Yannick   "Black Mamba"   Bahati

Middleweight
Fighter's record
[W L D] : 8 - 4 - 0
  • Submission : 3 Wins - 1 Losses
  • TKO/KO : 4 Wins - 2 Losses
  • Decision : 1 Wins - 1 Losses
  • Age : 27
  • Height : 1.88 m
  • Reach : 201 cm
  • Leg Span :
  • Stance :
  • BG Discipline : MMA
  • Strengths : Clean, crisp boxing
    Very strong
    Excellent submission skills
  • From : England
  • Fighting out of : Birmingham, Engalnd
  • Gym : Ultimate Training Centre (UTC)
  • Trainer : Mark Hardwick
Fighter's Skills Breakdown
  • Submission : 30%
  • Takedowns : 20%
  • Striking : 50%

Fighters Media

EFC 62: Post Event Press Conference
The Biggest Fight in EFC History
EFC 62: Press Conference Highlights
Bahati slaps Du Plessis at EFC 62 Press Conference
Countdown to EFC 62: Bahati vs Du Plessis
EFC 62: Bahati vs Du Plessis, Zulu vs Chipfumbu - Promo
MAKE MONEY ON BUIRSKI & BOTHA WITH SUPABETS
EFC 56 - EACH FIGHT AS BIG AS THE NEXT
I HOPE BAHATI DEFENDS SO I CAN FIGHT HIM
EFC 56: MEDIA DAY – FREE FAN EVENT
BUIRSKI REACTS TO BAHATI'S VIDEO
2 WEEKS TO FINAL EFC EVENT OF THE YEAR - EFC 56
EFC LIVE IN KENYA ON KWESÉ FREE SPORTS TV CHANNEL
TEAM UK OR TEAM RSA PLACE YOUR BETS WITH SUPABETS
WIN 2 NIGHTS STAY AT SUN CITY AND HEX-SIDE TICKETS TO EFC 54!
TEAM UK FACES TEAM RSA AT THE MEDIA DAY
‘DARKHORSE’ STEPS UP TO FACE ‘BLACK MAMBA’
UK VS SA AT CARNIVAL CITY - TICKETS ON SALE NOW
BAHATI TAKES GOLD BACK TO BIRMINGHAM
ADAMANT HE'S BETTER THAN MCLELLAN
UNIVERSAL WARFARE LOOMS
'THE CURSE' RETURNS AT EFC 50!
BAHATI: I WILL FINISH HIM IN THE FIRST, JUST LIKE MCLELLAN
WIN 2 NIGHTS STAY AT SUN CITY AND HEX-SIDE TICKETS TO EFC 50!
4 NEW FIGHTERS ENTER EFC NEXT FRIDAY
ZIMBABWE’S GORIMBO FOR ENGLAND’S CUMMINS
SAYED & VAN HEERDEN CLAIM GOLD
KATZ AND HAWKEY REMATCH IN BAD BLOOD
'ONE GEAR' VS. 'THE POLISH GIANT' AT EFC 49
LOCAL FAVORITE NOW FACES THE MASSIVE ENGLISHMAN
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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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RATINGS THROUGH THE ROOF
EFC 62: Highlights
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EFC 62: Highlights
EFC 62: Post Event Press Conference
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EFC 62: Post Event Press Conference
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DOUBLE GOLD FOR DU PLESSIS
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“DRICUS IS ALREADY DANCING”
EFC 62: Weigh-in
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EFC 62: Weigh-in
Expect the Unexpected
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Expect the Unexpected
EFC 62 Engaged: Ep 4
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EFC 62 Engaged: Ep 4
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BAHATI AND DU PLESSIS FINED FOR PRESS CONFERENCE LANGUAGE & ALTERCATION
The Biggest Fight in EFC History
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The Biggest Fight in EFC History
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RIVALRY REACHES AN ALL TIME HIGH
EFC 62: Press Conference Highlights
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EFC 62: Press Conference Highlights
EFC 62 Engaged: Ep 3
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EFC 62 Engaged: Ep 3
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THREE TITLE FIGHTS IN ONE NIGHT
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THE SLAP HEARD AROUND THE WORLD

