 10 JUNE 2017
  • EFC – 47 – 05 March 2016
  • EFC – 43 – 27 August 2015
  • EFC – 38 – 04 April 2015

Fight History

Pro Fight History

  • Opponent
  • Event
  • Result
  • Method
  • Jacqualine Trosee
    EFC 60
    R2 Submission (Armbar)
  • Jacqualine Trosee
    EFC 47
    Win
    R1 TKO (Punches)
  • Isabelle Pare
    EFC 43
    Loss
    R1 Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)
  • Stephanie Quaile
    EFC 38
    Win
    R1 TKO (Punches)

Exhibition Fight History

  • Opponent
  • Event
  • Result
  • Method
    No fights recorded

Fighters Biography

Fight preparation?

I wake up at 5:30 eat breakfast then head for a 10 km run. From there it’s to the Gym for a session with my personal trainer, and a yoga class. I also take time to prep all my meals as that’s a huge part of getting fit and on weight for my fight. Off to work until the late afternoon, then its MMA training and Jits in the evening. I add in classes if I feel I need to work on something more.

When & why did you start martial arts training?

I started MMA initially to lose weight and challenge myself. After a few classes I was hooked and from there have never looked back.

What ranks & titles have you held?

Amateur womens featherweight world champion & AFL featherweight champion

How did you get your fight name?

Coming from Ballito Bulldogs which we call the dog pound we all had dog names. And I guess that one just stuck, maybe it’s because I’m a little mad 😉

Favoured technique?

I’d have to say stand up is my favourite; I enjoy a good bloody slug fest!! (It’s a Bulldog thing).

Who are your heroes?

I don’t have a hero but if I had to say one it would definitely be my dad. He was an amazing father and he always supported me in anything I did throughout my childhood.

Added Detail

• First female in EFC to feature on the main card
• Defeated heavily toted international Quaile on her EFC debut
• Has been competing in MMA since 2012
• Won 2014 featherweight world champs in Las Vegas

Key Opponents

Notable Fights

  • Opponent
    Event
    Result
  • Stephanie Quaile
    EFC 38
    Win
  • none
  • none
  • none
Amanda   Lino