Barend   "BB Gun"   Nienaber

Featherweight
Fighter's record
[W L D] : 5 - 5 - 0
  • 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
  • Leg Span :
  • Stance :
  • BG Discipline : Muay Thai
  • Strengths : Young and hungry
    Undefeated in the hexagon
    Excellent all-rounder
  • From : South Africa
  • Fighting out of : Hatfield, Pretoria
  • Gym : Team CIT MMA (CIT)
  • Trainer : Morne Visser
Fighter's Skills Breakdown
  • Submission : 60%
  • Takedowns : 30%
  • Striking : 10%

Fighters Media

EFC 62 Fight Interview: Barend Nienaber
EFC 62: Bahati vs Du Plessis, Zulu vs Chipfumbu - Promo
'PAIN TRAIN' TAKES GOLD
eNCA BREAKS DOWN EFC 51 MAIN CARD
SA READY TO TAKE ON THE WORLD
THE FUTURE OF THE FLYWEIGHTS
SOUTH AFRICA VERSUS THE WORLD AT EFC 51
KABESA BRINGS GOLD BACK TO AFRICA
MONEY TO BE MADE ON THE UNDEFEATED KABESA, ALLEN AND KATZ
MADIBA AND NIENABER IN SEARCH OF DIVISIONAL ASCENSION
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VOTING OPEN FOR EFC 2017 AWARDS
EFC 62: Highlights
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EFC 62: Highlights
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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
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THREE TITLE FIGHTS IN ONE NIGHT
EFC 62: Press Conference
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EFC 62: Press Conference
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MEDIA DAY THIS SATURDAY
EFC 62 Fight Interview: Barend Nienaber
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EFC 62 Fight Interview: Barend Nienaber
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FOUR FIGHTS ADDED TO EFC 62
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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GOOD TO FIGHT ANOTHER DAY
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Rewatch EFC 59 on the Kwese App
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EFC 59: Post-Event Press Conference
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DU PLESSIS DOES IT FOR SA
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IT ALL COMES DOWN TO THIS
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YOUR PREDICTIONS: EFC 59 – DA ROCHA VS DU PLESSIS
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EFC 59: Weigh-in
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DU PLESSIS FAVOURITE AS BETXCHANGE REVEALS BIG MONEY MAKING ODDS
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IT’S FIGHT WEEK! GET TO CARNIVAL CITY THIS SATURDAY
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MEDIA DAY THIS SATURDAY
'PAIN TRAIN' TAKES GOLD
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‘PAIN TRAIN’ TAKES GOLD
eNCA BREAKS DOWN EFC 51 MAIN CARD
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eNCA BREAKS DOWN EFC 51 MAIN CARD
SUPABETS OPENS BETTING - EFC 51
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SUPABETS OPENS BETTING
SA READY TO TAKE ON THE WORLD
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SA READY TO TAKE ON THE WORLD
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EFC 51 Media Day: Henry vs Nienaber
IT'S FIGHT WEEK! - EFC 51
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IT’S FIGHT WEEK!
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EFC 51: Here To Smash Him
THE FUTURE OF THE FLYWEIGHTS
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THE FUTURE OF THE FLYWEIGHTS
SOUTH AFRICA VERSUS THE WORLD AT EFC 51
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SOUTH AFRICA VERSUS THE WORLD AT EFC 51
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
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EFC 47 Media Day: Barend Nienaber
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
IT'S FIGHT WEEK
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IT’S FIGHT WEEK
MADIBA AND NIENABER IN SEARCH OF DIVISIONAL ASCENSION
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MADIBA AND NIENABER IN SEARCH OF DIVISIONAL ASCENSION
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EFC 46 CIT Open Workout Highlights
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OPEN WORKOUTS THIS SATURDAY AT CIT, PRETORIA
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SOUTHPAW MOVIE PREMIERE HITS THE NERVE
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‘Herculeez’ VS. ‘The Lion’
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SMILING AT A MONSTER
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EFC 36 Walkout Songs
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ALLEN CEMENTS HIS LEGACY
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IT’S FIGHT WEEK!
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EFC 36 FREE AT STER-KINEKOR
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EFC 36 Countdown: Kabesa vs Nienaber
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EFC 36 Countdown Tonight
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Just Over Two Weeks To EFC 36
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‘BB Gun’ Fires Back
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Bring Your ‘A’ Game Barend
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All Eyes On Allen And Groth
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Smiling Down The Barrel Of A ‘BB Gun’
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Shift In Weight
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Speechly & Allen Claim Gold
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“I Am Herculeez”
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Triple Your Cash On Fadipe KO!
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The Gospel Of MMA
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Fadipe Behind Women’s Month
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EFC 32 Countdown: Fadipe vs Speechly, Allen vs Nienaber
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The Game Plan King
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‘BB’ Nienaber prepares with Potts
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Nothing More To Say
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Gold On His Mind
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‘The President’ Debuts
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The Fights We’ve All Been Waiting For
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‘No Tap’ Unfazed By Katz
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All Eyes On Nienaber
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‘Herculeez’ Tames The ‘Lion’
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“It’s Showtime!”
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Dead Even At BetXchange.com
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“Nienaber Will Beat Katz”
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Pure Katz
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“Brendon’s Scared”
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“I Hope He Taps”
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‘BB Gun’ Working With Potts
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NYIDE STEPS IN
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Welcome To The Magic Man Era
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Costa Fires Final Warning Shot At EFC AFRICA 20 Weigh-In
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It’s One Week To Fight Night!
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EFC AFRICA Hits 20
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Anicet Returns To Face New Threat

Action Shots

  • EFC – 59 – 13 May 2017
  • EFC – 59 – 13 May 2017

Fight History

Pro Fight History

  • Opponent
  • Event
  • Result
  • Method
  • Sindile Manengela
    EFC 63
    Loss
    R3 Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)
  • Alain Ilunga
    EFC 59
    Loss
    R2 KO (Head Kick)
  • Danny Henry
    EFC 51
    Loss
    R2 TKO (Punches)
  • Tumisang Madiba
    EFC 47
    Win
    R3 Decision (Unanimous)
  • Pierre Botha
    EFC 46
    Win
    R1 Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)
  • Igeu Kabesa
    EFC 36
    Loss
    R3 Decision (Unanimous)
  • Boyd Allen
    EFC 32
    R2 Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)
  • Brendon Katz
    EFC 29
    Win
    R3 Decision (Unanimous)
  • Amos Hlatshwayo
    EFC 22
    Win
    R3 Decision (Unanimous)
  • Anicet Kanyeba
    EFC 20
    Win
    R2 Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)

Exhibition Fight History

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Fighters Biography

Background disciplines?

Muay Thai

Fight preparation?

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

Favoured technique?

Armbar

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.

Added Detail

• Former EFC Featherweight Title Contender
• Impressive amateur record

Key Opponents

Notable Fights

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Barend   Nienaber