Pierre     Botha

Featherweight
Fighter's record
[W L D] : 9 - 7 - 0
  • Submission : 2 Wins - 5 Losses
  • TKO/KO : 1 Wins - 1 Losses
  • Decision : 6 Wins - 1 Losses
  • Age : 28
  • Height : 5'3" (160 cm)
  • Reach : 73,71" (189cm)
  • Leg Span : 43,29" (111 cm)
  • Stance : Orthodox
  • BG Discipline : Wrestling
  • Strengths : Exceptional wrestler
    Strong in the clinch
    Unstoppable takedowns
  • From : South Africa
  • Fighting out of : Boksburg, Johannesburg
  • Gym : Fangzz Fitness
  • Trainer : Ruan Potts
Fighter's Skills Breakdown
  • Submission : 40%
  • Takedowns : 40%
  • Striking : 20%

Fighters Media

ALLEN LOOKS TO PULL FROM FIGHT
EFC 62: Post Event Press Conference
EFC 62: Press Conference Highlights
Countdown to EFC 62: Kabesa vs Botha
EFC 62 Fight Interview: Pierre Botha
MORE ATHLETES COVERED BY CONSTANTIA INSURANCE
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EFC 74 Post Event Press Conference
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EFC 74 Engaged Episode 3
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EFC 74 Weigh-In Highlights
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EFC 74 Weigh-In
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CHAMP KABESA HUNTING SCOTTISH SCALP
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EFC 74 Press Conference Highlights
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AFRICA FAVOURITE OVER EUROPE AT EFC 74
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EFC 74 Fight Week Press Conference
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FIGHT WEEK PRESSER TOMORROW
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IT’S FIGHT WEEK!
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KABESA & MURRIE OPEN WORKOUT & FACE-OFF SATURDAY
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9 DAYS TO #EFC74
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EFC 74 Tickets on Sale Now
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EFC 73 Highlights
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GONCALVES VS MNIKATHI HIT MAIN CARD
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The Countdown to Sun City has begun
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WRESTLING ONTO THE MAIN STAGE
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BUYS SMASHES ‘LE TERRIBLE’ FOR TITLE
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EFC 69 Weigh-In Highlights
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EFC 69 Weigh-In
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“I WILL END HIS CAREER” PROMISES ‘LE TERRIBLE’
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EFC 69 Engaged Episode 3
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JP BUYS VERSUS EVERYONE AT EFC 69
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EFC 69 Press Conference
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EFC 69 Press Conference Highlights
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EFC 69 Engaged: Episode 2
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BUYS HITS FRANCE’S ROUCH WITH A BAGUETTE – FIGHT WEEK HAS BEGUN!
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EFC 69 Engaged: Episode 1
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MAIN CARD PRESS CONFERENCE CONFIRMED
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“EITHER I FINISH HIM, OR HE QUITS”
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EFC 62: Highlights
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
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RIVALRY REACHES AN ALL TIME HIGH
EFC 62: Press Conference Highlights
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EFC 62: Press Conference Highlights
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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
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Countdown to EFC 62: Kabesa vs Botha
EFC 62 Fight Interview: Pierre Botha
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EFC 62 Fight Interview: Pierre Botha
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FEATHERWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT
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GIVING BACK THIS MANDELA DAY
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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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Countdown to EFC 59: Thomas vs Botha
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DU PLESSIS FAVOURITE AS BETXCHANGE REVEALS BIG MONEY MAKING ODDS
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EFC 59 Engaged: Episode 04
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IT’S FIGHT WEEK! GET TO CARNIVAL CITY THIS SATURDAY
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EFC 59 Engaged: Episode 03
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EFC 59 Engaged: Episode 01
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MEDIA DAY THIS SATURDAY
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ALL EFC 57 FIGHTS AVAILABLE TO WATCH NOW
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EFC 57: Post-Event Press Conference
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EFC 57: Weigh-In
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KICKING OFF THE YEAR IN STYLE
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FULL BETXCHANGE.COM ODDS REVEALED
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FIGHT WEEK INTERVIEWS
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EFC 57 Fight Week Interview: Pierre Botha
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IT’S FIGHT WEEK!
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DOUBLE DOSE OF EFC EVERY WEEK
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TWELVE SECONDS OF GLORY
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9 DAYS TO GO!
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BIG THROWS AND BIGGER TAKEDOWNS
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EFC 34 Walkout Songs
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“Are You Not Entertained?”
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Iron Lion Ready To Roar
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More Than Double On The Challengers
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Shift In Weight
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Airtime For Madiba

