Hanru   "The Bully"   botha

Featherweight
Fighter's record
[W L D] : 6 - 4 -0
  • Submission : 0 Wins - 3 Losses
  • TKO/KO : 3 Wins - 0 Losses
  • Decision : 3 Wins - 1 Losses
  • Age : 26
  • Height : 1.75m
  • Reach : 180cm
  • Leg Span :
  • Stance :
  • BG Discipline : Wrestling
  • Strengths : Elite level wrestling
    Devastating KO power
    Incredibly strong
  • From : South Africa
  • Fighting out of : Bendore, Polokwane
  • Gym : Guts N Glory
  • Trainer : Rudi Botha
Fighter's Skills Breakdown
  • Submission : 20%
  • Takedowns : 40%
  • Striking : 40%

Fighters Media

EFC 65 Now Available on Kwesé TV App
EFC 65 Open Workout Highlights
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
EFC 56: MEDIA DAY – FREE FAN EVENT
2 WEEKS TO FINAL EFC EVENT OF THE YEAR - EFC 56
KABESA VS BOTHA TITLE FIGHT POSTPONED
KABESA KNOCKED OUT IN PREPERATION FOR BOTHA
KABESA: JUST BEING SIGNED TO FIGHT ME GIVES YOUR CAREER CREDIBILITY
SAYED & VAN HEERDEN CLAIM GOLD
CRACKING WEIGH-IN AHEAD OF EFC CAPE TOWN
EFC CAPE TOWN MEDIA DAY THIS SATURDAY
NEW BEGINNINGS FOR HANRU BOTHA
EFC CAPE TOWN TICKETS ON SALE NOW
MDOKO SET FOR WRESTLING CHAMPION BOTHA
EFC 66 Engaged: Episode 5
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EFC 66 Engaged: Episode 5
EFC 66 Open Workout
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EFC 66 Open Workout
EFC 65 Now Available on Kwesé TV App
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EFC 65 Now Available on Kwesé TV App
EFC 65 Press Conference
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EFC 65 Press Conference
EFC 65 Weigh-In
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EFC 65 Weigh-In
EFC 65 Engaged - Ep 5
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EFC 65 Engaged – Ep 5
EFC 65 Open Workout Highlights
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EFC 65 Open Workout Highlights
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FLYING ONTO SABC 3 THIS SATURDAY
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DURBAN LEGEND FACES UNDEFEATED WARRIOR
EFC 62: Bahati vs Du Plessis, Zulu vs Chipfumbu - Promo
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EFC 62: Bahati vs Du Plessis, Zulu vs Chipfumbu – Promo
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
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: Kabesa vs Botha
IT'S FIGHT WEEK! - EFC 56
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IT’S FIGHT WEEK!
EFC 56 - EACH FIGHT AS BIG AS THE NEXT
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EFC 56 – EACH FIGHT AS BIG AS THE NEXT
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: Kabesa vs Botha
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Countdown to EFC 56: Du Plessis vs Haratyk
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
FIGHT CARD UPDATES - EFC 51
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FIGHT CARD UPDATES
KABESA VS BOTHA TITLE FIGHT POSTPONED
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KABESA VS BOTHA TITLE FIGHT POSTPONED
KABESA KNOCKED OUT IN PREPERATION FOR BOTHA
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KABESA KNOCKED OUT IN PREPERATION FOR BOTHA
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EFC 51: Mynhardt vs Mazany, Kabesa vs Botha
KABESA: JUST BEING SIGNED TO FIGHT ME GIVES YOUR CAREER CREDIBILITY
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KABESA: JUST BEING SIGNED TO FIGHT ME GIVES YOUR CAREER CREDIBILITY
SAYED & VAN HEERDEN CLAIM GOLD
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SAYED & VAN HEERDEN CLAIM GOLD
CRACKING WEIGH-IN AHEAD OF EFC CAPE TOWN
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CRACKING WEIGH-IN AHEAD OF EFC CAPE TOWN
IT'S FIGHT WEEK 48
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IT’S FIGHT WEEK
EFC CAPE TOWN MEDIA DAY THIS SATURDAY
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EFC CAPE TOWN MEDIA DAY THIS SATURDAY
NEW BEGINNINGS FOR HANRU BOTHA
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NEW BEGINNINGS FOR HANRU BOTHA
EFC CAPE TOWN TICKETS ON SALE NOW
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EFC CAPE TOWN TICKETS ON SALE NOW
MDOKO SET FOR WRESTLING CHAMPION BOTHA
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MDOKO SET FOR WRESTLING CHAMPION BOTHA
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IT’S FIGHT WEEK
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READY TO FLY
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ALLEN’S BIGGEST THREAT LOOMS
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A MASSIVE RETURN TO CAPE TOWN
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EFC WORLDWIDE 40 Gallery
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EFC 40 DELIVERS THE GOODS
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EUROPEANS TAKE CENTRE STAGE
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BEDLAM BECKONS AT EFC 40
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GET TO THE EFC 40 WEIGH-IN TOMORROW
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EFC 40 COUNTDOWN PREMIERS TONIGHT
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SCOTTISH CHAMPION ENTERS EFC TO TAKE ON DIVISION’S BEST
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MAINSTREAM MEDIA REPORTS ON EFC DURBAN MAIN EVENT
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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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DOUBLE YOUR MONEY AND MORE ON THE THREE MAIN BOUTS
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FIGHT WEEK IS HERE
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DURBAN TAKES ON THE WORLD
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THE DESTRUCTIVE POWER OF HANRU BOTHA
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CHELIN: “BOTHA IS PREDICTABLE”
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EFC 38 CARD SHAKE UP
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COMPOSURE VS POWER
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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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KO Kid VS Submission Artist
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Hawkey Doing It For The 031’s
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The Game Plan King
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Pena Tips The Odds
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Pena Aiming For Greatness
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History In The Making
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Botha To Battle W. Hawkey
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A Taste For The ‘W’
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‘Soldierboy’ Marches On
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It’s Game Time
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War’s Coming, MMA Style
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EFC AFRICA: KO of 2013, Botha vs Anicet
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Fangzz Scores Stunning Victory
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Ilunga VS. Nyide For FOTN
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Pitbull, Soldierboy Headline Huge Card
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P. Botha Wants Second Win
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Nyide & Botha Shooting For Everything
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Pena The Huge Betting Favorite
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Bout By Bout & Blow By Blow
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Allen To Step Out Of Pena’s Shadow

