Barend "BB Gun" Nienaber
- Submission : 2 Wins - 2 Losses
- TKO/KO : 0 Wins - 2 Losses
- Decision : 3 Wins - 1 Losses
- Age : 28
- Height : 1.76 m
- Reach : 175 cm
- BG Discipline : Muay Thai
Young and hungry
Undefeated in the hexagon
- From : South Africa
- Fighting out of : Hatfield, Pretoria
- Gym : Team CIT MMA (CIT)
- Trainer : Morne Visser
- Submission : 60%
- Takedowns : 30%
- Striking : 10%
Sindile ManengelaEFC 63LossR3 Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)–
Alain IlungaEFC 59LossR2 KO (Head Kick)–
Danny HenryEFC 51LossR2 TKO (Punches)–
Tumisang MadibaEFC 47WinR3 Decision (Unanimous)–
Pierre BothaEFC 46WinR1 Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)–
Igeu KabesaEFC 36LossR3 Decision (Unanimous)–
Boyd AllenEFC 32R2 Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)–
Brendon KatzEFC 29WinR3 Decision (Unanimous)–
Amos HlatshwayoEFC 22WinR3 Decision (Unanimous)–
Anicet KanyebaEFC 20WinR2 Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)–
I train almost every day and work on whatever game plan is current. My preparation is exactly the way I’m planning to fight on fight night.
When & why did you start martial arts training?
I saw a UFC clip once and that made me hungry for MMA. I started Muay Thai, went to a record of 12-0 and became the SA champ. I then beat a world champion, Driekus Skutte, which made me decide that I wanted to get into the Hexagon. From the day I started MMA my goal was to become an EFC fighter.
What ranks & titles have you held?
South African Muay Thai Champion
Tell us about your most memorable fight?
I fought for the Fight Stars title and lost to a reversed armbar.
What other interesting information can you tell us about yourself?
I’m the up-and-coming EFC champ! My daily job also gives me a kick. I’m one of the top 10 car sales people in South Africa and am aiming to be promoted to management. I love sports, will watch any sport on TV and used to be a Falcons rugby player. I love hanging out with my friends and having a jol. I’m a religious person and know that through God I have received everything I have today. I’m grateful for it.
• Former EFC Featherweight Title Contender
• Impressive amateur record