Action Shots

  • EFC – 69 – 28 April 2018
  • EFC – 57 – 04 March 2017
  • EFC – 57 – 04 March 2017

Fight History

Pro Fight History

  • Opponent
  • Event
  • Result
  • Method
  • Nerik Simoes
    EFC 74
    Win
    R3 Decision (Unanimous)
  • Tshilumba Mikixi
    EFC 73
    Loss
    R3 Decision (Unanimous)
  • Calum Murrie
    EFC 69
    Loss
    R1 Submission (Armbar)
  • Sibusiso Mdoko
    EFC 65
    Win
    R3 Decision (Unanimous)
  • Igeu Kabesa
    EFC 62
    R3 TKO (Punches)
  • Azi Thomas
    EFC 59
    Draw
    R3 Draw (Majority)
  • Sizwe Mnikathi
    EFC 57
    Win
    R3 Decision (Unanimous)
  • Boney Bukaka
    EFC 53
    Win
    R1 TKO (Punches)
  • Barend Nienaber
    EFC 46
    Loss
    R1 Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)
  • Nelson Feiteira
    EFC 43
    Win
    R3 Decision (Split)
  • Sindile Manengela
    EFC 41
    Win
    R3 Decision (Unanimous)
  • Tumisang Madiba
    EFC 34
    Loss
    R1 Submission (Guillotine Choke)
  • Lourens Botes
    EFC 28
    Win
    R3 Decision (Unanimous)
  • Francios Groenewald
    EFC 27
    Loss
    R1 Submission (Triangle Choke)
  • Mbulelo Swekile
    EFC 24
    Loss
    R1 Submission (Triangle Choke)
  • Baldwin Mdlalose
    EFC 23
    Win
    R2 Submission (Arm-Triangle Choke)
  • Mawande Mazithambe
    EFC 21
    Win
    R1 Submission (Arm-Triangle Choke)

Exhibition Fight History

  • Opponent
  • Event
  • Result
  • Method
    No fights recorded

Fighters Biography

Background disciplines?

Wrestling

Fight preparation?

I do a lot of high cardio wrestling and road work. Also mat work, a lot of hours on the mat.

When & why did you start martial arts training?

It was a new challenge for me with all the martial arts combined. I was at wrestling and then there was MMA training as well so we started training because it looked interesting I wanted to achieve more in my sports career.

What ranks & titles have you held?

Junior and Senior Protea colours in Wrestling
Youth Commonwealth Wrestling Champion
Commonwealth Wrestling Gold Medalist
Qualified for Olympic Games in Beijing 2008
Africa Senior Wrestling Championships Bronze Medalist
38 time South African Wrestling Champion

Favoured technique?

I like the arm triangle because it is very easy technique to set up. In my opinion it is a wrestler’s favorite position.

What other interesting information can you tell us about yourself?

I like to go fishing, as it is my favorite hobby besides MMA. I also like being in the great outdoors especially in the bush. I am a twin brother to Hanru Botha who is also an EFC athlete. It’s scary sometimes as we work in different towns and sometimes when we meet later we discover that we had the same thoughts on something and the exact same moment in time. Weird!

Added Detail

  • Hanru Botha’s twin brother
  • Commonwealth wrestler
  • Majority of his wins have been by decision
  • All of his losses have been by submission

Key Opponents

Notable Fights

  • Opponent
    Event
    Result
  • Lourens Botes
    EFC 28
    none
  • Azi Thomas
    EFC 59
    Draw
  • none
  • none
Pierre   Botha