EFC 62 Engaged: Ep2
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EFC 62 Engaged: Ep2
EFC 62: Press Conference
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EFC 62: Press Conference
Bahati slaps Du Plessis at EFC 62 Press Conference
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Bahati slaps Du Plessis at EFC 62 Press Conference
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MEDIA DAY THIS SATURDAY
Countdown to EFC 62: Bahati vs Du Plessis
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Countdown to EFC 62: Bahati vs Du Plessis
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ENGLAND’S BAHATI CONTINUES TO GIVE SA THE FINGER
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THE BRITISH BEHEMOTH INVADES SABC 3 THIS SATURDAY
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BAHATI RIPS INTO 
SOUTH AFRICANS
TICKETS ON SALE NOW
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TICKETS ON SALE NOW
EFC 62: Bahati vs Du Plessis, Zulu vs Chipfumbu - Promo
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EFC 62: Bahati vs Du Plessis, Zulu vs Chipfumbu – Promo
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ZULU TO DEFEND AGAINST CHIPFUMBU
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2 PROMOTIONS, 2 DIVISIONS, 1 CHAMPION
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WHO DARES FACE DALCHA?
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CONTROVERSY AFTER INTERVIEW ON ‘THE CLINCH’
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“OVER TURN IT TO A NO CONTEST”
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OPPERMAN SUSPENDED, DALCHA TO DEFEND LATER IN THE YEAR
2017 HERE WE COME!
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2017 HERE WE COME!
WHAT A NIGHT, WHAT A YEAR
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WHAT A NIGHT, WHAT A YEAR
TEMPERS FLARE AT WEIGH-IN
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TEMPERS FLARE AT WEIGH-IN
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Breaking: Bahati throws water bottle at Buirski backstage
MAKE MONEY ON BUIRSKI & BOTHA WITH SUPABETS
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MAKE MONEY ON BUIRSKI & BOTHA WITH SUPABETS
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EFC 56 Media Day: Bahati vs Buirski
IT'S FIGHT WEEK! - EFC 56
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IT’S FIGHT WEEK!
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EFC 56: The Smack Talk is Relentless
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EFC 56: Cyrus Fees Weighs In on Yannick Bahati
EFC 56 - EACH FIGHT AS BIG AS THE NEXT
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EFC 56 – EACH FIGHT AS BIG AS THE NEXT
I HOPE BAHATI DEFENDS SO I CAN FIGHT HIM
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I HOPE BAHATI DEFENDS SO I CAN FIGHT HIM
EFC 56: MEDIA DAY – FREE FAN EVENT
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EFC 56: MEDIA DAY – FREE FAN EVENT
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Countdown to EFC 56: Bahati vs Buirski
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Countdown to EFC 56: Kabesa vs Botha
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Countdown to EFC 56: Du Plessis vs Haratyk
BUIRSKI REACTS TO BAHATI'S VIDEO
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BUIRSKI REACTS TO BAHATI’S VIDEO
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EFC 56 Bahati: F*** SA Fans
2 WEEKS TO FINAL EFC EVENT OF THE YEAR - EFC 56
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2 WEEKS TO FINAL EFC EVENT OF THE YEAR
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EFC 56: Du Plessis vs Haratyk, Bahati vs Buirski, Kabesa vs Botha – Promo
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EFC 53: Post-Event Press Conference
EFC LIVE IN KENYA ON KWESÉ FREE SPORTS TV CHANNEL
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EFC LIVE IN KENYA ON KWESÉ FREE SPORTS TV CHANNEL
TWELVE SECONDS OF GLORY
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TWELVE SECONDS OF GLORY
TEAM UK OR TEAM RSA PLACE YOUR BETS WITH SUPABETS
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TEAM UK OR TEAM RSA PLACE YOUR BETS WITH SUPABETS
PRIDE ON THE LINE
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PRIDE ON THE LINE
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EFC 53: Weigh-In
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EFC 53: Team UK Open Workout Highlights
WIN 2 NIGHTS STAY AT SUN CITY AND HEX-SIDE TICKETS TO EFC 54!
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WIN 2 NIGHTS STAY AT SUN CITY AND HEX-SIDE TICKETS TO EFC 54!
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EFC 53 Media Day: Bahati vs Opperman
SECRET LOCATION
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SECRET LOCATION
IT'S FIGHT WEEK! - EFC 53
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IT’S FIGHT WEEK!
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Countdown to EFC 53: Bahati vs Opperman
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Countdown to EFC 53 – Coming Soon
TEAM UK FACES TEAM RSA AT THE MEDIA DAY
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TEAM UK FACES TEAM RSA AT THE MEDIA DAY
TEAM UK VERSUS TEAM RSA
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TEAM UK VERSUS TEAM RSA
I'LL TAKE HIS HEAD OFF
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I’LL TAKE HIS HEAD OFF
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EFC 53: Bahati vs Opperman, UK vs RSA Promo
‘DARKHORSE’ STEPS UP TO FACE ‘BLACK MAMBA’
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‘DARKHORSE’ STEPS UP TO FACE ‘BLACK MAMBA’
UK VS SA AT CARNIVAL CITY - TICKETS ON SALE NOW
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UK VS SA AT CARNIVAL CITY – TICKETS ON SALE NOW
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EFC 49: Post-Event Press Conference
BAHATI TAKES GOLD BACK TO BIRMINGHAM
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BAHATI TAKES GOLD BACK TO BIRMINGHAM
ADAMANT HE'S BETTER THAN MCLELLAN
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ADAMANT HE’S BETTER THAN MCLELLAN
UNIVERSAL WARFARE LOOMS
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UNIVERSAL WARFARE LOOMS
'THE CURSE' RETURNS AT EFC 50!
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‘THE CURSE’ RETURNS AT EFC 50!
MAKE RANDS ON KRUGER!
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MAKE RANDS ON KRUGER!
1 DAY TO GO! - EFC 49
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1 DAY TO GO!
BAHATI: I WILL FINISH HIM IN THE FIRST, JUST LIKE MCLELLAN
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BAHATI: I WILL FINISH HIM IN THE FIRST, JUST LIKE MCLELLAN
2 DAYS TO GO! - EFC 49
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2 DAYS TO GO!
WIN 2 NIGHTS STAY AT SUN CITY AND HEX-SIDE TICKETS TO EFC 50!
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WIN 2 NIGHTS STAY AT SUN CITY AND HEX-SIDE TICKETS TO EFC 50!
KILLER QUOTES - EFC 49
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KILLER QUOTES
3 DAYS TO GO! - EFC 49
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3 DAYS TO GO!
IT'S FIGHT WEEK - EFC 49
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IT’S FIGHT WEEK
4 DAYS TO GO
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4 DAYS TO GO
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Countdown to EFC 49: Kruger vs Bahati
4 NEW FIGHTERS ENTER EFC NEXT FRIDAY
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4 NEW FIGHTERS ENTER EFC NEXT FRIDAY
ZIMBABWE’S GORIMBO FOR ENGLAND’S CUMMINS
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ZIMBABWE’S GORIMBO FOR ENGLAND’S CUMMINS
SAYED & VAN HEERDEN CLAIM GOLD
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SAYED & VAN HEERDEN CLAIM GOLD
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EFC 49: Kruger vs. Bahati – Promo
KATZ AND HAWKEY REMATCH IN BAD BLOOD
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KATZ AND HAWKEY REMATCH IN BAD BLOOD
'ONE GEAR' VS. 'THE POLISH GIANT' AT EFC 49
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‘ONE GEAR’ VS. ‘THE POLISH GIANT’ AT EFC 49
LOCAL FAVORITE NOW FACES THE MASSIVE ENGLISHMAN
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LOCAL FAVORITE NOW FACES THE MASSIVE ENGLISHMAN
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DRC’S CHAMPION DOMINATES
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CRUNCH TIME AT EFC CAPE TOWN
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Yannick Bahati: Allison is a Quitter
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IT’S FIGHT WEEK
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COUNTDOWN TO EFC CAPE TOWN BEGINS TONIGHT!
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OPPERMAN: BAHATI SPEAKS A BIG GAME AND THAT IS WHERE IT WILL STOP
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THE ENGLISH ARE COMING