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Fight History

Pro Fight History

  • Opponent
  • Event
  • Result
  • Method
  • Igeu Kabesa
    EFC 56
    R1 Submission (Guillotine)
  • Sibusiso Mdoko
    EFC 48
    Win
    R1 KO (Punches)
  • Daniel Henry
    EFC 40
    Loss
    R1 Submission (Triangle Choke)
  • Tyson Chelin
    EFC 38
    Win
    R3 Decision (Unanimous)
  • Nelson Feiteira
    EFC 34
    Win
    R1 KO (Punches)
  • Wesley Hawkey
    EFC 31
    Loss
    R3 Decision (Majority)
  • Alain Ilunga
    EFC 28
    Win
    R3 Decision (Split)
  • Anicet Kanyeba
    EFC 26
    Win
    R1 KO (Punches)
  • Peter Nyide
    EFC 23
    Win
    R3 Decision (Unanimous)
  • Boyd Allen
    EFC 21
    Loss
    R1 Submission (RNC)

Exhibition Fight History

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  • Event
  • Result
  • Method
    No fights recorded

Fighters Biography

What do you do for fight preparation?

A lot of high cardio wrestling and road work.

When and why did you start MMA training?

About a year ago as I feel there are more opportunities in MMA than in wrestling.

How did you transition to MMA?

I achieved a lot in wrestling; Junior and Senior Protea Colors, gold at the Africa Wrestling Champs and bronze at the senior Africa wrestling Champs while I was still a junior. MMA is a new challenge and I love the art around it.

What ranks and titles have you held?

Africa Wrestling Champion, SA Wrestling Champion 34 times.

Tell us about your most memorable fight.

Beating Mark Hulme by TKO after he beat my brother the month before was very memorable, especially the short right that knocked him down. He is a great fighter and I do respect that but it was Payback time! I am the oldest of the twins, I need to look after my brother!

What is your favorite Technique?

Take Downs.

What other interesting information can you tell us about yourself?

I grew up on a farm and love the bushveld. As twins my brother and I are very close and spent a lot of time together. My Dad has coached us since we were four years old.

Added Detail

  • Twin brother to Pierre Botha
  • Trained by his Father Rudi in Wrestling and MMA
  • Won KO of the Night bonus at EFC 26

Key Opponents

Notable Fights

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Hanru   botha