Action Shots

  • EFC – 62 – 19 August 2017
  • EFC – 56 – 09 December 2016
  • EFC – 53 – 02 September 2016
  • EFC – 49 – 13 May 2016
  • EFC – 45 – 07 November 2015
  • EFC – 39 – 07 May 2015

Fight History

Pro Fight History

  • Opponent
  • Event
  • Result
  • Method
  • Damian Janikowski
    Loss
    R1 TKO (Punches)
  • Mike Shipman
    Loss
    R3 KO (Spinning back fist)
  • Dricus du Plessis
    EFC 62
    R1 Submission (Guillotine Choke)
  • Matt Hallam
    Win
    R2 Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)
  • David Buirski
    EFC 56
    R2 TKO (Punches)
  • Michiel Opperman
    EFC 53
    Loss
    R1 KO (Punches)
  • JP Kruger
    EFC 49
    R1 Submission (Kimora)
  • Warren Allison
    EFC 45
    Win
    R1 Submission (Key Lock)
  • Champion Dalcha
    EFC 39
    Loss
    R3 Decision (Unanimous)
  • Ben Constantine
    BAMMA 11
    Win
    R3 Decision (Unanimous)
  • Matt Hallam
    Fight UK MMA 8
    Win
    R2 TKO
  • Tihamer Lore
    Fight UK MMA 6
    Win
    R1 TKO
  • Dan Watkins
    Fight UK MMA 4
    Win
    R1 KO

Exhibition Fight History

  • Opponent
  • Event
  • Result
  • Method
    No fights recorded

Fighters Biography

Background disciplines?

Boxing

When & why did you start martial arts training?

As a young boy I was very into watching Mike Tyson and Bruce Lee and started boxing in my teen years. From there I slowly progressed to MMA.

What ranks & titles have you held?

Fight UU Middleweight Champion

How did you get your fight name?

‘Black Mamba’ was given to me by my boxing coach.

Who are your heroes?

I take inspiration from all the people that have achieved greatness, such as Bruce Lee, Mike Tyson and GSP.

Favoured technique?

Head Kicks.

What does it mean to you to fight in EFC?

It means a lot, I’ve been watching EFC on Extreme Sprts here in the UK for a while, my plan is to become the EFC Middleweight champion.

Added Detail

  • Comes from a highly acclaimed British camp
  • Is a Brazilian Jui-Jitsu coach
  • Made his EFC debut against Champion Dalcha at catchweight heavier than middleweight

Key Opponents

Notable Fights

  • Opponent
    Event
    Result
  • Warren Allison
    EFC 45
    Win
  • none
  • none
  • none
Yannick   Bahati